By Patti Hale
Residual income— that’s the ticket! Writing for revenue share sites has the advantage of paying off in long-term residual pay. Problem is, it also takes a long-term to accomplish and just doesn’t happen in some cases. Meanwhile, the owner of the blog network gets free content and a share of the revenue from all the traffic.
Residual income on revenue share sites comes from the sales of advertising from Google Ad Sense, Amazon, Ebay and the like, which may only net pennies per month. However, with the right search engine optimization and online promotion, it is possible for these articles to climb in the search engines and drive traffic to the site and turn those pennies into dollars each month.
While a few dollars per month does not seem like much, the number of articles earning each month times the number of articles can build into a respectable amount of money: 100 articles times one dollar per month, for example coming in year after year is better than the $6 paid by some upfront sites.
Advantages of writing for Revenue Share Sites:
- Being part of a community that helps with problems, motivation and drives traffic to the blog.
- Blog hosted on a network with established page rank and rankings in search engines.
- Writers allowed to try out a blog idea before investing money into hosting their own site.
Some write for their own self hosted site and blog about it on the free revenue share sites and back-link (place a link leading back to their website) in their articles. Which is exactly what I am doing.
I started out writing for WordPress, Hub Pages and Squiddo. I learned a lot at each one.
At WordPress I learned how to post on a WordPress blog–something that helped me when I got jobs writing for people who had WordPress blogs. On Hub Pages I learned about Google Ad Sense, Amazon and Ebay. I also got to make my SEO naming mistakes on Hub Pages–and correct them on this site.
I got an introduction to affiliate marketing with the use of the more liberal monetization policy at Squiddo. With each I learned something new and at the pace I was able to learn. If you are already an expert, you might want to skip this step and go straight to hosting your own website. If you’re not, I highly recommend learning the ropes by starting out at one of these free blogging sites.
This is a link to an article from a Hub Page writer who now makes a couple of thousand a month–but not on Hub Pages. There he only made around $80 in seven months, but he does a good job in explaining the benefit of starting out on one of the Revenue Share sites.
In the listings of revenue share sites I give both a link and the site’s Google Page Rank at the time of this writing. The Page Rank of each site is merely a guide and does not necessarily mean you will get more revenue writing for one over another.Variables such as revenue share percentages and popularity of the type articles written for each site will play a part in your income
You will notice the information on many of the sites is more specific than others. One reason is that 1) the website itself is vague about the share of revenue details or 2) I have not done enough research to find out what the revenue share percentage is.
If you have any experience with any of these sites or any other sites, please feel free to comment and give us the benefit of your experience.
Revenue Share Sites
50/50 Articles PR 1
Pays 50% of Adsense revenue
Article Income PR4 International
Revenue sharing. Earn 50% of the revenue generated by contextual advertising. Articles are published in one of the company’s sites: Article fit, Web Articles, Article grow, Sports Articles, Marketing Articles, Article Zone, Shopper Articles, Content Connection, Article Mash, Article Paw.
BellaOnline.com PR 6
Share of Revenue Bella Online site driven ads
Keep your own rights
2nd largest women website
Byline/training/learn how to blog
Best Reviewer PR 4
100% Ad sense Revenue Share
Bookmark and social network for freelancing
100% Google Ad sense share of revenue
Amazon.com Freelance writing
Owned by Google
Amazon, Ad Sense, etc.
Bright Hub PR8
My Experience: I wrote for Bright Hub with the idea that I was building articles that would continue to pay residual income. After 6 months they stopped paying and assigning articles similar to Demand Studio
Revenue Share based on an index of pay
Guest posts yes
Back links yes
More like a website than a blog
More advertising options
Do follow back links
Different styles of page/blog
This was where I started this website before getting my present self hosted site. It worked for me for a year while I learned more about having a website. However, I ultimately left it, mostly because my site was slow loading and because of lack of support. But still think it is the closest thing to having your own self hosted site I’ve seen. No community interaction.
Citizen journalists get a share of revenue generated from this news site.
Epinions PR 7, No links
Writers paid with Revenue Share based on views
Writers Share Revenue. According to one writer from Examiner, this has become a good source of income for her now that Examiner is getting a lot of a traffic. She does write on popular topics that get a lot of traffic.
Fire How PR 3
The writer gets paid Revenue Share
Upfront Payment 1 star .50 increased by .50 up to 5 stars $2.50 per article
Page View Earnings in addition to upfront payment
No Ad Sense
Referrals, 5% of everything new writer earns (out of Helium’s share)
Weekly Contests pays $60, $40, $30
Selling Article writing jobs based on publisher’s requirements and prices.
Selling Reprint Rights
Rating Bonus Payments $3
Empty Title Bonus Payments $1
Hub Pages PR 6
60/40 Revenue Share
Hub Page Views
Google Ad Sense Share of Revenue
Info Barrel PR 4
75% Ad Sense Revenue Share to writers
With the Infobarrel revenue share starting at 70% and leading to a possible 90%, the site is generous with its earnings, and it allows do-follow links!
My Life of Travel.com PR3
Ad sense revenue for writing about your travels!
Oondi.com PR 3
100% of ad revenue
Newsvine.com PR 7
Receive 90% of revenue generated by your news articles
Picture My Camera PR2, links
50/50 Ad sense
Social Network for photographers
Red Gage PR 4
Revenue share, social networking,
Referrals: Put person’s username into referral box and this will increase their percentage of pay per referral views as in “Referred by: PattiHale
Write Unique articles
65% share of revenue for writers
Do follow back link
Make money Bookmarking
She Told Me PR5
100% Ad sense Revenue share
Revenue Sharing on a Pay Rank Scale
50/50 revenue sharing for writers
Amazon, eBay, Café Press and others
Suite101.com PR 7
High Quality Site favored by Google
Moderate Share of Revenue for freelancers
Revenue Share Percentage is not Displayed
Hard to get back links
Triond Article Directory PR 5
Revenue Share (50-50%) PR5
Articles may be published on a partner site instead of Triond.com
Do Follow Back links
Tutorialtub PR 1
Get paid share of revenue for writing tutorials about anything.
Untrained Housewife PR 4
50/50 Revenue Sharing for writers
Wikinut PR 3
50% share revenue for freelancers
Pay Users to Moderate pages
Earn 50-60% share of revenue from ads from Google AdSense , Amazon, Chitika, AllPosters, Zazzle and VigLink Apparently you start out at a 50% share and then after 50 articles you get 55% and max out at 60% after 100 articles.
You Say Too PR 4
Revenue Sharing freelancing
Xomba PR 5
Revenue Sharing 40/60 Adsense for writers
According to Katrina Sui who writes for this site: “Zujava articles make money from Google Adsense ads and Chitika ads, as well as any Amazon sections you add to your page. These ads are automatically displayed when you publish a leaf, you have to do nothing other than enter the email account associated with your PayPal account on your dashboard.”
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