Sadly for many, the eHow writer’s compensation program still won’t let anyone from outside the US in. So, Canadians, those in the UK/Europe, Australia, NZ, etc don’t get to put up our articles for passive income. We can participate in eHow for article marketing or to create samples but that’s about it. Hearing about how some US writers are making $900+ a month passively on their eHow articles leaves non-Americans drooling. So, here are some alternatives for you:
Askables offers a writer’s compensation program where writers earn a % of their Google Adsense earnings and they can also earn additional money by being a regular contributor. The site has a great look/feel. Here’s more info about the Askables experts program: passive writing @ Askables.
Check out Askables on Twitter or the Askables Facebook group (join before end of October and you could win an iPhone. Askables will take original content and will also take re-prints. Originals are preferable and could result in more earnings.
InfoBarrel’s passive article writing program shares Google Adsense revenue. If you sign others up under your account, you’ll also earn a % of their page views which could translate to earnings. InfoBarrel wants unique content.
HubPages is a site that gets great traffic and that has a good reputation for solid Google Adsense income. The site has a great community as well. Hubs should be original and links should be kept to a minimum. Hubs look professional with various features such as video and RSS feeds ( I’m a writer and even offer a HubPages writing service as a professional service for my clients so there’s another income stream!).
Why not just put articles on your own site?
You should definitely look at creating your own sites rich with content and information. They can earn you 100% of page views instead of a smaller percent and you have more creative freedom. But participating in passive article writing programs allows you to diversify and benefit from the traffic that these larger and more established sites get. It can take a while to build up your own traffic. Why not do both? Many who want article writing income will do a combination of the above and see where they get the most return on their time investment. My next post will look at ways to come up with ideas for your passive article writing efforts.
If you want to make money writing articles, it’s a great idea to do it on passive income sites. By posting your articles on revenue share sites you not only make money once but you could make money indefinitely . A lot of people that work at home write a few articles a week and watch their passive income streams grow. Dig through The Work at Home Blog for plenty of sources and resources related to getting paid to write. Today, let’s talk about how to find ideas for those articles.
The #1 way to ensure your passive income writing efforts pay off is to figure out what’s profitable. How do you know? Research.
Tips for researching profitable article ideas:
- Popular page 1 results on eHow. (Want to make money on eHow too? Check out this ehow wcp post.. Outside of the US? Here are alternatives to the ehow wcp.)
- Twitter hash tags (look at trending topics on Twitter)
- Technorati. See what’s popular on Technorati
- Google Trends. Look at the trends to see what people are searching for.
- Clickbank market place. Look at the top ten Clickbank products and decide to write articles based on those subjects. Not only are they popular but because advertisers are paying top dollar for ads, you’ll make more income. (—>>> info on how I make money on Clickbank<<<—)
There are some hot topics, hot keywords, and solid techniques for maximising your passive income earning potential. By figuring out what people want to read about and figuring out how to optimise your articles for high search engine placement, you’ll increase your chances of making more money by writing. I’ll continue to write tips about these methods in the future so please feel free to subscribe and get work at home tips and leads sent directly to your mailbox.
I joined Orato a few months ago but didn’t do anything with the site. This morning I saw it mentioned on a work at home forum so checked to see if I was already a member and sure enough, I already joined. How much can you earn at Orato? Here’s info on the Orato writer’s compensation model.
Orato looks a bit like Examiner.com where online journalists submit articles and share in revenue. Is this a good idea for your writing career? Of course rev share sites mean that you don’t get all your revenue but when sites are high ranking and get a lot of traffic (like eHow, for instance), it can be well worth your effort. Building your own blog and creating your own streams of passive income will always be a good idea but when you have a greater chance of your work being seen due to high traffic it can be a good idea to do both. Some sites can also be good for your writing career because they have enough clout that you can use them as writing samples.
I haven’t seen any results or discussions regarding how much writers can make from Orato but in my opinion, it’s definitely worth looking into. When eHow first tried recruiting writers for the ehow writers compensation program a lot of people were skeptical but many are now earning 4 figures a month on eHow so Orato might be worth trying out.
Flixya is a site that allows you to
- upload videos,
- write blog posts,
- and share photos
These actions can enable you to earn Google Adsense revenue from the site. It’s free to join and you need to use your own Google Adsense account in order to get paid.
Signing Up For Adsense
Apply to sign up for Adsense by visiting http://www.google.com/adsense and filling out the application. If you want to increase your chances of being approved, start a blog somewhere and write several quality posts over a few week period first. Google won’t accept all applications, particularly if they don’t know why you want an account.
If You’ve Got An Adsense Account Already
If you already have a Google Adsense account, your Flixya profile will enable you to link it. Many sites offer revenue sharing services for those who submit content but Flixya offers 100% of your revenue on your articles. My guess is that there are enough public areas of the site earning decent Google revenue to make this profitable enough that Flixya doens’t have to claw back any of your earnings.
How Often Can You Get Paid for Flixya Participation?
The great thing about this revenue model is that Google pays you directly so you can add several Google Adsense blogs and sites and revenue sharing sites together to meet your minimum payout level of $100.00. When your Google account reaches $100 you’ll receive payment the following month via bank transfer to your account or via paper cheque sent through the mail. So you don’t have to wait until Flixya earns you $100 on its own because it combines with the Adsense revenue you earn from other sites like Blogger, your self-hosted WordPress blogs, and HubPages.
How Much Will You Earn?
Those who put together their content with optimised SEO writing way as well as those who work hard to ensure their content gets plenty of social marketing can find that this could be a great passive income opportunity. You could earn pennies to start with but that money could keep coming long after you’ve published something on the site.
<3>How Much Can You Make With Google Adsense?
There are no set rates for making money with Google Adsense. It literally has unlimited earning potential. Varying factors determine how much ads are worth and your earnings can vary and build momentum over time depending on various things such as search engine optimization of your articles, the quantity of articles, and the subjects you’ve written about. Videos are particularly popular today too so you could earn a very decent income if your Flixya video goes viral.
Learning all you can about what ranks well and pays well is going to help you make a decent amount of passive income with Flixya.
Do be careful that your content and actions don’t go against Google Adsense TOS (terms of service) otherwise your account could be terminated and your earnings forfeited. Google has very smart security checks in place that enable them to discover click fraud in a heartbeat so it’s very wise to familiarise yourself with how to manage your account properly so that you don’t risk being banned.
If you’re trying to make money from home, you should look for as many passive income streams as possible. You should also look for some ways to socially promote your passive income efforts. I’ve recently learned about Xomba which seems to provide a great way to do both.
Make Money From Home Through Xomba
Xomba is a site I recently joined that has a few benefits. First, it shares Google Adsense with you 50/50. Second, it pays you an additional 10% of revenue through referrals. Third, it provides a great way to showcase other work of yours online. You can write Xombytes (articles) or Xomblurbs (social bookmarks) that can bring you traffic to your other revenue-generating sites. I’ve only been dabbling for a bit but am already getting some page impressions. Check out Xomba here. Don’t be afraid to sign up through a referral code as you won’t lose any of your earnings and after you’ve signed up, you can refer others and earn from their contributions.
The more passive income streams, the better and again, this site does two things for you because you can socially bookmark your online articles such as: your Bukisa articles, your eHow articles as well as promote your other online work as well.
If you like to write articles, you can make some decent income at it. My friend Maria makes about $1,500 a month on eHow. I’m not in the U.S. so can’t participate in eHow yet (I’m hopeful they’ll some day change that!) but I have other programs I do participate in such as:
Bukisa wants your how to articles and videos and you’ll make $3.95 per 1000 page views. I started with this site in October and have already hit payout.
I’m still learning about Yuwie but there’s lots to do in this social community so I’m checking it out. Not only do you get paid page views for things people do on your pages but for your own pages as well. The only downside I see so far is a LOT of ads to sift through and this comes up sometimes when I want to do something so having to bypass ads is slightly annoying.
InfoBarrel is a lot like Bukisa or eHow but the site offers Adsense revenue sharing instead of per page view rates so this looks like it has the same type of potential as eHow which means you can make a lot of money. You can also see how much money you’ll make because you track it through your own Adsense account.
Making money through passive income streams works great because you can write something today that pays you indefinitely. In 2006 I wrote an article about a particular topic on a shared revenue site and it went viral and is still paying me about $30 a month via Google Adsense almost 3 years later!
If you’re looking for extra ways to make passive income, sites that offer revenue sharing for articles can be very lucrative. An article you write once in a span of fifteen payments could pay you dividends monthly for an indefinite period of time. Instead of selling an article once, you could earn a more money this way!
Last month I started submitting articles to Bukisa. Here is my one month Bukisa earning update.
Check out Bukisa. It’s another revenue-sharing earning program. I already write for their ArticlesBase website so already know that this company knows how to promote and monetize their site. They also have lighting fast response times to support issues which is important. I joined another article site lately and their support sucked so I haven’t bothered to go back.
Anyway, this site looks to have great potential and a multi-level referral program which makes the money making potential pot even sweeter. Check it out