Askables is a site that people can go to for information and it’s a great ehow alternative for writers who want another passive income stream. There are articles published and there is a place for questions and answers. Beyond using the site for information, you can also use it as a source of online income. Askables is currently accepting experts and top experts. They accept international writers (instead of just US-based such as eHow and Firehow), and offer more than one way to earn money writing.
Benefits of Being an Askable Expert
Askables has a revenue share programme that allows you to either submit your Google Adsense ID and share revenue for your articles, or, you can even have the site track your Adsense income and pay you for it via PayPal. Your articles could become profitable if they get a lot of traffic to them.
But if you’re interested in participating in the site regularly, you can earn even more money because there are two categories of site participation that could net you a per-article rate of either $5.00 per article or $15 per article. If you participate regularly and write high-quality and original articles, the site could earn you actively and passively.
Learn more by visiting Askables and navigating to the “Hey Bloggers” cloud. By meeting point requirements, you could either earn $5 per article or $15 per article plus earn passively forever and ever. Not bad!
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.
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!