Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The everchanging world of online writing...
When I was out of work a couple years ago I dove into writing web content through various websites and I made half-decent money, writing primarily for upfront pay. I put together a few blogs and wrote a few articles on passive revenue share sites, but never really played the revenue share game.
At that time, there were a lot of upfront pay opportunities for web content that paid pretty close to a living wage. Unfortunately, nearly 2 years later, most of those sites (like Demand Studios) dried up as sources of income.
Getting back into writing, I'm taking the approach of trying to build passive income through websites that pay based on the ad performance of your articles. The crazy thing about revenue share is that you can either make pennies per article or set yourself up with a nice long-term income stream.
If you've never written anything online but want to learn more, check out the No Job for Mom blog. It's full of really helpful information.
Infobarrel seems to be a pretty good stepping stone for experimenting with the basics of revenue share. The traffic coming on the site isn't the best but there is a really helpful community of writers who are happy to help you learn the ropes. If you're already writing online, check out ZiggyD's article How to Help Your Fellow Infobarrelers for some really useful information.