Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The everchanging world of online writing...

Wow. A lot has changed in freelance writing online over the last couple of years.

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.


  1. I'm a big fan of Infobarrel. Helpful community, growing authority site, and a number of safeguards to help keep the quality up.

    1. Thanks Jade. Your help on IB is really appreciated! I really liked your article on building credibility with an Infobarrel profile is fantastic!

  2. Great article and thanks for the link! If you really put in the time to do the work and learn how to market and write effectively you can make revenue sharing work for you. Like many things in life if you put in a half-hearted effort you will get a half-hearted result.

    To your success Samantha!

    1. Thanks Ziggy! You're absolutely right.