Thursday, July 8, 2010

My Latest Gig

Where are you writing these days?

I was hopeful that the Demand Studios publication platform would be as profitable as publishing directly from the eHow site. I was wrong. My suggested titles haven't done well at Demand Studios. For those of you that do not know, eHow accepted user submitted articles and paid royalties on these articles up until last April. At that time, many eHow users were offered paid writing positions through Demand Studios, with the promise that these articles would earn a comparable amount of money.

That hasn't been my experience. My articles published for residual payment, or royalties through DS are not performing well at all. Likewise, some articles I published at Experts123 for revenue sharing are not performing well either. So, what is left? Squidoo, Bright Hub, and Suite101, that's what!

My Suite articles only earn 50 cents a month. But, when you consider that is $6.00 a year and $30.00 over a 5-year period, it is still better than writing for upfront payment. Also, because I choose my own titles at Suite101, I can usually crank out articles in 45 minutes. This is quite different than being assigned a title and researching it. That type of writing takes considerably LONGER!

Bright Hub
Another interesting website for writers is Bright Hub. My Bright Hub articles are currently earning me 30 cents per month, or $18 over a 5-year period. Not a lot, until you consider they also pay $10 upfront. That is increased to $15 upfront for senior writers. It takes approximately 1.5 hours to write a Bright Hub article. If you write for Bright Hub, or are considering writing for them, look me up: Heather Schulte | Bright To reach senior writer status, you must publish 20 articles and have 250 views per month accredited to each article.

I continue to find Squidoo lenses profitable and a great way to backlink to my Bright Hub articles. Bright Hub pays $1.00 per valid back link.

Good luck with your writing!


The Knowledge Lady said...

I am surprised that you have not mentioned Associated Content. I make about a $1 a day in residual payments and about $5-$20 upfront for each of my articles. Of course I earn more with paid blogging with an average of $1600 a month.

I plan on writing more for AC with a goal of at least 3 articles a day and a total of making at least $150 a week. Add that to my paid blogging and I should be bringing in more than $3000 a month.

Rational Believer said...

Have you explored HubPages? I'd be interested to know what you think of it.

HS Schulte said...
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HS Schulte said...

Knowledge Lady,

Associated content was one of the first places I published, back in 2005. I do write for AC and HubPages, but do not invest time into either site presently, because I find other sites more lucrative.

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