6 Alternative Revenue-Sharing Sites Like HubPages
HubPages is the biggest writing platform of its kind. A community of prolific, passionate and helpful people have been carrying the ship since 2005. For those of you who don’t know, HubPages is a revenue-sharing site that pays you for publishing your articles online allowing everyone to earn through Amazon, EBay (now retired), HubPages Earning Program and Google Adsense.
Although you will likely not be making a living off of HubPages, if you stick with it for some months you’ll have a steady flow of income for paying some of your bills.
The main questions that potential new users of the site present revolve around the reliability of HubPages and if the site will be around in the coming years. The short answer to these questions is yes. HubPages is not going anywhere. If you want to put all your efforts on this particular site, go for it. But, as they say, never put all your eggs in one basket. Keeping that in mind, I have started writing for some other sites like HubPages in the last couple of months.
Diversifying is good sometimes, so I suggest you do the same. Let’s take a look at some of the revenue-sharing sites like HubPages.
Infobarrel is pretty similar to HubPages in its structure. The site allows you to earn money through various means for publishing articles on this website. Within reason, you can write about anything under the sun. You can even share your fiction works and poems here if that’s your sort of thing.
It might take some time before you completely understand how the site works because it's not newbie-friendly. For starters, formatting posts can be a real pain for beginners. But it’s no reason to not write on Infobarrel. With the Squiddo merger last year, Infobarrel is one of those rare sites left that writers can trust.
Unlike some content mills, Infobarrel managed to survive many Google algorithm changes. Yes, there was a slump initially, but they recovered from that pretty quickly. The willingness to keep up and adapt with the changes is what has kept Infobarrel in good shape for so many years.
The communication gap is only thing you need to be wary of. The site goes through various changes, but they rarely announce them to users via email. Changes are announced in the forums only, so make sure that you visit them often.
With no limitation on what you can earn and how much you can post, Infobarrel is certainly one of the best sites like HubPages to consider writing for.
Dailytwocents is a free to use website like HubPages where you can create an account and start writing for some money. You posts need not be long. The minimum amount of words you need to reach is 100 which means that you can bang out tons of posts in a day.
The only downside I can see is that posts will not be easily indexed by Google because they are on the shorter side. So go for it if you are good at getting traffic from other sources than search engines. $1.50 per 1000 unique views might not sound like much, but if you have a huge social media following things could work out for you here. The key is to just focus on creating intriguing content. When you have a good fanbase, you’ll see the money rolling in in no time.
In addition to the page viewing revenue, you are allowed to earn from your affiliate links as well. The only catch is that you are allowed to post only one link in a single post. I would assume that you’d only want to post a single link for every 100 to 200 words anyway.
Unlike your own blog, when you stop writing on DailyTwoCents you’d still see quite a decent traffic on your posts. I am more focused on HubPages lately, but I still make money from my old posts.
iWriter offers two kids of services to its members.
1. Giving its writers a lot of opportunities to get paid for their work.
2. Providing a way to buy quality articles for cheap.
Of course, we will focus on the former here.
Singing up for iWriter is pretty easy, but getting the hang of everything can be a bit intimidating for a newbie, especially if you have not written for sites like Hubpages and iWriter before.
As a beginner, you’ll not get a lot of work. Once you write 30 or more approved articles with and average rating of 4 or more (out of 5), you’ll get access to higher-paying work.
Ratings totally depend on content requests. They will rate you on a scale of 1 to 5, depending upon your quality of work and punctuality. Similarly, writers can also rate content requesters, based on factors like how often they reject the work and how quickly they accept articles.
Whether you are looking for part time work or seeking to earn extra spending money, iWriter is a perfect way to make money writing articles. You are able to write at your own pace, which puts you in control of how much work you do and how money you earn. Once your account is approved, you can begin accepting writing requests immediately.
Unlike sites like HubPages, iWriter and other popular writing hubs, not a lot of people know about Writers.ph. The way the site works is simple; they pay their writers to work on orders they receive from clients.
You could say that Writers.ph is a stricter version of iWriter. You need to deliver your articles within a timeframe. If you fail to do so then you will not get paid for your work.
My first order was an article about paid Steam mods. Due to some technical issues, I could not upload it on time. Of course, it got rejected, and I never saw even a single penny out of the $8 I was supposed to get.
But let me assure you that this site is legit. If your articles get accepted by the clients, you will be paid for your work.
Do you live in India? Are you tech-savvy? Are you good with words? If you answer "yes" to these questions then you are in luck.
Techulator is an Indian tech site that not only pays you a small upfront fee for your articles, but it also allows you to earn through Adsense and Infolinks. Once your article is approved by mods (which might take a couple of days) then you are awarded some points and cash. Approval also makes it eligible for Adsense and Infolinks ads. On top of that, there are always weekly and monthly contents going on that are guaranteed to make you some extra money.
Payment is swift and easy. Just upload an invoice on the website, and they’ll credit the amount in your bank account within 2 to 3 days.
If you are not good with English, but still want a place to start somewhere, Techulator should be your best bet.
RedGage allows you to aggregate all of your social content in one place and while you get paid. The upside is that you don’t have to work much if at all. Just share your content here that you were already sharing on other websites for free, and watch the money rolling into your account.
Your earnings depend upon the popularity of that content, but you’ll be paid per 1000 impressions. Of course, getting the traffic won’t be easy. However, if you already have a huge following on social media sites then getting a decent traffic shouldn’t be that difficult.
On top of that, there are monthly contests going on to help you make some extra money. However, the downside is that you won’t be making a lot of money from RedGage. The site is not that you can rely on for good part-time income. Moreover, getting paid is a bit tricky. You’ll need a RedGage Visa Card to cash out your earnings, which will cost you $5 per year. On top of that, there is a 2% transaction fees for every time you cash out.
These restrictions should be enough to drive anyone away, but RedGage is still going strong. Why? The answer is simple—people are making some decent money over there. The layout is enticing, and uploading content never takes more than a couple of minutes.
Don’t forget to promote the hell out of whatever you upload over there. If you don't, you won’t get any traffic and hence no money. The cents will build up to dollars sooner than you think.
If you are looking for some of the sites like HubPages that are consistent and easy to work with, RedGage should be your best bet.