Are Writedge and Daily Two Cents Scams?

by AlexandriaIngham

As Writedge and Daily Two Cents become more popular, people are looking out for news on whether they pay. Here is my answer to the question over whether they are scams.

When it comes to new writing sites, many worry that they will be scammed. It’s normal—and recommended—to do some research. Since Writedge and Daily Two Cents are new sites, finding out if they are scams is common. People want to know if they pay on time and whether it is possible to make money on them.

After five months of writing on the two sites, it’s time to find out whether Writedge and Daily Two Cents are scams or not.

Are Writedge and Daily Two Cents Scams?
Are Writedge and Daily Two Cents Scams?

What Are Writedge and Daily Two Cents?

Before we start, it's worth knowing what these two sites are.

Before getting into their pay and whether they’re trustworthy, it’s important to understand more about them. What exactly are these two sites? Well, they’re two newish writing sites. I say newish because they have been around for a few months now. In fact, Writedge is over a year old. But they’re new compared to so many other writing sites, like Wizzley.

They’re sister sites and both pay per view. Writers get $5 per 1,000 unique views, and the earnings appear on the dashboard. Both systems use WordPress, which can take time to get your head around if you’ve never used it in the past. Once you have used it, it’s very simple indeed. It’s actually one of the most user-friendly systems out there (in my opinion).

You can read more about the two writing sites on my previous Wizzley article about them.

Two New Pay Per View Sites: Writedge and Daily Two Cents

Are you looking for new sites to make money writing online? Writedge and Daily Two Cents could be just the ticket.

Do Writedge and Daily Two Cents Pay?

Will you be paid for your efforts on the sites on time?

The short answer is yes.

The sites pay when you reach a $5 minimum payout threshold on each site. You can’t lump the sum for both sites together due to the software used. If you want to wait for the payout to reach higher before you’re paid, there is an option for that. You can select up to $20 before you receive the payment.

You must have a PayPal account, though. This is a problem for those who can’t get PayPal accounts. I’m not sure if the owners are looking into other payout methods but nobody has complained about not getting paid because of this issue yet. Payments are made through the sites, and there is no need to have your own Google AdSense or other accounts.

Using affiliate accounts is an option. On Writedge, you can have up to five affiliate links when your posts are 1,250 words long. For Daily Two Cents, you can have up to two affiliate links for posts 400 words or longer. The minimum word counts are 400 and 100 respectively. The affiliate earnings are paid through your own affiliate marketplaces, so if you opted for Amazon affiliate links you would be paid through Amazon. The good news is that you get 100% of the earnings.

From experience, both sites pay on time each month. In fact, some months have been early.

My proof of pay at Writedge

You can see in the screenshot above that I was paid on time (they say by the 10th of the month) in August. There are three payments: one from Daily Two Cents and the other are payments from both sites after a change to the payment software. It was easier for the owners to pay anything earned between March and June since the payment system changed mid-month even if the minimum amount of $5 was not met.

I apologize for the blurriness on the image. You can just about make out the information and I'll try to correct that soon.

Got a Problem? Questions Are Answered Quickly

Need an answer to your question? What's the support like?

is there support at Writedge and Daily Two Cents?There’s no need to worry if there is a problem. I did have a query about my pay in August and sent as email as soon as I could. A reply was received within 24 hours. The two owners are the only people who handle support, so it can take up to 24 hours depending on the issue. It really does depend on when you ask.

Most of the time, I try to send emails during EST working time, but there are times that I will ask first thing in the morning for me (GMT) and then wait until later in the day. I’ve never known a question go unanswered.

Emails are the best form of communication when you have a question about pay. However, if there are tech or article questions, there is a support group for both sites on Facebook. This is like the Wizzley forum where people will jump in with answers if they have them. We’re all a friendly bunch.

Who Keeps the Copyright on Your Articles?

Now that you've written your content, do you get to keep the rights to it?

The short answer is you do!

The owners have written on other writing sites, including HubPages and Squidoo. They know the awful terms and conditions that some writing sites can set.

You have full rights to your content and can delete it at any point. Unlike Bubblews, the earnings you made while the content was online will still be paid. You just won’t be paid anything afterwards because nobody can see your content!

Should You Give Writedge and Daily Two Cents a Go?

So, what do you think? Are these two sites you will give a go?

Will you write at Daily Two Cents and Writedge?When I first joined up to the sites, I did it because I was looking for somewhere to replace Infobarrel. I didn’t have that many expectations but I’ve really found a place I enjoy writing.

How long will the sites last? I’m not too sure but the owners are very upfront if there are issues. They tell the writers everything and ask us for our opinions when it comes to most changes. Of course, they have the final say but it’s nice to know that writers are appreciated.

If you’re looking for somewhere else to write, such as replacing your Squidoo writing, I encourage you to sign up to one or both of the sites. Writedge and Daily Two Cents are certainly not scams and could become long-term, financially-viable homes for your writing.

Updated: 08/28/2014, AlexandriaIngham
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AlexandriaIngham on 07/02/2015

Blackspanielgallery, there's no need to share your social security number. If there was, I wouldn't be able to join as a UK writer. I've never signed up to sites that asks for that type of information.

blackspanielgallery on 06/28/2015

Good article. I always ask, especially if a social security number is required. I am afraid some new site will just collect data, then disappear. Caution in the days of identity theft is a necessity.

Telesto on 01/02/2015

Many thanks Alexandria, I signed up to both of them today, so just need to get started!

AlexandriaIngham on 01/02/2015

Telesto, yes I do write at both. There have been a couple of changes to the view counter recently that has meant views have decreased--it was originally counting bots but the advertisers don't pay for that so the site was operating out of pocket. In the long run, the change will be much better for the site, since it means it won't fold like many others have. The 100 word minimum for Daily Two Cents is definitely a luring factor, and I see the two sites working with each other. I do encourage giving both of them a go.

Telesto on 01/02/2015

Do you write on both of these Alexandria? I've just had a quick look at one of your articles on Writedge. I'm a bit concerned about spreading myself too thinly but as Daily Two Cents only needs 100 words a time, I think I'll give it a go.

frankbeswick on 12/31/2014

Currently I am content where I am. I have three sites, and any more will spread my attentions around too much. I was going to drop Overblog, but they have finally updated my site and things are looking better, so I am giving them the benefit of the doubt

CountrySunshine on 12/30/2014

I've signed up with both, and posted just a few articles. It's nice to see the little bit of money coming in from the impressions! After I go through all my ex-Squidoo lenses and transfer most to here, I may post a few more on Writedge.

AlexandriaIngham on 09/11/2014

I'm sorry you find them that way. I find them really user-friendly, especially considering they use the WordPress system for posting. I think that is where some people find the learning curve is steep if they haven't used it in the past. Most of my websites are WordPress run, so it was all second nature for me.

al on 09/10/2014

those two sites are so poorly designed that they are actually user-hostile. avoid at all costs.

AlexandriaIngham on 09/02/2014

Valeed, they're valid concerns. Personally, I like the theme and the dashboard is just a regular WordPress dashboard so really doesn't bother me. Apparently it is possible to cut out some of the columns and you can search for articles on WordPress.

Burntchestnut: I don't know if you've checked it out yet but I do encourage it. Even if you do move your Squidoo content to Wizzley and HubPages, having another basket for your eggs isn't that bad. I reach the minimum each month and extra, whereas it takes me ages to meet the minimums on other sites.

Paula, I've heard some poor things about PersonaPaper. I'd be interested to hear your opinion of them once you've given it a try.

You're welcome, Telesto.

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