Where can I earn money by writing on the web?

by SimeyC

Article Writing is not easy but it can produce a nice residual income over time.

Can you get rich by writing on the Web?

 You've all seen the 'Get Rich schemes' on the web and probably know a thousand ways to earn a million dollars or become a millionaire on the web; however for most of us this is simply a pipe dream. However, there are plenty of ways that decent writers can earn a nice residual income writing on the web.

 

Here are my personal favorites:

Wizzley

(Earn:Google Adsense, Zazzle, Amazon, Allposters.)

You are obviously reading this article on Wizzley. Wizzley is one of a crop of new article writing sites that are appearing on the web and it is definitely one of the more professional sites out there. It has a similar look and feel to Squidoo and Hubpages and overall it is very intuitive and fun. It's new, but has a solid foundation built from the skills of hardened article writers from Squidoo (and other article sites) – out of all of the new sites, Wizzley is probably the one that is more likely to succeed and prosper.

Join Wizzley
Potentially I will gain revenue if you join using this link

Hubpages

(Earn: HP Ads, Google Ads, Amazon, eBay)

Hubpages has been my writing site of choice for the last year or so and is my most successful in terms of traffic and revenue, including revenue from Amazon and eBay. It is a intuitive site but has been hard hit by the recent Google Pandemic; many top users left after the HP Staff seemed to flounder and become over protective. However, I am still there and will continue to be active as it still is a great site to write on.

Join Hubpages
Potentially I will gain revenue if you join using this link

Squidoo

(Earn:Revenue share, Amazon, eBay and other affiliates)

Squidoo is where I learned my trade. It is one of the better article sites, and has allowed me to earn a fairly decent stream of income over the years I've been a member. I find it harder to promote articles and get them ranked on Squidoo, but out of all the sites available it has the most options to build an 'amazing' looking article – probably better for hardened article writers who want to step into the world of creating truly multi-media articles.

Excerptz

(Google Adsense and up to three affiliate links)

Excerptz is one of several new revenue sharing sites based around a Wordpress theme. Designed by a top writer from Hubpages it takes quality seriously and therefore has decent articles. It ranks very well with Google and is a pretty decent site to create back-links to your other articles – so far I've been very happy with the traffic and residual income.

Best-Reviewer

(Earn:Google Adsense)

This is an interesting site from the creator of SheToldme.com; essentially you can create Top X lists – however for each entry in the list you can add content and a link – it's a great way to create back-links, but also seems to rank very well in Google – I've neglected this site, but am beginning to use it more and more as it provides a nice revenue stream.

Join Best-Reviewer
Potentially I will gain revenue if you join using this link

Webanswers

(Earn:Google Adsense)

Webanswers isn't strictly an article site; it is simply a question and answer site. However, most Google Impressions go to those with high quality scores and thus the better the answers you provide the more likely you'll get a decent income stream. If you look at the top writers, they writer 300-400 word answers. It's a great site to build up a portfolio of answers, and then maintain perhaps 5 or 10 new answers a day – it creates a nice residual income stream and ranks well.

Join Webanswers
Potentially I will gain revenue if you join using this link

Blogger

(Earn:Google, Amazon – and any other affiliates)

It's taken me over 5 years to realize it, but blogs are a great resource for creating a following and earning some revenue. I have several blogs and while I only get 10 or 20 visits a day, I realize that if I promote my blog and be very active on other blogs then I could increase this and also get traffic through to my articles. It's great for providing back-links and if it is very well written and gets a decent following could earn a nice residual income by itself.

View my Blog (Earn with Writing)
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Updated: 06/16/2011, SimeyC
 
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katiem2 on 06/24/2012

What a great collection of sites where a person can earn money creating content and or writing interesting articles. Thanks for the list :) K

sheilamarie on 06/25/2011

Good suggestions here, SimeyC! I'm trying to build up a personal blog, too, but slowly, slowly . . .

SimeyC on 06/22/2011

I'm slowly building up my traffic on my personal blog! It's harder to do than getting traffic to a Hubpage or a Wizzley article, but I feel it's worth the effort - once I get up to a thousand views a day I can give up writing for other sites - probably take about 50 years though!!!

Jimmie on 06/20/2011

Blogs are also given special preference in Google results, I hear. I find it hard to monetize my blogs, but I do love them anyway!

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