A Story of an Unhappy Article Writer (Part 2)

Amy researched a whole pile of websites to see if she could find a good place to put her future articles, and the ones eHow had deleted.

She had a whole list of criteria:

  1. was a management team she could trust.
  2. A transparent earnings system
  3. A sense of community involvement where writers were valued

She discounted some of the big players like Squidoo because of their Secret Algorithm. That was how eHow started. Any management that could not be upfront with how much you would earn was not trustworthy, was Amy’s opinion.

She found a young site, which was a bit behind in terms of Page Rank, but that had everything else she wanted. She emailed the admin people, AND GOT a reply!!! They did not promise the Earth tomorrow, but were expecting to improve their Google rank in the next year. They told her she would get at least 75% of Adsense clicks to her own Adsense account as well as Amazon earnings and that she could put links in the body of her article to her own affiliate products.

That site was, and is, InfoBarrel.com. Amy still writes there and is a very happy camper. Check out the InfoBarrel Page on this site to find out more.

Written by Phil Turner, an ex-teacher from Ireland. Phil believes that to succeed in anything you have to help others and share your own knowledge. He makes a living mostly by writing on his own sites, which include HowToMakeExtraMoneyWriting.com and 21CWoman.com.

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Kevin Marx August 16, 2010 at 21:16

All very good points Phil. Very few things beat transparency and responsive management. People are much more flexible and willing to work with the site owners and community when the above are present. Info Barrel definitely has all that and more. Very refreshing from a writers point of view to feel like you have input in the community and a clear understanding of how things work. Hope Amy’s a happy camper now!



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