Writing Online For Extra Money

If you are writing online for money there are many websites that encourage writers to submit their articles. There are different payment systems, some fairer than others.

Is It Better To Write For One Website?

It is, because each site has its own set of rules. If you are constantly switching your article writing styles as you switch between two websites, it will take you four times longer to get to grips with either one.

Which Is The Best Article Submission Site?

InfoBarrel. It is the only site that has all the key factors to survive and grow. It has:

  • Good management, who communicate with writers in a supportive manner
  • The highest Adsense share (75%-90%)
  • An open and fair remuneration policy, where every writer is paid in proportion to the quality and number of their articles
  • A free choice of article titles
  • Different formats
  • A policy that treats writers as equal partners in the website
  • Most dupportive forum, where new people are always welcomed and helped

How Does InfoBarrel Work?

You sign up for Info Barrel and submit your first 10 articles to Admin. This is an excellent idea because it stops spammers submitting articles.

Once Admin have ascertained that your writing is of an appropriate quality your article go live on the Info Barrel website, without any further editorial checks, unless one of them is flagged as inappropraite.

You enter your Adsense ID and at least 75% of the ads shown next to yourarticles have your ID on them. It is very easy to earn a 90% Adsense share, you usually just have to write five 1000 word articles in a very broad subject area and one other 1000 word article in a month.

Try writing online for money. It’s easier than you think. You can earn $1-$3 a month from a good article, every month for years. That’s passive income, you write once and get paid indefinitely.

How Does Writing Online for Money Work?

Most websites have advertisements on them. When a visitor clicks on an ad, the website owner is paid by Google. Some website owners share that income with the writers who provide articles for their website.

Website owners calculate the writer’s payment share in different ways.

Different Article Writing Sites’ Payment Systems

eHow.com: Secret formula used to calculate a writer’s share of income

Squidoo.com: Secret formula used to calculate a writer’s share of income, heavily biased towards top performing articles

Triond.com: 50% share of advertising goes to writers

InfoBarrel.com: 75% of Adsense clicks go to the author’s own Adsense account. If a writer meets certain, very easily met, writing criteria then 90% of Adsense  clicks go to the writer’s account. A similar share of earnings from Amazon links go to the writer.

HubPages.com: 60% of Adsense clicks go to the writer’s own Adsense account

Suite 101: Secret formula used to calculate a writer’s share of income

Helium.com: Secret formula used to calculate a small upfront payment and then an unknown, but small share of advertising revenue

Bukisa.com: No share of advertising revenue, just approximately 0.3cents per view

Xomba.com: 50% share of Adsense clicks

Wikinut.com: No share of advertising revenue, just approximately 0.01p (UK site) per view

Instructables.com: No payment, whatsoever.

Article Sites-Problems

If you are writing online for money, then you will choose asite likely to earn you the most money, so you can ignore Instructables and pay per view sites altogether. The secret formula sites are impossible to judge how much you will earn from your writings online. For your money to be secure there are a range of other factors you need to consider.

eHow delete articles. The articles deleted are generally thought to be the highest earning ones. eHow then, allegedly, replaces an author’s deleted article with one written for a small flat fee or by one of its staff writers, increasing their own profits at the expense of the writer’s income.

Squidoo earnings depend on the rank of your article. The lowest third, or so, of articles earn nothing. The earnings are heavily skewed towards the top 5% of articles.

Triond articles are often written in less than perfect English. Think carefully before associating yourself with sites like this.

Xomba articles seem to get very few visitors or clicks. You also have to spend many hours promoting those articles

The Best Two Article Writing Sites

If you are serious about writing online for money you are left with only two sites that meet most people’s criteria: Info Barrel and Hubpages.

Hubpages has a higher Google Page Rank, so your articles will receive more hits, but only pays you 60% of ad revenue. InfoBarrel is a younger site, so it has a lower Page Rank, but this will improve over the next year. Info Barrel also pays you 90% of ad revenue. InfoBarrel also has many more, popular, short titles available, whereas writers on Hubpages have taken all the best titles already.

At Hubpages competition between writers is encouraged by the ranking system that the site uses. Info Barrel has a much more friendly, cooperative approach and any competition there is is much lower key and friendly.

InfoBarrel has a referral program, whereby you earn a small percentage of any earnings that your referrals earn, without reducing those earnings. Hubpages currently has no referral program.

The forum on InfoBarrel is a superb, helpful and very positive place, where new members are welcomed and probably tips the balance towards Info Barrel as being the best place to write online for money. The Hubpages forum seems to be full of self-opinionated writers who constantly denigrate others and are intolerant of opinions other than their own.

InfoBarrel has an excellent anti-spam policy, whereas Huppages seems plagued with poor quality spammy articles that are factually incorrect.

If you divide your efforts between the two sites your earnings growth will be very slow. Once you have signed up for both, you get to see the whole picture, so make your decision at that stage as to which site you will write your first 200 articles. Once you have about 200 articles up at one site is the time to diversify for the security of your income.

The Best Article Submission Site

Start writing for just one site. Infobarrel is the rising star in this field; it has the best management, remuneration system, Adsense share and forum

Diversification is necessary once you have over 200 articles, because websites can change ownership and remuneration policies. If you invest two years writing online with one website for money and then that site switches to a pay per view policy instead of an Adsense share policy all of your earnings would disappear overnight.

The Second Best Article Submission Site

While you are writing for Infobarrel, keep an eye on Hubpages, but wait until you have 200 InfoBarrel articles before writing for them.

When you are writing online for money, you are investing time, in the same way that some people invest money in shares. Only a fool would invest all one million dollars in any one company, the wise investor would spread it over ten companies, in different sectors of the economy. You must spread your risk by writing for more than one article site if your online earnings are to be secure.

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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Sahra Hawkins March 13, 2012 at 15:41

Hi, I am writing as I interested in writing, submitting and posting on and for Infobarrel!
This seems to be a good and easy way to profit from my online usage, to write online and be paid is just what I am looking for as I enjoy writing and spend a substantial amount of time online.
I can write about pretty much anything, but just need a push in the right direction as to what it is that you are looking for,
for me to write about or advertise at any given time, if you think I may be of any use or assistance to this site then I am looking forward, awaiting and inviting a reply!
Kind regards Sahra


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