A popular and profitable way to make money online is to write articles and blog. There are numerous sites that will pay you to write articles and blog on their site or allow you to make money writing and blogging on their site by sharing the revenue generated from your articles. Mainly, these sites will allow you to place ads on your articles using programs such as Google Adsense or Amazon Associates and you can make money through these programs. Making money by writing articles and blogging is particularly popular because you can earn passive income indefinitely. This means that while you must do the initial work of writing the article, you continue to earn money from your article indefinitely without having to do further work. By writing enough profitable articles you can build a strong passive income stream that may supplement. It is possible to be so successful writing articles that you can work from home writing articles and make a decedent wage rather than have a traditional job.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Examiner is a site in which you apply to be the "Examiner" of a certain topic.   You can be a National or Local Examiner and apply to write about thousands of topics.  You can also be an Examiner for more than one topic.

Examiner pays you based upon the number of views your articles get.  You also earn incentives (money) for creating certain types of articles (such as lists) or adding certain types of media to your articles (video, slideshows, etc..).  The incentives change, but currently you can earn $1 for every article that you incorporate a video in up to 5 per week and $2 for every list you create up to 9 per week.  That means a total of up to $23 per week before you factor in earnings for views on your articles.

Examiner gets great traffic as they have a connection with Google News and provided your articles meet certain Google News requirements, they can be promoted on Google News which generates great, quick and easy traffic.

Examiner does have an activity requirement and you must write at least one article every 60 days in order to maintain your Examiner title and your earnings.  If you don't write once every 60 days you will lose your earnings that have not been paid out thus far, but don't worry, Examiner will give you plenty of warnings as the deadline comes up.

If you make the minimum of $10.00, you will receive payout around the 20th of the month following the month you reached payout.  Examiner will pay you via Paypal.

If you are interested in writing for Examiner, you can apply to be an Examiner by going here.

Friday, August 16, 2013


Wizzley is another site like Squidoo or Hubpages. In fact, Wizzley was started by a few prominent lensmasters from Squidoo. Similar to Squidoo and Hubpages, Wizzley has several modules that can customize your pages and earn revenue. Your Adsense and Amazon Affiliate IDs are used 50-60% of the time on your Wizzley pages depending upon the number of pages you have created. You can also earn revenue on Wizzley through affiliate programs such as AllPosters and Zazzle. You will also earn money based upon the writers you refer to Wizzley. Your affiliate IDs will shows up on 10% of the impressions to your referrals' pages.
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Sunday, August 4, 2013


You can make money writing articles for Bukisa with Google Adsense or Chikita.  Bukisa will insert your affiliate ID for either Google Adsense or Chitika for 60% of your articles' views. Bukisa's ID is used the other 40% of your articles' views. Your Google Adsense or Chitika ID is also inserted into a percentage of the articles written by any writers you refer to Bukisa as well. You can write both regular articles and specially formatted "How To" articles for Bukisa.

You can start making money writing articles for Bukisa by signing up here.
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Triond allows you to get paid to write articles without having some of the requirements of other paid to write sites have such as a high word count. However, Triond does require that all content be original and that you include tags (important for SEO!) and an image (from their collection of images) with your article.

At Triond you can earn money in three ways. The first is based upon page views. Triond is not forthcoming with an algorithm for earnings per page view and it varies based upon the site's income and the revenue brought in by your articles. (In other words, articles on different topics will earn different amounts per page view.) When you first join Triond, this is the only way to make money.

Once you have reached minimum payout (50 cents via Paypal), you can increase your earnings by integrating your Google Adsense ID. Your Adsense ID will be portrayed on Adsense ads on your articles 50% of the time. Triond's Adsense ID will be placed in the ads the other 50% of the time.

Additionally, once you have reached payout, you can also refer members to Triond. You will earn 10% of the revenue from your referrals' articles.

You can start making money writing for Triond by joining here.


Hubpages is a program very similar to Squidoo. When writing for Hubpages, you build web pages (called hubs) rather than just write articles.

Hubpage Ad Program
Hubpages offers an Ad Program in which they share a percentage of the ad revenue generated from their premium ad partners. This allows "hubbers" (the term for those who create hubs at Hubpages) to have high quality ads that would otherwise not be offered to small publishers. Hubpages and each individual hubber share in the revenue generated from these premium ads on each individual hub.

Hubbers can link their Adsense ID to their Hubpages account and 60% of the time Hubpages will include your Adsense ID is Adsense ads on your hubs and the other 40% of the time it will be the Hubpages Adsense ID.

Amazon Associates Program
If you are a member of the Amazon Associates Program (and if you aren't, you should be!), you can link your Amazon Associates ID to your Hubpage account and just like with Adsense, Hubpages will alternate between your ID and their ID.

eBay Partner Network

If you are a member of the eBay Partner Network, Hubpages will share revenue earned from eBay commission with you just as they do with Adsense and Amazon (alternating your affiliate ID with theirs).

If you refer other writers to Hubpages, you will earn 10% of the advertising impressions from your referrals' hubs.

You can start making money writing for Hubpages by joining here.


Squidoo is a web 2.0 site where you can make money by creating webpages called "lenses." You can share links, include YouTube videos, add polls and quizzes, share Amazon products, and more on your Squidoo lenses. Check out the various ways to make money with your Squidoo lenses.

First, Squidoo pays a percentage of their ad revenue to users based upon the "lensrank" of their lenses. There are three tiers and users get paid a different percentage of the revenue based upon which tier their lenses are in. Tier 1 lenses are lenses with a lens rank of 2,000 or higher. Tier 2 lenses are lenses with a lensrank of 2,001-10,000. Tier 2 lenses are lenses with a lensrank of 10,001-85,000. Tier 1 lenses are paid more than Tier 2 lenses which are paid more than Tier 3 lenses.

Squidoo also shares the revenue earned from your specific lenses through profitable modules. For example, if you feature an item through one of the numerous Amazon modules and a reader purchases that item (or any item from Amazon using the link on your Squidoo page), Squidoo will share with you half of the commission they earn through the Amazon Associates program. This is also true for other profitable modules such as the iTunes module.

Affiliate Sales
You can also use Squidoo to sell and feature products for which you earn an affiliate commission such as products from Zazzle, AllPosters, or Clickbank.

Squidoo will also pay you $5 for each of your referrals. You are paid the $5 once a referral earns $15 through Squidoo.

You can get started writing for Squidoo by signing up here.

Yahoo! Voices

Yahoo! Voices is a part of the Yahoo! Contributor Network and formerly known as Associated Content. Yahoo! Voices allows you to write articles that will be published across the Yahoo! network of websites. The best part about writing for  Yahoo! Voices is that you can earn extra money doing so.

Yahoo! Voices pays writers in two ways: Upfront Payments and Performance Payments.  Upfront Payments are payments that authors receive upfront (not surprisingly) based upon the quality of the article.  Upfront Payments generally range from $1 to $20 per article.  You can submit your articles for review and an upfront payment and occasionally Yahoo! Voices will send assignments for articles on a predetermined topic for a predetermined upfront payment.

Articles that receive Upfront Payments are also eligible for Performance Payments.Performance Payments are earnings based upon the number of views you articles receive.  Performance Payments on Yahoo! Voices start at $1.50 per 1,000 page views and can increase to $2.00 per 1,000 based upon your clout level.  Your clout level is determined by a combination of the number of articles you have written and the total number of views your articles have received all time.  If your articles are published on other Yahoo! platforms, the performance payments vary from $1.10 to $1.50 per 1,000 views.

When you publish articles for Yahoo! Voices there are three types of rights that your articles can have: Exclusive, Non-Exclusive and Display Only.  Exclusive rights articles cannot be published elsewhere and cannot have been previously published elsewhere.  Because you are giving Yahoo! exclusive rights, those articles have the greatest chance for higher earnings and greater distribution by Yahoo!  They often have higher Upfront Payments and are guaranteed to be eligible for Performance Payments.  Non-Exclusive articles cannot have been previously published but can be published elsewhere after being published with Yahoo! Voices.  They are eligible for both Upfront Payments and Performance Payments.  Display Only articles may have been published elsewhere previously and can be republished elsewhere, they are not eligible for Upfront Payments but can receive Performance Payments.

If you write for Yahoo! Voices, you can apply to be a "Featured Contributor" for certain beats such as Entertainment, Sports, or Politics. As a Featured Contributor, you are guaranteed at least one monthly assignment with a guaranteed Upfront Payment of $15.

Yahoo! Voices is open to all writers Internationally, but unfortunately only United States citizens and legal residents are eligible to receive the Upfront Payments.

Yahoo! Voices will pay you the second Wednesday of every month provided your account balance is at least $1.50.

You start writing for Yahoo! Voices by signing-up here.