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.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

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.

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