83. Make $100s per month – Write for other websites like Associated Content, Helium, InfoBarrel, eHow
How it works
Instead of creating your own blog or website, you could decide to write for other websites and earn advertising revenues or direct payments for doing so.
The advantage is that you can write about many different topics, you don't have to be specific, however, you have to share your ad revenues with those websites.
They will take care of the ad revenues, you only have to write articles.
As a rule of thumb, for every article you write, you may earn about $1 per month, so to earn $100 per month, you will have to write 100 articles. It will take a long time before you make a decent income. Many sites also require you to write a minimum of words per article, (like 325 words minimum for InfoBarrel.com)
Another disadvantage compared to owning your own blog or website is that you can't sell your articles, your content anymore, like on Flippa.com. You only get paid for the shared ad revenues.
Your content must also be unique, you can't double-post your articles on different websites or blogs.
A growing number of sites will pay for your articles or blog posts. Associated Content and Helium will "pay for performance" based on page views for just about anything you want to write about. Articles on specific topics they're looking for can earn direct payments up to about $200. The rates are probably low for established writers, but if you're trying to break into the field and have time on your hands, they're a great way to start. Plus, if you are running a website or a blog, it is a great place to link too.
1. Write for Associated Content:Associated Content is an ezine site that will pay you for posting articles. It isn't much, but if you have a popular article, you can make a good amount. Here is a tip: Write about current events. I wrote about Michael Jackson the day he died. The article took off and I ended up making a couple hundred dollars off of it. No one reads it now, but then, it was huge. Catch trends. They offer up front payments from $1 to $20 for certain types of content. You get paid from your articles based on performance payments, which currently pays around $1.50 for every one thousand page views it receives.
2. Write for Infobarrel:Infobarrel is one of the most popular websites to write for. You get paid a percentage of the ad revenues your articles make.
3. Write for eHow: You can earn about $1,500 a month by writing articles for eHow.com, a site that posts contributions and then shares revenues from online ads with the writers. You can write about personal finance, nutrition, and careers. Building up enough traffic to earn as much as O'Brien can take time; some newcomers earn just a few dollars a month when they start out.
4. Sell eBooks on Clickbank: This should be the FIRST place you try to sell your eBook. Clickbank not only has the easiest way to sell eBooks by taking care of everything. You also get access to their affiliate network. An affiliate is someone who sells your eBook for a set commission that you set up. And if you are thinking that you don't want people to take a commission of your sale, think again! Yes, you do lose a little bit of the sale to the commission, but the shear volume of people that will be seeing your product is worth losing a measly 10-50% off your commission. The more percentage you offer, the more people you will get to sell your product, the higher the volume you will sell. There is a magic number of what to charge your eBook for vs. what you sell your commission to ensure that you get a maximum profit for your product. I don't know what the number is. It depends on what you are selling, how much you are charging, and a great other number of things.
5. Write a newsletter: This requires owning your own blog or website. Building a mailing list is a long term plan and it pays dividends but don't expect immediate results. If your newsletter is good and you promote it well you can collect hundreds of thousands of subscribers (who all get the newsletter for completely free). The more subscribers you have on your list the more advertisers pay to feature in your newsletter. In order to make money, you can either send out a regular newsletter for free and just put ad space, or affiliate links throughout the newsletter. Or send out more infrequent and charge per month for the newsletter if you have information in high demand. Or do both: For those people who don’t want a free newsletter with ads, they can get the same information without the ads for a monthly price. To create a mailinglist and to follow-up with your subscribers, the best tool is AWeber.com.
6. Bukisa: You write about your favorite subject and when others use it you get paid.
7. Wordfirm: This on is a little hard to get hired. You publish books as a freelance writer.
8. Payperpost: Get paid for blogging. Write about web sites, products, services, and companies and earn cash for providing your opinion and valuable feedback to advertisers.
9. Blogsvertise: You talk about their advertisers websites products and services in your blogs and journals. In exchange blogsvertise pays you in paypal per task/blog entry, for writing, talking about and mentioning their website in your blog!
10. Reviewme: Submit your site for inclusion into review me publisher network. If approved, you will be paid $20.00 to $200.00 for each completed review that you post on your site.
11. Xomba: Any posts made by the writer will display targeted ads on their page and when someone clicks the ads you get paid. Simple as that.
12. Helium: Earn a percentage of their advertising revenue by writing articles in their channel.
13. Blogtoprofit: After your blog is reviewed they connect you with advertisers that are interested in sponsoring your blog, you post to your blog and the advertiser pays you, sometimes $250 per post.
14. Creative-weblogging: Write at least 7 articles per week and get paid $225 a month. Your blog has to get 50k+ page views/month (measured by Google analytics).
15. Squidoo: You create your own page on their site and write. You can choose to get paid or donate to charity.
16. About: This one is very popular. After being approved to be a guide, you write articles for about.com. You get paid by the number of page views your articles get.
17. Daytipper: Very interesting site. You write tips about any and every thing and earn $3 for each approved tip.
18. Howtodothings: Very similar to ehow.com, write about anything you know how to do and earn money.
Conclusion: if you want to write about a particular subject, it may be more rewarding to create your own blog then to write for other websites.