I know I said this would be out May 1. I had it all written and then Canva was down when I went to create the images. Typical, huh?
It’s the start of May and I promised a look at where I stand with revenue share sites. This is a look at the changes that have come over recent months and how I’m growing my business to help you.
Just today I got an email asking about the best places to write and make money. It’s a question that I get a lot, but certainly more than normal in recent weeks. It turns out Inquisitr went through another writer cull. I’m not entirely surprised but that isn’t good for writers. However, it does bring up something that I’ve been saying for some time.
Revenue share sites aren’t reliable. While they can be good for some short term gains, I don’t recommend making them part of your long-term strategy. When I decided to become a freelance writing mentor, I made a choice to help you grow a business. That means helping you pitch to clients, build your exposure and get paid doing it, and improve your income. Because of the way that someone else controls a site and the payscale, revenue share sites become unreliable for a freelance writer. That’s been proven recently with both Blasting News and The Inquisitr.
I’ve Quit Most Revenue Share Sites
You don’t find me at most residual income sites now. I dropped Blasting News last year and ended my time with The Inquisitr at the start of this year. Both of these sites I should have dropped a long time ago, but I wanted to see whether they would grow back to what they once were. Well, I wanted to see if The Inquisitr did. Yet both fell deeper and deeper into the blackhole of the internet.
Now, the only revenue share sites you’ll see me at are the FanSided ones. Hidden Remote is the one I’ve written a review for in the past, but you can also see me on a few of the others now and then.
I’m Still Looking at Residual Income Sites for You
Now, most of my writing focus is on private clients. I’m done chasing the revenue share sites, although I do see the potential in some of them. However, there are a lot of people out there who prefer them and I get it. You want someone else to put the financial risk into a website and someone else to take care of promotion and the general running of a site. Running your own site and managing the marketing to find clients is hard work.
I’ll spend time looking at each of the residual income sites around. Some of them I may sign up to write a few articles and test them to get a full insider snapshot. Others I’ll look at things with experience in writing and talk to some of the writers on the sites. Either way, you’ll get my honest opinions over what I think of the sites.
I’ll also share some tips on applying to some of the sites. Some sites have full applications and will ask for samples, so you need to put your best foot forward.
Write Your Way to $1,000 Per Month and More!: Support Your Family With Your Writing Income
So, for the month of May, it’s time to delve into revenue share sites and figure out the best option for you.
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