If you’ve found me here, you’re looking for Blasting News alternatives because you don’t like the site. You love the writing but it’s not paying enough or you don’t trust the site owners.
Quite honestly I understand it. I quit Blasting News a while ago, and I don’t regret it.
I get a lot of questions about other places to write and I wish I could just give you a list of the best places to go to make thousands of dollars each month. The sad truth is that the pay-per-view model is partially dying.
And sites where it isn’t dying have changed considerably. It’s just not as lucrative as it once seemed. Part of that is the fact that sites aren’t paying enough but another issue is the changes that Google made more than seven years ago. It does make Blasting News alternatives a little hard.
But I’m going to try to make some suggestions. Now I will say that I haven’t tried all these sites. But either I know people who have or they’ve been recommended to me by others in the past. Some of them I haven’t tried because I didn’t have the time to take them on when opportunities arose and others because they just weren’t for me.
Hidden Remote for TV and movie content
The first I’ll mention is Hidden Remote. This is one that I covered recently with a positive review. The site is dedicated to all things TV and movie-related, and that includes streaming services.
While the site “only” pays $1 per 1,000 views, it’s relatively easy to get those thousand views on one individual article. In fact I come out with 100,000+ views every single month. There is a commitment of eight articles a month, which equates to two a week. The best part is the writing for them is easy.
All my Hidden Remote money builds up my Comic Con and holiday funds. It’s not because it’s pocket change, but because that was what I always dedicate pay per view writing for.
Note: The payscale has since changed and is something explained in depth when being offered a position.
FanSided for various content needs
Hidden Remote is part of the FanSided brand. There are plenty of opportunities within the brand, whether you’re into sports, reality TV, or specific genre shows. I actually currently write at the crime drama and Outlander sites because they’re what I love writing about.
I know people who write about Doctor Who, the Kardashians, everything Netflix, the individual football teams, and much more. There really is something for everyone, as long as you’re not looking for just general news.
One of the great things about FanSided is there’s a full team to support you. There are editors on the sites who will help brainstorm ideas and a legal team for when there’s been an issue of someone stealing your content. Editors will promote your content on the sites’ Twitter and Facebook profiles, although you’re also encouraged to promote your own content.
I’ve had multiple interview opportunities through the sites, which is a bonus. Some of these interviews have included with people from Van Helsing, Chicago Fire, and The Originals.
The Valnet brand for entertainment, parenting, and more
Have you seen vacancies for the Valnet brands? This is the brand that oversees the likes of Screen Rant, Comic Book Resources, and Baby Gaga. There are many others and they could make a Blasting New alternative for you.
It’s a brand I don’t have personal experience with, except a one-off piece for Screen Rant. Quite honestly, the piece took a while but there’s a very strict style guide to follow. Maybe if I did more then I would have found the styling a lot easier. The topics just didn’t end up being quite what I expected.
The Valnet brand pays a minimum amount per post and then a pay per view on top of that for a month. I’m not sure if each site has its own base and then pay per view rate and I can’t remember the exact amounts either. The great news is payment is on time without having to send off any invoices.
Screen Rant tends to cover TV and movies, while Comic Book Resources is about comic books. There is some crossover with Screen Rant at times, depending on the current flavor of the month. That’s something to keep in mind.
The Daily Voice News for all journalist needs
Note: The Daily Voice News and others within the brand have closed down since writing this. I’m leaving the content up to get an idea as to why I recommended it.
If you want something that’s closer to Blasting News, then The Daily Voice News might be more up your alley. The downside is the site isn’t in Google News yet. Once it gets in, there’s hope for the site that it will grow. It just needs more writers to produce more content to be able to do that.
The site pays $2 per 1,000 views. All payments are on time each month, as long as you have a minimum of $5. That beats the $10 for Blasting News. There’s also not 30-day time period for earning. Your content will continue to earn as long as it’s on the site.
I’ve written there and enjoy working with the site owners. I stopped last year purely due to time constraints with other projects I’d taken on. However, all payments were made on time, I enjoyed writing about news that was interesting, and learning more about SEO. There are duplication rules, so you can’t write on a topic someone else already has, but there’s a Facebook group where you can claim your topic, as long as it’s not in someone else’s beat (they get first dibs if it is).
If you don’t want to write about news, you can opt for some of the sister sites. Writedge and Daily Two Cents are the two main ones, but there are also Penstrokes for fiction writing fans and Honest Reviewz for those who like to write honest reviews.
Do you have Blasting News alternatives that I should know about or that you want me to research? Let me know either in the comments or via email and I’ll do my research. Hopefully for those without options will find some solace that pay per view isn’t completely dead, but it has changed and there are some options out there.
Blasting News alternatives are always changing
Something to keep in mind is that not all websites will last forever. Some are great for the short-term benefits while others are good for getting your byline and making a name for yourself within particular niches.
HubPages and Wizzley are two sites that are still around. I don’t highly recommend HubPages anymore, purely because the reward doesn’t match the time spent on writing articles. It’s been a long time since I’ve written at Wizzley and is a place I’m considering returning to.
Medium is a place I’ve seen a lot of writers recommend. I’ve personally never tried it, but is something to consider if you like the freedom to write about anything you want and loved the feeling of Bubblews (remember that site?).
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