Making Residual Income at Writedge: Is This the Best Option for You

Making residual income at Writedge

Making Residual Income at Writedge: Is This the Best Option for You

Making residual income at Writedge
Is Writedge the site for you to make residual income?
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Writedge is a pay per view site so you can make residual income online.

First of all, what does this mean for you? Residual income is money that you make over a period of time after the article is posted. Think of it like royalties after selling a book.

Making residual income is a popular option for many. Eventually, it could be possible to make a living with this type of income, so you never have to write for others again.

Great! But you need to choose a reputable and high quality site. While Writedge is one of the newer options, it is quickly gaining ground as one of the sites to write at.

How Does the Pay Work?

Making residual income takes time wherever you write. It takes time to build up the portfolio of articles and get views on them regularly.

Paying per view is considered an easier option than revenue share sites, which is the way that many residual income sites work. When you’re paid per view, there’s no need to worry about people clicking on the ads whenever they come across your page. All you have to do is encourage them to stay on the site for 15 seconds. That’s not too hard, is it?

Writedge pays for unique views only. And you’re paid $5 for 1,000 unique views. With a minimum payout threshold of $5, you just need 1,000 unique views a month to reach payout.

I say “just” but when you start out this isn’t that easy unless you already have a following.

Making Residual Income With Affiliate Links

Affiliate links are on the site. While many residual income sites will take a percentage of the affiliate profits, Writedge allows you to keep 100%. You use your own code within the articles, rather than modules like the likes of Wizzley and HubPages.

I’ve got to admit that I’ve never found affiliate marketing that easy, though. I make pennies if I’m lucky. It’s something where I know the theory but haven’t figured out the practical.

Regular Competitions and Contests

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Could you make residual income from Writedge?
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As well as making residual income at Writedge, there are ways to earn bonus money. There are regular competitions and contests available. In August, there was a competition to post the most reviews within the month. The month before that, writers were asked to post one review and the winner was the one to get the most little Google+ recommendations on the page.

There is also a bonus for the writer to post the 2,500 post. At the moment the site is on just over 2,300 posts, so it’s getting close.

The competitions and contests are announced on the Facebook group, the newsletter and the forum so everyone has a chance to seeing them.

But What Are the Downsides?

Are there any downsides with making residual income at Writedge? Well, the main one is the fact that it’s someone else’s site; rather than your own.

There are many residual income sites closing down at the moment. Helium, Yahoo, Squidoo and Teckler are just four in the last couple of months. Some of these have been around for years! It has many people worried that others will go the same way. Writedge shouldn’t but there is always that chance if the site doesn’t make enough money each month to pay all the bills.

This is a risk worth taking for some. Starting your own blog is certainly a better option for many because there is more control, but you’ve got to deal with the promotion and getting it off the ground. It’s not easy for everyone! I know plenty of writers who shy away from creating their own blogs.

Is Writedge the best option for you to start making residual income? Maybe it’s one of the best options for you. Need to know more about Writedge before you join? Here’s my full review on the site.

Remember: don’t put all your eggs in one basket!

Over the course of this week, I’ll share various other sites for making residual income. By the end of the week, you’ll have a few to try out and start earning from.

Copyright Alexandria Ingham, 2014. All rights reserved.

Alexandria Ingham is a professional writer. She predominately ghost-writes in various niches, including fitness, finance and technology Everything is fully researched and well-written. Under her own name, she writes in the technology, business, history and weight loss niches

20 thoughts on “Making Residual Income at Writedge: Is This the Best Option for You

  1. I am learning sooo much from you, Alexandria! The writing is the easy bit, getting it out there is a bit more challenging – even when what you write is good and people actually like it!

    Heaps of thanks so much for these tips – you are opening a door to a whole new world for many of us.

    HUGS <3

    1. Great to hear it, Judy! I try to help where I can and I know there are a lot of sites that people have never heard of or are worried about trying (and with good reason). Getting the writing out there can really be a challenge, no matter how long you’ve been writing for.

      You’re welcome. And I hope you continue to gain something from the future posts.

    1. That is unfortunately the case with Ezine. The idea for that site is to get the backlinks to your sites but I’m not sure how successful it is. I’ve never tried it and read that Google doesn’t really like it anymore. These sites pay you and you get the chance to have a backlink too!

    1. Hi Roy. I’d just like to correct that it’s half a cent per unique view. And no, that won’t make someone rich quick, but as the portfolio of articles build, it can certainly help. I’m trying an experiment on another site (coming tomorrow) to see how adding more helps with the income. I’ll have the results at the end of the month to share.

    1. I’ve been writing on Writedge and it’s sister site, Daily Two Cents, for the last five months and have been really happy with the results. I’m seeing more than many other sites in a shorter space of time. The $5 per 1,000 views does work out to be about the same as HubPages, based on my own comparisons.

  2. >>> Gold >>> “don’t put all your eggs in the one basket”.

    It’s great that there’s a range of these sites for writers who normally may write for nothing. Wonder if you could post the same or similar article to each?

    Ps: how many search results has anyone seen coming from Ezine Articles or such … pretty rare these days.

    Awesome series your doing !

    1. Thanks, Mel. Similar articles possibly; I’ve certainly repurposed old content. But the problem with doing that is that you could end up duplicating accidentally. Most sites have a rule of no duplicate content. You’re right about the search results coming from Ezine, but I’ve seen plenty from Writedge and others similar.

    1. There are many more out there. I’m only covering the ones that I’ve tried, since I can give a personal review about them. I don’t like to review something that I haven’t had the experience with, as I don’t think it’s fair to work off the impression of others.

  3. I think that writing for these types of sites is a good way to practice and get used to how things work. Always nice to have money coming in from different sources.

    There has to come a time when people should move onto building their own platforms so that they have 100% control.

    Thanks for the review Alexandria 🙂

    1. I have a balance of it all. I have my private clients, content mills, these types of sites and then my own blogs. I’d love to get to a point where everything comes from my blogs, but I’m just not at that stage yet.

    1. I like having a mixture of my own and others’ sites. The benefit of others is that they can often rank higher, so the income is a little more instant than having own blogs and sites. BUT there are a lot of benefits to having your own blog/site.

  4. This site is very interesting and this is my first time hearing about Writedge. I’m going to check them out. You can’t never have too many forms of passive income 🙂 Thanks for the insider.

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