What do you get when you mix residual income opportunities and social media? Well, a site like Daily Two Cents.
This is actually a sister site for Writedge, and offers many of the same benefits mentioned in yesterday’s blog post. The income is $5 per 1000 unique views, and the payment threshold is $5. It’s a site that I meet the threshold every month since month two of writing on the site! Not bad, right?
Is It Really Residual Income?
Unfortunately, I’ve noticed that Daily Two Cents isn’t quite great for residual income. I have to be on the site daily and post at least one to see the views come through. I do get trickles of views without posting (I tested that last month when I was away for a week), but they’re not as great without. During the testing, within the first 10 days I had just 200 unique views. By the end of the month, I had almost 1,100.
It led to my plan to write five posts per day. The minimum word count is just 100 words, so that should be relatively easy. It’s like writing one 500 word article. I started doing that this month and did start to see some decent views. However, the unique view counter is being replaced due to spam bots attacking it. I’ve decided to put the five post a day test on hold for next month, so I’ll report back then.
Get to Know Other Writers
One thing that I do enjoy about the site is that it’s sociable and I get to know other writers. I feel like I’m making some friends on the site, and I look forward to reading their posts.
There is also a friendly competition between a few of us. The top 25 unique views for the month are posted every so often, and that’s a great chance to see where I rank amongst the others. My goal is to beat some of the best writers. I’ve managed to beat one writer over the last month or so, and now my sights are set on another.
Don’t get me wrong; it is a friendly competition. I don’t try and sabotage people! It just shows the type of
friendships that can be formed, and that can help for other writing ventures.
How Much Can You Make on Daily Two Cents?
It really depends on the amount that you post. Some people only see a trickle of the views. Others meet payout consistently each month. That can be due to the number of posts written and the type of subjects covered.
I use my writing knowledge to create posts on the site. I committed myself to do three per week for The Writing Life column, which has been really enjoyable over the last couple of months. However, I also cover other subjects and have a lot of plans for the future.
The site is still new, so it will take time to make more money on Daily Two Cents. This isn’t a get rich quick scheme, and is more of a long-term, consistent venture.
Could Daily Two Cents be for you? If you’d like to know more about it, I’ve written a full review on Daily Two Cents and do consider it to be a good alternative to Bubblews.
This could be a way to make a little extra cash; if not right now, consider it for the future when you have more time to spend writing.
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