Writing at Daily Two Cents: Making Residual Income While Being Social

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Could you make money at Daily Two Cents?
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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

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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.

Copyright Alexandria Ingham, 2014. All rights reserved.


26 thoughts on “Writing at Daily Two Cents: Making Residual Income While Being Social

  1. Now this one, Alexandria, I may check out. Something about it tickles my fancy. I think the social aspect. I know that engaging with others who love to write and are serious about it has most certainly set me on track. So, big thanks to you and … to all the others who have been supporting me on this journey. HUGS <3

    1. Really glad I can help you find a site that sounds interesting, Judy. If you want engagement, it certainly sounds like this would be the site for you. The posts you do on your blog would certainly work well on Daily Two Cents and I, for one, would really enjoy reading them.

  2. I’ve never heard of anything like this. Even if like you said … you aren’t making a ton of money, it has to be good exposure and one can never have too many friends. Thanks for the share.

    1. You’re welcome, Jen. Yes, the exposure is good. As Daily Two Cents grows, the exposure will be even better and it is rising in rank on Alexa relatively quickly.

  3. Yay! I could view your post today. Your sensible advice about making money from writing always gives me hope. But, I couldn’t spare the time. I write a new blog every day, and then concentrate on novel writing, revision and critiquing other writer’s work.

    1. Yay! Thank you for coming back to it once you could, too. Finding the time is an issue. I have to block out my time and plan around all sorts of stuff to make sure I cover all my bases. Now and then a site is neglected but I eventually come back to it.

    1. It really depends on the type of topics that you’re writing about. I have just over 100 right now and reach payout every two months at the moment. I don’t always write on topics that people will search for and I’ve not done much promotion of my articles (I’m guilty of that in a lot of places). I’m picking up the pace a little with it all this month and testing to see how that works out. There are some who have less than me who make payout each month, I believe. Some have a few more and make payout each month without any promotion, so it is topics and SEO more than anything else.

  4. This sounds like it could be a lot of fun and a chance to interact with others that like to write. I will take a closer look to see if I would fit in with what I write about. Thanks for sharing, now I’m off to read your other article you have written on Daily Two Cents.

    1. It certainly is both. You’re welcome. Daily Two Cents is the sister site, so it could be worth trying both at the same time if you decide they fit your style. You can pretty much write about anything you want.

  5. Interesting venture! So,the money that you make depends on the number of hits you have? Who pays? A group or the reader? You said you write about a variety of post, so do you offer money advice? Good luck!

    1. Yes, so each unique view pays half a cent. It’s the site that pays, and the site gets that money from advertisers. It depends on the money advice. I offer my own budgeting and savings tips. I’m not trained in accounting, so it’s not exactly financial advice 🙂

  6. Interesting review, Alexandria. I’d like to go see how it works. What could be better than earning something from something we enjoy and do every day, anyway? And of course, every drop of water… 🙂 You know what they say!

    It is always good to find multiple sources of income online.

    Here via the Facebook Group for the Ultra Blog Challenge. Looking forward to staying connected!

    Love, Vidya

    1. Hi Vidya, thanks for checking out the post. Having multiple sources of online income is certainly great, which is why I like searching for new sites like this and giving them a try. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

  7. How many of these sites are there?? Totally off my radar – I had no idea they existed. This one sounds appealing with the social connections although that could suck up some productive time. Depends on your objective really. Oh, and happy anniversary 🙂

    1. There are so many. I’m not even going to cover them all because I haven’t tried them all! This week will focus on six residual income sites that I have a lot of experience with. Daily Two Cents can suck up productivity if you’re not careful! Thanks, Mel!

  8. Alexandria,

    Sounds like an interesting site. After Hubpages and Squidoo, I’ve decided to post on my blog. The only site that I’ve posted to and have never had an issue with is Ezine Articles.

    I know the business model is different, but I just don’t care for sites like this anymore.

    Hope it’s fruitful for you!

    1. I’ve never tried Ezine, but I don’t see the links showing up in search results anymore. I get the feeling that Google doesn’t like it anymore.

  9. Making it to the bank every month on Dailytwocents is fantastic!
    Don’t make me wrong, but the rate of pay has been currently lowered to $1.50 per thousand views.
    I think that, despite the fact that the minimum number of words for a post to be published is 100 words, being a successful writer on Dailytwocents is a long-term process which requires patience and a lot of interaction with other members of the community of Dailytwocents writers, and also promoting on the usual (Facebook, Twitter, etc), and unusual social media platforms.
    What I like about this site is the honesty and transparency of the administrators, and also the friendship, support and interaction that I have received from fellow writers. Of course, I had the chance to learn new interesting things and be updated on current news, views and discussions on a great range of subjects from fellow writers.
    That’s why I have decided to give it another go.

    1. Yes, the pay rate has been changed. I no longer reach it every month, but every other month I manage it. Recently, the pay rate has increased to $2 per thousand views, so that will help a little. Like all residual income sites, it’s all about the long-term plan. Residual income isn’t going to happen overnight.

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