Writing at InfoBarrel: Could You Earn Money Online From This Writing Site?

Writing at InfoBarrel: Could You Earn Money Online From This Writing Site?

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Could you make money online writing at InfoBarrel?
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InfoBarrel is another one of the oldest sites for making money through revenue share. It works very similar to HubPages, by writing whatever you want (within reason) and posting it online. Before signing up to any site, many people question whether it is possible to earn money online writing at InfoBarrel.

How InfoBarrel Helps Writers Earn

The site owners created a site that offers revenue share for writers. Writers are allowed to add their own content, and will earn 75% of the revenue on the site. That includes the earnings from affiliate links, such as Amazon or eBay. It’s one site, though, that I’m not sure if other types of affiliate links are allowed.

It is one of the better sites for earning money online through revenue share. However, that is only if you can get people to view your articles. I’ve only had one of my articles get constant views. Some never see any, which personally doesn’t make sense considering articles make money elsewhere; I’ve also seen the articles show up on Google search results.

I decided to stop writing at InforBarrel for reasons that I detailed on Writedge back in April. Since then I have continued to earn money just on the one article that seems to be doing really well (for reasons unknown).

Do You Need Google AdSense?

There are two different earning programs when writing at Infobarrel. The first is through the Infobarrel’s own earning program and there is no need to have your own Google AdSense account. The second is through Google AdSense. To earn through the second one, you will need to sign up for a Google AdSense account, which is free to do so. Like I mentioned in the HubPages post yesterday, this takes time and you need to have a portfolio of work first. I’m not sure if you can use your articles at InfoBarrel to sign up for an account.

Amazon affiliates is the third way of earning. You suggest products for people to buy when reading your content, and then you earn a commission for each product sold.

Sharing Previously Written Content on InfoBarrel

Many people want to make money from content they’ve already written. You can make money writing at InfoBarrel with previous written content as long as the content is not published anywhere else on the web. If it was posted somewhere else, you will need to make sure it is removed from that site first.

You cannot republish it anywhere else while it is on InfoBarrel, either. It will be removed from InfoBarrel and your account could be deleted. It’s generally not a good idea to add the same content on multiple sites. Google discourages against duplicate content, and it offers nothing extra for your readers.

One of the problems I ran into after I stopped writing at InfoBarrel was that I couldn’t delete my content. The Terms of Service are similar to many older ones, where the site owners have the right to keep the content online if they want. I wish I’d noticed this in the Terms of Service when I signed up, but it’s only because I’ve been burned by this type of term in the past that I’ve realized just how bad it can be. Now I always look out for something like this, and refuse to write for a site if I can’t remove my articles when/if I want.

I don’t understand how the sites can have the right to keep the content on the site indefinitely, though. Authors retain copyright, so surely the writer could ask for the content to be removed. It’s something I haven’t tried yet; but I may do sometime in the future.

Writing at InfoBarrel certainly isn’t for me. But there are plenty of people making some money from it. I make between $5 and $20 a month on one article that’s on the site. It all depends on how well that article has been picked up on the site. I don’t do any promotion, except maybe sharing the link to that one article every couple of months or so, so it’s not bad for earning residual income.

Do you think writing at InfoBarrel is for you?

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

16 thoughts on “Writing at InfoBarrel: Could You Earn Money Online From This Writing Site?

    1. I’ve got to admit that I’m glad to hear someone else with the same sentiments. I’ve had writers tell me that my writing obviously wasn’t good enough for InfoBarrel if it wasn’t getting any views at all. While SEO wasn’t a main focus at first, it became one and I’ve certainly seen the posts ranking in search results. Call me sceptic, but I’m sure InfoBarrel has something to do with the lack of earnings since I earn elsewhere.

      Thanks for dropping by, Gordon.

  1. I can’t see the point of creating an article just for infobarrel. Give away the rights for your work on the promise of a share of unspecified earnings? Seems mad. I’d rather not go through all that rigmarole and use my blogs to showcase my novels. That’s what I really want to draw attention to.

    1. Some people don’t have the time or want to build their own websites, so they prefer sites like InfoBarrel. The site could also be used for links back to your own blog, and I think that’s what some people still use it for.

    1. I only earn from one article and I still have no idea how that went viral. I really wish I could figure it out.

  2. I didn’t realize there were so many sites like this out there. I do enjoy writing about different topics from time to time, but doing consistent writing of anything tends to wear on me after a while.

    Since the changes with Hubpages along with being burned twice by Squidoo, I just don’t bother anymore. That’s not the business model for me.

    1. There’s a crazy amount of them, but I don’t bother with all. I have a handful that I can go back to every now and then. HubPages has become more of a residual one right now, while InfoBarrel I don’t touch at all. Consistent writing can wear me down too.

  3. I wrote a few articles there but didn’t even earn 10 cents lol, $20 per month with one article is CRAZY congrats! I can understand how the site owners wouldn’t want loads of content taken off their site all at once but for writers it’s not very convenient.

    1. I can understand why too, but if those articles aren’t getting any views or making writers any more, they’re not going to make the site owners any money either. I’m surprised InfoBarrel hasn’t removed them anyway because they’re just wasting space. Unless they are getting views that InfoBarrel isn’t showing me…

    1. It takes some time to get used to each one and find one or two that will work for you. You’re welcome 🙂

  4. There’s no way I’d write on a site I couldn’t remove my content from. I made a mistake with that early on and I’ll never do it again. Some people may not mind, so it’s good you’re highlighting a variety of sites.

    1. I really wish I saw that part of the TOS before I signed up. Now I’m stuck with my articles there unless I ask for them to be deleted. Now it’s always something I look out for and will never put my work somewhere where it can’t be deleted.

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