Posting duplicate content on paid sites - Does it really make you more money???

United States
July 24, 2009 9:15am CST
I decided to start this after speaking to someone else on mylot here about it... So the idea here is that it will hurt you in terms of money and page rank if you publish the same content of your's on multiple paid writing sites. But I have a theory... Let's say you write just one article and publish it on these sites: Triond Associated Content Bukisa Hubpages Helium Xomba Now let's assume the more sites you post on the less you will earn on the next site and the next. Let's say your earning results for that one same article on all the sites are (remember, all of this hypothetical): Triond = $0.80 Associated Content = $0.70 Bukisa = $0.64 Hubpages = $0.49 Helium = $0.32 Xomba = $0.20 TOTAL: $3.15 So the first site you published that article on is making the most money while Xomba is making you the least amount of money because its been published quite a few times beforehand. Okay you may not be making as much money as you are on the very first site you published it on, but wouldn't it all still add up when you cash out from ALL the sites period? Yeah, ok, maybe you posted on 20 paid writing sites or whatever and the 20th site is only making like 10 cents a week on that article, would it really make that BIG of a difference when you cash out from ALL 20 SITES????? My point is can't you still make money PERIOD from the same article even though its on 20 sites or whatever? One site here and there may not garner as much earnings because its been published elsewhere yeah, but it still adds up. So who cares if you're only making 20 cents on Xomba you're making like $2.95 EXTRA on five other sites!? Is my point/theory valid or no? Please tell me what you think. I also started this because I am considering doing this as well.
6 responses
@calyxus (827)
• Philippines
24 Jul 09
It depends on the site if they claim copyright to the articles you posted. If that's the case, then you can't post it on multiple sites. And if the website is not into quality then you can also post copied materials there. What's the point? Just to earn? But what about integrity? Think again, my friend.
• United States
24 Jul 09
You're completely right about the copyright thing. As for earning and integrity... Um, you're aware that we are in a very bad recession right now, yes? Eventually at the end of the day, the point is to earn, the world revolves around money, it's been that way for decades upon decades now. The catch is to earn with quality content, that's all.
@calyxus (827)
• Philippines
25 Jul 09
Yes, I am aware of the recession thing. But I don't agree with you completely. The world does revolve around money. It is not the only thing to live for. What about good old love? Anyway, I respect your opinion. Just deal with the quality and you will always be on the right track.
• United States
25 Jul 09
Calyxus, I think you're missing my point. I said it is fine to write for money as long as you write quality content. As for "good old love", I would love to live on whatever planet you live on where "good old love" *all by itself* pays the rent and bills. Bye bye disneyland and welcome to reality.
• India
25 Jul 09
As i have explained earlier also to u that if anybody gets caught publishing copied content on his site then he may suffer from earning very negligible amount of traffic for his site and will also may not be able to earn much.So try to give ur own ideas on ur site.Have a good day
• United States
25 Jul 09
Ravi, ummmm I'm not talking about taking "someone else's" work, I am talking about taking YOUR OWN work and publishing under diff sites under a NON-EXCLUSIVE copyright. What made you think I was talking about copyright infringement?
@croamer (165)
• Taiwan
24 Jul 09
theory speaking, it works, but I think most of those paid sites have declared in that Terms and Conditions that duplicata are not allowed, you are runing a risk if there discovered that, just my 2 cents... have fun.
• United States
24 Jul 09
Croamer, read both of my responses to Rahul above.
• Bangladesh
25 Jul 09
I want to do it. How can i do this?
@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
24 Jul 09
I agree handsome. It should be called the writing business like people call music the music business and acting show business. Everyone who is writing for money should be able to figure out how to ethically and morally maximize their earning potential. If you are producing quality work and getting a living wage or at least fair compensation for your work then in my opinion this is a resonable goal. If you can get residual money, even if only a few cents a month for each article, and the income accumulates then at some point you can call yourself a writer. While you will never attain the heights of J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame, when you are writing for these sites, there is nothing wrong with becoming a multi millionaire from the fruits of your honest labour.
• India
24 Jul 09
what I have experienced in past 1-2 years of blogging that copied or cheated content does not make u earn much.Instead If your site gets caught publishing copied content then your earnings can drop down to absolute zero.So ,take my advice and never publish any copied content.Have a nice day