Paid to write sites getting very popular these days....

Mexico
October 26, 2012 9:30am CST
These paid to write sites are getting very popular these days. You write an article, get it posted. Then get paid to get views of it. i recently started one. Im not much of a writer. But I tried it. Did ok, made a few dollars. Do you do these sites?
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
27 Oct 12
Do you write because these sites offer the promise of money or because you love to write. Do you not write somewhere that pays nothing and still discriminates between an interesting story and a poorly constructed rant? My experience is that I enjoy writing. But that these sites invariably have such complex rules that I lose the enthusiasm for writing; either that or they appear to encourage anybody to write indiscriminately. As some have said here, these sites are an opportunity to practise English if it is not your native language. A good one will censor your spelling and grammar too. But they are not for me.
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• Mexico
27 Oct 12
We need to write form the heart.
• United States
26 Oct 12
Yes I do one other site that I write articles and that is squidoo. I have just recently started this and MyLot as a way to make a little extra money. I am finding it to be an interesting way to interact with others, write about things I am interested in, and interact with others. It also helps your writing skills a great deal and gives you more confidence to write what you feel.
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• Mexico
26 Oct 12
Welcome to mylot. yes earning and making friends form all over the world is so great. Im maria from mexico city, mexico. Glad to meet you here.
• United States
27 Oct 12
sharecuzicare, is it easy to write and earn from Squidoo?
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
27 Oct 12
Squidoo is tough. I noticed that it is more focused on selling things. I prefer other sites.
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@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
26 Oct 12
Hello! I'm new here in mylot. I love to write. I have passion in it and its my hobby too. I think that you enjoy this site and I think I will too. It's quite different from other writing sites. Its good too that I can earn few dollars in writing besides sharing your thoughts to others. It is encouraging and enjoyable too. Happy writing!
• Mexico
26 Oct 12
Welcome here, youll earn and make friends here form all over the world. Glad to have you here with us.
• United States
28 Oct 12
edvc, nice to meet you!
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
28 Oct 12
Thanks! I'm glad to be here. See you around here at mylot! Best regards!
• Philippines
26 Oct 12
I also notice that. But although right now, I still can't find the site that fits me. Writing is one of my passion. And I am now writing articles about God and submit it for the bulletin of a Catholic community where I am active right now. Some of my articles have already publish there. And although I don't earn from writing articles there, I feel so blessed to share my talent and offer it to God. Right now, I am only active here. I had a great time posting here. And although I only earn a little here, what's important is that I enjoy myself and learning a lot and improving my grammar and vocabulary
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• Mexico
26 Oct 12
Your doing great, Id like to see some of your writings. have a great day there.
• Philippines
26 Oct 12
Thanks. You are doing great also. I can see that you are quite active in posting here just like m.. haha
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• Mexico
26 Oct 12
thanks, I enjoy my time here at mylot.
@bizness (841)
• United States
27 Oct 12
I haven't tried them yet but I am hoping to get on board with a few today. Any suggestions on where to go? As you can see I am very new here...but I love it so far! Thanks! By the way, are we friends here?
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• Mexico
27 Oct 12
Id say do a search here at mylot. many have posted great writing sites here.
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@GardenGerty (96763)
• Marion, Kansas
27 Oct 12
bizness, I am sending you a friend request. Since you are in the US you can do Textbroker. . . you may want to check it out. Others here do well at Helium, but I have not put enough effort there to get paid.
@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
28 Oct 12
I also started since year on experts column , yes its getting pretty popular . I like these sites they help me to make my first online dollar . After that I was inspired to start my own blog .
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• Mexico
29 Oct 12
Im not much of a writer. But even mylot helps me gain some confidence.
@estremms (324)
• Philippines
26 Oct 12
I have yet to join these writing sites. I'm still a bit hesitant because I think I need to learn more to be a writer.
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• Mexico
26 Oct 12
Maybe, some have very strict rules. But the one I have been doing is more relaxed. I like it because we can also earn form posting poems there. Have a great day.
• United States
27 Oct 12
mariaperalta, that writing site sounds really great. Can you please share it with me? Thank you so much!
• Mexico
27 Oct 12
Sure its on vacation till nov 2nd, has site owner has moved. ILl keep your user name here- to tell you about it and our other site he owns as well. Take care there.
@GardenGerty (96763)
• Marion, Kansas
27 Oct 12
I do a site that pays me for direct orders. I have articles up at some other places but have never cashed out. I know that there are lots of sites out there, and I could probably make some dollars if I would do it. Where did you start?
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• Mexico
27 Oct 12
I started at a site called article gate. The rules on grammer arent to strict. Its only been around 2-3 months. bUt Ive been paid by them. Have a great day there.
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@GardenGerty (96763)
• Marion, Kansas
27 Oct 12
I see that that is part of Matesgate. I have been there but did not seem to be earning or understand it. I will check it out in November, thanks. Are you on Sidetick as well? If so we need to add each other as friends.
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• Mexico
27 Oct 12
I dont do sidetick. Im so busy with mates gate and mylot.
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26 Oct 12
My writing is not good enough but still learning,only my better half encouraging me to write before and now I'm still struggling to write better.
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• Mexico
26 Oct 12
I thought the same as you. But we write better than we think we do.
• United States
27 Oct 12
I think as writer too many times we tend to be too critical of ourselves. It is like we feel we have to be perfect writers. The truth is that writing is an art that is all about expressing ourselves in a way where we effectively convey our message to our intended audience.
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• Mexico
27 Oct 12
Also its better to write from the heart. To many think to much about what they are writing about.
@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
28 Oct 12
Hi maria! I am concentrating more on myLot than in any other site. Although I am also a member of Experts Column but I cannot participate that much on that site because of lack of time. I hope I can devote more time in the days to come. Actually I am drafting an article but could not finish it at once. Have a nice day!
• Mexico
29 Oct 12
I seem to be doing the same, more mylot each day for me. Love it here.
• India
31 Oct 12
Ok ladies, I am thrusting myself into your discussion, but I cannot help myself. Like Aries, I was also slow to start off. It was difficult getting to write an article. Even writing a 300 word article was not easy for me. I made a lot of grammatical mistakes as well. It was indeed a frustrating time for me. However, I persisted with the writing. The good thing was that my English was not really that bad. So, I could manage to have some articles online. Then I stumbled upon a forum like mylot. That also helped me increase my confidence. I had the option of signing up for sites that were not too harsh on the writers. Eventually, my efforts are now paying off. I have more than 400 articles on EC, have written hundreds of articles as a ghost writer and I have a blog where there are more than 1000 posts already. I am happy that I could do this. Why can't you, my friend?
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@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
31 Oct 12
Hi abhi! Congratulations for the great achievement! I think you are really a very skillful writer. Personally, I work as a full time public servant and it is really hard for me find a time to develop a good article, I mean lots of good articles. I am already very happy if I could write a short article about what happened in my day to day work or experience. I hope I could also do that. I will try my best to write more this weekend. Have a nice day!
@massss (8)
26 Oct 12
yaa right
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@GardenGerty (96763)
• Marion, Kansas
27 Oct 12
massss you earn by contributing here. You need to participate in discussions and not just leave a little comment. We are always pleased to see new users and we want them to succeed here, so we try to give good suggestions.
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• Mexico
27 Oct 12
Garden: is that site good in Mexico?
• United States
28 Oct 12
Garden Gertie, thank you for helping our new member here in myLot. You did such a nice job of positively phrasing your advice.
@abhi_bangal (3686)
• India
30 Oct 12
There is no doubt that these type of sites are popular. The reason is pretty simple. It gives one the freedom of writing the stuff along with the liberal time schedule. There is no tension of deadlines and one can work according to the need and the liking. If suppose one likes to write on pet dogs, there can be hundreds of articles about this one single subject (as long as the articles are free of plagiarized content). There are various types of rules and regulations the sites developed seeing the great popularity of these sites. However, there are a select few, well I wouldn't like to mention any of them, that are paying the writers handsomely, be it pay per view or upfront paying sites. I am aiming at making it big with the writing sites only. How about you?
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• Mexico
30 Oct 12
Id like to make it big. But honestly Ive just really started to write online. My lot really helps.
• India
31 Oct 12
Yes there is no doubt that mylot is of great help. I have also mentioned that on various occasions in the discussions before. The people are very helpful here and I have been able to solve a considerable amount of queries regarding my computer problems. I had no where to go then. Mylot came to my rescue. I enjoy reading the discussions and get knowledge about various other topics as well. Well coming back to the writing, if you are inspired enough to work seriously, then you can easily achieve. Some madness is necessary to set the ball rolling. Good luck, mate!
• Mexico
31 Oct 12
My lot is more than just an earning site. Have a great day there.
@inertia4 (27404)
• United States
27 Oct 12
Well you know I have one great site like that. LOL. But I do belong to a few other ones. Whatever I post at AG I post on those other sites. They are okay. But when you boil it all down, MyLot is still much better and more fun.
• Mexico
27 Oct 12
Your right there steve, have a great weekend.
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@cobalt20 (1321)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
I know you are doing fun when you do writing. I am proud of you, Steve. I believe in your story. I hope Mylot can help you increase your earnings and other sites. See you soon.
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@inertia4 (27404)
• United States
28 Oct 12
Thank you Maria and thank you Peter. MyLot is a great site to have fun and earn. Stick with it Peter.
@velvet53 (16145)
• Palisade, Colorado
26 Oct 12
I am on a couple of sites and haven't done too bad. Send me a message of the ones you are on, please.
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• Mexico
26 Oct 12
ok, are you my mates gate friend??
@velvet53 (16145)
• Palisade, Colorado
27 Oct 12
I believe that I am.
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• Mexico
27 Oct 12
Im kinda new here, its good to see you here.
@scheng1 (24810)
• Singapore
28 Oct 12
Hi Maria, the problem is getting the motivation to write day after day, month after month, and year after year. Most people lose the initial motivation after a few months of hard work. Most sites have revenue sharing scheme, and you really need to write consistently through the years to get the benefits. Just hope that your earning increases as your articles get more and more views. Continue to write, even when you do not feel happy with the earnings.
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• Mexico
29 Oct 12
true, but even if you make a dollar for writing all helps.
• India
31 Oct 12
@scheng1, I can easily agree with you scheng1. I have been writing online for around three years now. I know what the meaning of the word 'motivation' is. It is indeed a big thing in the life of a writer who needs the inspiration to continue consistently. From my experience, I can say that I easily get complacent and lose the focus. I am sure there might be some people out there who would agree with me. Trying to fight complacency and procrastination are the biggest challenges for someone who is writing for revenue sharing sites. The hunger of the internet is insatiable. The more you fee it (with articles) the hungrier it becomes. I guess, it is indeed difficult to produce quality content on a regular basis. However, one can at least continue with the flow, even if it is thin.
@millertime (1398)
• United States
29 Oct 12
I belong to several writing websites and it is very possible to make money on them. However, in order to make very much, you need to write quite a large number of articles. Different sites pay in different ways too. Some pay up front for the article and others a set amount for page views, some both. If you like to write in "short bursts" instead of full length articles, MyLot is probably the best place.
• Mexico
29 Oct 12
Very true, I also see where you need alot of views of those articles as well. Hope you have a great earning week.
@gary23 (425)
• India
28 Oct 12
I have also come to know about them lately in MyLot. How much can you get paid by just posting an article for the first time? I don't like writing that much but I write well. I can give it a try if its worth it.
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• Mexico
29 Oct 12
Every site is diff. some sites pay by how many views your article gets.
@anaknitatay (1335)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
yes, I have tried it but I admit I haven't earned any from my articles.
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• Mexico
27 Oct 12
Seems like its kinda hard to earn from writing online.
@Bhebelen14 (5077)
• Philippines
26 Oct 12
I hope I can make myself attend to these sites. I know that there a lot of these nowadays and a bit popular. I hope I can master my style and grammar so I can be able to contribute and earn a few dollars. Good luck to us. Thanks
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• Mexico
26 Oct 12
I felt the same way, but some sites are not as strict as others are. Havea great day there.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
26 Oct 12
Too busy wring here on mylot and writing on my novel, singing, playing the piano, and singing. I did try one but it was mainlyh a pay for vieew site and it was noyt a pay for hyour work. Also I am bad at article writing. As well as I do not like to sit all the time.
• Mexico
26 Oct 12
Sounds like you are busy there. Havea great day here at mylot.