Writedge Review


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I've been very blessed to make a living writing without any formalized journalism training. Most of the writing I've done has been for my blog. It just seemed to make more “CENTS” focusing on my own site rather than writing for others. So I've never written for any “content mill” sites. But clearly others feel differently because there are large amounts of people who write for content farms and seem to be satisfied with the income they earn from them. With that in mind I'd like to cover a company that pays you for your words with my Writedge Review. It may be an additional way to bring in some extra money if you enjoy writing but you decide.

What Is Writedge?

In a nutshell Writedge is a content mill where many authors sign up (for free) to write articles and get paid based on pageviews on their articles and Adsense revenue that is shared with the writers. Writedge has been in existence since May of 2013. Danielle McGaw and Michelle Harlow created the site. There is a sister site is Dailytwocents.com.

How do I Make Money?

The business model behind content farm websites like Writedge is to get as many freelance writers to write large amounts of articles that are geared towards various topics or keywords which will rank highly in Google. The more content produced, the more likely these websites will show up in search engines and thus make them money from advertisers that pay to be on their website. In turn Writedge shares a portion of the revenue with the writers for views on the articles.

Writers can also make money with Google Adsense where their Google adsense id is placed within the articles they produce on Writedge. However, participating in Google adsense is optional. Other ways you are rewarded is that Writedge allows you to include self serving links within your articles. This can be a link to your own website, affiliate links that make you money or social media links.

What Can I Write About?

Writedge has many categories to choose from. So you can write about damn near anything you want as long as your articles are at least 400 words.

How Much Do I Get Paid?

You are paid a 1/2 cent per one unique view. Also, if you participate in the Adsense revenue share part of it, your Google Adsense publishing ID is rotated throughout the site; therefore you will earn through Adsense too. In addition, there are contests and writing challenges to make extra money along the way.

How Do I Sign Up?

You can sign up here. Sign up is pretty basic. Register…then after you receive your confirmation email you can start posting. Your first five articles must be approved by editors before you are labeled – pre-approved status.

Complaints

Like all website Writedge has it flaws as well. It doesn't mean it is a flat out scam. But there are things you should be aware of so you can make an informed decision. Some of these things may rub you the wrong way or not. Either way, It's my job to make you aware of them. So let's dig into them.

Low Pay

Did you happen to notice the part in this Writedge Review where I mention the pay was a 1/2 penny per view? First of all, is half a penny even considered money? With “pay” like that don't expect to make a full time income with this website. And it seems like making even some extra money would take a boat load of effort. The reality is unless you're an SEO genius and really understood how to drive traffic to these articles, it's going to be very difficult to make a lot of money with this. And if you were trained on how to get traffic, you'd quickly realize it literally makes more sense to send that traffic to a website you own and can make more money with which is what my #1 Free Work At Home Recommendation has trained me and thousands of others to do!

You Don't Control Jack!

You don't control the site and its policies when writing for a revenue share/content mill site. That could also mean changes in your income instantly if they decide to switch the rules on you. I can't tell you how many times I've seen people bitch and moan about their accounts being closed or money not paid because they violated a policy they weren't aware of or that a content mill switched the rules on them. When you're not the owner, you're at the whim of these content farms and complaining online doesn't usually help.

How Long Will They Be Around?

Content farms/ mill websites have taken a huge hit from search engines like Google in the past. Let's say you spend all this time and effort writing ton of articles for this site. But then Google changes how they ranks websites and now Writedge loses all their traffic and thus their income. Now all of sudden the website suddenly shuts downs because they're no longer making money. So, what happens to your articles and profit?? In 5 minutes flat, or less; all that time and effort is painfully flushed down the toilet! The only way you can avoid this situations is if you were paid a flat fee per article.

Or you could probably make even more money creating your own blog and monetizing it the way I do because of being a member of my Top Free Work At Home Recommendation!

$5 Threshold

There is a $5 threshold each month before you are paid. In most cases earning $5 within a given month would be easy for many of the other work at home opportunities I have covered and recommended. But when you consider you're being paid 1/2 a cent per view, it's going to take a very long time to reach that minimum payout amount. So you can literally be spending hours and weeks writing articles before you can make that $5. Considering the time spent on writing and publishing articles, it just doesn't seem to be worth the time. You could probably make more at fast food place or the various other companies I've recommended.

So, is Writedge legit?

Writedge has not been on the web that long really for me to say they are NOT legit. So far, (as far as payments are concerned), everyone has been paid. However, keep in mind the site is still young. That all said, I tend to be biased against content mills like Writedge. For the same effort you put in writing for them, you could write for yourself and probably make way more over time and actually control the website. So my suggestion would be to write for YOUR own blog or website instead of writing to make someone else rich. Time is money, and you should want to spend your time and effort on a more sustainable way to make money online.

Either way, I would love to hear YOUR thoughts and suggestions on Writedge or content mills like it. I know there are some of you that do pretty well with them. You all know how I thrive on your comments and feedback so don't be shy and share in the comment below!

As always you can catch me on Twitter, Facebook, and also Google+.

Until next time! πŸ™‚

Eddy with a Y.

36 thoughts on “Writedge Review”

  1. I signed up for both DTC and Writedge just to test the waters as I had been placing most of my articles on HubPages. I wrote for one for DTC which got lost in their poorly laid out landing page and I looked around the site and people were posting all kinds of useless articles and there were no comments. I decided not to write anymore as if you want to delete and deindex the content it takes time.

    Now when Squidoo was taken over by HP they did email everyone to write a review to convince people to move their lenses over to them and not HP and were paying people to do write the reviews, which I thought was a bit unethical.

    I think theses learning sites are fine for people who don’t mind about their copyright, they own it, but if the site goes down, they have no control if they want to put it elsewhere and spinning an article doesn’t help you either. Basically you provide free content and get a possible share of earnings!

    Recently I noticed that Writedge has fewer comments and limited traffic as the word count is higher than DTC, so they sometimes use Postloop content writers to provide comments and to generate traffic (I recognize all the people who comment as either Postloopers or people that post on the DTC Facebook group).

    I find the articles are not all high quality, therefore I didn’t want my work to be alongside (not blowing my trumpet, but you can’t control what article is next to yours) work that may influence readers not to read it. At least with HP, you have your own subdomain. As I result I keep my own blogs and domains and then if I want to sell any articles, I don’t have to involve any party or wait!

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  2. Ouch. Up until I found your blog I had read nothing but positive reviews for Writedge. You went into much further detail about the site than most others did, though, and shed some light some real issues. Great review and cheers for the info.

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    • Thanks for the kind words Brad. As you can see some people don’t appreciate that. But it’s because of people like you I like to dig deeper so you get both sides of the story. Too many of the reviews of many online opportunities only paint a sweet picture and it’s obviously because they want people to sign up under them. I have nothing against that but before I sign up for any opportunity I like knowing the good and bad. I don’t like surprises. So I keep that in mind when I write. So thanks for taking notice and appreciating it!

  3. Eddy thanks for the review, it is objective and gives the facts, I have been researching various paid to write sites online over the last few years and it seems that many of the same writers migrate from one site to the other, for instance many of the writers on writedge also write content for squidoo, and then they get together and decide to start up sites like zujava, wizzley, goodyguides which are all started by former squidoo writers.

    I think that these revenue share type sites are not meant to make much money but the users want to use them as backlinks to other articles they have online. Also I think multi-user sites are good for networking purposes too. I agree that having a website that you own and control is always going to be the best choice.

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    • Thanks Minnie,

      I try to give all the good and bad. Sometimes folks don’t appreciate that but that’s just how I do things so people like you can make your own decisions.

      I’m not surprised that many of the writers bounce around and even venture off into creating their own websites. I can actually appreciate that because they’re taking matters into their own hands and giving themselves more control. And that makes sense to me.

      Using the websites for direct traffic and referrals is a great idea too because they do attract a lot of folks. The SEO/Backlinking part can be questionable because Google doesn’t really love these websites and knows the barrier to entry is so low. That said getting a link from a content mill/revenue site isn’t as powerful as getting one from like a news site or another website that Google places a higher value on. So it’s not very powerful from an SEO point of view but for direct traffic, yes it can be a winner. So I totally get that and I’m not knocking it

      Either way, thanks for chiming in. It’s nice to talk to someone that isn’t just drinking and sharing the koolaid. LOL

  4. Ouch! No other revenue sharing site can compare with Bubblews. Don’t even put Writedge in the same sentence with them. I agree with you Eddy about revenue sharing writing sites. I’ve thought about using them for extra income, but I didn’t have enough motivation or drive to follow through. The pay out is not attractive enough and my thoughts keep going back to writing for myself and reaping 100% of the profits. THAT makes more sense to me.

    To make money, you have to write decent articles that will be searched for in search engines so writing a mediocre article isn’t going to make a nice chunk of money if no one is reading it.

    I completely understand where some people are hesitant to build their own website, but really the pros outweigh the cons. I know we all have to make our own decisions based on what is best for us, but also remember you can make more or in addition to what you’re already earning. It goes both ways. It depends on which pros outweighs the cons.

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    • For clarification, revenue share writing sites isn’t my cup of tea and as I have read here and at other places, I know others have done well. Don’t get me wrong I’m not side-eyeing anyone who chooses to go that route.

    • Hey Sophia,

      I’m not high on Bubblews either given what I discovered here in my review. At least Writedge consistently pays you. I’ve heard some shady things about how Bubblews withholds payments after consistently paying you a few times. But that’s another discussion. LOL

      In any event, Obviously you and I think the same about this situation. There is definitely money to be made with these sites but again I know there is more to be made writing for yourself if folks are willing to put in the same energy. But to each their own.

      Thanks for chiming in. I’m glad I’m not the only one that can see the merit in writing for yourself.

  5. @Ana Right now the amount I make pays for some of my online activities such as renewing a domain or hiring someone on fiver to make me some banners. My ultimate goal is to make about $100 a month which I think is doable. The site is one of several things I do to make money online.

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  6. @Edy – Oh, don’t get me wrong. I have a stash of private clients as well. And I have some content mills that pay as well as $0.05/per word. So… a 400 word article is $20 to me in some places. My issue with the time it takes to spend/learn how to make my own site is the fact that I’m the only source of income for a family of three. Don’t get me wrong, I work really hard some months (more with content mills and private clients than shared revenue). I spend a lot of hours a day writing. But, the time it would take to set things up write not… It’s time I wouldn’t be writing and my family can’t afford that. You aren’t the first person who has told me that if I would write the 300-500 articles I write for content mills for myself (even for shared revenue) I’d be making so much more than I make now. Right now 80 percent of my articles go to clients and 20 percent go to shared revenue. But, regardless of how many people tell me that… I don’t have the cushion of downtime and extra money to play with learning something new. If that makes sense.

    Obviously, I write for Writdge and Daily Two Cents. I appreciate you taking the time to accept my comment and reply to it. I told you before I wasn’t trying to demean your review or anything. Everything is open to their own opinion. I’m just giving insight from the point of someone who legitimately doesn’t have time for that right now and does the best she can with what she has.

    And, I know sites can fold. But, a shared revenue site can die, a content mill can dry up, or a private client can disappear/stop giving you work/or just stop paying. You write quality stuff all the time, you back up your work, and you move on. You also never put all your eggs in one basket. I have several sources of income. The major two being a content mill and a private client. But, I’ve been doing this long enough to know better than to rely on one source of income. I get paid randomly on various paydays throughout the entire month. My earning and working situation is not ideal for everyone. But, it works for me.

    && I wish they played Attack of the Titan more than once a week. Love it. We (my husband and I) watched a few episodes ahead of speed using Netflix. But, we have a one year old and it is hard to watch subbed sometimes.

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    • Hi again Streak,

      First and foremost applaud you for having your own private clients! That’s what I’m talking about. You’re taking the middleman out of the equation and making more money for yourself that way. I’m surprised you don’t have a website promoting your writing service. It would be a great asset to your business and you can have your current clients refer people to it. So that’s something you should really consider. Even if it’s just being used as brochure to show your services and writing samples, then you should create one. It wouldn’t even by that involved and you could post articles once a week. That wouldn’t take as much time away from your other gigs.

      Again I don’t know where the misconception that it’s going to take you a lot of time away from what you do to create a website and add content to it. I only take a couple of hours per week to add one article on my blog. Once you’ve set it up which I’ve shown is literally only a few minutes. Then it’s just a matter of adding content to it as you can like you would with a content mill. You don’t have to spend all your time on it where your other income should suffer.

      Either way, I’m happy you actually do have your own clients in addition to working the content farms. That definitely spreads your risk and diversifies your income. So great job.

      In terms of AOT it was killing me waiting a week between episodes. That’s how it was for me when watching Bleach too. I wish they would bring them both back already. πŸ™

    • @streakanime, I can sure relate to this. If something is making you money, keep doing it. πŸ™‚ I hope much more success for you!

      However, I do agree with Eddy, and have shifted gears with my priorities. I’d say for the last 2 months, I have not been motivated about my work.(for some reason, and was just feeling BLAH!) and now, look out, I’m going to be knocking out some work, also in the middle of writing an eBook…(yes, still in the works, just a little stall) πŸ™‚ And now something new I get to work on…changing my wah site over to WordPress. I really like the theme I’m using and can’t wait to dig in but my other work priorities has to get done too. I may just pick a weekend and get to it. πŸ™‚ My blogs have been idol too recently.
      πŸ˜›

      Kind of went off topic here Eddy…for some the revenue share sites are ideal and others feel differently. Also…I can always rewrite some articles and use a different angle with them from revenue share sites I’ve written for. πŸ™‚

    • No worries Tammy! Moving your site over to wordpress is going to be a great thing! You’ll have a lot more options and your pages will rank better. Just be sure you do it properly in terms of 301 redirects so you don’t lose SEO value or existing traffic.

  7. I respect your opinion, but it seems kind of odd that someone who has so much experience in the writing world doesn’t know the definition of a content mill. Textbroker, WordGigs, Writers Domain, Hire Writer – those are content mills. A content mills is where you grab an assigned topic, write the assigned topic, and get paid a rate per word.

    Shared revenue (which is what Writedge is) is ideal for someone who doesn’t have the money or the resources or the knowledge even to manage their own website. I write for Writedge as well as a number of other shared revenue sites and make a decent amount of money doing it too. I also write for content mills and make 2-3K a month doing that (pays the bills). I don’t have the time, money, or know how to manage my own site right now and I’d rather not stretch myself thinner than I have.

    Shared revenue isn’t for everyone. But, I don’t think Writedge is a bad site. I think it is PERFECT for someone in my situation or perhaps someone who is new to the world of writing and making money. It’s great that you have your own site and you make money that way. But, I like getting my decent sized paychecks every month without having to upkeep a website or pay any hosting fees.

    Not trying to bash or anything, like I said – respect your opinion. Just completely disagree.

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    • Hey StreakAnime,

      Thanks for chiming in.
      I have years of experience blogging not writing for other sites. So that might be the difference. In terms of the definition of a content mill or farm, I’ll reference wikipedia’s definition here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_farm

      But yes you can also refer to them as a revenue share sites as well.

      I agree that sites like Writedge may be a nice starting point to get your feet wet. But creating a website and managing it is so much easier nowadays. You can literally create a website in under 5 minutes with many of the options available out there I literally show this here under the “Your own free website” sub heading.

      The same amount effort you take to learn how to use these content site’s interface is probably the same amount energy required to learn how to use most of your self hosted content management systems to create and manage your own site. It’s no longer rocket science and huge effort. In the past it was. The cost is also minimal now. You can start your own website for free and later upgrade to get yourself a real domain (.com) for under $!0 and hosting for under $50. If folks are smart they can reinvest some of that extra income they make on these content sites to pay for this minimal investment in yourself.

      I applaud you for making 2-4k for writing for multiple content mills. I can only imagine how much more money you would make if the same amount of effort and energy was invested in your own website where you’re cutting a middle man out and keeping more of the profits.

      And I agree I don’t think Writedge is a bad site for certain people and have implied as such. But it’s definitely not for everyone and the cons I’ve pointed out are what certain people will feel about sites like this. Just because I’m pointing out these realties doesn’t mean it’s a bad site. Like I said I know folks are making money with sites like this. That’s not in question. My biggest point is you could probably make more in the long run with your own website and you’ll have more control.

      No one seems to want to address the fact that at the end of the day if these content sites change their rules on you or get shut down, you’re pretty much screwed. That $2-4k may be wiped out instantly because you accidentally violated their rules or they switched their pay structure for the worse. This happens all the time. And it’s a calculated risk folks are taking. But so is running your own business.
      But I guess I prefer more control in my hands. However we’re all different and that’s fine.

      Either way, I really appreciate your feedback and I’m happy you’re doing well. You’re one of the few people that came out of the woodwork with a really insightful and balanced comment. So I appreciate that. Again applaud you for what you’re making. But seriously consider running your own site. If you can make that much money writing for others, you can make just as much and much more writing for yourself and monetizing your site directly. And it’s not hard to manage and start sites anymore. If you can watch video or follow directions, you can get a site up in minutes.

      Thanks again.

      P.S. I’m a big anime fan as well. When is Attack on Titan coming back? πŸ˜‰

  8. Yes, I write at Writedge also. For me the site has 3 benefits. First I can get a backlink to my own site. Second, I can promote an affiliate product, and third I still earn something on the article while it climbs in rank. Maybe it’s the Panda thing, but there aren’t too many sites like that. The train wreck known as Squidoo just raised their minimum payout to $25. I’ve been with Wizzley 3 years and haven’t made a dime. I had a ton of content with nowhere to put it because you can’t take a week off when you run your own blog. There are fewer and fewer decent sites to write for. If anyone knows of one with a better Alexa rank, please let me know.

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    • Hey Clara,

      A backlink to your main website is definitely a good benefit for direct referral traffic. And it falls right in line with what I’ve been preaching here about creating your own website. So using another website to bring people to your website directly that you can control and make more money with is always a good thing. I would definitely use sites like Writedge for that purpose and it’s good they give writers that option. However you also risk being penalized by Google if they ever deem Writedge a bad website and you have links from their site to your webpage. Google has a history of lumping sites together in negative capacity because of the links pointing to a website. So there is a flipside to that from an SEO standpoint.

      You can promote affiliate products on any site you own. That’s the whole reason to own your website so you can promote whatever you want.

      And yes you can earn a few pennies per view on their website. Again no argument there. But the same way you’re article is ranking on writedge you can learn to do the same on your website and earn more money by cutting out the middleman that is sharing only a small percentage of what they earn. That’s fine if you don’t mind that.

      And you can take off as much time as you want when you run your website. Your existing articles will still make you money. I’ve gone on vacation for damn near a month and didn’t write and was still making residual money from my articles on my blog. So I don’t know what you mean. That’s the whole reason you want to start your own online business. It gives you freedom.

      In any event, thanks for sharing your feedback. Keep focusing on your own website. If you spent more time on that and learning the skills to promote it, you wouldn’t really need to look for other sites to write on. You can put all that energy in building up your site to get more money and traffic. πŸ˜‰

    • Clara, can you tell us if Writedge pays you regularly, and any other detail we might want to know — like, if that half-penny actually adds up to something?

  9. I don’t think that anyone is going to make Writedge their profession, however, it is a nice additional income stream, as every article you write will continue to earn you money for as long as the site is up. If you are worried about the site folding (which I don’t think that Writedge will, for many years, if ever) make sure to keep a copy of all your articles and you can reuse them.

    I like to write on a variety of subjects, many of which do not fit into my blog niche, and since I don’t want to have to manage 10 different blogs, sites like Writedge are a perfect way for me to write on all the subjects I like, and make a few bucks on the side. But you are right, the site is young. However, I do hope that I can work up an inventory of income generating articles there like the inventory that I have on Squidoo, which still earn me a decent amount of income every month, and have for the last five years.

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    • Why do I suspect the owners have told everyone to comment now. LOL
      In any event, yes you can make some extra money with the site. I’ve already argued this.

      Keeping a record of your old articles means nothing. They won’t rank online anymore because they already appeared on the content
      site. And if it gets banned by google your content is associated with it. So in essence you would have to re-write that content if
      you plan to use it on your site or other content mill.

      You do have a point about being able to explore different topics on sites like Writedge. That’s actually a very fair and valid point.
      No argument there. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Eddy. Over a two decade period, I have known the joys of earning 20 cents a word from my writing, and been published around the world. All the same, I find that both writing and publishing have undergone huge changes this century, and content mill sites are very attractive to some writers. My own experience of them tells me that both Writedge and Daily Two Cents are honest, up-and-coming sites, rising ever higher in the rankings. I believe both the founding ladies of these sites are honest enough to be ready to pay writers more as revenue increases, so my opinion is that these are indeed EXCELLENT places for any writer to publish their work.

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    • Tony,

      Did Alexandria send you to post this comment or the owners? LOL
      I do believe Writedge is legit and pays. No one argued that they didn’t.
      I just don’t feel they pay well enough right now for it to be worth the effort.

      And regardless I still believe it always makes more “Cents” to spend all that energy and time
      building a website that you own and control. That should be the end goal. But if you want to get your
      feet wet and make some extra income then yes Writedge might be a place to start.

      But for me and many people like me, it’s just not something that is attractive but I do know many people
      do find these type of websites as a good source of income. So that’s great for them. Thanks anyway for your “Comment”.

  11. This is a residual income site, not really a content mill site. Content mill sites are those that pay pennies for articles that are then sent to other clients. Residual income sites like WritEdge and Daily Two Cents are sites to go to so you build up residual income, like you would with a blog if you put ads and affiliate products on it. Those articles continue to earn money day in and day out. Yes, there is a chance that Google will change its algorithm and suddenly penalize the site, but the same thing could happen to a blog. This happened in 2012, but there are still residual income sites around that have managed to make changes and see the income coming back in. WritEdge is continually rising in the rankings and has now surpassed the likes of Bubblews, Zujava and others that are older and more established than it. That’s because the owners focus on quality writing only that will offer something for readers and not just search engines. I would also like to point out that people don’t write for one residual income site and that’s it. Sure, they may do a month or two solely on one site to build up an initial portfolio, but residual income writers know not to put all their eggs into one basket. If one site goes down, then there are other sites still bringing the income in. I write on five different residual income sites, plus 5 of my own blogs and I have my private clients and a few genuine content mills. If everything goes down at the same time then it must mean the internet has completely died.

    I’m not sure how someone who is biased against sites like this can really offer a neutral opinion, because this article certainly wasn’t. You’ve not really covered the positives of sites like these. Some people don’t have the time, capabilities or desire to set up their own websites. Sites like WritEdge offer a home for these writers, especially when it comes to owners who are writers themselves and understand so much about the way of the internet and creating a place for writers. And while it may be only half a cent per unique view that adds up over time. The pieces continually earn, and are placed well in search results. Articles are much higher than blogs that are just starting out.

    Your summary about people “working for less than pennies then this may be the site for you” is completely off. People on the site aren’t “working” at all. This was never a job in the first place. People are writing. Some do it because they love it and do it as a hobby, while others write because they was residual income.

    I’ve written articles about sites that I have no interest in ever writing for again and sites that I’ve been burned by, but whenever I right something that is supposed to be informative for all–offering the pros and cons–I make sure I’m balanced. I actually wonder whether you even tried out the site first. I’m sorry, but I just can’t stand the one-sided view that this review obviously is.

    Eddy, it’s a shame you don’t go digging for the pros as well. You blatantly didn’t do much digging for the cons!

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    • Hey Alexandria,

      Thanks for chiming in with such a detailed comment. I always welcome intelligent debate. With that said let me address some of your points.

      1. Yes you can earn residual income with sites like WriteEdge but that’s money being shared with a middleman. You could easily cut the middleman (WritEdge) and make more money directly over time if you put in the same effort and energy promoting your site.

      2. In terms of the algorithm hits, you’re right any site can get hit. But content farms/mills or whatever you want to call them have a greater likelihood because of their business model. Too often the quality of writing on these websites aren’t as good. So they make them easier targets. It’s not to say there aren’t some quality writers and content. But a lot of it is poor and why Google tends to penalize these sites. That said any website can be adversely affected by algorithm changes but I’ll take my chances with my own site where I can control the quality of content and I’m not just guilty by association for having my work on these sites that get hit.

      3. I also agree no one should put all their eggs in one basket. Anyone reading my blogs know i preach multiple streams of income is the way to go. So no arguments here. So yes that’s a way to mitigate the volatility of the content sites.

      4. In terms of the pros, honestly there are plenty reviews out there that are one sided in that direction. That’s the issue when trying to do research you only get the good side. You don’t get the other side and that’s what my blog focuses on. It gives the flip side so people can take all the positive reviews they read which flood the search engines and then balance it out with my reviews which focus more on the negative things that the other review sites try to hide or glaze over. So if people just want to know the good stuff, that’s easy for them to find. It’s the flip side that’s always hard to find. And that said, It’s not like I don’t lay out the facts that you can get paid, how you get paid, and that people do get paid. I did make that clear. But I’m not here to be a cheerleader. There enough reviews for that and comments like yours which I allow to be on the site so they get some other points of view. If I were really about being biased your comment wouldn’t see the light of day.

      5. And finally yes people that are writing for writedge are “working” or “writing” for pennies. That’s a reality. And yes that should turn some people off. But it’s true. That said pennies do add up. But there are a lot of folks that don’t want to hear all that. They’re going to think “writing” for pennies is a waste of time. And I’m just pointing this out as a con that people do feel. Being upset about it doesn’t change the fact that folks really do feel that way.

      So at the end of the day, your right when I write reviews i’m trying to find the other angles that most reviews leave out because they just want you to sign up. But the thing is I’ve actually signed up for many companies despite reading the cons. You know why? It’s because I wasn’t going in blind. I knew the bad to expect before hand which I appreciated. I was prepared to work around it versus having it sprung up on me after the fact. Unfortunately too many reps of companies do it this way and then wonder why people get mad or leave their programs. So I don’t make any apologies for it.

      Finding all the fluffy good stuff about an opportunity is easy. It’s getting the flip side that is difficult and my job is to provide that side so people can balance the two bits of information and make their own choices.

      So thanks for sharing the other side via your comments. I really do appreciate having the other side speak up.

  12. I’ll add my thanks to all the others, Eddy. Once again you came through with a thorough review of a company for us to consider. I’m in full agreement with the others on that, too: I much prefer to expend most of my time and creative energy on my own site, once I get it up. If only they raised that rate a bit. It’s downright cheap.

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    • Always great to hear from you Ana. I’|m happy you see the value on focusing your energy on your own website. Trust me when I say it pays off in the long run. Thanks again for chiming in and being a long time supporter.

    • @Ana – I saw your comment to Clara and thought I would chime in. I haven’t had to to publish anything on Writedge this month. I think I’ve published one article because I do put higher paying things first. But, this site has its merit.

      But, this month I’m heading towards $20 on residual income and that’s without me doing anything. And this is bonus money. Money in addition to the 2-3K I make writing for content mills and private clients every month. – I put shared revenue sites such as this one in a separate category when I’m writing/earning.

      I will say that I’ve participated in and won a number of the contests the site has hosted. I’ve won over $100 in prize money in the few months the sites have been open and that’s just prize money. That doesn’t count my own personal earnings with the site. I’ve also gotten LOTS of reviews and clicks on my links posted in articles within the site which has led to earnings elsewhere – it has decent traffic.

      Hope that helps. πŸ™‚

  13. Eddy, as always appreciate your wide variety of options to making money online, but especially the pro’s and cons you offer enabling me to make a better informed decision. As always my thanks for what you do and share.

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    • You’re very welcome Nedra! I put a lot of effort into digging for those cons so you can make an informed decision. So I’m happy you appreciate it! Thanks for chiming in. I always love hearing from you guys! It keeps me motivated.

  14. Eddy I have written articles for the content mills and the pay is quite low. I soon learned that this is not how I wanted to earn money online. Paying someone pennies is not my idea of making good money. There is too much writing required for such low pay. Although many people will use these type of platforms as a jumping off point into making money online. Learning and writing on your web site is surely the better options when it comes to making money online.

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    • I totally agree with your Carlos! I can see how people use it for practice and to get your feet wet. But for long term and decent income, I don’t see the value of investing so much time and energy in a website you don’t own and getting paid crumbs when you can skip the middleman and make more in time. But I guess we’re all different. Thanks for chiming in!

  15. Eddy, again another great review. πŸ™‚ I think if all a person did was write articles for Writedge and that’s ALL they did, they may make some “decent” money with them. However, I’m like you, if the site folds, so would your passive income.

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    • Thanks Tammy. I don’t know what you consider “decent” money but earning 1/2 a penny per view isn’t to me. You would need tons of articles and traffic to make some good money. So this is more like an extra money opportunity thing if anything. But I guess “decent” income is open to interpretation. Thanks again.

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