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Most of the people who decide to start writing for money have one question in their minds – is it really possible to earn a decent part-time or even full-time income from writing? Ironically, even though it’s the most popular question among beginner writers, it’s really hard to find an honest answer to this question. So I decided to try to answer this question. I don’t earn my living from internet writing, but I’ve been doing this for more than a year now and I know a lot of people who earn a decent income from their articles.

So first let’s talk about the payment system of Triond. Triond pays for views of your content. That means that every 5 – 10 views you get generate 0.01 $. Yeah I know this is not a big number and many people who are interested in internet writing usually lose interest because of this number. But even though you get only a penny for 5 – 10 views, the views add up rapidly when you have a lot of articles. Also you earn by Google Adsense, which is integrated into Triond. That means that relevant ads will be placed in your articles and you will earn money if people will view and hit them. Furthermore, there is a new feature in Triond, which gives you additional 5 -20% revenue if you will write 5,10 or 20 articles a month.

This is all fine, but what are the real numbers – you might ask. Well let’s take my account for example. I started writing with some terrible articles about gaming, which brought me no revenue. I actually got almost no money for the first 10 articles I wrote, because nobody read them. Now after almost a year, I have 95 articles and I earn about 10 dollars a month (about 30 – 40 cents daily). This is not a big sum, because I earn most of my money from about 10 – 20 popular articles. So as you might imagine I could earn about 4 times more, if I had 95 great articles instead of 10 – 20 great articles and 70 average ones.

40 cents daily for a year’s work pff… – you might say. And yes you’re right it’s not a huge sum of money. But the real beauty of Triond is that it’s not a get rich fast scheme, but more of an investment. You see, even if I stopped writing now I would still get my 10 bucks monthly, because people still read my articles. Now imagine if you had 1000 articles (2 – 3 years of work if you write daily) you’d get 200 – 500 dollars a month (but having in mind that your articles would get more popular overtime and you’d have more fans overtime, you’d get even more). Not a bad investment I’d say. Even better, these approximations apply only if you’re an average guy, who writes average stuff, article a day and so on. However, I know people who write a couple of articles a day. They write excellent articles and most importantly – they enjoy it. That is why they get 500 – 1000 dollars monthly or even more.

So in conclusion, Triond is more of an investment than a fast way to get money. You can’t make a fortune in a minute, a day, a month or even a year, but if you enjoy writing, work hard and improve you can get a decent revenue, or even a minimum wage from your articles. Of course, it’s a lot of work, but believe me, when you, after a couple of years of writing, will go on a holiday of your dreams from the money you earned writing, you will not regret all the hard work.

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These days many people underestimate the power of making money with blogs. And that’s unfortunate because blogs offer an oportunity for anyone to enjoy the pleasure of  writing about your favourite subject  even getting some cash in the process. Even better, if you are ready to put some work in it you can make a relatively decent income from blogging. But how can you make money with blogging?

It’s easy – you can make money blogging by posting advertisements on your blog or marketing and advertising various products. Of course there are more options, for instance selling content, selling various services and so on, but they require more experience, so let’s just skip them for now.

So how do you earn money by using ads on your blog?  Every time someone views a page you have and advertisement on, you will get some small revenue. Even better, if someone clicks the advertisement, you will gain even more money. One of the best ways to earn money with advertisements is by using Google Adsense, which is a completely free service. All you have to do is install Google Adsense ads on your blog and create a Google Adsense account. It’s needless to say that there are other possibilities when it comes to gaining money by placing ads on your site. Just type PPC advertising or CPM advertising in google and you’ll find what you need.

The hardest part though is not earning but getting traffic to your blog. One of the most simple yet useful techniques is creating a web of blogs about the same subject and connecting them with links. Or of course you can always focus on one good blog and post often. Blogs usually take a good position on the search engine result lists, so if you blog often you should eventually get some traffic.

Now don’t get me wrong – even though it’s not hard to earn a couple of bucks, you will not get rich instantly using these techniques. But let’s face it there’s simply no easy way of getting rich instantaneously on the web (well unless you win a lottery or something like that). However, if you really work hard, enjoy blogging and make good posts, and are ready to develop your blog, you might earn a decent income out of it. Then of course you can create a website or use more advanced earning techniques for blogs and earn more. It’s all in your hands. Good luck earning!

PS. blogging sometimes might feel like this but don’t you ever give up:

I’ve read many articles and e-books about blogging and making money online. However, most of the e-books and online articles only catch your attention with “easy ways to earn money online fast” and then completely disappoint you. Yet, there are still good e-books out there, you just have to search for them a little deeper. One of the best e-books I managed to find was the Blog Profits Blueprint by Yaro Starak.

Yaro Starak is one of the most popular and succesful bloggers out there. He earns thousands of dollars a week by only blogging and online marketing. But don’t get me wrong, he’s not one of those scammers, he’s actually a very respected figure among bloggers. His e-book about blogging and money-making via blogs is  a very well written, easy to use and understand guide for beginner bloggers.

Now as a beginner blogger I can honestly say, that this e-book is really useful. It has everything you need to kick-start a blog and gain some valuable traffic. The book starts with an introduction to blogging, how to create a blog, comparison of various blog websites ( blogger, wordpress and so on…) and other useful tips. After the introduction, Yaro introduces you to a variety of blog marketing techniques.

Don’t worry, that’s not all of it. There are dozens of more good tips, useful techniques and useful stuff. Everything, starting with choosing blog design ending with ways of monetizing your blog, is there for you in the Profits Blueprint.

Even better, you can also subscribe for a Yaro Starak email newsletter, which brings you best blogging tips weekly. Don’t worry all of this is free – you can download Blog profit Blueprint from the link below absolutely free. I hope this will help you in your blogging journey. Cheers

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Posted: January 2, 2011 in Reviews

Another Way of Making Money Online – PTC Websites

 

So what does PTC stand for? PTC means  “paid to click”. Basically, all you have to do to earn money on a PTC site is to click advertisements. By clicking various advertisements, you earn some money (ranging between 0.001 – 0.02$ for an add). I bet you’re thinking it’s only a couple of pennies, so why bother? The answer is that there is a referral system, using which you can earn more. Still I wouldn’t recommend PTC, due to obvious disadvantages. But let’s stop for a moment and talk about the way PTC sites work.

All you need to do to start earning is registering an account, and clicking a number of adds (raging from 4 or 5 to 10 or 20 or even more) daily. To view an add you need to click it on the PTC site, sometimes write a code confirmation, and wait a couple of seconds. Dead simple. However, it’s important to mention, that some PTC websites require to register your credit card details, or paypal details in advance. You should be aware that many of such websites can be scam, thus it’s always better not to use such websites.

I used a number of PTC websites and I wasn’t happy with my experience on those websites. First of all, one of the biggest disadvantages is that you can only click a limited number of adds daily, whereas on other websites, for instance Triond, where you get paid by writing articles, you can write any number of articles daily. Another great disadvantage is that referrals you buy (basically, you can pay other users to click adds for you and earn money) don’t always click the adds, which is equal to lost money for you. It’s almost impossible to get support on these kind of websites, which is also a huge drawback. However, by far the biggest disadvantage is that you can never be sure if a PTC website, that you have chosen, is a scam or not. I used two PTC websites, both of which “mysteriously” stopped working, disappearing with all the earnings. All in all, I basically wanted to warn you with this review, of the dangers of PTC websites. It’s clear that I do not recommend these kind of websites. However, just to be fair, I have to say, that there are PTC websites, which pay real money and really work. One of them is Neobux.

And now for those of you who are to lazy to read all of this review, here I summarize the advantages and disadvantages of PTC sites:

Advantages

1) It is easy to use. Even a child can understand the simple site layout of Neobux. It contains a dashboard with all your statistics and other useful tools, which will help you manage your account.

2) It is not time-consuming. You can click up to 4 – 5 adds daily, and it only takes about 1 – 2 minutes daily. So I guess it is the best site for those people, who do not have enough time to, let us say, write articles.

3) Later you can rent some referrals – guys, who will click adds and share some revenue with you.

4) It pays out money via check or Paypal.

Disadvantages

1) It does not pay a lot of money. As I mentioned earlier, you can click 4 – 5 adds daily, which means that you can get 4 – 5 cents daily.

2) Referrals do a very bad job. Most of the time referrals do a lazy job and only click 1 – 2 adds. You are lucky if you can find a referral, who will click all 4 – 5 adds.

3) You have to pay money to change your lazy referrals. It costs 7 cents, which actually kills the purpose of having referrals, because you will have to change them really often.

4) Your rented referrals will last only 30 days, then you will have to buy new ones, or pay for your old referrals once again.

Thanks for reading!

When it comes to writing to get paid on the internet, you have a variety of choices. If you’re a skillful writer, who has a long experience, you can try writing for various online magazines and article websites. But what if you’re not? What if you are a beginner, who wants to increase one’s writing skills or publish his poems and get some coins while doing it? Well you’re in luck, because there are dozens of websites, where you can publish your content and get paid for it.

Out of all these websites  (Bukisa, Hubpages, Wikinut and etc.) I chose to review Triond firstly, due to a great experience while using it. So what is Triond? In a few words – Triond is a website that pays you to write articles, publish pictures or videos. You simply write articles or upload content and if you attract enough traffic to your content you get paid. But now let’s look deeper at the triond.com website.

Triond has a very simple, yet handy and useful website layout (it is especially easy to get used to) thus it’s a great website for beginners. Furthermore, Triond has many nice features, like graphs that show your view distribution, as well as the list of the most popular articles and subjects. One of the best features is an easy to use online editor, which let’s you upload pictures, links and videos with an ease (believe me, it’s very important, especially when you have to write a couple of articles daily).

You can write about almost everything. Triond has a variety of websites, which publish articles written by triond users. For instance if you write poems, your poems will be published on a different website than articles about science. This feature has both advantages and disadvantages. Firstly, it’s a nice feature, because your articles of various subjects get more traffic, because they’re spread more widely throughout the internet. However, not all these websites monetize your articles with the same revenue, which means that some subjects are well paid, while others are not.

Now let’s talk a little about the disadvantages of Triond. One of the main disadvantages is the online editor program, which checks submitted articles. You can submit mostly anything, which means that you can find many worthless articles. Of course, there are many great writers, who write very sophisticated articles. However, little changes to the online editor would be great. Another disadvantage is that there are no article writing contests, like in other similar websites. Forums are also not perfect, there’s a lot of spam, although I’m not sure if this is a disadvantage of the website or the community. Although Triond has a couple of disadvantages, it’s still a great website, because the Triond team is always improving it. Starting with Google AdSense integration, ending with a badge system – many important upgrades were added to Triond since I joined it (10 months ago).

Triond has a very mixed community of all ages and various interests. Yes, you can find bad articles and spammers, however, however it’s also easy to find good sophisticated writers. Most of the community is friendly and supporting for new members, however there are many comment spammers (well I guess it’s inevitable for such websites).

And last but not least, let’s look at the earning system. When you write an article or upload content, it gets posted on a website according to the writing subject. You get paid for a number of content views. Also you can use Google AdSense to get paid additionally, also for page views. But how much do you get paid? It depends on your article type. Most of articles about science, internet, book reviews and similar stuff get about 0.01$ for 5-10 views. However, this doesn’t apply to poems and pictures, which aren’t monetized so high. So now the most important question – can you make a fortune from Triond? The answer is – it depends… If you’re willing to write daily, use search engine optimization techniques to make your articles more popular and don’t care about the revenues for a first year, you can get a decent amount of money from this site.

All in all, Triond is a great website for beginners and those, who enjoy writing. It’s a great investment for writers, because it’s always great to enjoy your hobby and get paid for it.

You can join Trion here.