"Tsū , myLot , my blogs at - Tumblr, BlogJob and Blogger (or Blogspot ), and online writing communities like DailyTwoCents , HUBPages , Wizzley, etc."
- Tsū went belly up! I'm a tad bit upset because I had written reviews of some movies and TV shows. Plan to republish the content elsewhere. Already republished one of the posts at. Check it out! Review: Mary Kom (2014) ~ Fans of Priyanka Chopra.
- myLot is working out and has actually paid me several times. This is my most recent discussion. You don't earn based on starting discussions. You get paid for interacting with members. But sometimes to do that you have to start a conversation.
- My blogs at - Tumblr? Long story short. My account got deleted. The old blogs were sent to the Tumblr graveyard. The company is being acquired by a new owner. The management and staff is experimenting with placing ads in the blogs, intending to keep the platform free for the users. Meanwhile, I created two new Tumblr blogs at the end of 2016. FoxNet2017 and FoodWays2017. Why? Because they let me do it! Plus! Tumblr is a neat blogging/micro-blogging platform and you are allowed to place affiliate ads to monetize your blog. Just check their "Help" in the dashboard for more details. Why wouldn't I want to try again?
- BlogJob stopped their Points Program but I was undaunted. Not only did I keep my blog - My Pain, Your Gain - up and running; but I started a new blog for affiliate marketing purposes: My Shopping Channel. The site owners are OK with members using affiliate referral links. Currently the site owners are experimenting with Google Ads, in the hopes of generating more revenue. Hope these experiments are successful. The platform is good to use but whereas, it used to be a social community where you could sign in and not only go about your blogging business but interact and chat with fellow bloggers, the "socializing" aspect went Bye Bye when the Points Program ended.
- Blogger (or Blogspot)? In addition to this blog, at the end of 2016, I set up a foodie blog called Food Ways Presented by Everyday Exotic Spices. A friend of mine and fellow food blogger visited and gave me lots of advice, tips and feedback on how to make the blog look more visually appealing. It looks pretty to me! Also, I am able to use Amazon Native Ads on Blogspot blogs. No surprise. If you can remember way back, the Blogspot platform used to have a feature that allowed the blogger to incorporate relevant links to Amazon products.
As for the online writing communities? My aim was to publish evergreen content (content that is relevant and not restricted to a specific period of time) so that I could set it, forget it, and appreciate whatever residual income is generated by the pages. I revisit from time to time to check for broken links and update any info that may have changed. Here are links to my writer profile at the various sites: Daily Two Cents; Writedge; HUBPages; Wizzley; and Webnuggetz. Most of my revenue is earned via the Google Ad Sense revenue-share plan. Commissions are also being earned from sales of affiliate products. ("Slow but steady wins the race." 😀)
During the year (2016), signed up at two new sites. One is a blogging community: Literacy Base. This site is good because you earn for blogging, for commenting at blogs, for participating in groups and forums, for updating your profile timeline. You even earn for just logging in to your account. Have received payment. This is my most recent post:
The other site, Niume, is a collaborative blogging platform created to help you promote your blog. In other words, republished content from your blog is accepted. It's also a good place to share your original content. Examples:
- The Evolution of Tea; republished content that first appeared at Daily Two Cents.
- Stumbled Upon 'The Nostalgia Machine'; original content published only at Niume.
- My referral link if you sign up through me: Join Niume! Where it says "Create a Post", click on it and the sign up form will pop up. You must use a valid eMail address.
Closing off this update with another reminder from another previous post. Remember that Pinterest can also be used as a blogging/micro-blogging platform and affiliate links are allowed.
If you want to earn extra income, hope you find this information useful.
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