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Revenue Share - Would this work?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Scorpion Ghost, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    I was wondering...

    You know how there are many sites out there that pay you revenue share for posting articles.

    So say you "write" 5 articles per day, every day.

    3 Months later you got yourself 150 articles.

    Say that each article makes just 1 cent per day - rev share, aff links, all included, 1 cent per day per article.

    That's $1,50 per day now, Passively.

    That's $31,50 per month now, Passively.

    Do it for a year and you got yourself 600 articles. That's $6 per day now. That's $180 per month now, Passively.

    Okay, I know it sounds kinda pathetic. But at the end of the day you don't have to worry about updating themes, plugins, hosting, domain names, penalties, all of that goes out the window. And if the site goes scam or deletes your account, you just wait for the articles to get de-indexed and then re-post them elsewhere.

    And since we're going for quantity over quality, articles could be produced by re-writing, spinning, translating, all of that.

    And the 1 cent per article per day is actually just the lowest of the low, you would probably end up making much more than that after the rev share and the affiliate links you'll be placing in your articles and all that.

    Another good thing is that you'd be riding on those sites' pagerank, instead of starting your own site and trying to rank it.

    Anyway, it's an idea I had and something I wanted to try. What do you think?
     
  2. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    It might work, but it usually pays better if you sell them. Not a long term business, but quick and good money which you can reinvest.
     
  3. Scorpion Ghost

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    Agreed.

    But I'm more into building something than making quick profit. I make my living by doing transcription work, so I know what it means to work your ass off, but not build Anything At All for later or for passive income. I do that daily and it hurts to do all this work and put in all these hours and have nothing to show for it.

    And also, with selling articles, different people will set different rules on you for the articles they want, and how they want them, and keyword density, and they want lists or key particular key points or whatever, but with the rev share sites you're free from that, you write whatever and however you want. Of course, I won't be creating articles with huge keyword density and other stuff that are bad for SEO, but I'm pretty free to write (or re-write) however I want.
     
  4. zebrahat

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    You're setting your projections too low earnings wise, but it's a high probability plan. Depending on which revenue sharing sites you selected, and their policy about what you could write about (preferably, any topic), their approval of submitted content, and reliability in paying, you could easily make a few hundred a month with this, AND re-use the articles for other web projects.

    Pick niches that pay dollars, not cents in Adsense commissions to the site, yet are also good for affiliate items, and you can make maximum bucks. Spread the assignments across a number of rev share writing mills, so that you're not over-dependent on one site to pay you.
     
  5. Scorpion Ghost

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    Well, as far as which sites I would use it would definitely be sites that allow me to write about any topic. Or I may for example use 4 sites that allow any topic and 1 niche site, and make sure that the niche site is related to something I'm interested in.

    As far as approval, yeah, that's something to consider.

    As far as reliability in paying, well, it's pretty much black and white. They either pay or they don't. But of course I'll first research any site before joining it, read reviews, look up payment proofs, etc.

    Niches, well, I was thinking to stick to evergreen niches only. So that I can repost most of my articles if something happens at some point, like a site closes down or my account gets deleted or whatever.

    Your last point is a great point, and that's exactly what I was thinking. Basically, say I'm making $250 per month from 5 different sites. For the sake of simplicity let's say each site makes $50 per month. If one of them goes bust or whatever, it won't kill all that income, it'll just reduce it, and then I'll repost the articles from that one site and be right back.

    It all makes sense...

    However, as far as reusing the articles for other web-projects. How would I do that? I can't sell them, since they're not unique. I can't repost them, because they're not unique. I mean I can, but duplicated content could kill me right there.

    The only thing I could do is re-write them, or write short summarizations and post on some other sites with a backlink so that I drive more traffic to my original article. But honestly I don't see many ways to reuse the articles without harming myself (duplicated content, lower ranking, penalty, even deindexation, etc).
     
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    How is it passive income if you are writing 5 articles per day? Think about it this way: you are getting paid 6$ daily to write 5 articles. You could easily create a money site with your 500 unique articles and rank them from interlinking only. And keep the whole revenue.
     
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    Unique content is a big deal only if you are exclusively relying on WH SEO or search engine rankings for traffic and authority. There are 5-6 direct link-through or NON-ranking based pathways to get the same targeted traffic (forums, social media, video etc), in which case dupe content can be okay.

    If you plan your whole traffic strategy around complying with Google, yes, re-use of the articles can hurt you. But if you opt to not rely on that one engine to gain or maintain visitors, other than copyright complaints (if you are using other people's work), duplication becomes a moot issue.
     
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    These kinds of methods don't usually pay off because people give up somewhere along the way. You can make almost anything profitable if you stick with it and learn from the mistakes.
     
  9. Scorpion Ghost

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    It's passive because I can stop at any point, not even login to the site/s I write for, and still keep earning.

    Creating a money site. I can do one of two things.

    Create a free blog (blogger, wordpress), and worry every day that my blog will be deleted at any time, maybe have limitations with monetization, have to deal with gadgets, complying with the networks I use to monetize, all that stuff.

    Create a paid blog (wordpress.org), have to pay for hosting, domain, update plugins, themes, and all that.

    Plus, I won't have anyone's pagerank to ride on. I'd have to create my own. Also, there'd be no internal traffic at all for my site as opposed to the revenue sharing site/s who apart from me also have 1000s of other people writing for them, and reading their articles, sharing their articles, etc.
     
  10. Scorpion Ghost

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    I get it.

    Well, my traffic strategy is "Passive." That's what I'd like it to be anyway.

    So if it can be automated, great. If not, then no.

    So posting on forums doesn't get me there. I mean, I'm sure there's software for posting on forums, but I'm not into that. Not yet anyway.

    However, things like social media would be used to schedule my RSS feeds from those sites to autopost my new and old articles to one or two twitter accounts, a facebook profile, maybe make a facebook page for the whole thing too, maybe get a bot for facebook groups too, etc.

    Anything that I can automate and have it function with little to no effort on my part is what I want. For example, the effort would be to run the bot to post on facebook groups, or to go and refresh my facebook page tokens on twitterfeed,

    But the search engines would be my main source of traffic for this I suppose. Not just google, all of them. So yeah, whitehat all the way as far as content goes. Black/Gray hat would be the posting on facebook groups using a bot, for example.

    EDIT: Although, actually not even the content would be white hat, it would in fact be black hat, I think. We're talking about translated/rewritten articles, PLR articles, etc. However, everything would ONLY be posted if it's 100% unique when checked on a few plagiarism checkers.
     
  11. Scorpion Ghost

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    Yeah, that's true.

    I mean, I can give it a shot for 3 months let's say. Then stop at 150 articles and see how much I'm making, and then take it from there.