There are so many residual income content websites floating around the Internet. How do you choose which one is right for you?
For the past few days, I’ve been thinking about diversifying my residual income. I’ve absolutely fell in love with the eHow earnings I’ve been getting month after month, since I don’t have to put in any additional work to earn money from eHow. Since writing is a strong point of mine, I quickly began researching various residual income content websites I could contribute to. I compiled a list of the most well-known content websites that pay writers residual income and thought, “Why not share this list with my readers?” So, here’s my list. I hope you find it useful.
Your Web Content Priorities
Which content websites will benefit you most? If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to make the most out of the articles you write. But, in order to do this, you’ll need to consider what your priorities are. Each content website is different, so some content websites might benefit you in a different way than a competing company can.
Think about your priorities carefully. You can also have more than one priority. Here’s a sample list of priorities you might consider.
- Backlinks: Do you want to increase your Google pagerank and get more search engine traffic?
- Popularity: Do you just want to make a name of yourself or write samples to fill out your resume?
- Money: Are you more interested in earning money month after month, without having to put in the work later?
- Knowledge: Do you want to learn something new so that you can apply this knowledge to everyday life? Does your curious nature get the best of you?
Once you’ve decided your number one priority, choose residual income content websites that best fit this priority. No one content website will have all of the features you desire, so pick one or two priorities that will help govern your choice.
Comparing Residual Income Content Websites
Here’s a comprehensive chart of the most well-known content websites to choose from. Use it as a guide to compare content websites to determine the company that best fits your needs. You’ll also notice that each content website has a recommended priority.
|Content Website||Payments||Page Rank||Alexa Rank||Special Features||Required||Suggested Priorities|
|Associated Content||Based on page views, Low upfront payments||6||543||Dofollow links in body||None||Backlinks, Popularity, Knowledge|
|Demand Studios||Based on ad performance, Upfront payments||8||126||Dofollow links in Resource section||Resume||Popularity, Money, Knowledge|
|Helium||Based on ad performance, Small upfront payments||6||1,251||Dofollow links in body||Must maintain minimum of 1 star rating||Backlinks, Knowledge|
|HubPages||Based on ad performance (60% of ad revenue)||6||194||Dofollow links in body, 10% of affiliate earnings||Adsense, Kontera, eBay or Amazon Associates account||Backlinks, Popularity, Money, Knowledge|
|Info Barrel||Based on ad performance (75% of Adsense revenue)||4||6,568||Dofollow links in body and Author Info sections, 2% of affiliate earnings||Adsense, Chitika or Amazon Associates account||Backlinks, Money, Knowledge|
|Squidoo||Based on ad performance (50% of ad revenue)||8||224||Dofollow links in body||Amazon Associates account recommended||Backlinks, Popularity, Knowledge|
|Suite101||Based on ad performance||7||645||Dofollow links in body||Resume||Backlinks, Popularity, Money, Knowledge|
|Xomba||Based on ad performance (50% of Adsense earnings)||4||3,476||10% of affiliate earnings||Adsense account||Knowledge|
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