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You’ve decided you want to follow the revenue share model. Now you need to find writing sites that allow you to do that. Where do you start?
Let me start by telling you that there will be a lot of people who turn their noses up to writing for revenue share. It was something that I was told was unproductive and a waste of time as a write, and yet, it’s the way I make the bulk of my income. Other writers told me I’d be working all hours of the day just to make pennies. Yet, I work about 20 hours a week on these revenue share sites and I make a full-time income from them.
For me, revenue share is worth it. I do recommend a couple of writing sites to start with. If you’re into sport or TV/movies, you’ll want to turn to the FanSided brand. There is a site for everything. Medium has become popular recently, although I don’t have any personal experience with it. HubPages and Wizzley are still going.
There are new sites popping up all the time. Some only last for a couple of years, while others will stand the test of time. It all depends on how they’re run. So, where do you start in your search for writing sites?
Start with a Google search
This is how I started with writing online. I did a quick Google search to see if it was possible to make money writing content and found a list of sites. Most of the sites I found have since crashed and burned, but that doesn’t mean this method isn’t any good.
In fact, I still use this method now and then to see if there are new writing sites worth trying. I can find content mills, pay-per-view sites, and news writing sites through Google search by using a few terms.
Some of the most common terms include:
- Writing sites that pay
- Where can writers write
- Where to write content
- Content mills for writers
- New writing sites
There are many other terms and it’s worth trying a mixture of them to get what you’re looking for to write your content.
You can get specific with this. If you want to cover a certain niche, you can add that term into your searches.
Ask other writers
Honestly, one of the best ways to find writing sites online is by asking other writers. We all have a few in our back pockets. It’s how I’ve found out about a few sites.
When asking other writers, you need to make sure they’re people you trust. Don’t just go by where they’ve currently signed up, but ask about past experiences and whether there are other sites that they’ve heard about but not tried yet. Just because a writer hasn’t tried a site doesn’t mean they don’t trust it. It may just mean they don’t have time for it.
You can also take to writer forums to ask these questions. The forums will be full of people who have heard about different sites and are willing to share their experiences or thoughts.
Writer groups on Facebook are other options for asking about sites to go to.
Look at where people post from
When you see other writers share content, look at where they do it from. I regularly see sites that I’ve never heard of—usually because they’ve just popped up.
Don’t just sign up for a site when you find out about a new one. Give my tips on choosing a writing site a go to make sure it’s one that will work out for you. I find asking the writer about the site is a good way to determine if it’s one I’ll spend time on.
You can also get in touch with the site owners to find out more. This is a great way to learn as much as you can before you decide to sign up. I got into a dialogue with a content manager from Blasting News to find out more. At first, I decided against it, but talking to another writer helped me decide to go for it. It was good for a time, but it’s not a site I recommend now.
Check out the job boards
This is often filled with private clients but there are also writing sites that promote their availability on here. I’ve seen Blasting News lately, but I’ve also seen posts from The Inquisitr, Guardian Liberty Voice, and more in the past. Again, I no longer recommend any of them, but you do get the point that there are revenue share sites out there.
Being on job boards doesn’t mean the sites are great. However, it does offer a way to find out more quickly. You can also then go straight to the sites (do a quick Google search for them if they don’t include their URL) to find out more.
Bear in mind that these tricks are only to find writing sites. I go through different steps to find private clients.
What type of writing do you want to do? What are you struggling with to get off the ground? Share in the comments below.