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New Nerves - New Site

Today I’m thinking this is a crazy business! Seriously, where else would you consider writing for tiny fractions of a dollar a time when you could be doing something else more valuable and profitable? It’s quite insane, if you just look at it objectively.

Are we doing this because so many others are doing it? I don’t know.

All know is that in six days my bank is showing a ridiculous amount, not anywhere near $1. Actually not even close to ¼ of a dollar! This is disheartening, and it really is a waste of my t

I have commented my little heart out. I haven’t submitted more than one post a day. Subnitting doesn’t seem to make any discernable difference! It’s really too bad. I had hopes for myself here.

Anyone else feeling this way?

Image Credit » Vicki Warner

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Koalemos wrote on January 10, 2015, 11:21 AM

I know exactly what you mean, but I have a few online friends here, which is the main attraction for me.

rjsezack wrote on January 10, 2015, 11:30 AM

To me it is a place to clear my mind when a slump on my real writing. And i enjoy the people from all the different countries.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on January 10, 2015, 11:34 AM

The problem is we were all overpaid until the bubblews crash. You will know already from there and Hubpages too, that online writing doesn´t make you rich. Stick with it here though and as your connections grow, so your earnings will too.

Vickiw wrote on January 10, 2015, 11:35 AM

That sounds fair enough. So you don't care about the pennies then?

Kasman wrote on January 10, 2015, 11:39 AM

You do realise that you don't get paid for commenting on your own posts - not even as a reply to someone else's comment? The key to success on Persona Paper is interacting with other members and commenting on their posts. This, coupled with views to your own posts is what generates income here so the more people who follow you and view your posts and whose posts you comment on the more you will earn.

Vickiw wrote on January 10, 2015, 11:39 AM

I'm not so sure of that. After writing this post I see that my "earnings" dropped by 7 pennies!, or whatever the decimals are!

Vickiw wrote on January 10, 2015, 11:41 AM

That's good. I like my online friends too, but if that's what we wanted it would make more sense just to stick around on Facebook! Or wherever.

Vickiw wrote on January 10, 2015, 11:43 AM

Yes, I do realise that. I've no idea how many views my posts get. It would be nice to know.

GrantsWorld wrote on January 10, 2015, 11:46 AM

I am new here but have experience writing online at many websites. I think of three things after reading your post. Please take this as just someone trying to help a fellow writer out.
1) People write online because they are genuinely interested in writing.
2) We need to focus on getting external traffic to our articles. Use twitter or Pinterest etc to increase traffic.
3) Just because we enjoy a subject doesn't mean others enjoy it. Sometimes we need to look at different topics to write about to drive that external traffic to our articles as mentioned in point .

I hope this helps.

Kasman wrote on January 10, 2015, 11:56 AM

Vickiw - the number of views each post gets can be found at the top-right hand corner, just above the date. There are two icons there - one for views and one for likes.

Vickiw wrote on January 10, 2015, 12:03 PM

Thanks Kasman. You're a gem. What would I do without you?!

Vickiw wrote on January 10, 2015, 12:06 PM

Thanks, I appreciate your input. Actually I've done a lot of online writing too, so this isn't news to me. I don't tweet everything I write because I think that's a tiresome thing to do with articles that are short and not earthshaking like this one. Ditto for Pinterest. But thank you.

mrsmerlin wrote on January 10, 2015, 12:09 PM

Hun are you looking at the coins or the money? because the money one changes according to exchange rate so can go up and down by a small amount

melody23 wrote on January 10, 2015, 12:09 PM

You just need to give it time, please don't take this as me trying to be nasty, I am genuinely just trying to help but you have only been here six days and have only posted seven articles. Making any money on sites like this takes time, time to build up a portfolio of posts for people to read, time to build connections with other writers and even just time for google to index your posts. You will start to see the pennies build up if you continue to post regularly and interact with other members on the site. Outside promotion on sites like twitter or facebook doesn't hurt either but being honest you will want to get some more posts up before you start worrying too much about that. Its a slow start on sites like this one, there is no doubt there but it does get better in time.

You seem to have varied interests, that's a great thing for a site like this because it lets you write about lots of things that you already have knowledge about. Personally I would start by doing that and interacting with other members here, once you have been here a while things will pick up, but no one is going to get rich here, or on any site like it.

Vickiw wrote on January 10, 2015, 12:22 PM

Thanks, I'm appreciating your comment as encouragement. I don't expect or want to get rich here. I would just like to make enough money to fund my charity contribution to K9’s for wounded warriors.

karen5416 wrote on January 10, 2015, 1:31 PM

My bank is taking forever to move, its pointless even trying any more, I write one post just to keep my account open until my pending payments are paid if there ever paid

MaeLou wrote on January 10, 2015, 1:43 PM

This is definitely not a "get rich" writing site, so if you are looking to get a lot of money out of writing online, this isn't the place for you.

MaeLou wrote on January 10, 2015, 1:48 PM

I think you might be talking out Bubblews here. The original post is talking about here at PP.

Vickiw wrote on January 10, 2015, 2:23 PM

I'm not sure if you were writing this for me or the previous commenter. I think I've explained I'm not planning on getting rich!

FreyaYuki wrote on January 10, 2015, 3:07 PM

Yeah, the views and activity can be kind of low, also experiencing that, but at least you can get some coins by commenting on posts.

MaeLou wrote on January 10, 2015, 3:15 PM

I was responding to your post. You mentioned that you were unhappy with your earnings. I responded before reading the comments.

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 10, 2015, 3:27 PM

I think the attraction of spending time here rather than FB or its ilk is that the posts here are much more interesting and informative, you have a much better chance of meeting a wider variety of people from across the globe, and you do make a little bit of money while you do. For me it is a chance to polish my writing skills and meet some fascinating people from many different walks of life.

Vickiw wrote on January 10, 2015, 3:47 PM

Thanks for your envouragement! It's appreciated.

Vickiw wrote on January 10, 2015, 3:49 PM

I'm glad to have your feedback! Many thanks.

j2401 wrote on January 10, 2015, 4:18 PM

I think you need to build up connections and im sure it will gradually improve

Vickiw wrote on January 10, 2015, 5:45 PM

Love your encouragement! Thank you, and I guess it has only been 6 days . . .

agvulpes wrote on January 11, 2015, 12:38 AM

Speaking for myself (retired) I can please myself where I spend my time ! As a keen photographer i love to share my images among the many friends that I have gathered over the years on line .
Unfortunately many of the sites that we use have 'folded' or changed so that I'm not able to 'share' them until I 'found' Persona Paper!
The fact that I am able to make some 'small change' along the way is really a 'bonus' and hopefully in time the 'bonus my grow emoticon :smile: As they say you have to water and feed a plant for it to grow and bear fruit !!! emoticon :smile:

Vickiw wrote on January 11, 2015, 12:44 AM

Yes, you're right about that! Fortunately I love gardening - especially vegetable gardening - so in time and with more friends like you my 'bonus' will increase!

agvulpes wrote on January 11, 2015, 12:48 AM

That's the spirit :) Persona Paper is a very young site with a relatively small user base and I believe that they have had some hiccups along the way!
I am confident however that Maelou and elitecodex will forge this site into something worth while :)

Romeo wrote on January 12, 2015, 5:13 AM

Please be patient, with the time this will improve. When you build up more connections and write more articles your bank will start moving faster. You are here since too short time.

angelaterese13 wrote on January 12, 2015, 9:11 AM

I think this site will continue to grow and become more viable - especially attracting good writers like you, Vicki! I always like to read your writing! Off to work with me now - enjoy your day!

Vivenda wrote on January 12, 2015, 2:07 PM

If you think this is bad, try Bubblews! I don't really write for the money on either site - fortunately! - but the company is pleasant on both. :)

Vickiw wrote on January 12, 2015, 3:49 PM

Romeo - thanks so much for your encouragement!

Vickiw wrote on January 12, 2015, 3:55 PM

Lovely to see you &angelaterese ! Thank you for your kindness. I enjoy your writing too! Enjoy your day. Didn't know you were working outside the home !

Vickiw wrote on January 12, 2015, 3:58 PM

Yes, I'm very familiar with that site! I like the company too! Thanks for commenting!

Romeo wrote on January 12, 2015, 4:00 PM

Vickiw, sometimes people prefer reading more simple things. I have the same problem when I write toooo serious things. Seems that what brings more success are lighter posts that entertain more. I don't always write such posts . I prefer more serious things, interesting and informative, but people are so different. This is what makes life so charming.

AndyLeeParker wrote on January 25, 2015, 1:44 AM

I'm sorry to hear that, but I find myself missing the old Bubblews writer's community so much. I didn't realize how much inspiration and encouragement it provided until it was gone.