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Updated Writing Site Review: Linker Zone

Earlier this week, I posted about a new site I found, Linker Zone. I decided to give it a try and see if it was worth the time.

Like Personal Paper, it works on a points system. That said, the points are dictated by your "star level" which depends on how long you've been with the site, how many articles you've posted, and how many referrals you've made. The last part is what gets me: Unless you make referrals (to 30 people!) it's almost impossible to reach the highest level and highest pay rate.

That said, yesterday, I posted four articles. All were quick to write: I used voice dictate on my iPhone and didn't even spend ten minutes total writing there. By the end of the day, I had 50 points (about 2 cents). While that's not awesome by any stretch of the imagination, it's not bad for very little work.

Another plus side of the site (and probably while I'll stick with it) is that it allows you to post links to your other work. I'm trying an experiment of expounding on each of my articles here briefly, then posting a link to the original entry to try to drive more traffic. I'm not sure if it's going to work yet, but it's a simple way of promoting that can earn a little extra money.

There seems to be little community at Linker Zone, but it's not as spammy as "other sites," if you catch my drift. The site loads quickly, but the interface looks pretty amateurish.

At this point, I would hesitantly recommend it, but only for those who are good at promoting affiliate link type content or those who just want to try to generate more traffic to other posts. I guess it would also be good for, well, people who don't like money very much.


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Comments

nbaquero wrote on February 20, 2015, 11:51 AM

MsBiz Thanks for the preliminary review, are you planning on doing another one or this is it? I agree their interface look a little unprofessional and the FAQ aren't that clear. I checked your posts, so you might have gotten a couple of extra views emoticon :winking:

MsBiz wrote on February 20, 2015, 11:54 AM

Awesome! Thank you! I'll update again after a week or so to see how it's going. I want to see if it drives traffic and how much I can make if I make 5-10 quick posts per day.

MegL wrote on February 20, 2015, 12:37 PM

The sharing is ALWAYS the important part.

MsBiz wrote on February 20, 2015, 12:45 PM

That's always the hardest part of me. I feel like I'm spamming people...

AliCanary wrote on February 20, 2015, 12:57 PM

I think using any other site to link here would be very useful, and if you can make some money there by doing so, so much the better. Hope it works out for you!

MsBiz wrote on February 20, 2015, 1:00 PM

I'm going to keep at it for sure. Since it takes such little time, I figure it can't hurt! Hopefully it might work for others, too.

Feisty56 wrote on February 20, 2015, 5:10 PM

I look forward to that update and hope that you'll find that sharing your links to posts here on Linker Zone gives you a boost in views. I'm wondering about that a bit since you've mentioned there isn't much sense of community there, but you never know. : )

cheri wrote on February 20, 2015, 9:00 PM

I have read too that the site don't have ads and people are questioning this since ads are the sources of payment. Correct me if I am wrong.

cheri wrote on June 14, 2015, 8:54 PM

I am into it as well but its been a while that I have not posting.