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Writing Sites traumatized me

In the year 2000, when the internet was only for the privileged few in this part of the world, I joined MS, a writing site based in India. As the FAQ said, I would earn points by posting reviews of products on the homepage.

So that’s what I did aside from interacting with other posts. When I had earned enough to claim a payout, there was that alibi – technical problem followed by sponsor problem and any other kind of problem with matching promises. Common sense told me to leave the site.

In July of 2014, I accidentally saw the B site which looked good. My first 3 articles were not noticed but eventually my subsequent posts earned big numbers. But unfortunately, the bubble burst – the admin declared an abandonment for the pending claims.

There was this D site that seemed promising. It requires good grammar such that an editor would review your first 3 posts. Since I was good in English, I passed the grade. However, my 9 posts earned me only 20 cents.

Photo is mine

I left without warning. Now comes the C site which has no captcha. Wow, great for commenters like me. But unfortunately, the site was deathly quiet when it comes to inquiries about the promised payments.

I left that C site in favor of EV which died after 2 weeks – due to financial snags. However, it metamorphosed into B which promised the moon and the stars to the member writers. As fate would have it, B had the same fate as EV.

So now I find myself here in Persona Paper. Another venture for a writing addict. Wish me luck, fellow writers.

Note: That's my photo during the artists conference.

Image Credit » ajs pic

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MelissaE wrote on March 22, 2015, 9:27 PM

I do hope it works for all of us. By 64 gigs, I mean the amount of storage space that my new Kindle fire has.

VinceSummers wrote on March 22, 2015, 10:01 PM

I wrote for many sites -- over a dozen. Among the better paying ones (not necessarily the most desirable sites) were Demand Studios, Yahoo! Contributor, and Bright Hub. Other promising sites, sadly, folded. Currently one of the best for me is Decoded Science, a division of Decoded Everything.

MommyCharm wrote on March 22, 2015, 10:15 PM

I also used to be with the B site and luckily, I still got paid but the latter redemptions were forfeited. So yes, we all find ourselves here in Persona Paper in hopes of finding a new paid to write site that actually pays :)

luisga814 wrote on March 22, 2015, 10:48 PM

Hope you will be okay now in joining here. I hope that PersonaPaper will satisfy your expectation.

crowntower wrote on March 23, 2015, 2:37 AM

Oooppsss! I hope you'll find persona a god place to dwell in... there is no safer blog site right now but Persona Paper, Post any articles and Hubpages. These three can help you, but other??? I dont know... hahahah. God bless.

HappyLady wrote on March 23, 2015, 4:15 AM

I hear your frustration. I think this is the one we can trust to do the best they can for us.

AdGoggleKo wrote on March 23, 2015, 6:05 AM

I only joined four: FanBox (worst site for me but best for others LOL), Bubblews (it worked well on mobile before but not now), PostAnyArticle (works very well on mobile even non android nor iOS as it is a wordpress site), PP works well on iOS, bitLanders (best on desktop, hope to see you ALL there too! :))

FreyaYuki wrote on March 23, 2015, 6:17 AM

Welcome to Persona Paper. Hope you enjoy your stay here. The site is legit though it may take some time to see your earnings increase here. If you didn't get paid on all the other sites that you mentioned, maybe you can try filing a complaint about this to the BBB. You might be able to get your payments. Tried this with the B site and it worked. Good luck.

Alexandoy wrote on March 23, 2015, 6:44 AM

I had already deleted my articles in those delinquent sites.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on March 23, 2015, 7:00 AM

My goodness you have had a run around. I hope we all do better here.

scheng1 wrote on March 23, 2015, 8:44 AM

If you have joined Bubblews earlier, you would have earned more.

allen0187 wrote on March 23, 2015, 11:10 PM

Among the sites you mentioned, I can confidently say that Persona Paper is the best and that the site and its community can give you your best online writing experience so far.

FreyaYuki wrote on March 24, 2015, 11:28 AM

Then, if you want, you can post those articles here on Persona Paper or to your own blogs or other sites. But you do have to wait for them to be de-indexed by the search engines so you don't run into any possible duplicate content issues. You can also de-index them manually.

RonElFran wrote on March 25, 2015, 12:31 AM

You mention 9 posts only earning 20 cents. Unfortunately that's not unusual in the online writing field these days. The key to reasonable earnings, IMO, is being able to get continuing passive income from articles through search engine or social media traffic.

Alexandoy wrote on March 25, 2015, 2:35 AM

I joined Bubblews in July 2014.

Alexandoy wrote on March 25, 2015, 2:36 AM

I am hoping that you are right, allen0187 because this may be the last writing site for me.

Alexandoy wrote on March 25, 2015, 2:37 AM

Why doubt that we would be paid? Are there indications? In CGP the admin was deathly quiet, that's a clear indication of abandonment.

Alexandoy wrote on March 25, 2015, 2:39 AM

That posts is like earning 2 cents per post. How many do I need to post before I could redeem? Thousands? Well, there was no traffic and I guess there will be no traffic because that site is so strict with English grammar and spelling.

Alexandoy wrote on March 25, 2015, 3:00 AM

Oh, sorry that I misunderstood your line. So I guess I have to be very active here to get paid.

Alexandoy wrote on March 25, 2015, 3:03 AM

I was joking in my comment to your post - just to ride on the numerology, waheehee.

Alexandoy wrote on March 25, 2015, 3:04 AM

You did not mention this site - PP. Have you already received payment here?

Alexandoy wrote on March 25, 2015, 3:05 AM

Well, what can I say but I was really devastated when that B site declared abandonment of our payment claims. That more than $300 is big money to me.

Alexandoy wrote on March 25, 2015, 3:08 AM

So far, from the looks of it, PP seems reliable when it comes to payments.

Alexandoy wrote on March 25, 2015, 3:15 AM

No worry. I now understand your point.

Alexandoy wrote on March 25, 2015, 3:16 AM

I've heard good reviews on Hubpages but it's more of a blog they require - that means longer articles. I prefer short ones like here in PP.

Alexandoy wrote on March 25, 2015, 3:19 AM

Thanks for the info. I am focusing on PP now but it doesn't work on my phone so I can only log in with the desktop.

Porcospino wrote on March 25, 2015, 4:33 AM

It is depressing that so many sites don't pay their members. I do a lot of research before I join a new site, but sometimes I still don't get paid.

iwrite28 wrote on March 25, 2015, 5:09 AM

Wish you all the best with PersonaPaper. So far there seem to be no complaints about this site.

Alexandoy wrote on March 25, 2015, 6:44 AM

I agree with your word - depressing. After all the effort, nothing. Tsk, tsk.

Alexandoy wrote on March 25, 2015, 6:46 AM

I am wishing that you are right. If this site fails me, I will probably stop joining writing sites.

arthurchappell wrote on March 25, 2015, 7:16 AM

such sites will come and go in a very volatile and unpredictable market

VinceSummers wrote on March 25, 2015, 7:21 AM

Eh, I hate to break the bad news to you, but I may make $30 in a year here. This site is just, "I hope it will eventually fly." I'm waiting for the egg to hatch. But we'll see.

LeaPea2417 wrote on March 25, 2015, 11:35 AM

I hope you are successful here on persona paper. Best wishes.

Alexandoy wrote on March 25, 2015, 5:37 PM

Yes, there is a big market now for writers in writing sites so I guess they will sprout everywhere.

valmnz wrote on March 27, 2015, 1:38 AM

Great to find you here. I still write on Bubblews and now that last year's hiccups are over it seems to be going well. Time will tell. I also enjoy being here, especially the interacting.

Alexandoy wrote on March 27, 2015, 2:43 AM

You can say that again - around the internet, waheehee.

Alexandoy wrote on March 27, 2015, 2:45 AM

I've heard that earnings in Bubblews make it virtually impossible to claim a redemption. Not in a year, maybe in a decade. I hope PP pays and we get more interaction here.

Alexandoy wrote on April 5, 2015, 8:19 PM

Well, I don’t have a good feeling here with the very low earnings. My post is lucky to earn 10 cents.

Ruby3881 wrote on May 12, 2015, 8:54 PM

I think we've made the rounds of a lot of the same sites! I try to have a few eggs in every basket, so I'm still writing on a couple of sites. PP is the most reliable, but it is a tad slow sometimes. I'm hoping that with time, it will have the kind of clout that other, much bigger sites have obtained. Because it's a great site, and the only drawback is the fact that it takes a good while to earn here.

Jacobb9205 wrote on June 3, 2015, 2:51 PM

Wow, you'd had a line of bad luck, I wish you the best while writing here on personapaper :)

cheri wrote on August 6, 2015, 11:55 PM

It has been 4 months that you stopped writing here. It spells true. I hope you come back