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What’s the Difference Between These Two Sites?

I heard about Daily Two Cents and took a look at it a couple of weeks ago. A couple of days go I heard about Writedge, which appears to be owned by the same people, have the same format based on WordPress, and pays about the same amount. I’m wondering what’s different about these two sites. What’s the difference in writing for one rather than the other. Why would one write for both?

I’m not considering jumping toward either now, since I’d rather build up my posts here and help Persona Paper get established. With more good writing, I think Persona Paper could start paying as much as these other two sites not too long from now. But I am curious as to why someone would start two sites that appear to be so similar. Does anyone who writes for one or both of these know?

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MGray wrote on August 4, 2014, 8:53 PM

I haven't heard of Daily Two Cents or Writedge but I will be sure to check them out.

Fractal wrote on August 4, 2014, 9:03 PM

Neither of them are known to me. I have no wish to pursue either one.
PP is the pace for me. I appreciate that some seek higher payment as a priority, but I seek quality.

paigea wrote on August 4, 2014, 9:39 PM

I looked at Daily 2 cents once but didn't join. I've never heard of the other one.

cruisincrazy wrote on August 4, 2014, 9:49 PM

The difference between the 2 sites, even though they are owned by the same person, is the amount of words that you need to write. On one of the sites, you have to write more than the other. Weird eh? I looked at them last night, and I'm not interested in either one of them.

BarbRad wrote on August 5, 2014, 12:08 AM

About all I did was a preliminary check.

BarbRad wrote on August 5, 2014, 12:11 AM

I"m not inclined to sign up with either, either, at least not until they become more established. I have five WordPress blogs of my own I'd rather work on.

BarbRad wrote on August 5, 2014, 12:12 AM

I had seen Daily Two Cents before, but just found out about Writedge last night.

BarbRad wrote on August 5, 2014, 12:14 AM

Writedge seems to be wanting either 400 or 500 words -- can't remember, and I think your first three articles have to be approved before you are elevated to author status.

BarbRad wrote on August 5, 2014, 12:17 AM

Thanks for explaining. I think I'll pass for now, too.

GaryBourgeault wrote on August 5, 2014, 12:25 AM

I've never heard of either one of them.

Rhymis wrote on August 5, 2014, 2:10 AM

Daily Two Cents and WritEdge, although sister sites, have different targets or "atmosphere". Daily Two Cents requires only 150 words, while WritEdge requires at least 400 words. WritEdge is for informative articles. The site is more business-like. Daily Two Cents, on the other hand, is more PP, which allows personal and short posts about anything they want to share. I think DTC has more members, though.

BarbRad wrote on August 5, 2014, 2:16 AM

Thank you for a very informative answer. That helps me see the difference.

Rhymis wrote on August 5, 2014, 4:10 AM

You're welcome, Barb. I joined the sites and went into much "research" to find out the difference and how the two site really work. :)

indexer wrote on August 5, 2014, 4:22 AM

I have written for both sites - basically to try them out and see how rewarding they are. I would say that they are both "article" sites, with Writedge looking for higher intellectual content than Daily Two Cents. Payment levels are not good - you can get hundreds of views but only a few cents in revenue. My impression is that you would need to have a large number of articles and to publicise them regularly via social media, in order to get a reasonable return for your efforts. They might be good repositories for articles written on other sites that have bitten the dust - such as Helium.

SandraLynn wrote on August 5, 2014, 4:29 AM

I'm so tired of being 57 places at once, lol. I'm happy here and there. And that's it. I'm still figuring out what I'm going to do about Bubbs (meaning I haven't thought about it much beyond: they wrecked everyone post that had more than one photo... :( ) and then I'm going to be happy promoting more focused...But it is nice to know there are still options for folks. So many "bigs" are gone now.

UmiNoor wrote on August 5, 2014, 5:42 AM

I joined DailyTwoCents because they pay quite high; half a penny for each view but I just don't like the interface. I don't like websites that use the Wordpress platform. I don't find Wordpress very attractive. And even though they seem to have many members, most of them are quite dormant.

nbaquero wrote on August 5, 2014, 5:54 AM

BarbRad I was looking into starting writing for those sites but then Persona Paper came along and never really did anything with them. I'd rather just stay focused in just two sites. I know the pay 0.5 cents per view (not sure about comments), and they use Google AdSense but I don't know if they are successful or not. Haven't heard much about them.

allen0187 wrote on August 5, 2014, 8:15 AM

First time I've heard of these two sites. No idea how these sites are similar or different from each other. Read through the comments and those in the know did share some great information about the two sites.

BarbRad wrote on August 5, 2014, 12:55 PM

I really appreciate your perspective on this. I already have platforms for those kinds of articles, as well as my own blogs, so it probably doesn't make sense to move in that direction until some other site bites the dust. By then we'll have a better idea about the stability of those sites.

BarbRad wrote on August 5, 2014, 1:20 PM

As long as "Bubbs" keeps paying at its current rate and keeps paying me, I can't afford to leave. At my current earning rate there I should hit payout again in another week. I think I'd better stick to my commitments here and there and work on my own blogs. If I want to write articles, HubPages is overdue for one.

BarbRad wrote on August 5, 2014, 3:25 PM

I didn't much care for the platform, either. I think I'd rather work on helping this site get off the ground. I'm halfway to what HubPages had earned for me so far this month. Of course I haven't added anything new there in several months, so it's all residual.

BarbRad wrote on August 5, 2014, 3:27 PM

I don't think I'll jump into anything new until I build up more work on this site, catch up on Squidoo editing, and make more progress on Bubblews revisions. Thanks for your input.

BarbRad wrote on August 5, 2014, 3:28 PM

Yes. We have a lot of experienced writers from many sites here. It's a great place to pick each other's brains.

FreyaYuki wrote on August 5, 2014, 3:47 PM

I write for both of those sites. They are owned by the same person. The difference between the two is the word requirement. On Writedge, the minimum word count is 400 while on Daily Two Cents, you only need 100 words to be able to publish an article there.

masoncerritos wrote on August 5, 2014, 4:28 PM

I don't know, but I know that the clue's will be in the sites TOS.

echorain wrote on August 5, 2014, 7:07 PM

I don't know why they create similar sites. I have seen some like that too and it seems like they're splitting up the audience etc.

UmiNoor wrote on August 5, 2014, 9:31 PM

I'm a Hubpages member too but I find the website too demanding that I'm scared to submit anything there. I cannot write when I'm under constant pressure to write SEO friendly articles with in-depth research and all that.

BarbRad wrote on August 5, 2014, 9:45 PM

Are you making enough to make the time spent on those sites worth while?

BarbRad wrote on August 5, 2014, 9:50 PM

They always are.

BarbRad wrote on August 5, 2014, 9:53 PM

I suppose a lot depends on what happens at Bubblews.

BarbRad wrote on August 5, 2014, 9:55 PM

That's how it seemed to me, unless they are experimenting to see which site attracts the most attention from advertisers, readers, and writers.

AliCanary wrote on August 5, 2014, 11:19 PM

I remember hearing about Daily Two Cents a while back and looking at it, but the owner seemed a little unsure of how she was going to pay. Half a penny per view sounds pretty good, if it's reliable!

BarbRad wrote on August 6, 2014, 12:56 AM

I don't 'remember that they pay for anything but views. No pay for comments or likes, if I recall.

SandraLynn wrote on August 6, 2014, 1:56 AM

I haven't written actively for Bubbs since last October, so I earn enough to cash out about every other month or so, just on residuals. Although it's been better since the "upgrade". But since then, a whole new mess has happened... Anyway, I'm focused elsewhere. Heck, I'm not even "cleared for work". A whole nother ball of fun...

Bottom line? Lots of options for everyone :)

nbaquero wrote on August 6, 2014, 4:05 AM

You are welcome BarbRad you seem to have a lot of things to keep you busy for a while!

vserrao1 wrote on August 6, 2014, 1:40 PM

I think one site is more lax in its rules or writing style as opposed to the other.

FreyaYuki wrote on August 6, 2014, 2:37 PM

The pay there is much higher when compared to here. It's also possible to get a lot of views for your articles there.

WordChazer wrote on August 6, 2014, 2:53 PM

If I recall, Writedge is for longer articles. Daily2cents is a Bubblews competitor, I think, going for the shorter posts.

Ruby3881 wrote on August 10, 2014, 5:49 AM

I didn't know the two sites had been blended. Thanks for that tidbit emoticon :smile:
The way I understood it, Daily Two Cents is more chatty/newsy and Writedge is more for article writing.

BarbRad wrote on August 10, 2014, 4:07 PM

I didn't see Daily2Cents as being all that social, but I haven't' really taken a good look. Persona Paper is my favorite social and writing site currently, except, of course, for the earnings, which have a way to go to catch up.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on August 12, 2014, 4:00 PM

I was just sick after seeing what they did to all my multiple photo posts, and I had a bunch. Just as I thought I'd found a way to salvage them as best I could by putting the photos into companion pieces on my blogs and rewriting the posts to make sense, they disabled editing. I still have tons of ruined posts there. I can't afford to quit, but I feel I can't trust them with anything other than fluff now.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on August 12, 2014, 4:04 PM

After writing for Yahoo and Squidoo, the B site spoiled me on social blogging. There was just so much stress in SEO writing and trying to sell products. I quickly found out I'm a blogger, not a journalist or marketer. I don't mind doing it occasionally for the money, but I don't want to have to depend on it for a living.

SandraLynn wrote on August 12, 2014, 4:15 PM

I feel ya. Though I won't write fluff (although, some may consider that's all I write, who knows...). I'm disturbed by all of it and not thinking of it at the moment. Focusing on things I can control right now. I haven't written for them actively in quite some time so for me to go back isn't in the cards. I'm happy here and at my site, where I'm working on building my brand. Here, I'm working on promoting Persona Paper and the fabulous writers who contribute here :) Neither one is paying as much as Bubbs (residuals are astounding) but I'm patient and working toward the greater/longer goal.

Bottom line?

My future is not there :( Not unless I see a huge turn around in several areas, including the settling up of several accounts for good writers who didn't deserve to be screwed :( Forget my own issues (pics and missing text), the bigger picture is much more disturbing...