Monday, March 23, 2015

Diversifying Your Online Writing Income

We have all probably heard the saying that we should not put all of our eggs in one basket. That could very well easily apply to online income as well. It could even apply to online article writing. There are so many writing sites out there now. None of them are perfect. They all have their good points as well as their bad points. But, in any case, a person would be wise to write for more than one site.

You see, if you only write for one site and something happens to that site like the earnings take a dive or it completely closes down, you lose everything. However, if you write for other sites as well, you still have something going. I have written for one site that paid very well in the beginning and then, as it turned out, they were paying more out to their writers than they could actually afford to pay out. they eventually had to adjust their rates in order to avoid shutting down the site entirely. Unfortunately, they had to cut the rates a lot in order to recover some of the money they had lost. When they had done that, they lost a lot of writers.

There was another writing site that had just started out that was siphoning off writers from the previously mentioned site. At first things were going well. But then one of the people working for the site took off with the money and all of the writers on the site had their bank balances wiped out and had to start all over again.

Some sites also pay more than others. I have written for some sites where my articles had gotten thousands of views but the money generated from them were less than some articles that received only hundreds or dozens of views on other writing sites. I still write for that site because I also write for promotional purposes, not just money. I promote things like my e-books, websites, music and 3D artwork. Getting thousands of article views can really help with that. In fact, self-promotion was the main reason I even really got started in online writing. Over time, I actually began to enjoy writing. Imagine that.

Sometimes things will fluctuate too. Maybe things will be going great for a few months on a particular writing site but for some reason things will start to slow down. It might be a good time, then, to try out other sites. then, when things start to pick up on that site once again, you can go back. It's not like you ave to completely give up on a site. You can always go back on occasion to sort of check in and see what's going on. I do that a lot myself.

So, I try not to put all of my online writing eggs in one basket. How about you?

Image Credit:  "Sorcerer Troll and Apprentice" created by Bob Craypoe, also known as R. L. Crepeau

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