This is my first article on Seekyt, one of the online shared revenue sites where writers post articles for free.
Seekyt is the latest of several online revenue sharing sites I have enrolled with. From the reviews and my own assessment of the user interface I consider Seekyt to be one of the very good sites.
I will discuss some of the sites I have participated on and give reviews to help readers understand.
HubPages is one of the good sites and it requires articles of 450 words or more including properly credited images. The HubPages user interface is very functional and it uses capsules that the writer can pick and edit and move around the article. This means that a text or image capsule can be moved up and down or right and left at any time during editing.
HubPages is the only site that has a complicated revenue management process where a writer will have to apply for his own AdSense account. This is a mixed issue because some writers have no difficulty is obtaining the AdSense account. Other than the issue of revenue I found HubPages a good site to write on.
Squidoo is another site that is in the same league as HubPages and InfoBarrel in terms of expected length of articles. Image sources must be properly accredited when writing for Squidoo.
Squidoo has capsules that can also be rearranged at any time during editing resulting in visually appealing articles.
Revenue management is managed by the site and authors will be paid through PayPal or choose to donate to charity. Writers do not have to apply for AdSense accounts however they may use their own Amazon Affiliate accounts.
One interesting thing at Squidoo is the training they offer to new writers through their SquidRocket program.
Bubblews is a relatively new site of about two years and it has a very different model from the established services such as HubPages, Squidoo or InfoBarrel.
Writers on Bubblews are not prequalified as the site considers itself to be a social platform with revenue sharing. As a result articles on Bubblews varies very much in quality. The same is true of the writers themselves. There are people who take their writing very seriously and are in it for passive revenue business and there are others who are in for quick money.
Bubblews requires an article to have a minimum of 400 characters and writers can post up to ten articles per day. The revenue plan at Bubblews is very attractive. Writers are awarded for every view, like or dislike and every comment, even on comments written by the author as replies are paid for.
One big outcry about Bubblews is on withheld payments and another is handling of writers as they can be disconnected without prior notice. I have observed that most people who get affected are those who want to take advantage of the system.
There are other sites which are emerging with similarities to Bubblews but having better article quality standards.
My observation is that a good writer must be able to write good articles on any platform because eventually all articles will be indexed and ranked by the same web tools.
Author’s Note: I write articles on the above reviewed sites and I will not benefit in case the reader decides to enroll in any of the sites because I have not included my referral links. I will review Seekyt once I write a few articles.