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2008-10-09

Sure Ways to Earn Money On Line

I wanted to share this with all readers because I want to share my good fortune; and I also want others to know about legitimate ways to earn money online . I have meant to write about this topic last week but due to various writing opportunities that came my way, I could barely attend to my blogs, except to drop some cards and comment on some interesting posts.

I started blogging since March of this year. At first, I just blogged because I wanted to write, to bring out some of my thoughts lest they’ll burst out of my brain. Lol...

I had come across blogs that talked about earning online and had read somewhere that one can earn real money from blogging.

I thought if I can catch two birds with one stone then so much the better, so I added my Google adsense ads. I was dismayed to learn that it barely earned for me. It took me months to earn $15. I tried bidvertiser, clixsense, amazon.com, home page earnings, but I have given them up altogether as I didn’t earn anything even close to a dollar. I tried Performancing ads too, but it seems they have some problems (See Turnip's blog for updates on this) so I decided to delete all their ads.

I tried also smorty, but I did no see any writing opportunities there or ways to earn a respectable amount of money, so I also decided to delete it.

Then I came across MyLot forum. I was happy I did, because I joined primarily to interact with global users through discussions, questions and answers. I found to my delight that they pay you for posting and replying, so I reached their payout ($10) within 3 weeks. I have earned more than $15 , which was the first real money I earned on line. You earn much more depending on your dedication and quality responses. Then I met through my lot writers who wrote for other sites, that was when I came to learn about Helium.com.

I was skeptical at first when I read them posting about how they were earning more than a $100 dollars a month. I thought it was impossible, because of my previous experiences. A dollar a day would be good enough and I was earning $1.65 at MyLot.

But I thought again, there was no harm in trying. I registered at Helium and posted a few of my articles from my blogs. I was glad they allowed this, as I can’t find time to write new ones.

Photo by _StaR_DusT_

I browsed around the site and discovered that a writer can make money several ways: the marketplace, citizen’s contests, writing contests, rewardathons, WSP and so many more. Reluctantly I joined their Writing contest on the topic Nutrition and Basics. I wrote 7 short articles (400 minimum words) and forgot all about it.

I did visit the site now and then but had stopped hoping to win when I saw my rank below 50 %.

You could just imagine my surprise therefore, when I received $40 in my helium account. When I checked where it came from, it was from Helium.com , Adopt a Title Contest. I was so happy! I know now, it really is an unbiased site as I won, even if I don't know anyone there.

From then on, I browsed all available writing opportunities they offered. I earned another $22 from their summer Rewardathon, a WSP (Writer’s Stimulus Package) and also still earning daily from my page views.

Every week, they change the topic of the Writing Contest and this week, they have “Conditions and Diseases” which I am quite familiar with so I’m going to join.

The past week, my rank went 1, 2, 3 and then down. I hope I’ll win, but if I don’t, I still have my page views as earnings from the articles that I wrote.

I could not imagine writing a total number of 78 articles if not for Helium. The site motivated me to write and write and write, because I am able to compete among the best and improve my craft as well.

And I have also written for the Marketplace, in which advertisers pay writers for articles they have selected for their products. They usually pay you within the range of $24 to $176 depending on the article needed.


Photo by Chaparral [Kendra]

I am barely a month there but I have earned already $ 72 and still the earnings are coming in for the on going contests, marketplace offers, and the page views I get daily which would be a lifetime income for me.

What’s good about helium is that, except for the MARKETPLACE, I can submit previously posted articles from my blogs as long as I wrote them.

Now, I believe that you can earn big money online if you are in the right site and you are dedicated and have a passion for writing. (and mind you, this is not a paid post!) I'll be earning if you'll make me your referral, but that does not really matter to me. You can go directly to Helium and register, just do it! I just want you not to miss this chance of a lifetime!


What are you waiting for? Come and join me and get paid for doing what you enjoy most- WRITING!

12 comments:

Alfredo said...

I also have some money maker site
but more on Paid to Click Programs
I like your list of site where in I haven’t encountered most of them.
If you got time please inform me more about this.
Thanks!
Choi

tashabud said...

Hello Jena,
That's great. I would also, but I just don't have time for writing quality articles. I barely have time to write in my blog or visit blogs or drop Entrecards. So for now, I'll just be one of your readers there. I do so like all that you've written there.

Tasha

simplyjacy said...

Helium is best for quality writers like you, Jen. someone like me doesn't stant a chance. thank you for posting this though. i'm going to refer my sister to it since she's the one who has the gift of words.

more power to you and good luck!

Jena Isle said...

Hi Alfredo,

You can visit the site itself so you can learn more, but for those I have deleted , I advise you not to...

Thanks for the visit and the interest.

Jena Isle said...

Hi Tasha,

Thanks for the visit. You can post your articles from your blogs. I do hope you'll join more, there are already 4 of yours there. Visit it and see if you have earned anything.

Jena Isle said...

hello Simplyjacy,

Don't underestimate yourself. There are many oldtimers there who are willing to help newbies like us.

Do give it a try. you can post your blog articles there,as long as you wrote them.

All the best and thanks for the visit.

happy herbs said...

Thanks for the info. I have been a member of helium for a long time now but has not taken anything further. Back then, the first time I registered, I thought that they would not accept anything that's been written, example in a blog. But now I know better. Thanks to you. Have you tried elance? And what about review stream?

More happy writing.
Cheers!

Jena Isle said...

Hi happy, why don't you write again, they have new contests right now. Thanks for the visit. I'll try to visit those sites. Cheers.

Descartes said...

I have looked at Helium, and a similar site called Associated Content, and them both to be interesting sites. I like to think of myself as a good writer, but I have been intimidated by the whole process for some reason.

Thanks for letting me know that a hundred dollars a month is possible-I will have to give it another shot.

jenaisle said...

Hi Descartes,

There's no harm in trying. Do give it a try. Visit the writing contest site, and the marketplace.

Good luck.

flit said...

just be aware that one you post anything on Helium, it's theirs... they can actually do anything they want with it.

You can't edit it (unless they approve), and you can't delete it.

Jena Isle said...

I do have publicity rights to my articles, in fact, some of my articles are published in other sites. That was what I wanted with the site.

It is okay as long as I was the one who wrote these articles. I can publish them anywhere I want to.

Thanks for the reminder,anyway.