Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Get Paid to Write Poetry
As a poet you probably are posting your poetry anywhere you can online, in the hope that your work will be recognized. While any exposure to your work is good exposure, there are a million sites online where posting your work is a waste of time, because the sites have been abandoned for years. There are also scam sites that offer you all kinds of rewards, but only if you purchase them. Finally there are social networks like Facebook where thousands of poets publish their work, and you really have to work to get noticed.
It's not easy to build a fan base when you don't know where to go, but hopefully Random Madness Poetry can help steer you in the right direction. Imagine a site with a large community of people who enjoy reading the poetry. Now imagine this site will post advertisements on your work, and split whatever revenue they make from that advertising with you. It might sound too good to be true, but sites like this do exist, and Random Madness Poetry will stake its poetic reputation that the following sites listed will pay you to write poetry.
At Triond, you will not be paid as much revenue share as the other sites on this list, but we are listing it because of the amazing community of writers this site has. At Triond your poetry can be read by people all across the globe, and they will make you feel truly welcome once you network a little on the site. Triond also has the lowest minimum payment requirement of all the sites listed. Their minimum payout is 50 cents as long as you have a PayPal account. Triond is by far the easiest way to get paid for writing poetry.
Yahoo Voices makes this list of online sites because currently they offer the highest rate of revenue share, and a very low minimum payment requirement. It will be tough to network to other writers on this site, but you won't need a lot of views on your work to start earning revenue. Yahoo Voices will also recommend certain popular topics you can write about that should generate traffic from search engines.
The last site to make this list is Experts Column, because they give you the best of both worlds. They offer you a generous rate of revenue share, and you will also have the ability to network with other members on the site to start building your readership. At $5 their minimum payout requirement is higher than the other sites on this list, so the better you are at promoting your work the easier it will be to get paid with this site. Another benefit of Experts Column is they don't make you wait a whole month to get paid. As soon as you hit the minimum payout requirement, you can request your payment which will be sent to you in a few days.
Well fellow poets, now you have our recommendations of the sites you should publish your poetry on. All of these sites will pay you to write poetry, they don't offer ridiculous minimum payout requirements so you will eventually see the money your work generates, and they all offer the convenience of being paid through PayPal. If you want to sign up for one or all of these sites, you can do so at the links below:
Join Yahoo Voices
Join Experts Column