Get paid to write online with Yahoo! VoicesMaybe it's the fact that I love writing about things that people enjoy reading. Maybe it's getting paid for my writing. Maybe it's the awesome community. Whatever it is, I LOVE Yahoo! Voices.
Yahoo! Voices was the first online cash opportunity that crossed my path. Back in 2007, it was called "Associated Content." Later, the name was changed to "Yahoo! Contributor Netowork." After the Google algorithm changes, the Yahoo! Contributor Network removed 75,000 articles from it's database and changed it's name to Yahoo! Voices.
To date, I've submitted over 90 articles to Yahoo! Voices. It's not my main egg, but when I'm bored and feel like speaking out to the world, I'll submit a post or two.
How much can you earn at Yahoo! Voices?Well, based on my 90+ articles, I earn approximately $5 per month based on page views. Prior to the Google algorithm changes, I had more hits, and was earning about $15 per month. Obviously Panda has had a pretty powerful effect.
Yahoo! Voices also offers upfront payment for original, informational writing. Articles that are paid for upfront also receive revenue share. The highest upfront payment that I've received from Yahoo! Voices was $4 for a 500-word article about tanning bed bulbs.
While the pay at Yahoo! Voices is not as significant as other paid-to-write websites, they do offer perks that similar sites do not. Like the sense of community. And the fact that they accept creative work (i.e., poetry, song lyrics, short stories).
When does Yahoo! Voices pay? What payment method do they use?Payment for upfront articles is made within two weeks after the article is published. Keep in mind that it could take up to two weeks before the article is reviewed. Performance payments are made around the 10th of each month for the prior month's earnings. All payments are made via PayPal.
As a freelancer, YOU are responsible for paying your taxes at the end of the year, since Yahoo! Voices does not take taxes out of your payment.
How can I earn more with Yahoo! Voices?If you consistently publish high-quality, original content and keep keyword density at no more than 7% on each article, then you'll increase your chances of success with Yahoo! Voices. Staying involved in the community by posting in the forums and commenting on the work of others will help you build readership.
Best of luck!
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