Rahul is a movie addict who can never get enough of good films. His all time favorites are Inception, 12 Angry Men, and Scarface.
HubPages is the biggest writing platform of its kind. A community of prolific, passionate, and helpful people has been carrying the ship since 2005. For those of you who don’t know, HubPages is a revenue-sharing website that pays you for publishing your articles online allowing everyone to earn through Amazon, EBay (now retired), HubPages Earning Program and Google Adsense.
Although you will likely not be making a living off of HubPages, if you stick with it for some months you’ll have a steady flow of income for paying some of your bills.
The main questions that potential new users of the site present revolve around the reliability of HubPages and if the site will be around in the coming years. The short answer to these questions is yes. HubPages is not going anywhere. If you want to put all your efforts into this particular site, go for it. But, as they say, never put all your eggs in one basket. Keeping that in mind, I have started writing for some other sites like HubPages in the last couple of months.
Diversifying is good sometimes, so I suggest you do the same. Let’s take a look at some of the revenue-sharing sites like HubPages.
Infobarrel is pretty similar to HubPages in its structure. The site allows you to earn money through various means for publishing articles on this website. Within reason, you can write about anything under the sun. You can even share your fiction works and poems here if that’s your sort of thing.
It might take some time before you completely understand how the site works because it's not newbie-friendly. For starters, formatting posts can be a real pain for beginners. But it’s no reason to not write on Infobarrel. With the Squiddo merger last year, Infobarrel is one of those rare sites left that writers can trust.
Unlike some content mills, Infobarrel managed to survive many Google algorithm changes. Yes, there was a slump initially, but they recovered from that pretty quickly. The willingness to keep up and adapt with the changes is what has kept Infobarrel in good shape for so many years.
The communication gap is only thing you need to be wary of. The site goes through various changes, but they rarely announce them to users via email. Changes are announced in the forums only, so make sure that you visit them often.
With no limitation on what you can earn and how much you can post, Infobarrel is certainly one of the best sites like HubPages to consider writing for.
Dailytwocents is a free to use website like HubPages where you can create an account and start writing for some money. You posts need not be long. The minimum amount of words you need to reach is 100 which means that you can bang out tons of posts in a day.
The only downside I can see is that posts will not be easily indexed by Google because they are on the shorter side. So go for it if you are good at getting traffic from other sources than search engines. $1.50 per 1000 unique views might not sound like much, but if you have a huge social media following things could work out for you here. The key is to just focus on creating intriguing content. When you have a good fanbase, you’ll see the money rolling in in no time.
In addition to the page viewing revenue, you are allowed to earn from your affiliate links as well. The only catch is that you are allowed to post only one link in a single post. I would assume that you’d only want to post a single link for every 100 to 200 words anyway.
Unlike your own blog, when you stop writing on DailyTwoCents you’d still see quite a decent traffic on your posts. I am more focused on HubPages lately, but I still make money from my old posts.
iWriter offers two kids of services to its members.
1. Giving its writers a lot of opportunities to get paid for their work.
2. Providing a way to buy quality articles for cheap.
Of course, we will focus on the former here.
Singing up for iWriter is pretty easy, but getting the hang of everything can be a bit intimidating for a newbie, especially if you have not written for sites like Hubpages and iWriter before.
As a beginner, you’ll not get a lot of work. Once you write 30 or more approved articles with and average rating of 4 or more (out of 5), you’ll get access to higher-paying work.
Ratings totally depend on content requests. They will rate you on a scale of 1 to 5, depending upon your quality of work and punctuality. Similarly, writers can also rate content requesters, based on factors like how often they reject the work and how quickly they accept articles.
Whether you are looking for part time work or seeking to earn extra spending money, iWriter is a perfect way to make money writing articles. You are able to write at your own pace, which puts you in control of how much work you do and how money you earn. Once your account is approved, you can begin accepting writing requests immediately.
Unlike sites like HubPages, iWriter and other popular writing hubs, not a lot of people know about Writers.ph. The way the site works is simple; they pay their writers to work on orders they receive from clients.
You could say that Writers.ph is a stricter version of iWriter. You need to deliver your articles within a timeframe. If you fail to do so then you will not get paid for your work.
My first order was an article about paid Steam mods. Due to some technical issues, I could not upload it on time. Of course, it got rejected, and I never saw even a single penny out of the $8 I was supposed to get.
But let me assure you that this site is legit. If your articles get accepted by the clients, you will be paid for your work.
Do you live in India? Are you tech-savvy? Are you good with words? If you answer "yes" to these questions then you are in luck.
Techulator is an Indian tech site that not only pays you a small upfront fee for your articles, but it also allows you to earn through Adsense and Infolinks. Once your article is approved by mods (which might take a couple of days) then you are awarded some points and cash. Approval also makes it eligible for Adsense and Infolinks ads. On top of that, there are always weekly and monthly contents going on that are guaranteed to make you some extra money.
Payment is swift and easy. Just upload an invoice on the website, and they’ll credit the amount in your bank account within 2 to 3 days.
If you are not good with English, but still want a place to start somewhere, Techulator should be your best bet.
RedGage allows you to aggregate all of your social content in one place and while you get paid. The upside is that you don’t have to work much if at all. Just share your content here that you were already sharing on other websites for free, and watch the money rolling into your account.
Your earnings depend upon the popularity of that content, but you’ll be paid per 1000 impressions. Of course, getting the traffic won’t be easy. However, if you already have a huge following on social media sites then getting a decent traffic shouldn’t be that difficult.
On top of that, there are monthly contests going on to help you make some extra money. However, the downside is that you won’t be making a lot of money from RedGage. The site is not that you can rely on for good part-time income. Moreover, getting paid is a bit tricky. You’ll need a RedGage Visa Card to cash out your earnings, which will cost you $5 per year. On top of that, there is a 2% transaction fees for every time you cash out.
These restrictions should be enough to drive anyone away, but RedGage is still going strong. Why? The answer is simple—people are making some decent money over there. The layout is enticing, and uploading content never takes more than a couple of minutes.
Don’t forget to promote the hell out of whatever you upload over there. If you don't, you won’t get any traffic and hence no money. The cents will build up to dollars sooner than you think.
If you are looking for some of the sites like HubPages that are consistent and easy to work with, RedGage should be your best bet.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
Miranda Hurtado from Morgantown, WV on November 09, 2020:
iWriters and Writers ph sound promising. The only thing that I would caution is there are a ton of scammers out there. A few months ago, I started working on Upwork, a similar platform. Unfortunately, I ran into two scammers which resulted in a bad experience.
Debra Roberts from Ohio on October 10, 2020:
This is super-informative! I really hate to give up on HP, but my income has plummeted to nearly nothing and for not having a lot of content and only being at it for two years, I was making a nice chunk of change, especially from Amazon on just one REALLY popular article. I'm not sure what happened with Amazon and ad revenue here lately, but my traffic the highest it's ever been and I'm literally making but a few dollars a month since Spring now. I have a good bit of new content, but am unmotivated to finish it knowing it won't be profitable at this time here.
Itunuoluwa on August 22, 2020:
Very informative article. Thanks!
Prithviraj Shirole from India on August 20, 2020:
Very informative article. Thanks for suggesting the alternatives.
Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on August 16, 2020:
Thank you for posting this interesting article :) I currently signed up for a new website for writing. It does not award you any money unless you win a "contest". It is fun so far, but the competition is fierce :) Hubpages is still my favorite to write fiction.
Tammy Winters from Oregon on August 15, 2020:
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on July 30, 2020:
I am looking into different avenues at the moment.
I will look into a couple you mentioned.
Thanks for sharing.
Sujatha from Noida on May 25, 2020:
Very informative and clear !! Thanks !!
Especially for people like me who are new to this.
Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on May 03, 2020:
Thank u for sharing :) Hubpages is the only site I have tried so far :) It seems like all that is out there are writing mills or sites that pay but it is almost impossible to make any money. Have a wonderful day :)
victorsrealtimes from Nairobi on May 02, 2020:
Great people seek to helps others, that's just what you've done. Thank you
Md Sohail from India on March 04, 2020:
Thank you. The post was really helpful!
Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on February 29, 2020:
Good info. Diversifying is excellent advice.
Donna Rayne from Sparks, NV on February 29, 2020:
Thank you very much, this was very informative!
femi from Nigeria on January 23, 2020:
Redgage is the worst i won't recommend them,however iwriter is good but you need to write the article within a short period minutes or an hour. I dont think they are currently accepting new writer
Purushottam Ainapur on December 07, 2019:
I need to have a look at all these sites and write my remarks.
Clyde King on November 02, 2019:
Great list. Thank you for this!
Christopher Hundley from Pennsylvania on October 09, 2019:
This is a really good article. I'll definitely check a couple of these out.
Silverline Odigwe from Kwale on October 04, 2019:
Cool answers and very educating!
Micha ELa from Philippines on September 27, 2019:
Very informative article. Thank you. I am also one who believes in not putting all of your eggs in one basket.
Timothy Ozegbe from Kwale,Nigeria on September 16, 2019:
Wow....This is wonderful.Thank you for sharing.
Cynthia Zirkwitz from Vancouver Island, Canada on August 28, 2019:
Have you written any articles on writers' ages / demographics in Social Media writing sites and how that plays out in content and pay-out?
You are the man to do that!
Tahseen74 from Pakistan on August 27, 2019:
Bridgette Crowe from Morrow on August 22, 2019:
Thank you. I've been wondering if there were any more sites out there. Very helpful...
Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on July 03, 2019:
Very interesting. Thank you for sharing.
Jason B Truth from United States of America on July 02, 2019:
Rahul? Your Hub provides very valuable information. I am embarrassed to say this, but I have been a member of Infobarrel for two years and I have not posted a single, solitary article on that writing site. However, I have left comments to other people's articles on that writing site. I've been mostly invested in posting articles here on HubPages, and I admit that at times I get a little lazy in doing so. I've noticed recently that Infobarrel appears to be more tolerant and permissive about touchy, sensitive, and highly controversial topics, unlike HubPages. In other words, they don't shut down the ads on an article solely because someone uses the wrong vocabulary in their article. I haven't attached my Google Adsense account to my Infobarrel account yet. I'd be curious to know how easy or difficult is it to do that? Because you and other Hubbers here in this comments section have discussed the Medium writing site, I'm also going to explore that writing site to see what it has to offer. I like to write articles online, but my biggest drawback and problem is censorship. I like to have the freedom to say what I want to say, and, unfortunately, all writing sites do not give their members that freedom.
Gupi on June 11, 2019:
Thank you for sharing these alternative revenue sharing methods.
Sourav Rana on June 06, 2019:
Nice article Rahul, thanks for sharing.
Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on May 13, 2019:
Thks for sharing. Interesting hub.
Rahul Pandey (author) from Delhi, India on May 13, 2019:
Imran khan from Mumbai on May 02, 2019:
Interesting. Will check other sites.
What I want to know is, is infobarrel still effective and profitable?
Agrata Shukla on April 26, 2019:
Nice info ,thanks a lot
Saran from India on April 24, 2019:
I recently joined with Hubpages and hopefully will do more activities on Hubpages soon.
Gilbert Arevalo from Hacienda Heights, California on March 14, 2019:
Thank you for sharing interesting information.
nikitha p from India on March 10, 2019:
Great hub, Thanks for sharing this.
Farrah Young from Lagos, Nigeria on March 08, 2019:
I'll give Daily2Cents a try. It looks quitr promising.
Graham Lee from Lancashire. England. on January 03, 2019:
A great post here Rahul interesting and informative I shall try Redgage Thanks for a tip top post.
Rahul Pandey (author) from Delhi, India on December 22, 2018:
Exactly how doe it work? And how do I get started?
Steve from Brockport, NY on December 22, 2018:
I've been writing for Medium for the past few months and have made more money than I ever did on HubPages and all other sites combined and with a lot less work.
Finn from Barstow on December 20, 2018:
Some nice ideas here. I tried writers.ph and decided that the format wasn't comfortable to apply immediately - perhaps I'll go back.
I looked at daily two cents and it appears they are selling articles right now. I could not find the application area.
I'll have to go back when I am in a better mood and more relaxed.
thanks for the great ideas though sir
Rahul Pandey (author) from Delhi, India on December 10, 2018:
How does Medium work? Would you care to explain?
Travis McClain from Florida on December 09, 2018:
Great post. Thanks for sharing, I've been working on content for Medium and thought......hmmmm where else does soomething similar?
BTW Inception is at the top of my list and 12 Angry Men was the film that showed me as a kid film was a real art form.
Derloris from Texas on November 19, 2018:
I finally got an answer from an Admin. I was told that they have discontinued their sites and they warned everyone to save any work they have there. I didn't receive any warnings so my all my works are gone and there is no way to retrieve them.
Zia Uddin from UK on November 14, 2018:
Same here, probably closed down because its not appearing on the search engines. Could be maintenance and upgrade, i dont know.
Derloris from Texas on November 14, 2018:
Are you able to get to daily two cents. seems the site won't open up
Zia Uddin from UK on November 10, 2018:
Apart from Infobarrel, the other 5 sites has quite good information, and I have signed up to 2 of them recently. Infobarrel is giving me a headache because they don't remove my articles after sending a few requests. I have also sent them another message to close my account and delete all associated articles and still no reply. Prefer HubPages though, the money isn't great, but still quite fun writing on here.
Khal Rasdam from Penang but occasionally traveling. on October 31, 2018:
Informative article and food for thought. I thought of writing articles on other websites but now think I'll stick with HP.
Silverline Odigwe from Kwale on October 04, 2018:
Nice one there keep it up!
Melesa Francis-Turner on September 30, 2018:
Thanks for the info. I like hubpages but I write for iWriter and infobarrel as well. They're all different to me, I get paid on iWriter for writing articles for people but its hard sometimes because you can lose points off your rating if your article is rejected for whatever reason. I'm an elite writer but I find that they can be hard on writers sometimes. Infobarrel is similar to hubpages and you can write about whatever you want.
Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on September 03, 2018:
Read your excellent hub again.
Paul Joseph from India on August 31, 2018:
Thanks, brother. I am new to this site and have been trying to get some information regarding the scope of writing on other platforms as well. Your article gave me the answer.
Steve from Brockport, NY on August 25, 2018:
I have written for Hubpages for a while and found that I did not receive very much traffic at all. I earned pocket change , which was not enough for the $50 payout. I tried some of the other ones and never received the money I earned. I recently started writing for Medium.com and am actually making money that I actually receive. I am getting way more views on my articles that I ever did with HubPages.
Danso Brown from Accra, Ghana on August 25, 2018:
Well, only reason I did not stay with Hubpages is that the only payment method is through PayPal which is not supported in my country Ghana. Funny...
kaazoom on August 13, 2018:
After what happened to Squidoo, I'm reluctant to get involved in any of these websites.
Arsalan Hanif Mughal from Karachi, Pakistan on July 22, 2018:
The article is pretty much Good but I find Hubpages better than them.
Tab Bytes from Jammu on July 07, 2018:
This is good article . I have joined all the sites and I find hubpages is the greatest among them. Dailytwocents , writedge do not give instant huge money but these are good if you are new writer. Redgage never pays me despite of having lot of views and accumulated dollars in the account. Hubpages is the only site where we can make money with more than one source. Thanks for the info.
Melinda Longoria MSM from Garland, Texas on June 10, 2018:
From all the feedback, think that I'll stick with Hubpages.
femi from Nigeria on May 07, 2018:
I have tried most of the sites mentioned. On redgage you will not make any money because it will take several years to earn even $10. With i writer you select jobs and follow the person that commissions the jobs instruction. the person is at liberty to accept or reject the work. they assign stars based on how they feel. This site is highly competitive but you can earn some money. However it feels like weird to me. I have some articles on infobarrel but i thought the site was dead. just check and they are still their. Apart from hubpages i recommend starting your own blog or website.You will make more money.
Linda Bryen from United Kingdom on April 30, 2018:
Thank you for the information. I might give some of them sites a try.
Thanks welcome on March 24, 2018:
this is totally genuine website to grow or bussiness in this world this is the best option for us
elenatomichka on March 23, 2018:
Hi Rahul. Thank you for your article. May I publish the same article on different web-sites? and, which one web-site is good for not talented but willing to write authors?
Brandmolecule on March 23, 2018:
I've been looking for sites like this, and this post really helps. Thanks!
Ibrahim Bwala from FCT, Abuja on February 13, 2018:
thanks for this info.
liesl5858 on February 07, 2018:
Hi! thank you for sharing these sites, I will check them out. You are right about not putting your eggs in one basket.
jhanvi sharma from India on December 27, 2017:
Thank you for sharing information. I will surely check some site and its good option to work at home.
Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on December 22, 2017:
Thank you again for the info. It is good to know about alternative sites. However I hope to concentrate on marketing my articles and ebooks this coming year. Long overdue.
Mary Guimont from Pacific Northwest on December 22, 2017:
Thank you for all the information. I be following you! keep up the good work!
Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on December 18, 2017:
Thanks again for the info. Will look into it next year.
John Wolfgang from Ireland on December 14, 2017:
Very useful information. I will definitely be checking some of these sites out.
Stella Kaye from UK on December 13, 2017:
Interesting information, thank you. I might check some of these sites out. I do like HubPages but I'm rapidly becoming disillusioned with it as not getting much traffic to my articles whatever I do!
Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on December 02, 2017:
Thank you for this very interesting hub.
Monde Mzamo on December 01, 2017:
Eish! Ya thanx for the info. Still have to visit these sites and some are completely new to me but all the same your presentation approach was quite good, unbiased and you made me look forward to the trip.
Finn from Barstow on November 19, 2017:
Well these sound like some nice sites...a few look like they're really worth checking out (for me).
Nice writing...clear, concise and descriptive.
Sp Greaney from Ireland on October 07, 2017:
Interesting to see some new sites emerging, there are a few I've never heard of. Thanks for sharing.
Gilbert Arevalo from Hacienda Heights, California on August 15, 2017:
Interesting overview of alternative writing sites similar to Hubpages, Rahul.
John from India on August 06, 2017:
Thanks for the information. Very useful
Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on August 05, 2017:
Thank you for the info. Very interesting.
K Jaman on August 02, 2017:
Actually not all of them are link hubpages,i mean Quality
Treathyl FOX from Austin, Texas on July 28, 2017:
You're right! There are a bunch of them. Your list is pretty good though. Just wanted to share my experience at those sites you mentioned. Might be helpful if others are considering writing for them.
Rahul Pandey (author) from Delhi, India on July 28, 2017:
There are not a lot of sites like Hubpages left now. It was quite difficult to come up with a good list.
Treathyl FOX from Austin, Texas on July 28, 2017:
Infobarrel - A site like Hubpages? Eh! Maybe it works for other people. I published there and I thought it sucked! So I left.
Daily Two Cents is not comparable to Hubpages. HP wants detailed articles. DTC only wants short posts about 200 words. No comparison.
Writedge is a partner site for Daily Two Cents and wants 400 words minimum. Still no comparison to HP, in my humble opinion.
iWriter ~ Never tried but have gotten mixed reviews. Some happy. Some not so happy.
Redgage – I wouldn't use this site to blog. Even though you can, there is no reason to blog or write at this site. They have an integration feature and you can share your posts from other blogs via this site just like you share links via social media and get paid for sharing if your link shares get views.
Writers.ph and Techulator – never heard of them. Might check them out!
Jeff Zod from Nairobi on May 12, 2017:
Very informative article.
Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on April 08, 2017:
Interesting Information, thanks for sharing. However, I have enough writing to do as it is. I did not know that Google might not index your posts if they are only 200 words. I try to post to all of my blogs once a week, and usually these posts are only 200 words. So, I will have to try to make my posts longer.
Carrie Drobnick from Colorado on April 08, 2017:
this is great. thank you so much for writing it. I love hubpages...gonna check the pothers out.
Martin Allan from Sunny Scotland on March 21, 2017:
Good information, I've been looking for an alternative to hub pages so I'll check all of these out for myself.
Cilette from USA on January 11, 2017:
Love this information. Will definately look into some of these sites.
Rafini from Somewhere I can't get away from on January 04, 2017:
Very informative, thank you for publishing it!
However, I totally disagree with InfoBarrel. I just checked out the site today, before reading your article, and am very disappointed in the quality of most of the articles I chose to read and the ad placement in between the subtitles and the paragraphs they belong to. I definitely will not be joining there, as I have also read another hub which states that InfoBarrel does not get much attention from Google, hence less traffic than HP.
KHAWAJA UMER FAROOQ from Karachi, Pakistan on December 07, 2016:
Very informative hub.
John Bullock from Yorkshire, England on October 06, 2016:
This is a great hub. I'm new here and I'm loving the experience so far, but I do keep seeing horror stories about people getting the ban hammer dropped on them without explanation (of course there's only their word to go on), and it's not bad practice to spread your work around a bit. All eggs, one basket, and all that.
Carolyn Emerick on August 20, 2016:
Thank you! Like many others I am frustrated that HP keeps snipping my articles when they transfer to vertical sites and my Amazon earnings have been decimated. I will look at these others, thank you! I also will share :-)
Zoenchii from Albania on May 05, 2016:
Well, Dailytwocents and writeedge are scam! My personal experience though. Hubpages still remains number one.
Rock Artist on January 31, 2016:
I like writing on Hubpages. I find their modules easy to use, however, I worry that they are going to sell out like Squidoo and all my pages will wind up in oblivion. I used to write on Squidoo and loved it, was upset when they sold to Hubpages, never thought it would happen. Tried setting up my own blog but haven't made more than $14.00 in five years, lol! I am re-committing to my Hubs now, because I know they pay off.
Steve from Brockport, NY on October 25, 2015:
I think RedGage has died a silent death. It appears that nothing new has been posted to that site in months.
Danny Cabaniss from Shawnee, Oklahoma on August 05, 2015:
This is terrific information. I love it that HubPages featured it on the Facebook page. That is very progressive of HP. Excellent!