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Simily: Is it a Good Platform for Writers?

Born in London, I currently live and work in Accra, Ghana. I am a writer and creative entrepreneur.

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Have you heard of Simily?

Have you heard of Simily? Simily is one of the latest user-generated content platforms that allows writers to sign up and publish their fiction and non-fiction content.

Writers get paid two cents per valid read and $20 per 1000 views. Simily pays you every month via Paypal.


Simily's Business Model

Simily’s business model

Simily’s business model focuses on providing a clean, advert platform. Simily’s revenue comes from paid members paying $6.99 per month to gain unlimited access to read content on the platform.

The model is similar to Medium’s business model in a sense however, Simily’s differs because they provide writers with a static RPM(amount they earn per thousand views).

Simily is a fiction focused platform which means they prefer fiction content and their mission is to create a safe and nurturing space for fiction writers.

I signed up to publish non-fiction content although I do write fiction once in a while, I want to test the platform for non-fiction. I’ve noticed other Simily writers complaining about non-fiction writers and some even go so far as to beg non-fiction writers to leave the platform.


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My Experience on Simily

My Experience on Simily

I published my first piece of content on in January 2022 and since then I’ve earned $45, which is pretty low but to be honest, I’ve not put much effort into the platform. Most of my content is repurposed and I rarely interact on there.

One major flaw with Simily is that the platform is built on Wordpress which is a major no-no for a platform like this.

The site is also very glitchy and most of the time, your reads don’t register in the stats section. I did an experiment and sent my content to my business partners and freelancers to read all my articles for a certain amount of time.

Guess what? It’s been three weeks and those reads still don’t register in the stats.

I’ve contacted Simily several times and they ignore my messages. I did receive one response and they promised to check my account but I’ve received no responses since then.

Another thing, when I initially signed up, I input my Paypal details and I was paid on the 15th of the following month. On the third month, as soon as I hit the $10 threshold, they sent me an email requesting that I fill out a form for Tipalti which is a payment platform where multiple platform that offers Paypal, Stripe and other payment gateways.

The email said that all payments would take place through Tipalti and if we don’t sign up, we won’t get paid. The annoying thing is, they sent the email out on the day that payments were due. I filled out the form and for some reason, it didn’t go through.

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They emailed me weeks later to say that I had to fill out the form again. I didn’t get paid for two months.

Their writer support is pretty dismal to be honest. They rarely respond and when they do, they don’t offer much help.

Are you on Simily? Do you plan on signing up?

Simily's Business Model


Simily’s business model focuses on providing a clean, advert platform. Simily’s revenue comes from paid members paying $6.99 per month to gain unlimited access to read content on the platform.

The model is similar to Medium’s business model in a sense however, Simily’s differs because they provide writers with a static RPM(amount they earn per thousand views).

Simily is a fiction focused platform which means they prefer fiction content and their mission is to create a safe and nurturing space for fiction writers.

I signed up to publish non-fiction content although I do write fiction once in a while, I want to test the platform for non-fiction. I’ve noticed other Simily writers complaining about non-fiction writers and some even go so far as to beg non-fiction writers to leave the platform.


dont-publish-negative-content-focus-on-the-positive-stuff-instead

My Experience on Simily

My Experience on Simily

I published my first piece of content on in January 2022 and since then I’ve earned $45, which is pretty low but to be honest, I’ve not put much effort into the platform. Most of my content is repurposed and I rarely interact on there.

One major flaw with Simily is that the platform is built on Wordpress which is a major no-no for a platform like this.

The site is also very glitchy and most of the time, your reads don’t register in the stats section. I did an experiment and sent my content to my business partners and freelancers to read all my articles for a certain amount of time.

Guess what? It’s been three weeks and those reads still don’t register in the stats.

I’ve contacted Simily several times and they ignore my messages. I did receive one response and they promised to check my account but I’ve received no responses since then.

Another thing, when I initially signed up, I input my Paypal details and I was paid on the 15th of the following month. On the third month, as soon as I hit the $10 threshold, they sent me an email requesting that I fill out a form for Tipalti which is a payment platform where multiple platform that offers Paypal, Stripe and other payment gateways.

The email said that all payments would take place through Tipalti and if we don’t sign up, we won’t get paid. The annoying thing is, they sent the email out on the day that payments were due. I filled out the form and for some reason, it didn’t go through.

They emailed me weeks later to say that I had to fill out the form again. I didn’t get paid for two months.

Their writer support is pretty dismal to be honest. They rarely respond and when they do, they don’t offer much help.

Are you on Simily? Do you plan on signing up?

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