My personal experience on the website Wikinut.
Have you ever heard of the site Wikinut before?
Wikinut is a community that is similar to Triond and Hub pages in the fact that you get paid for writing. Wikinut does allow you to reproduce your content from another site as long as you disclose that it’s reproduced in the notes to the moderator. This allows you to double your money for the same content.
Content and site requirements
Each article that is submitted is moderated for accuracy. They require that you are over 18 years old and that you submit factual content. You can get paid three different ways, as a moderator and author and for referring your friends. A Moderator reads other peoples work and checks for accuracy and gives the author suggestions on how to make their article better. The moderator’s are also part of the community.
Authors receive 50% of the advertising revenue from their Pages in royalties, moderators receive 5% of the advertising revenue in royalties from any Pages that they have reviewed and published, and that have not been subsequently republished by another Moderator. For referral’s you will receive 5% of the advertising revenue in royalties from any Pages that have been written by Authors that are associated with the Referrer. The Referrer will be associated with those Authors’ Pages for the life of their publication.
Payments are sent out on a monthly basis by the 10th of the month. The minimum payment is $5.00 and is paid through PayPal. If you don’t have a minimum of $5.00 by the 10th of the month it will be rolled over until the next month.
What I like about Wikinut:
One of the things that I really like about Wikinut is their format in writing. It is similar to Hubpages but when it is moderated they give you suggestions on how to make it better. You pick what category you want your article to go into but on one of my articles the moderator felt that it would be better in a different category so he moved it. I really liked the partnership between the moderators and the authors because I felt he had my best interest in mind.
When I first joined, I signed up like you normally would. I had to enter my personal information and also enter my email. You then are sent a confirmation email. This process can take up to two hours. But my confirmation never came. So I went in and requested another confirmation email. Still nothing form Wikinut. I went back into my profile and checked to ensure that everything I had entered was correct. It was. I also checked my spam folder…nothing. So why wasn’t I getting the confirmation?? I sent in an email to Wikinut but no response. I happened to have someone who requested to be a follower so I sent him a message back, thanked him for the follow and told him my situation. He suggested that I contact one of the moderators. So I did. Mark was the moderator that I contacted. He was very friendly and helped me to finally get someone to release my account without the confirmation. So since my account was released I have published 2 pieces. That was just 4 days ago and I already have had 427 views and have made .23. Okay, so this isn’t something I am going to get rich from but I have made more on Wikinut then what I have made on other sites with less time and less views.
Another thing that I thought was really nice is how friendly the community is. I have quickly been able to make friends and they seem very supportive. Of course, just like on the other sites I am on, it pays you to be involved in the community because they support you if you support them. So of course the object is to have as many followers as you can.
Currently they have a contest for the authors to write content on something positive. What I found very nice is I received a personal note asking me to participate from the moderator who helped me get my articles up and running. The contest is run by giving you a list of topics you can choose from and then you write your piece around that topic. There is no pay or award from Wikinut for the winner. You win just the accolades from your followers and the community. The biggest reward is the challenge of writing about a topic you might not otherwise write about. I haven’t decided yet if I will participate in the challenge. I leave in two days for a week to Hershey Pennsylvania and the articles are due by mid-September. So, I don’t feel confident that I can complete a well written piece by then. I still am rather shy about publishing my work. I have written for years but have never let anyone read my writings. I will have to continue to think about it.
I have included the link to Wikinut for any of you that are interested in checking it out or possibly in joining me in the community. Let me know if you do so that I can follow you. Happy Writing!