A typical view of a new Triond writers first few weeks and the predicted leaving from the site!
The day in the life of a new Triond writer!
I’ve been writing for Triond since September 2009 not the longest of times but certainly long enough to recognise a particular strain of new Triond writers, if I offend anyone in this article I apologise in advance but some of you really do operate like the following,
Your typically 18 to 25 years old you could originate from any country but many of you are from India and Pakistan or South Africa. Someone at your college where your studying English has tipped you off to a great writing site where you actually get paid! Its called Triond! You have also been told that Triond is unique in as much as you can write about any subject even sexuality in explicit detail!
All you need to start writing for Triond is an email address and a P.C. or laptop. Your first night after college you set up your Triond account then scour the Users under Community on the Triond support pages. You then earmark the big names which are even in bigger type face to assist you. You send friend requests to all the names you think will read your work and bring you in your fortune!
Upon writing your first article you then grab the nearest thesaurus or dictionary and proceed to find the longest and most obscure words available to describe the most simplest of occurrences! Your first article is published yeah! You then pick one of your new Triond buddies and write “Great Share” in the comments section and proceed to copy and paste the “Great Share” phrase and post this on everyone’s work! Underneath “Great Share” you leave a back link to your work and leave a comment along the lines of,
“I’ve read your work now read mine!”
The problem is you have not read the writers work and you have no intention of ever reading anyone’s work ever! But you insist they read yours! If confronted about not reading anyone’s work you will say,
“I just don’t have the time!”
What the new writer does not realise is most other writers do not have an abundance of time either! Why do you assume we have more time than you? On what evidence are you assuming this fact? None! Then the inevitable article comes out every single time its entitled “How to make real money on Triond” or “10 tips to earn money online” the problem is the new writer does not know how to make real money online they have only been writing for a week or two!
The same old tips are copy and pasted from some other new writer’s “10 tips” the new writer says,
“Network your articles, and here is a great new networking site called Wikinut or Digg or Stumbleupon or perhaps Redgauge”
The new writer will copy and paste the links to other networking sites for you, but the link is through his or her site so the writer gets commission for you joining another site! Its parasitic behaviour and in my opinion bad form! The new writer will write perhaps 5 articles per day with mostly copy and pasted paragraphs from Wikipedia or similar.
Then week 4 dawns for the fledgling writer and they see they have earned $1.03 for a months toil! So not to give up straight away the new writer sends personal messages to all his new friends and almost demands that you read their work more often. The new writer struggles on until week 6 of Triond writing then leaves! that’s it goodbye. Its all over in typically 6 to 8 weeks.
(Not quite the pile of money expected)
I can hear some of my colleagues saying so what? The problem is when you accept the new writers friendship request you will see all their work on your news feed on the left hand page of the Triond screen! It clogs the system up and you struggle to find your proper writer’s and friends work.
My tip to serious writers is to go through your Triond users and friends section and if the writer never reads your work and has not written in over 2 months themselves delete them as they will never come back. This will free up your news feed and save some of your precious reading and commenting time “Great Share”!