Pros and Cons: Making it to Article #51 on Wikinut

Zach3000Starred Page By Zach3000, 7th Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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This is article #51 for me on the writing website, Wikinut. Read to find out why this is a milestone for me, as I share with you some observations that compare Wikinut to another paid to write site.

Pro: Wikinut Has a Great Writing Community

I just wanted to start this article by saying how great the community of Wikinut is. There are many writers on Wikinut that share their interests, passions, and candid advice - and I think it is a great place for writers to grow and learn.

Wikinut has the best community of writers that I have come across online.

Writers need and want feedback, and that is just what Wikinut provides.

-- If you would like to join this great community, and write fantastic articles, I encourage you to join here --

A Pro Followed By A Con

So here I am, at article #51, and it marks a big milestone for staying active on Wikinut.

Why is that, you ask?

Mainly because Wikinut is a paid-to-write site, and I have yet to be paid - 50 articles in.

Let's compare to writing for "that other site," which we dare not speak of around Wikinutters.

I have posted 76 articles on Yahoo! Voices, three of these articles have been published on Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! News, and Yahoo! Sports, and I have received several awards with monetary prizes. All articles pay per 1000 page views.

My writing profile on Yahoo! Voices can be viewed here.

By comparison of payment, Wikinut lacks in giving new writers motivation to continue writing, if they wish to make a living.

However, I do think that as a writer builds and develops his resource library, amassing a substantial amount of articles, then he will reach the "making a living" part.

Keep in mind that at 50 articles, I have received around 13,570 page views from being on Wikinut about 5 months. These page views are purely organic, and I have not put any amount of work into juicing the links, if you know what I mean.

Let's compare to the other site: There, I have 76 articles, with 58K page views, here I have 50 articles, and 13.5K page views.

Steady payment and exposure goes to "the other site."

Just Hang On There Buddy

Aside from missing the monetary motivation to continue writing at a Paid to Write site, I do feel the need to hang on for at least a little while longer.

Writing for Wikinut is more fun and enjoyable than for the editors at the other site. While I continue to submit articles there, I would much rather write for Wikinut and have great feedback, and write about Christian topics that interest me.

The downside for writing for a major publishing news website is that you have less freedom to choose your own topics.

If you enjoy writing and love getting feedback, then write for Wikinut. SIgning up is free, and you may actually find a new hobby in writing.

Fun and enjoyment factor goes to Wikinut.

Diverse Community Found on Wikinut

Another great reason to write for Wikinut is the diverse community of authors. Here, you find writers from all over the world, with a wide range of expertise in many different areas.

You can sit and read great articles and keep reading until the cows come home.

Such a diversity of ideas and thoughts will make your writing skills improve, as you gain new perspectives on many topics.

Diversity of writing community goes to Wikinut.

Many Reasons to Love Wikinut

In conclusion, Wikinut has many positive reason to join and stick with its site.

The reality is this: You can do a lot of things for money, but there are more benefits you can gain from taking part in the Wikinut community of writers, that cannot be gained at other paid to write sites.

You will only find out these precious perks if you stay awhile, and take part in the writing revolution.


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Zach has his own blog (Google: Z.Love's Entertainment Blog), and has been published elsewhere. He also is a Photoshop Expert.

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author avatar Jules Castillo
7th Jan 2012 (#)

great article!

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author avatar geetbhim123
7th Jan 2012 (#)

congrats! for the star page,great article,thanks for sharing.

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author avatar simplyoj
7th Jan 2012 (#)

Congrats Zach. This is the first time I was able to visit your profile. I hope to go back sometime. Yes, you are right Wikinut has an active and positive community here. I'm here to stay.

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author avatar Zach3000
7th Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you

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author avatar Jerry Walch
7th Jan 2012 (#)

Congratulations on the star.
I write for a dozen online sites and they all pay better than Wikinut but none of themother sites has the warm, sharing community that Wikinut has and that community is what keeps me coming back.

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
7th Jan 2012 (#)

Great article. You are spot on about the community :)

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
9th Jan 2012 (#)

Hello Zach: I am tired, one contact is out of focus, I have chores to catch up with, but here I am typing on the Wikinut midnight. The writers on this site have provided for me a supportive and responsive group which is probably unique, and I absolutely agree with everything you said on your page.
ll my messages.

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author avatar Denise O
20th Jan 2012 (#)

Zach, I only write for Wikinut. I might branch out later on but, I find this community to be very supportive and full of knowledge. I am lucky in the fact, my husband works and I stay home, so he is the one that is bringing home the dough. I am having the luxury of getting a education on writing, my own way...not in a standard classroom but, here at Wikinut. I find I have learned so much more by taking this time at this site than I would have at any other. Valid points. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Han Van Meegerin
1st Mar 2012 (#)

Glad you wrote a fair assessment.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
1st Sep 2013 (#)

I found your article searching for "that other" writing site, thinking it may be time for me to branch out. Do you have time to write for both? Can you write what you want on the other, or must you pitch or accept assignments only?

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