Ordinary People Can Earn Extra Cash At Persona Paper
Persona Paper is a writing site where writers of all kinds can meet and read each other and have conversations about their posts. Some members are published authors, while others may be writing their posts in English as a second language . What they all have in common is a love of writing, a desire to earn a few pennies for their efforts, and a love of immediate feedback and a chance to develop a new audience.
Persona Paper is one of the newer content writing sites. I joined it at the end of July, 2014. I got my first payment of $20 on February of 2015. On the average I made one post a day. But I did not have to spend a long time writing those posts. The minimum post size is only 500 characters, excluding punctuation and spaces. There is no maximum post size.
What do people write for Persona Paper? Some write stories or poems, some post a special photo and talk about it, and some even write a short photo essay on something that interests them. Some talk about daily life, their families, share a recipe, or write a factual essay about a plant, animal, health issue, or other interest. People write about trips they’ve taken and what they saw. Some people even offer their opinions on politics or religion. In other words, people write about what they know, what they believe and anything else that interests them.
What’s Involved in Joining and Writing for Persona Paper
Persona Paper is what might be considered a social blogging site. You choose what to write about within their terms of service. You write a first post that answers three questions they give you (mostly biographical) as part of your application. This is to make sure you can write in coherent English and that you aren’t spinning your articles.
While you are waiting for your application to be approved, you can begin earning right away by making thoughtful comments of 30 characters or more on the posts of others. This also helps you get to know people and begin following them, as well as providing models for what kinds of writing people enjoy there. After two-three days, you will find out if your application was accepted, allowing you to begin posting. What you wrote for your application becomes your first post. If you like, you can go back to edit it, to add a photo, and maybe break it into paragraphs, if that will improve it.
Once your post shows up, you can expect some members to greet you with some comments. It’s good policy for making friends to answer those comments by clicking to reply to them. This opens a comment box that will put your comment right under theirs so it is obvious it’s a reply. All comments are threaded like this to make conversations easier.
One really neat thing about Persona Paper is that if you are commenting and accidentally close the box instead of clicking to submit the comment, you can retrieve what you wrote by immediately clicking the reply button again. What you wrote will still be there. Then be sure to click the button to submit, which is under the box.
After an article is posted, friends are notified and your post also appears in the category you put it in. When your friends get their notification about the new posts by their friends, they pick what they want to read and stop by to read and comment. You get paid two coins for the views you get from them and also for qualified views from non-members who found you through a link or a search. Coins are currently worth 0.0015. You get one coin for each qualifying comment you make on someone’s post. When the value of your coins totals $20, you can apply for payment.
Are There Other Revenue Sharing Sites that Pay Writers More?
Content writing sites that may offer higher earnings are also out there. Some I’m still experimenting with to see if they are a good fit for me. Seekyt is one of those. I won’t recommend them until I have made up my mind and see if they really will pay much more than Persona Paper for the extra effort it takes to meet their requirements.
I also belong to Wizzley,and Zujava, but haven’t made much at either yet with the few articles I have posted. Some allow affiliate links, and some don’t. To earn at some of them you have to have your own Google Adsense and /or other affiliate accounts. To earn at Persona Paper, you don’t need and can’t use any affiliate or Adsense accounts.
One HubPages, for example, is for content writers who enjoy creating content-heavy articles of over 500 words packed with photos, videos, maps, diagrams, charts, etc., and they have the tools to help you add those. You can see what I’ve written from my profile page there and decide if that’s the sort of thing you’d like to do. If so, you can sign up to write on the site. You may use limited affiliate links in HubPages articles, but you do need an Adsense account to earn.
Try Persona Paper as a First Revenue Sharing Writing Site
Persona Paper is a great place to start writing short articles on the internet. If you are thinking about starting a blog, you might want to start at Persona Paper first so you won’t feel so lonely. New blogs don’t get many views or comments at first, so their authors don’t get much feedback. You might want to read my post, Should You Start a Blog? to see why I recommend Persona Paper first.
If reading this makes you want to get your feet wet with internet writing for the public and you want to apply to Persona Paper, here’s how. Register here. Fill out the form, and you are on your way. You should know in a couple of days if your application has been approved, but you can start earning immediately with your comments. (I think Persona Paper is the only site that pays you to make comments on the posts of others. ) Read the Frequently Asked Questions and Rules right away, too, to get off to a good start. You’ll find links to them at the top of every page.
At Persona Paper you will meet people who write at many different revenue sharing writing sites and get a feel for which other sites you might want to try next. As your new friends read your writing at Persona Paper and enjoy it, they will probably follow you on any other site you both wind up on . You will gain experience, confidence, and a bit of cash.
I hope to see you on Persona Paper soon.