There are many websites that promise if you will just spend your time writing free for them then you will get money in the long run. You know the sites I mean, you register, post, and then sit around and wait for your numbers to add up so that you can get paid.
These are some of the sites that I started out on when I first began writing online. It offered me at least the hope of some cash sometime down the line. Besides, my writing got posted on someoneâ€™s site and thatâ€™s what was really important, right?
Here are a few of the sites that I would recommend IF you want to try your hand at pay per click postings:
â€¢ eHow.com â€“ Itâ€™s rather a simple lay out and you can write about any thing that requires steps (like How to Make a Peanut Butter Sandwich). Just make sure you sign up for the Writer Compensation program.
â€¢ Associatedcontent.com â€“ Write what you will and then see if they will buy it. You can sell all your rights, or retain the rights to print the article elsewhere (which means they wonâ€™t pay you in advance). Iâ€™ve known a few people personally who have made some money off this site, but not enough to pay the phone bill much less the mortgage.
â€¢ Helium.com â€“ Click on a subject, write and post a response and then spend some time rating other peopleâ€™s articles (the more you read the better youâ€™ll do).
There are probably plenty more sites that let you post your hard work and get paid pennies for it. These three sites are ones that I am personally registered on and have made money using (eHow has been the most lucrative thus far). I donâ€™t recommend you rely on it for your main income, but one of these sites could be a fun way to make a few extra dollars here and there.