Adsense Revenue Sharing Websites
In the past couple of years there’s been a rash of Google Adsense Revenue Sharing websites appearing online. However many are not a good ROI (Return on Investment). The majority of these websites attract people mainly in poorer countries looking to make some pocket change for just posting their thoughts.
The problem with this are that these posts are of poor quality writings and the money you earn is determined on the advertisement revenue generated by the Google Adsense ads. Since these ads generate various amounts depending on the ad budgets of the countries they appear, those that post will make only pennies for hours-worth of writing.
Are Adsense Revenue Sharing Websites worth it?
If you are using these websites as a source of income, they are absolutely not worth wasting your time on. First off you would be better off spending the time writing good content for your own website and blog that can generate you dollars and not half cents.
Another thing to consider is that you are not guaranteed to be paid by these websites. When joining you must always read their Terms of Service agreements and you will see that many of them all read like they were written by the same person.
Many of them state that they can, at their sole discretion, modify, suspend, or stop the revenue sharing program at any time. This basically means that they are under no obligation to pay you, and many do not even say that you “will be paid.” Another thing that you must do is to find out where these websites are headquartered. This is very important if you should want to be paid via PayPal.
For instance, I have written two scam reviews on two more recent popular websites. First there is Bubblews, which is based in the United States and seems to be the first of these social network revenue sharing websites. Then there is CGP Gallery which is based out of Bangladesh. PayPal does not support Bangladesh because of a high risk of fraud and other banking problems.
People who write on these sites do not seem to care
In order for me to write up reviews on these sites to see if they are scams or not, I had to join them so I could get a first-hand look at how they operated. It is free to join them so the only thing I would lose would be my spare time.
I joined Bubblews first and was quite shocked that they were paying 1 cent for every Like, Comment, and Unique View that each post would get. With the thousands of members they had, I was wondering how long could they sustain this obviously flawed revenue sharing model?
But I, like everyone else, just kept writing and posting and getting paid. While many of the members were blindly spending hours there just to make $5 to $7 per day, I was posting when I had free time and waiting for the payment bubble to burst.
The payment structure had to change
Then it happened and the payment structure changed to something more economically sound. Oh boy! Many of the members went nuts! They started complaining and wondering why they were not making as much money, while totally ignoring that getting paid 1 cent per interaction is not sustainable.
I mean, if you are complaining that you are now making only $2 per day if that, instead of the $7 you used to make, perhaps these people should go out and find themselves a job? Bubblews and all of these Adsense Revenue Sharing Websites are not jobs. They “share” ad revenue with their members and members are not employees.
So all of these upset members started leaving Bubblews and started flocking to CGP Gallery, who was also offering the same exact flawed unsustainable revenue sharing payment model. Now I had been paid 3 times by Bubblews and I treated that money as extra pocket money and not income to live off of.
Though they mismanaged their financial outlook with their revenue sharing model, Bubblews is not a scam. Being that I had made many friends at Bubblews and they had left for CGP, I decided to join there too, though I stayed a member of Bubblews.
CGP Gallery turned out to be a scam!
When I joined CGP Gallery, I noticed some things right away that gave me misgivings about the legitimacy of this website. First off their entire look of the User Interface was an exact copy of Bubblews and there was no About Us page explaining who the owners were.
So why would a website that knows PayPal is not supported in their country, offer it as a payment option? Are they that inept or are they scamming their members? Well I soon found out that there were many members who were never paid well past their due date. It turns out that CGP Gallery is a scam.
These writing sites are appearing more frequently
I belong to a Facebook forum for CGP Gallery and many of the members on there who have not been paid multiple redemptions, months after they are due, are mentioning all of these other revenue sharing writing sites that seem to be sprouting up like weeds.
All of them are seeming to offer the same exact flawed revenue sharing payment model that has forced Bubblews to restructure. Plus these other sites are just starting, meaning that they are starting with $0.00 in their budget and anyone who knows how Google Adsense works, would know that a website cannot earn a lot of money without thousands of daily visitors.
So being that these new websites are starting from scratch, they will not have enough money to pay their members what they say they can for possibly months after they start. But these people who join these sites assume that the money will be there. Sadly enough, they will all be disappointed.
These are other Adsense Revenue Sharing websites that started after Bubblews, that are either not paying their members, are extremely late in their payments, or are paying what their members complain are too low. CGP Gallery, EliteVisitor (which just shut down because the owner stole all the money earned that was going to its members), Pay2Write, MyKytes, Daily Two Cents, IDCircle, Persona Paper, and TSU.
Where you can make more money writing
In my opinion, writing for any of these websites is a big waste of time if you are looking to make real money to live off of or at least make enough to buy some groceries. Here in the United States the current average minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. The most you can make with one of these sites is MAYBE $1.00 per hour.
Why would anyone complain about making low payouts from these sites when these sites are not obligated to share their revenue with their members? Like I said earlier, if you are complaining about being paid pennies, go out and get a minimum wage job.
But if you want to make money writing from home and the type of money that you can live off of, you will not find it writing for these revenue sharing sites. You must either write blog or website content for other websites. Even better, create your own website and then monetize it with affiliate ads.
Affiliate Marketing is a billion dollar a year industry and many people make a ton of money by just writing about products, writing product reviews, and promoting them on their websites. I do this with my other two websites and I do not know how to program. Best thing about Affiliate Marketing where I do it, is that you are given a programmed website to build upon.
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I’m a die-hard affiliate marketer and enjoy a good income from it. Good advice here, especially on cgp gallery. But I do earn some extra gas money from Hubpages and Webanswers. Hubpages doesn’t play. You have write creative, unique content and backlink well.
Thank you! Yes, CGP was definitely an obvious scam but many of the members stayed until the bitter end well after it was obvious they weren’t going to get paid. Why they stayed when they could have been making money elsewhere by writing, I have no idea. I guess they were in some form of denial. I had heard that recently the online rankings of Hubpages has taken a hit by Google since they are now ranking less than they used to. Makes you even wonder if they are even worth it anymore.
This is a good post, There really are a lot of scams sprouting up out there. You should take a look at Amazon Mturks. I tried that for a few hours, you have to sign up with them as a worker, give them your email address, then after a few days they send you an email saying that you can start working. They pay you crap for your work. You will be lucky to make one dollar an hour. I did a little research and found that the reason the pay is so low is because we are competing with workers from India, and the Chump Change that they pay us, is decent money in India. I guess if anyone is really desperate for some cash and cant find a job anywhere, this Amazon Mturks might be a good idea, but I think the time might be better spent going door to door offering to shovel snow, or offering to mow grass for a few bucks depending on were a person lives
Thanks Raymond! Actually I have heard about Amazon Mechanical Turk but I haven’t had the time for researching it. I have been going after the big time scams like My Online Business Empire (MOBE) and its twin My Top Tier Business (MTTB), also DS Domination and other scams I personally know about. Amazon Mechanical Turks sounds like another type of revenue sharing program that is not a good return on investment. I bet you could make more money delivering pizzas or flowers in less time.
You are absolutely right, if anybody want to make some money they have to spend time writing quality content and joining a good affiliate marketing content. Thank for Sharing this post.
You are welcome Santy. These Adsense revenue sharing websites are only good for writing about things that are not of great importance and they should not be looked at as a source of income. Real legitimate income needs to be something that pays at least minimum wage per hour.
Thanks for writing up this review. We messaged a few times over on bubblews, and honestly I can’t say I’m too surprised how this has turned out.
Good to hear that you managed to get some things out of it from your spare time. I found that it kind of helped me in writing something daily, even if not for my websites, I would still be practicing my skill.
That is probably the only thing I really got out of it and don’t find the need of it any more. Glad that you have done this for us, it’s helped at least one person (me)
You are welcome Vincent. Bubblews is still an OK website to write for if you like to write about things you don’t write on your website. You just cannot look at Bubblews or any other writing website as a source of income, that is the problem many people make.
Google Adsense revenue sharing website will not make you rich but it will add few dollars to your pocket. However, concur with your assessment and users must have other streams of income in order to pay the day-to-day bills. Great start for those looking to create a passive stream of income is to sign up for Wealthy Affiliate and promote their own products or services. Everyone has a talent that they can make a stream of income from. The internet has over 2 billion users online everyday. Key for them to ensure their website is full of great content and profit should not be the main goal. When you help others achieve, success will find you.
I couldn’t agree more Tony. This is why I have designed my website without those annoying pop-ups and squeeze pages. I just offer straight up help and know that if I help people with information that will help them to succeed, then I will be blessed and will succeed too.
Definately a must read for anyone. I found the section on adsense quite interesting as I have played with this in the past and pretty much reach the same conclusions you do.
Thank you for your comment Andy. Adsense can be a good thing but only if a website is getting a lot of traffic. However with these Adsense revenue sharing websites, many join them thinking they will make a lot of money from them. They actually are making far less for an entire days worth of interaction than minimum wage pays in one hour. It is a total waste of time.
Great post. Seems like these adsense revenue sharing websites definitely aren’t worth the time. I’m looking to make a more sustainable business where I can make a full time income. Affiliate marketing definitely seems like the better choice to me. 🙂
I agree Danny! Real Affiliate Marketing is definitely the way to go when you want to grow a sustainable long term income online. You just need to set some goals, know what you intend to market, write about it, and never quit on your dream.
I just read your comment on cgp gallery about seo , its nice layout of your website I would like if you will help me to improve my website.
I am happy you like my website! What kind of help are you looking for to improve your website?
Hi thanks for giving good advice on cgp gallery. I Just looking your website and its nice simple layout. Im still looking for develop my site and hope I will get more good advice from your side for improve my website.
Im from fixitbro and thanks for this good content.
You are welcome. I have been trying to give advice to others on CGP about starting their own websites because it really is the only way to make real money online. It is nice to see that you are building a website for yourself. Please come back and read more of my website because I do post a lot of information that might be helpful to you. Thank you for your comment!