How Much Does Examiner.com Pay Writers? I made $3,674.31 in Sept 2009 from Examiner.com
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More updates as of Sunday, September 20, 2009 -- I'm still overjoyed with the money I've been blessed to make with Examiner.com -- over $2,289 in 20 days. Like Examiner says, be prolific and relevant. So to those who apply to Examiner.com, send them your best writing samples -- especially if you have good stuff you've published online that proves you can draw an audience. Here's my most recent earnings:
I'm so satisfied with Examiner.com thus far that I've got to put up my earnings -- close to $100 earned after only writing 11 articles. My first article went up September 2, 2009 and today is September 4, 2009 -- so that's great money for only 2 days:
The key is to write topical articles and SEO them very well.
And it doesn't have to be celebrity stuff.
As you can see from the growing comment count, my Obama school speech controversy piece is the most popular right now.
So I'm urging everyone who wants to try and make some money online (and you don't even really need to know how to set up your own website -- but I suggest you read all Examiner.com's SEO tips and video tips, etc.) to apply for Examiner.com.
Send them some of your best writing samples when they ask -- and PRAY, PRAY, PRAY -- and then when you get in, write about popular stuff and SEO it!
Update #2: I've joined Examiner.com as the Cleveland Pop Culture Examiner here
I am very pleased with writing for Examiner.com -- I've made $31.91 in 24 hours after writing my first few articles...
...and I believe that will only increase one hundred fold when I really start giving it the "blitz" of effort like the guy from 20smoney.com is doing.
I believe the key is asking God to give you favor over your articles -- and it doesn't hurt to write trendy, topical celebrity stuff -- if that's what you're into.
And make sure to SEO your articles well. Examiner gives you tips on how to do this once you get approved. Plus, their publishing tool is so easy and they like you to link out a lot (a great thing for affiliate marketers) and they even already pay for Associated Press photos, so they show you how to use those, too. I'm lovin' Examiner!
So when you apply, please click "Find Your Examiner" at the bottom of the application page and search for Examiner #22153 or Paula Mooney -- I hope that works.
I'll update everyone on how much money I make writing for Examiner.com
Update: One guy left me a comment below saying he made $500 writing for Examiner.com in the past two days -- so I just applied to write for Examiner. We'll see how much a I make when I get in. But in the meantime, I joined Examiner.com's affiliate program, where they pay $5 a pop for every person who applies (update: they closed that one down) under your link and gets accepted -- or valid application or something they said...I don't know...we'll see.
Everywhere you look around the web for news stories, you'll see Examiner.com -- and since I love studying other websites and just how they got so successful and are able to get nearly 900,000 hits per day and get over 10,000 pages indexed by Google in one 24 hour period, I learned that Examiner.com is paying writers to write all those articles.
So just how much does Examiner.com pay writers?
That's what I wondered when checking out Examiner.com's claim of having over 8,000 "examiners" writing for them -- and their online application, which bespeaks of no hard dollars.
So I Googled around asking the Big G: How much does Examiner.com pay its writers and found this great article answering the question after it got a myriad of responses from actual Examiner.com writers.
Seems like it runs the gamut based on how much you write and / maybe or how popular the article is? I don't know if I saw anywhere a deal based on pageviews, like they give us over at AssociatedContent.com
Basically, I usually advise any aspiring writer to at least give it a go at setting up your own free blog on Blogger.com and adding free Google Adsense ads and learn about SEO and stuff like that and see what you can make on your own.
But sites like Examiner.com may be a good starting ground to whet your online writing appetite -- but don't think you're going to get rich off of it.
I've been blogging since December 2005 and thru highs and lows my websites have brought me $44,000 salary last year -- and it's a lot of work, but fun work to me, most days.
Anyway, Google around, try your hand at some things and see what lasts.