Revenue Sharing? My thoughts (again)

First off let me start by saying that I love the potential that revenue sharing has for online writers, especially ones that don't want to write "magazine" style articles or how-to's. Revenue sharing websites generally allow you to write about anything you want and they'll pay you depending on how popular your article becomes. This is all well and good, but it generally requires quite a bit of footwork for you to make your content popular enough to be making you much if anything at all.

Demand Content websites like constant content are a little different in that you write an article (generally a how to or an informational article) and you get paid upfront if anybody chooses to buy your article. Now I have never published anything on constant content but lately I've been surfing several forums and article sites looking for information on the both of these. What I found was that there are very mixed feelings towards Demand Content sites, specifically from the writers who consider themselves "freelance".

I came across quite a bit of negative feelings towards revenue sharing websites on Absolute Write Water Cooler
it's a writer's forum and I found several threads on their freelance subforum that contained some very hostile words towards sites like Bukisa, Hubpages, Squidoo, and Associated Content. I, however, have very positive feelings towards these websites, especially considering their potential for passive income.

I've not contributed much content to the demand content websites like constant-content, but I like the idea and they do seem to pay much more for articles, and I love being able to name my own price for said articles. And the problem about not being able to write prose is easily solvable because I write prose here and on Bukisa and Triond.

I guess I'll take the middle road and use them both. Perhaps I'll change my mind in the future about revenue sharing websites, but I doubt it.

If you have any thoughts please, I encourage you to leave a comment!

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