- Apr 16, 2018
One of the greatest things about the internet, apart from the endless stream of funny cat videos, is the interaction. With the advent of chat, forums, and later social media, the internet has become a place for people to come together. Family members, long-lost friends, or acquaintances with common interests, can stay in touch via the internet. And I don’t mean just people you’ve met physically in the real world. The internet has countless forums for a wide variety of interests, that brings together people who otherwise would never have met. I’ve met some of my closest friends on forums.
Since I was spending so much time on the internet and forums, I wondered if there was a way to make money doing what I already did daily-surfing the internet. The list below gathers some of the sites I’ve found. They reward you for posting on a variety of topics, including entertainment, education, and even politics. They’re a lot of fun, but keep in mind that you need to work hard to make them lucrative.
With that said, let’s get to my list!
EarnThatBuck (The Forums You're On Now)
While many of the sites below pay you penniest to write posts, the EarnThatBuck forums pay you every single month for the traffic your posts bring in to the site! That means you can post today, and earn money for years to come!
All forum threads on EarnThatBuck are about making money. Well turns out there is a ton of stuff you can write about when it comes to earning money, because everyone in the world needs to know about that topic.
I love this site because it gives new users a 50 cent signing reward. The site pays .02 cents for each post you make and ten cents for each thread you make. The numbers may not look to awesome at first glance, but you’ll be surprised at how your post count (and, as a result, your earnings), pile up.
Another cool thing about the site is that you can include your Google ads — a welcome feature.
Having been in operation for almost 15 years, myLot is one of the OGs of paid posting. The site pays 1 to 50 cents for each new thread you start, and responses made on your threads earns you .01 cent. Using their proprietary search engine also gets you 20 cents, which is a great add-on bonus. The site pays via PayPal in $10 minimum payouts.
When I came across this site, something surprised me: they do revenue sharing! Revenue sharing is basically 50% of your posts’ earnings if they’re able to attract other sites. That’s the best case scenario. Normally, you get paid a set fee for posting, like in other sites. They use Liberty Reserve for payouts.
ITalkMoney pays from .03 cents up to 10 cents per post. The amount depends on the quality of posts, and whether you signed-up as a free member. If you move up to Paid User, that pay rate goes up to .05 cents up to 20 cents per post. You’ll have to balance whether the upgrade, and the higher pay it provides, is worth the upfront cost.
Postloop is one of the more professionally-looking forum posting sites out there. While a site’s design isn’t always relevant, PostLoop made me feel more confident in their system.
That professionalism stretches into their application process. You’ll have to make ten sample posts before you can start working for them. The vetting process ensures that they only hire the best writers for the job.
Once approved, you can start posting in any of their client’s forums. On average, you can earn .08 cents per forum post. Minimum payouts, which are done via PayPal is $5.
Like PostLoop, PaidForumPosting looks really professional and has a wide variety of paying clients. You’ll have to submit seven sample posts to be accepted as one of their writers.
Now here’s the thing about the site: they’re not as upfront about their pay rates. (They show how much they charge clients, but not how much they pay us writers) But I’ve found some commenters online, and they say you can get paid up to 20 cents per post, which is on the higher end of the scale. Payouts, like most sites, are done via PayPal.
The Forum Wheel
The Forum Wheel provides credits per post you make. You get a base of one credit per post, but this rate increases as you post more and build a higher rating. The maximum amount of credits per post is 2.5. In real-world money, this translates to .05 cents for one credit, and 13 cents for 2.5 credits.
You can cash in your credits at any time… no minimum amount! Payments are made via PayPal within 24 hours, which is a pretty fast processing time. I definitely like this site.
Of course, forums aren’t the only way people interact online. Social media is now the biggest platform for communication and interaction. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that there are jobs for people to post on those sites. I would suggest heading over to a freelancing site like Fiverr. The site is host to a large number of openings for people to do paid posting on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?
These sites may not pay very high at first glance, but the payouts quickly add up if you keep at it. Make sure you also use sites like the aforementioned Fiverr to develop a wider network of sites to work for. That way, you widen your reach and increase your earning potential.
This is my review based on my own experiences doing paid posts. Now it’s your turn to share. Have you done the same? Got any tips and secrets?
Let’s hear your stories!
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