So here is something that I just stumbled across and it was such a pleasant surprise. Have you ever grabbed a jacket out the cupboard that you haven’t worn in ages, put your hand in the pocket and found some forgotten cash? It’s a good feeling right?
Well that’s how it felt when I found out about making money to publish training about online marketing!
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How to Get Paid to Write Online?
As some of you already know I am part of the Wealthy Affiliate community. It is the most kick ass opportunity I have ever come across! I won’t go too much into what Wealthy Affiliate is all about, go read the review I wrote about them if you want more information.
So here’s what happened and how you too can make some money publishing online marketing training.
The Give and Take Community of Wealthy Affiliate
So firstly I need to explain to you why I was publishing training tutorials without any expectations.
Wealthy Affiliate is based on a give and take attitude. It is an incredible community and everyone is encouraged to give back to everyone else. Once you have been a member for 3 months you can publish training.
I saw some gaps in the training offered and as suggested by one of the owners, Kyle, I decided to quickly share what I knew in the hopes it would benefit someone.
So I published training on Content Writing for SEO and another tutorial on Quality Commenting: The Do’s and Don’ts. These were published at the end of September and beginning of October. After I published them I completely forgot about them. At the time I just got a nice gooey feeling that I maybe helped someone out with some information they needed and that was it.
Congrats You Have Earned $5 for Your Approved Training
Then in December I received 2 emails, each one said I had received $5 for my approved Wealthy Affiliate training. My first thought was honestly something like “Huh? Must have been sent to me by accident…” and then I saw the titles of the training were mine.
Yes that is the moment where it felt like finding money that I forgot about.
I love the Wealthy Affiliate community as much as my morning cup of coffee, now I find them handing me money for something I happily did anyway without any expectations. Nowhere on their website have I ever seen any reference to being paid for publishing training. So now this is what I really enjoy about this opportunity, they don’t scream out all these little things from the roof top. They don’ t make a huge hype around themselves and make unrealistic promises that won’t be met.
What they promise you they give you plus more.
So now I think wow, ok that took let’s see just over 2 months to approve. What do I know that might help other people? I settled on email marketing because it was something I had just learned about and found it very exciting and interesting. Plus I didn’t find some of the things I wanted to know on the Wealthy Affiliate website. I spent an hour typing out what I had just learned and published it.
I expected to wait another 2 months, imagine my surprise and happiness when less than 48 hours my email came in saying my training had been approved!
How does it work then and how long does it take to get approved?
So now there really isn’t much information on the Wealthy Affiliate website about this. So here’s what I think happens. You have to wait until you have been a member for 3 months before you can publish training. This makes perfect sense, I suppose it is to keep all the “riff raff” from publishing whatever they want.
Then the reason it takes so long for the first training published to be approved must be mainly because the standard of everything at Wealthy Affiliate is top notch. I am sure the owners, Kyle or Carson, personally check first time publishers of training. There are NO black hat methods taught there and everything is 100% above board. It makes sense that they would be very sure to check everything very carefully. Once they have approved the first lot of training and decided this member has some common sense they approve it for payment.
Then there is another aspect that comes into it. You have the ability to earn much more than $5 for each item of training that is published. So here’s what happens.
You don’t just get paid $5 for publishing training. As soon as you publish it, that item of training will be on level 1. There is some formula which is a mix of amount of views, amount of comments and amount of likes from the Wealthy Affiliate community that gets you to level 2. Each time you move up a level you earn another $5.
So this means you should really be quite an active member within the community, if you are not active there is not much chance other members will see many of your blogs or training on Wealthy Affiliate. Click here to view the training I published on how your rank at Wealthy Affiliate benefits you. And no it is far more than just having people see the training you publish!
So this means the 3 items of training I published have not stopped earning for me! If I click on my stats I can see how much interaction each training item has received.
I find this very exciting, if I upload training regularly I will at some stage be getting in a nice little bit of extra income on a regular basis. What’s not to like?
Just ANOTHER awesome reason to sign up with Wealthy Affiliate!
I just wanted to share this because I have come across lots of people looking for great ways to make some additional income online and this sure beats taking online surveys for $1.50 each or clicking on links for $0.001 a link!
This is something of value that you can create and share with the world and you will be paid for it.
I have also seen a number of members of Wealthy Affiliate that have gone Premium for $47 and are looking for a way to cover this cost until their website starts generating an income. This is the perfect way for these members to cover that Premium Membership fee.
Here is a list of all the training I have now published at Wealthy Affiliate University:
- Checklist for AFTER Publishing Content
- Checklist for Creating Content
- Checklist for Researching Keywords and Content
- Content Writing for SEO
- Email Marketing: Get Started
- How to Get People to Follow You on Twitter
- Quality Commenting: The Do’s and Don’ts
- Site Feedback and Constructive Criticism
- Updating Old Content
- WA Rank and How it Benefits You
- What is a Google Annotation?
I hope you have found this post useful, if you have any feedback or questions please leave a comment. I would love to hear from you.