As some of you may remember, I mentioned a site called Niume.com as a place to help writers write and make some cash. Niume, a Collaborative Blogging Platform, allows anyone to sign up and write so that those people can hopefully become a successful blogger. An instant audience for their content is provided, they are connected with like-minded creators and their content is already monetized so that they can start earning immediately.
I normally write movie reviews on the site, and sometimes write about books. However, writers can write about 20 different topics, and can even write creatively if they wish. Writers are paid $0.01 for every ten views and earn $1 for every person they refer (as long as that person writes an article) and that person who is referred also earns a dollar. This is a good way to to jump right into the game. The most anyone has been paid, so far per views, is $50 for their 500,000 views. That might seem a little stingy for some of us, but thankfully, Niume has added a new feature that may lead to more money for those who put in the work.
On a creator’s page, and on the articles they write, there is now a “Support Creator” button that allows readers to donate money to the writers. Patrons can choose between the set amounts of $2, $5, $10, and $20, or they can enter their own amount. The full donation will not go to the writers due to fees, but it is still a very nice way for patrons to show support to their favorite writers. Writers are paid through paypal, and fees tend to be just $1. And writers are paid through paypal, there is no other form of payment.
Currently, since November 2016, I have 3.4k views for 15 reviews and have been unable to write due to there being an image problem on the site that they have been working on for almost a month. Not all writers are experiencing this issue, so there is a chance that if you start writing here, you won’t have to deal with it. Niume is a good place to start writing to gain an audience and experience, so I hope you guys try it out. I have heard a lot of good things about this site, part of the reason that I joined, and I have a lot of fun writing for them. I highly encourage you to give it a shot if you are looking for a place to write and make some cash of the side.