Pros- Customer service responds to most queries within 24-48 hours.
- The site has a great look and feel.
- Persons living outside the US can also earn at InfoBarrel.
- InfoBarrel compensates its contributors with a very lucrative 75% ad impression revenue sharing program.
- Video, How to, product review and other general information articles are all accepted.
Cons- InfoBarrel is new and therefore doesn't get as much traffic as Suite101 and eHow.
- The site can be slow at times, but I guess this could be an indication that they are growing.
Full ReviewInfoBarrel is a revenue sharing site that accepts articles from content contributors who may write how-to guides, product reviews, DIY guides and general information articles called barrels. It competes with other residual income sites such as hubpages.com, xomba.com, Suite101.com and ehow.com but unlike some of those revenue sharing sites, InfoBarrel allows contributors to submit a wider variety of articles.
Ways to earn money with InfoBarrel
To benefit from the revenue sharing program at InfoBarrel, contributors must obtain a publisher ID directly from Google and/or Chitika. Once the publisher ID is made available to InfoBarrel, the company will share 75% of the ad impressions with that contributor. Google and Chitika will pay any money that is earned by the contributor directly to the contributor.
InfoBarrel also has an affiliate program that pays contributors 2% of the earnings of those they refer to InfoBarrel. It must be noted that this 2% comes from InfoBarrel's 25% and not from the referee. Once content is published on the site, the contributor will earn a monthly residual income from the content.
The approval process
Anyone can apply for the privilege of submitting articles. Each new article is reviewed by a human editor to ensure it passes grammar, word use, formatting and layout standards. However, once the user has 10 articles published and at lease 14 days has elapsed since signup, they will be pre-approved, which means their content will be immediately published once submitted.