Info Barrel is a great place for freelance writers to start making money online! Below you will find an intoduction to freelance writing on Info Barrel, how it works to earn you money, and how to sign up and start writing on Info Barrel. Furthermore, you will find great tips and advice in regards to freelance writing for Info Barrel so that you can get the most out of your writing .
What is Info Barrel?
Info Barrel is a "Shared Revenue Social Media Community". It allows freelance writers, media producers, and other content developers to" publish their material and create an extra revenue source". It is a place for you as a freelance writer to publish your content while earning money and being part of a great online community.
How Does Info Barrel Work?
Info Barrel gives writers and other publishers 75% + of the money generated by Google AdSense ads placed on their content pages. This is a great cut of the advertisement profit that AdSense ads make. This payment structure is one of the best of it's kind. Currently no other writing community offers this generous of a payment structure, it gives freelance writers a great advantage, allowing them the potential to make great money from their articles. Info Barrel also has many other great ways of making money: They offer the ability to add Chitka Ads to your articles and earn a portion of that income, they offer monthly contests which allow members to earn a larger cut of the AdSense earnings- up to 90%, they offer great contest prizes, and they allow members to integrate 2 personal links to other sites or affiliates which could possibly earn you even more money.
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What You Need To Do To Get Started
1)If you are brand new to Info Barrel you must first sign up for a free Info Barrel account.
2) Once you have registered for Info Barrel you will need to sign up for a free Google AdSense account if you do not already have one. This step should be done only after signing up for Info Barrel as you need to provide them with a specific website address where the ads will be placed. You can visit Google AdSense to apply for a free account. The process is quick and easy. Make sure to fill out the form in a detailed manner leaving no blanks as this will delay your application being approved.
3) Once Google approves you your account you will be sent an e-mail. You can then log in to your Google AdSense account and obtain your AdSense publisher ID located in the upper right hand corner of the page. Copy that ID (including "pub") and then log in to your Info Barrel account.
4) After loging in click on the "My Info Barrel" button. From there click on "Manage my Account" located under the search bar. This will bring you to a page that allows you to enter your publisher ID. Under Data you will find the space provided for your AdSense ID, you will paste it in the box provided and then hit "Save Changes". Now you are all set. All you have to do is start writing.
Tips and Advice: What Has Worked for Me
I have found that my longer articles do better than my shorter articles. Adding pictures is a great tool which tends to increase your likelihood of views as pictures keep the reader enticed, they are a great compliment to great work. However, many do just fine without them. If you would like information on where to find free images for your articles check out: Finding Great Royalty-Free Stock Images For Your Online Content.Be an active member of the community. While you wont need to spend countless hours promoting your articles within, as you may now do on other sites like eHow, it is always nice to drop by the forum and introduce yourself, say Hi, ask questions, or offer your comments. Allowing the community to get to know you can be quite beneficial and make your experience as a member on Info Barrel more rewarding.
Quality vs. Quantity- Another great impact on the money you will earn writing for Info Barrel will be the content you are producing. I have learned that when it comes to writing for sites such as Info Barrel it is much more about quality than quantity. So take your time and make sure that you are producing articles that express your ability as a skilled writer. Don't just throw up as much content as you can without looking it over and expect to make money from it.
Not all articles are going to get the traffic that you may hope for, don't let this discourage you. There are so many factors involved when it comes to getting readers to find and view you material. After some trial and error you will find what works and what doesn't in terms of the type of content you are producing. Don't worry if every article you write isn't highly viewed. Especially if it is a piece that means something to you. You should continue to write about what you love and what you know best. If all writers wrote for the mere purpose of making the most money possible there would be very few interesting articles. With time, you can tweek your articles after learning how to get the most out of them in terms of making money.
Article Promotion and Social Media- There are many great ways to promote your work and get it seen. Info Barrel has a helpful toolbar at the top of your article pages that allows you to quickly and easily share your work by submitting your articles to sites such as: Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Mixx, and more. You could also promote your Info Barrel articles on other sites you write for.
There are many tips and tricks to being successful both here and on other writing platforms. I myself am still learning all the many ways of promoting my content. Two veteran Info Barrel members jcmayerr777 and x3xsolxdierx3x have dedicated a great deal of time writing their new ebook: InfoBarrelSuccess(Publishment TBA), which documents all the things that one may need to know to further succeed in the online world of writing, you may want to check it out as it will be well worth your time. It discusses important factors in making money through freelance writing including the use of social media sites, which ones work, how to get the most out of them, etc.. Furthermore it discusses SEO in great lengths and this a tool and skill many writers don't have, but definitely need. SEO alone can greatly increase the amount of money you will make on Info Barrel, so it is something I would definitely recommend if you are serious about making money as a freelance writer.
If you are newer to Info Barrel or are thinking about joining Info Barrel my most beneficial advice to you would be to remain hopeful. As with any other site the money may take a while to catch up. Don't expect that just because Info Barrel offers a higher pay out that it is in fact going to pay out, writing is not a get rich quick scheme. Your articles and you need to be established before you start to see any type of great profit.
Hopefully your journey as a freelance writer will be successful for you. Info Barrel is a wonderful online community in which many writers have succeeded with dedication and perseverance. As a writer for Info Barrel I am confident that you will also find your way to a successful passive income within a wonderful, helpful community given time and your best efforts. Please feel free to check out my 6 month review which covers more detailed information on the money, I myself have made so far freelance writing for Info Barrel.