Online writers have more choices than ever these days about where to submit the content that they write for online publishers. If you are seeking to monetize your content on websites other than your own web properties (such as your own blogs and/or websites), some of the options that you have include (but are not limited to): InfoBarrel, eHow, HubPages, Squidoo and Xomba.

Each of these websites has specific strengths. For instance, eHow has been around for a long time. In fact it has been online in one form or another since 1999, which is to say, it has been in existence for ages in Internet years. It also has a page rank in Google of 7, which is nothing to sneeze at, as the old saying goes. People do not know the precise algorithm that eHow uses to pay its contributing writers, but many people make quite a bit of money each month by writing for this particular website.

A strength of HubPages is that it has an attractive layout. Some people particularly like the capsule format featured on this website. (Squidoo has a similar layout for people who enjoy creating what are known as "Hubs" or, the case of Squidoo, "lenses.") HubPages also has a very respectable page rank in Google of 6. The page rank of Squidoo is also excellent and is in fact the same as that of eHow's: 7.

Xomba and InfoBarrel are both newer sites, but they continue to grow in popularity and they also keep growing in terms of content. At Xomba, which has a page rank of 4, you can write long pieces (that is, full size articles) known as Xomblurbs, or you can write shorter pieces (known as Xombytes) from which you can link to other sites, blog posts and articles.

InfoBarrel has the same page rank in Google as Xomba (a page rank of 4), and it has not been around for a very long time (only since 2008). However, one of InfoBarrel's greatest strengths (at least from a writer's perspective), is the formatting flexibility that it provides to writers. Because InfoBarrel allows writers to write in such a wide variety of formats, the owners of the site give their writers the flexibility to write creatively and to think and write outside of the proverbial box.

Some writers actually say that they rather enjoy rigid formatting rules and regulations because they like the fact that they have to discipline themselves enough to stick to writing their articles in a very specific format. But other writers prefer being able to flex all of their different writing muscles by writing in a wide variety of formats.

If you are like many online writers, you will probably what to submit your work to more than one online publisher. However, it is always good to be aware of each individual site's specific strengths so that you can make better informed decisions about which types of articles you would like to submit to each online publisher.