I my spare time I have been writing articles online and gaining revenue both passive and active for these articles. My biggest earnings came from several eHow articles I wrote when the Writers' Compensation Program ("WCP") was active. Sometime last year, eHow stopped allowing writers to contribute new articles unless they applied to and were accepted to their Demand Studios writing program. However, they continued to pay WCP members residual income for the articles they had written. Starting May 5, 2011, they stopped paying WCP members their residual income and offered either a bulk payment for your articles or for you to remove all of your articles from the site. I felt my offer wasn't worth what I could make on other sites, tTherefore, I had all of my eHow articles removed from eHow and will be migrating them to other sites. That's where the tricky part comes in--where do I move them to? I already write for Associated Content (no Yahoo! Contributor Program), Bukisa, Squidoo, and Hubpages. However, none of those sites pay as much as eHow did--nor have I put as much work into them. Associated Content is great for upfront payments, but not so great for residual income (only 1.50 for every 1,000 views). Bukisa has switched over to an adsense format so I'm still seeing how that is working out. Squidoo lenses and Hubpages hubs are tailored differently and I'm not sure are the best place for simple eHow articles. I am hearing good things about Infobarrel so I have recently joined them and will likely put my articles in a combination of Infobarrel and Bukisa. I will let you know how it goes and as I post new articles I plan to do blog posts advising how it's going and which sites have give success. I plan to use sites like Shetoldme, Best-Reviewer, Squidoo and Hubpages to get backlinks to my articles.
Are you a former WCP member? Did you accept eHow's offer or are you moving your articles somewhere else? What type of success have you had so far?