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Medium Review: Legit or Scam

Medium is a blogging platform that was created in 2012 by Blogger and the co-founders of Twitter, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams. The site was designed as a publishing platform to help people create stunning content and get their stories out. The site is trying to be the best of several different platforms and offer a writer the chance to earn money from what they’ve written. The blogging platform is free to join and you can create and host a variety of stories on your own personal blog or weblog. After spending some time on the site it is easy to join the partner program and start earning some money from what you’ve written.

When you join the site it is a bit different than other blogging platforms. This site is a blogging platform, a hybrid site that is similar to Reddit, and also a social network like Twitter where there is timeline feeds on the site. Furthermore, the site doesn’t pay much attention to the reverse chronological order of the posts that are added to the site. The home page of the site is a combination of the posts written by the in-house writing staff and different user publications.

How Does It Work?

  1. If you’re interested in creating your own personal blog or weblog it is easy to join the site. You can create an account using your Facebook or Twitter account. The site now has to option that you can join using your Google login information.
  2. If you sign up with your social media account, the site will take the information from your profile and add it to your profile on the site. You’ll need to allow Medium access to your profile information on Facebook or Twitter.
  3. If you have decided to create your account using your Google email address, the site will send you a verification code to confirm your email address.
  4. After confirming your email address, the site requires you to submit your credit card information before your account can be created.
  5. Once your account has been created and approved, you are free to go to your dashboard and start writing your content to post on your personal weblog.

Writing Content On Medium:

  1. In your dashboard, you’ll find all that you need to start writing content for your account.
  2. The editor is very basic and very simple. The editor supplies you with a line to enter your title and a place to enter your text. The text editor uses a popup menu if you want to format the text in the text editor. You’ll need to highlight the text to be formatted and use the popup menu to choose what you’d like to do. The popup menu has all the editing features for selecting headings, bold text, italic, centering your text, adding quotes and even links.
  3. It is easy to publish your work on the site. You have two option to publish your content. You can select to just publish your post or you can submit your work for publication.
  4. The site doesn’t have any open submission and each time you submit an article for publication, you’ll need to have it approved.
  5. If you want to submit your work for publication, you’ll need to use the “New Publication” button at the top of the page. The publication editor is a bit easier to use, you’ll need to enter your tags, title and make sure you have an Avatar on your account.

How To Earn Money From Medium:

  1. In order to earn money from the site, you must join the Medium Membership program.
  2. The cost of the program is $5 a month or $50 for the year.
  3. You can pay the membership with your PayPal account or with a credit card.
  4. As a paying member on the site you have many different benefits:
    1. You’ll receive unlimited free access to all the stories that are posted on Medium.
    2. The company sends you out a copy of their monthly magazine that includes themed collections and exclusive columnists.
    3. You have access to thousands of audio versions of the popular stories on the site.
  5. As a paying member on the site, you’ll have access to every story that is published. The site also has a metered paywall that you can earn money from. The stories are marked with a star.
  6. Each time you read a story or clap for a story, the author of this story earns money.
  7. Each time a person gives you a clap on an article you’ve written, you’ll earn a small percentage of their membership fees.

How Are You Paid?

  1. In order to be paid from this site, you’ll need to create a Stripe account.
  2. You will need to use your legal name in order to create this account and not your screen name that you use o the site.
  3. To set up this account, you’ll need a US phone number and a US bank account. This is for a Strip Express Account.
  4. If you live outside the US, it will be necessary that you set up a Stripe Standard account or a Stripe Business account.
  5. The money you earn from the site is based on your articles and how people interact with them. The more people read your article and give you a clap, the higher your earnings will be.
  6. You can also earn a portion of the ad revenue from your different articles.
  7. On the site, I’ve seen a few people who’ve earned close to $1000 for a single article. The article was fantastic, well written, and most of the members on the site read this article and gave the person a clap.
  8. The site doesn’t indicate how much you need in your account before they will send you your payment.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate site that you can join for free or you have the option to pay a monthly membership to earn money from this site. It is a blogging type of platform that allows you to write content and place the content on your own person weblog or submit the content for publication. You’ll need to join the site and pay the monthly subscription fee if you want to have your articles published on the site and earn money from what you’ve written. You have the possibility as a paid member of the site to earn money from the ads that are placed on your published articles. The site is using Stripe to pay its members and you’ll need to create a Stripe account before you are paid.

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Revenue Sharing

HubPages Review: Legit or Scam

HubPages is a content writing site and a revenue sharing site for freelance writers. The HubPages platform allows any freelance writer to join the site and create a weblog or mini blog using their platform. You’ll be writing your own articles and sharing them on the site’s platform. This is an excellent way for a new freelance writer to get noticed and show off your work online. Furthermore, the platform allows you to earn money through your own affiliate programs and advertising networks that you partner up with. You can join Amazon, Google Adsense or any other network that allows you to earn money sharing ads or affiliate links. You basically will write your own article and display it on your personal weblog. The revenue you earn from your articles will be yours and isn’t shared with the company. However, the company does have a revenue sharing policy that they spit with the author 60/40. This means that 60% of the time your word ads are displayed on your pages and 40% of the time HubPages displays their ads on your weblog.

How Does It Work?

  1. This is a free site to join and all you need to do is visit the site and create your account.
  2. You are required to create a username on the site. The username that you choose will create your sub-domain name on the site.
  3. When selecting your username, make sure it relates to your blog and what you want to write about. There are quite a few sub-domains on the site so it will be necessary for you to look around and see if your username has been taken or not. Choose your username carefully, because this will be how you will share your articles on your social media accounts and also how search engines will find them.
  4. Once your account has been established it is easy to write for the site. You’ll be creating your own articles called hubs and posting them in your sub-domain on the site.

What Is HubPages About?

  1. Articles: The site allows you to publish your own articles on your sub-domain. The articles you publish on your own hub can include reviews, a niche article, videos you’ve created, different maps, polls or even quizzes.
  2. Earning: The site will split the revenue with you on an impression basis. You can add your Google AdSense account and also the HubPages’ Ad Program to your hub. You can earn revenue from Google AdSense ads, contextually placed ads, Amazon links or products and different contests the site has to offer. The site has a HubPages Earning Program that you can check out and see the different ways you can earn money as a Hubber on the site.
  3. Community Interaction: The site has many bloggers or Hubbers on the site who will interact with the articles that you write. This is a unique community of blogger or freelance writers who have come together in a single community online.
  4. Educational Resources: There are plenty of educational resources that you can find on the site.
  5. Article QA: The site has a section you can write different articles for that will allow visitors to comment on these articles. This gives you a chance to answer the visitor back. This section was set up for authority bloggers who want to help people.
  6. Referral Program: A great way to earn on the site is by linking your referral code to different articles on the site. When a person visits the article on the site after clicking on your link, you’ll receive a 10% share of the impression and earning during that time.
  7. Contests: The site runs a different contest that you could earn $25 to $50 for writing an article about a certain topic or theme.
  8. As long as your content is published on the site you can continue to earn money each month for the ads that are placed on your pages.

Creating Your Articles:

  1. It is easy to create an article on the site. Just click on start a new hub at the top of the page.
  2. Like any blog site, you must first create your title in order to begin your article.
  3. Like all blog sites, all you need to do is insert your content. You can write this directly on the site or create your content in a word document and add it to the site.
  4. Once you’re done, all you need to do is hit the publish key and publish your article to your own personal hub.
  5. When you first create your article, you’ll be working with a capsule. The capsule is the building block the site uses for creating new articles.
  6. The site uses different capsules when writing or creating your content. You’ll need to select the correct capsule to use. You can select a text capsule, a photo capsule, a map capsule, a video capsule or check out the other choices the site has to offer.
  7. It is possible to embed different links in your articles for your affiliate programs. This is a good way to earn extra revenue from the site when you write a review of a product and post it on your hub.

How Are You Paid?

  1. On the 28th of each month, HubPages sends out the payments to each person who has earned money from the site.
  2. The company uses PayPal only and you’ll receive your earnings in your PayPal account.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate site to join to earn money writing your own articles and posting them online. The site is a weblog or a mini blog site platform that you can join and create your own sub-domain for free. Furthermore, this is a great way for a new freelance writer to get established and create a portfolio for people to see. You can earn money on the site through their revenue share program or by using affiliate links in your own articles that you write. This site was established back in 2006 and has grown over the years. it is one of the most visited sites online and many people have their own personal weblog online through this site.

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Gamesville.com Review – Legit or Scam

Gamesville.com is an online gaming site that people who live in the US, Canada or the UK can join. The website offers you many different games that you can play to earn GV coins. Afterward, you can take the coins you’ve earned and invested them in drawing or purchase gift cards. The site has games like Quick-Draw Poker, Super Chef, Three-Eyed Bingo, Hot Streak Solitaire, Magic 21, and Bingo to name a few. This site is free to join and you can continue to play games as a free member. The website also has a Gold Membership plan that you have the option of joining. You can either pay a monthly or yearly fee to join this.

How to Join:

  1. You must live in the United States, Canada or the UK to join this site. You can’t join the site using a proxy server or VPN.
  2. Choose your username, enter your password, email address, country, and your birthday.
  3. You’ll need to confirm your email address and that you are 18 years of age or older to play the games on the site.
  4. It is simple to join the site and start playing the games and earning money for sweepstakes or by playing games.

How Does it Work?

  1. Depending on the game you play will determine how you earn money from the site.
  2. The games on the site are categorized into two different categories. You have games that pay you through daily sweepstakes, and games that pay the person who wins the game.
  3. Bingo Zone will pay you in cash. You’ll need to claim your prize. Once you claim the prize for winning the game, you’ll receive a check in the mail.
  4. If you choose to play Fantic Fish, you’ll be entered in the $25 sweepstakes drawing for the day.
  5. Pit Stop Slots has a $25 a day sweepstakes drawing for playing and Hot Steak Solitaire has a $10 a day sweepstakes drawing for playing.
  6. The site has a Gold Membership that you can join. You can pay a monthly fee of $2.99 or a yearly fee of $24.99. As a Gold Membership member, you’ll have a few special privileges on the site.

How Do They Pay?

  1. When playing the games, you’ll earn GV coins.
  2. You can take the coins you’ve earned and buy monthly drawing entries or save them up for gift cards or cash.
  3. The site offers $5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 dollar prizes.
  4. Each week the site offers a different gift card. Gift cards are limited so you need to be quick to exchange our points. Otherwise, you’ll need to wait for the next prizes to be announced.
  5. If you claim your winning from the site, they will mail you a check. The site isn’t paying through PayPal.

What Are People Saying About Gamesville.com:

  1. There are many mixed reviews on this website. People who’ve never won money or exchanged their points for gift cards on the site, seem to call this a SCAM. Where people who’ve won money or exchanged their points for gift cards, claim it is a good site to play games on.
  2. The Gold Treasure games claim that you will win GV coins for playing the game. Instead, the site will only give you GV rewards which are applied towards your badges and not worth anything.
  3. The site claims that you will win based on three sceneries. One is luck, the second is skill and the third is perseverance. However, this seems quite the opposite because you are not actually playing with people; instead, you are playing with a computer who has been programmed with certain algorithms to follow. This only allows the person to win when the right algorithm has been met or the company actually allows a person to win.
  4. Several people have complained about the membership renewal. They claim that the company has overcharged them when they renewed their Gold Membership account.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate site to join and play games online. However, you need to know that some people aren’t happy with the way the site works and have never won anything on this site. While, others have used the site and won a sweepstakes, cash and gift cards for playing the online games. Like any gaming site, you take your chances when you go online to play. The site is free to join and there are several possibilities for you to win a sweepstake drawing, win a jackpot, or collect your GV coins and purchase cash or gift cards from the site. There is no need to upgrade your account and you should use your own discretion when upgrading to a Gold Membership.