Just curious about how much money can a writer make on Examiner.com.
Examiner.com is a writing site that gives citizen journalists a place to write about local and national news or events. Many writers through out the United States and a few parts of Canada have joined Examiner.com. However, I wonder how much can a writer for Examiner.com really make? I have read both good and bad things about Examiner.
All signed up but nothing to submit
I had signed up for examiner.com last year but didn’t submit any articles right away because of all the negative feedback I was reading about the site. Low payments, late payments, and the possibility of no payments was a real turn off. I read a lot of people couldn’t make more than $500 per month, if they are lucky. Basically, those writers were saying Examiner.com is a real waste of time.
Examiner’s Love For Google News
The major issue that many writers have with Examiner is the pay scale. No one really knows how much Examiner really pays writers. There are a lot of writers who claims the earnings was $10 per 1000 page view. Which would be about $0.01 per 1 page view. This outrage a few writers who believe their work is worth more than $0.01 per page view. I went ahead and dug a bit deeper to find that many of Examiner’s articles was being picked up by Google News which help some writers gain some page views.
Something to Submit, My try with Examiner
Though it wasn’t my best piece of work, it had gained a lot of views. In fact the second day it was up I earned $45.90 and my earnings have been going up ever since (please note that I do not believe in earning money off of such a tragic situation, all earnings from that article will be donated to a charity).
Is writing for Examiner worth writing for?
I’m not sure right now. With only one article posted (at the time of this article here on Triond), I can’t come to a final decision just yet. The earnings so far looks promising, however, I was told Examiner’s reputation is sinking within the freelance world. I have read some writers were able to get freelance work based on their examiner.com articles.