Expertscolumn – Become A Columnist
Today we are going to feature another paid-to-write site similar to Xomba which is already presented in our previous publishing. Expertscolumn has pretty much the same taste as any other typical content-write community should contain in its structure along with certain differences in some areas that makes it more unlike and attractive. It was founded by Nikhil Mahajan in 2009, a computer developer who’s truly running the project almost alone with the help of one single moderator lately. Although the project is upheld mainly on one man’s shoulders, it was proved felicitous in the long run. Some complaints exist and can’t be hidden by the public judgement though.
The site was up for sale in September but eventually the initial monetary objectives weren’t fulfilled and the auction ended with the site unsold.
Awful. But don’t get discouraged. It gets better. If it wasn’t recommended by someone else to me i would never register an account there. First of all. What kind of developer is this who uses Drupal instead of something custom? The front page is occupied mostly with current published columns rather than the basic info that a newbie should be finding with less effort and without distraction by a large block of text in between. On one hand is helpful for the current publishers and their articles but to me a newcomer is the most important fuel for a site’s engine since it feeds it with incessant endurance. No comment for the colour selection.
Registration & Approval
Once you are done with the registration you will receive an e-mail asking you to send a sample article of over 300 words selecting one of the common listed categories. This measure concerns the users registered after October 15, 2012. Unfortunately they answer back very late. The approval of your account can go up to 10 days and until then you cannot publish anything. Be careful with the writing guidelines. Read them before you send your first column for approval here.
If you get approved you will be receive an e-mail along with the status change and you should be able to visit the add-column page to write your first column. –>> Here
See how it looks like:
To keep your account in approved state, the content you publish must be always unique and over the min. limit of 300 words unless it is a poem which should be over 200 words.
The main advantage of Expertscolumn is the CPM rate of crediting. Meaning that you earn credit out of impressions and not when a reader clicks on the Adsense or Infolinks banner or text respectively. Note that your content together with the traffic you manage to drive to your articles must be adsense friendly otherwise you will have a big trouble with the rules and you may confront even a permanent suspension. The earning rate differentiates from country to country either of the columnist and the visitor. Additionally the site offers a referral program which grants you the 10% of your referral’s earned balance. For using your ref. link visit your referral’s page located here.
Payout Minimum, Time And E-wallets
Here is the good news. The minimum payout is $5 and you can get paid every 5 days if you manage to reach the minimum every time as your request as well. From the FAQ:
When shall I be paid?
We clear payments on every 5 days gap i.e. on 1st, 6th, 11th, 16th, 21st and 26th of every month. But for the payout to happen it is compulsory that you manually request a payout from us by logging into your account. If you have requested the payment on 17th then it will get cleared by 21st of that month. Similarly payment requested on 5th will get cleared by 6th of that month.
The payment options are two. Paypal and Moneybookers (Skrill) so almost everyone worldwide can take part. Lovely!
It’s a wherewithal to gain some traffic for your columns. You can request friendships, send private messages or comment to other columnists’ articles.
ToS, FAQ, Writing Guidelines, Contact
The Bottom Line
Except for the complaints of some users which are considered as personal feedback and not an overall issue generally the site is worth to be tried because you don’t expect clicks to earn but valid impressions and makes it easier, is approachable by all because of the payout options it offers and your articles are indexed fast and placed high in google results according to plenty of feedback i have been aware of.
We are receiving queries from some members that they are not able to see their earnings and stats. Well it seems that these members just simply missed out the notifications sent to them regarding closing of current revenue sharing program here on EC in the month of May.
To clear there doubts, we are updating everyone here for once more that due to decline in traffic and revenue, EC is no longer paying members for writing articles and June 10th was set as a deadline for requesting payments. All those who made requests before this date got their payments cleared and now no earnings record is available with us.
Posting of new columns have also been disabled. It will be re-enabled only after we come up with the new version of EC sometime in August this year when revenue sharing will be enabled again but in totally new form bringing higher earnings to members.
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