Because the website management promotes the site and site content, writers get much better earnings on their writing than they do when starting out with a blog. Earnings can vary depending on a variety of factors, but I am currently earning about 1/2 a cent per pageview, which is significantly more than what I earn writing for Spare Time Super Mom. I also earn incentive pay for certain types of content. For example, you can currently earn $2.00 per list article that you create. An example of a list article is shown here. You can do 3 per week, so as long as you get the lists done, you earn a base of $6.00 per week. Each view of the items in the list then count as a pageview, so the earnings can stack up pretty quickly on these.
Since I am trying to find a way to make some extra cash from home so I can spend more time with my son when he arrives, I am trying to focus more on Examiner.com as a job rather than a hobby (although it is definitely both!), and I have really seen my pageviews and earnings increase as a result, even after just a few days. My topic is Herndon Wedding Planning, and I am committing myself to writing at least one article every two days from this point forward, at least when I am at home. (I do leave for Spain and Ireland in a few days, so I may not be able to keep up while I am away, but when I get back, I plan to be all over it!) I would like to eventually get to two articles per day, and I have some plans up my sleeve to help me get there.
There are a ton of topics to choose from, so whatever your hobbies, interests, or areas of expertise, I am sure there is something for you. Go ahead and browse the site for available topics, but make sure to come back here before you sign up because Examiner.com pays $50.00 per referral. If you sign up through my referral link and get approved, I WILL SHARE $10.00 OF THE REFERRAL FEE WITH YOU!
Examiner.com also provides access to a ton of photos that are free to use for your articles on their website, as well as the comprehensive Examiner University, where writers can learn about all kinds of topics to improve their writing and their earning potential. They have a vested financial interest in seeing their writers do well because the more you earn, the more they earn. Their support for their writers is awesome!
It is really easy and, of course, FREE to sign up, and they usually process your application within about a week or two. If you do submit an application, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and topic choice so I can watch for your application to get approved. Happy writing and happy earning!