Writing Sites: Wikinut vs Yahoo Contributor Network

Bill Harbin Jr By Bill Harbin Jr, 6th Jul 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3__m7y1q/
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Learn some comparisons of Wikinut and Yahoo Contributor network writing sites from someone who wrote for both sites.

Writing Sites: Wikinut vs Yahoo Contributor Network

Writers are always searching for information and feedback of writing sites that might be best for their needs. Every writer has different goals and desires for their writing. I have chosen a few key elements that are important to me and compared the two sites listed above in the title of this article. After writing for Yahoo Contributor Network (YCN) for several years it is sadly being shut down, and I have submitted many articles to Wikinut. I have no financial ownership in either site and am not making an endorsement. This is simply a candid comparison that may help a writer when selecting a site to write for.

Joy In Writing

Both sites are an easy place to submit articles. There is no complicated process to transfer articles from Microsoft word or attach your own photos. Wikinut uses the term moderators instead of editors. Good writing standards are expected in both sites, yet a writer can write in their own style.

I have submitted articles in the past to articles directories and to sites where you offer articles for sale. Those sites had either too lax editors or too strict editors. Wikinut and YCN in comparison let you enjoy writing because you do not fear being rejected, yet errors or self-promotion will not be allowed. Research can be done on many other writing sites.

Rewards To Writers

Those who have written for YCN were able to enjoy that good feeling when a lot of page views were obtained or you got good comments or recognition for your work. Both Wikinut and Yahoo give you daily page views and allow comments from other writers. YCN had a forum and Wikinut does not.

I was pleasantly surprised when my first few articles at Wikinut received positive comments and I gained followers immediately. This site also gives recognition to writers by issuing points and other badges. In you put a lot of work in an article plus add many photos and links a star page may be earned.

The Author Now Uses A Computer Instead Of Typewriter

Writing sites and modern technology is constantly changing. Research and the ability to make changes is required for a writer as time goes on.

Pay And Links

I like to have a place to display my articles for others to see. Both of these sites allow you to do that without starting your own blog or website. I used my contributor link at YCN at the bottom of all my emails, and my Wikinut profile allows me to do that also. I can send a link for one of my articles from either of these sites without maintaining a blog.

The pay per click at YCN is similar at Wikinut yet based on adsense revenue without having to obtain your own adsense account. Check their site for terms and conditions. I have not received any pay yet as I am too new to the Wikinut site. I enjoy writing and do not expect much money from any writing site. Either of these sites offers a great place to write about a variety of subjects. However, Wikinut is not being shut down like YCN so this is definitely a better choice for recreational writers or anyone who wants to publish articles.


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Bill Harbin Jr is a freelance writer that had a book published in addition to hundreds of articles. His practical, down to earth advice can be used to find not only value, but perhaps a better life.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
6th Jul 2014 (#)

Nice review of two sites, Bill. Wikinut does not pay as per page views and only shares the ad revenue generated from our pages. However, I do hope over time it can reward more but I would rather have the site ongoing rather than do a Yahoo! siva

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author avatar Bill Harbin Jr
6th Jul 2014 (#)

Siva, I referenced your article you wrote about Yahoo and used it as a link at the word "shut down' in this article. Hope it brings you some views, as you motivated me to write this.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
7th Jul 2014 (#)

Thank you Bill for your kind gesture, appreciated - siva

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author avatar Retired
6th Jul 2014 (#)

Nice to see the YCN people gravitating here. It's a much more user friendly platform, though the income amount does not compare with Yahoo. Wikinut has a great family of creative writers--i am happy to return here, regardless of the monetary aspects, which may improve, hopefully, as Siva said. :)

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author avatar snerfu
7th Jul 2014 (#)

Yes it hopefully very sad as Siva but the article is very very nice. Are there any more sites Mr Harbin? Perhaps you could write about hem and we could all migrate there too. Though Wikinut seems to be the nicest site by far.

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author avatar Bill Harbin Jr
7th Jul 2014 (#)

Snerfu,
I agree with you, Wikinut is the nicest site by far. I will be submitting an article about constant content soon and you will see why that site is not worth it. I write for fun and recreation and Wikinut has nice people and moderators. there is no other good site like Wikinut.

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author avatar Margaret Michel
11th Jul 2014 (#)

Good article! I will look for the constant content article! I had been thinking about going there before I joined here! Thanks!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
2nd Aug 2014 (#)

Bill, great article. I love to write and I've moved from Ehow to Yahoo Contributors and now I'm here. I feel really comfortable with all the writers here and I think I will be happy.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
5th Nov 2014 (#)

Bill, I stopped back to read this article again. I had to smile when I saw the manual typewriter. That's what I learned to type on many years ago. Thank goodness I've graduated to a laptop. We used to have to use white out. I could never make my paper look neat with that. Now we just delete and start again. I must say life is good. Congratulations on being author of the day!

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author avatar Bill Harbin Jr
5th Nov 2014 (#)

Thanks Nancy, I did not know I was author of the day!

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