Writing Sites traumatized me
In the year 2000, when the internet was only for the privileged few in this part of the world, I joined MS, a writing site based in India. As the FAQ said, I would earn points by posting reviews of products on the homepage.
So that’s what I did aside from interacting with other posts. When I had earned enough to claim a payout, there was that alibi – technical problem followed by sponsor problem and any other kind of problem with matching promises. Common sense told me to leave the site.
In July of 2014, I accidentally saw the B site which looked good. My first 3 articles were not noticed but eventually my subsequent posts earned big numbers. But unfortunately, the bubble burst – the admin declared an abandonment for the pending claims.
There was this D site that seemed promising. It requires good grammar such that an editor would review your first 3 posts. Since I was good in English, I passed the grade. However, my 9 posts earned me only 20 cents.
I left without warning. Now comes the C site which has no captcha. Wow, great for commenters like me. But unfortunately, the site was deathly quiet when it comes to inquiries about the promised payments.
I left that C site in favor of EV which died after 2 weeks – due to financial snags. However, it metamorphosed into B which promised the moon and the stars to the member writers. As fate would have it, B had the same fate as EV.
So now I find myself here in Persona Paper. Another venture for a writing addict. Wish me luck, fellow writers.
Note: That's my photo during the artists conference.
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