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Some Early Thoughts on Seraphic Insights

UPDATE 18/09/2015: Seraphic Insights has undergone significant upheaval during September 2015. While the site was seeing some fairly steady writing and even some increases in its ranking, there have been issues with an absentee site owner and failure to pay writers. I do not recommend writers submit content to the site during this period of turmoil. Should the payments be sent out, and continue on a regular basis, it may be worth the risk.

Seraphic Insights is the latest paid to write web site. Its official launch took place on May 1st of 2015, and so far it seems to have a fairly slow but steady influx of members. The site offers users the opportunity to “Write Your World,” in posts of at least 500 characters or 150 words.

Like the old Bubblews, Seraphic Insights pays a penny per page view. The site also pays two pennies for each comment left on the user's posts. Additionally, there is a Q&A forum where users can earn for their participation.

Early Days

It is early days for the site, so there have been a few glitches here and there. At first the comments and views weren't being counted on posts. And some people were having issues getting registered for the site. For a period of several days, the admin were notably silent while users raised concerns. But it was apparent that work was going on behind the scenes, and that the admin are concerned with the quality of content on the site.

I had contacted the site owner, Tony Onwujiariri, about some friends who hadn't been able to register for the site. It took a fair bit for him to reply, but when I did get the respond I found that he was willing to keep at it until we found a resolution. For me, that's a real plus!

Earnings Are Good

Despite the site being very new, I'm earning well. Posts are getting about as much traffic as those here on Persona Paper, but the pay is a good bit higher. It remains to be seen whether the site will be able to pay out when the time comes, or whether it will be able to sustain the higher rates in the long term. I know it's unrealistic, but honestly I really hope they can!

I'm certainly not putting all my eggs in one basket, but I am putting a little extra effort into Seraphic Insights at the moment because it could mean a short-term payout that would help things along while I'm building revenue on slower moving sites.

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wolfgirl569 wrote on May 12, 2015, 10:17 PM

Sounds interesting. At least they did respond also. How do they pay and how much for cash out

MakingCents wrote on May 12, 2015, 10:38 PM

Seems like something I might want to check out.

AliCanary wrote on May 12, 2015, 10:56 PM

If Bubblews couldn't sustain that pay rate, how could another site? I'm very skeptical.

seren3 wrote on May 12, 2015, 11:41 PM

Looks like a site to keep an eye on!

Ruby3881 wrote on May 13, 2015, 8:13 AM

Cash-out is by PayPal or an alternative. Minimum threshold is $25.

Ruby3881 wrote on May 13, 2015, 8:14 AM

I saw you there and sent you a friend request emoticon :smile:

Ruby3881 wrote on May 13, 2015, 8:15 AM

I can certainly understand why! The name is very Kabbalistic emoticon :smile:

CalmGemini wrote on May 13, 2015, 9:07 AM

Nowadays all writing sites are being viewed with suspicion.Sites get shut down regularly.May be this one is okay.

wolfgirl569 wrote on May 13, 2015, 9:52 AM

I tried to sign up and that page just kept circling lol Messaged them about it

BarbRad wrote on May 13, 2015, 4:26 PM

I think I'll wait a bit until the bugs are worked out. I've got too many irons in the fire with my own sites and closing my book business to try another writing site until at least I know they are paying.

MelissaE wrote on May 13, 2015, 8:04 PM

That sounds great and perhaps I'll check it out later. I can barely visit all of my sites as it is. I'm most active here.

Nar2Reviews wrote on May 13, 2015, 9:21 PM

Good to know. Im happy here. But it is always good to know for other friends who may be interested.

rescuegal wrote on May 15, 2015, 6:18 AM

It sounds to me that, like Bubblews, the admins don't know what they're doing. Having so many glitches and unrealistic pay is not something I want to get involved in again. Keep me updated on the site and let me know if it looks like it's here to stay.

At BB, Arvind has been in hiding for two months now.

Last Edited: May 15, 2015, 6:20 AM

Gina145 wrote on May 18, 2015, 7:28 PM

I feel the same way. I've had my fingers burned by a few brand new sites lately and my trust is at an all time low, so I doubt I'll be trying this one just yet.

Ruby3881 wrote on May 26, 2015, 5:01 PM

I hope everything is working for you now! Let me know, as I am now moderating the official FB page and am in pretty close contact with the site owner.

Ruby3881 wrote on May 26, 2015, 7:08 PM

It's shaping up to be a very good site, so far. The site owner was a bit bogged down initially, but he's caught up with most requests now and does a great job of responding to user feedback. I've now been asked to moderate a Facebook group for the site, which means we can streamline the "housekeeping" stuff.

Tony puts a lot of emphasis on quality content, just like here at Persona Paper. The approach is a bit different, but it really feels good to be writing for another site that has standards emoticon :smile:

Ruby3881 wrote on May 26, 2015, 7:12 PM

So far, so good! Because I got very involved with helping other writers navigate the site, I was asked by the owner to moderate the official Facebook group. This puts me into pretty regular contact with the owner, and I can attest that he's putting a lot of effort into making the site both transparent and successful.

I can't guarantee that he'll succeed in all the goals he's set for the site, but it is definitely off to a strong start :)

Ruby3881 wrote on May 26, 2015, 7:27 PM

A lot of people are taking the "watchful waiting" approach, Barb. Hopefully we'll soon have good news for you all emoticon :smile:

Ruby3881 wrote on May 26, 2015, 7:39 PM

The rate of pay is my only real concern with this site. So far all the technical issues have been addressed prompt;y, and the site owner has been swift to address any concerns over original content. He is placing emphasis on offering a few things that are outside the ordinary, and on trying to bring in external traffic.

That's where Seraphic Insights diverges from Bubblews and some other sites. The only way a site can be self-sustaining is to gain that external traffic, which Bubblews has consistently discouraged for some time now. I'm pretty sure that (not the spam and plagiarism that they addressed inconsistently, and late) caused the downfall of Bubblews.

wolfgirl569 wrote on May 26, 2015, 9:31 PM

yes it is, I just dont get there very much. They had to fully set up my account for me

BodieMor wrote on May 28, 2015, 2:00 AM

Interesting. Another site! I hope it works out well for you!

FreyaYuki wrote on June 27, 2015, 3:13 AM

Never heard of this site. Like some of the others, am also skeptical about their pay rates. It sounds too good to be true. Has anyone been paid yet? There doesn't seem to be much info about this site. Your post says this was a newly-launched site, but I took a quick look there and the footer says "copyright 2013". Why's that? Also took a quick look at their TOS and it seems way too short - doesn't seem like the standard TOS that other sites have so it kind of doesn't seem all that legit (disclaimer: just my personal opinion). It seemed to be just a FAQ/rule list or something. Why's that? Took a quick look at their privacy policy and it seemed longer and seemed more legit than their TOS (disclaimer: again, just a personal opinion). Thanks for all the info. It would be nice if the site is able to sustain itself and pay its members. Lately, it seems that all we hear about is new sites starting up, members not getting paid and then the sites closing down. Hopefully, maybe, this one'll be different. How's it going there so far?