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.
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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