Resuscitating Persona Paper
A Great Article Site
As most of you will know, I have taken over responsibility for PersonaPaper, which includes keeping the domain and hosting accounts up to date. So far, I have not touched the coding because (a) it's written in PHP and I still haven't managed to wrench my daughter from her drop shipping business to look at the coding for me and (b) except for a few hiccups, which appear to be an occasional database problem, the site is running well - thanks EliteCodex - and why fix what ain't broken? Members on PersonalPaper have always said it was a great social site and that they enjoyed writing here.
Of course what most people writing on here would like, is a regular, fantastic income from their writing. Advertising income is not what it was and at present, the site is not getting enough visits to justify even asking for advertisers to take advertising space. That means there is NO POSSIBILITY OF A PAYOUT anywhere in the near future. The site is not making any income, so there will not be any payout until expenses can be covered.
What benefits you may ask? With no adverts, there is no slow down in the articles being sent to your browser, so the site is a lot faster than it used to be. Also, we don't have to worry about adverts containing objectionable material or browser hijackers.
So What? And What About MY Benefits?
So, nothing new. Why are you posting? For a couple of reasons:
1. It may look like nothing is happening, however, I am working in the background to get links to the site and also to make it more "visible". That's a slow job.
2. I CANNOT get good links to articles written in poor English, with the minimum number of characters and no pictures. If you want to see traffic to your articles, you need to make them interesting and attractive. Please feel free to keep posting short articles if you want, it helps to show that the site is alive but you won't get the most benefit from your writing.
3. I cannot emphasise enough that all articles must be UNIQUE. Plagiarism is not allowed. You must NOT copy work found elsewhere and post it on this site, even if that writing elsewhere is your own. Copying an article means you are using someone else's work as your own. You wouldn't like it done to you. Copying someone else's work includes copying a paragraph or sentence from several places and putting them together. You can certainly write on any subject even if 100 other people have done so, but it must be ALL YOUR OWN WORK. Any sources must be properly cited or credited. Contributors who continue to offend will have their accounts removed.
4. If you use a photo or graphic, it must be your own or it must be available for use on commercial sites (like Persona Paper), that means it must either be in the public domain or have CC zero (CC0) rating. Kasman 's article at http://www.personapaper.com/article/39990-a-gentle-reminder-on-proper-image-use-on-persona-paper and at http://www.personapaper.com/article/17677-mainly-for-our-new-members cover this well. You MUST provide a full link to wherever you got the photo from. Saying "Pixabay" is NOT enough. If ever the site starts to earn enough to pay contributors again, articles with uncredited pictures will NOT get paid until the accreditation is correct. It's easier to get it right in the first place. You are NOT allowed to just take any picture off a Google search and use that.
And MY Benefits?
Yes, I am coming to that. Most sites do not allow you to link to other sites and take away visitors, however, as Persona Paper is not currently paying contributors and is not showing advertisements, authors can include one link to another (family friendly) site in their article: and if they are reviewing an item, they can include a link for example to their affiliate page on Amazon, which gives you the possibility of earning something from there. So, for example, say you have an article on red widgets on HubPages, you could write a short (UNIQUE) article about red widgets here on Persona Paper and link to your HubPages article for people to get more information if they want. If you are an Amazon affiliate, you could include a link to your webpage giving more information on Red Widgets, where readers could buy them, for instance. It is not possible to add the Amazon link direct to this page.
Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/seedling-book-seedling-tree-seedling-2240441/