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Virily: The New Kid On The Block

Since the demise of Bubblews, we social bloggers have become a nomadic lot. We move from pasture to pasture, looking for the perfect place where we can share our posts, creative arts, images and ideas. We have seen the rise and fall of many sites, we have been scammed and we have been let down badly by a few site owners. In the past few months, many sites have folded up like Tsu, Blogjob, BlogBourne, Literacy Base, Persona Paper to name a few.

Virily is the new site that is now attracting many members from across the globe. Here’s a brief review of the impressions I have gained so far, (after one week ):

Pros:

The site seems to be managed professionally. All posts are moderated so hopefully we will not see plagiarized and poor quality posts here. I have got in touch with moderators a couple of times and they have been very prompt in dealing with the issues.

One of the best things about Virily is the freedom of choice when it comes to submission. We can post images, short blogs, memes, quizzes and create open lists. There are clear cut rules and there seems to be transparency in the way Virils are handed out. We can keep on earning as long as we can find a way to promote our posts, whether old and new.

The community is great and generous and I have not seen any plagiarism or spam.

There are also many ways to earn and interaction is rewarded so how much we earn is to some extent, in our hands too. I think we should be generous when it comes to promoting content and share other people’s posts too so that the site and its members can benefit.

Cons:

Earnings here are very slow. I hope as more and more people find Virily and join us here, we can earn more for our efforts.

Another thing that bothers me about any site is when we cannot delete or edit our posts. This gives the site 100% control over our content. They can keep on earning even if they stop paying. This always makes me a bit wary.

Conclusion:

All said and done, we do need an outlet for our creativity, a place to meet friends and share our artwork and ideas. It gives a horrible feeling when any site shuts down so I hope Virily stays around for long and introduces new features and ways in which contributors can earn. I hope there is strict control over quality so that it can be site we are proud to own and promote.

If you decide to join, I will be grateful if you use my link: https://virily.com/?mref=691


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Comments

MegL wrote on July 14, 2017, 7:10 AM

Dawnwriter , PersonaPaper has NOT folded, you are posting here! We are not paying for posts but neither are there any adverts to slow down loading. Most of the people posting here like the community interaction. :) If visitor numbers can be increased to make it worthwhile for advertisers, then there may be a paying future again, just not yet.

Dawnwriter wrote on July 14, 2017, 7:16 AM

My apologies MegL . what I meant is that revenue sharing program here has folded up just like Niume and Blogjob.. No matter how much we love a site (and I was a very loyal member of this site for years, loved the community and actively participated), once it stops paying majority of people do tend to move away. I know it is a very difficult decision for site owners. It's a vicious circle.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 14, 2017, 8:30 AM

Some sites that continue to pay do not encourage good writing. Many of the so called paying sites feed off the work of writers and only pay a few pennies. They are taking advantage of the writer and this is what makes for bad SEO and discourages people from even trying to write quality as the pay is so poor and the writers become apathetic and end up writing articles about what they ate for breakfast. This is a common demise of writers. The ones like you and I and others who have been constantly taken advantage of will keep the site owners in the money but like so many starving artists of the world, writers will continue to have their life sucked away by sites that pay little and make it look like a fair deal when in fact it is just a way to make the owners rich and keep the writers as slaves.

Kasman wrote on July 15, 2017, 10:21 AM

I have a feeling this is going to be the same old story. Success for a few for a while then the site will sink into oblivion. This type of 'writing' site has had its day. The only one which seems to be a success is myLot and how long that will continue is anyone's guess. Still, there is no reason why bloggers shouldn't take advantage of the opportunity while it exists - just don't expect too much!

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Kasman wrote on July 15, 2017, 10:26 AM

My thoughts exactly! I am no longer interested in that kind of site. Nowadays I write what I want, where I want - and remain a starving writer!

lookatdesktop wrote on July 16, 2017, 11:48 AM

I once had a V-Store link at my website, when it existed for 21 years. Before then I had a link to a V-Store, Virtual Store, that was free to create and promote real products that would give you a commission on their sales but this idea failed and then I tried to make cups with art that I created and post them for sale on an image sharing site called Webshots now I think they are called Webshots Desktop. You download an app to allow you to get high quality images for your desktop wallpaper. They made t-shirts, mouse pads and perhaps even large posters of photos and artwork like I created on my computer but I was not able to make anything because I didn't have much interest at that time.

Last Edited: July 16, 2017, 11:49 AM

Kasman wrote on July 16, 2017, 4:07 PM

There is no doubt that to make any useful amount of money online, be it by selling your own craftwork, or writing, takes a lot of hard work. Few people can make a living from it anymore - pocket-money is about all most of us can hope for.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 16, 2017, 7:48 PM

It seems that way for us writers but for those who own those super sites like Facebook and Twitter and Amazon and Google are making it rich big time.

AliCanary wrote on July 21, 2017, 8:55 PM

I wouldn't trust a site that would not let me pull my content (unless they had paid me up front, like AC/Yahoo). I'll pass, but thank you for providing the review.

AdGoggleKo wrote on August 15, 2017, 10:31 PM

Honestly, I am already tired joining new sites. I am happy with . 😊