Bukisa, a new online content website with its own revenue-sharing compensation program, has captured my interest in the past few days. I signed up ten days ago, following covewriter's lead. I have to say, I am impressed with the site's structure, layout and possibilities.
I really like their three-tier earnings structure, where users make money for their own content as well as a smaller portion of the page view revenue from writers they refer to the sight. This means two ways to earn income and eventually, two residual income streams: your articles and your network's articles.
In my quest to build up a variety of residual and passive income streams through online writing, I've added Bukisa to the mix. I began writing for eHow's new Writers Compensation Program (WCP) as an experiment, and I'm happy to jump in with Bukisa in its early stages too.
Several readers have asked me if it's okay to copy their eHow articles onto Bukisa. While it's allowed by both eHow and Bukisa as long as the material is owned by the author, I wouldn't reccomend doing it that way. Here's why.
Duplicate content, in general, is not well ranked by Google. It appears as having been copied, and Google likes original content. Secondly, since you can choose to allow syndication of your content on Bukisa, there is the possibility, at least, that the same article will be published multiple times online.
Some argue that eHow has sucha high page rank that it's better just to write there, but I disagree. I am doing well with eHow, but diversifying and having a variety of sites -- both for income and increasing traffic and backlinks -- is important.
So, for the successful eHow writer who is, what is Bukisa good for?
- Original content that doesn't fit on eHow (i.e. not how-to format) or has already been written about by another eHow author.
- Re-written articles from your other sites or content database profiles.
- Articles written specifically to drive traffic to your blog, websites or other content.
Ways that eHow is better than Bukisa:
- High page rank, established site, credible company (Demand Media).
- Strong user community.
- Amazing monthly traffic stats.
- History of prompt payments.
- Good to excellent earning potential.
- Revenue sharing is based on actual earnings.
Ways that Bukisa is better than eHow:
I'll blog more about Bukisa vs. eHow in regards payment and other aspects as time goes on. Long term, I have no idea yet which will win out, eHow or Bukisa. I suspect a combination will be ideal. In the mean time, check out ...
- Allows far more flexibility as far as article structure, layout and title format.
- Can link to resources and other sites or articles in body of article.
- Allows do-follow links, building back links to whatever you like.
- Earnings are based on page views, so popular topics pay well regardless of ad revenue generated.
- Tiered earnings structure allows more residual income streams.
eHow articles I've written about Bukisa:
- Optimizing Revenue on Bukisa
- Make eHow Money
- About Marketing eBooks
- Free Budget Worksheets
- Affiliate Marketing Tips
Do you write for Bukisa? Let me know your thoughts! Want to sign up for Bukisa? Use this link to join my fun and growing network!