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Bukisa – Help Your Network Help You

Since I joined Bukisa and have been lucky enough to have a couple of people sign up as a result, I found that Bukisa does one more thing that eHow doesn’t do. Wait let me see if I can phrase this without sounding extremely self-centered.

Helping Others

eHow has a great online community. The forums are extremely helpful and I’ve learned much from my fellow eHow writers. They are a supportive and knowledgeable group of people. They also provide much needed humor when a pick me up is needed.

Their support usually comes in the form of reviewing and rating articles, giving tips and when needed some hand holding via the eHow forum.

Bukisa Support System

Bukisa is very new and so far hasn’t set up a forum. Therefore, in order to support your fellow Bukisa writers, the best you can do is rate their articles, leave comments and give them the page view boost that they need.

Here’s How Helping Your Network Helps You

I make it a habit to visit the profiles and articles of folks in my network. I review and rate the articles and I also take notice if the page views seem to be suffering a bit. I then look to see if the articles have been submitted to some of the social networking sites such as Reddit, Digg and Mixx (those are my first line of social networking defense). If not, I submit the articles for them.Helping Hand

While it may not make a huge difference as far as receiving additional traffic, it does give the article an immediate boost in traffic. Just enough of a boost to make a difference to their financial bottom line and give them the shot in the arm they needed to continue writing.

By helping people in my network earn money, I help myself. It’s the trickle down and then trickle back up theory.

{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Lisa Russell November 20, 2008, 2:24 am

    I love that about Bukisa, too. I’ve got a great downline, too.

  • Jessie November 20, 2008, 8:29 pm

    It is a fantastic opportunity at Bukisa.

  • Julie M February 17, 2009, 9:44 pm


    Just curious if you (or others) are still writing for Bukisa. I stopped, not sure if I will start back up. Reputation is not superb lately.

    Julie Ms last blog post..Helping Autism and Other Causes

  • Felicia February 18, 2009, 7:39 am

    Hi Julie,

    I don’t actively write for Bukisa. The articles I have on there are very old re-writes. I find that with my freelance writing the 80/20 rule applies. 20% of my income sources generate 80% of my income (or there about), while 80% of my sources generate 20% of the income. Bukisa is part of the 80% that helps to make up 20% of my income.

    Since there are no minimum writing requirements for Bukisa, unlike Suite 101, I don’t really put much effort into Bukisa. Unlike Today.com, I don’t have to make a decision whether to continue with Bukisa or not. As long as Bukisa remains around, my existing articles will be there. As far as writing new articles for Bukisa…I’m concentrating on the 20% that brings in 80% of my income.

  • Maria @ Residual Income Web February 18, 2009, 8:06 am

    I’m finding that with the right articles, Bukisa can pay decently well. And building a network can generate a nice amount of revenue too. I only add original content there, though, or pieces I rewrite quite a bit.

    Maria @ Residual Income Webs last blog post..Why Blog Earnings are not Passive Income (But I’m Still Blogging)

  • Lisa Russell March 17, 2009, 9:36 am

    My downline writes a lot for Bukisa. I have exactly enough articles on there to keep my sidebar widget populated. I’m more focused lately on writing for my own niche sites than for revenue share. Why share, y’know- when you can have it all? One feature I’d like Bukisa to implement is the ability to send an email to my downline, so I can encourage them to write more. I hadn’t logged on for a while & I was surprised to see what I was making without writing a thing.

    Lisa Russells last blog post..I’m having a party and you get the presents #ubp09

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