A few months ago I wrote a few WCA (Writer Created Assignments) articles for Demand Media Studios. In total I have 5 WCA articles. I wrote the first article in June of 2010. In comparison, I have 18 articles on Bukisa (first one written in November of 2008) and 23 Hubs over at HubPages. I wrote my first hub in July of 2009.
On Bukisa I have a network of close to 200 people (of which 10% of my folks actually placed articles on Bukisa). I earn a small daily amount from my Bukisa network. I have a little over 50 referrals on HubPages and of course, no referrals on DMS since they don’t have a referral program.
For both Bukisa and DMS, I have to earn at least $10 during the month to reach payout. Therefore, if I earn $9.99 I won’t get paid until the following month. HubPages pays directly through AdSense and I won’t receive an AdSense check until I earn $100.
With my DMS articles, I reached payout in July of 2010 and have done so every month since. With Bukisa, I reach payout every other month. On rare occasions I earn over $10 in any one month. With HubPages…well, let’s just say that for the 10 months of this year, I would not have received an AdSense check if it were solely based on my HubPages income. As a matter of fact, my HubPages income is less than my Bukisa income.
Reading Between the Excel Spreadsheet Cells
If you read between the lines, my numbers tell me that I’ll get a better bang for my buck if I write a few Demand Media Studio WCA articles rather than post anything else on Bukisa or HubPages.
Although the DMS WCA articles seem to be performing the best, I’ll continue to add the occasional article on Bukisa and HubPages. I guess I don’t want to admit defeat and would like to reach the minimum payout each month on a consistent basis. Since the Bukisa earnings are so small, they can go directly into a separate savings account. I could always use the money on my birthday for something special such as a spa treat (or half a spa treat).
Work on the Work
Just a note to say, I don’t work on my work once it’s done. In other words, it’s very rare that I spend time socially networking my articles (I write too many in any given month to socially network them all and I’m lazy). I’m sure my Bukisa and HubPages numbers would increase if I spent time Digging, Xombing, Facebooking and Tweeting them, but I don’t. I don’t socially network my DMS articles either.
Your DMS WCA, Bukisa, HubPages Experience
I’m interested to hear how well other folks are doing with Bukisa, DMS WCA and HubPages. Which one is working out best for you?