I've been doing revenue sharing /residual income for a long time. One of my first accounts was in 2000. I've been blogging since 1997 and around 2004/5 I started to get paid for some of my blog posts. Now, I actually make money on my newer blogs in the same manner many others do.
I've been closing a lot of my revenue sharing accounts. Some because they just didn't do anything for me and I got tired of keeping up with them and some because they are closing. There is a small batch where the site owners tried to change the website in some sort of fashion. It didn't work and now they are closing.
Trying to figure out what to do with 500 or more pieces of content is mind-boggling. I don't want to open new accounts and I don't want to move it to the accounts I have. A few fit on a mega rev share site and I am fine with putting what fits there.
The rest I am trying to put on my personal websites. I am tired of sharing my income and for the most part, over writing for revenue share websites in general. While I realize blogs are revenue sharing when it comes to some ad networks, the content is still mine and isn't subject to these website standards.
I think a big shift happened in the writing world. Some good. Some bad. I'm just glad blogging and my fiction ebooks are there to catch me. Blessed that I got started on that.
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