Two Sites You Can Make Money With: Xomba and SheToldMe

Although Squidoo is my priority, I have been snooping around other sites looking for other ways to make money online and two that I have done some work with might be something that you might also be interested in. The two sites are SheToldMe and Xomba.

Both sites offer adsense revenue sharing for writing short articles or blurbs. Of course I thought "Yeah, right. Just write something and you will get paid quickly?"

I went through both sites fairly in-depth reading the articles of others and seeing if they had potential for earning a few dollars or not. Reading about the success of others got me interested, but not entirely convinced. It is easy to write about "How I Made XX Dollars With No Effort!" etc but the model both websites have set up appears legit. So I thought I would take the plunge and see what was what. I'm glad I did.

I started making money right away, pennies, yes, but that was with very little actual work. I sound like a bad ad don't I? That's why I haven't written about the websites before - I wanted to test them out over a period of time and see if they do deliver. They do deliver.

If you have a blog or are writing elsewhere you can get some links back to your own site or simply link to other sites you find interesting enough to write a 50 word blurb or bookmark about. I have done this and I am pleasantly surprised.

Like I mentioned, Squidoo is where I do the bulk of my writing and this blog where I talk about my adventures and what I am doing over there. I am not about to leave Squidoo because it provides most of my online income through lensrank, and various affiliates. BUT...

Even in the short time I have been working on these two other websites I am seeing results that make me want to reassess the time I spend at Squidoo (a lot) and start giving my work at the other websites a higher priority. These are links to where you can sign up with the websites:

You should check them out and if you think they are an option for you, you might want to try them out. To be honest, I can see the income I could be making with these two sites rivalling what I make on Squidoo and I have been working on Squidoo for over 2 years. Although I won't divulge what I make with Squidoo, I've dropped some hints in this blog. One piece of advice that many online marketers will tell you is that you need to diversify your income and not have all your eggs in one basket. I'm pointing you to a couple of extra baskets.

Also, for full disclosure, the links above that take you to the websites are referral links, meaning that if you do sign up that I will get credit for signing up a new member. Using Xomba as an example, you will get half of the Adsense money from clicks and Xomba gets the other half. If you signed up by following my link, 10 percent of Xomba's half would be directed to my account, but your share of the Adsense revenue remains unaffected. I don't forsee making much if anything as far as getting people signed up, but if you sign up other writers/bloggers, you would also get that 10 percent. There is no "downline" shenanighans to worry about and no pyramid aspect. If you want, rather than using my links, just Google either website and sign up that way. All I'm doing is saying hey, you can make some money with these sites. The rest is up to you, but I hope to see you over there.


Bradshaw said...

As a heads up, Xomba just announced they are raising the limits for bookmarks from 50 to 150 words and articles from 150 to 350.
This is a good thing as the search engines probably like the more detailed posts. Still a good deal that you may want to take a look at. I am making some money with these sites.

Scott said...

Nice post. I'm just getting started with both of these sites.

Also, I see you recommend Squidoo. I'm curious if you've tried HubPages and if so, why you prefer Squidoo. I'm trying to decide which I should focus my time on and they seem comparable...

Bradshaw said...

Hey Scott
Yeah, I definitely recommend Squidoo. I've been active on the site for over 2 years and it can make you money just by creating Squidoo webpages alone. Over time they gather some authority with the search engines and the traffic they can generate is awesome. It does take a knack to turn a profit if you just concentrate on Squidoo alone, but by combining all the different websites, you can get a nice little network humming. That's what I'm working on now.

As far as HubPages, I took out an account 2 years ago and did nothing with it (I was having success with Squidoo) but now see I erred by not building up a comparable presence on HubPages as well.

Many on Squidoo are over on HubPages and vice versa. Some swear one or the other is terrific and the other one is crap. I know several people on the Squidoo forum ( - HIGHLY recommended) talk about HubPages and how they are doing and I'm getting a bit smitten with the thought of getting some Hubs up and running. If I can combine Hub building and what I've done on Squidoo, I'll be nicely set up.

As far as Xomba and SheToldMe (and Best Reviewer - a sister site for SheToldMe), I am seeing better results with them as far as Adsense goes than anything I've worked with before.

Previously my Adsense income was usually a daily goose egg, but I am seeing clicks every day. I have bookmarked a lot of stuff on all three sites and my stats show people are coming over. Not a fortune but enough so that I sat up and took notice and picked up my pace on writing content for those sites.

But all things being equal, both Hubpages and Squidoo can work for you. Like I said I've worked with Squidoo for a long time and seeing positive results and I'm ready to expand over to HubPages like others have done. Others are taking the other route and coming to Squidoo.

But both camps seem to be working at Xomba, SheToldMe and Best Reviewer. There are some at those sites that just stick to one or two of the bookmarking sites and according to earnings reports they post they are doing okay. I guess the secret to success in 2010-2011 is "Be Everywhere" lol.

Wow, didn't expect to write a book in reply, but I think I covered the ground you were asking about. Thanks for leaving a comment.

Scott said...

Wow, thanks for the great reply!

Like I said, I'm really just getting started with both my own site, and writing for these others. I can see how being active on a few of these sites can really help build up a web presence. I am eager to get to that point moving forward, but mainly I'm trying to concentrate on a quality foundation of good content.

I worry a little about spreading myself too thin, but my site's focus is pretty narrow (learning Chinese) so these other sites offer a great outlet for other topics.

As for Xomba and SheToldMe - I think when I first heard about them I was only thinking of them in terms of backlinks, but your article points out that a quality written bookmark to ANY site is capable of getting traffic and adsense clicks... I think I'll see what I can do!

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