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shvoong

Website Review   by:arthurchappell    
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Abstract – SHVOONG – http://www.shvoong.com/portfolio/sign-in/ The basic idea of Shvoong is sound enough – write abstracts and detailed book reviews and get paid when readers rate them – there are clearly some very talented writers writing for Shvoong – the rewards they will reap however are sadly negligible. Though some of my reviews attract thousands of readers, few people click on the ratings and when they do, Shvoong pay the writer one measly cent per click – not per read – with 369 reviews on Shvoong, it took me over a year to earn ¢10.00 – the returns are not worth it – It isn’t a quality issue – bad reviews would just get low scores – the fact is that most readers don’t want to enable cookies by clicking on anything at all. Worse, apart from a once in a blue moon competition Shvoong don’t pay very well for what people do sponsor - You’d have to write 20,000 abstracts to make a basic income with no guarantees even then – I have therefore begun the slow process of shifting the bulk of my abstracts to my own web pages, http://www.arthurchappell.clara.net/bookreviews.mainlist.htm where you can still read them, and if inclined to click on something, use my Google Adsense sponsored links, which pay out better than Shvoong and my own page system proves to be much easier to navigate around – Even I can’t find half of my reviews on Shvoong just by using Shvoong search facilities. The Adsense system doesn’t crash anything like as often as Shvoong do. Deleting my Shvoong essays is a very slow and tedious business. Some of mine will still have a duel existence for a while – I will be leaving some on as exclusives to be able to see if Shvoong improve on what they pay out one day too – meanwhile, it was fun – thank you for reading – do please support the writers you read and click on their ratings – they need it. http://www.arthurchappell.clara.net/bookreviews.mainlist.htm
Published: December 23, 2006   
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  1. 1. another writer

    shameless?

    So you write about how Shvoong didn't help you, yet we see, at the end, that the reason for this whole abstract was shameless publicity for your own site.

    0 Rating Monday, April 02, 2007
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