I am so mad. I reviewed the site that was supposed to be an all in one deal and discovered not only did they hardly put any content into the site, they didn’t even use wordpress as advertised. The pages were all raw html. Now I need to have someone convert the pages into a wordpress theme so I can maybe salvage this terrible site. It’s going to take a lot of work on my part to make it happen, which completely defeats the original purpose. The only decent fiverr gigs I found for this were going to cost multiple gigs. I am reaching out to the vendors for pricing, if it’s over $20, I’ll do it myself.
For the other site, which I personally worked on building, the only problem I’ve had so far is that 2 out of the 3 articles I ordered on fiverr were grammatically terrible. My advice for anyone using fiverr is make sure the seller is either in the U.S. or is highly rated. Read the comments and reviews to determine if they’re legit or not. I’m getting close to completely swearing off the site, but I am giving it a couple more shots first.
I was hoping this side project for passive income would be achievable with minimal effort, so far that does not seem to be the case.
I also have an update on the articles on infobarrel.com. I wrote a 3 articles a few weeks ago, I earned $0.03 in the first week, but then I haven’t earned anything since. I think the problem is that since there are always new articles being added, unless you keep up with it, the income is likely to die off. Thus, it’s not really passive income anymore, and if you’re going to do all of that writing, why not put up a fiverr gig and at least get $5 for each article. Better yet, just start a blog.
So far my quest for other sources of passive income are not showing many results. I will continue to build out the 2 niche sites, and give them some time to gain some search ranking, but I’m not betting my retirement on it.