At the suggestion of one of my blogger friends, last month I applied to be a NewsBreak contributor as a way to monetize my writing. As I’m now a stay at home mom, I love that it has offered me the flexibility to write whenever I have time, with no deadlines or quotas to hit. I hadn’t heard of the NewsBreak app before my friend shared about it with me, but I have enjoyed staying up to date on local and national news through it. You can also access it on the web if you don’t want to download the app.
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Why Be a Contributor
This platform is seeking contributors that share local news stories in both article and video formats. I chose the article format because that’s what I enjoy more, but there is a separate application to be a video contributor – I know a lot of you truly excel in that realm!
You get paid based on a few factors, but it boils down to how valuable they feel your content is along with the amount of page views you receive. If your content covers a meaningful topic, your article can be included in their daily newsletter which gets you automatic exposure. I recently wrote a piece about little-known pet-friendly businesses and that got included in the newsletter.
They provide you with helpful analytics for each article, and as you can see below, I’ve been able to get some decent traction in just over a month.
There is no charge to sign up or apply as a contributor, but in order to apply for monetization on the platform, you must post at least 10 articles and gain 100 verified followers. I was able to accomplish this in about a week. When you post content that resonates with people, they are fairly quick to follow you on this site, which is helpful! More information on their requirements can be found here.
After I applied for monetization, they approved my application in around 2-3 weeks, so it does take a little time to go through. They send payouts via Tipalti and you will get paid on the 15th of the month for the previous month’s earnings. Learn more about their monetization terms here.
I’ve earned money in just the first month of writing, so to me that’s better than a lot of other outlets I’ve tried in the past that take so much time to get established. I appreciate that they give you all the tools needed to easily publish content and though they do review each post before it goes live, it generally takes less than 24 hours and usually closer to 4 hours for them to mark it as live once you submit it.
Before you go, this is another one of my favorite apps to earn money each week. Have you heard of NewsBreak? Do you think you’ll apply to be a contributor or maybe just be a consumer of their content? Let me know if I can help with any questions about NewsBreak! If you join, let me know and I’ll be glad to be your first follower!