How many Wikinut Nutpoints do we need to receive the first payment?

RathnashikamaniStarred Page By Rathnashikamani, 12th Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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What I know about Wikinut Nutpoints and the earnings.

How many Nutpoints do you need to receive the first payment?

Santosh Acharya asked me two questions while commenting on my Wikinut page.

Here is what he wrote:

How much wikinuts points do we need to have to receive the first payment. For example if we have 200 wikinuts points, how much are we paid? Sometimes I realise some good poems are being rejected and when enquiry is made, they do not respond you the reason? do u have any idea, who is the main editor of the program? Please do kindly inform me about that.

I want to make it clear to all the new Wikinut authors that your Nutpoints have no relation to your earnings.

About Nutpoints and payments, the Wikinut's top technical author and adviser Sam Wormleighton, states thus :

Nutpoints aren't about anyone else really, they're an incentive for each individual author. As authors keep adding to the community the Wikinut site grows, which ultimately yields higher royalty payments to all our authors.

So, never estimate your earnings based on your Wikinut nutpoints.

Your earnings entirely depend on the clicks the visitors make on the ads that appear on your pages.

Here is what the Chief Nut had said on a Wikinut help page titled 3 ways to make money with Wikinut.

Content is the life blood of Wikinut. The more pages we publish, the more traffic Wikinut receives. Each and every page published has targeted adverts automatically added. These adverts generate money, either through clicks or commisions.

So, the more pages you write the better is the chance of getting more clicks on the ads on your pages resulting in good earnings.

Sometimes some good poems are being rejected...

Santosh Acharya also expressed his concern for the rejection of some good poems.

I'm going to write a separate page about my experience regarding the rejection of some of my poems and about how I was, in fact, got inspiration to revise them and got published.

Who is the main editor of the program?

You could have seen this statement "Chief Nut moderated this page" on every unreviewed page of yours and most of the Wikinut guide pages like Wikinut best practice guide and Write and earn money online

As far as I know, Chief Nut Andy Walton, the Wikinut founder is the Chief editor of Wikinut.

And the moderators are:

Mark Gordon Brown
johnnydod
laluls212

moderator Mark Gordon Brown moderated this page.
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author avatar Buzz
12th Oct 2011 (#)

Nah, I've learned not to expect anything at all. If a little poem of mine gets them lots and mine nothing, fine. Period.

Let no one expect much. Just write and when your article is published, good. Period.

It will take you a hundred years before you can earn a decent pounds, but SMILE what you published are IMMORTAL.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
14th Oct 2011 (#)

Thanks Buzz, for enlightening on the bare facts of the earnings through writing online.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
12th Oct 2011 (#)

I so agree with Buzz's comments. If you look at your stats, it will show you how many pennies you make each day/week. And if you bring up your stats right from when you joined, it will give you how much you;ve earned to date. To date, I think I've earned a little over 42 pence!!! But like Buzz says, your pages are IMMORTAL. Keep going my friend - and never expect to be a big earner - on Wikinut or anywhere else, for that matter!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
14th Oct 2011 (#)

Hi Sheila, thank you for adding your Wikinut experience.

May I suggest you to write an article about your ideas about Wikinut for us to know your way of looking at this community.

I found that more pages get you more clicks, so better chance of getting 'pound'ed!

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author avatar Retired
12th Oct 2011 (#)

Good info...thanks for clearing this up Rathnashikamani....

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
14th Oct 2011 (#)

Thanks Starrleena Magyck, having published more than 320 pages, you'll be a better judge to give your opinion on the earnings from Wikinut writing experience.

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author avatar Zach3000
12th Oct 2011 (#)

And how hard is it to become a moderator?

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
14th Oct 2011 (#)

Hi Zach3000, you're right and see what our beloved moderator Mark Gordon Brown has to say.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
12th Oct 2011 (#)

I have rejected poems because sometimes people have the titles all in capital letters, which is not allowed, I always send a message when a page is rejected but most people clearly do not read their messages.

Poetry is a low paying category. Very few people look for poetry on line compared to facts and there is a ton of poetry to find when they do look.
As far as how hard it is. Its a matter of when the system needs more moderators. Trust me, you do not make much money at it, because I have to moderate 10 articles to equal writing 1 of my own, and if the articles are not promoted they dont make money anyhow - I do try to promote my own but find many writers do not promote theirs, so I can make more money by writing 1 of my own and promoting it than by moderating 10 other peoples.
Yet I have made a commitment and will stick to it.

Remember factual articles will get more views.
Also TAG WELL! Many people do not use tags well.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
14th Oct 2011 (#)

I honor your ideas Mark, I'm learning from your feedback and encouraging comments.

I owe you a lot for making me churn out some qualitative pages.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
25th Feb 2012 (#)

thank you for this information Mark...I write because I am passionate about writing and if I get paid, well that is in the hands of the Gods....

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author avatar aking1614
13th Oct 2011 (#)

I don't think any of us will get rich from online article writing. That said, if you are not writing because you love to write, you will quickly be dissuaded.

I also write on Triond and have gotten the question as to why Triond does not pay writers their Google Adsense earnings. My answer is simply because Triond is not Google.

People really need to do some legwork and find out how they earn (and how much) on each site they submit to.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
9th Nov 2011 (#)

ashan1614, getting rich by writing is impossible, I agree.

And as you pointed out rightly people need to learn by experimenting to see how the various websites work differently.

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author avatar amberdextrous
13th Oct 2011 (#)

Thank You for clearing up some common misconceptions, Rath.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
11th Nov 2011 (#)

Hi amberdextrous,

Thank you so mush.

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author avatar Retired
13th Oct 2011 (#)

Excellent and informative. Good comments, too. Sharing the writing is the point--not the money. But let's also hope Wikinut continues to grow and can pay better in future. That would be nice. :)

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author avatar Delicia Powers
13th Oct 2011 (#)

Well said, thank you for this informative article my friend...

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
14th Oct 2011 (#)

Whatever the tall stories of how Wikinut payment like to be, I am not paid any single amount for my work here for nearly 3 months. Paypal is not working here. Is this the only option of payment in the world. The total earnings when calculated is similar to a small amount that can only suffice to buy a three loaves of bread! This wouldn't be an encouraging move to other people who want to shine in writing. Thank you for sharing

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
15th Oct 2011 (#)

learned a lot from this page, thank you dear rathna

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author avatar Bridgitte Williams
17th Oct 2011 (#)

Thanks for the important info!!
:-)

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author avatar Funom Makama
18th Oct 2011 (#)

This is brilliant and the comments here are even more intriguing. Write because you love it and watch how you become good. One benefit I noticed people do not know is the fact that wikinut is much more advantageous in exposing its writers to the search engines. I write for 13 different article sites before coming here as well as doing some ghost writing on business proposals and short dramas/plays and I realized one thing. Whenever I searched my name on the internet (Google, especially) my Ezinearticles profile comes up as the first result, followed by my facebook, LinkedIn, twitter, Goarticles, Searchwarp and even articledashboard. In fact the famous Hubpages in which I have two profiles comes in the 4th page. But after my first publication here in wikinut, I tried it again and only my ezinearticles profile surpassed wikinut as my own first page search result. Now I have 25 articles and still counting, and I believe with time it would boost my search ranking more. I also forgot to mention the fact that my search shows about 13,000 results but now with wikinut, its almost 41,000 results. How? With just 25 articles here?..... The most surprising thing here is that, even my comments on other articles here in wikinut contribute in boosting my search through search engines. So writing for sites like this increases our professionalism and the last time I did a self research and was looking for targeted buyers, all I did was to tell them to search the internet and see what I do (in addition to my already written CV)~~~~ So if you think boosting your internet status is not good, I have given you a reason. Another thing again is, I may think of making my own website, but with a good search ranking, it would not be very challenging to drive traffic to it, when made. So please, wikinut writers, let's remove our minds from the money and focus on making this community great, productive, interesting, a place to be and a place worth staying. This latest development has spur me to be very active in this site and right now, I think I contribute, read other articles and give comments more than writing or re-posting my articles and I am even more committed in doing the former than the later, because activity here increases my search ranking. Besides, with the rate at which this site is going, give it some years time it would be a place where other writers would envy. So keep up the good work moderators and chief nut and as for someone like me, I will do my best to make this place a site to be. To everyone, I suggest we do the same

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
25th Feb 2012 (#)

I agree love, when I enter my name on a search engine, there are 5 to 6 pages of links..

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author avatar Tranquilpen
23rd Oct 2011 (#)

Thank you Rathna, most informative article my friend. You have thousands of nut points, how on earth do you do it?

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author avatar Maria Malone
29th Oct 2011 (#)

Interesting article and comments, thanks!

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author avatar Songbird B
11th Nov 2011 (#)

Rathna, you have done it again! You write a page that just runs and runs..You are such a huge asset to us all here at Wikinut, as you always help raise such valid points and discussions.. Great work as Always my dear friend...

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author avatar Retired
3rd Dec 2011 (#)

nice articles,, thanks for sharing.. I want make 365 article in one year,, that is my goal

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
25th Feb 2012 (#)

Great piece Rathna...thanks for showing the way again...

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author avatar Nitul anand
23rd Jul 2012 (#)

Thanks !
May you help me in offline book (novel) publishing ?

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
4th Sep 2012 (#)

My dear Rathna,
It's now crystal clear, one is not going to make any money in the near future at wikinut.
I also feel this site doesn't provide an opportunity for a writer to grow. The moderators publish most of the articles submitted and the readers comment that the article is fine. With such supportive comments writers get a false sense of security that they are damn good writers although the truth is they need course correction in thought and language. With such crisp comments, fine poem, excellent, well written, the writer is not getting any benefit except his ego gets boosted.
So, if the writer is not going to get any payment nor any help in honing his writing skills, how is the site helping him? What does the writer get in return for posting pages and pages. For example you posted a page giving the names of all hundred Kauravas. It is just trivia, and of no worth as a piece of writing. I see so may pages here, how to feed pets and how to keep your washing machine going.
In any Military operation, the first thing while writing the ops orders is to define the primary aim. What is the main aim? of course, there can be a couple of secondary aims.
I think the aim for writers here is to see their work published notwithstanding the quality and value of content. The secondary aim is to make a few bucks if and when possible.
Am I right or do I sound too cynical?
I think I called a spade a spade. Just see, why David has left us for greener pastures.
BTW, the Chief Nut looks too young to be a chief of anything even of nuts. Just kidding.

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author avatar John
26th Sep 2013 (#)

I agree with Rama. I see basic grammatical mistakes in articles published and people applaud the work. If the website's main aim is to generate clicks then i understand. On the other hand, if its truly to help writers to hone their skills and also contribute articles of a certain quality, then the benchmark set is quite low.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
25th Oct 2012 (#)

I wonder why no one has responded to my comment of 4th Sept.

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author avatar vpaulose
2nd Jan 2013 (#)

Thank you dear Rathna for this. I miss you for long. Wish you a Happy New Year.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
3rd Mar 2013 (#)

The whole subject of payments amused me so much I wrote a poem called ...The amazing Stats Counter ...just for fun. I write because I love to write . If I did it for money . I would have to sit in the street with my begging bowl . So I say ...Write and enjoy .
Bless you
Stella

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author avatar John
26th Sep 2013 (#)

hi

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author avatar Geeta Rao
1st Jul 2014 (#)

I have written 19 pages n have got good no of clicks but still my earnings are very less. I hope this site is not biased towards Asian writers.

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