Second earnings paid

by simon.nixon

We are pleased to announce that the second round of writer earnings have been paid today. Over the last 24 hours you should have noticed a change in your balance in the My Earnings section of your My Simonseeks page. This reflects your share of the revenue earned by the site during September. The top-earning guide in September earned £20.27, compared to £12.07 in our first round of payments, which is an encouraging sign. Please note that these earnings do not necessarily represent a writer’s overall ranking on the site. Read my previous blog to find out more about how we calculate your payments.

How you’ll get paid

Once your earnings have been calculated, your Simonseeks balance will be credited. You can see this in the My Earnings page of My Simonseeks (you must be logged in to use this facility). This will take place on a monthly basis. You will be able to request payment when your balance exceeds the minimum amount that can be paid. This is currently set to £1.00. When you request payment, we send the money to you via PayPal. You’ll receive an email from us confirming the request - the email will contain full instructions on how to claim your funds.

You must have a PayPal account to be paid from Simonseeks. If you request payment from Simonseeks but have not set up a PayPal account, don’t be alarmed. You will receive an email instructing you how to set up an account. If you already have a PayPal account, you will have the option of logging in and using this.

You can set up a PayPal account here.

What you can do

After the first round of payments, our editorial team compiled a list of the top-earning guides and produced a blog with advice on how to make your guide a high earner. Take a look at this and keep your eye out for another blog in the next few days on September’s top earning guides. Keep checking the Simonseeks blog section regularly for top tips and advice from the team.

Guides on city breaks are proving to be popular and some of the site’s best earners. Please take a look at our wish list of guides to find out what our readers are searching for as well as the types of guides we think the site needs.

What we’re doing

Since our launch date we’ve been inundated with some truly inspiring and practical guides. We’ve had a huge editorial battle on our hands and, as some of you have experienced, there was a delay in editing your guides.

We are now pleased to tell you we are on top of the backlog and guides are being edited within five days of submission. We can’t see any reason why we can’t stick to that, but please bear with us if there is a slight delay, especially if you submit your guide at the start of the weekend.

Thank you to all writers for your patience over the summer, and for the support you continue to show to Simonseeks.

Simonseeks has also been named Website of the Year by The Good Web Guide. More than 1,000 websites from around the world vied for the title, but the judges decided the Simonseeks concept, involving you, the writers, was the best. Read more on the blog. We have decided to divide the £1,000 prize money between our writers so next month’s earnings will be boosted by this. The percentage of the £1,000 you receive will be proportionate to your overall earnings on the site.

As always, please let us know what you think and leave a comment below. We look forward to hearing from you.