I haven't spent much time on Bukisa since I initially started The Bukisa Experiment and earlier today was alerted that the Bukisa index was lowered to 3.65 for February.
Dropping Bukisa Index?
First it was 4.0 (I believe), then 3.95 and now 3.65. Is this a problem? This doesn't really concern me because I know a new site has to attract members at first and then may need to scale back their payout levels awaiting their own payments through revenue sources. I'm hopeful that as the site continues to grow, the index will climb up OR that there will be enough traffic that the existing index payment rates will be worthwhile. I'd also love it if they incented further based on actual revenue. Hopefully that is going to eventually be the case.
I didn't think I'd hit payout this month and heard that the person that signed me up has just hit her first payout so I decided that in February I'd kick my efforts up a notch. But, this morning I got an e-mail from Bukisa support who wanted to pay me early if I was interested because I was already close to the payout level. Talk about a nice surprise!
An early payout is pretty rare and this further demonstrates the great personalized service I've been raving about regarding this site so of course I agreed. This is a good call by this company to keep people interested and hype up people like myself who started out strong but have let Bukisa slide to the back burner. If site members feel it's nearly impossible to reach payout, they won't bother and if they only move along slowly, they'll quickly lose interest. When people reach payout sooner than anticipated, they'll most often get right back at their efforts so they can reach payout again so this was a very good call by Bukisa.
If you haven't yet joined, I'd be pleased to have you as part of my network. Click here to join. It doesn't cost you any of your earnings to join under someone. My % comes out of Bukisa's end, not yours. And then the more people you recruit, the more money you make.
P.S.: I regularly browse through articles in my network and give them social bookmarking love :)
Bukisa: More than spare change...
This site is bringing me some cash with my articles, yes, but it's also bringing me a good deal of page views on my various blogs according to my site statistics so those page views are bringing me Bukisa earnings, and when they click one of my links and get onto my own sites they bring me potential earnings through Google Adsense on my other sites as well as my other affiliate programs. There's also the backlink value from an SEO perspective and as the author of more than a dozen blogs, I LOVE backlinks.
Are you making money on Bukisa yet? Beyond the eHow writer compensation program and Bukisa, what other pay per page view writing programs have you found lucrative?