I’ve just signed up at Bhokta, a relatively new site which pays you for articles that you write. You can write about anything that you wish, submit it and after it has been reviewed and checked to see that it hasn’t been copied from anywhere else, it’s published and you receive immediate payment via Paypal.
This is one of the things I like about Bhokta – it pays immediately. There is no waiting until the end of the month or until you have reached a minimum amount. The amount you get paid for each article varies from $1 to $4, depending on the number of words and there is a maximum payout of $100 per week.
Apart from the payment, the other advantages are the links generated to your site from Bhokta plus the chance to increase your traffic. You can also write reviews of Bhokta if you have a site with a Google Page Rank – the amount you get paid depends on the PR.
It seems to me that it’s a good opportunity. Compared to writing paid reviews on your blog, perhaps the amount paid is not the same, but this is far outweighed by the fact that you can write about any subject you wish – you are not constrained in any way, plus you can write as many as you wish and don’t have to wait around for a suitable opportunity to come along.
You don’t need to be an expert for your articles to be published, but I would think that it is better to write about subjects that you have a reasonable amount of knowledge about in order to establish some kind of ‘authority’ and gain quality and repeat traffic.
It’s free to join, so do try it. And what does the word Bhokta mean? Well, apparently it means ‘happiness’ or ‘enjoyment’ in Sanskrit – so now you know!