I was looking over my income at Triond and it continues to impress me how it is slowly growing even though I only add an article there every now and then. I've been writing for Triond since 2008 (read my review of Triond here) and didn't really give it a lot of thought or attention since I made much more money at Constant-Content and other writing sites. Triond was just one of those sites where I earned a few extra dollars a month for very few articles. Then, a while back, Triond added Google Adsense earnings in addition to the monthly earnings. After a couple of months of receiving Google Adsense earnings through Triond, I started looking at the site as having serious income earning potential.
My Earnings at Triond
When Triond added Google Adsense (paid through your Google account, the other income at Triond is paid to you through PayPal monthly), my income at Triond doubled. I only have 33 articles at Triond but the pay began to add up. Two of my articles have done really well there - one has earned $61.81 in the time it has been on the site - and the others have earned a few dollars here and there. But what surprised me most is that the earnings - not including Adsense - are approximately $2.50 per 1,000 views. While not a fortune, it is much higher than Associated Content pays even if you are in the upper ranks there.
All of my articles on Triond are published on other writing sites as well, so they are doing double (earning) duty for me. I don't spend time writing articles just for Triond, so my earnings are basically just for the time I spend loading the article. Yet, even though the articles are seconds, I still do pretty good with them there. I'm sure if I put only original content on Triond and didn't place it anywhere else, I would probably earn even more there.
The One Snag about Writing for Triond
At Triond, you have to post your article there FIRST before you are able to post it on any other site. Sometimes it can take a day or two for the article to pass through the editorial process - sometimes it goes through right away. It depends upon how busy the site is. Once the article is posted on Triond, you are free to post it on any other site that allows reprints. You always own all rights to any article you post on Triond.
Writing for Triond
You do not have to apply and be accepted in order to write for Triond. You simply sign up and start submitting. They do Copyscape every article before it is posted to make sure it is original, then it is posted on the site. Triond has a large array of topics you can write under, so you can pretty much write about anything there. Triond pays monthly through PayPal and you must have a Google Adsense account if you want to earn Adsense money.
If you are looking for another writing site to increase your freelance earnings, I would recommend trying Triond. You won't get rich, but you will earn some extra money.