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I have taken a part-time job, and it's definitely affecting my blogging time. I'll continue to post here as I am able.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Shareapic vs Shared Images

I've been only moderately happy with Shareapic, and have been looking for another image host that would pay for views. While cleaning out some emails today I discovered that I already was a member of Shared Images ( I believe that I signed up for them as the result of a writing assignment many months ago to review the site.

Well! I liked what I saw about the payment options, although it is difficult to predict exactly how well one would do there since there is a scale that measures "quality of traffic." And I'm not even going to tell you more about this site because I really don't want to go back there, or send you there. In fact I've asked them to delete my account.

I had set up an album there as a result of the assignment, but had never uploaded a picture. So I did that. It was mildly annoying since the maximum size is 1MB, which meant that if I were going to use them every photo from my camera would need to be resized and saved before uploading- a real space waster unless I took the time to delete each one after uploading.

But the final straw was when I viewed the image to see what kinds of ads they would serve to gain their income. It was pornography, plain and simple.

I know that the ads at Shareapic are sometimes a bit racy. I know that they accept ads from some places that I believe to be scams. But at least the girls in their ads have a few threads of fabric over certain places. No such luck at Shared Images. And the poses are not artistic if you get my drift. I'm no prude; I'm fine with fine art. This was not art.

So for now I will put up with the inability to organize my galleries (albums) at Shareapic, and the sometimes annoying ads. But I'll keep looking for another option to earn a few pennies with my pictures.

Shareapic Temporarily Suspends Payments

web ad income July 15 (4 blogs, 2 web sites, writing):
Adsense $.15
Adgitize $.56
Project Wonderful $.02
Shareapic $.02
Clixsense $.04
Chitika $.09
Total: $.88


John | English Wilderness said...

I haven't tried either Shareapic or Shared Images. I prefer to host my own photos so I have complete control.

Quite a few of the images on English Wilderness now lead to a separate site. Here's an example.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

So you basically set up your own page on a domain of yours and are just serving it with ads? There's a decent idea! I doubt that I could make a penny a day off it, but I sure would be happier with the ads, and so would those who visit the page.

John | English Wilderness said...

$14.37 earnings in 17 weeks. I started with 35 pictures in May, up to 160 now. That's $0.12 per day :-)