Disclaimer: All words written here are my own. Nobody (not even Travelicious) persuaded me to write in this manner. I am just telling my firsthand experience with the site to hopefully clarify all doubts and whatnots about it.
This is the third and the last (I think) part of the Travelicious series and I am hoping to cover the reason that led me to the decision to take the risk. I am not saying that you HAVE to do the same as I did but at least, consider it for your own situation.
We all try to find a legit paying website to earn money. Some of us may purely rely on these sites to get us through so to think of spending just a bit of money is a crazy idea.
The initial idea behind Travelicious is that it pays you to write 1000-word travel article in exchange of A$40. However, during the application process, it also tells you that you need to pay for roughly $12 so you can buy your own domain. And yes, it is mandatory to do so to proceed to the application.
Looking at it from a perspective, nobody wants to spend money FIRST before getting paid. Heck, I didn’t want to either. And that was the reason why it took me a couple of days before I made the final decision to go for it. But then, if I was thinking that way, what made me change the decision?
I did a bit of research and so far, all the reviews tell me one thing: Travelicious pays for the FIRST article quickly. So it is also tantamount that if I go through the entire thing (ie buy a domain and write an article), I will receive payment for it. Probably not the entire A$40 as I initially expected but I still receive a form of compensation.
Apart from getting enough money to cover the domain expenses, I still earn “some money” in exchange for the 1000-word article I send as my first contribution to Travelicious. So if I get a PAID domain for the entire year and then get paid roughly A$25 for a 1000-word travel article (even if it was a one-off), is it still a loss? I think not.
My future with Travelicious is unknown. I am not sure whether I’ll qualify to get more writing assignments or even keep my blog updated. But one thing is for certain: I earned something through Travelicious easily.
For now, I intend to use the paid domain as much as I can as it has been paid for anyway. There’s nothing to lose (IMO) and if I can find “better” writing opportunities through this, then it is great! But if I don’t, then I can make the appropriate decision once it is time for my domain to expire. I have a year to worry about that anyway!
I’d be happy to answer any more questions about the Travelicious experience. Also, feel free to drop by my freshly created travel and food blog.