There is an interesting new service available to the writers and bloggers online. These kind of services are popping up all over the internet but few are quite as together looking as OONDI. The service promises if you write original content for their website you will get the credit as the author and you will receive 100 percent of all advertising revenue your articles get.
OODNI is in beta and has certainly got a great looking interface. Very slick. I was thinking of signing up for the service myself but I don’t really want to have to create new content other than my blog for which I might get paid if someone takes an interest. Generally writers are paid by the word for the institution they are contracted to.
A couple of great features of OONDI include: RSS Feeds of individuals’ article pages, multiple channels for varied content and a simple, clean and easy to understand interface. The site has a similar mission to many other sites like NewsVine.
What do they get?
The OONDI website is not entirely clear on what they get out of the deal. As so many web 2.0 companies are similarly structured with transparent business plans, I am not sure what to make of OONDI’s. If the author takes all the credit and the money, what is left for the company? Their website says “If you’re a very skilled writer earning 12,000 USD per month is not out of the question, although you’ll need to build a loyal audience first.”
With all due respect to OONDI, that is an insult to writers. Most writers do not make 12 thousand dollars a month, and I find it highly unlikely they are going to cough up that kind of money for little gain for themselves.
Keep an eye on OONDI, they may fade into the internet abyss or they may start to thrive and prove me wrong. But don’t be fooled into going to write thinking you if you work your proverbial ass off you will make 12 thousand dollars a month. This blogger’s opinion both life experience and from internet life experience would call that far too good to be true.