Thursday, 23 January 2014

TreasurePen - better than Facebook and Twitter for monetising your content.

Have you heard of a site called TreasurePen? No? Well let me introduce you to it. TreasurePen is a social media website, a concept we are all familiar with and it allows you to post your opinions or articles on your own dedicated page, similar to running your own blog in many respects.

There are no minimum or maximum number of words that have to be used, whereas with Twitter for example you are stuck with that character limit of 140 and on Facebook if your status update is too long, it looks like an essay. Anything you write or choose to add to the site is entirely up to you and other members of the site are able to comment in response to your post, again similar to your blog, though you don’t need to be a blogger to join you must however be aged 13 and over. 

TreasurePen describes themselves as follows:

“TreasurePen is a cross between a micro-blogging website like Twitter and a fully fledged Blog containing lengthy articles” and its goal “To provide a platform for bloggers and social media users to earn revenues from their own content”.

But the main point about TreasurePen is that you can monetize your content. Now most of us are members of other sites on the internet I am sure, filling in surveys for 50p here and there and taking part in market research or indeed sponsored posts for our blogs. Once you have joined TreasurePen, which is free and takes seconds to do, you upload your articles to your own page and then ads are placed above or below those posts and you, as the author receive 70% of the revenue generated by those ads. How are the ads selected many of you will want to know, it all depends on the things that are of most interest to the readers, based on Google’s profiling of the reader. So if you are interested in travel and travelling then the ads will be travel related, same if you like books, cars and so on. There are further ways to earn additional revenue and one is to introduce new users to the site which could get you an extra 5% of the revenue they generate of the ads on their page. 

Once you begin to generate your income from this site you can decide to keep it all for yourself or you can donate it to charity and when you sign up and complete the membership application you can nominate your choose charity for all of your proceeds to go to. Naturally the amount you generate will be solely down to how active you are on the site and how well your promote yourself and become part of the community.

For those of us who blog, or even for those of you who don’t but would like an outlet to vent, say your piece, make comments and observations or even have your own little space to get your thoughts and feelings out, this is a nice idea and another avenue to get into and from what I have seen so far, I like. To join TreasurePen, simply click HERE or to learn more about TreasurePen there is a youtube video which you can find HERE .



  1. Interesting post! I will try to join when I have some spare time!

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  2. Aww this is similar to something else I looked into. I can't for the life of me remember what it was called though lol.

    Louise x

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  3. Hmm never heard of this before. Good idea.. not sure whether it is something that will take off though. We'll see :p xx

  4. This sounds quite interesting, I will definitely check it out. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This sounds interesting, I will have to look into it when I have some time! x


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