Being a writer just got better, there is a new platform that has been introduced by Opera called Opera News Hub that aims to help writers make more money from writing. Opera launched Opera News Hub sometime last month in Nigeria, a new online media platform where content creators can reach over 350 million people and ever since then, many Nigerians have benefitted from it.
Opera News Hub is similar to Scooper PGC Program that I wrote about some time ago, Scooper PGC Program is still on and accepting more writers but I must say that becoming a writer for Opera News Hub is easier than becoming one for Scooper. In this article, I’m going to brief you on what Opera News Hub is and how you can make money from it.
What is Opera News Hub?
Opera News Hub is an open platform for people to consume, create and share content. Empowered by cutting-edge recommendation algorithms, Opera News Hub helps creators target audience and helps users find the content that matches their interests.
Opera News Hub is a microblogging platform connecting thought leaders and content creators from a wide variety of interest categories with an active audience of over 163 million users rewarding engagement with revenue and exposure. To break down that definition for you, Opera News Hub pays you for the content you create, it’s as easy as that.
How do you make revenue on Opera News Hub?
You get paid in two ways and they are; Fee Per Article & Bonus Per Performance, terms and conditions apply.
- Fee Per Article:- Get paid for every article you write on the Opera News Hub.
- Bonus Per Performance:- Get paid based on the performance of your articles on Opera News Hub.
You don’t have to worry about promoting your articles as Opera will help you do that by putting the article on Opera News. Opera News utilizes an AI-technology-powered recommendation system to help creators distribute their content to a highly targeted audience.
Their algorithm reviews each content before it is published. For higher impressions and clicks, post your creation, and improve the quality of your content. Try to make your content the most current, informative or entertaining, credible and engaging, meanwhile, avoid any grammar or spelling mistakes especially in titles. With more high-quality content, you have a better chance of receiving more impressions and clicks. I suggest you do your research: post content often, keep an eye on your analytics, and understand what content resonates with your audience.
Sometimes, your post can get rejected but you shouldn’t worry about that as every post must first go through the Opera News Review System before it can reach millions of Opera News users. Each post published in Opera News is first examined by machines and human editors against their content standards.
If problems like misleading headlines, vulgar content, advertisements, and low-quality content are identified, the post will either be rejected or it will be flagged for revision by the editors before being published. Posts that have been published on Opera News, if reported by their users, will also be flagged for revision by the editors. Frequent offenders of Opera News’ content policies will have their “Conduct Point” score reduced and may even have their account suspended.
How are my earnings calculated?
Your posts on Opera News Hub will receive payment based on their performance. Many factors affect your posts’ revenue on Opera News Hub, including but not limited to the type and quality of your content. If you can create original, high-quality content with an exciting premise that attracts the interest of users, you will be paid. The better your content, the better your earning potential. You can keep an eye on the performance of your content under the “Content Library” tab on your Opera News Hub dashboard page.
Your pay will include 2 parts: Traffic bonus + Engagement bonus
Part1: Traffic bonus
Traffic bonus will be based on how many clicks one article gets. For example:
- If your article is with 1 click, the article will get traffic bonus 0.036₦
- If your article is with 100 clicks, the article will get traffic bonus 3.6₦
- If your article is with 1,000 clicks, the article will get traffic bonus 36₦
- If your article is with 10,000 clicks, the article will get traffic bonus 360₦
- If your article is with 25,000 clicks, the article will get 2.5 * 360 = ₦ 900
Since opera news hub is a big platform, it’s relatively easy to get more than 10,000 clicks. You can refer to some real examples of an article that are more than 10,000 clicks.
NOTE: A simple and quick tips to improve your article click is to share to social network and/or forward to your friends, all those clicks are counted.
Part2: Engagement bonus
Extra pay will be based on how many engagements did your article harvest in Opera News. Only articles with more than 100 engagements will be eligible for the engagement bonus. For an article with more than 100 engagements, it will be paid ₦ 1800 per 100 engagement. For example:
- If your article is with 20 engagements, the article will not get engagement bonus
- If your article is with 250 engagements, the article will get 2.5 * 1800 = ₦ 4500 as engagement bonus
NOTE: A simple and quick tip to improve your article click is to share to social network and/or forward to your friends, which will bring more engagements for your article (share, comments)
OPay payments will be processed by our payment team after your total income reaches 2000 naira. We suggest OPay for the quickest processing time. Payment information may be added by going to ‘Account’ > ‘OPAY ACCOUNT’ > ‘Link your Opay account’.
One thing to keep in mind is to please make sure you fill in the correct payment withdrawal information. You shall bear all losses that result from any errors in the payment account information provided by you.
Once your total earnings reach 2000 Naira, Opera will confirm your total income for the previous month on the 1st to the 15th (GMT/UTC) of each month and will pay you through OPay at the end of this month. OPay payments will be processed by their payment team after review your income.
When will I receive payment?
An Opera News account will be able to apply for monetization on the Feature page once it reaches 10000 clicks per article. When the income amount reaches 5000 Naira, you can apply for withdrawal.
Besides, each of your articles will receive Opera’s engagement bonus for more than 100 engagements (Unique User). In Opera News, engagement includes Like, Share, Comment, and Favorites.
Therefore, there is hope that in addition to increasing the output of the article, you will increase your interaction with the readers, which will increase your earnings in Opera News.
You are welcome to share their self-media platforms and articles through your social media. Articles you share on other social media platforms will also be counted as traffic bonuses, meaning that the more you share, the more clicks you get. The more traffic bonuses you get, so I strongly encourage you to share your articles.
This is part of an effort to strengthen the requirements for monetization so spammers, impersonators, and other fake accounts can’t hurt the ecosystem or take advantage of creators while continuing to reward those who make the platform great.
To be eligible for monetization on Opera News, creators must also comply with their policies. Opera News reserves the right to disable monetization for accounts that do not follow their policies.
Once submitted, your withdrawal request will be processed by their payment team, and you may expect to receive your earnings by the end of the month.
They want every payment to be transferred as quickly as possible; we have, however, very little control over the actual payment processing banks and are unable to force your transactions through.
They suggest OPay (Download here) for the quickest processing time. Payment information may be changed by going to ‘Earnings’ > ‘Earning Settings’.
One thing to keep in mind: please make sure you fill in the correct payment withdrawal information. You shall bear all losses that result from any errors in the payment account information provided by you.
How to become a writer for Opera News Hub
- Go to hub.opera.com.
- Login with your Facebook account or create a Facebook account.
- Confirm your login info, complete your wemedia info, personal info and wait for account approval and you are good to go.
I hate to see when many readers on our blog ask for money or something like that, here is an opportunity for you to actually make some cash some may even call it ‘side hustle’, just try your possible best to get the most out of this offer. If you have any questions about account registration, please contact their staff by phone – +234 816 018 8874 or email – [email protected].
Please make use of this God-given opportunity and use it wisely, Nigerians are prone to abusing things especially the good ones, so be wise. Don’t forget to share this with your friends also using any of the share buttons below.