Forbes.com contributor says publishing platform ‘allows me to make OK money working part time’
Lewis Dvorkin writes that Forbes.com's contributor system, in which people with expertise in particular fields blog for Forbes.com (and some get paid), is a "disruptive model," with 850 contributors who have helped increase traffic by 50 percent to 25 million unique monthly visitors. Ken Rapoza says in a testimonial: "It keeps me in journalism working for a major, well-read brand. I average over 240,000 visitors a month. I probably have more people reading me here than I did at Dow Jones and the Journal. ... It allows me to make okay money working part time." Forbes.com pays certain contributors a fee every month, with bonuses for making visitor targets, and requires that contributors write a certain number of posts each month and interact with the audience in comments.