DocCash – Make Money with Your Documents

Docstoc, the site that lets you upload and share documents, has opened a new service call DocCash, which allows you to make money off those documents.

Docstoc has partnered with Google as one of their partners on the Adsense API. Now when you upload documents to Docstoc, you share in the revenue whenever someone clicks on one of the Google Ads on your documents. Docstoc splits the revenue with each user 50/50.

If you already have an Adsense account you use on your website or blog, you can associate it to your Docstoc profile. If you don’t already have an Adsense account, Docstor will help you sign up for an account and connect it to your profile. Any documents you upload under your Docstoc profile will then be tied to your DocCash account, and when anyone clicks on the ads around your documents you make cash.

Docstoc is not the first Google revenue sharing service. Many Internet forums share their AdSense revenue with their users. Unless you’re uploading a ton of documents, you’re not going to make a ton of money with DocCash. However, it is good to see Docstoc trying to reward their members. After all, they’re the ones who supply all the content.


46 thoughts on “DocCash – Make Money with Your Documents”

  1. Good to know about this..but you might also consider
    Number 1 revenue sharing site flixya.com.
    They share 100%.
    http://www.flixya.com

    i like other site called http://www.scribd.com/ however they do not have revenue sharing plan yet..may be they might.

    But again check out flixya.com as well.

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    1. Michael Zhao says:

      Indeed. I will look into this.

      Michael Zhao’s last blog post: Go Hard or Go Home.

    2. Seems like a better payout. Thanks I will look into that flixya.com

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    3. I have visited and read many useful articles at Scribd.com . they can surely be a hit if they come up with a idea of revenue sharing.

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    4. Have you tried this? What are they like?

    5. Cam Birch says:

      A better share is certainly nice. They don’t indicate what the pie looks like though. So many great ideas and so little time to research them. Thanks for the ideas.

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  2. by the way–flixya.com is the first and only one to share 100% of the revenue.

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    1. Jake Stone says:

      Well, they still have a long way to go if they want to reach 200%. Keep up the good work and don’t go cheap with the tomatoes, salsa is nothing without them.

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      1. Haa Jake.
        flixya isn’t about reaching 200%.
        Its the first and only social media site that lets you keep 100% of the revenue off your content.
        Now who knows what the futur eholds. Who knew GM would be in this state…
        You are right-that salsa is good with good tomatoes. May be organic??? 🙂

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        1. Jake Stone says:

          Oh… and I was so excited. Just think of it, the first time in marketing history someone would have come up a monetary machine that would go on forever.

          While we wait for that miracle to happen, let’s grab a beer an a bowl of lettuce (guess you didn’t see that combination coming).

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  3. Greg Ellison says:

    It looks like a good idea. I might have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing. Greg Ellison

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    1. Eric says:

      This is a pointless piece of information. If I want to make money with my “docs” then I will PUT IT ON MY OWN F’ING WEBSITE!

      Imagine how much money you could make if you opt’zd your docs for keywords? ……..Targeted Traffic!

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  4. Thats a pretty cool program. I have a lot of files I share with others, this is a good why to try and make some money off it.

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    1. Cam Birch says:

      I like where your thoughts are headed. I build and package up several documents a week for various customers and such. Except for the occasional proprietary document most could be shared easily with the “world” and the information might just drive traffic and sales…

      I’m going to spend some time on this idea. This could be a crossover between my RL and MMO lives. Hmm.

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      1. Jake Stone says:

        Like Eric said up there, he would put the content up to his fine website. Explaining things to customers makes perfect general content for your own website. More info, more expertize, more trust and more sales.

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  5. Pete says:

    Thanks for sharing this info, John. I do wonder if it has any actual application in my case, but will keep this on the back burner. Would love to hear if anyone roll this out on a large basis and actually make relatively decent money.

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  6. Jake Stone says:

    I took a glance and read it first as DouCash, which immediately projected huge doughnuts on my retina. I thought that finally there was an affiliate program for me and Oprah. No such luck…

    Jake Stone’s last blog post: Business cards for book publishers

  7. Jason Nazar says:

    John thanks for the post – just FYI we’ve got some great tools like Sync and Onclick that let users upload docs in bulk to make it easier to make money.

    Jason (from Docstoc)

  8. blackysky says:

    it won’t scale…. why click an ad if you want to download a document ….. they should have a program that pay to dowanload quality document….. anyway sharing revenue with adsense is not a good business…. many try it and many fail…

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  9. DocCash and many other revenue sharing websites try to attract as many users as possible and that’s why they encourage their members to upload documents in exchange for a share of advertising revenue.

    This concept is not new and has been around for a while now. What I think is interesting is that, like you said, you should upload a ton of docs in order to make a considerable amount of money.

    But, what I can see here is that these kinds of websites are very good opportunities for every website owner who wants to get established on the Internet.

    You see, you should forget about trying to make a few bucks here and there for uploading your own content. Think outside the box. If you have a particular website or product, you need visitors. You need traffic.

    What you can do is that you should mention your website or brand name in your documents in a way that attracts the attention of the readership. Not only it helps for branding purposes, but also you would be get some targeted traffic.

    So, these services can be used as means of marketing in a very smooth, but smart way. That’s how big businesses are doing at the moment.

    John, thank you for your valuable content in this article that shows a new opportunity for smart marketers.

    Cheers,

    Hooshmand

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  10. If there is a way to make money it’s worth giving a try.

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  11. Michael Zhao says:

    Another way to make money! Hey, you can’t lose on this one either!

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  12. Asswass says:

    @internetsalsa Sharing 100% revenue is not sharing, that’s giving everything away.

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    1. You are right..I meant to say that you will keep 100% of ad revenue generated by your content . But please keep in mind that no matter how good the deal is, the bottom line is that you need traffic (quality), otherwise you won’t make a penny.
      I have made money with revver in the past, and i m still making with them but revver is slowing down these days.
      I have also tried flixya, and I m happy with them too, coz I have lots of videos and I have a nice traffic. You can embed videos from other sites into flixya…
      Anyways–enough about flixya now. I need to look for some nice tomatoes….

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  13. Caden Grant says:

    Looks decent. Might have to try it 🙂

  14. Cam Birch says:

    Very interesting idea. I’ll have to check out what they are looking for and how they are driving traffic to this site. Depending on that I might find some interesting documents to upload. Maybe combine the document money making with some product advertising or affiliate stuff…

    Cam Birch’s last blog post: Steps To Business Success – What’s In A Name

  15. Just as you said you can’t expect to earn that much . Unless you have tons of documents which are in turn surfed by tons of readers .Give it a go any way !

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  16. ivan walsh says:

    business planning docs and other recession related docs will be in demand, ie dowloaded alot.

  17. I assume that any document can be upload it like ebooks and the like. Is there also articles that can be upload it and viewed by readers? It would be interesting a Ezine articles that pays you besides getting the backlink.

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  18. How is this service superior to http://docs.google.com/ ?

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    1. Michael Zhao says:

      Well, get the facts, then compare it side by side, and then write about it on you site. Let us all know what you find.

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    2. And lord only knows what Google is doing with your docs anyway.

  19. game-girl says:

    If there is an opportunity to make money on should take the chance.

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  20. That’s cool, but it’s not for me right now. It’ll probably come in handy in the near future though.

  21. Benjamin Cip says:

    With this program, I see a great oportunity to either promote your blog and make some extra cash. Include some affiliate links in the documents, great making money tips, and link to your blog and wait for the results. I noticed on your video that we can Tweet the documents, so my question is : Are the links like the one (bit.ly.com or Tinyurl.com) I often see on Twitter? These links always redirect you to another site.

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  22. Can’t imagine tons of documents necessary to earn reasonable money

  23. fas says:

    But how safe are your docs? Safer then Google Docs?

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  24. Paul Ubiadas says:

    this is great!

    I am just going to upload my documents and then I am going to earn. The big question is when can you cash in or are they paying at all?

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  25. John, is this a paid review?

    If not, then I would suggest a better site. Sharenotes.com
    You upload your notes and you get paid way better for it. $50 per 100 notes uploaded.

  26. Tinh says:

    This program looks like PDF Ads that Yahoo has just get it retired

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  27. Ricky says:

    wow..i didnt know this.wish scribd would have a similar thing.

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    1. watches says:

      I have the same problem as yours.

  28. "H" says:

    Wow, John. My first impression is “How is John coming up with this kind of things over and over?” You must have known many others.

    Anyway, if you have nothing to lose trying, by all means, try.

    I have some important message to share. So, I will share with this tool. Thanks,

  29. Another great way to earn money but I think zulu have also applied this one and was not successful so far.

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  30. Liane says:

    I never knew that it was possible to get into revenue sharing with uploading documents. this one’s great. will try it my my free blogging ebook.

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