UC Browser owned by Alibaba Group from China, has been increasing its presence in India manifold. Now, you can find the UC News and UC Browser apps in almost every Indian’s mobile phone. After gaining huge popularity, Alibaba decided to also oblige the contributors to UC News. The company has released UC We Media Program under which Indian writers get an opportunity to write for them and also earn money. Additionally, the UC Rewards program enables the selected writers to earn a minimum of Rs. 50,000/- per month. Keep reading below to know how to make money with UC Browser We Media Program in India:
How To Sign Up For UC We Media Program
The sign up process for We Media Program is quite easy. However, there might be few lags on their side because too many people are enrolling these days. This is how you can enrol to UC Browser We Media Program:
1. Sign Up on The mp.ucweb.com
On this screen, you will see a “Sign Up” option on the top left. Click on that and you will be directed to a “Sign Up” form.
You have to now enter your details. The form will be sent for approval and you are likely to get approval within 2 days. The best part about sign up is that you can add the RSS Feed of your blog. With this option, you will not be required to write different articles for your own website and UC. You can simply give the RSS link and articles will directly be republished to the UC Browser network. This way, you can actually test the waters without giving extra efforts.
2. Start Writing & Analyse your Posts
If you have connected your existing blog, the content will automatically get republished to the UC Platform. Our articles go to the “Economics” section of the UC News app. It is important to carefully select the category for your articles/existing blog while signing up because it is difficult to change it later. If you want to change your category, you will have to send a request and wait for approval again.
On the “post” tab inside the UC We Media dashboard, you can see all the posts that are published from your account. From the “reporting” tab you can see all the views that your posts are getting.
On the left, it also shows the status of your articles. Which ones are published and which ones are under review or rejected.
3. How To Make Money with UC Browser We Media Program after successful sign up
Now that you have signed up on the UC We media platform and started publishing & writing posts, you can apply for the monetization program. To apply for the monetization program, you have to fulfill the following conditions:
- Your account should be older than 30 days.
- At least one of your articles should have had 2000 views on UC network.
- You should have entered valid Bank account details & PAN card number.
Once you are approved for the We Media Program, you can earn money from your posts on view basis. The UC Network currently pays higher CPC & CPV as compared to Google Adsense & other platforms.
How To Apply for the UC We Media Rewards Program
Alibaba Inc recently announced a reward program for Indian writers. The company also reported that they have allocated a INR 50 Million fund for rewarding talented Indian writers through UC We Media program.
The UC We Media reward program can be entered by any monetisation approved UC We Media partner. They have to submit details about their website, content categories etc. Only 1000 writers will be selected for the reward program and it is being claimed that they will be paid at least INR 50000/- per month.
How to Get More Views For your Blog on UC Browser We Media Platform
UC We media dashboard also provides some insights into what is trending in India these days. They also share which content creators are the top earners this week.
Practical Tips to Make Money on UC Browser We Media Reward Platform
1. Hindi Content has 1.5x more traffic on UC News India as compared to English
It is a fact that Hindi content gets 1.5x more traffic on UC in India. The Hindi content viewers are also increasing by 350% as against English which is 200% YoY on the UC News platform. Thus, it will be wiser to write/share Hindi content on the UC News platform if you want more views and income.
2. Niches that Work – Politics, Bollywood, TV News, Tech, Recipes/Food
As per studies shared by UC with content partners, here are the niches that are viewed the maximum (in order of popularity):
- TV News
- Food & Recipes
Thus, it will be wiser to have a bollywood or politics blog if you want to make money with UC Browser We Media platform.
3. Syndication of your Blog is Better than Writing Fresh Posts
If you are planning to head start with the UC News platform, it is better if you share your RSS link with them and let all the content be republished. The content is mostly published on app networks and anyway Google doesn’t give preference to Alibaba products so you don’t have to worry about any negative SEO. In fact, there are links to your website on the article posted on UC and it might create a source of traffic for you.
Don’ts If you Wish to Make Money with UC Browser We Media Reward Program
1. Articles with mention to most American Internet Companies including Facebook, Google, Snapchat, Upwork, Freelancer etc are Suspended by UC Content Team
There is a host of top American companies that UC doesn’t want you to mention on their platform. It is advisable to read all the Content Guidelines by Alibaba Inc.
2. There is a lot of Uncertainty and Inefficiency in the Content Management
As you might have been able to see from my “posts” screenshot above, the UC Content team is not very efficient or clear while approving/disapproving content on the platform. There are more than 30 “pending” posts on the dashboard from months. We don’t know why they aren’t being approved/ rejected. Thus, my point of syndication and not writing especially for the platforms comes into play here.
You can also apply for the recently announced “Super 1000” UC We Media Reward program if you are serious to make money with UC Browser We Media Program. However, there are several conditions to be fulfilled before that. They want you to build your profile, get at least 2000 views on 1 article and have a monetised profile first. Post that, you have to answer questions about the niche, write a sample post etc to apply to Reward program. As per our estimation, the reward program selection will depend highly on how your content has been faring on the UC We Media Platform. However, it’s tough to say what will happen in the long term. If you are a writer, you can also get work by taking up freelance writing projects on websites like Upwork and many other freelance websites that we have written about.