- Blank article template - basically a blank page to fill as you like
- Video article - page that contains a video. This can contain several videos
- How-to article - step-by-step article describing how to do something (much like e-How)
- Review Article - review of product, service, movie, etc.
The money making aspect of Infobarrel is from Adsense and Ebay's partner program - basically 75% of the impressions are yours.
You can include include links within your articles and it would appear that these links are do-follow, so valuable for promoting your website, blog, etc.
But...... you cannot include affiliate links within your articles. Or that is how I read the terms of service anyway. This is what is says:
"........InfoBarrel will remove from the Materials any links that link/refer to advertisements or any other content of promotional/advertising nature. "
This obviously limits its usefulness in terms of internet marketing - it may provide useful links into a Squidoo lens, or to a niche site, but no opportunity to directly market products.
Overall, I like Infobarrel. It has a good look to it and the templates give a range of options, and the "How-to" template is a particularly good one for quickly writing a structured article. I am intending to use it more to gain more links to my blogs and maybe to some of my Squidoo lenses, and to niche sites when I get to the stage of constructing them. And, of course, to boost my Adsense and Ebay Partner income!
Here is the definitive list of alternatives to Squidoo.