You are going to love this site! I just stumbled across another of the best freelance writer jobs I've seen lately. MakeUseOf has two different positions - get paid $25 per blog post or $8-$10 per article in their article directory. The site offers full support for your own blog and even pays you revenue bonuses.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Are you a mommy? Can you write about it? If so, you're going to love Mommy Think. They offer one of the best freelance writer jobs with upfront pay I've seen in a while. They pay $25 dollars for 30 days exclusive rights to your article, or $50 for 90 days exclusive rights. Then, you can even sell it somewhere else and make more money, if you so choose.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Promoting your articles can be confusing and time consuming. However, using social marker can save you hours every week and provide a way to easily increase traffic and visibility to your articles, which is something we all want. This is especially helpful if you are paid via page views or revenue share. I've found this method extremely helpful for articles published on eHow, Associated Content, HubPages, and Bright Hub.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Here's another opportunity for freelance writer jobs at a site that pays per word. Writer Wrangler pays 1-2 cents per word and they also have other writing opportunities. This site doesn't appear to be hiring all the time, but you can check back occasionally and see if they are need of more writers.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
UPDATE: I've learned a great deal more about keywords since creating this tutorial. While it is still good advice for finding keywords for submitting articles to websites that pay via page view, like Bukisa and Associated Content, it is not the optimal way to find keywords for revenue sharing sites such as eHow and Hubpages. Please see my new post, "How to find Profitable Keywords for your eHow Articles," if this is your goal.
I posted an opportunity for the website GetPaidWritingArticles.Com a few weeks ago and I have been scammed!! I just wanted to warn my fellow writers to stay away from this site! While I didn't lose any money (thank goodness), they certainly do NOT pay for your articles.
Monday, December 15, 2008
If you are new to writing for the web, there are a few things you should know before writing your first article. Web writing is considerably different from writing for print, and you must write according to certain rules if you wish to be successful. Here are 10 tips to help newbies succeed in the world of web writing.
ePIFfunnies.com will pay you $15 if they publish your "ePIFfunny". These are short, funny stories based on your personal experiences that will help the reader gain an "epiphany." It seems like an easy way to make some extra money if you have a clever story to tell. Not all stories will be accepted, but it doesn't seem too hard to write something passable if the examples of recent submissions are any indication.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
LetterRep.com is an online letter writing service. They pay $10 per submitted letter that is purchased by a client.
I know this doesn't sound very promising but they have a large list of requested letters you can write to increase the chance of a purchase. Anyone can claim and write one of these requests and the client chooses the one they like.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
WiseGEEK is a site that posts informative articles on many different subjects. They sometimes hire writers to help.
However, they may or may not have openings at the time of this writing. I was recently hired so if you apply now, and have a few good writing samples, you probably have a good chance.
Friday, December 12, 2008
PeopleFuel.com is a revenue sharing "get paid to write" site. You post articles and relevant Google ads are placed next to them. You get to keep 50% of the profits generated by clicks on the ads.
The cool thing about People Fuel is that they encourage you to promote your own blog or website. So, if you are going to write an article for this purpose anyway, you can place it on the site and make a little extra money from it.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Writing-World.com is "currently seeking articles for the monthly Writing World e-mail newsletter".
This is a reputable site in need of experienced writers. They pay $0.05 per word up to a maximum of $100 per article. They also buy humor pieces for $15 and pay upon acceptance. They have the awesome feature of exchanging advertising space for articles if you are in need of promotion for your own website or blog.
As a freelance writer, you are faced with a decision - will you use a pen name or your real name? There are many things to consider, especially when you first break into writing for the web. Although it's a completely different world than writing for print, you still may not want your real name plastered all over your content - especially if it's a subject you were commissioned to write and aren't really passionate about. Here are several more reasons you may want to use a pen name as a web writer:
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Personal Money Store is looking for "well written newsworthy articles or insightful commentary on current events and news. Articles must be politically and religiously neutral. We are looking for technical writing, common sense writing and humorous articles."
Pay is $0.05 cents per word up to a maximum of $25 per article. These articles go into the official Google news. For articles that attract alot of attention, they claim to pay more to encourage the writer to produce more content. You can submit anonymously and the only requirement is a PayPal account or Google checkout account to receive compensation.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I stumbled upon the website, Get Paid Writing Articles, today. It sounds good but I'm a little concerned with the lack of a contact point or any type of FAQ. I decided to go ahead and give them a try since they claim to pay immediately upon article approval. The amount they pay is not divulged on the site, so tread carefully here. I submitted a single article that I've yet to do anything with. Once I receive approval, I will update this post with information on how much they pay, waiting time, and any other info I pick up.
Monday, December 8, 2008
RantBlogger will pay you $5 for ranting! This is a fun, easy way for freelance writers to make some extra cash. There is no limit on the number of rants you can submit, but you may not be paid for all of them. Only the rants that are accepted will be paid, so keep that in mind. If you've got a lot to complain about, however, you could make a few extra bucks just for venting.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Using templates to write your web articles is one of the best things you can do to increase your efficiency. Structuring your articles will keep your article focused and help you provide quality content in less time.
OfficeUsers.org is hiring writers with knowledge of Office Products such as Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. and/or other Windows products (see website for list). The pay is a minimum of $20 per article plus royalties. This is a great company to work with and would make a great entry for your freelance writing resume.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Writer's Research Group pays $15 per article and you choose your topics from a list of available titles. They do have a non-compete clause that excludes you writing for some other sites. However, I personally know several writers who are very happy here. If you are looking for a steady income, Writer's Research Group could be a good choice.
Friday, December 5, 2008
I am guilty of not always sticking to my schedule. However, it is a great asset to you as a freelance writer working from home. First of all, it's easy to work only on the projects you like and neglect other profitable work when you aren't properly managing your time. I am a work-aholic by nature and if I don't schedule time off for myself, I'll work constantly until my husband has to drag me away from the desk. This brings me to my first point....
UPDATE: Mahalo has changed its pay scale significantly since this post and this position is no longer available.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I was horrified the first time I applied for a freelance writing job that required a resume. I actually put off applying for several weeks because I didn't know what to do.
Then, I decided to start researching and create the best possible writing resume for myself. I gave it my all and I got the job!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
These sites pay for page views to your articles, or share revenue. They can be a good source of income if you write informative, keyword-rich articles. I'll soon be exploring some of these sites further on the blog in the future. See my list of residual income sites for more options.
These writing sites offer upfront pay for articles. Some of them are probably familiar, but others I really had to dig for. My personal experiences with each site, complete with income potential and hiring process are detailed. View the complete list of upfront pay sites for more options.