In my extensive internet travels, I have come across dozens of websites that specialize in buying and selling web content. Many times, these sites don't advertise heavily for freelance writers, but there's no doubt they need them, and you may be able to get a great writing gig by simply contacting them.
The benefit to working with an established web content company is that you don't have to market yourself to clients. I don't know about you, but I HATE doing this, and I have a feeling most of us creative types do. With a content production site, (Textbroker, Demand Studios, Need an Article) the company deals with the client and passes the work on to you, the writer. Of course, they take a cut of the money, but you trade having to deal with clients yourself, and there's usually a steady flow of work available.
Some writers prefer to deal with all their own clients, and this is great. But others, especially those with little experience handling clients, might find it easier to simply sign on as a writer for an established company. If this is you, this list of web content companies that specifically hire web writers to produce content might be helpful.
I can't speak for the legitimacy or consistency of these sites. They should be seen for what they are - leads. I have not worked with any of them at the time of this writing, but I just wanted to pass this information on to my readers. If you're still searching for a high-paying gig, it won't take any time to shoot them an email or fill out a short application to see what they offer.
If you have worked with any of these sites, please leave a comment and let us know if you have had success, or what your experiences have been. And without further ado, here are the little known websites that offer upfront pay:
1.) Content Corp
This content website hires freelance web writers, and currently has an ad on their page encouraging all types of writers to apply. They specialize in many different types of content, and seem like a good place for a jack-of-all-trades type of writer, or even a writer with highly specialized skills. Here's an excerpt from the website:
At ContentCorp.net we appreciate self-motivated content writers with excellent skills in written and spoken primarily in English......We offer content writing on a variety of subjects that may vary from travel to finance to computers, health and marketing etc.
Visit the Content Corp website for more information, or to apply. You'll need to email the company with your inquiry, as well as writing samples and CV.
2.) Right Copywriter
2.) Right Copywriter
The Right Copywriter is another content-for-sale site that will hire freelance writers to help with the load. They need writers who can produce content for a wide variety of topics, and their site looks very professional. Here's an excerpt:
If writing is your passion and you just can’t wait to show your talent to the world, join us aboard. We are continuously looking for writers who have the zest and knack for writing on a wide gamut of topics.
Visit the Right Copywriter website for more information, or to apply. You'll need to fill out their short application form, which requires you to explain why you think you'd be a good fit in less than 150 words.
3.) Content Mantra
This site is an upcoming company (their words, not mine) and they are also looking to hire freelance writers to help produce all types of content. They do require some experience with marketing or business, and the ability to communicate via phone or email with clients. I'm not sure what your duties would be as a content producer, but they appear to have a wide variety of work. Here's an excerpt:
We are an upcoming company, on a constant lookout for capable copywriters, content writers and idea generators for all levels. We are looking for people who can grow with the organization, and believe in delivering quality at all costs.
Visit the Content Mantra website for more information on what they're looking for. To apply, you'll need to send your CV to the email address listed on the website.
Granted, this site looks a little fishy, but I thought I'd include it anyway. There's no harm in checking it out. I've filled out the application form - just so I could get more information on their legitimacy, and I'll post when I hear back from them. For now, they appear to have jobs for article writers, web content writers, ebook writers, translators, news and sales letter writers, bloggers, and press release writers. Here's an excerpt from the site:
Article Content Provider is growing! We do a lot more than just write Articles. We write Press Releases, Ebooks, Internet Marketing Sales Letters, Content for Websites, Blogs, Newsletters, Ezines, and more. If you are looking for a writing job where you can work from home, contact us using the form at the bottom of this page. We have steady work for qualified writers.
Visit the Article Content Provider website for more information, or to apply. You'll need to fill out the short application form. After I filled it out, I received an auto-response telling me that someone would be in touch within three days.
5.) Content Divas
Content Divas is a legit site and I know for a fact that they hire web writers from time to time. One of their writers recently posted on the WAHM.com forums revealing that they were looking for new recruits, which is how I became aware of them. They also hire editors, so if you have experience in that field, this might be a good fit for you. Here's a short excerpt from their employment page:
If you are interested in working for the highest quality outsourcing company on the internet, then you’ve come to the right place. All positions within Content Divas are work from home positions. The most frequent positions we hire for are Writers and editors. While we do have many Virtual Assistant and Customer Service positions that come in, they are highly coveted and there are a long waiting list for those jobs.
For more information, visit the Content Divas website. You'll need to contact the hiring manager with your inquiry at the email address listed on the site.
Good luck! And, be sure to let us know if you have any personal experience with any of the sites listed above!