The Content Authority, a site that operates similarly to Textbroker, is hiring freelance writers to create content on a variety of different topics. While the site pays on the lower end of the scale, it might be a good starting place for beginning writers looking to get some experience in web content writing. The site pays weekly and the requirements for acceptance don't seem very stringent.
According to the website, they're looking for writers with a strong grasp of the English language who can write well-researched articles, follow detailed writing requests, and are willing to be paid weekly for approved articles. I'm sure the weekly pay will draw many people, but consider the pay structure before you make a decision.
How Much Does the Content Authority Pay?
Payment information is not listed on the website before you apply, but according to this post on the WAHM forums, the site appears to pay based on a tier system similar to that of Textbroker. You'll gain access to the higher tiers as you produce more work that the site deems high-quality. The lowest pay rate (on the lowest tier) is $1.40 for 200 words, and the highest pay rate (on the highest tier) is only $15.00 per 1,000 words. You'll have to decide for yourself if this is worth your time.
On the plus side, the site claims to pay weekly via PayPal. I have not written for The Content Authority personally, so proceed at your own risk. I can't say for sure if they pay on time. Please leave a comment if you have more information about the site's legitimacy and payment practices.
How to Apply to the Content Authority
Visit the writer application to apply for a writing position. Here, you'll be asked for your basic information and a writing sample of 150 words. The application appears to generate a random topic for your sample, so if you don't like the suggestion, just refresh the page until you get one you like. After submitting your application, you'll be contacted by the site if accepted (or not). I have not applied for this site, so I'm not sure about wait time after submission. Good luck!
Do you have experience with the Content Authority? I'd love to hear from you!