Hello, readers! I've been away for quite sometime because I just haven't been sure how to proceed with this blog. It seems that most of my readers here are interested in writing for upfront pay, which is great, but I've moved on to working more on residual income. For this reason, I've started a new blog devoted entirely to writing for residuals. You can visit me at The Residual Stream, and I hope to see you all there!
I still plan to update The Freelance Home Writer occasionally if I run across new upfront-pay sites that I think you may be interested in. However, I make no promises about the regularity of these updates. I'm focusing primarily on sites like Infobarrel and HubPages these days (see my infobarrel experiment on the new blog) to increase my ever-growing residuals. You can also keep track of how I'm doing with my income reports on the new blog, if you're interested.
In the mean time, I didn't want to bore you with nothing but personal news, so I thought I'd leave you with a list of upfront pay sites I've been meaning to post and just haven't found the time. These are all unresearched and I have not written for any of them myself, so please leave a comment if you have more information.
I'm not sure where I heard of this company, but the page is in my bookmarks and they are hiring freelance writers, according to their careers page. According to the site, "If you’ve never created quality content, don’t value teamwork, prefer not to interact with others or can’t tell us the difference between an adjective and noun, this isn’t the company for you." I have no information on pay or the types of assignments this company offers, but it might be worth checking out if you're in the market for a new paying gig. You'll need to fill out a pretty lengthy job application to be considered. Please leave a comment if you have experience with this company and share with my readers!
Another company from my bookmarks, Valley Direct Media appears to be hiring web content writers, although I have no information on their pay rate, assignments, terms, etc. You can view their small ad on their careers page or go straight to their simple application form to apply. Again, please leave a comment if you have any information on writing for this company.
I have one more site from my bookmarks - World Works Unlimited. They own such properties as lifematters.com, yourparentingmatters.com and productlauncharchitects.com. You can view all of the sites this company owns here. They provide a detailed "How it Works" section for writers that you can peruse before you apply. They require 600 to 1,000 words per article and although the site doesn't specify exact pay, it looks like they do give bonuses starting at 5 percent for 20 articles and 10 percent for 30 or more articles in a calender week. Also, they pay weekly, but the method is not mentioned. Please let us know if you have information about pay rates and assignments for this company!