Upfront paying sites for Indian writers

India
April 16, 2012 8:06am CST
I was browsing through Google results of sites that pay upfront for the articles we submit. However, when I read and visited the sites, I came to know that some of them either offer you work as is done in bidding sites or some of the sites are exclusively for the US citizens. I found Textbroker to be a good example to sign up but when I read further, the site said that they are yet not accepting international writers. I am from India. Are there any such sites that accept articles for upfront payment - it should not be like you are writing for the client there and you will be paid for that article. We lose our copyright this way. I just need sites that also include the Indian writers and simply accept articles the way revenue sharing sites do. Please share your information.
1 person likes this
3 responses
@akp100 (13328)
• India
16 Apr 12
Hi abhai... I don't know more sites.. But I think boddunan and ExposeKnowledge sites are for Indian members and you can sell your original content their as they are giving cash for article as per their quality. Boddunan is giving money in Indian Currency while ExposeKnowledge paying in US $..
@sreekutty (1051)
• India
16 Apr 12
hanks akp
• India
16 Apr 12
I had heard of Boddunan a few days back, but I had completely forgotten about it. I will see how the site is and how it functions. As far as EK is concerned, I am already a member of the site for many days. Actually, I have crossed the $11 in my earnings too. They pay directly to bank for the Indian members when they reach $20.
@akp100 (13328)
• India
16 Apr 12
Welcome sree.. @abhi.. They also pay through Alertpay when we reach to 10$. I just joined this site few days ago and my balance is between 6 and 7$. They are giving good per article. About boddunan, it is completely Indian sites. Only Indian members allowed to join. There are many other ways of earnings too. If you already on EK then why you looking for other sites. Aren't you satisfied with them.
@sreekutty (1051)
• India
16 Apr 12
Insta Studios is solely for Indian writers. They pay directly into banks. i have been paid several times for writing answers. Try it. Log in through facebook and provide phone no: for verification.
• India
16 Apr 12
I didn't ever here about this site before. "Insta Studios is solely for Indian writers" - do you mean it doesn't allow writers from other countries to sign up. Well, I am just asking out of curiosity. Can you say how much is the minimum payout for this site?
• India
16 Apr 12
I would like to make an important correction in your response. It is Insta Studio and not "Insta Studios" as you pointed out. Insta Studios is a web development or graphics company, I think, though I am not sure. When I opened the site that you told - Insta Studios it directed me to the web company (didn't read it too deeply to see what it was actually as it is not a writing site). Another thing I want to confirm is about this "We offer unlimited writing assignments across a wide variety of categories and channels." This is what the site states at the bottom of their index page. So, is it like they offering us assignments?? Do we need to get to write on what we want to? Or are we limited to writing only what they ask us to write.
@sreekutty (1051)
• India
18 Apr 12
There is no minimum payout and they contact through telephone also.
16 Apr 12
I'm not sure what you're looking for. Textbroker is a direct work site and, as far as I'm aware, doesn't do up-fronts. You say you want something that allows submissions like rev share but you want up-front payment... so basically you want to be paid money before you write anything, then write whatever you want and submit it? No one offers that, anywhere, as far as I'm aware. Or do you mean a standard payment for the article if it's accepted? Sort of like rev share but without the sharing: just a one-off payment? Can you be a bit more specific about what you mean, please, so I can figure out whether I know anywhere? Ta!
• India
16 Apr 12
Hi, Spike nice to see you getting involved in my discussions again. OK! Then how did I read that TB provides direct payments. Or is it that I misinterpreted? So do they (clients and not the site) pay for the work done by the writers? You have entirely misunderstood me in the second para of your response. I am not saying that I want to be paid first and then I submit the work. I know no one does such business. What I am saying is that I just want to write on the topics of my choice and the site's payment system will be upfront instead of revenue sharing. I don't want to write for anyone else - as I am already doing it right now. Writing for others also do not allow us to keep the rights of the articles either. As I had told you about exposeknowledge and you wrote a review of the site on your blog. So, basically I am interested in sites that are like EK. It does not matter if they are run by non-Indian people (unlike the sites mentioned in the above responses). I hope you will be able to suggest something concrete as usual.