any other professional writers on here?
18 Mar 09
I started having a go at writing at the end of January. I joined Triond to see if I had the confidence to do it, and to learn from other people. I've had a few things published - there is a link on my profile to my Triond home-page, if you are interested. I do a small amount of proof-reading for an on-line magazine, and would like to do the kind of thing that you do, but think I need to get better at writing first. I'm in the UK too.
18 Mar 09
I'm another web writer from the UK. I would not call myself a professional yet, but I am a bit more than an amateur. I've been earning money from it for almost a year now. In addition to my 4 blogs and almost 4000 responses at myLot, I have been busy building up a list of 200 articles online, where they earn residual income from a revenue sharing site. I also submit to publishers assignments and get paid upfront for new articles. I write about a wide range of topics. Today I have been writing about how to throw an eco-friendly girls night in, facts about the Tasmanian devil and on the role of happiness.
18 Mar 09
I wouldn't call myself professional yet, but I do write for money. I'm in the UK, too. Years ago, I was a writer, editor and proofer on wargamer.com, but now concentrate mostly on blogging (four of 'em, plus a paid position for the moment) and articles via AC, Helium, HubPages and Constant Content. It'd be nice to make it a proper job, but my daily schedule as a full-time carer makes that difficult. Maybe one day!
19 Mar 09
I'm from India and I have been writing for money for the last 3-4 months. I've got a few jobs from freelance sites. I write for helium (until they blocked me since I am from India) and bright hub, exploring other options now that helium is gone. I was doing well in Helium and had written 100+ articles. Anyone has any suggestions on which sites would match or better helium?
12 May 09
Thanks for those comments - good to know other people along the same lines and doing different things. I mostly do work through Guru, which varies between paying a pittance and some reasonable money. It's helped me build up a bit of a portfolio though and stretch my skills out a bit. Once I get some free time I will explore some of those other sites you have all mentioned. I like the idea of building up residual income.
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19 Mar 09
I used to be an editor/manager out in the real world, then got sick and have been home ever since. I am in the States, near Chicago. Most of my time is spent doing crafts, reading and writing book reviews, and writing articles (mostly for Helium, Associated Content, and Gather). One of these days I am going to try getting some real work (which I define as writing and getting paid a real amount, instead of what I make on places like Helium). I do appreciate online sites, like Helium and AC, however because they keep me writing on a daily basis, and they do bring in a little money, which is nothing to turn your nose up during these hard economic times. This year, I set a goal to increase the amount I earn from writing every month. So far, so good. Hopefully, I will continue to push myself in new directions and toward more lucrative money. Who do you write for? Do you earn a living doing that?
12 May 09
I guess I can call myself a professional writer now, as this year I have earned quite a bit from my writing. I divide my time between Spain and the UK. As I am long term disabled, I have been unable to work for some years. I love writing, and write on many topics. I run 2 websites, as well as writing on Helium, Triond and Bukisa. I earn a fair bit from Helium, but the other two pay peanuts. Still, as the articles posted appear on other sites as well, it's a little extra. My specialist areas are Spanish cooking, moving to Spain and Shakespeare, but I'll have a go at anything. I recently completed a project for a promotional items company, which I came across through Digital Point. this is a good site for picking up writing jobs, although you have to be careful, as some people ask you to pitch for the work. I'd rather they named a price, so I know what's on offer. Nice topic. I only joined Mylot a few weeks ago, and I just came across it.