Looking for article writing

United States
January 19, 2013 11:35am CST
I have tried many times to find true article writing sites that actually pay based on your article and you do not have to bid on these jobs. It is rather daunting to keep applying to sites and not be able to receive a writing job just because one is new to the arena. Sure it is nice to be able to write here but the small pennies one receive from a discussion is real low and I would be happy to make even $5.00-$10.00 per article. Does anyone have any suggestions as to true paying sites and how I can improve my chances of making a splash into this field?
5 responses
• United States
19 Jan 13
Have you applied with Demandstudios(dot)com, iwriter(dot)com, textbroker(dot)com or mediapiston(dot)com? There are numerous sites that pay upfront but you must goo through the application process and understand your work is subject too approval. You will have to send a writing sample to these sites. I would suggest setting up an account on a revenue share site (Wizzley, Infobarrel, Squidoo, etc.) so you can start to build your online writing presence and link back to the sites on applications.
• United States
19 Jan 13
Sorry for the typos, my "o" key is sticky. I also wanted to mention Constant Content. They don't pay upfront, but you can set your price and the rights to the articles. Your work does go through an editing process before it is posted for sale. Good luck.
20 Jan 13
I'd heard (though can't verify since I'm not a member) that both Demand Studios and TextBroker are in a bit of a downturn at the moment, without much work. iWriter seems to be gathering all the clients, to be honest - mostly because the prices are insultingly low and the process so heavily weighted to the buyer (as one would expect from a content mill). Constant Content is, of course, still awesome but their editing process is still as hard to get through as ever! Seriously high-quality content, great prices. I know the bidding sites are hard but they're still one of the best options. That's where I get all my writers (specifically Elance) and I always try to keep sending work to the good ones, money permitting - or help them out in some other way (like my current project of an apprenticeship program). Don't give up: it's not easy but it's worth it.
• United States
20 Jan 13
Spike I sent you a friends request and would like to speak to you about your apprenticeship program. Also I have found some of these site rough to get into as they want a sample of writing and as a newbie to this realm I do not have published articles as of yet. A catch 22 situation for me but I will continue to plug away and maybe one of these years finally get my presence out there.
@kristiane (112)
• Philippines
20 Jan 13
There are lots of sites out there such as zemandi and iwriter. I have gigs in fiverr and clients order articles from me for $5. It's quite low for me so I'm still finding ways to earn more online.
• United States
20 Jan 13
You can find leads to other online work at realwaystoearnmoneyonline(dot)com.
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
23 Mar 13
Hi Steelers, you can sign up as a writer in Yahoo! Voices, and start writing there. Sometimes they have special assignments for people in a certain locality, and you can write about events that happen in your area, and get paid for it. The content in Yahoo Voices get exposure because Yahoo displays them in the home page of many countries. The page view payment system is among the best online. Some writers earn $1000 every month just from the page views accumulated by their existing content.
15 Feb 13
try for odesk or elance or freelance it is very easy but hard to get job in those
• Philippines
25 Jan 13
Hi, You might want to visit my blog. http://aionlinespace(dot)blogspot(dot)com/p/myams.html I have been writing as a ghost writer for a UK company since 2009. My task: to create fresh articles and rewrite them twice based on a given keyword or key phrase. Its minimum payout is merely $10. And it pays twice a week.