freelance writing

How to Become a Paid Askables Expert

Askables is a site that people can go to for information and it’s a great ehow alternative for writers who want another passive income stream.  There are articles published and there is a place for questions and answers. Beyond using the site for information, you can also use it as a source of online income.  Askables is currently accepting experts and top experts. They accept international writers (instead of just US-based such as eHow and Firehow), and offer more than one way to earn money writing.

Benefits of Being an Askable Expert

Askables has a revenue share programme that allows you to either submit your Google Adsense ID and share revenue for your articles, or, you can even have the site track your Adsense income and pay you for it via PayPal. Your articles could become profitable if they get a lot of traffic to them.

But if you’re interested in participating in the site regularly, you can earn even more money because there are two categories of site participation that could net you a per-article rate of either $5.00 per article or $15 per article. If you participate regularly and write high-quality and original articles, the site could earn you actively and passively.

Learn more by visiting Askables and navigating to the “Hey Bloggers” cloud. By meeting point requirements, you could either earn $5 per article or $15 per article plus earn passively forever and ever. Not bad!

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5 Places To Get Paid To Write Articles

If you’re looking for beginner freelance writing jobs or filler writing work for your down time, the following five writing companies hire new writers on a regular basis. How much do freelancers get paid to write articles? That can vary from $3-$100 per article depending on many factors. General article writing pay for the below companies ranges on a scale of just below  .01/word  to .02/word or slightly better.

Below are rated worst pay to best pay with pros and cons for each company.

Content Gurus

Pro: This is a lower paying but easy company to work for that offers easy article writing for pay.

Con: Monthly payday only

Textbroker

Pro: Plenty of work available and twice monthly pay. This company also hires writers on a graded system. The better you’re graded, the better you are paid.

Con: lower pay, US writers only

Need An Article.Net

Pro: This site offers regular paying writing work as well. What many like about them is that they pay weekly on Friday nights

Con: non compete clause may limit your own career pursuits and pay is on the lower side

(their website doesn’t offer a writer’s application so you’ll need to contact them through their e-mail address if interested in applying.)

Quality Gal

Pro:This is a slightly better paying writing gig that offers regular writing work with a graded system so the better the quality, the more money you earn. Company is: We Build Pages

Con: This established company has a great reputation and offers decent rates but some suggest the research work involved can be a bit high for the pay at times.

Demand Studios

Pro: Plenty of work writing how to articles for good weekly pay. DS pays writers, editors, transcribers, and videographers.

Con: Some limits on how many weekly articles new writers can do, and strict style guides to follow

Get Paid to Write Articles

All the above companies offer a system whereby writers can claim articles from a content management system and all offer a somewhat automated payment system as well where writers are paid via PayPal.

I am a busy freelance writer, blogger, and consultant that isn’t working with any of the above content companies as I do have regular clients and some private “filler” sources of writing work and also write for passive income that has unlimited potential but I do hear good (to mostly good) things about the above content companies hiring and paying freelance writers  on a constant basis so they are a great starting point for beginners or a great option for filler work for writers as well.

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Monday, March 23rd, 2009 freelance writing, Get Paid to Write 21 Comments

Finding Freelance Writing Jobs

How do you find freelance writing jobs? This post will give you several job lead sources:

  1. Freelance Writing Job Blogs. There are a lot of blogs that offer daily job leads
  2. Craigslist. In all major cities is a writing job category
  3. Google Alerts.  Set up a Google Alert for freelance writing jobs and you can even set on up for your specific niche.
  4. Google. Search on the type of writing job you want
  5. Writing Forums. There are internet forums dedicated to writers and these often have job listings in them.

Writers: Use The Web To Your Advantage!

If you want to become a writing wahm or just a freelance writer, the internet provides a wealth of opportunities for finding writing jobs. You can research how much a freelance writer gets paid, look at other writer’s sample resumes, set up your own writing website, and more.

Beyond the resources listed here, why not consider creating your own website to show your talents? Bring writing clients to you!

I’m a freelance writer, editor, and consultant and I support my family with my online income. I won’t say it’s easy but it’s very doable if you are motivated!

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