Content writing, of late, has been the talk of the town as it has proved to be a reliable source of income for those with good and astonishing writing skills. This article, tailored by an expomaster, will provide, expose, and guide you with all you need to know about how to turn your article writing skills into an unbelievable stream of income.
1 WOW WOMEN ON WRITING ARTICLES: $50-100
Wow Women on Writing does one thing really well, they look after female writers, in particular, encourage them, and genuinely seek to offer opportunities to budding freelancers. Their audience is diverse and they are focused on providing excellent content for women.
Wow Women focus on innovative business, freelancing, and training. The articles are generally detailed and designed to help writers improve their skills and showcase their work. You have an option of either asking for a payment by Paypal or by check if in the USA.
HOW TO GET STARTED WRITING ARTICLES
Start by reading other Wow articles. You will want to have an idea of the tone of the site. The site is without a doubt highly informative, relaxed, and excited about showcasing good writers.
- Ensure that you are not just duplicating their content and re-editing an old idea. Be creative.
- Wow will pay up to $150.00 for a 3,000-word feature article.
- Focus on being useful.
- Practical, actionable advice is what readers want, with easy-to-follow steps.
Wow Women focuses on women, writers, and a monthly theme. I am not sure what they offer in terms of a link back to your own content in the articles but they do link back to your site from your Author profile.
Please note that they do not open attachments. Your article or pitch needs to be presented in plain text in the body of the email. Sending a Bio or a link to other published work is a good idea and will improve your chances of getting published.
2 STRONG WHISPERS: $50 – $150
Strong Whispers offers readers a range of articles about lifestyle, the environment, and other social issues. The range is wide. Your contribution is not limited.
Articles can range from corporate greed to education reform or change in world leadership to letting the people govern and make decisions on the way we treat the environment and exploitation of resources.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Article earnings are negotiable, but they typically pay $50-$150 per published article. They are willing to pay more for the right article and the website aims to publish 2-3 guest posts per month.
Step 1: Send them your best outline for an article you would like to write along with your fee expectation. Topics need to be unique and have a high impact.
They also ask that you send your current blog URL or an URL to published work so they can understand your writing style. They will tell you if the topic is of interest to them and if your sample meets their review criteria.
Step 2: After you have been invited to write for them, go ahead, write your article and submit it for review. They won’t publish simply mediocre or just okay guest posts.
Each article must be well-written, accurate, grammatically correct, and original content. You will get to view their guidelines so you can be sure to tick all the boxes.
Step 3: After you submit your article online, it will be reviewed. After review you will receive one of 3 emails:
- Rejected – Poor quality.
- Requires minor changes
If approved, it will be set to publish either immediately or at a future date. Once set to publish, you will be paid via PayPal.
3 LINK-ABLE: $100 – $750
Link-Able is a great way for high-quality authors to earn money publishing for a wide range of clients and industries. Link-Able matches writers who are able to publish on relevant sites with businesses looking to earn mentions, links, and traffic to their sites.
Founded by Jay Douglas, Link-Able offers good rates that depend on the sites you have authorship on, or are able to successfully pitch to. Niches include business, finance, marketing, health, sports, tech, and retail, among others.
NOTE: The site will generally only accept native English authors and those with a track record of high-quality work in English.
The platform is simple and easy to use. Once you have been approved as an author, just browse the available writing jobs and apply.
HOW TO GET STARTED
- Apply for an Author account and choose your area of expertise.
- Once approved, browse writing jobs.
- Read the job specs carefully. I would recommend a site or sites you can write on and a concept for your article.
- If you win the job, you write, publish, and get paid–simple!
A quick tip – You will have more success if you limit your areas of expertise to only those things you are truly passionate about.
A Few Tips on Writing the Kind of Article that gets published
- Make sure your article is free from grammatical errors. We suggest using a tool like the free grammar checker by Edu Birdie
- Make sure your article is original.
- Make sure you follow the editorial guidelines regarding word length, style, and tone.
These are basic to getting people to show interest in publishing your article and are absolutely necessary.
4 CRACKED.COM ARTICLE WRITING: $100–200
Cracked.com is basically a humour site. If you are a funny, smart, or creative person, Cracked.com offers a good opportunity to earn some extra cash with article writing.
No experience is necessary. If the content is good, this is a great way to make money blogging. You get to talk directly to the editors. Their content includes articles, Photoshop, infographics, and videos.
HOW TO GET STARTED WRITING
Register for the site, and click on the writer’s workshop, which leads you to the message board where everyone pitches their articles.
You pitch an article idea by writing the article idea, along with the five subtopics under the idea, a full column, and the information.
- At the time of writing, you get $100 per article.
- If you get up to five published articles, it goes up to $200 per article.
- If your article finishes in the top ten articles of the month (rated on website traffic.) you get a $100 bonus.
- You also get $100 for coming first in the Photoshop competitions, of which I think they run two a week.
There is a bonus that runs in the design section also from time to time. It includes $500 for designing a winning T-Shirt, and a thread where you post (presumably humorous) infographics and they’ll pay you $100 if it’s featured on the site.
5 WATCH CULTURE: $25 – $500
Watch Culture offers its news, opinion, and entertainment coverage to millions of users worldwide each month.
As an online magazine based in the UK, it covers the popular zeitgeist. Each day, dozens of writers are earning money by publishing articles on Film, Music, Gaming, Sports, as well as Television, and much more to their ever-expanding five-million-strong audience.
Several hundred articles are posted every single week from contributors, some of which you will see from time to time on Sky News, Metro Radio, BBC Radio, Dublin FM as well as in the national newspapers.
HOW TO GET STARTED WRITING
WhatCulture has begun rolling out a system entitling all writers to earn money from every article they contribute.
In the Beta testing phase, some of the contributors have earned as much as £700 from one individual article. The system is based on a per-view basis, rewarding the very best writers whose content matches what their audience wants to read.
Typically, writers who could come up with original concepts and execute them well have really reaped the big benefits.
6 SITE POINT ARTICLE WRITING
Sitepoint writers are generally web professionals with a passion for development and design. Site Point is specifically looking for content that is technical, instructive, well-written, and innovative.
Based in Melbourne, Australia, Site Point works with article writers from all over the world. The editors are web developers and designers at the top of the industry. They claim to pay above-industry rates for quality articles.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Site Point covers the following topics:
- Ruby, Mobile development, UX
- Design, HTML
7 UXBOOTH CONTENT WRITING: $100
Uxbooth is in the design. I figured that much out. The rest of their site is gibberish. For example, their “About us” page begins with these words.
“The UX Booth is a publication by and for the user experience community. Our readership consists mostly of beginning-to-intermediate user experience and interaction designers.”
What that means is anybody’s guess. It might be good for the user experience but it’s nigh useless if you were looking for a reading experience. Nevertheless, they offer you money to join them in the art of gibberish.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Uxbooth does not accept fully written drafts outright. Instead, they pair authors with editors in order to collaborate throughout the writing process. It works like this:
- You pitch a topic or idea that you’d like to share. Don’t be shy!
- If accepted, a development editor is assigned to you in order to help you develop your narrative in accordance with their style guide. The two of you discuss and evolve the idea until it’s ready to share.
- That’s it! Articles are usually published four-to-eight weeks after they’re initially pitched.
- They pay $100 per article.
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