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Any pay per article websites for a fluent English-born writer?

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by JFoulds, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. JFoulds

    JFoulds Power Member

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    Hey BHW,
    My girlfriend is currently looking to earn some money in between her studies (veterinary degree student). She has extremely good English writing skills and has previously been paid to write on websites like WikioExperts (now defunct). She has exemplary skill in this area and is a very high quality writer, so I was wondering if there were any other pay-per-article websites out there where she could write to earn a little bit extra while she is studying.

    At my advice, we're staying away from 'pay per hit' article websites, and would much rather accept a flat-rate payment per article accepted. She can write on a variety of topics and has done in the past.

    I'd really appreciate any tips or help, and will give +rep and thanks in return!

    Warmest regards,
    JFoulds
     
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    Although I don't like suggesting to write on iWriter due to number of reasons, but if your girlfriend is looking for some part-time income, then she can consider this website. Initially, she would have to write around 30 articles at a fairly low rate, but if she is a great writer, then she can be rated as an Elite writer. It's then she would be able to get articles worth $7 per 500 words. In order to increase her productivity, you can download a speech to text software like Dragon Naturally Speaking. You can easily get the free version on torrent if you don't want to spend money on it's purchase. There's weekly payment option, so she can rake in easily around $100-200 weekly.
     
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  3. aying

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    there's a website like fiverr, but it only offer writing gigs, maybe she can register there and offer her service. check this site articlewrites.com
     
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    JFoulds Power Member

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    Thanks and +rep given!
    I've been looking into it and TextBroker.com (the USA only version) certainly sounds like a possibility. I have dedicated private USA servers I could set up a proxy for her and get paid into my USA bank account - does anyone have experience writing for them?
     
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    I can also recommend iWriter, it's a good place to get started.
    But if she has taken some official English courses etc and has some results to show, she could try all the major freelancing sites like odesk etc.
    All combined could get her quite a bit of work and money ;)
     
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  6. codexehow

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    Good call on staying away from revenue share websites. As for immediate pay sites, there's really only two options:


    1) Textbroker
    2) Constant Content


    There are major differences in how they operate but a good native-English writer can make money on both.

    A few notes:

    1. Textbroker: Tell her to take her time on the TextBroker sample article. It's best to start out at level 4, as it can take some time to get out of the level 3 grind. The articles at Textbroker aren't very fun to write but it can be very profitable as far as content mills go. At the coveted level 5 you can find orders for $200 and more.

    2. Constant Content: CC has extremely high editorial standards. If you can get articles up on that site you can make lots of money at Textbroker.

    3. iWriter & Demand Media: Stay away from these sites. Trust me or just search Google. Demand Media uses a stable of unqualified editors who will powertrip all over you. iWriter is just a joke. The clients routinely steal content from unwary writers and the site's staff does nothing to put a stop to it. iWriter is so lame that they recently rolled out a plan where writers can PAY ($150 or so) to become an "elite" writer right away. Just stay away.The only use I can think of for iWriter is as a primer for Textbroker. This might not be a bad idea. Get off of iWriter ASAP.

    4. Sites like Odesk and Elance are a mixed bag, of course. If she's based in the US I would say stay away from Odesk completely as the rates for just about everything will be too low. Elance can be okay, but you need to set very clear milestones for each job. Expect a very low client response from either site, as the competition is fierce. It's a numbers game.

    5. I don't see how Fiverr is worthwhile for anyone based in the US, but some folks swear by it. The competition is extremely fierce. Note that the site takes $1, so you end up with $4. So that would be $4 per 500 word article. I don't see why anyone would do this when they can just sign up with Textbroker and crank out level 3 articles all day for undoubtedly more money. (a pool of orders vs waiting for orders to come in)

    Useful Software/Tools:

    1. Grammarly (online grammar checker; plugin for word)
    2. InstantText (text expander)
    3. StyleWriter (Style checker; plugin for Word )
    4. APGuard (AP Style checker; plug-in for Word)
    5. Dragon Naturally Speaking
    6. PaperRater (free online grammar check)

    Use more than one grammar/Style checker as none of them catch everything. Even if she's confident in her writing she should do this as writing a lot of articles in succession will ALWAYS produce typos/grammar errors. Use either Dragon or a text expander to speed typing unless you type at 85 wmp or higher. InstantText is very good but it is expensive. Not available online for free. You can get Dragon from TPB.
     
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    Not quite true. If your articles are crap people don't wanna pay for it, simple as that. I (my team) have a profile(s) there and 95% of articles are approved (out of 500+ written articles) in the first draft. Other 5% are people not knowing how to explain what they need so you end up without being payed but who cares.

    We're not working there for a long time (almost 6 months now) tho since we have other clients but iWriter can be a good starting point if you wanna see where you are with your skills.
     
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    This is a squeeze page. If you give them your email you'll end up on their list (=spam) and there's no guarantee that the info will be of any use.
     
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    I would care about about a 5% loss of income.
     
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    That's not loss of income, that's taking a risk to gain something. But I wouldn't call it a risk, you have douchebags in any business.
     
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    Lots of people have provided great options to make money from article writing,
    a lot can be learnt from it and achieved if put into action.

    Here is my little contribution:


    She can also sign up for the top IM forums, get a thread up, give out reviews,
    promote the thread in the forum sig, advertise it on the forum and you
    will get lots of clients/sales..

    If she is really good as you said, the reviews will come in, giving way for client retention
    as well as referral.
     
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  13. codexehow

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    It's an unnecessary risk, is all I'm trying to say. TextBroker is the far more professional site. No need to divide time between it and a less favorable site. Only so many hours in the day.
     
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    She should try skinme5.com
     
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    Skin me....sounds legit
     
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  16. codexehow

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    Fiverr clone. Absolutely no reason to go here.
     
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    For part-time income I would also say iWriter, I'm yet to have any issues with it myself and they moved me up to Elite pretty straightforwardly. I've found no problems with the payment process so if she's looking to write, submit and get paid it is a good place to start. Sites like Fiverr are a little bit more of a gamble and Fiverr itself has been getting some pretty bad press recently so I'd advise against it at this point.
     
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    Not sure if anyone mentioned it yet but oDesk has a large amount of writing gigs.
     
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    Major thanks to everyone who has posted, and a special mention for codexehow for his detailed post!
    Just wondering if anyone has experience working for TextBroker.com without being from the United States, they say that they now require photo identification, has anyone had luck with a photoshopped scan?