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Be a Writer at About.com and Get Paid!

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by Subject, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Subject

    Subject Power Member

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    Hi Friends,
    This one pays for writing.
    But seems very strict and you need good writing skills for getting in.
    http://beaguide.about.com

    About.com Guide Compensation
    guaranteed to be $675 per month for Guides in their first two years, with a minimum of $500 per month afterwards
    http://beaguide.about.com/gdcomp.htm

    About.com Contributing Writer Compensation
    first two years a guaranteed minimum monthly payment of $500. After two years, the guaranteed minimum monthly payment will be $250
    http://beaguide.about.com/cwcomp.htm

    All the best..
     
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  2. blazen

    blazen Regular Member

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    Yeah about.com have been paying writers for articles for awhile now. You must have good writing skills and pass their test.
     
  3. ViciouS

    ViciouS Junior Member

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    do they pay for each article or have some other setup?
     
  4. Subject

    Subject Power Member

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    Monthly I think.

    "Guides in their first two years must publish four articles every month with gaps of no greater than 14 days between articles, and update their blog one to three times every seven days."

    "Contributing Writers commit to publishing at least 12 pieces of content every month."

    And the best part they saying: "On average, a Guide in his or her first two years will make between $675 and $1,200 a month. The average Guide compensation is around $2,000 a month, though many Guides make up to $6,000 a month and beyond."

    So, if you have enough skills, it will be very easy to write for about.com.
     
  5. johnconnor

    johnconnor Regular Member

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    I'm still waiting for my application to be reviewed...would be actually pretty cool to write for about.com :)
     
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  6. notoriouskim

    notoriouskim Junior Member

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    Don't waste your time. They only hire professionals with tons of years of experience. I have years of experience in the fields and in writing/blogging, and Ive still been rejected multiple times.
     
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  7. charlieman999

    charlieman999 Regular Member

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    do they accept international members or only north americans?
     
  8. johnconnor

    johnconnor Regular Member

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    They accept international members too.
     
  9. mysticdog

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    Yes, I believe about accepts international writers.