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Best Place to Write For?

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by CashBackLiving, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. CashBackLiving

    CashBackLiving Registered Member

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    Hey Everyone,

    I've recently stumbled upon some guides regarding content creation and thought it was the perfect avenue for me as I am an English major.
    I was following the guide by shaqsquash, unfortunately Yahoo Voice is no longer available, and I am currently a little lost as to where I should concentrate my efforts.

    I've registered on
    iWriter
    ReviewStream
    SponsoredReviews

    There were another two I believe that I cannot recall atm.
    From your experiences, where is the best place for me to sell my writing ability?
    I can usually produce well written 500 articles in about 15 minutes if the content
    isn't anything too niche specific (ie programming tutorials etc)

    Thanks for taking the time to read my request!
     
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  2. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    If whatever you read was talking about Yahoo Voices, it's pretty outdated. Long gone are the days when you could make $80k throwing up junk on ehow, suite101 and yahoo. Suite101 isn't even active anymore.

    Actually, I find success is when you DO target what you are very skilled at doing. However, you need to have knowledge on topics that monetize well. Tech, Finance, Business are all the moneymakers. If you have expert experience in those fields, you can make good money writing for customers.

    Most writers talk about the local market, which I haven't tapped into yet. It takes some sales aptitude to sell locally, and I'm a dev so I don't really have the personality for it. But, if you have the personality, the local market is good.
     
  3. CashBackLiving

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    Thanks for the reply, it's unfortunate I missed that "golden era" of content creation.
    I have worked in different fields of business in the past, so writing about it is no issue.
    TBH writing about almost anything is okay with me, my biggest struggle atm to finding
    the best/most lucrative platform. At the moment iWriter seems to be the top contender
    for me.
     
  4. JOSourcing

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    Here are a few others to check out:

    Textbroker
    Writer Acess
    The Content Authority
    Zerys
    Scripted

    And don't forget the bigger, freelance outlets as well:

    Elance
    oDesk
    Freelancer
     
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    SEOking222 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Nice list, information grabbed!
     
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    Thanks for sharing!:)
     
  7. JOSourcing

    JOSourcing Junior Member

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    Well shucks,

    If you like that list, try this one:

    About.com
    BlogMutt
    Break Studios
    CopyPress
    Demand Media Studios
    Ebyline
    eCopywriters
    Elance
    Fiverr
    Freelancer
    Guru
    HireWriters.com
    InternetBrands
    iWriter
    LovetoKnow
    Media Shower
    Online Writing Jobs
    PeoplePerHour
    Scripted
    Skyword
    TextBroker
    TextMaster
    Write.com
    Writer's Domain
    Zamandi

    UGH! :crazy: (My cat just left the litter box)
     
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  8. SingletonDM

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    I've worked on several "content mill" platforms and my advice would be to stay away from iWriter. The clients that you'll find on there are absolutely terrible and will reject articles for no reason whatsoever. The pay isn't exactly great either.

    The two platforms I'm using at the moment are Fiverr and Text Broker. Each has their own distinct pros and cons that counteract one-another and this is why I believe they work well together.

    My experience from Fiverr:


    • Low pay
    • Fairly reasonable clients
    • Minimal support from customer service team
    • Easy to use
    • Great opportunities for promoting your services
    • Flooded with traffic

    My experience from Text Broker:


    • Higher pay
    • Great clients who appreciate quality and are willing to pay for it
    • Excellent support from the customer service team (seriously, excellent!)
    • Takes a while to become accustomed to all the features, but it really does have an extensive set-up for writers
    • Promotion opportunities aren't so great and you're restricted to either open orders, team orders, or direct orders
    • I'm not too sure about the traffic, but I haven't really had any problems picking-up work there. Weekends and off-peak hours can be extremely quiet though.


    All in all, I'd recommend the two above platforms as long as they are used together. Fiverr doesn't pay great and doesn't have the best clients, but it's stupidly easy to get orders. Text Broker on the other hand, pays better and has better clients, but the work isn't as consistent.

    Also, don't forget to build your own website advertising your services, once you build a portfolio this will be the best avenue in terms of revenue and sales :)


    EDIT: I wanted to include this paragraph because many people are posting long lists of freelance sites. When you're writing on content mills, the most important thing for you to do is focus on quality not quantity. Have no more than around 3-4 platforms, but utilize them in the best way you possibly can. Also, try to stay away from the mindset that an article must be completed in 15-20 minutes; this is the epitome of content mill work and even though it might seem like the best route to take when you're getting started, it's not.

    Let me know if there is anything you'd like me to explain or elaborate on. Good luck!
     
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  9. kalios

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    If you are an English major, I'm assuming you are a native English speaker with good English skills. If so, you could earn really well at transcription which pays around $20 per transcribed hour. It won't be too difficult for you to earn money as a transcriber. Just Google transcription jobs and you will find many sites willing to pay you. It's easier to sell your services like this than to compete with all the Fiverr people who are selling 1000 words for $1.00 articles.
     
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  10. LoftPower

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    People Per Hour is good as is Fiverr. I have made money at both, you just have to find people that are willing to buy from you once you get established it gets easier.
     
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  11. chicken goes cluck

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    thanks so much guys for the posts!!!!! whitch site are you guys getting paid the most at?
     
  12. LoftPower

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    Another place you can try is SEOClerks. This is a great place to post services that you are able to offer.
     
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    i've tried textbroker..but they only accept usa writer atm.. *sigh
     
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    Thx for the info
     
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    Which one of these would be your favorite to write for? Which one has the best rates?
     
  16. JOSourcing

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    The last service I worked through was Textbroker (not recommended anymore). But zerys.com, a site I neglected to add, pays more.
     
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    Thanks for letting me know about zerys.com. I am going to check into this soon and see if I can write for them.
     
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    If you wanted to build a list, get Adsense commissions as well as have potential gateway or standard Web 2.0 properties you could write an article, put in on HubPages >> Convert it to a slideshow and upload to a list of document sharing sites after making a YouTube Video of a voice presentation to link or embed inside the articles and Slide Documents.

    That would get you started, but then you could always rent description or a set space to a person as well as hosting an email option page underneath the YouTube video (watermark works too) ...
     
  19. karimneo

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    the most famous ones are , freelancer, oDesk and eLance
     
  20. Alexis Rodriguez

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    where are you guys writing where you get paid the most? and im talking about the site paying you not freelance writing.