I thought there's a great deal of need for decent high-quality content creators. I am making this post to tell you my case. First I shortlisted various websites that pay for articles. I applied to all of them, like 15. I didn't care about the payment for each article, I just wanted to break into the content writing field and receive my first amount even if it was one buck. But guess what, those websites: didn't reply, or had a lot of other experienced people who ate up all the attention, or were getting too many requests so ignored the less attractive but better ones, or were short on bucks to spare, or were going for people whoever charged the least. I tried content websites like Fiverr, but none of my gigs sold. Closed my account. Then I tried websites they call "content mills" that give you money for each of your article but they must first accept your entry. No luck there too. My articles were great, I just don't know why they didn't accept them. I did full research in my posts, also saw what kind of posts were selling on their websites, and wrote a decent 800-word piece. No response. Second I tried BHW. I thought people would like to hire a newcomer so that he can move up the ladder, but oh guess what, you cannot advertise your services outside of the Marketplace. I mean, to get inside content writing field for earning money, you have to pay them with money. Problems I faced in BHW. People need content, cool. But they need content that comes the cheapest. No respect for high-quality articles. Ask them you take one cent for 2000-word articles and they'll take you. They'll take your spun content, post on their website, and poof. The writer got money but the content was so poor-quality that the value of the website didn't increase a penny. I wonder how much money is wasted on low-quality articles. Also, you have to send a lot of messages and post on a ton of threads to get a single person who just might be interested in buying your service, you know. Reply him and he/she replies after a decade or not at all. All this disappoints, discourages, and irritates me. So I had this offer of doing 6000 words copywriting and I asked for like a hundred. "Sorry but we don't need the kind of content you write." Oh yeah? Why don't you just tell me that you got somebody who can write your 6000 words for fifty bucks? Or twenty, who knows. I understand copywriting is more tough than content writing because you have to take care of keywords, proof words, have character-limits, and still have to fit relevant content that can pursue people for buying stuff. But there really are experienced people who would do 6000 word copywriting for a real small amount of money. Not their fault, not mine, not anybody's fault. Then I got a person who was willing to take a 1000-word article from me for $20. Guess what, he never responded to my message for reasons God only understands. Connections, networking, and building relationships. The more connections you have, the better. But how is a newbie supposed to get connections? I can't advertise my writing skills, I can't message people who need content (they won't reply), no one is willing to give a chance to newcomers ("You take x?! I got five guys who do it for *half of x*!"), and so on. Conclusion: This field is NOT for newcomers. Keep endlessly struggling on BHW, content mills, other websites, etc. and after 5 years, perhaps you could earn good connections. But is that worth it? Until that point, you have to write countless articles and samples that you won't get paid for. I've talked to at least 20 people who showed some interest. And let's see how many content writing projects I got till date: Oh wait, it's a huge, round ZERO. All my writing experience, online copywriting courses, and writing skills are worth crap for all I know. Even if I get someone interested, he/she needs examples of my previous work! Oh come on! You need me to write on healthcare and my previous example is, say, copywriting for makeup brands. How will you judge me? "No I don't need you. Thanks." Dude, you didn't see what I could do for you! Give me a topic you want and THEN I'll give you a sample on that! But until then, it's too late, the person has already become uninterested in my service. Great. Repeat the process all over again a couple gazillion times and you got my situation.