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Does anyone make most of their income solely from article writing? (Native English)

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by Snowfall, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Snowfall

    Snowfall Registered Member

    Sep 18, 2010
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    Im new to the IM world and have been looking at what I want to get involved with. I plan on doing a whitehat authority site running adsense, and while that obviously is not the fastest, highest-earning method, I feel it is the safest and something I look at as an extension to my daily hobby, so I will enjoy it. Outside of that site though, I am looking at something I can spend about 1-2 hours a day on to have a side-income.

    Right now, Article writing is my next choice. I am from Canada, and write well enough that I feel I could do a good job for english-based unique articles. I type quite fast and could most likely push out a strong researched article of 500 words within 15 minutes (with double checking and formatting) as an average. From past jobs ive done acouple months ago, I worked for $1 per 100 words. That gives me an estimate of $20 an hour at optimized rate (so in reality, it would probably be $15 or so)

    That sounds like a great hourly wage, but the problem with the last time I attempted article writing, was finding enough jobs and reliable people to work with on a consistent basis.

    So my question to the people here; Do you feel there is enough work out there for someone to consistently get say $20 a day in article writing? Where would be the best place for me to start in terms of finding reliable and legit English-speaking people looking for high-quality writing? Odesk and other Freelancer websites seem to cater to the cheaper rates and "spun" articles.. I'd love to find a long-term partner who can send me anywhere from 4 to 10 articles a day, paying at least weekly..

    Does anyone here currently make a large portion of their monthly income solely from article writing? Any advice in terms of how to sustain a business model as a writer?
  2. darkeggx

    darkeggx Regular Member

    Aug 5, 2011
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    I would also like to know this.
    I'm trying to use ac and textbroker right now
  3. i80equip

    i80equip Newbie

    Nov 5, 2009
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    AC is a good choice. I do combine survey and article writing as my extra job. :)
  4. MyDymo

    MyDymo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Sep 15, 2009
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    I'm looking for a consistent article writer for my newly setup website/blog.

    PM Me :)
  5. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Mar 10, 2010
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    There is always a need for site owners to get quality articles for their sites and a good writer will have all he can handle as he builds his reputation.

    I probably spent 15K - 18K this year on content writers.

    I am sure others do the same.
  6. pyronaut

    pyronaut Supreme Member

    Dec 9, 2008
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    If anything, I would suggest treating it like any other business. If you are just replying to the odd ad on oDesk or here on BHW, you will only ever be getting the odd job here and there. If you throw up a website, take real verified orders via a payment gateway, and just in general do things properly then you will go alot further.

    People actually don't mind paying for more than what you are asking. For example I require an article writer to write about a particular video game (And I need ALOT of articles for it). But no one that I have found yet actually wants to go research the game (Just simply googling). They just want to find an article, do a really poor rewrite job, and not really know what they are talking about.