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How to make money?

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by BeerMe, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. BeerMe

    BeerMe Registered Member

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    Are there any ways to make money writing that don't involve being hired by someone? I would like to write blog posts or articles without having to worry if someone is going to pay me or not. Are there any sites that pay you to write/post articles?
     
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    Yeah info-barrel and hubpages is best to earn money and lots of guest post sites accept articles for money.
     
  3. rabbitking

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    Do a search for authority sites or blogs. In the footer of the website sometimes the company
    or webmaster openly welcomes people to submit content or write for them. Compensation of
    course depends on the company/owner.
     
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    Fiverr would be a great place to start if you don't have any experience. Somebody link him to NatashaNixon... They've written and sold over 50,000 400 word articles. Learn the ropes and get some sales under your belt then contact some companies about writing for them.
     
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    Did you even bother reading the whole post before replying?
     
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    Sorry I'm tired. I've seen a few of the other posts hes made throughout the night. Was just giving him some friendly advice.
     
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    You may also write for your own blog and monetize it via ads.
     
  8. BeerMe

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    I put up ads on Fiverr and get no work. Does anyone else here make money selling gigs on Fiverr?
     
  9. seismic blast

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    You might want to check out blogmutt, pays eight bucks an article (around 400 words). There is a simple grammar test that you have to take. Pays once per week. No shortage of clients, although clients can reject your article if it sucks or you don't follow their instructions. Upside is you can choose which clients to write for. Each client puts up a topic list. Mostly caters to business websites in various niches. Payment is paypal and on time. I haven't had a problem getting paid yet.. Upshot is you don't have complete control of what you want to write about, but lots of choices so not too bad.
     
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  10. BeerMe

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    Thank you. Have you or anyone else here tried this? How much money per week can be made by doing this?
     
  11. seismic blast

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    How much you can make there depends on how motivated you are about writing. How long does it take for you to write around 400 words? I think there is technically a 250 word minimum, realistically, most clients will expect more than that. Around 400-500 is typical, from looking at the company's blogs. It's pretty easy to see what companies accept/reject. Some are easy to work with, others are fairly demanding.

    Most companies want articles relevant to their niche. This really shouldn't come as a shocking revelation or anything. Success rates are better if you are familiar with the niche or at least take the time to look at the company's site, so you know where they are coming from.

    Payment works in a queue. The company contracts out posts at a rate of one per week per client. Writers can select from any client in the system. Most clients take the posts in order served, but they have ability to change the order. They can bump articles up or down their lists, reject or ask for changes. If changes are asked for, they are usually simple edits. The writer is under no obligation to make changes.

    The queue is important because articles are paid on the week they are published. If your article is third in line, its three weeks until you get paid, unless the company is one that posts more than the minimum. Some companies post everything as fast as they get it, others manage their accounts closely, others run on autopilot, for the most part. Clients are rated for responsiveness, in this regard.

    Demand is high right now. I just checked and there are 50 articles waiting to be written with none in the queue, and another 400 or so with just one in the queue. This is pretty typical from what I've seen. Client shortages aren't much of a problem.

    I would strongly suggest original writing with an effort to provide quality. Plagiarism will get an instaban and they have tools to check for it. Even if you slid something by, the client will probably notice trashy writing. The site has fairly skilled writers, so junk posts will be pretty obvious to any client that watches their lineup.

    Basically the site is a content mill, like many others. Unlike most, the staff is quality and easy to work with, from what I've seen. The only signup requirement is passing the entrance test, no writing samples or any of that. I think it took around a week to get the test reviewed.

    What you can make is really tied to your output. If you can write 10 articles a day without burning out, then that's 80 bucks a day. Some authors are very prolific, others just use it for a bit of extra cash. I've been looking around for other gigs that pay better and have quick payment systems, but the work is decent for general writing without an editor. You won't get rich doing this, but it's not highway robbery either. Doing content mill work will sharpen your writing skills and teach you to work within almost any niche.

    The most I've made in a day is around $40, because I tend to be a perfectionist when I write for pay. I always get five star ratings on my articles, and I like it that way. A more prolific writer, spending less time on research and surfing the net, could do much better. For now, it's a secondary income stream that is useful for spot cash. My other online job only pays once a month and gets boring sometimes, so writing makes a nice change of pace.

    I will warn you, that if you get accepted, they will spam you somewhat regularly until you get the first post written. This is good, it works to remind you not to be lazy. After you actually post something, you get access to the forum and the mail slows way down. The only time I get communications are payment reports and work related e-mail. Payments are made every Monday, based on what you've invoiced for the previous week.

    Anyhow, I hope that clears up some of your questions... Seriously, this post is about 600 words, that's about ten bucks worth of writing. :)

    Take it easy
     
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  12. BeerMe

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    Your post was beautifully written. That's an advertisement for the quality of work that you do!
     
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  13. seismic blast

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    Thanks. I suppose that means I'm done editing now... :)
     
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    very helpfull, thanks a lot
     
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  15. content plaza

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    you can try iwriter too, it's best site.
     
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    Put in google: writing sites that pay upfront. Of course you still have to see if they accept them. It is not easy. You must target your market.Study the place that you want to write for. Imitate their style. Make sure you give them what they are looking for. Write about something that is not already on their site, or look at it from a different angle. Don't bother with pay per view unless you are doing Bubblews which pays usually $1 an article if you do a lot of liking and commenting. It does add up. Wait till you get at least 15 likes before you put another article on. Join Elance for a writing job. You can put what you do on your profile, and also bid on jobs. One classification is free. free to join.
     
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    Well, to be very honest, it is hard to do it on your own. I have tried that and I can tell you with my experience. I am not too sure if it would be appropriate to name certain genuine websites here, but I know at least three, which offer you guaranteed money for your work. In my opinion, you should start with them and then later on, you may do it exclusively on your own. :)
     
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    Thanks Seismic-blast for the insights, I am not from the US which means I cannot get an account with blogmutt. let me know if there is a way I could get one.
     
  19. BeerMe

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    I'd like to thank everyone that responded to my post. I've been thinking about joining BlogMutt. I can't tell if you must have a LinkedIn account. Do you need an account at LinkedIn to join BlogMutt? I just checked out iWriter. Do they have plenty of jobs? Which here do most writers prefer?
     
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    First and foremost, try making at least a small portfolio for yourself at EzineArticles