Its more than just SE O, mastery of the English language ... but it's starting to get financial! The demand for native writers is climbing as the surge for quality content is revving up. Companies are requiring Identification verification, EIN information and more once you reach the $500 mark leaving many " freelancers" reeling to setup new accounts to avoid having your account disabled, income blocked and chances of earning more at a stand still. As a native of South Carolina, I'm loving the opportunities that are opening up ( I have clients paying $20 - 50 per 400 words and a few mills that are paying out more with the climb of country exclusivity). To those scrambling to " have a US citizen verify my paypal account" or other activities that will leave the recipient in the hot seat with the IRS because all mail, or info associated with their ssn leads back to them tax time next year... consider this: If you haven't seen it now you will soon, many of the content companies are requiring a SSN or EIN upon registry and will not allow you to collect after a certain amount because they have to report to the IRS all income because the " freelancer" is responsible for their own taxes. Instead of trying to purchase a " partnership" where you will " pay as soon as the money comes in and you split the money that comes in" consider the freelancer can start their own business and keep 100 percent of the income. If you know someone who works for a content company you can't register for, try presenting them with your portfolio, suggested rate and contracted outlines of that partnership. If I have an article that pays $30 for 500 words, I contract you to write the article for $10, I'm goin to consider the time it's going to take me to edit your content to meet the quality standards I hold myself accountable to, and have a clear outline to pay you via Moneybooks, payza, western union , etc. I don't mind outsourcing but some of you have it wrong. Textbroker, content authority, etc, these companies are starting to shut down their opportunities to those whom can't provide proof of residency. I know there are illegal ways to get around it, perhaps the best offense is to just contact a U.S. citizen and work out your own terms & conditions.