Monday, 16 March 2015

Freelance Writing Jobs For This Week

If you enjoy writing and freelance writing is one of your passion or forte, then you will certainly find the below mentioned freelance gigs useful..

If you are looking for freelance job ads or seeking a freelance writing or telecommuting opportunity, then take a look at some of the paid freelance writing jobs for the week that are given below.

Wishing you the best.

Content Writing Jobs

Writer (Online)
Content Writer (Remote)

Technical Writing Jobs

Freelance Writing Jobs (Music)

Freelance Writing Jobs (TV & Entertainment)
Freelance TV Writer (Telecommute)

Freelance Writing Jobs (Finance)

Freelance Writing Jobs (Fashion)

Freelance Writers (Bridal Industry)

Freelance Writing Jobs (Fitness)

Freelance Writing Jobs (Design)

Travel Writing Jobs

Sports Writing Jobs


Blogging Jobs
Real Estate Blogger (NYC/Telecommute)

Copywriting Jobs
Freelance Copywriter (Dallas/Offsite)
Digital Marketing Copywriter (Portland/Offsite)

Proofreading/Editing Jobs
Part-time Proofreader (NJ/Virtual)

Resume Writing Jobs

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Saturday, 14 March 2015

Websites That Pay You 100 Dollars and Above Per Post

In this piece, I will introduce you to websites that pay $100 and above for a paid or guest post and tell you some time-proven ways to land these and other high paying gigs.

You however have to offer extremely high quality content to match their publishing standards. Besides, for most sites,you have to also be an experienced writer to get into their network. 

In times when competition is stiff and writers are bidding for penny-a-word projects, coming across websites that actually love to compensate bloggers/ writers for their awesome content is marvelous.

HOWEVER, please note that the number of words that you may have to write, to get $100 and above, could range anywhere between 2,000 and 3,000 words. This works out to about $15 to $20 for a 500 word post. Just don't forget that. Besides, these freelance gigs usually come only once a month or perhaps once a fortnight. So, it is always better to write (4 x 500 word) articles a day, that pay you to $20 to $25 per post so has to have a regular income.

It is just that we get carried away by the $100 per gig line.

I have tried to sort out the sites in the order of payment (ie., high to low) – but that does not mean, the bottom ones are bad. In fact, your area of specialization might be the ones that are listed below.

Getting accepted for a paid gig is not easy. If you’ve belief in your writing skills, try them. 

Click on the links to directly visit their submission guidelines page.

The Progressive is a politics magazine that accepts submissions from freelance writers. You’ll be paid up to $50 to $1,300 per post if your article is accepted by Progressive.

Travel and Leisure accepts articles and features from freelance writers. Payment will be agreed on once you’ve been assigned an article. You’ll be paid up to $1,000 per articles if your article is accepted.

The Eco journal of the University of Minnesota welcomes freelance writers and bloggers to pitch ideas. Read their current issue to understand the kind of topics they cover and the accepted writing level. The pay is $1 per word.

MIT Technology Review welcomes freelance writers and bloggers to submit their pitches. The pay is $1 per word.

Budget Travel is a top travel website that pays writers to contribute travel articles. The pay is $0.50 to $1 per word.

Bird Channel is a top website for bird lovers and it accepts submissions from freelance writers. You’ll be paid $100 – $400 for articles you contribute.

International Living’s general themes are retiring overseas, how to get the best deals when traveling, Payment is upon publication. International Living buys all rights and they pay $250 for 840 words and $400 for 1,400 words. As regards photographs, if they use one of yours, they pay $50 for one-time use, but you get to retain the rights.

Metro Parent Publishing Group is always looking for talented, experienced freelance writers to enhance their magazine, ancillary publications and website. Their general goal is to have a good mix of fun and substantive local stories of interest to local parents. Topics range from Fun, Food, Parenting, Kids, Health, School, Travel, Hobbies. Payment is between $35 and $350 for features (1,000 to 2,500 words).

Good for WordPress experts who can write great Word Press tutorials and amazing Word Press resource list & review articles or incredible investigative, topical and informed Word Press opinion pieces. Payment is decided a mutually agreed contract and can be anywhere between $300 for a premium post or up to $500 for an epic post.

This is a site dedicated as a resource for IT professionals. The site encourages field notes, how-to’s, guidelines, tutorials and other content suitable for a vast IT readership. With a base fee of $0.25 cents per word and a minimum requirement of 1000 words per accepted submission, you can earn a minimum of $250 every time. Furthermore, if you are a previously unpublished or unknown author, and are submitting a non-commissioned article, they pay between $60 to $100 per article depending on its length, content, and illustrations.

Apart from being a marvelous content publishing networking bringing advertisers and bloggers together, the Post Joint blog accepts paid posts and the pay is between $100 and $250.

Listverse serves over 19 million pages a month to more than eight million readers. They publish lists that intrigue and educate, specializing in the bizarre or lesser-known trivia. The topics range anywhere from Entertainment (Gaming, Movies, TV, and Music) to Books, Facts, History, Lifestyle, Food, Health, Sports, Travel, Society, etc. They pay you $100 for your efforts. You don’t need to be an expert—you just need to have great English, a sense of humor, and a love for things unusual or interesting. 

A List Apart
An amazing site on design with truly stellar content, they pay $200 for accepted submissions which range between 1500 and 2000 words. Getting published there isn’t easy so make sure to read and adhere each of their submission criteria.

A typical submission of 3000 words and 30 photos (bracketed) plus a short 2 minute video clip will result in an article that runs about 6 landscape spreads, has 10 photos and includes a short video clip. This article will net a payment of about $230 (an average of about $38 per landscape spread).

You can get paid up to $200 to contribute an article on any subject as a subject matter expert to iWorkwell.

You’ll get paid to contribute articles on almost any topic to – you can take a look at popular topics discussed on the website for ideas. You’ll be paid up to $200 per post and you’ll also be able to mention your website below the post in the bio section. The funny part is that they will pay you to write things for them, even if you have never written anything for anybody before and if they think your post is good.

If you think you have the talent to write your own unique tutorials, then this is your chance! Writing a tutorial for Pxleyes can earn you up to $200 per tutorial and will give a lot of name exposure for you or your website. Topics include Photography and Photoshop and payment is up to $200 per blog post.

You’ll be paid up to $150 for contributing tutorials to Tutorial Board. Payment will be made within the first two weeks of the month after your tutorial has been published.

You’ll be paid $150 per tutorial and paid via PayPal to submit flash tutorials to Flashmint. 

Transition Abroad is a top travel website that’ll pay you anything from $50 to $150 (for an article in the 800-2000+ word range) for your travel articles. You’ll be paid for your article upon its acceptance.

It is a popular site and you can get paid up to $150 to contribute an article on productivity and related subjects to GOOD.

It is a multi-niche site that publishes content on various sectors. They pay $100 for content written exclusively for them and $50 per syndicated post. If you have a blog, try the syndication feature as well.

Salon is a hugely popular website covering daily news on multiple segments like entertainment, business, technology and politics. Make sure to follow their guidelines perfectly. They don’t advertise the cost per submission but they pay more than $100. It depends on your content quality and relevance.

If you’re someone who can write in-depth tutorials on Flash, Java, PHP, MySQL, ASP, CSS, AJAX and other tech concepts, check out this site. They entertain tutorials and list-based posts only, but they pay more than $100 (articles should be a minimum of 1,000 words long)

UX Booth is a publication by and for the user experience design community. You pitch a topic or idea that you’d like to share. If accepted, a development editor is assigned to you in order to help you develop your narrative in accordance with our style guide. Topics include User Experience (UX), Usability, Design etc., and payment is around $100 per post (articles should be between 1,200 and 1,800 words long)

The owner Darnell Jackson pays $100 per published submission on business. You need to write in-depth articles or even interview a prominent figure in the business niche and get it published on his blog.

The online magazine covers media and digital news about current economy, budgets, healthcare and other issues. Write to their editor pitching a story idea and hope for the best. The pay is about $100.

This is a popular travel site which pays $100 upfront for publishing your self-guided tour itineraries. You need to check out their list of cities they want to cover. The itinerary should be a detailed guide about sights and attractions, maps and other things helpful to a tourist. aims to provide users with a platform where skydivers can interact, learn, share and grow. With a reader base of over 100,000 absolute unique visitors every month. This is by far the largest audience and the widest distribution of expert and new skydivers reached by any skydiving related publication. Payment is a mutually agreed contract, although it can range anywhere between $50 and $100.

Here’s your chance to share your tutorial with thousands of Photoshop users. Starting is easy and you don’t even need to have your tutorial ready. Just fill out a form with a picture of your tutorials final result and they will let you know if it qualifies. Payment ranges between $50 and $300.

Are you a talented designer who enjoys writing and blogging? If you are, we want to hear from you! SpyreStudios is a design blog with a focus on typography, design trends, inspiration, CSS, HTML, Word Press, jQuery, minimalism and blogging. Payment is anywhere between $50 and $160.

WOW! pays on publication by PayPal or check and pays anywhere between $50 and  $150 per featured article (consisting of up to 3,000 words)

Increase Chances of getting Accepted

If you have checked out the listed sites already and get the feeling of  “Duh! I’m never gonna be selected”, don’t panic, it’s quite normal. But, just don’t give up too soon.

A lot depends on the way you pitch them ideas. Crafting a well written email is a must. Your professionalism shows there. Don’t write like you’re addressing a friend. Write like you mean business and you should. Show expertise and excellent writing samples in the intended niche.

Most of the popular publications take weeks to make any submission live. They will give priority to what their in-house staff writers are writing. So don’t get frustrated and send them follow-up emails. It just won’t work. In short, don’t nag them.

Sometimes you will be asked to work with their in-house editor or manager while crafting the content. In which case, you get more chances of paid posts coming from them.

It is also important to follow their specified format because if you don’t do so, the chances of your post/ article being rejected are high.

If you are freaked out by the idea that you will make a mistake, and then your freelance writing career will be ruined forever. 

But that doesn’t happen. Perfection is not expected. Instead, expect to make mistakes and learn from them. That’s the adventure and the journey that is freelance writing.

Appreciate any feedback from you.

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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Make Money Writing Articles - Sites That Pay For Your Articles

It is said that freelance writing is one of the best way to make money online from home and if you own a blog then it gives you instant credibility and a lot more exposure because you will be able to showcase your skills as well as your portfolio.

Before listing out the sites that pay for your articles (useful for any writer starting out!), just a brief intro..

People always want to know how I make money writing, because it is evident from my income reports that the bulk of my income comes from writing for others, and not blogging, consultancy or whatever. To some people, making thousands of dollars every month just by writing seems almost impossible. Before I continue, I’d like you to know that this isn’t just about writing, it is about you doing what you love and doing it right.

Most people have this misconception that freelance writing is not a real full-time job. The rest believe it is too difficult to make a mark, in other words, there is no real money in it. Full-time or part-time is among the biggest question marks for people new to freelance writing. Freelancing is one of those careers that are best built part-time.

According to the WIKIPEDIA, a freelancer or a freelance writer is a person who is self-employed and is not committed to a particular employer long term. These workers are sometimes represented by a company or an agency that resells their labor and that of others to its clients with or without project management and labor contributed by its regular employees. THIS ACCORDING TO ME IS COMPLETELY MISCONSTRUED.

Personally, a freelance writer is more of a business and not a person. And as a business, a freelance writer has clients for whom they deliver projects to. The client is not your boss as you and your client work together towards a desired result. The client provides their input, while you do the work. So the day you decide to become a freelance writer, you’re actually no longer in the business of writing, you’re in the business of marketing.

I can also tell you it is not glamorous, unless you are an Arianna Huffington (but isn't she a blogger?). But I can assure it is lucrative.

Then there are some people who just aren’t very good at writing and instead of producing their own written content, they may contract a freelancer (like you or any newbie) to write a piece for them. As a ghostwriter, you won’t be receiving credit for your writing—only payment. Essentially, these people would be paying you for the right to display your work as their own. The pros are you get to see your work edited, re-worded and published and someone else and you can learn and correct your mistakes. So it’s a good learning process.

Another thing you have to learn is that you must be able to accept feedback and negative criticism (which is vital). Like any other writer, you would be demonstrating a level of pride in your work So do not get upset as you can over time, gradually turn the negative experience into a positive one.

If you check any of the Freelance sites, then you can see that Content Writing (Article Writing, Blog Writing, Copywriting, Ghostwriting, Technical Writing, Web Content Writing etc). is one of the top skills in demand. Freelance Writers are always in great demand.

Basically you’ve got two options: either you become a freelance writer and make money when you get clients or you can make money by contributing content to other websites. The first option needs a lot of patience and effort because unless you’ve got a proven track record it’s somewhat difficult to convince your clients. Contributing content to an article marketplace or to a relevant blog is somewhat easier than getting clients because you can sell your high quality content and get paid instantly.

Another point, I wish to make here is that don’t get carried away by sites that pay $100 or $50 per post. It is the volume that matters. Most sites that pay $50 to $100 per post require articles either once a fortnight or once a month. Now that contribute to a good income.

Alternately, there are sites that require 5 to 6 articles (of 300 to 500 words) per day and could pay anywhere between $10 to $15. This is what you should target as it could bring you a fixed regular income.

Sites That Pay For Your Articles

Mentioned below are some of the top websites that pay upfront for your articles. Just contribute articles to the following sites and get paid for that. It’s that simple! If your article is rejected then you can try the article marketplaces (see below) and get paid instantly. Alternately, you can always post it in your blog.
With over 50 millions visitors per month is one of the most popular content networks. If you’re an experienced writer then you can apply to become a topic writer. offers the highest payout to its writers.

Break Studios
You can contribute content to Break Studios and make money writing. They provide you the titles for each article and you write the content. Once your article is approved and published you will be notified and will be paid via PayPal at the end of every month. Your articles will be published on highly trafficked Break Studios’ websites including,,,,, This site offers work only to US citizens or those authorized to work and reside within the USA.

eCopywriters hires copywriters to assist their clients in creating quality content. They’re looking for only professional copywriters. You can earn up to $25 per hour for basic writing projects. They have different levels of writers and top level writers earn as much as $0.30 per word. eCopywriters’ projects include TV & Radio Commercials, SEO Content, Blogs, Press Releases, Ads, Sales Letters, Business Letters, Plans and more.

Demand Media Studios
Once you’re approved at Demand Media Studios as a Writer then you can earn $15 to $25 or even more per article depending upon the quality of the article. Your articles are distributed to a network of premium publishers with a combined audience of over 100 million viewers. Example publishers include, LIVESTRONG.COM, and

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Best Websites To Make Money Blogging

The first thing which most of the new writers consider challenging is to create their own blog or website.

Though that process is not at all difficult, but still many of them do not do it. No worries at all! You can still make a lot of money even after not having anything of your own.

There are plenty of awesome Revenue Sharing Websites for serious writers and bloggers. All you need to do it to create an account, follow the steps, read the rules, and get started.

Mentioned below are some of the most effective and best revenue sharing websites..

HubPages : HubPages is your online space to share your advice, reviews, useful tips, opinions and insights with hundreds of other authors. HubPages is completely free and you can write whatever you wish, be it reviews, advice, opinions, information, anything (but should be original). Members each have a sub-domain, where they can post content. Members are encouraged to enrich their text by embedding videos, external links, reader surveys, photos and maps, and providing a comments box for reader feedback. Members retain all intellectual property rights to their content and can delete them at any time. If members sign up for one of HubPages "affiliate and earnings programs", the members are eligible to earn funds from the ad revenue generated by their pages.

Squidoo : Squidoo, was acquired by HubPages on 15th August, 2014.

Yahoo Contributors Network : Yahoo Contributor networks shut down at the end of August 2014. : Odesk is a large freelance and outsourcing site. There is just about anything from freelance writing and translation jobs to web development, networking and marketing jobs. They offer two types of jobs; hourly and fixed price. With fixed price you have no guarantee of payment, whereas withal hourly rates you will get more priority and guaranteed payments for the hours are tracked by the Odesk team. There are no membership fees, only the site takes a 10% fee for what you're paid for. That is to say if you were paid $40, the site deductd $4 which is very reasonable in my opinion.

They are not a scam as they are among the largest marketplaces for freelancing online with a total value of $16 million in 2011; therefore you can be sure that they're an immense online business. However, beginners do get scammed for the most part because they're not aware how these sites work and they don’t have the knowledge on how to work with employers to assure getting paid in the end, and that is the reason why so many individuals brand the freelance site as scam. Personally, I feel Odesk is the most effective web site to start with for beginners.

Knoji Consumer Knowledge : Write for them and earn a percentage of revenues as your share. Knoji as a community-powered social shopping service. They provide the details behind thousands of shopping websites, including customer reviews, verified coupons on popular shopping sites - helping you find the right products and services to meet your needs.

CreateSpace : Great website for all those who write books. You can publish and sell your work here, plus you make money from Adsense. With CreateSpace you can easily access tools, quality printing, booksellers, eBook distribution, and marketing strategies so that you can generate more revenue.

Wikinut : Wikinut shares 50 percent of the revenue generated through every article. They will publish your work for free, and pay you lifetime royalties.

WonderHowTo : You can submit your articles here and take 100 percent of the revenue generated. WonderHowTo acts as both a directory and search engine for how-to videos on the web. The free-access website is privately owned and operated by Wonder How To, Inc.

Triond : You can submit any content you want to and take 50 percent of the revenue generated. Triond publishes user generated content on a network of websites, enabling users to reach a wider audience, gain more recognition and earn more revenue.

Helium : Another great platform to write and earn a percentage from the advertisement revenue generation. It was founded in 2006 as a Yahoo! Answers style website created from user generated content paid on a revenue sharing model. Over time the site evolved from short answers to stand-alone articles, and began to offer writers the opportunity to earn from selling articles as well as passive income. And with Helium Content Source, you can even get your content published in newsletters, print media, company blogs, print and web catalogs, etc.

HowToDoThings : How To Do Things pays you 50 percent of the revenue generated by your work.

FireHow : FireHow is a how-to article website where any eligible person can join and earn money writing online. It is a gateway for all writers, amateurs to experts, to share their own expertise with others.You make a fixed percentage from the total revenue generated from your content.

Infobarrel : InfoBarrel is a user generated content, revenue-sharing website. It was launched in July 2008 as a social platform for writers to publish content to the web and generate revenue from their content. It gives you 70 percent of the total revenue generated.

ArticleIncome : You can earn extra income with your original content from contextual advertising. In short, the more people see your articles and more you can earn. You make anything between 50 to 75 percent of the total revenue generated.

StoryMash : StoryMash is a creative writing community for authors, amateur writers, readers and anyone interested in collaborative fiction and collaborative creative writing. It rewards your creative writing talents by sharing at least 50 percent of the advertisement revenue generated.

Xomba : Shares 60 percent of the revenue.

Snipsly : Snipsly enables you to post nearly any kind of content you want. You get to create a Google AdSense Account and keep 80 percent of your article's advertising revenue.

: TipDrop is a place where people come to give and receive tips on just about anything. When you see a tip sheet you know something about, simply answer the question. They also give you the option of keeping 75 percent of all ad-revenues generated from the tip sheets you create.

RedGage : RedGage is a website that pays you for your content and monetizes your social activity. It's a centralized hub where you can earn money for all the things you're already doing online at places like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and Blogger. Pays as per 1000 views on the article.

5050articles : A free article directory that allows you to submit quality articles. You also get to split the adsense revenue fifty-fifty. Your articles will not only receive exposure across their site but you also receive income from Adsense.

Journal Home : You can host your own blog for free here and you can make money with your own ads. Shares 100 percent of revenue.

Lulu : Lulu is a simple yet versatile print-on-demand service that lets you publish novels, comic books, photo books, calendars, e-books, CDs and more—all free. However, Lulu takes a 20 percent cut of the profits earned from your book.

Just a word of caution... Several "freelancing scammers" will ask for sample work and then publish it as their own work, leaving you with the impression that they're not interested in your work and therefore not giving you any remuneration. In addition to, be careful for receiving invitations to an interview for a task or project that’s not matching adequate to your skill sets and profile, most likely a phishing scam (as this is the case with most freelance job sites)

Hope you make money blogging

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Friday, 27 February 2015

Web Directory Lists

Mentioned below is a list of web directories that should be useful for any newbie freelance writer. Prior to any freelance gigs, submitting to these directories will get you going.

I have taken an old blog post and posted it thinking that it could prove useful. However, I noticed that some of them are either out-dated, sold or closed down, but the remaining few could be useful. So check it out, if you have the time and inclination.

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