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 Paid Freelance Article Writing Jobs (updated for 2016)
Freelance writers have many common and uncommon ways to find paid article writing jobs. The most common route is to bid on writing projects at one or more crowdsourcing marketplaces like Freelancer.com, oDesk.com, or Elance.com.

Another common way is to search through classified ads seeking freelance writers at CraigsList.org, Monster.com, Indeed.com, and CareerBuilder.com.

The mounds of writers who classify themselves as "magazine writers" pick up writing assignments by pitching query letters to editors and publishers.

General writers with proficient marketing skills can usually find higher paying jobs writing business content and promotional pieces for small businesses and non-profit organizations, both locally and online, with ongoing self-promotion, referrals, and through networking.
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Copywriters, a special tier of writers with specialized skills, market themselves to local ad agencies and media firms, to pick up high-paying commercial writing work.

Technical writers, who primarily work onsite under contract, use staffing agencies to find ongoing work. I have covered all of these job prospecting methods, to some degree, at FreelanceWriting.com. Still, many more venues exist to find freelance work.

Determining the type of work that you want to do, how to secure it, and what you want the job to pay are some factors that play into where you decide to look for work.

On this page I have researched and compiled less popular outlets to "write for money"—mainly, writing fiction/nonfiction articles or SEO content, or a combo of the two. A handful of my "picks" allow you to freelance for private writing agencies which grant access to immediate writing projects (upon approval of your application); others invite you to write local news articles for news-distribution websites with upfront payment or ongoing royalties based on page views.

While most of my listings require the publisher or company to approve you before you can become a team member, the biggest advantage is that, once approved, you don't have to bid on work, write bid proposals, search through ads, or market yourself in hopes of securing work. You will have immediate access to article assignments or article opportunities. Choose the assignment that interests you, write the article, and get paid.

I emphasize that you won't get rich with many of these venues; in fact, pay rates are meager, if not insulting. However, as a freelance writer, you might find a few promising opportunities here based on your situation. Perhaps you are a budding writer seeking to get paid while sharpening your skills? Maybe you write really fast and can knock out 2-4 concise articles an hour, earning you about $40 an hour? Maybe you need access to immediate article assignments during your downtime or when you need to make a little extra money? Maybe you are looking for ways to self-promote yourself to drum up new business with article marketing?

In my own situation, I rarely get tired of writing. Even though I write full-time during the day for clients, I find myself wanting to keep writing afterhours, on slow weekends, or when I am relaxing in front of the T.V., basically doing nothing. With my iPad on my lap, I'll claim small writing projects on Textbroker.com or WriterAccess.com and, using a word processing app for my iPad, I will write up a few 150-word business profiles for clients, earning about $20 for two hours of work. I like doing this sort of work; it's fun; and I am doing something productive that doesn't feel like work to me.

Note: each listing is just that—a listing, providing researched data about the company. I do not provide personal opinions or reviews since I am not actively involved with these companies, except registered as writer for one or two of them. As I always remind writers: carry out your own due diligence and research the company offering paid work as anyone applying for a job should do.


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Quick Index:
BKA Content | College Copywriters | Content Authority | CrowdSource | Ebyline | eCopywriters | Edanz Editing Group Ltd. | Edmentum, Inc. | Ezdia Inc. | PERFECTLY FRANK iNC. | Express Writers | iWorkWell | SNAP by Copyhackers | Ultius | Zerys | SpeakWrite | ProofreadingPal | LoveToKnow | AutoShopper | Distilled | BlogMutt | Thrillist Media Group | OnlineWritingJobs | WriterBay | BabbleType | ContentWriters | Scripted | Scribie | Oyster.com | Connections Academy | NewsFactor | Knoji | Rev.com | Skyword | Demand Studios | InternetBrands | Patch.com | TextBroker | AllVoices | About.com | Examiner.com | CopyPress | Prose Media | Study.com | Quill | Vox Media | WriterAccess | WritePath | Write.com | Write.my | AListApart.com | Washington Post's Talent Network | Outsource.com

Edanz Editing Group Ltd.

Founded: 

1995

Headquarters: 

Global

Skills: 

Editing

Payment: 

Freelance editors earn competitive rates according to industry standards.

About: 

Edanz Editing Group Ltd., founded in Japan in 1995 and China in 2006, offers English language assistance to help non-native English speaking authors worldwide submit their research to international publications with the intention of getting their research published. The company is always recruiting experienced and professional English language editors in all scientific and scholarly specialties who are also native speakers of English.

Job summary: 

Freelance editors are part of a global team of 400+ editors who can work from anywhere in the world and schedule their own time to work on editing projects. Because clients are located globally, freelance editors can anticipate to edit an assorted variety of papers within their fundamental discipline, experience new contexts on concepts and approaches, and advance their knowledge of new developments in their discipline within different regions.

To qualify, you must be a Native-English speaker, have experience in editing for SCI journals, and have three or more years as a scientific editor or have scientific research experience. To join, you must complete an online application, take a short language skills and editing test, and go through a training process.

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Market type: 

Company

Date added: 

08/29/2015


BKA Content

Founded: 

2009

Headquarters: 

North Ogden, UT 84414

Skills: 

Writing

Payment: 

$10-$18 dollars per hour

About: 

BKA Content is a premier service provider of premium, SEO content for small businesses, start-ups, small and large corporations and SEO agencies.

Job summary: 

The company employs experienced U.S.-based freelance writers who can write effective SEO content with strong storytelling, use targetable keywords, format content, and follow the clients' instructions. Projects often include SEO articles, blog posts, page rewrites, landing pages, press releases, and so on, to create effective link building, content marketing, Internet exposure, higher search engine ranking, and company branding. Clients provide the search terms, article topics, and keywords to help writers craft effective SEO content. Writers can pick from a wide variety of articles to write. Writers can work from home and at any location. Payment is per article. On average, most writers earn between $10-$18 dollars per hour. To join, writers must complete an online application, take a 15-minute exam, and write two 350-word samples.

Sign up/Job page: 
Market type: 

Agency

Date added: 

08/29/2015


Outsource.com

Founded: 

2015

Headquarters: 

Palo Alto, CA 94306

Skills: 

Writing

Payment: 

Based on the assignment and estimate

About: 

Outsource.com is an online marketplace connecting freelance writers with business owners in various industries and professions who need editorial content, such as articles, blog posts, SEO content, whitepapers, Listcycles, etc. on a wide range of topics.

Job summary: 

The Outsource.com marketplace makes it easy for clients to outsource, hire, and pay freelancers. Clients post their projects to the marketplace. Writers interested in the project will provide the client with a personalized estimate based on how much time and skill it will take to complete the work. Clients then choose the freelancer or freelancers with the best estimate, skills, and expertise to work on the project. Writers are paid upon acceptance of the completed work. Outsource.com requires freelancers to purchase "credits" to submit estimates to clients. To join the marketplace, writers need to register online and create a profile.

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Market type: 

Agency

Date added: 

08/29/2015


The Washington Post's Talent Network

Founded: 

2015

Headquarters: 

Washington, D.C. 20071

Skills: 

Writing

Payment: 

Competitive Rates (based on the assignment)

About: 

The Washington Post has established its own online "Talent Network" platform to connect experienced freelance writers and journalists with editors at national and international newspapers and media companies who have immediate story assignments. Freelance writers also use the platform to collaborate with editors on stories.

Job summary: 

The Talent Network matches qualified writers with editorial assignments based on knowledge, professional background, experience, and location. Writers can quickly accept projects and team up with editors directly. The assignments that writers work on are primarily news stories and blog posts that are engaging, factual, and timely. Subject areas include Business, Style, Health, Politics, National Security, and many other verticals.

To join, writers can register online for free and create a profile with contact info., samples of published stories, references, and a resume. A qualified staff editor will review pending profiles for acceptance. The amount of payment is determined on the type of assignment, the complexity of the story, and its importance.

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Market type: 

Agency

Date added: 

08/29/2015


eZdia, Inc.

Founded: 

2010

Headquarters: 

Silicon Valley, CA

Skills: 

Writing

Payment: 

up to $100 per item

About: 

eZdia, Inc.'s goal is to make the web more understandable, interesting and fulfilling by interfacing expanding eCommerce companies with skilled freelance writers. eZdia offers companies with a cutting-edge powered content creation network to boost traffic, drive sales and boost ROI. eZdia produces tens of thousands of words of content each month to Fortune 500 companies.

Job summary: 

eZdia, Inc. recruits driven, enthusiastic and skilled writers and editors to work from home on different writing assignments. Writing assignments include product descriptions, blog posts, topical articles, and buyers guides. The word count differs from 150 words up to 2000, according to the type of content that is needed.

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Market type: 

Agency

Date added: 

03/31/2015


The Content Authority

Founded: 

2009

Headquarters: 

Suwanee, GA 30024

Skills: 

Writing

Payment: 

$ ( The amount a writer is paid for an article is decided by length, article type, and writing quality level. )

About: 

The Content Authority's key goal is to provide businesses and entrepreneurs with useful, high-quality content that will bring value to their websites and help them to succeed in a highly challenging industry.

Job summary: 

The Content Authority hires freelance writers to write articles for a wide array of clients. These articles are frequently posted on blogs, used for promotion and marketing, and sometimes used with printed material.

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Market type: 

Agency

Date added: 

03/31/2015


Write.my

Founded: 

2014

Headquarters: 

Dallas, TX

Skills: 

Writing

Payment: 

$ ( Depends on the project )

About: 

Write.my is a technology company and online marketplace that enables businesses or individuals to hire freelance writers for content writing such as blog posts, articles, newsletters, website pages, social media posts and more.

Job summary: 

Write.my employs freelance writers to write articles for clients in industries such as business, education, lifestyle, entertainment, hobbies, technology, healthcare, etc.

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Market type: 

Agency

Date added: 

03/31/2015


CrowdSource.com

Founded: 

2011

Headquarters: 

Swansea, IL 62226

Skills: 

Writing

Payment: 

$ ( Depends on the project )

About: 

CrowdSource offers clients with on-demand access to an experienced and a scalable workforce of freelance talent. The company handles crowd-based talent to provide content, moderation and transcription services to business clients globally. The CrowdSource team is comprised of a multitude of skilled freelancers with diverse personal and professional experiences.

Job summary: 

CrowdSource.com provides simple and straightforward jobs like tagging a picture, to larger projects like writing and editing articles. CrowdSource's online platform supplies hundreds of jobs to freelance writers. Writers' assignments come from hundreds of websites including Staples, Overstock, Walmart and ThredUp. Payment is on a per project basis and depends on the writer's skill and time needed to meet each assignment. The company also compensates its best writers and editors with lucrative reward benefits.

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Market type: 

Agency

Date added: 

03/31/2015


Ebyline

Founded: 

2009

Headquarters: 

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Skills: 

Writing

Payment: 

$ ( Depends on the project )

About: 

Launched in 2009, California-based Ebyline is a network that connects companies with skilled, professional freelancers to create premium high-grade content for publishers and companies.

Job summary: 

Ebyline lets freelance writers display their experience, pitch ideas to publishers from across the country, and receive payment for their work without having to generate invoices and pursue late payments. Ebyline is free to use. The company is searching for expert journalists, writers, photographers, videographers and designers who can produce top-notch content for its business partners.

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Market type: 

Agency

Date added: 

03/29/2015


iWorkwell

Founded: 

1999

Headquarters: 

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Skills: 

Writing

Payment: 

$175 (up to)

About: 

The company's objective is to support HR (Human Resource) responsibilities, and the persons who carry out HR activities, to be far more efficient. iWorkwell offers an online A-to-Z consultatory system that simplifies HR. It dispenses both the information and the tools HR pros require to perform daily affairs and future planning.

Job summary: 

iWorkwell regularly employs skilled HR professionals, freelancers, scholars, and subject matter experts who are proficient in any area of HR to write/edit action-driven educational content to help readers complete tasks. Writers must have the capability to compose business-style communications correctly, distinctly and succinctly. Writers follow outlines to create 1,500-3,500 word instructional articles on a particular area of interest.

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Market type: 

Agency

Date added: 

03/29/2015


Quill: Global Content Creators

Founded: 

2011

Headquarters: 

London, W1T 4HE, UK

Skills: 

Writing

Payment: 

$ ( depends on projects )

About: 

Quill provides quality, on-brand content on any topic, in any format and in any language. The company assists businesses in using content instead of paid media to distinguish their brands, and to connect with, obtain and keep customers more successfully. The Quill Network is comprised of specialist content creators globally, from writers and editors to graphic designers, photographers and video producers.

Job summary: 

Quill is searching for skilled content creators--writers and editors--from the UK and around the world. When writers join the Network the company will work with them to recognize their interests and experiences. The company's clients include every industry from business services to fashion, so there are consistently new projects seeking different skillsets.

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Market type: 

Agency

Date added: 

03/29/2015


ProofreadingPal

Founded: 

2010

Headquarters: 

Iowa City, IA 52240

Skills: 

Proofreading

Payment: 

$500 to $3,000 per month

About: 

Every document sent to ProofreadingPal is proofread by two strongly-skilled staff members. The company's two-proofreader archetype is key to offering the best proofreading services. The company works with freelancers to proofread professional business documents, resumes, academic papers, student essays, articles, and books/manuscripts.

Job summary: 

ProofreadingPal seeks freelance proofreaders/copy editors who fulfill one of the following requirements: 1) Currently employed by or registered as a graduate or postgraduate student in a recognized U.S. college/university and have a minimum GPA of 3.5. or 2) Have a graduate degree with at least five years of professional proofreading and editing expertise.

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Market type: 

Agency

Date added: 

03/19/2015


SpeakWrite

Founded: 

1997

Headquarters: 

Austin, TX 78730

Skills: 

Transcription

Payment: 

$12 - $15 per hour

About: 

SpeakWrite provides dictation and human-powered transcription support services to over 60,000 clients, consisting of law firms, law enforcement operations, state government bureaus, insurance providers, and a broad range of additional industries. The company uses a network of US and Canadian-based typists who utilize SpeakWrite's transcription App and software programs to deliver finished documents to clients.

Job summary: 

SpeakWrite's freelance transcriptionists and typists can set their own hours, work independently, and avoid typical job-associated expenditures. The company has built a network of committed typists who work on a contract schedule to provide quality transcriptions to clients in many industries. SpeakWrite is actively expanding and seeking to grow its team of skilled US and Canada-based legal typists.

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Market type: 

Agency

Date added: 

03/19/2015


Zerys

Founded: 

2007

Headquarters: 

Chardon, OH 44024

Skills: 

Writing

Payment: 

depends on type of project and client.

About: 

Zerys is an all-encompassing content solutions creator, content creation platform, and professional writer marketplace. The company utilizes a branded crowdsourcing technology to let clients price their projects, find experienced writers project-specific skills, and develop their own groups of screened writers.

Job summary: 

Zerys Content Marketplace has over 20,000 writers ready for hire, 5,000 end users, 600 marketing agency users, and another 1,000 agency clients managed by agencies in the network. Zerys provides freelance writers with the opportunity to earn regular secondary income, doing what they love: writing.

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Market type: 

Agency

Date added: 

03/19/2015


Ultius

Founded: 

2010

Headquarters: 

Las Vegas, NV

Skills: 

Writing

Payment: 

$8 and $22 per page; $14 - $17 per hour

About: 

Ultius is a reputable provider of content-based services for college students worldwide. The staff of writers renders custom writing, editing, and business writing solutions.

Job summary: 

Using Ultius' outsourcing platform, accepted freelance writers can access a broad selection of orders and work with clients worldwide. The company handles all the technical work such as transactions, customer assistance, marketing and editorial help. For writers thinking about earning an income through outsourced employment, Ultius offers the services, expert assistance and career advancement.

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Market type: 

Agency

Date added: 

03/19/2015


SNAP by Copyhackers

Founded: 

2014

Headquarters: 

Victoria, BC V9B 0G4

Skills: 

Copywriting

Payment: 

$14 - $17 per hour

About: 

SNAP is an online agency of freelance copywriters who write and maximize short copy: emails, websites, split-testing, Adwords, content creation, social media and in-product copy.

Job summary: 

SNAP has a Career page where the staff frequently lists available freelance copywriting jobs. Writers work from home and work on client-related projects. Recent gigs included working as an Email Copywriting Specialist, a Traffic-Gen Copywriting Specialist, and a Sr. Copywriter.

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Market type: 

Company Gigs

Date added: 

03/19/2015


WritePath

Founded: 

2009

Headquarters: 

Singapore

Skills: 

Writing, Editing

Payment: 

Depends on type of project

About: 

WritePath Pte Ltd. is a global company that delivers linguistic editing services and online translation services for its clients. The Singapore-based company manages Topadmit.com, Topsciedit.com, and Bizeditors.com, three online editing support services that cover the college and university admissions, scholastic research and business industries. WritePath was the receiver of the Echelon 2013 Tokyo Satellite, a 2013 Echelon finalist and an AAMA (Asia America MultiTechnology Association) company, a distinguished start-up accolade in Taiwan.

Job summary: 

WritePath frequently hires professional freelance (remote) editors to do copy editing work that involves standard editing for admission essays, curriculums vitae, websites, technical manuals, scholarly papers, and news releases for such sectors as commerce, advertising and marketing, technology, medical, academic training, etc. Editors have to work with close deadlines to meet company/customer demands by reworking draft material, and rendering it accurate and sounding like it was expertly written and edited by a natural English speaker with the required business smarts.

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Market type: 

Agency

Date added: 

03/19/2015


Express Writers

Founded: 

2011

Headquarters: 

Christi, TX 78418

Skills: 

Writing, Copywriting

Payment: 

$600/month - $1500/month

About: 

Express Writers is a crew of over 60 copywriters and editors with freelance creatives throughout the United States. Each writer goes through a testing process that consists of background verification and skill screening. Clients include high-level, nationally-recognized corporations and local companies, as well as small business entrepreneurs.

Job summary: 

Writers will need to provide a resume via the Writers or Editors Application form, and wait for the HR team to arrange a candidateship test.

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Market type: 

Agency

Date added: 

03/19/2015


PERFECTLY FRANK iNC.

Founded: 

2004

Headquarters: 

New York, NY 10165

Skills: 

Writing

Payment: 

$35/report

About: 

PERFECTLY FRANK iNC. is a boutique mystery shopping provider to meet the special demands of clients within the hip-luxury industry. The agency offers clients with in-depth reports which record a visit to businesses.

Job summary: 

PERFECTLY FRANK iNC. works with freelance editors to preserve the first-class of reporting that its clients count on. It is the freelance editor's role to make sure that information is correct, language is grammatically right, and that the PFi house style is applied all the way through a report.

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Market type: 

Company Gig

Date added: 

03/19/2015


Edmentum, Inc.

Founded: 

2006

Headquarters: 

Bloomington, MN 55437

Skills: 

Writing

Payment: 

TBD

About: 

Edmentum, Inc. is a major provider of online learning programs developed to advance student fulfillment for academic and career success.

Job summary: 

Edmentum, Inc. regularly hires freelance Curriculum Writers who are in charge of producing, creating, and editing a range of educational and assessment materials coordinated to state or national criteria. The ideal applicant is innovative and resourceful, can work proficiently within a team-oriented setting, and has a mastery of technology. Writers work from any location.

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Market type: 

Company Gig

Date added: 

02/02/2015


Founded: 2010
Headquarters: Burlingame, CA 94010
Salary: from $20 to $50 on average per article
LoveToKnow (LTK) is an Internet-based media company dedicated to offering extensive online resources such as useful articles, slideshows, and quizzes on a broad range of topics like parenting, health and fitness, dieting, style, glamor, food, relationships, wedding celebrations, activities, and more. LoveToKnow writers and editors are a specialized community of subject experts, paid to research, edit, and write informative articles, product reviews, quizzes and slideshows. Writer criteria: comprehensive experience with the picked subjects; a minimum of one year of professional writing expertise; editing experience a bonus. Assignments may involve any of the following: improving and reworking existing content, fact checking and/ or assessing content for correctness, combining existing content from various articles into a single article and making new articles. [ Write for LoveToKnow]

Founded: 2011
Headquarters: Washington, DC and New York, NY
Salary: commensurate with experience
Vox Media, a trendsetting media news company, posts open freelance writing positions with several of its web properties under the company's Careers section. These include writing for: Curbed.com (real estate news), SBNation.com (sports news), Vox.com (general news), Eater.com (restaurant/entertainment reviews), Racked.com (shopping and style), and others. These sites range from real estate to sports. Vox Media often needs local, state-specific freelance contributors for Curbed.com and Eater.com. SBNation.com, a sports news site, also curates stories from freelance sports writers everywhere. Payment is usually per article, or commensurate with experience, unless disclosed differently. Check the company's Careers section once a week, as they often post new openings. [ Write for Vox Media]

Founded: 1978
Headquarters: Toms River, NJ 08753
Salary: $10-$20/article
Showcase Publications Inc. regularly hires freelance writers to compose short articles for Autoshopper.com, a companion website to its local Auto Shopper magazines. The website and print publications allow automotive buyers to search for used and new automobiles. The company publishes over 50 regional publications that cover cars, trucks, boats, and homes. These weekly photo-driven publications are distributed free to supermarkets and stores in specific states in the U.S. The company recruits freelance writers to cover the latest motor vehicle news and various topics pertinent to car buyers. Writers work from home. Payment is only $10-$20/article. [ Write for Autoshopper.com]

Founded: 2005
Headquarters: NY, WA, and London
Salary: submit your rates
Distilled is a reputable online marketing agency that offers a range of content creation and SEO services. For its content creation services, the company frequently recruits freelance writers to write articles and blog posts on behalf of their clients. Topics vary and are diverse according to clients' needs. Distilled, founded in 2005, has over 60 employees with headquarters in New York City, Seattle, WA and London. Writers are paid competitively, according to the website. The amount is not disclosed, but writers can submit their rates on the job application form. Along with strong writing skills, writers must also be skilled at research, editing, and proofreading. For availability of writing jobs, visit the company's job page. [ Write for Distilled]

Founded: 2010
Headquarters: Boulder, CO
Salary: $8/short post
BlogMutt specializes in providing custom-written blog posts for individuals, agencies, and businesses. The company, founded in 2010, recruits U.S.-based writers to write on diverse, popular topics in key industries such as health care, international business, e-commerce, technology, and financial planning. Upon acceptance of an application and a sample of writing, writers have access to writing assignments from BlogMutt's clients. Usually the client dictates the topic, keywords, and a general idea of what the writer needs to include in the article. Writers usually have the creative freedom to finesse the article with their own ideas as long as they remain in the confines of the topic. Rates are usually $8 for a short article of 350 words. Longer articles pay slightly higher. Writers are also required to edit and proofread their articles. [ Write for BlogMutt.com]

Founded: 2005
Headquarters: New York, NY, USA
Salary: TBD
Thrillist Media Group hires freelance writers for three of its lifestyle websites: Thrillist.com, JackThreads.com, and TheCrosbyPress.com. The company's websites target the growing metropolitan male market regionally and nationally through engaging, timely content. The company frequently posts new freelance writing jobs under the Career section of ThrillistMediaGroup.com to contribute articles on men's lifestyle and fashion trends as well articles for its popular blog section, The Thread. The company also hires regional writers to review and recommend the best restaurants and bars, nightlife events, and favorite destinations to have fun. To apply for a freelance job, writers will need to complete an online application, upload a resume, submit their salary requirements, and include samples. [ Write for Thrillist Media Group]

Founded: 2012
Headquarters: Cambridge, MA 02138
Salary: up to $15/hour
College Copywriters recruits student writers to join its online marketplace to review assignments and write for different clients on behalf of the company. The company's core services are writing web content, both short and long SEO articles, list-style posts, and reviews. For eligibility, you must be a college student with an .edu email address as part of the verification process. The company does not disclose per word rates, but states that writers can possibly earn $15/hour for x-number of writing assignments. Payment is issued every Friday. [ Write for College Copywriters ]

Founded: 2006
Headquarters: Clifton Park, New York 12065
Salary: up to $18-$50/article
Founded in 2006 as Rita's Writers, the company was renamed to QualityGal in 2008, and now as Online Writing Jobs. The company creates custom content, ranging from blog posts to SEO article content, for businesses and organizations. The company is usually recruiting U.S.-based writers to join on a freelance basis. Writers can claim up to five articles to work on at a time and receive around $18+/article based on topic, quality, and length.
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The company pays every Friday. To apply for a freelance position, you will need to complete an online form, followed by writing a 500-word test article so that a staff member can review your writing skills, style, coherency, and your ability for follow directions. You will also need to submit samples of previous work. [ Write for Online Writing Jobs ]

Founded: (2010?-unsure)
Headquarters: UK - (London)
Salary: up to $20/page
WriterBay.com is another transparent content creation agency inviting experienced freelance writers to join their platform to work on pending writing assignments from clients. I use the word "transparent" because the website does not list its staff members, a physical address, or any business background information. Based in the U.K., the agency accepts writers from most countries. Many assignments are academic in nature--reports, papers, essays, theses, bibliographies, reviews, etc. Non-academic assignments include writing blog posts, how-to articles, ad copy, rewriting, and SEO articles. Currently, WriterBay.com has new openings for business writing assignments, which include writing business proposals, business plans, letters, resumes, PR materials, etc. The site states that payment is up to $20/page. Senior writers--ones who have been in good standing with the agency for a few years--receive bonus payments per assignment. To apply, you must have at least a Bachelor's degree and pass a grammar and writing test. [ Write for WriterBay.com ]

Founded: 1994
Headquarters: Philadelphia, PA 19113
Salary: up to $1.75/audio minute
Babbletype, a transcription services company, outsources work to freelance proofreaders, transcribers, and translators. Originally established in 1994 under the name MRT Services, the company was transferred to new owners and rebranded to Babbletype in 2009. The company transcribes research data, lectures, speeches, interviews, teleconferences, and the like. The company offers three independent contractor positions: English Language Transcribers, which pays $0.40-$1.00/audio minute; English Proofreaders, which pays $0.13-$0.15/audio minute; and Translators (into English), which pays up to $1.75/audio minute. [ Apply to Babbletype ]

Founded: 2012
Headquarters: New York, NY 10001
Salary: depends
ContentWriters.com (CW) recruits freelance writers to write on behalf of their clients. Assignments consist of web content, blog posts, whitepapers, social media and newsletters. The company caters to businesses in different industries, including commerce, travel, technology, politics, and so on. The company matches the writer's skill and interests with clients' pending assignments. Average rates paid to writers are not disclosed until the writer is accepted and sees the available jobs, but a writer can earn $22.50 on an article that costs the client $45. [ Write for ContentWriters.com ]

Founded: 2011
Headquarters: New York, NY, 10006,
Salary: Not disclosed (around $20-$50/article)
Launched in 2011, Scripted.com is a fast-growing outsourcing marketplace for freelance writers to write top-notch content for businesses. Recent statistics show that Scripted.com has more than 1,000 customers, including top companies like Intuit, Shutterfly, Levi's, and Adobe, and more than 80,000 pre-screened freelance writers who work on assignments. The company also sells custom "on-the-fly" content to businesses that need to boost their online marketing presence.
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Although Scripted doesn't disclose how much it pays writers, the company offers higher-priced writing services. For example, the minimum price a client pays for a blog post is $49; $69 for website copy; $299 for a white paper; $149 for press releases, etc. These prices are much higher than what comparable outsourcing marketplaces charge clients. What Scripted pays its freelance writers is based on the writing assignment, the client, and the length.

To become a freelance writer for Scripted, you must pass two application tests. The first test is a basic English syntax and word usage test. If you pass the first test, you are taken to your own private dashboard where you must choose a specialty. For example, I like writing on business topics, so I would select "Business" as my specialty. You can choose only one specialty, and Scripted offers many.

Based on your chosen specialty, the second part will test you on your writing skills and knowledge. You will need to submit a 300-word article on a topic, as well as explain why you are qualified to write on such topics. The editorial staff at Scripted will review the second part of your test and grade you; if they decide your writing skills and knowledge are above average, you will have immediate access to article writing jobs under your specialty.

Whenever a new job becomes available under your specialty, Scripted will notify you by e-mail or text message. Otherwise, you can log in to your account at any time and view open jobs. Scripted.com usually pays within two days after the client has approved your work. [ Write for Scripted.com ]

Founded: 2008
Headquarters: Herndon, Virginia 20171
Salary: $10/hour
CGBiz LLC started Scribie.com in 2008 to service clients who need high-quality transcripts of their audio recordings, phone interviews, webinars, podcasts, videos. The company created a platform which handles the progress of audio to written word and provides clients with reliable, premium transcripts. Scribie.com openly invites writers and transcribers to join the company and work from home transcribing audio projects via the Internet. Payment is $10/hour with bonus pay of $10 per three hours finished audio file. [ Join Scribie.com as a transcriber]

Founded: 2008
Headquarters: New York, NY
Salary: $50/post
In 2008 TripAdvisor launched a hotel review site called Oyster.com, which provides impartial, reliable details and photos about hotels in different U.S. states. The company frequently posts openings for freelance bloggers to contribute articles for its blog and also has assignments for freelance writers/photographers to visit and review hotels. The company requires writers to have at least two years of solid writing experience. The blogging positions require writers to write on seasonal travel fads, current travel news, and travel advice. Oyster.com pays $50/post. The hotel review positions pay writers for both reviews and photos. The amount is discussed individually with writers. [ Write for Oyster.com]

 Founded: 2001
Headquarters: Baltimore, MD 21202
Salary: based on experience
Pearson PLC (est. 1998), the leading education publishing company, regularly needs freelance writers for home-based Curriculum Content Editors/Writers positions for its accredited online public school portal called Connections Academy (est. 2001), which helps (K-12) students optimize their learning abilities and fulfill public education requirements through customized learning regimens. Many schools, state departments, and educational organizations use Connections Academy to offer their students a virtual classroom in which to learn and study so they can succeed academically and acquire necessary career-building skills.
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The High School Content Editor/Writer works from home as an independent contractor. This job requires the writer/editor to work on and modify a core curriculum project (English, Science, Math, Chemistry, and so on) for the current or next school year. The writer is tasked with assessing and modifying course session schemes, class plans, and texts. It's a benefit if writers have teaching experience, a background in the course of study, as well as impeccable writing skills. These freelance projects are short-term and paid per project. The rate is discussed individually and the amount is based on the type of project, course of study, and if the project requires a part-time or full-time commitment. [ Current openings at Connections Academy]

Founded: 2007
Headquarters: Las Vegas, Nevada 89147
Salary: $10-$25/article (about 1-5 cents/word)
 Textbroker.com is an outsourcing marketplace specifically for U.S.-based freelance writers—you will find writing assignments, ranging from SEO articles to how-to articles on a broad range of topics. At any given time you can find more than 3,000 writing projects available to freelance writers. Textbroker works slightly differently than other outsourcing marketplaces. Although membership is free, you must submit a sample of writing for review. Based on your initial sample, a staff member will rate your writing skills between one and five stars. Five stars means you are one of the best writers at Textbroker. Many writers fall between three and four stars. Aspiring writers who have not yet honed their craft usually receive two stars.
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Once you are approved, you can see all of the available writing assignments in the member's section; however, you can only choose writing assignments that match your rating. For example, if you are a member with a rating of two stars, you cannot apply to writing assignments which clients have rated three stars and above. Don't worry if you are rated only two stars—as you complete assignments, your credibility rises and eventually a staff member will review your performance and decide to rate you higher.

Most writing assignments fall between three and four stars because many clients are looking for competent writers with above-par skills to work on their assignments. When a client is ready to post a new project, he or she must decide on the skill level of the writer—between two and five stars. If the client chooses two stars, this means writers with a rating of two stars and above can grab the assignment.

Perhaps the biggest difference between Textbroker and the other outsourcing marketplaces is that you don't need to self-promote yourself at the site or write bid proposals for a chance to land a writing assignment. You simply review the open writing assignments; when one interests you, simply select it and get to work. It's that easy. When you have completed a writing assignment, you submit it for the client to review it. If the client likes what you have written, he or she will approve it and Textbroker will deposit your pay into your Textbroker account.

It's difficult to make a full-time income using only Textbroker because rates are so low. For example, many 500-word assignments pay between $3-$7 dollars, depending on the skill-level. Many writers use Textbroker to supplement their income and to pick up quick writing assignments during their downtime. [ Write for TextBroker.com ]

Founded: 1998
Headquarters: Calabasas, CA 91302
Salary: $30-$50/article
 NewsFactor Network routinely hires experienced freelance writers to compose articles on business and technology for its online news networks that target high-level CIOs, IT supervisors, and computer technology pros. In recent months the company has hired freelance writers to cover breaking or timely computer technology news, Monday through Friday. Otherwise, the company uses writers to cover an array of tech topics, from wireless devices, data storage, and tech trends to computer networking, communications, and hardware.
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Average pay per story is between $35 to $50. Writers must have extensive experience in this industry to write intelligently for a sophisticated readership. Because most news pieces must be neutral in opinion, writers may need to interview market analysts or company managers to present a proper market perspective. News Factor expects prospective writers to have written 50 or more tech-topic articles published by credible sources. You can often find open job positions at the website's "About" page. [ Write for NewsFactor Network ]

Founded: 2009
Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA 90064
Salary: $50-$200/article or guide
 Knoji is a popular consumer review website that offers in-depth reviews of products and services so that consumers can make educated decisions on what to purchase. The website relies on freelance writers to write most of its reviews and product guides on consumer shopping, online buying, and shopping advice. Writers can earn money in three ways: 1) write reviews; 2) write consumer guides; 3) answer consumer questions.
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In my opinion, writing consumer guides might be worth your time because the other two ways pay very little. Writing consumer guides can earn you between $50 and $200 per article. A typical "guide" reviews a specific company and its product or service and offers in-depth analysis and reviewer-perspective information to highlight the pros and cons of such service or product and help consumers make the best purchasing decision when comparing similar products or services from other companies. You can select from a variety of "Write a Guide" projects on your own schedule.

To be eligible as a Guide Writer, Knoji requires you to be an excellent researcher, a competent writer, and have the ability to simplify complex information for a consumer audience. You will need to provide at least two samples of work, preferably a product review or service review, or a shopping-related article. Your writing should demonstrate your ability to pay attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness.

Writing reviews for Knoji pays on a performance basis, such as search engine traffic and page views; but, if you excel at writing a review, you are eligible to receive an upfront payment of up to $12 (on average). When you become a member, Knoji provides you with your own private dashboard where you can choose products or services to review that the website needs immediately. Once you accept to write a review, you will have three days to complete it. Your dashboard will also show other writing opportunities, such as answer questions posted by consumer and writing company snapshots.

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Founded: 2010
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA 94108
Salary: $.40-0.65 cents per minute
 Founded by early crowdsourcing pioneers of oDesk.com, the relatively-new Rev.com, offers "in-the-cloud" transparent translation services to any individual or business anywhere in the world that needs content translated fast and accurately. Funded by Globespan Capital and offering translation for 30 foreign languages, the company invites freelancers with relevant skills to become members of its network. As a at-home service member for the company, you will have access to available translation jobs. You can choose which projects to work on and the ones that interest you the most. You can work as much or as little as you want, and set your own hours, as long as you meet all deadlines. The company pays freelancers between $.40-0.65 cents per minute of audio. To apply as a member, you will need to submit an online application and samples of work for review. Payment is issued weekly via PayPal. [ Apply as a freelance translator ]

Founded: 2008
Headquarters: Boston, MA 02109
Salary: $5-$35/article
 WriterAccess.com is a private marketplace that connects U.S. freelance writers with open projects posted by employers. Writers need to register for an account and create a profile. Based on your profile, qualifications, and samples of work, WriterAccess will decide if your skills meet their standards. If approved, you will need to complete a test with 40 questions. The test covers advanced English and grammar. After completing the test, you will receive a grade based on your overall skills. This final grade is displayed on your public profile and seen by employers posting jobs.
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WriterAccess.com is strict about who they let write for their clients. Writers are required to create an in-depth profile—it consists of over 10 separate parts. Although you don't need to complete every part, you should because it will help you get more work and build a reputation at the site. The profile portions consist of writing in third person about your personal experiences as a writer, previous employment, specialty areas, sample articles, and education.

WriterAccess classifies new writing jobs as "Orders," categorized by topic. Alongside each order are the word count, project requirements, and pay rate. Pay ranges from $5.00 up to $25.00/article on average. Depending on your skill level and experience, you will have access to higher paying jobs. Because WriterAccess pre-approves all writers, you never have to bid on jobs—you can accept any job that interests you and work on it immediately. Employers can also send you direct orders based on your profile or on previous work you've completed for them. Direct orders, ones that employers ask you to write for them, can pay anywhere from $15.00 to $100.00 per article. Doing your best work on each project will generate repeat clients and help you establish ongoing relationships with employers.

WriterAccess.com is best suited for experienced writers and not new writers who still need to refine their skills. As part of the approval process, you will need to provide professional experience and quality samples of various writing styles. These may include conversational and informative press release, sales letters, white papers, and reviews. Since it is more exclusive than other writing websites, you can expect to earn a decent income compared to other crowdsourcing marketplaces. You can withdraw your earnings at any time. [ Write for WriterAccess.com ]

Founded: 2012
Headquarters: Swansea, Illinois 62226
Salary: $2.25 for every 100 word
 Write.com allows freelance writers to work as independent contractors and earn money doing something they enjoy. Write.com uses Amazon.com's powerful outsourcing MTurk platform. Approved writers can write content on their own flexible schedules without having to work the traditional 9-5 shift. The company offers different assignments posted by employers. The diversity of assignments is something that writers will enjoy. You can find projects to write articles, blog posts, press releases, content, etc. on a number of different topics and subjects.
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The earning potential will vary depending your skill-level and how much writing you decide to do. However, writers typically earn $2.25 for every 100 word. The pay increases with the word count—the higher the word count for an article, the higher the pay. Experienced writers can expect to earn over $15 per hour if they work efficiently and diligently.

To qualify as a team member, you will need to sign up for a free account and answer 20 questions to see if you have what it takes. These questions are relatively easy and will not take long to complete. Once you have completed the questions, you will also need to sign up for a free Amazon MTurk account. Write.com shows you how to do this to get started. [ Write for Write.com ]

Founded: 2013
Headquarters: Boston, MA 02210
Salary: $30-$80/article (average); up to $250/article
 Skyword is a great place for freelance writers to write online, allowing them to write for many top brands, to showcase their work, and keep rights to everything they write. Writers are encouraged to enroll in programs, which are basically writing gigs for popular companies like GMC, IBM, AutoTrader.com, PopSci.com, and other branded companies. Because each company has specific topics that they need covered, Skyword hires writers with special knowledge and skills. For example, Pampers might want writers to write about the benefits of their products from the viewpoint of a new or an expecting mother. Skyword also supports its writers by offering live help to resolve any problems, as well training materials on the most current marketable techniques for showcasing a writer's portfolio. Topics in these discussions offer advice from editors to mini workshops on improving a certain style of writing.
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Writers can also learn search engine optimized (SEO) writing, a very popular request from many companies. Moreover, the staff at Skyword is highly attentive and friendly. They support their writers as much as possible. They really do want all of their writers to succeed. Another benefit is that you learn to improve your own marketability. Additionally, I don't believe I have ever seen any bad reviews about this company.

Applying to Skyword is easy. Register with a username and password. Next, you can apply to different programs to write for a specific company. Applications and writing samples are required for these programs. Waiting times for approval vary. If you are approved, you can begin writing for the respective company. Pay rates are based on what the the company is willing to pay.

Some companies offer as much as $100-250 per article, whereas others only offer a meager $25. Some companies, like Bounty, offer upfront payment for articles. This can be as little as $10. In addition, writers can generate revenue for page views. The more views your article page generates, the higher your revenue. However, you do need many page visits to see any incremental revenue. Payment is on a bimonthly basis and is sent through PayPal.

Articles that you write are sometimes simple. Your company might only need you to write 250 words. But be warned, your article must be high quality. A staff editor will review your article before accepting it and issuing payment. Many writers whom I know do generate a relatively decent income from Skyword. [ Write for Skyword ]

Founded: 2008
Headquarters: Santa Monica, CA 90401
Salary: $15-$30/article (average); up to $100/article
 Demand Studios is a "content creation" company that has positions available for writers, filmmakers, and copywriters. This is one of the most well-known freelance writing companies because many people who write for Demand Studios also write for the company's other popular websites, Ehow.com, SFGate.com, and Livestrong.com. On average, the company has thousands of assignments available to writers. The company pays up to $15.00 per article, which is slightly higher than what Internetbrands.com, Examiner.com, and Textbroker.com pay their freelance writers. Despite the "low" pay compared to what professional writers earn per article, many writers and career-oriented people enjoy writing for Demand Studios.
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To make money writing for Demand Studios, you need to complete a writer's application. Writers who have degrees in English or journalism have a better chance of being accepted. The application process is relatively simple. A writer fills out an application that asks the basic questions, such as name, email address, etc. The application also requires the applicant to submit a resume and a writing sample. Submit a writing sample of at least 400 words in length, along with a resume of previous and relevant writing experiences.

Demand Studios will notify you via email if you've been accepted. If accepted, that same email will contain instructions on how to activate your account. Once activated, you can start writing and making money. You can select up to 10 assignments. For best results, you should select only topics that interest you. Each assignment has specific guidelines. Write the article, proof it, and then submit it for review.

Editorial staff review all submitted articles for quality and following instructions. An editor will either accept your article or will send it back for revisions. If your article is accepted, DemandStudios will deposit payment into your author's account. If you need to revise the article, make the changes and then resubmit the article for approval. [ Write for Demand Studios ]

Founded: 1998
Headquarters: El Segundo, CA 90245
Salary: $20-$50/article (average); up to $100/article
 Internet Brands, Inc. is an online-based company that provides advertising solutions and custom, optimized content for a number of well-known clients. It began as CarsDirect.com, a site focused specifically on automotive needs. Since the mid 2000s, the company has expanded their portfolio to include different brands in different industries, such as health and home, leisure, travel, licensing, and shopping. The company frequently hires a number of freelance writers to provide content for their clients. InternetBrands has a careers section where freelance writers can browse available jobs listings and apply to them.
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Recent writing opportunities offered both aspiring writers looking for an opportunity to start freelancing and expert writers who are authorities on specific topics. Here are three previous job listings InternetBrands had offered:

Freelance Travel Writer
Internet Brands was seeking a writer for World66, a travel company looking to provide excellent written content. A wiki based service, the site needed articles on hotel and restaurant reviews, fun activities to do in particular cities, travel listings, and travel itineraries and costs. This job paid $10 per article.

Shopping Writer
This was a job listing for a number of sites, rather than a specific client. Writers were asked to provide content about online retailers, shopping opportunities, store policies, and other information. Again, pay was between $10-$20 per 250-word article.

Shopping Trends Reporter
This was a job listing for more experienced writing professionals. The successful candidate would be reporting on major shopping trends, including preferred stores, particularly popular types of sales, and seasonal shopping. This job fell into the professional pay range, offering $50-$75 per 450-800 words. The pay for each article was determined based on article quality and length.

Paying $10-$20 an article is a decent, if not meager, rate for short-form articles (offered in the first two listings), considering it averages out to $.04 per word. The third job, paying $.10 cents per word, is what beginning writers are usually paid writing for magazines. For comparison, fiction writers in professional markets are paid a minimum of $.05 per word. [ Write for InternetBrands ]

Founded: 2007
Headquarters: New York City, New York
Salary: $30-$80/article (average); up to $250/article
Free to apply: Yes
Membership fees: None
Open to: U.S. writers
Pay rates:
Direct orders: No.
Commission fees: No.
 Over a few years Patch.com has grown its news site powered by freelance writers and citizen journalists. The site differs from other sites that pay its writers for articles, as Patch.com is location-based and wants specialists covering their own areas. As Patch.com is still growing, it is only available in certain areas but covers many of the heavily populated States. Patch.com sees itself as a news purveyor, publishing original local news in over 100 locations throughout the US almost instantly, eliminating having consumers wait for their news from traditional media.
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The website has invested heavily in having full-time editors to keep the quality of the site to a high level and also to encourage new writers to work for them. Editors are said to be paid in the range of $35,000-$45,000 dollars per year and also receive other benefits, but they must be flexible enough to keep their "Patch" producing good quality content. When Patch.com's headquarters decide on a new area to cover, they hire the local editor who generally has about ten weeks to establish the local "Patch" and hire freelance writers experienced in news writing.

Each "Patch" is expected to produce three good quality articles per day appealing to the wider audience of each area. The editor of each "Patch" has control of the area and is largely responsible for the success of each one, from the quality control to hiring freelance writers.

Freelance writers initially have to apply to the site with an example of past works, along with a resume. While the site does take on new writers, editors want writers who have strong work ethics and high standards. Writers must be very knowledgeable on the topics they are covering. If you are experienced in website writing, news writing, or blog writing, this site is a good fit for you.

The Patch editor will assign work to their own freelance writers, along with details of each job and pay rate. The rates of pay are "industry standard"—the average pay is $50 to $100 per assignment. The writer can negotiate the pay rate to include travel expenses.

Most "Patches" have between six and twelve freelance writers who contribute on a regular basis to each area. Patch.com offers enough quality work to keep most writers busy, but the payments are generally considered as secondary income and not a full-time job.

Patch.com sees itself as not just providing articles to the local area, but also providing quality newsworthy journalism that will interest the general community. AOL is one of many publishers promoting digital news delivery as a more effective medium to receive timely news and general-interest content. [ Write for Patch.com ]


Founded: 1997
Headquarters: New York, NY 10036
Salary: $300-$700 monthly
 Freelancing can be tough. If you have useful knowledge on a variety of topics, then writing for About.com may be right for you. About.com is a website that offers expert advice on several different everyday topics. This information is offered in the form of articles, blogs, forums, and videos. Since it initially hit the web in 1996, About.com's popularity has grown to 84 million monthly visitors, 80 percent of whom are referred to About.com by Internet search engines. The purpose of About.com is to provide expert, user-friendly advice on popular topics that can range from baking a cake to health issues. The website offers easy navigation, which means readers can quickly find the useful information they need.
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About.com offers two main types of freelance writing jobs: 1) Guide Writer and 2) Topic Writer. Guide Writers create specific content to help readers. For example, a Guide Writer who covers health, might write articles that help readers improve their eating habits, exercise more safely, and live healther lives. Guides usually address topics that involve continual content writing and revising, along with solid research skills and strong understanding of the subject. Topic writers cover more specialized content than Guides; they can choose from a list of topics to cover. Both Topic Writers and Guide Writers also write blogs. However, Guides are required to produce a weekly newsletter and moderate forums, while Topic Writers don't have this task.

For the first two years, Topic Writers are paid per article. Afterwards, if the Topic Site grows, writers are also paid based on "per page views." There is no "cap" on the amount of money that a writer can earn. Being a Guide Writer means you can expect monthly payments from the content that you create, as well as receiving "performance" payments. Guide Writers can expect a guaranteed per-article rate depending on the maximum number of articles they write as required by their contract. Topic Writers are expected to produce between 6-10 articles per month, while Guide Writers need to produce at least eight articles per month, in addition to their weekly newsletters and moderating and encouraging discussions in their forums.

To sign up as a freelancer, visit the site and check out the site's Guide and Topic writing pages. An evaluation is required for both roles. [ Write for About.com ]

Founded: 2009
Headquarters: San Diego, California 92075
Salary: 5-30 cents/word
 Most aspring writers start freelancing because they want to earn money online from home, on their own schedule, with no boss looking over their shoulders. ECopywriters offers this opportunity for self-starting, creative writers who are attentive to detail. ECopywriters is a web development company that connects clients with writers, who are paid per word to deliver professional copy to companies all over the world. Copywriting assignments include press releases, blogs, brochures, SEO, web writing, public relations, direct mail, and more. Copywriters can take as many assignments as they wish, and organize them with an included CSV uploader.
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Clients dictate how writers should write their copy, and specify the level of expertise that writers need to accept the assignment. Writers choose jobs based on their experience level, determined by ECopywriters after the writer has submitted a writing sample and taken a short grammar test. Writers can select assignments in their preferred subject areas, spanning diverse subjects like medical writing, travel, real estate, and spirituality. Clients can also contact writers directly to assign them work.

As writers gain experience, they are given a higher percentage ranking. Writers who check for work frequently are also given higher ratings. Writers with higher rankings are featured more prominently on the site.

Payment is sent via Paypal. Payment is determined by how difficult the assignment is. Level 1 pricing is 5 cents a word: this is for orders that require minimal research, such as basic articles, product descriptions, and blog posts. Level 2 pricing is 10 cents a word and requires more research and complicated formatting, as seen in newsletters, brochures, and press releases. Level 3 assignments pay 15 cents a word and are for in-depth assignments such as white papers and case studies. Pricing includes proofreading/editing and 1 round of revisions. Copywriters can earn up to 30 cents per word at Level 10.

ECopywriters is a great way for professional writers and stay-at-home parents to maintain a flexible work schedule, and for students, part-time workers or recently laid-off employees to continue earning money. Copywriters can earn up to $25.00 per hour with basic writing projects. [ Write for ECOPYWRITERS.com ]

Founded: 2008
Headquarters: Denver, CO 80202
Salary: based on page views
 Examiner.com provides accurate and up-to-date information on a variety of popular subjects including business, local news, sports, and healthy living. The company offers writers the opportunity to write locally-based articles about issues and topics in their own town or on popular issues but with a local slant. Writers have the chance to write about a specific theme or subject as frequently and as often as they want to.
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You must apply to write for Examiner.com. Once approved, you can start creating content for the site immediately. The website offers revenue-only payments. Although Examiner.com states that it pays competitive rates, the company does not pay a flat fee per article; instead, pay is accumulative based on several variables, such as size of readership, page views, social media activity, and sponsorships. This means that you will earn based on how many people read your article and how many times the ads are displayed on your article page. For example, if you have an article and only one person reads it, you won't make any money. If you have an article that goes viral, however, you could make quite a bit of cash.

The amount of money you can earn directly depends on how many people read your article; if you want to write for Examiner.com, you must promote and market your articles. Some writers choose to promote their articles through social media, such as Facebook or Twitter. Others choose to utilize email mailing lists. And others promote their posts through blogs or blog comments.

If you have a fun time writing and can do so with little direction, you may enjoy writing for Examiner.com. Your writing routine will include coming up with your own article ideas and writing solid, factual content. Additionally, if you want to earn decent money, you'll need to regularly promote your posts. For some writers, promoting and marketing take more time than actually writing the article. [ Write for Examiner.com ]

Founded: 2009
Headquarters: Tampa, FL 33618
Salary: 3-10 cents/per word
 CopyPress welcomes experienced freelance writers to join the company to write articles, blog posts, and other content for its growing clientele of small and large businesses in various industries. Standard pay rates are between $.03-.10/per word. The company may start new writers at a lower pay rate (about $20/500 word article), until they can write engaging, sharable content based on their training materials. Writers with excellent writing skills can expect a pay rate of $30/500 word article. CopyPress pays you on a per assignment basis, and can deposit payments via PayPal or directly into your bank account.
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Before being approved as a CopyPress writer, you will need to train and certify yourself at its online community, and then complete an application process. Once approved, you can access available assignments that match your skills and interests. You can accept assignments immediately.

CopyPress offers different content creation and marketing services to help small and large businesses improve online traffic and sales. The company's online community lets you network with other members, as well as read articles, watch helpful videos, and gain valuable advice from experienced members. [ Write for CopyPress.com ]

Founded: 2013
Headquarters: New York, NY 10003
Salary: rates vary based on assignment
 Prose Media LLC is a private agency that assigns premium writing assignments to skilled freelance writers. Approved writers receive relevant writing jobs via emails that match your interests and skills. All emails include pay rates and specs of the jobs. Founded by a seasoned writer, Prose Media hires writers to produce exceptional original content for businesses and nonprofit organizations. All assignments are paid, on a per-project basis.
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To work for Prose Media, you will need to complete and submit an online application for review. Writers who have published clips, a strong background in writing, and specialties will have the best chance for approval. Sign up is free and there are no membership fees. The best part is that you never have to bid on work or find prospective clients on your own.

Pay rates fluctuate according to the project and what the client needs, such as the type of content type, the topic and its complexity, the length, and deadline. Prose Media states that it compensates all writers fairly as predetermined by common industry standards.

Prose Media writers have the opportunity to write blog posts, white papers, social media content, marketing materials, press releases, and technical proposals, among other assignments. [ Write for Prose Media ]

Founded: 2002
Headquarters: Mountain View, CA 94041
Salary: to be determined
 Study.com (formerly Remilon LLC) is an online media company that creates custom educational materials for a slew of popular websites. The website helps students and degree seekers assess life-altering choices and solve common problems, such as reducing college debt. Most free courses result in actual college credit for students, which can be transferred from college to college.
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Remilon has many writers working for them to produceeducation, academic, and career-themed articles each month. The company welcomes writers to join its growing community. You must be an experienced writer or subject matter expert with strong research and grammar skills.

Study.com relies on freelance writers to write quality "lesson" articles on higher education, career advancement, K-12 topics, and job occupation articles. Writers can select from a virtually endless supply of assignments that interest them. You can choose your own hours and write as many articles as you wish, as long as you work at least 15 hours and produce at least 5 articles weekly.

Payment rises based on what you write, the quality of your writing, and staff-reviewed "efficiency scores." The company pays writers twice a month. [ Write for Study.com ]

Founded: 1997
Headquarters: New York, New York 10016
Salary: $200/article
 A List Apart (est. 1997) explores and explains the creation, progression, and interpretation of web content, with a primary emphasis on web measures and best methods. The editors hire freelance contributors to write more feature-length articles, between 1500-2K words, aimed at their readership of web and graphic designers, web developers, and content creators. Sara Wachter-Boettcher serves as Editor-in-chief. [ Write for A List Apart ]



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