You may have noticed that since Google and Bing put so much emphasis on new written content, hundreds of writing websites have sprung up. There are now hundreds of sites that offer to pay you for your writing work. Many of them have one of two problems. Many of them do not receive enough traffic to generate enough affiliate advertising money to pay you, and the ones that pay upfront are often void of any good paying clients to pay their writers. Here is a list of websites that allow you to earn money with your writing. You can earn it through affiliate adverts and see some traffic with them, or you can have them pay you up front, depending upon their own website rules. The list is in no particular order.
1 – Associated Content
These have been bought by Yahoo but for the moment, they are still paying people for submitting content of a certain standard. You are allowed to write about any subject that you wish. You may then submit your article for an upfront payment or a performance payment. They do not pay a massive amount up front so you may wish to put your piece up for a performance payment where you are paid if more than one thousand people view it. There is no time limit so you can build up your viewer numbers over a long time if you wish.
2 – Blogging on WordPress, Joomla or Blogger
These are blog building tools that you can use to help you make your blog. Once you have your domain and your blog set you, you are able to add as many affiliate adverts as you wish. You keep all the affiliate advert money if you get clicks. The only problem is that you are tasked with attracting all of the traffic. There is little chance of people coming to your domain due to the efforts of others; you have to get all the traffic yourself.
3 – Craigslist
If you are a freelance writer in America then you will be surprised at just how many writing jobs are advertised on this site. There are many forums online where people ask for writers, but Craigslist seems to be a place where most of those “askers” end up congregating. You may even see forums with people asking for writers, only for other members to tell them to post an advert on Craigslist. Many of the jobs also have very little commitment required, as people often need simple bespoke projects completing.
4 – Demand Studios
They pay a reasonable amount for your articles if you follow the rules of their website. They demand that you write in a certain way and follow certain guidelines. You are able to pick the titles you can write about. If you write about your chosen title and it is accepted then they will post it online and pay you via PayPal.
5 – Freelance Writing Gigs
This website is good for people who wish to learn how to be a freelance writer. It is also good for finding a few writing jobs. They post new jobs almost every day and even if you are stuck and cannot find a job, they have a list that shows you all the places you can get paid for writing (a bit like this article). They have tried to create a freelance writing community.
6 – Hubpages
The articles you post on this website have a mildly good chance of ranking highly on Google’s search engine results. It depends upon what you write about and how well you write about it. You can link your Adsense account to the post so that you can earn a portion of the Adsense revenue. You may also add in your Amazon affiliate adverts into them. It is possible to gain reasonable traffic amounts if you work on your account for a long period of time.
7 – InfoBarrel
Write about any topic that pleases you and post it onto the site. You link your profile to an Adsense account so that you can share the click revenue with the website. The adverts run on your postings and when people click on the adverts you will be paid a portion of what the affiliate program pays. The process is known as monetizing your articles, and info barrel is good because it can allow some of your posts to rank well on Google.
8 – Media Piston
This website has people post their writing projects online and writers pick the projects that they want to do. The prices are not terrible when you compare them to other websites. The only downside is that their editors are just regular unqualified people, so they will ask you to make ludicrous revisions to your work. They do not understand correct English or American grammar or sentence syntax. The site demands that the editors ask for revisions on a certain number of submissions, otherwise it looks like they are not doing their job. So they pick silly things to pull you up about.
9 – ProBlogger Job Boards
This is a fun job board website, where you can simply look at a large number of writing jobs to see which ones suit you. Some of the less desirable topics are there all the time, but every now and again you will see job requests for titles that are fun to write about. Some blogs may revolve around your area of expertise so that you do not need to do much research before you write them. It is closer to going and getting a job than it is being a freelance writer.
10 – Snipsly
You post your article onto the site and link it with your Adsense account. When the viewers click on it, you will get a bit of the money that the affiliate programs would have paid you. The more viewers see your article then the higher the chances that you will get clicks. The difference with this site is that you can post things that are as small as 150 words. You can create content at a far faster pace, but there is slightly less chance of it ranking highly on the Google search results.
Written by Sonia Jackson from www.royal-essays.com