In my last article, I discussed about how you can earn money and make a living online using your writing skills. Now in this article I am going to teach and give you guidelines as to how best you can maximize your online earnings from writing.
Now this is the best part of the article; the part you have been eager to read about. I’ve listed below, the names of Actual companies you can write articles for and make money from. Each of these companies has it’s own terms and policies so make sure you read and understand them before you apply.
This is perharps the best place for a beginner to start his article writing career. With associated content, you get to choose your own topics to write on. If it is specific enough, you will be offered a sum of money. It is left for you to accept or reject the money offered. Denying it would lead to your articles not being published. As a beginner I would advise you to accept anything you are offered so as to get published articles behind you for better paying jobs.
Under associated content, there are two payment options to choose from. You can submit your articles as exclusive( that is you give up all rights to the article and cannot publish it elsewhere), or non-exclusive (i.e you can republish the article) However you should also note that Exclusive articles earn more than non-exclusive articles.
There is also option of choosing upfront payment or performance based payments only. Upfront payment means your articles will be reviewed for payment immediately. You may be offered a certain amount of money or you may be asked to resubmit it for performance payments only if it is not specific enough. If you happen to choose performance payments only, you will get paid based on the number of people who view your articles monthly. Though the money is not much, it still serves some purpose.
To apply; go to http://associatedcontent.com
This is one of the most reputable and best article writing sites and one of my most preferred. Demand studios contracts with other companies that are looking for articles. They then post the assignment by title and you get a chance to claim them. They pay quite well and their payment scheme is based on per article submitted. That way you get to know what you will be paid even before accepting the article. With this site you could make a minimum of $300 weekly. Before you can be accepted by demand studios, you will have to provide links to previous articles.
Once you claim a topic with demand studios, the stipulated time frame given for completion is 7 days. If you happen to change your mind at anytime, you can un-claim them and they will go back to the topics pool. You could also suggest topics after establishing grounds with them. All payments are strictly through Paypal only. Payments are made every Friday of the week and they are very prompt too with their payouts.
To apply; go to http://demandstudios.com
WRITER RESEARCH GROUP (WRG)
This site is very much similar to demand studios in that you get to claim how many assignments you want per month. You get to receive your earnings by check and it’s done once per month instead of weekly compared to demand studios. Though demand studios pay a little more than them, they are next best site I would recommend any day.
To apply; visit http://writersresearchgroup.com
Writeraccess should have been top on the list if it wasn’t for the fact that they accept only US based writers for now. The application process is a bit stressful, but the advantages of working for writeraccess certainly outweighs it’s disadvantages. There is always plenty of work on the site and you can pick up to 5 orders at a go depending on how many orders you have completed so far. This is especially useful for those who have a number of writers working under them. The orders rarely go through an editor and the approval process is much faster and clients hardly ever request for revisions.
Payment depends on the level assigned according to the quality of the sample used during the application process.
Level 2 – $5.65 for 500 words
Level 3 – $10.70 for 500 words
Level 4 – $17.65 for 500 words
Level 5 – $23 for 500 words
To apply: visit http://writersaccess.com
Textbroker offers some of the lowest rates, but it is still a great website. You will always find hundreds of orders available to work on. You can always earn more through direct and team orders. The editors only check the orders to give you advice on how you can improve your writing and to determine your rating. US writers only, but they have an affiliate website at textbroker.co.uk where they accept applications from all around the world.
The best part is that the rating you have depends on the average of the last five orders rated by the editorial team. The payment you receive for the orders depends on your rating.
2 star – $3.5 for 500 words
3 star – $5 for 500 words
4 star – $7 for 500 words
5 star – $25 for 500 words
To apply, visit http://textbroker.com
The site has been revamped and restructured,it used to be crappy for a couple of years until recently. Now they have better rates and the support is much better. They are a bit too strict on quality, especially grammar. They tend to deactivate accounts at the slightest of provocations.
Standard article – $20 for 400 words
Premium articles – $40 for 400 words
To apply, visit http://writersdomain.com
The pay here at first isn’t much but the higher you move, the pay becomes more reasonable. The best part is that the registration process is very simple – just fill in your name and email address and you are good to go!
Standard Writer– $2.53 for 500 words
Premium Writer – $4.05 for 500 words
Elite Writer – $15 for 500 words
To apply, visit http://iwriter.com
Fiverr is one the best freelancing website at the moment. As a writer you get to be your own boss on Fiverr. The best part is that you don’t look for clients, clients look for you. Furthermore, you get to set your own rates – you can decide to request for $5 for 500, 300, 100 and even 10 words. But don’t be too optimistic, the average going rate is $5 for 400 words which is what I advise you charge on Fiverr.
To apply; visit http://fiverr.com
Other equally good online article writing companies include:
Copify.com – from £3 to £20 for 500 words
Copywiters.com – from $5 to $25 for 500 words
BreakStudios.com – up to $8 per article, and also based on number of views
Constant Content.com – Earn from $25 to $100 per article. But, to be honest it is not worth the amount of effort you have to put in.
Content Blvd.com – Paid per article and views
PSD Fan.com – Get paid to write Photoshop tutorials
Blogtemplate4u.com – get paid between $20 to $100 to write on articles related to web and web design
DesignPrefix.com – Get paid within 30 days to write about Photoshop, CSS3, HTML5, jQuery mobile, WordPress and any CMS.
Spyrestudios.com – Tutrioal-based website.
Psdeluxe.com – As the name suggests. You get paid between $30 to $75 to write Photoshop tutorials
The Content authority
Tier 1 – $3.5 for 500 words
Tier 2 – $5 for 500 words
Tier 3 – $7.5 for 500 words
Tier 4 – $15 for 500 words
CopyPress.com – $30 for 500 words.
GreenlightArticles.com – $5 for 500 words but very little work
Greatcontent.co.uk – Payment is around £3 – £5 for 500 words. though it requires plenty of work.
Yahoo Contributor Network – Can be an upfront pay between $2 to $25 or based on the number of views. Here you can find a much better review of yahoo contributor.
Textbroker.co.uk – This is the UK version of textbroker. The only difference is that they accept non-US citizens although they don’t have as much work as the parent site
Please if you have used any of the listed article writing websites, kindly share your experience with us below in the comments section. Also feel free to recommend any other reputable article writing sites too.