Monday, 25 March 2013

Freelance Writing

If you like to write, freelance writing could be the ideal way to make some money fast on the Internet.
Freelance Marketplaces
Your first stop should be the three large freelance marketplaces: eLance, Freelancer.com and Guru.com. Just sign-up for an account (which is free) and you’ll be able to bid on job requests.
There are all sorts of writing jobs in these marketplaces, including article writing, copywriting, article rewriting and editing, technical writing, researching and so on. You’ll need to start in the low end of the pay scale (e.g., $5 or $10 per 400-word article), but once you get some loyal clients your earnings will increase.

freelance writingWriting for Blogs
If you prefer to have a more stable position instead of tackling writing jobs here and there, you should look for blogs that are hiring writers. The pay rate ranges from $5 up to $30 or more per blog post, but if you are starting out expect your earnings to be in the lower end. The advantage of this model is that you’ll know forehand how much you’ll make per week (since most positions specify how many posts you need to write weekly or monthly).
In the three freelance marketplaces mentioned above you’ll also find blogging jobs. Alternatively you can check the Problogger Job Board.
Demand Studios
Demand Studios is a company that provides content for a wide range of websites on the Internet. Great part of this content comes from freelance writers, who earn a flat fee per article submitted.
If you want to write for them you’ll need to submit an application with a resume and two writing samples. Within a couple of days they’ll reply via email with an acceptance or a rejection.
Accepted writers can choose topics they are interested in and submit articles. You can earn anywhere from $5 up to $15 per article, and payments are sent once a week via Paypal.
Revenue Sharing Sites
There are many websites on the Internet that share their revenues with people willing to contribute content. Two popular ones are eHow, which pays a percentage of each advertising click generated from your articles, and AssociatedContent, which pays a flat fee for each 1,000 page views that your articles will receive.
Making money with these websites will not be as fast as with other methods, but one advantage is the fact that you’ll be building passive income streams. In other words, once your article is published, you’ll keep earning for months, and possibly years to come. Obviously you’ll need to promote your articles if you want them to rank high in search engines and receive a good amount of traffic.

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