How to make money from home writing articles

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Most people think writing projects pay little to nothing well i would say it’s true because most writing jobs don’t actually pay while i would also say it’s false if you get the right links and network. If you’ve always wanted to be a writer, what better time to start than during lockdown? and for those of us that might be thinking what if i am not a writer well i want you to know that writing is all about sitting and bleeding in front of a typewriter meaning we are all good writers if we can trigger the emotions and bleed (pour out your inspirations) with writing tools.

Asides that all the websites that would be listed here would be based on different passions we all should be able to write on what we are passionate about.

Websites to consider

Wow Women on WritingDoes one thing really well;they look after female writers, encourage them and genuinely seek to offer opportunities to budding freelancers. Their audience is diverse and all focused on providing excellent content for women. Wow Women focuses on innovative business, freelancing, and training. The articles are generally detailed and designed to help writers improve their skills and showcase their work. You have an option of either asking for a payment by Paypal or, if in the USA, by Check.

How to get started

Start by reading other Wow Articles. You will want to have an idea of the tone of the site. The site is informative, relaxed and excited about showcasing good writers.

  • Ensure that you are not just duplicating their content and re-editing an old idea. Be creative.
  • Wow will pay up to $150.00 for a 3,000-word feature article.
  • Focus on being useful. How will your post help readers?
  • Practical, actionable advice is what readers want with easy to follow steps.

Wow Women focuses on women, writers, and a monthly theme. I am not sure what they offer in terms of a link back to your own content in the articles but they do link back to your site from your Author profile.

Strong Whispers: offers readers a range of articles about lifestyle, environment and other social issues. The range is wide. Your contribution is not limited.

Articles can range from corporate greed to education reform or change in world leadership to letting the people govern and make decisions on the way we treat the environment and exploitation of resources.

How to get started

Article earnings are negotiable, but they typically pay $50-$150 per published article. They are willing to pay more for the right article and website aims to publish 2-3 guest posts per month.

Step 1: Send them your best outline for an article you would like to write along with your fee expectation. Topics need to be unique and have a high impact.

They also ask that you send your current blog URL or an URL to published work so they can understand your writing style. They will tell you if the topic is of interest to them and if your sample meets their review criteria.

Step 2: After you have been invited to write for them, go ahead, write your article and submit it for review. They won’t publish simply mediocre or just okay guest posts.

Each article must be well written, accurate, grammatically correct and original content. You will get to view their guidelines so you can be sure to tick all the boxes.

Step 3: After you submit your article online, it will be reviewed. After review you will receive one of 3 emails:

  1. Rejected – Poor quality.
  2. Requires minor changes
  3. Approved.

If approved, it will be set to publish either immediately or at a future date. Once set to publish, you will be paid via PayPal.

Link-Able is a great way for high-quality authors to earn money publishing for a wide range of clients and industries. Link-Able matches writers who are able to publish on relevant sites with businesses looking to earn mentions, links and traffic to their sites.

Founded by Jay Douglas, Link-Able offers good rates that depend on the sites you have authorship on – or are able to successfully pitch to. niches include business, finance, marketing, health, sport, tech, retail and more.

Note: The site will generally only accept native English authors and those with a track record of high-quality work in English.

The platform is simple and easy to use. Once you have been approved as an author, just browse the available writing jobs and apply.

How to get started

  • Apply for an Author account and choose your area of expertise
  • Once approved, browse writing jobs
  • Read the job specs carefully. Recommend a site or sites you can write on and a concept for your article.
  • If you win the job, you write, publish and get paid – simple!

A quick tip – You will have more success if you limit your areas of expertise to only those things you are truly passionate about.

A Few Tips on Writing the Kind of Article that Gets published

  1. Make sure your article is free from grammatical errors. We suggest using a tool like the free grammar checker by EduBirdie
  2. Make sure your article is original.
  3. Make sure you follow the editorial guidelines regarding word length, style, and tone

These are basic to getting people to show interest in publishing your article and are absolutely necessary.

Cracked.com: Is basically a humor site. If you are a funny/smart/creative person, Cracked.com offers a good opportunity to earn some extra cash with article writing.

No experience necessary. If the content is good, this is a great way to make money blogging. You get to talk directly to the editors. Their content includes articles, photoshops, infographics, and videos. Take your pick.

How to get started

Register for the site, click on the writer’s workshop, which leads you to the message board where everyone pitches their articles.

You pitch an article idea by writing the article idea, along with the five subtopics under the idea, a full column, and the information.

  • At the time of writing, you get $100 per article.
  • If you get up to five published articles, it goes up to $200 per article.
  • If your article finishes in the top ten articles of the month (rated on website traffic.) you get a $100 bonus.
  • You also get $100 for coming first in the Photoshop competitions of which I think they run two a week.

There is a bonus that runs in the design section also from time to time. It includes $500 for designing a winning T-Shirt, and a thread where you post (presumably humorous) infographics and they’ll pay you $100 if it’s featured on the site.

Watch Culture: Offers its news, opinion and entertainment coverage to millions of users worldwide each month.

As an online magazine based in the UK it covers the popular zeitgeist. Each day dozens of writers are earning money by publishing articles on Film, Music, Gaming, Sports, Television and much more to their ever-expanding five-million a month strong audience.

Several hundred articles are posted every single week from contributors, some of which you will see from time to time on Sky News, Metro Radio, BBC Radio, Dublin FM and in the national newspapers.

How to get started

What Culture have begun rolling out a system entitling all writers to earn money from every article they contribute.

In the Beta testing phase, some of the contributors have earned as much as £700 from one individual article. The system is based on a  per views basis, rewarding the very best writers whose content matches what their audience wants to read.

Typically, writers who could come up with original concepts and execute them well have really reaped the big benefits.

If writing isn’t your thing, they are also planning to set up a larger video presence and are looking for talented filmmakers and YouTubers to produce high-quality content for the site.

So if you think you’ve got what it takes to write interesting articles or create popular videos and make money while doing it, get in touch with them at [email protected]  for more details.

If you’d prefer to chat on Skype, the address is ‘whatculture’. Or if you live anywhere near Newcastle in the UK, they can arrange a face-to-face meeting.

Developer Tutorial provides its users with a regular supply of programming and design guides keeping them up-to-date on new and emerging technologies and techniques.

To help fuel this effort they utilise freelance writers to produce unique, high-quality tutorials in the following categories:

AJAXFlashJavaScriptPHP
ASPIllustratorLinuxPhotoshop
CSSJavaMySQLPython

They are also looking for articles referencing cool and useful lists that users would both be interested in and benefit from reading.

An example of this might be, “30 Cool Web Tools to Make Your Development Easier” or “30 Awesome Photoshop Movie Poster Tutorials”.

They pay cash for your tutorials and list-based articles so not only are you helping out fellow coders and designers but you are making more of a name for yourself as a freelance writer.

How to get started

Pay rates depend on factors such as the quality of the tutorial/article and the demand for the topic it covers.

  • Pay rates for published list articles currently range between $30-$50.
  • Payment is sent via PayPal immediately after your article is published.
  • List based articles must target web developers or designers.

Tutorials are required to be a minimum of 1000 words and should include illustrations (screenshots etc) if needed to more effectively portray your message.

Michelle Pippin: Is looking for articles aimed at helping small businesses increase their profits, influence, or impact. Michelle Pippin provides sharp and high-quality business and marketing content to a wide audience.

If you have some original work, a great idea or a hack for the business, marketing niche, this could be a site to consider. While the site focuses on women in business, it provides an even-handed mix of articles on profit, entrepreneurial resources, marketing and case study articles as well as relevant news on the business world.

The site has a large audience and a wide mix of business and marketing related material.

Your articles don’t need to be too technical, as though they were being prepared for a peer-reviewed journal, but they should go beyond the basics.

Michelle will expect you to do the research and if it reaches her members only audience (which is a print edition) you will likely receive a bigger pay cheque.

Word count on the site for your average business or marketing article is about 800 words.

How to get started

  • Obviously, your work must be original work.
  • If your work gets published in my members only (print) newsletter, you’ll get paid more money, but you will not be able to republish your article elsewhere.
  • Payment is on a per article basis and will be paid via Paypal on the 1st of the month following the month it is posted.

Don’t send over full articles. Just complete the form and tell them your areas of expertise. A short pitch should be fine but keep your offer short and sweet.

UX Booth: This site always amazes me as they pay you to join them in the cat of Gibberish.

How to get started

Uxbooth does not accept fully written drafts outright. Instead, they pair authors with editors in order to collaborate throughout the writing process. It works like this:

  1. You pitch a topic or idea that you’d like to share. Don’t be shy!
  2. If accepted, a development editor is assigned to you in order to help you develop your narrative in accordance with their style guide. The two of you discuss and evolve the idea until it’s ready to share.
  3. That’s it! Articles are usually published four-to-eight weeks after they’re initially pitched.
  4. They pay $100 per article.

Another suggestion i have is this if you have an eBook that you didn’t publish or an eBook you wrote long time ago as long it has good content you can also submit it.

For questions leave a comment or signup on the forum and leave your questions there, best wishes from us all @Youngprenuers.

Author: Austine