So I’ve been meaning to write a post that reviews all those content-hungry sites out there that pay freelance writers: Associated Content, Suite101, Ehow, and a bunch of others I either don’t know about or that will be covered by Jenny shortly. I’ve often heard the question, “Do those sites really pay?” The answer is, yes. Do they pay a lot? Well, that depends on what you’re expecting. At approximately $10 – 20 per article, the pay may be “low” as far as freelance gigs go (I know a woman who made almost $100 for a 75 word article about how to put on a condom!), but if you can write at a good rate, you’ll be making more per hour than entry level jobs out in the “real world”–AND you get to wear your jammies.
Freelancing is a dream for a lot of people, and the Internet, with its constant, insatiable hunger for content (more content attracts more ads attracts more $$) make it more possible than ever before for beginning freelancers to get gigs and get real money. And I don’t know about you, but I think real money for work that’s not always that exciting is better than fantasizing about interesting assignments and big paychecks that don’t actually materialize.
Right now, I get almost all my work from New Moon Girl Media and Scribendi, so even though I’m approved to write content at a few sites, I haven’t fully explored the world of content writing. That’s why I’m pleased to offer links to Jenny’s blog, because she HAS. And she’s got lots of good insider info.
Now, go forth and make money!