Monday, August 31, 2009

Request for websites

A week ago, I had a request from Aunindita in my comments section that I "list a few websites which accept international writers and pay good"

I'm sorry to inform all of you that my knowledge of the freelance writing industry is limited and I really do not have a huge list of websites that pay well and do not mind their writers not being able to tell the difference between "good" and "well"

I have to say that my one week search drew up a blank. I do have a number of sites already on my list where jobs that offer $10 for 500 words (or higher) are available, but if those sites aren't accepting him, I really don't have any other recommendations that I can make.

I'm hereby requesting website recommendations from my readers which fit 3 criteria
1) They pay $10 for 500 words (or higher)
2) They are not already on my list
3) They are not restricted to members of certain countries

On a separate note, Aunindita is from India, and I do know that quite a number of writing opportunities are exclusive only to people in India. However, being located in Singapore, I am in no position to scout out these writing opportunities for him. Hopefully someone who knows better about Indian writing opportunities can get in touch with him.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

List update

Added two sites to the list, Bukisa under the "Passive Income" section, and Words of Worth under the "Sites which Pay Upfront Section"

Personally, I don't like Bukisa, and I have indicated so in the site description on the list itself. They have been around since late 2008, which does mean that they are relatively new as a content site. I have to say that they are actually better than when they started out, when they didn't care what you published there as long as it was 250 words. They, however, still have a long way to go.

Words of Worth is a UK site set up in 2007. You enter into a contract with them, where you promise to deliver 10 to 80 articles every month, depending on the contract, and they promise to pay you £250 monthly.

Contracts typically last for 12 months, and they do require you to give a month's advance notice should you decide that you want to quit. You are not limited to one contract and can choose to apply for a second contract with them, though they will only consider it if you have been writing for them for some time.

Note that they also recommend that you schedule your articles to be published evenly throughout a month e.g don't publish 40 articles all on the last day of the month if you have a 80 article monthly contract. According to thier guidelines, article length should be from 200-500+ words.