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6 Instant Job Sources for Home-Based Writers

Updated on November 1, 2016

Starting a web content writing career can be a little complicated especially when you do not know much about which sites to trust. Sad but true, I wasted enough sweat and blood on a number of websites that claim to offer content writing jobs, only to realize later on that they were a scam . It will take trial and error sometimes to identify whether or not a site is legitimate. But I am not saying that it has to happen to you too. By making your research before you take orders for a writing site, you can avoid getting ripped off. You can start with the information below.

The Content Authority

Before you can accept an article assignment for TCA, you will have to submit your resume and write a sample article for them. It took about 3 days before I received their welcome mail. You will have to start as a Tier 1 writer, and write your first 5 assignments to get evaluated for promotion or rejection. TCA is pretty strict with grammar, and for as long as they see grammatical errors in your work, you will remain in the Tier 1 level. You can get paid anywhere between $0.007 and $0.030 per word, which is too low if you are a professional. The other downside is that, they do not always have assignments available. You have to accumulate a total of $25 in earnings before you are paid, and it is not easy considering the amount of assignments you can get.

HubPages

HubPages is a very popular blogging site that lets writers earn through page views and Google Adsense. It does not offer upfront payment opportunities, but your articles can earn during its entire existence on the web. There is no application requirement for HubPages. You only have to register, and then you can start posting your blogs. There is no assurance of how much you can make with this type of writing site. It all depends on how much traffic your page can get, and how many viewers will click on the ads displayed.

iWriter

There is always a bulk of orders waiting for writers to grab at iWriter. The site pays $2.43 for a 500 word standard article. Premium articles are paid double, but you will have to get 4 stars from clients and finish more than 30 articles before you are allowed to take one. You just have to register to start writing for iWriter. Each article you accept to write should be finished within 3 hours. The site is very user friendly—the system for accepting orders and submitting one is a no sweat. But one major disadvantage to this site is that, clients can choose to reject a completed article and not give the writer a chance to edit it.

Knoji

I have just started with Knoji so I don’t have much to say about it. But what enticed me to register with the site are the many earning opportunities it provides for writers. It allows writers to make money by posting articles, asking and/or answering questions about featured firms, writing a company overview, verifying coupons, and a lot more. However, you can only have access to these once you reached the expert level.

oDesk

Signing up as a contractor for oDesk allows you to view the several writing jobs offered by its registered clients. oDesk takes a small portion of your earnings, which are not that much compared to other similar sites. You need not apply to get qualified at oDesk, but you will have to get screened by clients to get the assignment they offer. I did not continue with oDesk simply because I hate the fact that I need to wait for the client’s approval before I can start working on an assignment.

Triond

Among the many revenue sharing sites that I have joined, this is the one that earned the most for me. Triond is affiliated to several different sites; there is always a place for your work there. The site also has a high search engine performance so your blogs have a better chance of being viewed by the target audience. Triond also lets you earn through Google Adsense. At Triond, you can write about almost anything under the sun- poetries, short stories, personal blogs, etc.

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© 2013 Marie Caraig

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    • zennguyen profile image

      HIEU THUONG NGUYEN 

      5 years ago from Vietnam

      Thanks so much. I just join in vWriter already. Thank for sharing information.

    • Marie Caraig profile imageAUTHOR

      Marie Caraig 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for your comment . This can be an additional point for those who plan to join the freelance writing world.

    • Zubair Ahmed profile image

      Zubair Ahmed 

      5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this info, very useful. Just to add online income is never guaranteed. What you earn depends on how much effort you dedicate to the activity of online content creation and publishing.

      Some sites as you rightly point out do offer one of fee's based on article you write for them, that again is not guaranteed.

      Anyway thanks

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