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Best Content Mills for Online Writers
As a professional web content writer, I'm often asked "where should I start" or "what is the best place to submit articles online for pay?" While the "best" is subjective, I do have experience when it comes to writing for so-called content mills for freelance writers. If you are looking for up front pay for submitting articles online, rather than waiting for revenue to kick in, there are multiple options depending on your skills and background. This page serves as a guide to help you sort out any online scams, from real, reputable places where you can earn money from home writing articles.
Beware of Scams
NEVER pay for a program that promises you'll earn big money writing from home. The only person who's earning is the guy who scammed you!
Definition of: Content Mills
According to About.com, a "Content Mill" is defined as: "a slang term used by freelance writers and given to a company, website or organization designed to provide cheap website content, usually at a significant profit to themselves, and usually by paying very low rates to writers."
Is this an accurate definition? Sometimes. While there are "content mills" that pay upwards of $15 per an article (about 500 words), others pay just a few dollars. Before sitting down and pouring your heart and soul into an article, read the fine print! It doesn't hurt to look for reviews of the particular website you may be thinking about working for... (More about this later)
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Content Mills List
Here is a breakdown of some places that will pay you to write articles and online content. Each website has their own minimum word count and pay rate per article.
- Yahoo! Contributor Network
Formerly Associated Content. Some up front pay per articles. Pay varies, also has revenue program.
No up front pay, write about what you want and earn money through affiliate ads like eBay, Google, Amazon.com and more.
Great pay per article- website geared toward women. You will have to complete a phone interview. Pay is once a month.
- Constant Content
Take a quick grammar test and you are in. Earn money for each accepted article- the content pool comes from individual webmasters seeking content. Pay varies.
- Demand Studios
Must send in a writing sample. Pay per article ranges from $7.50 to $350 or Revenue Share. MOST articles are $15 and go to LiveStrong or EHow.com.
- Break Studios
Each article is worth about $8.50 with just a 300 word count. Pickin's are slim and there are rarely articles available in the content pool. Great gig when the articles are available. When the content is available it goes to: Break.com, MadeMan, Holy
- Unique content - Textbroker.com
Factoidz only publishes high-quality factual content. Are you a great writer with specific expertise? Join Factoidz today and start earning the best recurring revenue rates among paid content sites.
- Merchant Circle
Seeking freelance web content writers. Pay rate begins at $4 per article and up to around $10 for expert articles.
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Do you have experience writing for content mills? Have you worked for any of the above websites? Please leave a review below.