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Get Paid For Your Writing Talents

Updated on June 1, 2012
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On your marks, get set...Write!

One day later, after numerous rewrites, hair pulling incidents and kicking the cat, your masterpiece is ready. This must be your best work yet. In fact, if your article is a painting, it will probably be on par with a Picasso. How much can you sell it for, you wonder?

Well, you are in luck!

I have compiled a list of sites on which you can sell your articles or get paid for writing. While there are many sites on which you can sell your writing, I also included sites which will compensate you in other ways as well.

List of Paid to Write Sites

About.com - This site is a good choice for serious writers. If you are a recoginized expert in your field and you can back it up, check out this site. The pay is excellent and will increase as you add more content and your readership goes up. Date added: 15 Oct 2008. Last checked: 15 Oct 2008.


Associated Content - Associated Content can be a good source of income if you are from the United States. They accept all kinds of content, from video, audio and images to written content. You can be offered a price, typically $1 to $20, for each piece. Even if you are not from the States, you will be paid "performance payments" of about $1.50 per thousand page views of your content, which can increase up to $2.00 per thousand page views as your content gets more views. Date added: 15 Oct 2008. Last checked: 04 Apr 2009.


Bukisa - This site used to pay for unique views of your content. But due to abuse, they have decided to switch over to displaying AdSense or Chitika ads. You earn by having your AdSense or Chitika ads displayed when your content is viewed and they earn by taking a cut of your impressions. For AdSense, their cut is 40% of your impressions. Date added: 03 Aug 2009. Last checked: 07 Jul 2011.


ChaCha, Just Call, Just Test, Just Ask - Another unique site in which you are paid to answer customer's questions about practically anything under the sun, or transcribe audio into text, or evaluate questions for appropriate actions to be taken. A good command of English, and fast typing are generally required. You need to be authorized to work in the US and have a US mailing address. Date added: 15 Oct 2008. Last checked: 15 Oct 2008.


ConstantContent - You publish your articles and set your own price. You can control how the article is licensed, from free to usage to unique to full rights. Of course, the more comprehensive the license, the higher the price. ConstantContent takes a cut from the sale for its services. Date added: 15 Oct 2008. Last checked: 02 Jun 2012.


DayTipper - This site is unique in that it only looks for very short pieces of a single paragraph each. These pieces will be bits of useful information concerning mostly day to day issues. You submit your tip and if accepted for publication on site, you get paid! Date added: 15 Oct 2008. Last checked: 15 Oct 2008.


Helium - Another site where you can submit articles and you get paid by the number of times your article is viewed. It has a unique rating system in which users rate articles, and the higher rated articles will get viewed more often. There is also a marketplace in which you can get freelance work. Date added: 15 Oct 2008. Last checked: 15 Oct 2008.


HubPages - This very page that you are reading is hosted on HubPages. HubPages is one of the more unique sites in that it combines affiliate marketing, pay-per-click ads, social networking along with elements of microblogging into a single site. In short, you publish your article, HubPages will include other ads with your article (you get 60% of the ads' impressions), and you make money when the ads get clicked or make a sale. Date added: 1 Jul 2009. Last checked: 1 Jul 2009.


Online Writing Jobs - At this site you can search among thousands of help wanted ads seeking freelance writers. Categories available include copywriting jobs, magazine writing jobs, article writing jobs, book writing jobs, proofreading jobs, travel writing jobs, technical writing jobs and more! Date added: 20 Oct 2008. Last checked: 20 Oct 2008.


ReviewStream - Get paid for each review published. You can review practically anything although reviews about electronics, travel, hotels and medicine are more in demand. As of this writing, they are paying $2.00 for each review and every vote on your review gets you another $0.10. Date added: 15 Oct 2008. Last checked: 15 Oct 2008.


Conclusion
This is just a small snapshot of the sites available. I will be updating this hub as and when I find a new site so do check back. If you know of a site not listed, give me a shout. If I accept it, I will include your referral ID as well, if applicable.

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      David Lim 6 years ago from Singapore

      revmjm - Glad this hub's useful for you, and hope you make more than 2 cents from DayTipper. :)

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      Article Written By Margaret Minnicks 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Ok. Put the two cents in my Google account. (smile)

      Yes, that is a good idea about writing a lot of hubs about a topic and linking them. I have done this with several series.

      I am loving DayTipper. I have submitted a tip everyday since I read about it in your article. That doesn't take much effort at all.

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      David Lim 6 years ago from Singapore

      revmjm - Well, I'm no expert so I'm just going to give you my two cents worth. :)

      It's going to take a while and you are going to have to work quite hard. But I think one suggestion in one of the HubPages newsletters makes sense. Concentrate on one topic, write a lot of hubs about it and interlink those hubs. When you are done, move on to the next topic.

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      Article Written By Margaret Minnicks 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Yes, I signed up for three (3) of them: Day Tipper, Helium, and About.com. I had never heard of them before or had not paid attention to them. As soon as I signed up for Helium, I was doing research and came across a Helium article. I need to start receiving some earning for the amount of time I am putting into this. I love writing on HubPages, but I haven't earned very much at all. Any suggestions?

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      David Lim 6 years ago from Singapore

      revmjm - Thanks! I know I haven't checked some of them for quite some time and thanks for checking them for me. :)

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      Article Written By Margaret Minnicks 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Thank a lot for a list of places to write to get paid. I have clicked on some of your links and even signed up for Day Tipper and already submitted a tip. I didn't know about it before.

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      David Lim 6 years ago from Singapore

      ageoaxel - I don't know of any good blog sites that you can directly earn from but then, I'm not looking. Sad that some of the good programs mentioned have been discontinued. Maybe if you find any, let me know. :)

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      ageoaxel 6 years ago

      yep, I hear ya! We'll wait and see. Are there other blog sites that you can recommend where we can earn directly? I mean an updated one that is still working until now. I have read a lot of very encouraging forums regarding experiences of receiving good earnings. However, when I look at the dates, these were posted like 3 or 4 years ago. The programs they have mentioned may have been discontinued already.

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      David Lim 6 years ago from Singapore

      ageoaxel - No problem. I'm just wondering what will happen when they open it to everybody as such programs are subject to manipulation which I believe is one reason Bukisa decided to switch to AdSense. Anyway, we'd just have to wait and see, I guess.

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      ageoaxel 6 years ago

      hey, thanks for your reply. I hope they will launch a real competitive program that would lure more hubbers through hubpages.

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      David Lim 6 years ago from Singapore

      ageoaxel - Thanks for the heads up on Bukisa - gonna find some time to update soon.

      As for hosting your blogs here, HubPages has just launched a new ad program in which you get paid for the impressions to your hubs, and the money is credited to you through paypal. It's still not open to everybody, but the last I heard, they are planning to do so by June this year.

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      ageoaxel 6 years ago

      Hi, I am new to Hubpages. I may need some of your help. I am still skeptical if I should use Hubpages for my blogs because I do not see where Hubpages pays us through paypal.

      Just an update, Bukisa no longer pays through paypal, they were bought by EzineArticles.com. I guess that's the name of the company who bought them. The only way you can earn through them is by having a Google Adsense account. I have blogs with Bukisa but my earnings they are now dead earnings because I do not have a Google Adsense account yet. So I am scouting for a new blog area for my blogs. I am thinking about Hubpages or Triond, I am still choosing which one. Please comment. Thank you also for a very informative research you did on this article.

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      David Lim 6 years ago from Singapore

      kims3003 - Thanks! Glad you liked it. :)

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      kims3003 6 years ago

      Very well researched and well written hub with lots of excellent information. Nice writing style too!

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      David Lim 6 years ago from Singapore

      zlife - You and me both. :) Keep writing.

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      David Lim 6 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks chinemeremz. :) And it is readers like you that gives me the incentive to put in that extra effort as it is all too easy to just mechanically churn out content without regard for the readership. Thanks again. :)

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      chinemeremz 6 years ago

      Thanks wandererh for your inputs to this community. Going through your network of hubs sure means that you practice what you preach unlike some. Writers like you have made writing worth the while and something that should be taken very serious. I got your article "unusual ways to make money online" (not sure if I got the title right) on digg.com and stumbleupon. I hope to digg more of your interesting hubs as time progresses. Thanks man!

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      David Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

      Hi g, that's probably very true in the past but not so much nowadays. I'm from Singapore and I have received money wired directly to my Singapore bank account and through paypal without any problems at all. And you can now withdraw directly to your Malaysian bank account through paypal. There may be a few sites that still insists on US citizenship or a US bank account, but those are probably few and far between right now.

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      7 years ago

      i haven't found out the web that

      providing malaysian to be able to get paid for it (writing and get paid) from above discussion.

      especially the ppl who lived in malaysia.

      and yes, most of the web providing the work for

      US Citizen and its relevant.

      sigh.

      any suggestion for it?

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      David Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks traderx! :)

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      traderx 7 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks for the entertaining hub.

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      David Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

      Hi editorsupremo, guess it's about time I updated this hub. :)

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      editorsupremo 7 years ago from London, England

      Useful recommendations and tips. I use a some of the sites recommend but as Vocalcoach suggests there are a few more sites that recuit freelance writers you could add to your list, as well as up-date some of the links 2010 status.

      Thanks

      Editorsupremo

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      David Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

      Hi vocalcoach, the answer might be moderation. I don't think it's a good idea to have as many sites as possible, but having just one site is a little risky. The best might be to spend a little time with each site, and choose a few of the best ones to write for, and then....write!

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      Audrey Hunt 7 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Thanks for the valuable information. I will also send you info on a few more sites for writers. The big question is - which is best - to stay with one or to and build your articles? Or spend the same amount of time writing fewer articles but covering more sites?

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      David Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks saket71! :)

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      saket71 7 years ago from Delhi, India

      Great and informative article. hope I could make some use of it.

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      David Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Teresa! :) Actually I found one or two more new ones, but don't have time to update yet.

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      Teresa Schultz 7 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      A few interesting ones I'd not yet heard of, I don't think. Time to check them out. Thanks.

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      David Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks vox vocis! :)

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      Jasmine 7 years ago

      Great hub! Thanks for all the info. Hubs like this one are very useful to people setting off as writers on the net. Rated up and bookmarked!

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      David Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks gramarye. :)

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      gramarye 7 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

      Good information.

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      David Lim 8 years ago from Singapore

      The dimes will come but it takes time and work, but the people here are generally nice. Welcome to Hubpages. :)

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      catwoman89 8 years ago

      I'm new around here. I have bookmarked this & I am going to refer to it. So far, hubpages people have been most generous and kind! I'm really enjoying it (even though I haven't made a dime yet)!

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      David Lim 8 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks partluck! :)

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      partluck 8 years ago from Edison, NJ

      One of the best hubs I have read on the topic. Good work.

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      David Lim 8 years ago from Singapore

      I added them a few days before their demise. :( Anyway, thanks for the heads up.

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      thanks for the great guide. Unfortunately, thisisby.us is no longer with us.

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      David Lim 8 years ago from Singapore

      When I started looking, I was pleasantly surprised as well. I will be trying out some of them myself. Thanks for dropping by, catalonia. :)

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      catalonia 8 years ago from Barcelona Spain

      hey wandererh, nice list and pretty unique , too! Makes a change from the normal article sites I'm used to , can't wait to try them out.

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      David Lim 8 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks for stopping by, quicksand. :)

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      quicksand 8 years ago

      Very kind of you, Wanderh. I am looking forward to my fourth visit to the Lion City. I really like the Waterfront Hotel in Havelock Road. I am sure you like it too! Take care.:)

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      David Lim 8 years ago from Singapore

      Ahhh...you were not really thinking of leaving the planet but just thinking of taking a break. :)

      Well, just write a little more and it won't be long before you can afford it. And if you ever are in Singapore, let me know and I could bring you around.

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      quicksand 8 years ago

      Wandererh, If I could afford it, I'd rather check in at the Waterfront Hotel in Singapore! :)

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      David Lim 8 years ago from Singapore

      But of course, who would want to go to a planet without wifi? :)

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      Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Pretty interesting thought! Perhaps from now on the focus of space exploration should be on planets offering wi-fi:-)

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      David Lim 8 years ago from Singapore

      Well, you can go to Venus. If you like hot and humid climates, that's the place to go.

      Mars is not too bad as well. I heard there's water there. It's rather cold but the skies are crystal clear. Beware of the dust storms though. And it's real close to the asteriod belt so on weekends you can easily hop onto a shuttle and spend the weekend on an asteriod.

      There's always the moon, but there's really nothing much there. Good for a day trip but I don't think you want to stay there.

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      quicksand 8 years ago

      Sigh! That's exactly what's bothering me right now!

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      David Lim 8 years ago from Singapore

      Countrywomen - Looks like you are going to have your hands full from now on. :)

      Mighty Mom - No problem. It is just a matter of visiting the sites and taking the time to read through their information.

      NYLady - Let me know if you need more sites, I'm quite sure there are still quite a few not on this list.

      Candace - I try my best. Thanks for visiting. :)

      quicksand - Thanks for visiting. I noticed that you said in your bio that if the Internet were to cease to exist, you would leave this planet with all your belongings. But where would you go? :)

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      quicksand 8 years ago

      Valuable information. Thanks.

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      Candace Morgan 8 years ago from New York

      Thanks for the great tips.

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      NYLady 8 years ago from White Plains, NY

      Wow! I thought I had heard of all the writing sites, but there are a few on here I've never heard of and will definitely check out. Thanks for another informative hub!

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      Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Thank you for doing the research to find these sites and to explain what they focus on and how much they pay. We writers are generous people willing to share -- and on the internet, there is enough to go around! Thank you so much, wandererh

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      countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

      So many sites to write. Good review and would check them out.

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      David Lim 8 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Gary.

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      Gary Eby 8 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      Very valuable information here for writers. Thanks for sharing this Hub. Feel free to see how I continue to try to help others in new ways too. Sincerely: Gary Eby, author and therapist.

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      David Lim 8 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks myway720. I will be joining some of those sites as well so I'll see you there! :)

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      myway720 8 years ago from Gresham, Oregon

      Great hub! Good tips and I like how you gave a description of what each site does. I'll be checking them out in the future as I'm looking to supplement my income. Again, great hub!