Get Paid For Your Writing Talents
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.
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.