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How You Can Make Money Writing Online

Updated on June 15, 2011

Top 3 Flat Rate Article Sites

Writing flat rate articles are great when you need some fast cash. With revenue share articles, you may have to wait months to start seeing any kind of money from it. I love flat rate articles because if my family is going on a trip or I want to treat them to a night out, I just write a few articles to help cover some of the costs. Many of the articles are easy to write and as long as you have the basic writing skills to write a story people want to read, then you are all set! In all my years of all my searching and writing, there are three top sites that are worth writing for where you can make some decent money when you need it.

1. Break Studios

Break Studios is the best place to start when you are just getting started in the writing world. Sign up is fairly easy and many people get accepted the first go around. The articles are very simple to write and there are directions to show you how to write your article. The articles have to be 250 words or more.

Right now, flat rate for the articles in $8, which isn’t bad at all for a short article that takes only a few minutes to write! If something is wrong with your article, like if the editor feels you need to add a reference or move something around, it will be sent back to you. The nice this is that your article can be sent back several times until it is complete. This is great for learning what you did wrong and improving your writing skills. The only downfall is that sometimes Break Studios has trouble keeping enough assignments available for all of their writers. So check often and claim articles as you see them, because they won’t be there the next time you look!

2. Demand Studios

Demand Studios is a step up from Break Studios. The application process can be difficult because they don’t always hire on the first try. Sometimes you have to reapply several times to get accepted. However, once you are accepted, you are set for life. This is my absolute favorite site to work for because they really take care of their writers. When you write your article it goes to a copy editor that will edit it and either approve or send it back with some questions. Be careful though because if you don’t fix what is asked and resubmit it and the editor isn’t happy, you don’t get a second chance. Plus, you will always have articles available to write because they keep thousands of assignments available. Plus, they have a great revenue share program available where you can create your own assignments.

Pay is great too if you are trying to make a living. You get $3 for tips that are a couple sentences to a paragraph long, $7.50 for shorter articles that are around 250 words long, and $15 for the longer articles that are about 400 or more words long. They do have the option of letting you create your own article and earn revenue from it; which is a good deal because the article goes on eHow and will get lots of traffic. Starting out, it took me an hour just to write one how-to article for $15. However, now I can write an average of two articles in an hour. I don’t know about you, but $30 an hour sounds pretty good for me!

3. Constant Content

Constant Content is different than Break Studios and Demand Studios. It is the easiest to sign up with because there is no application process. You just sign up and log in. However, writing for Constant Content is a whole other story. You can pick your topic and write about whatever you want. Before you submit the article, check it over several times. If there are punctuation or grammar errors, it will be rejected. So if you write good and accurately, you will do well with this site. If you get to many rejections, your account will be suspended. So be careful on the content you submit.

The best thing about the site is the pay. You not only get to write about what you want, but you get to set your own pay too. You can sell your article for usage rights, unique rights, or full rights. Just browse around and see what other people are selling their content for to know what you should set yours at. Once you get used to the site and their writing guidelines, you could make a nice little income writing for them.

For more ways to make money online, check out Money: Don’t Spend it, to Make it


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    • Ealisa Adams profile image

      Ealisa Adams 6 years ago

      On break and demand studios, you can't use your hubpage articles because they want unique articles that are no where else on the web. However, on constant content you could see some of your hubpages for usage rights. So someone who owns a website just needs some content and they like one of your topics, they will pay you $10 or so (you pick your price but usage prices are usually low) to use it. The neat part about this is that it can be sold multiple times. Hope this helps!

    • Francesca27 profile image

      Francesca27 6 years ago from Hub Page

      Thank you so much for this information. Can I use some of my hubpages articles?

    • WillStarr profile image

      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I may look into this. Thank you!

    • bearachute profile image

      bearachute 6 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Very informative, makes me want to write more often especially as I am prone to spelling errors.

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      lilibees 6 years ago

      I like the idea of having someone there to check your work. While I always try and take the extra time to make sure spelling and typo's are fixed before publishing, sometimes little things can be missed.