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How to Get Paid to Write Online Content
Many people dream of being able to work from home, and it is possible. Many of us who frequent these pages already work online and earn real money for work we perform online. Writing content is just one of the many ways we can earn a real income, but there are so many options to choose from. Let’s look at some of your options if you want to get paid to write online content.
Most people, myself included, give preference to upfront pay sites. What this means is that you get a set amount for each article you write, and the money is paid to you on the agreed date. Content mills like Demand Studios, Article Content Provider, Textbroker, and AMS London Brokers, to name a few, are companies that pay upfront rates. This is a great option if you’re looking to earn fast cash, especially if there are bills you need to pay. The payment frequency may vary from one company to the next, but some content mills pay out on a weekly or even daily basis. Private clients also fall into this category, because you’ll write an article as per their requests and then get paid a set amount for the work.
Revenue share writing pays the writer a share of the revenue each article generates over time. If you’re someone looking to generate a passive income over time, then this may be the option for you. Revenue share takes time and effort to see success with, but there are a number of writers who have had real success with this type of online writing. Take Hubpages, for example. There are many writers here who have managed to build up a substantial passive income. Revenue share sites will usually pay out once you hit the payment minimum, so payments may be few and far between at first. As time goes on you’ll find that your earnings grow, provided that you submit interesting and well-written content.
Upfront and Revenue Share
Some companies will pay you an upfront sum for an article once it’s published and then offer revenue share or pay per view as well. One of the companies that come to mind here is Associated Content, or the Yahoo Content Network, as it’s known now. This is a good option for American writers, because they qualify for upfront payments provided that the content is not previously published. International writers do not get upfront payments but can still earn for the views their articles receive.
Pay per View
Pay per view writing sites offer writers a set rate for every 1000 views their articles receive. Bukisa used to offer a set rate per 1000 views, but has since changed over to revenue share. The only other site I know of that offers payment based on views is The Yahoo Content Network, but there may well be others. This type of writing site requires a lot of work, because you’ll have to actively promote an article to increase its views. The more people read your article, the more you get paid.
Deciding where to start in the online writing world can be daunting, but consider your financial situation first and then choose the type of writing you’d like to do accordingly. Each writer is different and has different priorities, so what works for one might not work well for another. The trick is finding something that meets your needs, fits your schedule, and that you’ll be happy doing.