Where is the best place to start getting paid as a freelance creative writer?

Jump to Last Post 1-8 of 8 discussions (8 posts)
  1. mariafadli profile image55
    mariafadliposted 8 years ago

    Where is the best place to start getting paid as a freelance creative writer?

    What is the site that offers the best compensation to publish fictional short stories.

  2. John B Badd profile image61
    John B Baddposted 8 years ago

    The better the pay the more competition you are going to have to deal with.  I am a new writer so I am trying to get a start here writing editorials and adds.  I will post some of my fiction and poetry here eventualy to get some feed back.

    Check out this site for finding paying publishers:
    http://www.duotrope.com/

    and i saved these but do not know much about them yet

    http://www.freelancer.com/
    http://www.elance.com/

  3. Kelley Harmon profile image69
    Kelley Harmonposted 8 years ago

    Duotrope is certainly a good suggestion.

    Aim high then move low. I've taken pay in contributor's copies before. At the very least you walk away with a writing credit. If you're looking for a quick buck, short stories aren't the way to go. Hearing back about a submission can take months. Chances are, when you hear back, it'll be a rejection. You can shop a story around for years and not make a sell.

  4. profile image59
    foreignpressposted 8 years ago

    I just answered a similar question you posted. But to reiterate, I would go with local sources like newspapers, city magazines, or local writing competitions. Better yet, publish your own hard copy newsletter and distribute it at local bookstores or other similar stores.
       Unless your creative offerings are very, very good, few people outside your sphere of influence will notice you. So starting local gives you time to develop your craft as well as getting paid sooner.
       Check out Writer's Market or create your own blog and hope it takes off.

  5. RVDaniels profile image74
    RVDanielsposted 8 years ago

    Try Demand Studios. They pay for short how to and travel articles and will help you to improve your writing skills as you work.

  6. profile image50
    mowriterposted 8 years ago

    Technical Writing in whatever is the primary technology for your metropolitan area.  Thanks to the web, there's undoubtedly a dictionary site that focuses on that particular industry, and if you combine a memorization of that vocabulary list with your (hopefully) innate communications ability, you're well on your way to standing out in fields that likely lack clear communicators.

    Check out my article on Creative Writers being great Tech Writers for more information...

  7. profile image45
    evajosephposted 7 years ago

    My friend there are various places you can start as a freelance writer. Their are various sites which are fake you need to search the one which is worth full and should apply to them. To know about what all qualities a company consider while appointing a freelance writer you can follow this link http://www.tictacdo.com/pages/template- … 15gt5e7fkq This link will help you to know what all areas you need to focus to become a good freelance writer and also many other points of your interest.

  8. teamrn profile image66
    teamrnposted 7 years ago

    All of the answers above this were good; but I agree with the person who said that if you've NEVER written or been published,  thinking about technical writing for your field of expertise.

    For example, I'd been in nursing and never written or published. My focus, then was on nursing trade magazines.

    If you travel a lot and have some firm ides about travel, you  could submit an article to a travel magazine, but start small.

    a good site is www.mediabistro.com Try it out and I wish you the bestest (what a word!) of luck.  I don't know how to create a link here; newbie, you know, but that's
    mediabistro.com

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)