“Article Writers Wanted” is today’s headline. It seems that every website is looking for article writers because they want unique articles, specially written to their requirements. Just search and you will find a site that promises $20-$200.
What Are Articles?
They are short pieces of writing, usually 500-1000 words, that are used as content on websites. You do need to learn a bit about keywords and how to use them in your articles, but it’s easy enough.
Why Are Article Writers Wanted?
Why do these websites want article writers so badly? Why will they pay you $200 for an article?
Websites need well-written and unique content to rank well in search engine results. If they rank well, more people will find their website and they will earn more money from advertising. If they are willing to pay you $200, rest assured they expect to make a lot more than that from the visitors your article attracts.
Article Writer Wanted For Blog
All those famous people do not dirty their hands with pen and ink, they put Article Writer Wanted ads on online classifieds sites. 99% of celebrity blogs are written by contracted article writers who answered Wanted Ads.
Who Can Write Articles?
It is easier to get started writing articles online than you realize. It costs nothing, except time and you will be able to find a website that will publish every article you write.
Anybody can write articles. If you are between 14 and 104 years old you can be an article writer. All that is wanted is a reasonable standard of English
How Do Article Writers Get Paid?
Upfront is not really the right word to use. The author is paid on delivery and acceptance of their article. The author is paid before the article has made a profit for the website, hence the term, upfront.
The other way of being paid is as a percentage of the money your article makes. There are many revenue share sites to choose from.
Where Are Article Writers Wanted?
For Upfront Payment
I recommend you avoid Demand Studios. The company behind that site has a very poor reputation amongst article writers because they are said to have lied and misled authors about where their articles were used. Search for “Article Sweeps” to hear more details. Demand Studios editors will keep sending your work back for an endless stream of “faults”, and you end up spending 4 days writing a $15 article.
Constant Content act as a clearing house for article writers and their work. You can post article to their site and wait for someone to buy them. Website owners also contract Constant Content to provide them with articles on specified subjects. If you sign up, you will receive emails with required articles. Pay is usually in the $20-$80 range, and averages $20 per hour
For a Percentage of Earnings
These websites take fewer risks, they only pay you when your article earns them money. Usually you earn 60% of any advertising income.
InfoBarrel is the only site like this that I use. I earn 90% of advertising revenue from my articles. As long as I choose the titles carefully, I earn more than I would get from upfront payments. The money also keeps on coming, for years after initial article submission. This seems a much better way of earning a living as an article writer, and it’s what I spend most of my time doing. I only write for Constant Content when I need money in a hurry.
When Do Article Writers Work ?
Each writer writes according to his or her own timetable. I start at 5am, because that is my best writing time, others work late at night.
If you have a job, then just try to write one article a day, the extra money comes in useful. If you are unemployed then write three articles a day and make a job for yourself out of your writing.
Written by Phil Turner, an ex-teacher from Ireland. Phil believes that to succeed in anything you have to help others and share your own knowledge. He makes a living mostly by writing on his own sites, which include HowToMakeExtraMoneyWriting.com and 21CWoman.com.