Q: Are there paid writing sites that allow me to write about anything I want?
A: There are actually a number of ways to get paid for writing what you want. Constant Content allows you to post articles you’ve written to be sold for use in a variety of ways. Clients buy articles to post on their blogs or websites, include in brochures, or publish in magazines or books. Another way to get paid to write whatever you want is to sign up for a profit sharing or residual income writing site like Expertscolumn, Triond, and Knoji. These sites allow you to post articles or columns, and then pay you based on impressions, number of views, or ad income.
Of these sites, Constant Content allows for the highest level of upfront pay. When you post an article, you set your own rates and can choose the rights you want to sell. Articles can sell for upwards of $50-60, allowing you to earn substantial income selling articles and article publication rights. However, Constant Content requires a certain standard of quality that a beginner may have difficulty meeting.
New freelancers often have better luck with the residual income writing sites. These websites allow users to post content, known as articles, essays, or columns. Users are then paid based on either the number of views or the amount of profit generated from on page ads.
The most common and highly recommended of these sites are Expertscolumn, Knoji, HubPages, Triond, Helium, and Ehow. Though I don’t have experience with all of them, I have to say I prefer Expertscolumn. The website is easy to navigate, posting takes only a few minutes, and the site features private messaging, friend requests, and a chat function. However, the site seems to be a bit difficult to get approved with unless you already have a blog or have posted articles with another residual income sites.
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