• Get Paid for Writing: List of Websites That Pay for Content

    Get Paid to Write: List of Websites That Pay for ContentThere are an increasing number of websites that allow contributors to earn money from contributing content. These can generate additional exposure for users and their content while also generating revenue. Squidoo (www.squidoo.com), which is hosted by Seth Godin and friends, allows users to create a “lens,” which is essentially like an individual blog post. Squidoo touts its high page rank in Google as a way for contributors to generate traffic.

    Squidoo offers revenue sharing for its participants. Because the site is ad-supported, contributors receive half of the profits generated from ad links. Savvy Squidoo users seek out top keywords and write content around those keywords to capitalize on top placement in the search engines and the ad revenue that is generated as a result of the traffic.

    HubPages (www.hubpages.com) is similar to Squidoo, allowing users to generate content and enjoy ad revenue sharing from Google Ads, Kontera, Amazon, and eBay. Another option is Associated Content (www.associatedcontent.com), which is a Yahoo!-owned company that touts itself as “The world’s largest source of community-contributed content.” Here writers get paid based on the traffic generated by articles. There is also an assignment desk where you can pick up paid assignments. Top contributors get more visibility on the site.

    If you’re interested in taking on a role as expert and content contributor, look to www.about.com. This site is loaded with topics from parenting to gardening and everything in between. Content guides must apply for the exclusive position of representing a topic, and then create and acquire content for that topic, plus send emails to followers.

    I’m not going to tell you that you’ll get rich from these sources, but if you’re prolific and want to give them a try, you can generate some additional income and gain some visibility, too. Here are some other sites to investigate. Each has various compensation plans ranging from advertising revenue share to paying per post.

    www.helium.com

    www.ehow.com

    www.lovetoknow.com

    www.sponsoredreviews.com

    www.docstoc.com

    www.daytipper.com

    www.examiner.com

    www.flixya.com

    www.reviewparty.com

    www.bloggerparty.com

    www.xomba.com

    www.triond.com

    www.blogvertise.com

    www.wisebread.com

    www.wiretapmag.com

    www.reviewme.com

    www.smorty.com

    www.payperpost.com

    Along these same lines, if you’re active on Twitter, you can get sponsorship for tweets. Check out www.sponsoredtweets.com, where celebrities generate big bucks for a single tweet, and industry experts with a decent following can also get paid.

    Own Your Niche: Hype-Free Internet Marketing Tactics to Establish Authority in Your Field and Promote Your Service-Based Business by Stephanie Chandler***This is an except from the book: Own Your Niche: Hype-Free Internet Marketing Tactics to Establish Authority in Your Field and Promote Your Service-Based Business, by Stephanie Chandler. Do you have your copy yet?!

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    About the Author: Stephanie Chandler is an author of nine books including Own Your Niche: Hype-Free Internet Marketing Tactics to Establish Authority in Your Field and Promote Your Service-Based Business and The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan: Simple Strategies to Build Your Audience and Sell More Books. She is also founder and CEO of Authority Publishing, specializing in custom book publishing and social media marketing services, BusinessInfoGuide.com, a directory of resources for entrepreneurs, and the Nonfiction Authors Association, a marketing community for authors. She has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, BusinessWeek, Inc.com, and Wired magazine, and she is a contributing blogger for Forbes. For author and speaker details, visit http://StephanieChandler.com. Subscribe to Stephanie Chandler's blog feed here.

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    1. amhareNo Gravatar says:

      Your works are all magnefic

    2. Thanks, Stephanie. I’ve bookmarked your post and retweeted via @NonfictionAssoc.

      I’ve been using HubPages for a while. Their editorial guidelines are strict but if you obey the rules, you can earn through their advertising program and Google adSense.

    3. JoshNo Gravatar says:

      Good list. I’m going to add a few, if you don’t mind. I’ve written for a few of the ones you’ve mentioned above, along with a few more that are worth mentioning. I don’t generally write for these types of sites anymore because I started my own company.

      But, this is how I got my start and I think it is a good idea.

      *Skyword. This is at the top of my list because they tend to pay the best AND, you get to write for some of the biggest name brands ever. For example, I can say that I’ve ghost written for GMC and Home Depot because of Skyword. They also paid me $100 per piece. Not all companies pay that high though.

      Zerys. Pretty good, steady work. So-so pay

      Writer Access. Also pretty good with steady work. So-so pay

      Blogmutt. Yeah, Blogmutt. Pay is terrible @ 8$ per post but the atmosphere is very friendly.

      I saw you posted about Helium up there, and that is actually where I got my start as a writer. I grew a lot because other people read my writing and judged it. It pays revenue share, unless you get contacted for one of their bigger clients. I was able to work directly with a lot of marketing companies through Helium, so they get my vote.

      I would, however stay away from revenue sharing sites, unless you plan on doing this for a living. But until that point, it won’t add up to enough.

      Thanks,

      Josh

    4. PaulNo Gravatar says:

      Hey Stephanie, my only concern regarding freelance writing has been the authenticity of the websites which will pay me. It happens with the best of us that we end up writing for websites who cheat us and don’t pay. Thanks a lot for sharing this list of websites.

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