Best place to get paid for content writing

Profile picture of the author wyppah by wyppah Posted: 01/15/2013
Hello Warriors,

I'm starting my IM journey, and would like to first get some income rolling by getting paid for writing articles/ copy. I have done a few gigs on Fiverr, but I was hoping to get some tips on where to and/or how to maximize my earnings and get paid more for my writing.

I always aim to offer more value than I am paid for, but $4 for 500 words is less than I think I am worth.

Looking forward to reading your tips,

Happy W
#content #paid #place #writing

  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    WeavingThoughts
    Textbroker.com and other such websites. WFH ad. BST in IM forums. Elance. Guru. Odesk.
  • Profile picture of the author PhillyGalJen
    PhillyGalJen
    Getting private clients by emailing sites, businesses, posting an ad on Craig's list, setting up your own web site offering your services will help you to make more from content writing.
  • Profile picture of the author Freddie Worrall
    Freddie Worrall
    Put something in your signature advertising you as a writer, look out for any article related post's and comment, obviously actually give some positive input, not just 'hi here's my signature'.

    I'm looking to have a few articles written at the moment, what's you knowledge of internet marketing like, enough to write high quality, SEO'ed, interesting, content packed articles?
  • Profile picture of the author Freddie Worrall
    Freddie Worrall
    Oh, elance by the way, great place also.

    :-)
  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    dvduval
    I have to say that I have tried many writers and went back to doing it myself as there are so few that can really write things that others will want to read. You have to become that writer.
  • Profile picture of the author wyppah
    wyppah
    Originally Posted by Freddie Worrall View Post

    Put something in your signature advertising you as a writer, look out for any article related post's and comment, obviously actually give some positive input, not just 'hi here's my signature'.

    I'm looking to have a few articles written at the moment, what's you knowledge of internet marketing like, enough to write high quality, SEO'ed, interesting, content packed articles?
    Hi Freddie, I have spend the best part of a year reading/watching videos on IM, however I have hardly got my feet wet thus far. As far as writing SEO'ed articles, am I right in thinking, you would choose certain keywords and I would drop the into the article, say 4-5 times each? As for interesting and content packed, this would be my main focus.

    Cheers

    Happy
  • Profile picture of the author wyppah
    wyppah
    Originally Posted by dvduval View Post

    I have to say that I have tried many writers and went back to doing it myself as there are so few that can really write things that others will want to read. You have to become that writer.
    Thanks, I find this motivates me. Is that down to lack of talent or lack of effort? How much were you paying for these articles?

    Happy
  • Profile picture of the author wyppah
    wyppah
    Thanks for all the replies guys.

    Its given me many avenues to pursue.

    Once again, I am in awe of the people on the WF, what a great community
  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    GeorgR.
    I was hoping to get some tips on where to and/or how to maximize my earnings and get paid more for my writing.
    If you go on the usual forums, you will have a hard time to maximize your earnings since many, many of those people (not necessarily here, tho) are extremely cheap.

    The best to maximize your earnings as a writer:

    * Make your name known on forums, get lots of connections and relationships. At some point you will also meet good clients which can turn into long-term clients.

    * Get away from "article" writing. Seriously, I personally get aches already when I come across the word "article".... Instead of writing "articles", offer ebooks and professional writing like web copy or guest posting. Try to distance yourself from the rest of the "article writing" crowd.
  • Profile picture of the author wyppah
    wyppah
    Originally Posted by GeorgR. View Post


    * Get away from "article" writing. Seriously, I personally get aches already when I come across the word "article".... Instead of writing "articles", offer ebooks and professional writing like web copy or guest posting. Try to distance yourself from the rest of the "article writing" crowd.
    Brilliant, Thanks for this! : )
  • Profile picture of the author SteveJo
    SteveJo
    wyppah

    You dont necessarily have to write others? Write for yourself and build an audience. Do you have blog? Invest money and market it.
  • Profile picture of the author wyppah
    wyppah
    Originally Posted by SteveJo View Post

    wyppah

    You dont necessarily have to write others? Write for yourself and build an audience. Do you have blog? Invest money and market it.
    Thanks Steve, I dont have a blog yet, as I am still unsure what niche I want to specialise in. At the moment, I am just looking for fast money, I will start working for myself once I have a steady income.
  • Profile picture of the author Fox30
    Fox30
    I have you looked at iwriter.com? check it out.
  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Randall Magwood
    Promote your services on your own website. You can charge what you want, and offer your portfolio with sample content, a money-back guarantee, testimonials, case studies, and even real life content online.
  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    laurencewins
    There are loads of sites to find work. However, you also should be considering other ways to market yourself such as your own site, classified ads, running an ad in the Warriors for Hire in this forum, etc.
  • Profile picture of the author rossm
    rossm
    what about plr, you could sell your articles on these sites, or howabout ebay selling your services?
  • Profile picture of the author ccole
    ccole
    Textbroker.com is a best place for to write articles for others as they pay high. You can also sign-up to Odesk and bid for some writing projects. There are still lots of sites there like Elance, Freelancer, and SubmitYourArticle.com where you can sign-up; however, the two sites mentioned above are the one that I recommend.
  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Steve B
    Originally Posted by wyppah View Post

    . . . where to and/or how to maximize my earnings and get paid more for my writing. I always aim to offer more value than I am paid for . . .
    Wyppah,

    If I were you I would focus on strictly writing for myself. If you choose to begin a writing service, you are typically going to be paid roughly what others make for writing. You are going to have to drum up business and be willing to write in niches that you have no interest or desire to be in. Do you really want to be held hostage by your plan to sell one article after another?

    I would choose some topics that I have an interest in and begin writing short reports. Turn those into high quality lead generators around specific topics. When you have three or four reports on a topic, blend them together and get a book up on Kindle.

    Over time, writing for yourself, you will be able to establish a readership, sell books, sell or give away reports to generate leads, write your own sales letters and develop your own products.

    To me, I wouldn't want to trade my time for articles that I sold but that somebody else owned. You want to be the owner.

    When you own everything you write, each word, each sentence, each paragraph will multiply itself over and over again in sales income. If you are a quality writer, your upside earning potential will be much much greater than if you simply sell your words once to the next client.

    Good luck to you,

    Steve
  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    GeorgR.
    Originally Posted by ccole View Post

    Textbroker.com is a best place for to write articles for others as they pay high.
    I just checked out this site - $7 for a "4 star" 500 words article, I don't think so. This is way below average. Rates for "5 star" authors/articles are good, but then I have my doubts that many can satisfy their criteria for such a "5 star" rating. It looks they handpick those and that the majority of the writers will likely end up writing for less what they could get from any random webmaster forum. I might be wrong tho.
  • Profile picture of the author napoleonfirst
    napoleonfirst
    I think iWriter.com is a great place to start. If you have top quality, you can be an Elite member and earn decent money for your articles. There are many mangazines out there that pay decent money for your effortsn I mean $50 per article. Of course, you need to get the help of someone that is already earnings good money writing for these sites to make serious cash here.

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