If you are a freelance writer or anyone looking to get into the industry, you may be wondering which sites you should write for. A quick search engine search will turn up many sites that promise to pay freelance writers so how do you know what to choose and why?
Here are some good websites for writers to write for:
• Associatedcontent.com – This is a great website for anyone who is just getting started in Web writing. Due to a recent buyout by Yahoo, it is expected to have even more opportunities open up. Anyone can sign up to be a Contributor on AC but your first articles will go through an approval process. After that, you may submit for an upfront offer and page view bonuses or you can submit for page views only and have your content go live immediately.
• Demand Studios-This is an assignment- based content site that you must send a resume to get approved for. The editors are known for being stricter here and there is a learning curve to the type of writing they seek. However, once you get this down, you can speed through articles and there is no limit to how many you can do. There is a lot of money making opportunity in this site.
• Seed.com- This is an AOL-powered site for writers and photographers. Content accepted here will come to life on one of the great sites on the AOL network such as AutoBlog, GameDaily and more. However, there is no guarantee when you pick a title that Seed will choose it for publication so you could have done that work and not have it accepted. This isn’t too bad if you have a backup place that you can submit it anyway such as AC or Constant-Content. Also, since Seed pays considerably more than other sites and there is opportunity for special assignments, it makes it worth it for you to give it a try.
• Constant-Content.com – This is a site that allows you to put content of your choice up for the price of your choice. You can sell all rights, or just use rights at a price that you choose and Constant Content will take a cut of the earnings when you make a sale. You can also receive assignments through this site from buyers who may see your other work or your bio and have an interest.
While it is all a matter of opinion, this writer has nearly 12 years in the business and has tried nearly every site which has come along, many of which are no longer in business. If you hear of a site that catches your interest, it never hurts to give it a try. This is especially true if the site is free to join and participate. However, doing your research first can help you learn what other writers have to say about the site and might also help you to get a good head start in any site you decide to write for. Veterans of these sites will be able to help you learn the ins and outs of finding success quickly on these writer websites.