Where to Seriously Get Paid to Write Online
One useful method of generating income on the Internet is writing content for websites.
You see, websites or website owners need content for their sites; often, they will need written
content. Therefore, it makes sense that they need someone to produce this content for them.
But why do they need content? People who operate websites want people to go to their
sites because they want to generate conversions (a completion of an intended objective, such
as a sale), so they need content for people to look at upon arriving at their sites. So make no
mistake: People need you to write for their websites, and you can really get paid to write online.
Though you could just type "get paid to write online" into Google (which I'm not opposing),
I have found a few reputable websites that will actually pay you for your written content.
After all, if someone else can do the research for you, why waste the time searching? The following
are a few sites that will pay you to write for them:
Helium. I have been writing
for Helium for almost five years now, and it has been a wonderful and exciting journey. The
premise of Helium is simple: find topics that you are knowledgeable about, write articles to
those topics, and earn money from advertisement revenue. You can also submit articles to publishers
through Helium's assignments page, and these publishers will generally pay anywhere from $16
to $200 for a 500-1000 word article. Helium also has writing contests that $75 for first place.
Helium is free to join, and you only need a working address and Paypal account to get started.
Bukisa. I wrote for Bukisa
for a little while a few years ago, and I particularly enjoyed the freedom that the site offered.
While Helium allows you to suggest new topics to write about, each Bukisa article is entirely
your own creation. This means that there are no restrictions on what you can to write for Bukisa
(you can publish anything!). You can link a Google AdSense account to Bukisa to earn money
for your content's views, making earning money a very simple process.
Webmaster comment: check out this article:
The Tragedy of Bukisa
and by the way, always search for reviews of any website you intend to invest your valuable
time on. Also, the title line of the website hosting the above article:
"We'll publish your work for free, and pay you lifetime royalties"
Fiverr. I only started writing
for Fiverr a few weeks ago, but I have already found success on the site. Fiverr matches people
who need things done with people who can offer things. For instance, if you post a gig (a service)
saying that you will write a 400-word blog post for $5, someone who needs a blog post can find
you. Of course, Fiverr takes a $1 cut for each transaction, but, considering that you set the
expected deadline for each project, you get to make $4 for doing whatever you want. I have
used Fiverr to sell my writing, and I received orders as soon as I started promoting my gigs.
There are certainly other websites out there that will pay you for writing, but those
three are incredibly useful and easy to start using. If you want to get paid to write, then
you should definitely take a look at those sites. When you do start writing online, it is important
to choose a topic that you know about or can at least research. Posting erroneous information
on these sites could not only get your articles deleted, but it could also damage your reputation
as a writer and make you less employable in the future. Furthermore, plagiarizing will get
you booted from these sites, so don't even think about copying someone else's work without
permission and proper citation.
David Aaron White writes for websites such as Helium.com and Bukisa.com. His blog,
By Your Bootstraps (wordpress message: "byyourbootstraps.wordpress.com is no longer available.
The authors have deleted this site") is a resource for people looking to work online. He has
six years of experience writing and publishing online content and serves as a blogger / social
media operations manager for the start-up chocolate company Jama Cocoa.