New Writing Opportunity: Merchant Circle

>> Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I recently found out about a new writing opportunity at the Merchant Circle. The company is currently looking for content writers. You do not need writing samples and you can start writing as soon as you sign up for an account.

As a content writer for Merchant Circle you will receive $4 per article on a weekly basis as soon as you reach the minimum payout of $20. This opportunity is just for writers in the US.

I have recently signed up with this company but I haven't started writing yet. Even though the pay per article is low I believe this is could be good way to make a little extra money.

To sign up to become a content writer for the Merchant Circle check out the link below:

Merchant Circle


Writing Opportunity: The Citizen Herald (Online Newspaper/Magazine)

>> Saturday, February 19, 2011

It's been a while since I have written a new blog post but I'm glad I'm finally able to write a new post. I have recently found out about a new writing opportunity. The writing opportunity is through an online newspaper/magazine called The Citizen Herald. The Citizen Herald recently launched February 1, 2011.

I found out about this writing opportunity through the Yahoo Contributor Network (formerly known as Associated Content). The founder of The Citizen Herald, Michael McGimpsey, contacted me through Yahoo Contributor Network this week because he liked my articles and my writing style. After I was contacted by him I filled out the application (which was easy to fill out) and was hired the next day.

After learning about this great opportunity I thought it would be a good idea to share this with other freelance writers.

As a writer for The Citizen Herald you can write about whatever you want as long as it's within the company's guidelines. Some of the topics you can write about are local news, world news, health, how to's, etc.

50% of the sites revenue goes back to the writers. Writer's payments are based on number of articles you have written, number of impressions all of your articles have received, and number of unique visitors all of your articles have received. It is also based on traffic. So having more writers at The Citizen Herald will help the company to get more traffic and it will help writers to get paid more. I also believe the more interesting your articles are the more you will get paid. The company is currently receiving a good amount of traffic and plans to add new advertisers. Payments are sent via Paypal and are sent out once a month. Since the company is brand new it's too early to know how much writers are getting paid but there is a lot of potential with this company.

If you plan to become a writer for the company you can submit your Yahoo Contributor Network articles as an example of articles you have written or you can use other online websites you have written for.

Update: (3/23/11) Unfortunately, The Citizen Herald no longer exists. I thought this was a great opportunity but I had no idea the company would close. I don't know exactly why the company end up closing. Hopefully I will be able to find another good company to write for. Good luck to those of you that are still looking for a great company to write for.


Constant Content Update

>> Monday, November 8, 2010

Back in September I set an ambitious goal of writing at least 20 articles for Constant Content by the end of the month. Unfortunately I did not achieve this goal. During the months of September and October I didn't write any articles for Constant Content or other websites. When I posted my goal on this blog I thought I would be able to achieve the goal but the goal was probably set too high. One of the reasons I wasn't able to achieve this goal is because it was set around the same time I joined a new direct selling gift basket business. I thought I would be able to write articles and promote my new business at the same. But I took on more than I could handle.

I hope this month I will start back writing again. If I do set another goal for Constant Content, I will try to write at least five articles first instead of twenty.

Sorry to those who are followers or visitors of my blog for the delay in blog posts. I will try to start writing new blog posts soon.

If any of you want to know more about the gift basket business I have joined check out the following:


Constant Content Goal

>> Saturday, September 11, 2010

I've recently decided to publicly announce some of my goals. I believe posting my goals on my blog will help me to work towards achieving my writing goals. The first goal I have is for Constant Content. I decided to have a goal for Constant Content when I found out the benefits of writing for the website and after receiving some great advice from Deanna over at Write Moms. My goal for Constant Content is to submit at least 20 articles by the end of September. I'm giving myself the whole month because I have other things I need to work on such as other writing websites and a new network marketing company I recently joined.

The problems I'm currently having with Constant Content is coming up with things to write about and making sure my articles are well written. I have already submitted two articles. One has been accepted and the article has been declined. After finding out my article was declined it caused me to feel like I really need to improve my writing skills or the editors at Constant Content are tougher than I thought.

The other writing websites I will be contributing to this month are Demand Studios, Bukisa, and maybe Associated Content.

If you would like to see the network marketing company I have just joined, check out the blog I created. I would love to receive some feedback on this blog. Here's the link: Gourmet Gift Baskets

What are your goals for September?

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Demand Studios Dilemma

It's been a while since I have written for Demand Studios. I wasn't able to write for them as much as I wanted to because I was in college and didn't have enough time to contribute to the website. But now I'm finished with college and I'm ready to write more articles for Demand Studios.

One dilemma I'm currently having is the lack of good article topics. Lately when I'm searching for a articles at Demand Studios I have come across some the strangest titles. Some of the things they are asking people to write about are hard to research or impossible to write about. But I have gotten pass this dilemma because I have been able find good articles to write. Another dilemma I've had in the past with Demand Studios is the editing. The last time I wrote an article it was rejected. The editor of the article had me so confused about the article that I gave people instructions on how to wash an unwashable clothing item. The good thing about the article rejections is that so far I have only had one.

Other than that I'm looking forward to writing for Demand Studios again because I like the quick payment. Even though Demand Studios has low payments, it's very attractive to a lot of writers because other writing websites require them to have a certain number of page views or until someone buys one of their articles before they are paid.

If you write for Demand Studios, tell me how you feel about the website.


6 Great Freelance Writing Websites

>> Friday, September 3, 2010

Do any of you get into the habit of bookmarking website after website but only end up bookmarking way too many sites that you never get a chance to visit? I recently took the time to look at the some of the freelance writing websites and blogs that I've bookmarked. As I looked at some of the websites, I began to wonder if I really needed to bookmark some of these sites. This goes to show there is so much information about freelance writing but I never hurts to take the time to get rid of the bookmarked websites you don't need anymore. Because having access to too much information can be overwhelming.

Below I have included a list of a few websites/blogs I like to visit:

Freelance Writing Blogs

No Job For Mom - This blog was created by a woman named Felicia. I discovered this blog when I first started writing articles. I use this blog to look up information about companies I would like to write for and to read the great tips Felicia gives.

My Work At Home My Blog - This blog was created by a woman that goes by the name WriterGig. I don't visit her blog that much but it has been an inspiration to see the residual income she has made from eHow and other sources such as affiliate marketing. She is one of eHow's top earners and has written an e-book that shares tips about how she's been able to make over $500 with eHow. Click here to check out WriterGig's e-book. This e-book should also be useful for people that write for other residual income sites such as Bukisa.

Write Moms - I recently found this blog a few weeks ago and have come across some very useful information. The creator of this blog, Deanna, has written great reviews for websites such as Triond, Examiner, Constant Content and much more. She also has great tips about freelance writing.

WritingHood - This website has great reviews about websites such as Bukisa and gives great tips about freelance writing.

The Frugal Freelancer - In my opinion, this blog is a great source for freelance writers that own a blog. I noticed there is a lot of great information about increasing traffic to your blog. But there is also great information about freelance writing.

Accentuate Writers - This is a freelance writer forum I have recently found. I don't know a lot about this forum because I just registered today but I did get a chance to look around and it seems like it's a great forum.

This are just a few of the websites I like to visit. I might post some more websites that have been useful to me in another blog post.

Leave a comment if any of you have a favorite freelance writing website/blog you like to visit, I would love for you to share.


Writing Opportunity: Daily Article

>> Friday, August 27, 2010

Daily Article has been around since 2007. It was created to give website owners a place where they can purchase high-quality articles and so writers could sell and promote their articles. If you have never heard of the Daily Article, the best way I can describe is that it's very similar to Constant Content. But there are a few differences between both websites.

Are Articles Reviewed?

The editors at Daily Article do review the articles to make sure they are original content and there are no duplicates. The editors use Copyscape to make sure the articles are 100% original. Unlike Constant Content, articles at Daily Article are not checked for grammar and spelling errors. So writers don't have to worry about going through this process.

How are writers paid?

Writers are allowed to write about anything and are able to choose the price of their articles. When an article is sold writers receive 80% of the sale of the article and Daily Article keeps 20%. Payments are made through Paypal. At Constant Content, writers receive 65% of the sale of the article and the company keeps 35%. Even though writers at Constant Content are paid a little less the website does have a referral program which is one thing Daily Article doesn't have. Writers receive 5% of all of the referral's sales.

Article Usage/Rights

Compared to Constant Content, you don't have a choice between several different article rights at Daily Article. Articles are automatically sold as full rights. Once your article is sold the buyer will be given the full rights and will also be allowed to change the article if he or she chooses to. After the article is sold writers will no longer be able to republish the article.

How to Upload Articles

At Daily Article you are required to upload your article using a text file. This means you will not be able to use programs such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Works. The best way I found to upload your articles is by using the Notepad program. The Notepad program is available on every computer.

My Personal Experience with Daily Article

I joined Daily Article in 2008. I have posted 5 articles to the website and have sold 3. One of the articles only took one month to sell and the other two took about three to four months. I did remove an article I wasn't able to sell and posted it on Constant Content and was able to sell it within three months. If you do hear negative reviews about Daily Article just remember there are some people that have had success selling articles on the website.


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