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Old 24th August 2009, 04:44 PM
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Default Writing content

While we can't all be JK Rowlings (she's worth around half a billion, according to the Times Richlist) you can make money writing content for websites. One of the best portals for this sort of work is constant content, where there's a steady flow of people looking for writers on a variety of topics.
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Unlike many freelance writing websites it is free to join so it might be worth a look. I haven't worked there myself but I do know people who have. As with the book selling, it won't make you millions, but it could make you enough to be worth your while.
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Old 24th August 2009, 05:03 PM
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You'll be surprised just how cheap articles go for - you'd have to write an awful lot to make it worthwhile (don't forget the time it takes to research a topic as well).

You'll also find a lot of competition from the Philippines, where they'll literally right a whole e-book for 50.
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Chutzpah you are joking aren't you? How on earth are any British based journalists going to compete with ludicrous paltry sums of money like that? Time for me to have a rethink about what I should requalify as, as writing certainly isn't going to keep the wolf from the door!
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Old 26th August 2009, 10:56 AM
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Default Re: Writing content

Just go on Craigslist, you can see for yourself. For example:

Effective Writers Needed

$1 for 100 words

Article writer

40 hours a week for $200 to $350 per month

Need infomation written in holistic pet care

$3 for 350 to 400 words
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Default Re: Writing content

I believe a lot of people will get a sale on sites such as constant content then farm it out to India and the Philippines. They will then edit to make it acceptable to British buyers.
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Default Re: Writing content

I have a particular interest in this subject as I am making a living from Writing and Training (although I earn more for the training, I get royalties for some of the writing, so every January a cheque arrives).

I charge what I think is a realistic rate, and today (its almost 9am) I have been booked to re-write a CV. Also in the same batch of e-mails I had someone contact me, offering their services, they charge:
  • Our rates are constant ($5 for 400-500words Content Writing) and ($8-10 for Essay, thesis, dissertation and academic papers).

This company is based in Singapore.

I'm not sure how can any UK based professional writer compete with rates this low, I guess at the end of the day it comes down to service, reputation and relationship with the customer.
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Oh my goodness - that explains a lot!! As in why I'm not earning any money writing but may have to rethink my strategy and rob a few banks instead. I do have to say though, that the quality of a lot (not all!) internet writing is truly appalling and I would always go for quality over quantity!
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Nice sharing..
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half a ****ing billion? u sure about that?
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Default Re: Writing content

Not all writers have poor quality articles. The ones you see that are give the others a bad name. Which is not fair, but it happens. The economy is low and that could be the reason for the low fees being paid for articles. There are a number of places online that you can receive payment for what you post.

One thing to remember is that this field is not for everyone. Most times when an article is written by someone else research is not necessarily needed. With that the fee paid is not that bad.
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