Personally, I think one of the best ways to make money online is to write articles. There are a lot of websites you can join if you want to get paid to write articles. Although there are pros and cons to writing articles, all you really need is a few good sites that provide you with steady work to make it all worth it. Anyways, below are three websites you might be interested in joining, as well as my thoughts about them.
1. Speedy Article
About Them: Speedy Article is a content creation service that I’ve recently stumbled across, and I thought I’d share them with you. I’m not exactly sure how long they’ve been around, but their website is professional looking.
If you want to write articles and get paid by Speedy Article, then you need to register for an account/apply to become a writer. You’ll need to provide:
- Personal info (name, email, phone etc. . .)
- Brief bio
- Writing sample
This is not uncommon. There are writing sites require that info.
Pay Rates & Ratings: If accepted as a writer, you’ll be rated either a 2, 3, 4 or 5 star writer. The more stars you have, the more potential you have to earn.
I’m not sure what writers are paid. However, for a 500 word article (2-stars), it costs $5, while a 3-star/500 word articles goes for two dollars more. I don’t know if the writer makes that $5 or $7 because I’m not 100% sure whether or not Speedy Article takes a cut.
Benefits For Writers: On the “why join use page,” the site makes some basic claims such as having the freedom to choose when you want to work and what articles you want to write. As for payments, they pay via PayPal. As long as you’ve reached the $10 payout threshold, you’ll be paid.
Feel free to register for Speedy Article here.
2. Content Writers
About Them: Content Writers is based in New York City, and in order to get paid to write articles for them, you have to provide quite a bit of stuff when you sign up. This includes:
- Basic info
- Years of experience
- Highest degree completed (you need an Associate’s Degree or higher)
- Attach resume
From what it looks, they are picky about who they bring on. If you don’t have a college degree, then forget about writing for Content Writers.
Pay Rates: According to Content Writers’ FAQs page, their writer policy provides 50% of every job to the writer, proofreader and editor. According to the site, a standard blog post of 300-500 words can run for around $110 (5-business day delivery) or around $120 for a 3-day delivery.
Payments are done on the 15th and 30th of the month. Judging by that, you won’t be paid weekly.
Benefits For Writers: The potential to make a lot of money, but only if you get enough work.
If you want to become a writer for Content Writers, then register here.
3. Content Runner
About Them: The website describes itself as an open marketplace that brings together those who need content with those who create it.
Pay: Writers are paid via PayPal and on Tuesdays, if they have accrued at least $30. If they haven’t, then the amount will be carried over to the following Tuesday, and you’ll be paid. According to Content Runner’s FAQ’s page, earnings less than $30 are paid out every other week.
As for rates, from what it looks like customers of Content Runner sets their own price for each project. Content Runner takes a fee, which the amount depends on how large the transaction is. Orders worth less than $500 are subjected to a 15% fee, just to give you an idea.
Benefits For Writers: You might have the chance to get paid to write articles online. I can’t say what the potential is because it really depends on whether or not you have access to a lot of work.
Nevertheless, if you want to give Content Runner a try, the sign up page is right here.
I also want to point out that all three sites appear to only accept US-based writers. I could be wrong and that may change from time to time. Before you attempt to join any of those sites, make sure you find out if they only work with US writers or if they accept writers from other countries.
If you want to get paid to write articles online and you’re a newbie, then go and try to give Content Runner, Content Writers and/or Speedy Article a try. I can’t promise they’ll accept you as a writer or that you’ll make hundreds every month writing for each one or combined for that matter.
There’s plenty of other ways to make money online besides writing articles, but writing is a good way to make decent income online. It does take work and effort, just as it is with any other kind of make money venture.
Have you written for Speedy Article, Content Writers and/or Content Runner? What was your experience like or what is your experience like, if you’re currently still writing for them?