Dailytwocents operates on a similar model to BubbleWS, though with two differences. Also, they allow you to use affiliate links to legitimate products. Go here for more details. Doing great work will help you earn more money on this site. Textbroker has a few more hurdles than some other sites on this list. The minimum word count is If you want to repost it elsewhere — say, on your own blog or on another site — you must inform Pukitz staff so they can take the article down. Apply to be a writer here.
Reading the article made me realise why I picked this one. Proves the concepts mentioned here. Thank you for sharing all of these tips, I agree that important points should be at the start so that the readers will capture it easily. We should be creative, but we should not forget that we also have to be direct to the point. I liked each and every suggestions mentioned above.
You got yet another reader. Your website helped me a lot for writing good articles. So… I am reading Guy kawasaki on enchantment because I know my website sucks. I Google enchantment and find your blog article on the subject. We have to make our writing work at both levels. You may find this article about turning scanners into readers useful: Thanks a lot Hanneke your advices are straight to point and a complete guide i was looking for.
It takes 9 months for a baby to be complete in a womb and ready for the outside atmosphere, with these 9 tips I feel ready to deliver that on my website. Went through the whole article and I appreciated that you actually used your recommendations within the article itself. Thank you for the advice. One additional idea for this site could be making use of the width of the page I need to zoom out or scroll like crazy to scan the article.
Working on a new informational site for a service industry my husband and i are starting locally. Every point you mentioned is part of the big game of creating content that makes you stand out from the crowd.
Very useful information Henneke. Thank you kindly for sharing. As a newby, this whole web content exercise is a bit overwhelming but your article offered amazing techniques and tips. As someone who is just beginning to look into writing for a website, I had to look up what SEO meant… would have been nice to have the acronym spelled out in the text unless it is and I missed it.
I LOVE the metaphor about web readers being animals. The first site in my Google search for web writing was terrible. The points either addressed writing rules in general or claimed rules true of print writing but not of web writing. But it inspired me to write! Yes, I agree with you that print reading might becoming more similar to web reading.
I completely agree with the fact that reading a book and reading something on a web page is very different from each other. I am a content writer myself and few points mentioned here are sure to be helpful in my future work. This article works to me as like a bible for new web content writer. I used to write thousands of word on my web page but could find any significant amount of visitors, after reading this article i have decided to wash my brain again and it works superb.
I am one of the lazy type people who just scan around. I am a newbie in website content writing and have been assigned such task. This article will definitely help. I am a content writer too. Reading this article makes me feel I know nothing about content writing.
I will follow the steps shared in this article. Thanks so much Henneke. I am day 1 brand new to the world of web writing,etc. After reading verbatim all the post from I am amazed at how simple you make this sound.
I am not sure what to specialize in at this infant stage, but I have one very important question…Can you suggest if and how I should proceed be it buying a course outline about copywriting or are the enough free websites willing to offer their knowledge and experience to beginners like me.
Any advise and or guidance is gratefully appreciated, thank you! Doing a writing course may accelerate your learning, but only if you find the right course and tutor. You can learn a lot from studying good writing. This was an excellent post. A large number of digital marketers will benefit from it as important aspects of content creation has been discussed in details. This article can be an efficient checklist for proofreading.
It narrows things down nicely and also helped me to realize that my article could use some trimming up. Thank you so much, I got a lot out of it.
And I do agree that my notes from this will make a wonderful proofreading tool. We expand by adding examples, details, and quotes to make sure our article has substance , and then we edit to cut redundant words and sentences.
I especially appreciate that your blog follows the advice you supply. Gotta love folk who spread the good word about effective content design. I lead the web editorial team for a government department.
My role is to ensure web content is optimized according to the specifications and style guidance laid out in government policies and directives. These policies are based on usability, findability and accessibility.
Your blog echoes the guidance and web best practices that I implement on the daily. However, I disagree with one bullet point. Content creators should use bold text sparingly to emphasize particularly important words and phrases. If overused, it loses its effect, and the user will stop paying attention to your bolding as they scan the page. Perhaps elaborating on when and how to use bolding would be helpful. I would extend the same argument for highlighted text.
Any sites you can recommend off the top of your head for someone starting out as a freelance academic essay writer? Should pay well too. Science-Fiction Writers of America, which I use as a guideline, advocates for no less than six cents a word as professional rates.
Most good clients who hire freelance writers will pay considerably more. Most of the content mills I have seen pay about three cents a word. Just saying…again, it trying to be rude or mean. I wish the best of luck to you! I too, am trying to get some writing gigs, and just starting out. I have no idea where to even begin. With that said, I think constructive criticism is a good thing, that if we take need to, can help us out in the long run.
If anyone has any constructive criticism or constructive advice for me, please comment. Hi Donna and others, The online writing lab at Purdue University has resources on the Chicago Manual of Style and the APA manual, as well as many articles related to English grammar usage that are user-friendly!
Just type owl purdue university in your fave search engine and it should appear as a result. I got a fairly good rating but not tops. Glad to have joined this particular thread and sooo thankful for the supportive content on here.
Smiles to all, David. And hopefully a movie. It is called Zombie Revelations and has the old with a real touch of reality. I hope it can save some writers from going through the penny-a-word phase too many of us went through at one point! I would add staying away from Yahoo!
Good for you for approaching businesses directly! Thanks so much Kelly for taking the time to research and put together this list.
It will get some good use here! Your skills and time are worth far more, and there ARE clients out there who will recognize and honor that. Hold out for the good ones. I am so glad to run across fellow writers who value what they do and will stand up and say so. I tried ODesk and was not only appalled by the pay rates, but by the attitude of many clients. Well now, I posted a response that I cannot quote in polite company. So, thank you, your voice is much appreciated. One client said that he already had words.
When I looked at what he wrote, it was on a sixth-grade level. No research, statistics, compelling copy, SEO keywords, etc. So I had to start from scratch. I ended up acting like a tutor.
Another client loved my work but kept disappearing. I asked for her website address, information about her company, etc. She let another week go by then disappeared again. I could go on and on. I think that clients who use the content mills do believe that they can get stellar writing for peanuts. I believe these incidents are blessings in disguise.
I follow top-notch bloggers and copywriters and hone my skills continually. It is up to the freelancer to determine his standards and ultimately his worth. Hello Denita and others, I am thankful for this site, thread and continued posts including yours. At present I am an IC with Textbroker International, and try to look at most the jobs as blessings in disguise. Generally, I am a better conversationalist since starting this in late September, agree with you about developing writing skills, and have kind of found my subject niche as it were.
The big picture tells me I have it pretty good, given local opportunities and employment services for those of us who have a handicapability are inadequate in my place of residence. I hope your experience is dynamically different, but you sound quite capable and willing to improve where need be which says a lot favorably concerning what you bring to the proverbial table.
All the best to you Denita, enjoyed the chance to talk shop! Avoid sites like Researchwritingcenter. I think the better question is, what kind of writing do YOU want to do? What topics interest you? What style are you most comfortable writing in? Freelance writing is a huge industry, and you could be everything from a lifestyle blogger to a marketing copy writer. You need to determine what niche fits your skills and interests best; that will make it much easier for you to locate specific, nitty-gritty advice.
I am based out of India. I would like to write short stories. Could anyone guide me as how I should go about it. Please recommend sites where I should register myself. I have registered myself in Freelancer. You can find them here: This article was quite helpful and the comments were too.
I am just about to finish my English MA and I am broke as joke, living at my parents, and finding writing work online is my priority for the time being. Best of luck to everyone trying to survive out there! Thank you for this post. I just recently got into freelance writing and I feel so stupid already. I feel so cheated.
Should I even complete the job? Is it possible that the work she is doing for oDesk would at least provide a portfolio for her future use? I am brand new to the writing game. Love your words of encouragement to stay true to writing and get properly paid for your talent.
I love writing and have been caught up in content mills since I decided to write online about a month ago. I must admit the pennies I have received for my time, talent and dedication has been great to encourage me to seek something better. Are there any books or articles you recommend for beginners looking to earn a living writing online? The Write Life has actually put together a great list of resources to check out.
You can find it here: This article was an actual eye opener. Once again a big thank you for now I know what to expect and whom to deny. Thank you for the tips. I am handicapped and a fairly new mom at 41 to our 9 month old first and only son. Can anyone give me additional tips on the best way I could start a blog aside from wordpress or blogger please? First of all, congrats on your new baby! Second of all, my thoughts are with you and all your friends and loved ones — are you located in the Philippines yourself?
Third, The Write Life has put together a great list of resources you can check out. First off, congrats on your 1st son! Sounds like you come central Visayas too like me, am from Bohol Phils. Yolanda Haiyan and the quake that hit our country — and the economic woes they brought are really challenges we need to hurdle. You see, I am more comfortable in writing articles than blogs.
Also, writing websites that work like a vendo machines like Xoobiz, in , but now seems closed where writers can draw writing jobs from a queue — will also help, as we need not waste time in pitching for jobs.
Thank you for the great tips. I also get money writing for Bubblews and I I also write for sendmeglobal where they only give award to a writer each month. I was able to win it once. You have opened my eyes to other relevant targets.
There is soooo much info out there and this article has saved me from contentmills, not to mention wasted hours-thanks very, very much!! I guess you your words of wisdom are meant for US-based writers, knowing how much it costs to live there, this makes sense … well, kinda. If you were writing for a while before delving into the freelance world, i.
However, taking those low-paying gigs is what you really need if you got no clue what your niche is, and want to get experience. Since I write for my own amusement and because Jennifer Oh dear Jennifer who gave me my first writing gig! At least for the sake of getting good at your craft before pitching to high-paying clients. Speaking of High-paying clients, I stumbled upon your post as I was looking for them, but all I could find is advice, and advice only.
It just takes time to sort through and separate the wheat from the chaff! I vehemently disagree with you here. Content mills horribly abuse writers and make it difficult for people who have spent years in this field to get a fair wage due to the expectation that companies can pay less to get more.
All around bad news and not recommended for anyone who wants an actual career in writing. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Alicia.
Jun 07, · Writing for the web takes a page from what your high school English teacher tried so hard to teach you: A good essay tells your audience what you plan to tell them, tells them, and tells them what you told them. Writing online content needs that same rigorous approach.
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We're an online digital publisher, a platform for reaching millennial women and providing content along a broad array of interests, including travel, food, fashion, wellness, and wokeness. We're seeking part . Writing for online markets seems to have gotten a bad reputation. I blame the rise of “content mills” that pay writers a pittance (think $5 or $10 for a feature-length piece).
In this course, Chris Nodder offers seven practical techniques for writing successfully on the web, including front-loading content, writing at the right grade level, avoiding jargon, and keeping. I love writing and have been caught up in content mills since I decided to write online about a month ago. I must admit the pennies I have received for my time, talent and dedication has been great to encourage me to seek something better.