Friday, February 25, 2011

Making Money From Home

There are tons of ways to make money from home. I'll start posting entries on my analysis of different approaches.

Article Writing
The idea is simple: You write articles based on your own area of interest/expertise, and you get paid if it passes the requirements for publication. You get a flat fee for every article, plus a little extra based on how many views your article receives. These jobs revolve around titles, which are not only the title of your article, but the main identifier also. These companies also have openings for editors, who basically correct and analyze article submissions. It’s much harder to become an editor, however, so I suggest just writing articles in your free time Don’t let all those hours of English class go to waste! If you don’t feel too confident about your writing ability, I don’t suggest you take this route, as there are many article that are rejected due to poor quality. If you decide to sign up, expect 8-24 hours until you are confirmed. You should spend around 30 minutes per article, and should be able to crank out 3-4 a day. I’d also like to note that many times your article will be sent back for a rewrite, and it can sometimes be frustrating to constantly have to rewrite based on your editor’s comments. You really have to get lucky with your editors, as they are assigned to you at random. $10-15 per article.
Many writers become frustrated because their editors constantly demand rewrites without clear, specific instruction. A good tip is to simply let the title expire, and then resubmit it as an entire new piece, rather than a rewrite. This way you will be assigned a new editor(hopefully a better one), and won’t have to deal with 1000 messy rewrites. One last note: If you own a website, you can create good traffic to that site by including it in your articles (make sure it’s relevant). This will also help you get indexed in Google, thus bringing even more visitors to your site.
The list of freelance writing companies:
BrightHub
DemandStudios
Same concept as Brighthub, except they also consider filmmakers and bloggers into their rotation. A bit hard to get into, but is well reputed to pay the best. $10-15 per article.

18 comments:

  1. good info, but im not to good im writing

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  2. Tempting but I totally suck at writing.

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  3. sounds pretty cool, i might have to try this out.

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  4. Useful information. I'll definitely be looking into this.

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  5. That is actually extremely interesting. I'm going to look into that.

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  6. I've done that before, wrote an article about a medical condition I had once and it turned out really well.

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  7. Thanks for the info - I've really been looking at ways to make some spare cash at home!

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  8. I am looking to get a job writing from home, seems like a nice way to make a living. Following!

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  9. Sounds good. I can write eloquently, and I know a thing or two about some subjects. Maybe I should try it.

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  10. excellent info i am considering trying this out.

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  11. sadly im not that good of a writer. bbut interesting read

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  12. This is a fantastic idea, and I have already signed up to start doing this. I love to write, and think it will help boost my blog's followers immensely. Thanks for the tip!

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  13. looks quite interesting, might give it a go some time latter

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  14. I've had an elance account for a while. I think I'll browse and submit some bids

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  15. I'm not a good writer, but good info!

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