Wednesday, April 23, 2014


I began writing for Suite101 at the beginning of 2009. Many writers are intimidated by the applicant approval process and editorial process at Suite101. I'm here to tell you that if I can do it, so can you. I am not a professional writer, nor am I particularly brilliant in any given subject.

To get through the approval process at Suite101, I wrote this article: How to get started writing at Suite101. It explains what they are looking for and how to get hired as a writer.
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You will have an editorial process at Suite101. Frankly, I enjoy it because the editors are usually nice and it ensures my work is good quality without having to constantly check my writing for errors. I like getting the once over from an objective eye.

You are required to write 400 words in 3rd person.

Some editors require pictures and some are very picky that they don't look like icons or something borrowed from elsewhere on the web.

You can place links in your articles. It is encouraged for SEO (search engine optimization). Two links are allowed to other websites, or 3 are allowed Suite101. For SEO skilled writers, the links placed in Suite101 articles are "dofollow." (That means they will do more to boost the page rank of the page to which they are linking.)

Signing Up
Here is the link to the -writer application at Suite101. If you decide to join Suite101, stop and say hello.

Suite101 has amazing forums. The writers there are politeand helpful. I have never witnessed disrespect or slander here. All the writers are very willing to network, provide feedback, and give advice. You have to be logged in as a writer to access the writer forums.

The Learning Hub
Suite101 has a "learning hub" to answer writer FAQs. There is so much information there, it will take a while to absorb it all. You have to be accepted as a writer and be logged in to access the learning hub at Suite101. One of my favorite resources there for Suite101 writers is "Where to Find Free Images."
Suite101 articles get good page rank in Google. Articles written at Suite101 can easily get ranked in the top of search results.

But, in my experience, my articles for Suite101 do not earn as much as my eHow articles, although they get viewed just as often. My Suite101 articles average 5 views each per day. That is 150 views each month per article. However, the amount I am paid per view is only .003. My articles average just under 50 cents each per month. (150views*.003per view). To compare that to eHow, there my articles average 125 views each per month, but there my payment per view is .007, leaving me with 88 cents per article.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Best Freelance Writing Jobs that You Can Do From Home!

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As a freelance writer, I've had many writing jobs online. These are my favorites and a little bit about why I like them, including information on their payment policies, editorial policies, and what they require from you as a writer.

Don't be afraid to sign up! Many of these jobs are currently hiring and can help you start working from home today as a freelance writer.

eCopyWriters vs. Textbroker

2 Great Upfront Payment Freelance Writing Jobs Online

If you are looking to earn your money upfront (today) to pay a bill, eCopywriters is the best place to do it. There are other places that offer upfront payment for the rights to your work, such as Textbroker and QualityGal, but eCopywriters pays a better rate. Now, having said that if you truly need your money today, not in 3 or 4 weeks, you may want to try Textbrokers lower rates, because Textbroker pays twice a month, while eCopywriters usually takes a month and a half after submission to pay for a piece of writing.

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Best Freelance Writing Job Online

I make no secret of the fact that eHow is my favorite place to write online. I just love writing how-to articles. eHow makes it easy to insert photos into each step of your writing. eHow also allow links to other resources, and articles, to be placed at the end of your writing. For me, eHow pays better than any other freelance writing job online. They allow you full control over your articles, meaning you can edit, or delete them at any time.

I love writing for eHow so much that I wrote an entire lens devoted to the details of writing for eHow.


Online Freelance Writing Job Reporting the News

If you keep up with a particular niche topic anyway, then eXaminer my be for you. eXaminer hires writer to produce newsworthy stories about things that happen in their local area. I am currently the alternative medicine eXaminer for the KC area. I have to say, I’m not crazy about the topic I chose, but eXaminer does have great opportunities for it’s writer’s if you get settled into a topic that is right for you.

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Bright Hub

Freelance Writing Jobs Online

Bright Hub is another place that you can get paid upfront to write an article. Bright Hub has recently had some renovation to their editorial channels. There are some different options when applying to write for Bright Hub, but most writers choose to write for editor managed channels, which pay $10.00 per article and $1.00 per valid backlink. They have a quality editorial process, so you can rest easy that your published writing is polished to a shine before publishing. Learning to navigate the Bright Hub website can be challenging for most writers.

In addition to the editor managed channels, Bright Hub has the option to self-publish. Under this option, you can choose your own titles and your writing is edited by you only. This option doesn’t offer an upfront payment, but the revenue sharing potential is higher. Allowing you to earn more over the life of the article.

Writing for Bright Hub


Be a Lensmaster: Freelance Writing Jobs Online

Ok, Squidoo is just fun. I look at lenses like a collection of the best internet resources. You can create a lens by simply making links to the best the internet has to offer on a given subject. This is a great way to network with other writers. If I come across writing I find particularly useful online, I link to it and send the writer a note saying, “Hey, I loved your writing and I linked to it from my lens on ....” This provides them with free backlinks and you get to know some great writers.

Another reason I love Squidoo is because it’s the online freelance writing site that allows so many possibilities for what you place in your writing. I can add photos, html, product links, videos, RSS feeds, polls, and many other things to my writing in addition to the typical text. There is very little that you can not do with a Squidoo lens as far as online writing and publishing. When I have an idea for an article and I can not think of any other website that will allow the functionality I need to make the writing look the way I want, I know I can always count on Squidoo.

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Suite101 is a Great Place to get an Online Freelance Writing Job

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