Make Money Writing Articles Online: Set Your Own Price

There are not as many genuine outlets for freelance writers as you may think. Too often, the articles slip away into cyber-space without payment or official rejection, leaving the writer in the lurch with its copyright status. There is, however, a unique site called that encourages its writers to submit articles on any topic and allows the author to set the purchase price for the website’s buying clients and is highly recommended by Douglas Williams.

You may write on any topic and set your own sale price. Once the article is posted, your price tag will appear on the right-hand side. I have found many articles, of a general nature, to be priced between $3 and $5, and content which is technical, or specialized in some way, was tagged $10 and up. A submission does in no wise

guarantee a sale, but you have a good chance if you’re savvy enough to write about popular topics and can show you’re a skilled writer. Some articles are posted for $35 and up, but that may be a risky business move to sell it.

In addition to textual content, you may upload photography by itself or attached to an article. The more unique the photo, the more money you may get. Also, I noticed that candid images of people or animals in motion were priced higher than an image that was stationary.

The site has a category search link for topics such as travel, business, recreation, science, home, merchandise, etc. To give you an idea of how many articles you will need to turn a profit, check out some of the author profiles that will show you how many articles they have written and how many were sold. Case in point, an Australian author, G. Kavanagh, has written 402 articles and sold 64. By locating a reference who is similar to yourself, it will give you an idea of what to write and how to price it.

The editor claims a freelance writing staff of over 20,000, all bringing unique voices to the buying table. As an author, you may also choose which level of licensing you prefer for each article and may submit as many as you like. Articles that include travel with photos are likely a higher price tag than those without the pictures. But, if you don’t have photos, try using research on historical or fascinating facts about the place you visited. Another technique to get purchased is by increasing the length and relevant content. Poke around the site and see what you can find about the ratio of written to sold articles. The idea is to make your text stand out above the rest., by any means possible, even guerilla warfare if necessary.

Payment is made via PayPal and the company will send you an email each time your work has been purchased. The information-gathering process to sign up new writers is very basic, devoid of intrusive questioning. Just give them your name, email, register for PayPal and you’re done.

To be competitive in this arena, it seems the writer with better prices will get the deal. So, before building your content, it would be wise to use the “search” box for similar articles on that site and undercut your competition by a thread. Sounds dirty, but all’s fair in love, war, and writing.