As a follow-up to my post on freelance writing jobs for beginners, I wanted to share some options for those with more experience under their belts. The following freelance writing gigs may require a degree, technical knowledge or simply strong grammar skills and understanding of the unique demands of online content. Many of these pay upwards of $50 per article. In some cases, they are salary positions. All have an ongoing need for freelance writers.
Webster Tech Writers – This site posts gigs for advanced technical writers in a variety of fields. Degree often required. In some cases, writers need to be local.
The Dollar Stretcher – Topics are saving money and time. Writers are compensated $0.10 per word.
Universal Class – Instructional writers are paid 4 – 7 cents per word. The current need is instruction videos. These video courses are 7-12 videos, 8-12 minutes in length. Awarded projects average $3,000 – $10,000.
Pro Blog Design – Writers are paid $70 – $125 for in-depth tutorials and discussion-based blog posts. Topics include WordPress, web design, usability, etc.
About.com – Payment information will be provided in a Non-Disclosure Agreement. This is an opportunity worth pursuing and does come with high-profile publishing opportunities to the Guide. Numerous niche topics are available based on your expertise. Please be aware there are two opportunities: Guides and Topic Writers. Guides is the more lucrative of the two.
World Start – This website provides tech tips. Pay is approximately $0.10 per word.
TCBSolutions.net – This company is seeking resume writers. Pay is per resume with consultants averaging around $52,000 annually. Experience required.
Scripted – Word on the street is Scripted writers are paid $49 (blog post) – $299 (white paper). You will need to pass two tests as part of your application process and will be notified as work becomes available.
Metro Parent – This parenting site pays $150 – $350 per feature article (1,000 – 2,500 words).
As always, follow the instructions for applying to the letter. Put your best work forward and best of luck!