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!
What high paying freelance writing gigs would you add to the list?