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If you want to make money writing for blogs on the internet it pays to sign up with a few blogging networks. They can provide a steady stream of work that can tide you over if your own blogs are lagging. They are also good when you want to write on a topic that just doesn’t “fit” any of your own blogs. The trick can be picking the right blog network to write for. I have had a good amount of success writing for HubPages, but I am also searching for new networks that pay well and have interesting assignments. The Problogger job board alone has almost 20 new job listings for blog networks this month, and we are only half way through the month! The trick is to find a blog network that has enough assignments for all their writers, has a reputation for high quality content, and who pays their writers on time and consistently.
Demand Studios is a blog network that connects freelance writers and filmmakers with publishers who need content. They claim to be the largest provider of videos to YouTube, and they provide content to may popular sites like Trails.com and AOL.
Like most higher quality blog networks Demand Studios requires an application process that includes providing a resume and a writing sample. Once you are accepted into the network you can choose from a list of assignments and claim those that best suit your writing topics and style. Once you have claimed an assignment you have seven days to complete the article. After you submit you article it is subject to an editorial process where it will be either accepted, sent back for revision, or rejected. Once you article is accepted you are paid within one week via PayPal. The article is then optimized for the web before it is published.
Demand Studios provides two types of article assignments. Flat fee and revenue share. You know what type of article you are writing when you accept the assignment. For flat fee articles you are paid the fee one time, with revenue share you are paid a percentage of the generated revenue for an indefinite period of time. There is a $10 minimum to receive payment. If you don’t reach the minimum it is carried over to the next pay period.
Like most blog networks, once your article has been accepted, Demand Studios owns all the rights. However, they do allow a bio box that can include links back to your own blogs. If your article is published on a popular site this alone could be worth the effort to write the article!
I found it interesting that many of the publishers are also blog networks like eHow. I wonder if you might be better off writing directly for the network, rather than sharing the revenue with two networks. On the flip side, if you are more of a writer that an SEO expert, you might actually make more money on a revenue share with Demand Studio optimizing your content, than you would on your own.
In addition to writing jobs, Demand Studios also offers jobs for editors, filmmakers and transcribers.
I just found a free forum that lists freelance writing jobs. I really liked the layout, as the forums are divided into high paying jobs, low paying jobs, free jobs. There were also sections for collaborations (when you want to work with other freelancers), writer and publisher ops (writers looking for publishers and vice versa), writers for speaking engagements, and freelancers seeking work.
One thing I found nice about this forum is that for the high paying/low paying jobs section, the posters are required to list the pay for the job. Great if you don’t want to waste your time applying for very low paying jobs. There is also a section to list scams, I suggest you peruse this section before replying to any of the posts!
Today while I was perusing the forum, in the high paying jobs forum I found job listings for bloggers, legal writers, online gaming writers and travel guide writers. I found pay rates from $15 per post, to $20 per hour to $750 per day. Quite a spread!
The low paying jobs forum included jobs for e-book writers, quiz writers, and bloggers. Pay rates ranged from $10-$20 per post.
It is a moderate sized forum so there are a decent number of jobs listed, and not a huge amount of competition. If you are a decent writer you should be able to find a job here.
The forum is Online-Writing-Jobs.com.
Check it out and let me know how it works out for you. Did you get a job? Did you get scammed?