If you’re a new freelance writer you may be overwhelmed by the enormous amount of information on freelance writing and the high number of writing opportunities out there. Before you begin reaching out to private clients, you may want to consider joining some content websites to get the ball and your income rolling.
Text Broker is a great website for beginners. After submitting a writing sample, if you are chosen to work for them you will be ranked with a score from two to five. The higher your score, the more work will be available to you. Once inside the work desk, you can pick your own short assignments and submit them. Clients then can accept your work or ask for changes. Text Broker pays twice a month via PayPal.
Associated Content / The Yahoo Contributor Network
Anyone can sign up for Associated Content, there is no need to apply. You can submit articles f or upfront pay plus page views or for page views only. If you submit your work for page views only, it will be posted faster. If you want upfront pay, an editor must approve your work and make you an offer. How you get paid will depend on your clout level. The more work you do for the site, the higher your clout score will go. Clout improves based on page views and number of articles published. Associated Content is not a get rich quick scheme, but can help you make a good little income overtime. It will also give you the opportunity to write about whatever topics you want.
Bright Hub is a website that allows people to write based on a channel system. If you are just getting started, you should apply for a channel that you have a lot of knowledge in. If you are former teacher you pay do well in the education channel. If you have spent years working in an office, the business channel may be right for you. Once you are accepted, you will be assigned to your channel and receive emails from your community editor. At first, you are limited to 5 articles a month per channel. Once your editor feels you have gotten a hang of the site and are producing consistent traffic that limit is lifted. Some channels offer $10 upfront pay plus revenue share, while other channels offer revenue share only.