5 Sites Where You Can Make Decent Money If You Like Writing

With the advent of the Internet, a lot of people nowadays are working from home. There are advantages and disadvantages, of course. But for most people, the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. If you like writing and want to make decent money out of it, here are some sites you might want to check out:

5 Sites to earn money by writing

odesk1. oDesk.com – oDesk is an online platform where clients (employers) and contractors meet. If you don’t have an account with oDesk yet, all you have to do is sign up, upload your most recent photo and you’re ready to supply information about your skills, education, work experience and certifications. oDesk also provides a number of tests you can take to showcase your proficiency in certain categories. When scouring for jobs, take note there are jobs that pay by the hour and others at fixed rate. For hourly jobs, verified work is guaranteed payment. This can also mean scrutiny of a contractor’s work habits. For fixed-price jobs, you get paid per deliverable, and there is no need to log hours. On the negative, there is risk of non-payment because oDesk does not guarantee fixed payment.

Picky Domains2. PickyDomains.com – PickyDomains is a site that provides service to people looking to find catchy and unique inputs for a domain, name and slogan. PickyDomains taps into the online community for suggestions, and the contributor gets paid for suggestions the customer chooses and registers. Signing up as a contributor with PickyDomains is easy. Within minutes, your account can be set up and you’re ready to make suggestions. Depending on the order type and contributor ranking, payment averages at $20 to $75. Payment is made through PayPal.

about.com3. About.com – About.com is a site that provides people with answers and solutions to their everyday needs, whether it be about health, electronics, online tools, a hobby, employment and more. Contributors to About.com are called guides and are considered experts in their fields and can cover an available topic in depth. Once accepted, a guide is offered a compensation package where he earns a base amount for content created. A guide who encourages readership and generates considerable amount of page views can earn more.

ReviewStream4. ReviewStream.com – ReviewStream pays people to write reviews on just about anything – from household products to cosmetics, restaurants to airlines, hotels, the latest gadgets, books, movies, a whole lot more. A review is more likely to get accepted if it is about a reviewer’s experience and opinion of a product rather than the product’s basic descriptions. For a review to make the cut, minimum word count is set at 200 words. If a review is rejected for being too common, more fact than opinion, ReviewStream may still buy it at bulk rate, $0.30 instead of the regular rate of $1.50. Once the minimum payout of $30 is reached, payment is made through Paypal.

Squidoo5. Squidoo.com – At Squidoo, a page is called a lens, and a person who creates a lens is dubbed a lensmaster. A lensmaster does not have to be recognized as an expert in a specific field. It can be anybody interested on a certain subject. Squidoo relies on affiliate marketing and advertising for revenue. For every lens created, the lensmaster gets a 50% revenue cut. Minimum payout amount is automatically set at $10 but can be reset to $1. Payment is through PayPal.

About The Author
Maricel is a mom, freelance writer and financial researcher. When she's not busy, she's either watching movies or blogging about money, writing and just about anything in her personal blog, Career Mom Online.

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38 Responses to “5 Sites Where You Can Make Decent Money If You Like Writing”

  1. Hmmm….Interesting sites. Thanks for sharing!
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  2. Maricel says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to guest post for your site, Herbert. It’s very much appreciated.

  3. chrisair says:

    great money making ideas over the internet
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  4. imriz says:

    oh, i love about.com.its good to know they accept writers.

    thanks for the share.
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  5. Liane Markus says:

    Thank you so much for this great tip of yours. I was able to gain new idea from this and I have learned some ways on how to make money with writing.
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  6. Hazel says:

    Yes, I love helpful posts like this. ReviewStream is new to me. About.com I guess only hires writers from major English-speaking countries.
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  7. Blanca says:

    Wow, been thinking along this line this summer. Thanks for sharing these resources!:)
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  8. Gene says:

    I didn’t earn from Review Stream when I tried it a couple of years ago. I am yet to try Odesk though. I heard of mixed reviews from that site but mostly are positive ones.
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  9. Maricel says:

    No worries. Summer is indeed a great time to explore opportunities. :D
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  10. gagay says:

    i’ve heard about these sites before..but haven’t tried..di ko na ata kaya magsulat pa..hehehe..thanks for sharing these sir, though. :)
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  11. Ooh. There are a few sites I didn’t know about. Am definitely going to check out PickyDomains. That just sounds awesome!
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  12. Josie says:

    I tried registering at odesk when I was new in the blogging world, but didn’t apply for any tasks when I saw the pay rate.. lol..
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  13. chin says:

    I did not know any of these sites except for Odesk. Thank you for enumerating some, atleast now I have an idea which one to try.
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  14. chrisair says:

    I want to try that Odesk but don’t know how to start
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  15. marri says:

    this is a useful post. i already bookmarked it. i just hope, i can secure online jobs on one of these sites.

    thanks for sharing :)
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  16. Matsumoto says:

    Of those listed I’m a member of 4 sites :) Though I haven’t been so active in them because of blogging.
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  17. Malds says:

    Great list. I’d like to just add hubpages to the list and I hear infobarrel is really nice too. They’re kinda like squidoo where you can earn pincome through your articles by using amazon, eebay and adsense.

    I made my first passive income through hubpages and I love the community there. I did try squidoo but I ran into one problem and I just didn’t bother to return after that lol. I probably should tho to diversify my revenue streams.

  18. rachelle says:

    Thanks for sharing these sites. I’ve never heard any except for oDesk and I didn’t know you could earn in About.com. :D
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  19. Ness says:

    Thanks for sharing. Its good to know the other “way” to earn some extra cash online. I’ve been in oDesk for almost 2yrs now. :-)
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  20. Herbert says:

    Thank you so much for Maricel for this amazing post. Im sure a lot of us learned from it
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  21. Amit Shaw says:

    Frankly Speaking i know only about Squidoo ;) .
    I really love writing and oDesk is sound awesome so i will try. Herbert Any requirement for it?
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    • Maricel says:

      I’m not an oDesk veteran, and you’re right, Herbert is probably the right person to give you some advice. But from the words of an oDesk greenhorn (that’s me!), I think what you really need to do first is work on your oDesk profile. Employers at oDesk are always bombarded with lots of applications, so if your profile is for them not impressive enough, they might reject your application right there and then.

      Just my two cents though.
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