Wondering what this site is all about? Is there anything that makes this site unique as compared to all of the numerous other sites out there dedicated to freelance writing?
With so many quality websites for writers available in abundance, there is certainly no point in reinventing the wheel. I want this site to be different. That’s why I’m choosing to focus on a few key areas that don’t get enough attention elsewhere.
Paying Markets for Freelance Writers
This site is committed to listing markets that pay a minimum of 10 cents per word. While this rate is actually considered relatively low for professional freelance writers, it is a rate that will allow you to earn $2,000 per month if you only write 5,000 words per week (which is very doable in most cases, even for those who happen to have a day-job or other responsibilities).
Two thousand dollars is a life-changing amount for many people, and I want people who may be struggling to know that it can be done.
But that’s just the beginning. The freelance writing gigs on this website are organized into five main categories, listing markets that pay:
- 10 to 15 cents per word
- 20 to 25 cents per word
- 30 to 40 cents per word
- 50+ cents per word
- $1 per word and UP!
Hundreds of additional opportunities are listed in my BOOST YOUR FREELANCE INCOME series as well.
If you like these books and would like to promote them to others for a commission of 50 percent, I will soon be registering them as Click Bank affiliate products. This is the first time I do this and hope that it will result in a wider audience for these life-changing resources. Find out how to become an affiliate here. (Please note, however, that it has taken longer than initially expected for me to create these products, and they are not yet listed. It takes a lot of work to create a viable affiliate product!)
For now, you may visit my Amazon.com author-page to get all of my latest e-books.
Support for Bilingual Writers
Are you tired of all the negativity out there towards writers who speak English as a second language?
A lot of writing coaches out there are going to tell you that you can’t succeed as a writer if you’re not a native speaker of English.
Guess what, though?
I used to be the managing editor of a Seattle-area family magazine, and we regularly assigned articles to people who had trouble with English grammar and spelling. We valued these writers for the other skills they brought to the table—which included creativity, dedication, the willingness to interview people, and “insider” knowledge on topics of interest to us. (And by the way, we paid 10 cents per word.)
I’m not saying that proper grammar is not important to your career as a writer—and not all publications will indulge you if you are lacking in that department—but there are ways to succeed as a writer despite any linguistic shortcomings you may have. Instead of focusing on the negatives (which are well-known), this site will contain resources and tips to help you get past common hurdles as a non-native.
I’m not totally sure, but I think this may be the first site to offer regular encouragement and advice to bilingual writers—so if you’re trying to make it as a non-native speaker of English, you may wish to subscribe to the site. You are welcome here.
Also, please don’t misunderstand me. Speaking English as a foreign language does not necessarily mean that you have “linguistic shortcomings.” There is a wide spectrum of abilities amongst EFL-speakers, and plenty of people whose second language is English outshine the natives when it comes to their writing. Personally, I’ve worked with numerous brilliant bilingual writers who totally blew me away with their amazing talents, which is precisely why I wish to create a safe and friendly environment for such people.
Income-boosting Resources for Translators
In that vein, if you do happen to know two or more languages and love to write, your specialized knowledge has the potential to boost your freelance income fast. Keep an eye out for my new course for bilingual writers and translators, which I hope to release in 2018. I am myself an Arabic to English translator and love seeing other translators succeed!
Guidelines for Writers & Magazines Galore
We all have our little addictions—and magazines are mine. Ever since I was a young child, I have loved magazines. It’s a long story that I will undoubtedly share later. But if you browse the site, you will notice that I include numerous directories for magazines, arranged into various categories (such as publications for children and teens). Many of these publications work with freelance writers, and I provide guidelines for writers whenever possible. Enjoy these directories—and use them to advance your freelance writing career.
That’s about it for now. What would you like to see on the site?
Feel free to leave a comment introducing yourself.