Sometimes I love blogging.
Sometimes I want to push blogging out of a moving car.
Anyway I look at it, blogging has become a big part of my life (i.e. my butt is getting bigger).
, I’ve received some wonderful paid blogging opportunities. Some of them are permanent, some of them are not.
I’m always on the look out for more writing opportunities and if they pay, all the better.
Below are some freelance blogging websites that I’ve come across in my year of blogging. Most of them you’ve probably heard of, but maybe haven’t tried. Here are my experiences:
Seed- Seed is a new freelance blogging/photography network created by AOL. I became acquainted with Seed through assignments I took on for Spinner during SXSW. I was really impressed with the quality of assignments, pay, and quick turn around of payment that Seed offers. They have writing assignments for AOL subsidiaries Stylist, Parentdish, ShelterPop, and other blogs such as PopEater, WalletPop, Gadling, and the list goes on. If I recall correctly, to join is as simple as just signing up! My only complaint with Seed is that it doesn’t have a constant flow of new assignments coming in.
– Much like Seed, Demand Studios
is another freelance blogging network. I signed up and was accepted recently, however, I have not been impressed with their writing options. Demand Studios does not offer as interesting writing opportunities as Seed does. In fact, almost all of their assignments are for Ehow and are pretty difficult/boring. It doesn’t hurt to sign up, but don’t expect a lot from Demand. Hopefully down the road they’ll have more exciting opportunities.
is a community-written news source for major cities. I signed up to be a contributor last night and am waiting to see if I get approved. I have an acquaintance who writes for Examiner and she stated that she’s earned $300 in about three months of writing for them (how many articles, I’m not sure). Examiner also paid her to cover SXSW 2010. It appears that Examiner also gives you the freedom to write what you want about your hometown. This looks like a great option for aspiring bloggers.
*Update- Just got an email saying I was accepted.
– I have only written a few Ehows
, mostly http://www.problogger.net
about living in Los Angeles and How to Be Chuck Bass
(you know you love it). My 4 articles have received about 9,000 views over the course of a year and I’ve earned a whopping $14.05! Ehow is definitely not a place to supplement income, but I guess if you’re able to churn out several articles a week that peak readers’ interest, then you might have a little extra pocket money each month. However, I’ve found difficulties in receiving my payment and have yet to hear back from the Ehow Help Center.
is a great resource for any blogger. Here they offer blogging tips on how to become a better blogger, drive traffic to your site, and make money blogging. Problogger has a job forum section where big-name, reputable companies post blogging job opportunities. Some of them are full-time jobs, some are pay-per-post. They have about one or two new job postings a day. It’s always worth checking out!
Do you write for any of these websites? Do you write for any that I haven’t covered?
We’d love to hear from you!