Friday, February 11, 2011

Making Money

I've been trying to make money through writing nonfiction. It's not nearly as much fun as writing fiction, but with writing articles, you can be paid immediately instead of waiting for royalties.

So far, I haven't been making as much as I would like.

But I have found a site that seems promising - Constant Content. You can write whatever you want and list a price for one-time rights, unique rights, or full rights. You can also write articles that clients are specifically looking for, but there is heavy competition for those. So far, I've written two articles there. It's more fun than some other sites.

I've also been writing answers for a new to me site: webanswers. It seems similar to Yahoo Answers but you get paid (from ad clicks) if your answer is picked as the best one.

I had written a bunch of articles for eHow but now that's no longer an option. There are many other sites like eHow out there, but I wish I could find more that offered upfront payment.

Are any of you freelancers? What site do you write for? Any one know of any editing or proofreading opportunities?

And if you have the time, I was interviewed about why I write fantasy here. Would love for you to check it out!

8 comments:

salarsenッ said...

I've been surfing the web to find the same things. Is Constant Content only for nonfiction?

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I think I'll stick to writing novels, even if I never make money from it. ;)

KarenG said...

Money is money and writing is writing! Way to go Nicole!

Stephanie said...

As you know, I signed up for Constant Content too. Hoping it might bring in a few bucks. But non-fiction is really tough for me. I have a real hard time with it unless it's something I know a whole lot about from personal experience. I can't just go research something.

Good luck!!

Beth said...

...This might sound kind of cheesy but depending on where you're located you can sometimes find a lot of proofreading/editing kind of things on craigslist.
bethfred.com

Nahno McLein said...

That's what I will do. I just yesterday found a German company that gives you articles to write, and you can choose as many as you like. They pay per word.
I will look into that one and see.
Nahno ∗ McLein

Amie B said...

i do write some non-fiction. even considering writing a book based on one of my articles. although i thoroughly enjoy writing YA and MG, non-fiction has brought me a lot of joy, too.

Janice said...

Well, I've also done some art work to put in several free stores at cafe press. But so far I've only made fourteen dollars. :(

Janice~