If you are a new writer, or even if you are a seasoned writer who is looking for new markets, it can be helpful to identify the websites that will pay for your writing. While these websites vary in the amount that they pay and the way that they determine how much they will pay for writing, they do have some things in common. Understanding how these sites work, exactly, can help you to make the most for your writing.
Here are some of the websites that pay for writing:
* Helium. While you may be reading this article on Helium, you may not yet know that you can make money on Helium. There are a variety of ways that Helium will pay for your writing. There are contests, the marketplace and other promotions, as well as pay-for-performance payments that can continue for many months or even years after you post the article. Helium is probably the most diverse of all of the websites that pay for writing, in that there are so many different ways you can make money on Helium.
* EHow. This website pays you for writing a “how-to” article. EHow lets the writer put in their article in a “steps” format. In other words, writing at eHow involves writing step by step instructions. EHow pays writers based on the performance of the article, sharing revenue with the writer.
* Associated Content. Associated content pays for writing in a couple of different ways. For some topics, they will pay a small fee up front (usually around $1.50.) For other topics, they will only pay based on performance. Unlike Helium, Associated Content pays based on the number of page views that an article gets, rather than sharing revenue with the writer directly.
* Constant Content. Constant Content is more of a broker than it is an article repository. Essentially, you can browse through the various article requests at Constant, and then write articles to fill those requests. You then get paid if the article is accepted.
There are many other websites that will pay for writing. These are merely several of the most popular ones. In addition, there are many web sites such as scriptlance and elance where you can find clients who will pay for writing, as well.