Perhaps you've noticed the occasional posts on the Krazy Coupon Lady about becoming a contributor and just shrugged it off. Many feel too intimidated or think they have nothing good to say. Regardless of the reason, reconsider!
Have a passion for writing or just need some spare cash? Writing articles for websites can actually bring in a nice income depending on how often and where you submit.
Here's a list of my top five favorite places to submit articles and what they pay!
The Krazy Coupon Lady – I'm not just saying that they're my favorite to get them to accept this article. The reason they are my favorite is because they focus on topics that are important to me—family and money. You know what they say, "You'll never work a day in your life if you do something you love." KCL will pay you $25 for DIY, how to's, and recipes (that save money), and they pay $50 for everything else. You can find out all of the requirements to be a contributor here.
Hubpages – I've personally never written for this company, but they are listed as one of the top dogs on every list I've seen so far. The reason? There’s no limit to the earning potential, and authors can write about any topic. The only con is that you don't get paid per article technically; it's actually based on the traffic your article gets. Unfortunately, that means you can make literally nothing off of your article, but if your topic is good enough, some make $100 or more per day!
Yahoo! Contributor Network
– Yahoo! is arguably one of the largest websites around and with many viewers; they need good, quality content. Yahoo! pays $2 – $25 for an article from their assignment desk, and these frequently offer an up-front payment. Don’t like those topics? Submit an original idea for $2 – $15. Write about whatever you want, just keep in mind that payment is anywhere from $2 – $15. Writers are paid by the number of views their articles get. Here
is a chart to explain the pay.
– A great option for someone who wants to make extra money. They offer a fair and trusted marketplace for members and pay for articles based on three things: the quality of the article, the interest in the article, and how much advertisers are willing to pay to advertise on the subject. For example, articles on finance are going to be worth more than articles on chess. Articles ranked in the top 5 out of 50 are read more often than lower ranking articles. When you reach $25, you can request payment.
– A little more complicated. The site pays for two categories. The first is pooled revenue; it's when Squidoo sells sponsorship ads on a Search Results page or when an affiliate is paying income based on overall performance. The second is attributable revenue; it can be tracked directly to a specific article. Some people make .20 per article, but others make hundreds!
To be honest, I'm not a writer. I had never written an article for a website until six months ago. However, by continuing to take the time each month to write a couple articles, I've managed to make almost $1,000 in the last six months. That's not a ton of money, but considering I spend a maximum of two hours on an article, that's pretty nice. So take a chance; write an article and see what happens. If it doesn't get accepted, try again. You'd be surprised at what you can come up with that other people will find interesting!