Freelance writers should never have all of their content on one site. Sites often come and go, you don't want to be stuck in a tight spot if that happens. At minimum you should have three sites that you write for on a weekly (or daily) basis. I have four that I write for weekly, and a few others that I write for monthly. The key is to find writing sites whose TOS (Terms of Service) suit you and your writing style.
- Examiner is a news/information site. Most writers write directly for their local area. They pay around the 20th of the month via Paypal once you have hit the minimum $10 payout.
- Zujava is a "Squidoo" like site. For being a fairly new site, they seem to be moving rather quickly. Like many sites, they require original content.
- Bukisa is another little known article publishing site. Bukisa is good for building backlinks to your other work.
- Squidoo also requires orginal content. Pay is via Paypal and you set the minimum (as low as $1), payments are made two months behind when they are earned.
- Knoji only accepts factual articles, no opinion pieces. They have a minimum 400 word requirement, and require original content. They also require 30 days exclusive rights to your work, after which you are able to republish to sites that allow duplicate content. Payments are made on the 1st of every month via Paypal, and they have no minimum payout. They also offer activity bonuses, the more quality content you publish, the higher your bonuses are. Another way to earn from Knoji is by accepting and completing the review jobs that are offered to writers.
- Wikinut allows you to re-publish content that you own. They do moderate all articles. Their guidelines are not all that strict. The pay system can be confusing at first, as it is in Euros. They accept and have writers from everywhere, not just the U.S
Llocal Fresno area resources:
The best resource for the Fresno/Clovis area:
The address linked to the article is the location of meeting for the Clovis Writers Group.
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