There aren’t a whole lot of job offerings for writers in the Louisville and Kentuckiana area. The few there are get snatched up quickly or don’t fit easily into writer’s lives. The greatest thing about being a writer is that you can write anywhere, especially from home. Whether you need a home based job; for the sake of the kids or whatever the case maybe, or if you just want to make some money on the side, YOU can write from home.
Besides the obvious of writing a novel, there are great websites taking on new writers. Some require you to be a professional writer, others will take on beginners. Before hand, you just need to make sure of a few things because even online magazines require you to sign a contract. So if you haven’t already see the article about Writers Work From Home, now! It has crucial info for you before you begin. Now that you have done that, here are some online magazines and content sites for you to browse:
Demand Studios - This site is affiliated with Livestrong, Golflink and eHow, among others. They hire writers mainly with college degrees or a lot of experience in the field. They specialize in health articles and How-to's and pay approximately $5 - $50 an article (if your lucky enough to catch those high-paying articles) and ask for a lot of rewrites. This site pays more than most, but you have to be willing to deal with their frequent rewrites and editors who mark on different things. The drama of the site can be off-putting for a lot of people and sometimes all the work and effort isn’t worth the price.
Break Studios - Break Studios usually pays $8 an article. Their content is more celebrity based, with articles directed at music, movies, celebrity gossip etc. The online magazine is more of a men’t content magazine with their reader base being men between the ages of 18 and 50.
Associated Content - AC has an assignment desk of articles requested and up for grabs, these articles usually pay $2-$15 plus residual income. After you have established yourself in a specific category you can apply for a Feature Contributor and receive 2 articles a month worth $10 automatically. FC’s also receive first dibs on articles that can be as high as $18. When there aren’t many topics available, you can also write your own and have it reviewed for upfront payment (though most end up as performance based).
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