Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Being a freelance writer

Being a freelance writer is not too difficult, but not too easy too!

There are broadly two types of freelance writers. One is the type who relies totally on their freelance work to pay their daily bills. The other is the type who looks at a freelance resource as extra money.

For both freelance work leads to:
  • Work whenever they wish
  • Choose the assignment they wish to work on

Both ways, this is not a method to get rich quick. It takes lots of thinking and writing firstly to develope a general skill for writing. Which normally is called a flair to write.

Writing can be for offline purpose and for online purpose. Ofcourse writing online is much easier in terms of logistics. Unlike offline writing there is no waiting for phone calls as such as mostly responses come back on the given email address.

There are various options for online and offline writing. But first you need to focus. What exactly are you going to write on. Is it a novel. What type of novel. Is it article. What category related. And so on. So first sit back and decide.

It is necessary to write where your passion leads you. As when tough times arrive it is only passion that can make you go on!

Extra cash for reviewing products

Would you like to earn extra cash for reviewing products you normally use? Below are a few online companies that pay for reviews. The article also includes other ways to make money reviewing products or services.

ReviewStream.com pays $1.50 per review accepted. If the review does not meet their criteria, you can choose to earn the bulk rate or the regular rate divided by 5. They accept reviews on anything including airlines, electronics, hotels, and websites. Reviews accepted by ReviewStream may not be published elsewhere. You also earn money if readers vote for your review. The minimum payout is $50.

ReviewParty.com is review site where you can earn money from Amazon or Adsense (Google Ads). You earn commission if readers purchase the product you reviewed through Amazon. You also earn revenue if people click on the Adsense ads on the page of your reviews.

SoftwareJudge.com pays you to review the software found on their site. They pay up to $50 depending on how great the review is. The minimum amount you can earn per review is $1. The reviews must be original and don’t have to be positive. The best contributors receive free stuff. The minimum payout is $200.

AllReaders.com and AllWatchers.com pay up to $5 for book and movie reviews. They pay 5 cents if someone has already reviewed the book or movie, $1 - $2 if the review is somewhat detailed, and $5 if the review is really detailed. AllReaders.com currently doesn’t accept reviews of horror stories, short stories, children’s books, e-books, books without a central plot, or books under 200 pages in length. AllWatchers. com currently doesn’t accept reviews of horror movies, Indian films, remakes of the same name, or straight to TV movies. Reviewers can only earn a maximum of $1000 and the minimum payout is $50.

ExpoTV.com pays for video reviews (videopinions). You earn $0.01 each time your video is played. ExpoTV also runs promotions where you can earn even more money. With the current promotion, reviewers are paid $5 per review (up to 50). ExpoTV also accepts video reviews of recent movies and pays $5 per published review. For a limited time, ExpoTV is paying $10 when you refer a friend and one of their videopinions gets accepted and published. They pay once a month through Paypal.

Bzzagent.com gives members (agents) free products and services and pays them to share their opinions with family, friends, on their blog, on forums, etc. Agents don’t get paid but keep the products they reviewed. They also receive special offers and discounts for themselves and their friends.

AssociatedContent.com pays $3 – $20 for reviews and articles.

Epinions.com is a site where reviewers are paid based on the amount of views they receive. If you own a blog that has been active for at least 3 months, you can earn extra cash by reviewing products and services within blog posts. Companies like payperpost.com, smorty.com, blogitive.com and blogsvertise.com pay you a fixed amount of money to discuss or mention advertiser products within your blog.