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December 15, 2017
 

Five Reasons to Work for Revenue-Sharing Freelance Writing Websites, and Money Isn't One of Them

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You have seen the advertisements online. Just sign up and get paid to write for so-and-so.com. You get a share of the advertising profits and make some good money while writing about something you love. Pretty attractive isn't it? Well, sure, except for one thing: barely anybody can really make a living on these websites. Despite this, freelance writers still have reasons to get published on revenue-sharing sites that go beyond just financial incentives.

1. Portfolio Development and Exposure

No writer is going to land a job without first proving their worth to the editors and business owners that pay good money to have professionally-written content. Revenue-sharing writing websites help new writers develop a portfolio that can be shown easily to prospective employers. For those who have a thin resume in writing, this can help in establishing their credentials without having to go through much hassle. There are many online writers who have gone on to successful freelance writing careers simply by having samples published on the web.

2. Free Training

Not all writing websites have a full-time editorial staff, but some, like Suite101.com have a group of people who screen articles that are published on their site to ensure quality. For writers, that means receiving helpful feedback on how to write more effectively on the web. Moreover, most writing websites have free tutorials available to all their members. While the level of training may not equal that of formal writing degrees or certificates, they can definitely provide new freelance writers with the basic skills they need.

3. Confidence in Writing

Writing an article is one thing, but it is quite another to have it seen potentially by millions of people around the world. Revenue-sharing websites help new freelance writers develop a more authoritative voice by providing them with a strong publicity platform. Knowing that an article can be read by is like having to make a speech in front of a crowd. There is always a certain incentive to put your best foot forward when people are watching what you do.

4. A Platform for Creative Release

As a freelance writer, it is your duty to satisfy your clients. Usually, that means that you do not always have the full control to write about anything you want. Sure, you can veer towards publications and companies that cater to you interests, but you are still required to abide by certain guidelines set forth by your client to get the job done. Online revenue-sharing publishers often allow writers the liberty to pick any topic they choose, provided that they do not engage in hateful or defamatory language. Having a platform on which to off-load your creative juices from time to time is crucial in maintaining an optimal level of mental agility and performance.

5. Social Networking

Every freelance writing website is a community of like-minded individuals with similar needs. The most important of those needs is, of course, employment. From time to time, you may stumble upon invaluable gems in the online forums. Writers are willing to help their peers move forward with their careers by referring them to good employment opportunities. Moreover, online forums on these writing websites also provide you with access to thousands of writers (some with solid credentials) whom you can potentially partner with in future writing endeavors.

Across the web, there are countless get-paid-to-write websites that can be accessed instantly. While there are those who have claimed to have had great success making money from these sites, freelance writers must keep in mind that they are merely the few exceptions to the rule. In fact, some proclaimed "success stories" are far from making a full-time income off their articles alone. As a freelance writer, your goal should be to find better paying markets while only using revenue-sharing websites as a platform to launch your career.

 


 

Raymond Aguirre is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. He has published content for various private clients on numerous websites and blogs.

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Jacoby
June 8, 2011 - 4:32 am
Hey, you're the goto epexrt. Thanks for hanging out here.
 
David N.
May 10, 2011 - 1:06 am
This is some really good advice. I usually write as a creative outlet. but I've run into some idea troubles lately :(
 
usman
May 2, 2011 - 3:35 pm
hi, my name is usman. i m a web designer and a freelancer. I want to write articles in future for the website.
 
 
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