For anyone who is into writing you need to know which sites to use and which sites to stay away from, otherwise you can waste a great deal of time on the wrong ones. There are hundreds of sites to choose from and I have trawled through all of them to save you the bother.

IF you are seeking to get paid to be a writer as a full-time serious profession then it is unlikely you would ever earn enough from writing for sites alone.  Most people who write for sites do it as a paid hobby.

The two main sites are these –

HELIUM.COM

Good points –

 You can recommend a topic and get paid if it is accepted (not much though)
 You can complete against the others writing under the same title and get a wonderful glow of satisfaction if it comes in at number one ahead of many others
 There is a great forum
 There is a competition section
 There is a market place where you can sell articles

Bad points –

You cannot think of your own topics.  They have to be acceptable
Their articles are not ranked as highly as those of other sites

TRIOND.COM

Good points –

You choose the topic and heading and write it anyway you like

Bad points –

  The articles are ranked lower than those on Helium and  most other sites
Most of the people using the site and reading the articles seem to be very  young

Both of them require you to sign up to paypal to receive your revenue.  The articles that pay the best are those that require knowledge rather than those where you put an opinion.

i.e.  if you write about how to build a wall with bricks more people will read that than if you write a poem or a story or your opinion about whether or not women should be married before getting married.

Worked as a full-time, self employed, professional writer, clairvoyant, therapist, life coach and relationship expert for many years, with famous clients, newspaper articles and offers of radio and television work. Now owns businesses and designs for and runs Pineapplepups.com, preferring to have some time off and freedom rather than be working very long hours like I did before.

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