My eagle eye is always trained to detect signs of new paid writing work online.
There is simply nothing worse than spending hours trolling Craig’s List (or other similar minefield-laden mega-search engine) reading through post after exciting-sounding post, only to get down to the end where the pay is listed and see “no pay”.
Conversely, there is nothing better than grabbing five minutes of free time, doing the most haphazard and lazy web search possible (think typing “get paid for writing articles online” in your search engine browser) and have THIS pop up:
Thank you! Don’t mind if I do! 🙂
I will confess I haven’t tried any of these out yet – in the wide, weird, wonderful world of freelance writing, when it rains (as in outside my house, here in Houston, which it has been doing constantly for the last few weeks) so too does it apparently pour (as in inside my house, through my email and phone, with clients suddenly calling me to complete writing projects for them).
But as soon as I have worked through my current to-do list, I have every intention of starting at the top and working my way through each of these guest posting opportunities as well.
After all, 50 bucks is 50 bucks.
In the meantime, if you decide to try any or all of these guest posting options, I’d love to hear how it goes! After all, who wouldn’t want to get a check in the mail for $50 from “The Krazy Coupon Lady”? That might just be the coolest writing gig ever.
Other than freelance writing of course, I’m not much of a gambler by nature – just out of college in a former life, I actually spent almost two years working in sales and marketing in Reno and Lake Tahoe, aka “Little Las Vegas”. But other than the occasional run at quarter slots after hours, I saved my pennies for exciting things like paying back student loans, rent, and birdseed.
Today, who needs to go to Vegas when they can stay home and write? It’s like slots, only nobody is charging you a quarter per game. With this new gambling game, I see an opportunity, such as guest posting for pay, write up a piece, send it in, and wait.
As I wait, I already know that I will receive one of the following three responses:
- Silence (This is the most common. Do I exist? Was I there? Did I really send it?)
- A rejection note (Sometimes these notes are so kind they almost feel like an acceptance. Other times, well…. ;-))
- An acceptance. YAY! Jackpot! I won! I won!!
So if you, too, prefer to do your gambling by the word, try these out and let me know how it goes.
Best of luck to you!
p.s. Here is the link again if you don’t feel like scrolling all the way back up to the top