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7 best paying freelance writing jobs

Do you want to work from the comfort of your own home? Here are 7 best paying freelance writing jobs that can earn you up to $2,750 with an added bonus, or even an annual income of up to $18,000 per annum! As a hidden bonus… I have added a  contest where you stand a chance to win $2000! Best get out your writing pads and get started 🙂

7 best paying freelance writing jobs

7 best paying freelance writing jobs

As writers we can often be faced with spending more time on searching for freelance writing jobs than what we do writing. I do trust that these 7 best paying freelance writing jobs will be useful to you and grant you a successful form of workflow.  Good Luck!

7 best paying freelance writing jobs

1 Content Researcher. ($2,750 plus bonus)

This is not your average “writing gig”, but not only does it pay $2,750, but also pays an added bonus if your work is exceptional! Well, I thought I’d include it in today’s list and you can decide 🙂

Research college essay questions and fact-check college admissions data. Comb through websites and contact schools for very specific information for about 300 colleges.

Position starts July 18 and usually ends in late October with majority hours in August (20-30 hours/week) and fewer hours in September (10-15 hours/week), and barely any in October (5 hours/week). Approximately 25% of your time spent at night or on weekends – please be flexible with hours on call as needed and definitely have extra availability from Aug 1-15.

Please email your cover letter and resume to map.admin1@gmail.com (pasted into the email, not attached) with “Researcher Position” in the subject line.

2 Education.com

We are looking for a content assistant to review and enhance our digital and printable resources for kids.

We are wanting:

  • Strong editorial attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong writing abilities
  • Thorough research skills
  • Knowledge of SEO is a plus
  • An interest and willingness to learn SEO tactics
  • Experience with content management systems
  • Experience teaching or tutoring kids a plus
  • Familiarity with AP Style a plus
  • Knowledge of LaTeX a plus

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and providing feedback on interactive digital content
  • Collaborating with curriculum and marketing team members to complete projects
  • Copywriting and copyediting
  • Helping to manage SEO projects
  • Link building outreach Read More.

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3 JobHero

JobHero.com is a career-focused website that provides valuable information to help job seekers land their next job. We have an established audience of 500K+ monthly visitors and are looking to expand the site by publishing hundreds of new, well-researched articles in the coming months. To reach these goals, we are looking to build a team of talented freelance writers to help us write in-depth articles on a variety of career-related topics.

Key project details:

Career articles are typically about 1,000 words.
Rates are competitive and vary based on the level of research required for each article.
We provide article topics, detailed instructions and editorial support.
Successful candidates will receive consistent weekly assignments of several articles.
This is a remote, freelance position. Ultimately, we are looking for writers who interested in a long-term relationship and the opportunity for consistent, flexible work throughout the year.

Job Requirements:

We are looking for writers to join JobHero who meet the following essential criteria:

  • Significant prior freelance writing experience
  • Ability to write informative articles aligned with our brand and professional tone
  • Excellent research and communications skills
  • High degree of organization, extreme attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • While specific experience with writing career or education-related articles is a plus, but not required

To apply, please submit your application here.

4 PeopleAdmin

Are you a professional educator or educational scholar who has experience with item development? Do you believe that  effective principals should lead schools and contribute to greater student learning? Would you like to contribute to research designed to learn more about what makes great principals great?

PeopleAdmin is seeking to hire brilliant educators.  Educators will craft test items that will enable schools to improve their hiring practices and enhance their professional development.  Subject matter expertise is more important than previous experience with and/or proficiency in technical writing or psychometrics, with this in mind exceptional writing skills are highly desired,. Training in item construction provided. Apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to jobs@teachermatch.org, but Read More first!

PeopleAdmin Contest!

Share your story for a chance to win $2,000.

Inspired2Educate is a national recognition program that encourages current K-20 educators to honor the teachers or administrators who inspired them to embrace education as their life’s work.

Tell us your story in a video or in writing! Each month, PeopleAdmin will award one person with $1,000 for professional development and $1,000 for their educational institution. Submit your story here.

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5 Simplemost

Simplemost is a lifestyle site that aims at saving readers a dollar or a minute and moreover brings a smile to their faces at the same time. Our goal is to provide inspiring and uplifting stories along with tips and tricks to make life a little easier.

We are actively looking to expand our stable of freelance writers. We are looking for writers who are able to write quick-turn news and trend blog posts. Furthermore longer form lifestyle articles or first-person essays are also needed. Our ideal contributor has experience producing content in a CMS like WordPress and is familiar with online media best practices. Read More

6 The Found Glen (+$18,000 per annum)

Strategize and create original, expertly written, and customer-oriented work for blogs, newsletters, webpages, or social media for a content marketing firm based in Miami, Florida.

We are wanting:

  • Works well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Willing and able to respond quickly to requests.
  • Errs on the side of over-communicating.
  • Cares about putting forth high quality work.
  • Handles changes and requests with grace. Adjusts work to suit suggestions from The Found Gen and the client.
  • Likes to take ownership of tasks and responsibilities and is proactive about finding better, more efficient ways of doing things.
  • Wants a long-term partnership.
  • Able to work in a virtual office. Highly organized and self motivated. Read More.

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7 Vinyl Interactive

Lead generation company looking to hire a freelance writer for two blogs:
Scholarsaavy.com will become a source for all that is scholarships.
Sun2roof.com will become a source for all that is solar panels.
We will need six 500-1,000 word blog articles per week and will pay $20-$30 per blog. Interested applicants please email jwagenman@vinylinteractive.com with your résumé and a sample 500 word article for each site above.
All experience levels welcome.
Knowledge of SEO is a plus, but is however not an essential requirement when applying.
Voice and style of writing is open for interpretation.
WARN!NG: Requires submission of unpaid 500-word samples on very specific topics.

JOB SUMMARY:
Looking for: Writer
Location: Multiple
Compensation: $20-$30 per article Read More

Wishing you all the best with these 7 best paying freelance writing jobs and trust you will subscribe to receive regular updates. If you have difficulty with payments, read 4 Alternatives to PayPal. Do drop me an email with any queries or suggestions as I would love to hear from you! Remember if you wish to showcase your work, I will gladly publish on The Write Styles and give you links too – simply visit Guest Blog For Us.

Blessed Be,

Sancheo

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14 Top Paying Ideas for Short Story Publishers.

This Week’s 14 Top Paying Ideas for Short Story Publishers

Having published Piotr Mierzejewski and Michele Barrow-Belisle’s articles this month, readers have been inundating The Write Styles   asking where they too can have their short stories published. I did some digging around and came up with 14 Top Paying Ideas for Short Story Publishers to add to my previous publishing post.

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#1 Apex Magazine

Apex Magazine publishes Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction.  Visit their website to get a gist of the types of stories that they accept for publication.

Payment: $0.06  a word up to 7,500, plus an extra one cent per word per podcast. Read More.

#2 Asimov’s

Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine is looking for “character oriented” stories, where the characters, rather than the science, provide the main focus for the reader’s interest.  Sci-Fi dominates the fiction published in Asimov’s, but they do also publish borderline fantasy, slipstream, and surreal fiction.

Payment:

  • 8-10 cents per word for short stories up to 7,500 words,
  • 8 cents for each word over 7,500.
  • Asimov’s seldom purchases stories shorter than 1,000 words or longer than 20,000 words, and don’t serialize novels.
  • They pay $1 a line for poetry, which should not exceed 40 lines. Read More.
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#3 Cicada Magazine

CICADA is a YA lit/comics magazine fascinated with the lyric and strange and committed to work that speaks to teens’ truths. We publish poetry, realistic and genre fiction, essay, and comics by adults and teens. (We are also inordinately fond of Viking jokes.) Their readers are smart and curious; they do invite submissions but they are not required to engage young adult themes. CICADA does not distribute theme lists for upcoming issues.
Especially welcome are works by people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQAI+ folks, gender-queer folks, and other marginalized people. Not welcome: cultural appropriation. Read More

*Cicada is now running a contest.

Creative Endeavors Contest: What You’re Carrying

Ages 14-23

What gear gets you through the day? Unpack your backpack, your purse, your fanny pack: in art, photography, or poetic ode, count the items you’ve got on you at this very moment. Deadline: May 31, 2016. Read More

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#4 Clarkesworld Magazine

Clarkesworld Magazine is a Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine that publishes short stories, interviews, articles and audio fiction. Monthly publications available on their website for purchase in e-book format and via electronic subscription.

Clarkesworld Magazine is currently open for art, non-fiction and short story submissions consisting of 1,000 – 16,000 words.

Payment: $0.10 per word for the first 5,000 words, $0.08 per word afterwards. Read More.

#5 Fantasy & Science Fiction

Sony Creative Software Inc. 14 Top Paying Ideas for Short Story Publishers at The Write Styles.Fantasy & Science Fiction has no set formulas, they look for  stories that appeal fantasy and science fiction readers.  They do expect the sci-fi element present, however subtle as they have a lot of fantasy, but never enough humor or sci-fi.

Furthermore, only send full manuscripts up to 25,000 words as they do not accept queries, and make a point of reading their magazine before submitting.

Payment is 7 – 12 cents per word on acceptance. Read More.

#6 Harper’s Magazine.

Writers wishing to submit nonfiction to Harper’s Magazine may send queries via snail-mail, accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. The magazine will neither consider nor return unsolicited nonfiction manuscripts.

Artists, illustrators, and photographers may send material in any format. Read More.

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#7 HeroesandHeartbreakers.com

HeroesandHeartbreakers.com welcome original romance stories in all sub-genres (erotica, contemporary, paranormal/urban fantasy, women’s fiction/chick lit, historical, romantic suspense, etc).
They require short stories (15k – 30k words) as well as novellas (30k – 50k words) and category-length works (up to 60k). They will consider Novellas and category-length romances for publication as serials.

Payment: $1,000 to $2,000 advance (length dependent) against 25% Royalty. Read More

#8 Inter Galactic Medicine Show

Intergalactic Medicine Show are looking for fantasy and science fiction stories modeled around a PG-13 that are up to 17,500 words. They are wanting well-developed milieu and believable, engaging characters. They are also requiring clear, unaffected writing. Asimov, Niven, Tolkien, Yolen, and Hobb are better literary exemplars than James Joyce.

Payment: 6 US cents per word. Read More

#9 Inter Galactic Medicine Show are also in need of Artists

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All illustrations and artwork in Inter Galactic Medicine Show are by assignment.  For consideration of art assignments, send samples of your work. (higher rates for professionals) Read More

#10 Lightspeed Magazine.

They are now closed for unsolicited submission, but will open during 2016. Normally they would accept stories between 1,500 and 10,000 words of original science fiction and fantasy novels.

Payment is 8 US cents per word. They do also accept reprints at 2 US cents per word. Read More.

#11 One Story

Submission period September 1st – May 31st.

One Story is seeking literary fiction. They do only accept stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words of any style and on any subject as long as they are good. They are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and that are strong enough to stand alone.

Payment: $500 and 25 contributors copies. Read More.

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#12 Strange Horizons

They want fiction with a speculative element up to 10,000 words, with preference of under 5,000 words. They are not a horror market.

Payment: 8 US cents per word. (minimum payment of $60) via PayPal or check. Read More.

#13 The Sun

The Sun publishes essays,fiction, interviews, and poetry. They favor personal writing, but are also looking for provocative pieces on political and cultural issues. Actually, The Sun seems open to just about anything. In fact they actually invite you to surprise them, as not even they know what they like until they have read it.
Payment:

  • from $300 to $2,000 for essays and interviews,
  • $300 to $1,500 for fiction,
  • $100 to $200 for poetry.

Please do not send simultaneous submissions. Read More

#14 Uncanny

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This is an online Fantasy and Sci-Fi magazine publishing fiction and poetry, as well as nonfiction, 750 – 6,000 words, from writers of every conceivable background. They are seeking intricate, experimental stories and poems with gorgeous prose, verve, and imagination that elicit strong emotions and challenge beliefs. Uncanny believes there’s still plenty of room in the genre for tales that make you feel.

Payment: $0.08 per word. Read More.

Well, that concludes your 14 Top Paying Ideas for Short Story Publishers, I trust this list will assist you. Do feel free to contact me if you wish to add to the list, or leave your additions in the comment section.

Blessed Be and Keep on Writing!

Sancheo

6 Free Writing Contests

Enter one of 6 Free Writing Contests and win big this week on The Write Styles!

#1 Rhyme On! Adult Poetry Free Writing Contest.

First Prize:  $200

Deadline: 15 April 2016

We’re celebrating National Poetry Month this April with our third annual contest! You can submit your poem for the 2016 contest from March 1 to April 15. Make sure you read the submission requirements before you get to Read More.

#2 Blue Mountain Arts Contest.

Deadline: 30 June 2016
First Prize: $300

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