Content Sales

DotWriter Review: Legit or Scam

DotWriter is a content marketplace for freelance writers or anyone looking to buy content for their website or blog. The site claims they offer high-quality articles from talented writers online. If you are a freelance writer it is easy to join the site and sell your content online. As a new member of the site, it is necessary to prove yourself before you can start charging more money for each article you post on the site. The site has 3 different levels for writers, beginning writers on the site will fall under the standard writer category, you can easily move up to the premium category the more you write and sell on the site. The final category that you can move up to is the gold category. In this category, you are paid $0.07 for each word written in your article.

How Does it Work?

  1. You’ll need to register and join the site.
  2. Once you’re a member of the site you can start to submit your articles to the site.
  3. There are a number of categories you can choose from to write the articles you want to sell on this site.
  4. Each article you submit to the site must be approved by the Writer’s Pool before it can be sold in the marketplace.
  5. This ensures the quality of the articles the site is selling.
  6. When you first join the site, you’ll be a standard writer and will earn $0.03 or each written word in your article.
  7. The more you write and submit to the site will improve your chances of moving up to the higher levels on the site.
  8. The articles you write should be top quality articles that are current and supply great information for people who are looking to buy content for their website or blog.
  9. If you are an excellent contributor to the site and sell your articles, you’ll have the chance to move up to the next level. The Premium level pays you $0.05 or each word written in your article.
  10. Each time the writer’s pool has to verify your article that is posted on the site for sale. If you continue to perform well on the site, you’ll move up to the final level. The gold level will earn you $0.07 per word that is written in your article.

What Are The Writer’s Levels?

  1. Standard: The standard writer’s level has less than 10 approved articles posted on the site and has an approval rating below 50%.
  2. Premium: The premium level has 10 to 25 approved articles for sale on the site and has an approval rate of over 50%.
  3. Gold: The gold level has more than 25 approved articles on the site for sale and has an approval rate of over 75%.

How Much Can You Earn?

  1. The articles are sold on the site based on your word count and your writer’s level.
  2. If you are a standard writer, your article will be sold for $0.03 per word. They will calculate how many words your article is and post the price for your article on the site.
  3. The higher level writers have the option of selling their article for a bit less than their word count. If you write an article that has 1000 words and you are a second level writer, the article will sell for $0.05 per word. However, if you feel this is a bit high and people won’t purchase your article for the price the site has indicated, you have the option of lowering the price for your article.
  4. The site has a custom order that writers can apply for and do the job. The custom orders are displayed on the site.
  5. If you want to write a custom order, you must have at least 1 approved articles on the site to do this. However, if the order indicates that only premium or gold members can apply for the custom order, this means that a standard writer can’t do this job.

How Do They Pay?

  1. If your article has been sold in the marketplace, you’ll receive the funds in your account.
  2. If you have worked on a custom job and the job was accepted and paid, you’ll receive a payment notification in your account.
  3. Once your account has a $10 balance, you can request payment from the site.
  4. The site sends you your money through PayPal. You’ll need a PayPal account in order to be paid by the site.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate company and it is possible for freelance writers to join the site and sell their content. Furthermore, the site does offer custom order and it is possible to earn money writing for other blog sites or websites. Like all content marketplaces, online the work you submit for sale will be moderated before it is placed on the site. Once your article has been sold, you’ll receive the credit in your account. The site has 3 different levels of writers and your level will depend on how many approved articles you have placed on the site. If you are new to working online and would like to earn a few dollars as a freelance writer this is a good site to check out and join.

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Blogs

InstantShift Review – Legit or Scam

InstantShift is a blog site that covers any and all things related to design. If you enjoy writing about new technology in the design industry then this is the perfect site for you. You can write about new design technology about photography, icons, fonts, CSS, WordPress, Website Design, tools, and more. The company encourages freelancers to write for them and has a few guidelines to follow to submit your ideas before writing up your articles.

How to Become an Author on InstantShift:

  1. Anyone can write for the site because they don’t have any specific set of requirement so submit articles.
  2. The site is always looking for new talent, skills, and a passion towards writing.
  3. The team of editors on the site will provide you assistance, suggestions, and ideas on how to improve your article.
  4. Furthermore, you can post your articles under your own name on the site.
  5. The articles the site accepts and looks for are articles that have a fresh new content idea. You must research your article, be original, clear about what you’re writing, and talk about for a specific design topic.

What the Site Requires From Contributing Authors:

  1. When writing for the company they need your first and last name.
  2. If you have a website, you’ll need to submit the site’s URL.
  3. Write a short bio about yourself and describe who you are and what you do.
  4. You’ll also need a gravatar to write for the site. If you don’t have one, it is easy to create one.

What Does the Site Pay?

  1. There are a few writers on the site that write for free. In return, the site adds their blog or website links and a bio at the end of the articles.
  2. However, the site does pay writers and your pay is based on the volume, content, and quality of your article. You’ll need to discuss this with the site before starting your article. You can do this in the writer’s form on the site.

How to Submit Your Pitch to the Site:

  1. You can either send an email to the company or fill in the form on the site.
  2. In the form or email, you’ll need to full name, email address, what subject you want to write about, and a pitch outlining a few details of your article.
  3. Send the company your email or submit the form on their site.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate site to write for as a freelancer. The site will pay you for the articles that you write. However, before submitting an article to the site, they require that you send them a pitch. They are interested in fresh new ideas about design and the design industry. So if you love to write technical articles, that deal with design, then this is the site for you. Furthermore, if you’re good at writing tutorials the site is interested in publishing them and negotiating payment with you.

 

Blogs

The Expeditioner Review – Legit or Scam

The Expeditioner is a website about travel, travel stories, and anything to do with travel tips. The site allows freelancers to submit their stores for consideration. You can write anything about travel that deals with adventure, budget, beaches, news, food, female or male travel advice, photography, news, and tips. The site has a large variety of topics you can write about.

How to Submit Your Idea to The Expeditioner:

  1. The company wants an unsolicited article about your adventures and places you visited.
  2. You can either write up a pitch for the company or write up your article.
  3. Submit the article to the editor of the website Matt Stabile.
  4. Not all pitches or articles are accepted for publication on the site.

What Type of Stories Are They Looking For?

  1. Readers love first-person narratives. The story can be all different sizes and lengths. They are looking for stories that are 1,200 words and up.
  2. Now and then the company will publish top 10 pieces.
  3. If they publish a non-narrative piece it must be inspiring, interesting and informative for future travelers.
  4. Your article will need original photographs. The site would like to see some of your original images online. If you store your images online, supply the link so they can view your images.
  5. All articles must be proofread and formatted for an American audience.

How to Pitch a Story to The Expeditioner:

  1. Write a fantastic introduction to your travel article. The lead to your article must be intriguing, and attention-grabbing.
  2. Don’t add your point of view, but add an angle to the story. Give a perspective that is fresh and unique
  3. Try to add clichés to your story. Use as many as possible. Words like charming, cute, rustic, and quaint are perfect examples of what should be included in your article.
  4. Talk about your experiences, not local dialog with others. Make the reader experience your adventure. You don’t need to write about how the local lives, or what they do at night. Write more about your experiences and what adventures you had that stick in your memories.
  5. When you end your article, end it with a nice cliché and something catchy that will make you want to visit there again.

How Does the Company Pay?

  1. For each article the site accepts and publishes, they’ll pay you $30.
  2. You’ll need a PayPal account to accept payment from the company.

Conclusion:

This is an excellent travel blog to write for that pays freelancers for their travel stories. The site is looking for first-person stories and adventures. Furthermore, the site wants original photography and a link to the images on your article. This way they can pick and choose a few of your images to feature with your story. You can either write a travel story or send in a pitch to the editor of the site. They will review your story or pitches and get back with you.

 

Answer Questions

Experts 123 Review – Legit or Scam

Expert 123 is a site that answers questions. However, this site is a bit different from other question and answer sites. Here you can write articles for the site and post them on your own weblog. The articles are paid by their revenue share program. You’ll need to attract more visitors to your articles and questions you’ve answered, in order to earn money there. Furthermore, once you’ve proven yourself as an expert in a field, the company will invite you to write paid articles for their clients.

How to Join the Site:

  1. You will need to join the website and confirm your email address before working for the company.
  2. Once you’ve done this, the second step is to fill in your profile. You’ll have 5 fields of expertise to fill in, plus there are your interests and your educations. They will ask you about your age, and location.
  3. The more information you supply, the more it will help you to establish your field or fields of expertise.

What Skills Do They Look For?

  1. Anyone can join the site as long as they have knowledge in certain fields and can share this knowledge with others.
  2. They need writers who are creative and can share their expertise with others on the site.
  3. They are looking for people to write content on the site and post it in your own personal web pages. This information needs to be helpful and teach people or help them answer a question they have. They’re looking for different articles on topics from health to beauty, and from the garden to technology.
  4. As a writer for the site, you’ll grow your online presence as an expert and help drive more traffic to your website or blog.

How Do You Earn On The Site?

  1. Writing articles is one way of earning revenue on the site. The site pays a revenue share of the money earned from the ads share on your articles.
  2. Furthermore, the more question you answer, you gain status in the company and can be advanced to a paid article writer for the company.
  3. When you become a paid article writer, you’ll earn between $10 and $20 for the article you’ll write.
  4. Furthermore, if you answer one of the $ open questions on the site, you’ll earn revenue from your answer. The more traffic your answer gains the more money you can earn from your answer.

How Does the Company Pay?

  1. Once your account has reached $20, you can request a payout of funds.
  2. The company sends the funds to your PayPal account.

Conclusion:

The website is legit and does pay people to answer questions and write articles for the site. However, the payout is $20 and this takes a long time to earn this money through revenue share. You earn a revenue share on your articles and the questions you answer on the site.

What I Have Observed on the Site:

  1. The site isn’t active and not many people write or ask a new question.
  2. Many of the directories for asking questions are filled with spam posts or self-promoting posts.
  3. I don’t see many writers on the site being promoted to write for the paid articles on the site.
  4. You’ll spend a lot of time on this site answer questions and writing articles.
  5. The site doesn’t seem to have that great of a revenue share program for authors.
  6. It seems that you will need to have over 100 active articles on the site to earn money from the revenue share program.
  7. Even if you have this many active articles on the site, you still won’t have the chance to be moved to an Expert Writer and be paid for the articles that you write.
  8. I would recommend writing for another site that pays a bit more than this site does.

 

Content Sales

Article Sale Review – Legit or Scam

Article Sales is a website that any freelance writer can join. The site was designed to help freelancers sell the articles they’ve written. It’s easy to join the site and there aren’t any fees for joining or posting your article to sell.

How to Join:

  1. Create an account and fill in your profile information. Complete your profile and add an image. This helps potential buyers know who you are.
  2. It’s important when you register for the site that you use your PayPal emails ID. The site uses this email address to send your money to.
  3. Active your account. You’ll receive an email to activate your account. Follow the link or copy and paste the link into your browser.

How Does it Work:

  1. As a seller, you’ll upload your articles to the site.
  2. Log into the site and go to the homepage.
  3. To upload an article, click on “Post an Article”.
  4. Upload or copy and paste your text on the space provided.
  5. Give your article a title.
  6. Select the right category for your article. This is important because buyers will browse certain categories looking for the articles they need.
  7. Once your done entering the information for the article, you’ll need to post it on the site. Hit “Post It” and your article will appear in your account and on the homepage for sale.
  8. Your free account has a profile and feedback page. This allows you to track your articles and receive feedback from the client. Furthermore, this builds your online profile with the site and gives you a better opportunity to sell your articles.

What Does Article Sales Do?

  1. The site is a free platform for writers. It gives writers a chance to showcase and sell the articles they’ve written.
  2. The site knows that freelancers work hard on their articles, so when an article is sold, Article Sales passes the complete payment on to you.
  3. Article Sales takes care of collecting the money, sending your article to the client, removing the article from the site, and sending you the payment.
  4. Article Sales earns money from the site by the advertisements. This pays for the site to stay online so freelancers’ have a marketplace to sell their articles.
  5. Articles Sales is available around the clock and helps promote your articles.
  6. The site takes care of the initial payment from the client and sends the payment directly to your PayPal account.
  7. Each freelancer has a profile page to fill in their information and track the articles on the site. This makes it easy for anyone to advertise their articles for sale. You can advertise all your articles using one URL. This helps drive potential buyers to your article.
  8. Each seller has a feedback page that the buyer can leave a comment. This helps build your profile and allows you to sell more articles.

How to Sell Your Articles:

  1. Anyone visiting Article Sales will see all the available articles for sale displayed on the home page.
  2. You can promote your articles on your social media account.
  3. Furthermore, when you go to your article page on the site, you’ll find a button code next to each article. Simply copy and paste this code on your social media sites or other sites you wish to advertise on.
  4. You can use the button code to add your articles to DigitalPoint and add a background color to your article.
  5. You also can use the button code to advertise your articles on different forums, Google+, and Twitter. The site makes it easy to self-promote your articles.

Can People Steal My Articles?

  1. On the homepage of the sites, the articles are listed for sale.
  2. When a person clicks on your article, they’ll only see is a snippet. This prevents anyone from stealing your article.

Will My Articles Sell?

  1. This is up to the buyer. We can only promote your articles on the site and the rest is up to you.
  2. If you have an article that is in high demand, more than likely it will sell.
  3. Furthermore, if you’ve sold other articles on the site, it is important to have the buyer read your feedback page and leave a comment.
  4. If you promote your articles, have a good reputation, have written a top quality article, then yes it is possible to make money on the site.
  5. If you believe we’re not doing all we can to promote your article, you’re free to delete the article of the site and move it to another site.

Conclusion:

Article Sales is a legitimate company and hosts articles on the site for freelancers to sell. The company earns money from their own advertising on the site. Therefore, they don’t take a commission for selling your articles. Each article you sell on the site is paid directly into your PayPal account. The buyer pays the site for the article, the site sends the article to the buyer and then forwards the payment off to you.

Just keep in mind the site doesn’t pay you directly. A person needs to purchase your article before you’re paid. Therefore, this can take time to sell your articles on the site. Many freelancers now use this site to sell their articles. You’ll have a lot of competition on the site. However, this is a good way to sell some of the articles that you’ve written and not sold.

 

 

Content Sales

SleekPost Review – Legit or Scam

SleekPost is a content marketplace where freelancers can sell the content they write. As a writer, you can post your content on the site, set your own prices, and work with buyers directly. This is the perfect opportunity for writers to be paid for the content they write.

How to Join:

  1. Create an account on the site.
  2. Fill in your profile information so a buyer can see your qualifications.
  3. Access your dashboard to monitor your articles, page views, and sales.

How the Site Works?

  1. It is easy to post your articles on the site. After completing your profile information, the automatic posting system guides you through the process of submitting your content to the site.
  2. The site doesn’t charge you any platform fees.
  3. You’re free to post content on the site anytime. There are no limitations or demands made of the writer. They are free to write as often or as little ass they want.
  4. You set your own prices for your work. If the content doesn’t sell on the site, you are free to edit, adjust the prices or remove the content.

How To Submit Content:

  1. The site has an automotive posting system that guides you through the process of submitting content to your dashboard. You’ll see the content posted on the site and can monitor this on your dashboard.

How Do They Pay?

  1. The client selects the content and pays the site. Once the content payment is verified it is deposited into your PayPal account. You’re paid directly for each piece of content sold on the site.
  2. There is no cash out limitation to reach, before being paid from the site.

How Do They Protect The Content?

  1. Other writers don’t have access to your content and can’t see it on the site.
  2. Furthermore, a buyer can only read the content. There is no way for him to copy and paste the content from the site.
  3. If anyone copies your content from the site, the site will enforce the anti-privacy and copyright laws. They will go after the person who has stolen your content.

Will The Content Sell?

  1. Like any content selling site, there is no guarantee that your content will sell.
  2. We work hard to find buyers for the content on our site.
  3. You’ll need to post fantastic articles to attract buyers so that your articles will sell.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate site that freelance writers can use to sell their content. However, this is a content selling site and there is no guarantee that your content will sell. Therefore, it is up to you to post the best content possible on the site. This will attract specific buyers, they will purchase your content, and you’ll be paid for your work. The site doesn’t set the selling price for the content sold. Each freelancer sets their own selling price for the content they’ve written.

 

Content Mills

Lettem Write Review – Legit or Scam

Lettem Write is another form of a content mill where the company pays freelance writers to write articles for their clients. The site is a bit different than other content mills. A buyer can go to the site and enter his request in a competition. The writers on the site compete in the different competitions to gain status and prove themselves as a writer.

How To Join:

  1. All you need to do is register on the site as a writer.
  2. You are given the status of a Featherweight writer to start off.
  3. You’ll need to win the different competition, in order to advance your writing status on the site.

How It Works:

  1. As a new content writer on the site, it is necessary that you prove your writing skills.
  2. The clients come to the site looking for content. To find the content they are looking for and willing to pay, they start a competition.
  3. The competition states what the client is looking for in his article.
  4. The new writers or Featherweight writers on the site compete in the competition.
  5. Each person has a certain time frame to write his/her article and post it on the site.
  6. The client is the judge of the competition and selects the article that he needs.
  7. When the client judges the content and selects his content, he is working from a snapshot of your article. The client doesn’t have full access to the work you’ve written.
  8. The winner of the competition is paid and has earned 1 point for the contest they won.
  9. You’ll need to win 3 contests in each division in order to advance on the site.
  10. As you advance up the ladder and win more contests, your pay rate increases.

About The Company:

  1. The company has been online since 17 February 2017.
  2. The company is registered to Milo Muller of Amsterdam.
  3. The company is a European based company.

How to Earn:

  1. In the beginning, there is only one way to earn on the site. You must compete in competitions and win the competition to be paid.
  2. The first writing level is Featherweight. You must win 3 competitions to move to the next level.
  3. The second level is Lightweight. The buyers can now hire you directly to write an article for them. In this division, your pay is determined by your ranking status. You can write directly for the client’s at the lower pay rate and also compete in the Lightweight competitions. New Lightweight writers earn $0.02 per word. The more competitions you win, the higher your pay. The top pay for a Lightweight writer is $0.05 per word.
  4. After winning 3 Lightweight competitions, you’re moved up to Middleweight. Here your pay starts at $0.06 per word. The more competitions you win in this rank, the higher your pay. The top pay for a Middleweight writer is $0.12 per word.
  5. The final rank is a Heavyweight writer. Here your pay rates start at $0.14 per word. You will still need to enter the competitions in this rank to increase your pay rate. The top pay rate for a Heavyweight writer is $0.30 per word.

How Does the Site Pay?

  1. When you win one of the writing competitions, you’ll be paid 100% of the prize money. The money is deposited into your PayPal account.

Who Can Work For the Company?

  1. Anyone can join the site and compete in the competitions. Just keep in mind, you’ll only be paid on this site if you win the competition.

Conclusion:

So far this is a legitimate writing site that pays freelancers to write content articles. Each writer has to compete in competitions in order to advance and increase their pay rate per word. The competitions are started by the person who needs an article for his site. The person who purchases the article is the one who decides on the winner of that contest.

My Thoughts on This Site:

  1. This is a relatively new site that has a different way of doing business. People need to prove their writing skills in order to advance to higher paying jobs.
  2. I like the idea of competing in competitions to prove your writing skill. However, if you lose the competition, you earn nothing from what you’ve written.
  3. The company claims that they don’t take any of the prize money from the competitions, and the writer is paid it all. This makes me wonder how the site can stay in business and continue to pay for the expensive web hosting each month.
  4. As a new writing site, it will be hard to stay in business and keep writers in this type of a platform. People will grow tired of writing for the site and not being paid if they lose the competitions.
  5. I also believe that a brilliant writer should be paid more than a second-class writer. This site allows seasoned writers to be paid a fair price for each word they write.