Writers wanted at three online freelance markets

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Let’s look at a couple of unusual paying markets for freelance writers. These are online markets that claim to be hiring freelancers who want to make money. If anyone knows anything about these writers’ markets, please drop a comment here and let us know.

Trazzler.com says they’re looking for writers to write articles, short articles about unusual travel experiences. Like micro-stories. Bam! Here’s their blurb, the word trip refers to an article:

Every month we hire at least 10 freelance writers to write blocks of trips about regional weekend destinations, more far-flung locales, or an “obsessions” beat that spans the globe (we love obsessions). For these gigs, we pay $250 for 10 trips or $500 for 20 trips (a trip should be between 65-150 words long).

…we also hire Community Managers or Content Wranglers from our freelancer and contest winner pool for more regular, part-time monthly positions that pay $1000 per month. These jobs can entail writing trip pages, editing user submissions, and also helping us to “wrangle” high-quality existing content from our partners into the unique Trazzler style and format.

Granny used to advise, “If it sounds too good to be true”…so I’d advise approaching with due prudence.

Top Ten Reviews online – they don’t mention salary, but they post this writers wanted ad among their regular career opportunities offers. Go cautiously:

TopTenREVIEWS seeks writers with analytical thinking skills and specific knowledge of its major product categories in software, web services and consumer electronics to research and write compelling content to generate site traffic.

  • Conduct market research on products within the category
  • Write compelling content including comparative content reviews, informative buying guides, articles relating to the category, blog features and other content to generate site traffic.
  • BA or BS or equivalent in technical writing, communications, journalism, business administration or marketing
  • At least 1 year experience including some or all of
  • Proven non-fiction (journalistic style) writing
  • Market or product research
  • Prefer experience with blog entries on a commercial site

If these don’t pan out, Media Bistro is tried and true. There are writing jobs there and they do pay. You have to join, and there is a membership fee.

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