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Make Money Writing on These Six Websites

Cari Jean resides in North Dakota, where she works as a freelance writer and blogs at Faith's Mom's Blog.

What six websites can you make money on by writing?

What six websites can you make money on by writing?

Six Websites I Write for and Make Money Doing It

First of all, I want to tell you straight out the websites listed here are ones I have actually written for and, better than that, have actually been paid money by them.

Five years ago, as a new stay-at-home mom, I was looking for websites I could write for to earn a little bit of extra income. That's how I came across both HubPages and Textbroker and began writing for both sites.

After a two-year stint at going back to work full time, I recently quit my job and began freelance writing full time. Before quitting my job, I did extensive research to learn which websites were going to be worth my time. I was quick to observe the overwhelming amounts of information on the subject of how to make money by writing. Honestly, it took a while to comb through it all.

I found a lot of articles displaying lists of websites that paid writers. The problem was the author of the articles had no experience writing for those websites. Sometimes I would find a promising site to write for, only to click on the link and find out they were no longer in business.

It's for these reasons I have taken it upon myself to write my own article on which websites pay writers money. All of the websites I discuss, with the exception of HubPages, are also called content mills. Since I began writing for these sites ten months ago, I have actually gotten paid money from them.

Here is my list of six websites for which I am currently writing and making money:

  1. HubPages
  2. Textbroker
  3. iWriter
  4. Writer Access
  5. Writers Domain
  6. Online Writing Jobs
That's me on HubPages!

That's me on HubPages!



1. HubPages

HubPages is the very first website I signed up for when I was looking for ways to make money writing online. Despite the fact I do not write as frequently for this website as I used to, I still earn money every month from the articles I have written.

HubPages is an ad revenue-sharing site where you make money when people click on the ads on the articles you write. Another way to earn money on HubPages is by signing up as an Amazon affiliate and including products from these websites in your articles.

If you would like to write and are not currently signed up with HubPages, I highly recommend doing so. It is a great site, and I have learned a lot about using keywords, SEO, and other strategies to make money writing on the Internet.

Everyone on this site is very helpful. All you need to do to get started is set up an account and write your first article.Click here to read my first article ever.



2. Textbroker

I first began writing for Textbroker to earn a little bit of extra income while being a stay-at-home mom.


To apply, I needed to submit a 500-word writing sample for which they gave me the prompt. It only took them about a week to get back to me before letting me know they accepted and graded my writing sample.


Textbroker rates their writers based on stars. They gave me four-star writing based on my writing sample. Their highest rating is five stars, but nobody starts at that level. In order to achieve 5-star success, you must pass a somewhat difficult grammar test. I took the test once and did not pass, so I had to wait six months before taking it again. 5-star writers can also opt to do proofreading and editing.

How to Make Money

Honestly, Textbroker does not pay very well. In fact, of the seven sites I write for, they are at the near bottom of the barrel. The best way to make more money on this site is to apply for teams. Some of the teams pay very well.

Another way to make more money is to impress clients with your writing and start getting direct orders from clients. Since increasing my writing with Textbroker these past three months, I have made most of my money by writing for teams and also have one client who sends me direct orders.

Textbroker pays out once a week with a minimum threshold of $10.

One of the advantages of writing for Textbroker is your articles rarely get rejected. Sometimes you get a revision request for your article, which you have 24 hours to complete. Others have a 2- or 3-day deadline, depending on when the client needs to have it completed.

If you want to start writing for a website that is user-friendly and straightforward, I highly recommend Textbroker. If you have experience with HTML and using anchor text to link to websites, these skills will be beneficial but aren't necessary.

Writing like a maniac to make money

Writing like a maniac to make money



3. iWriter

When I began freelance writing full-time, iWriter was one of the first websites for which I signed up.


To apply as a writer to iWriter, all I needed to do was set up an account with them. I didn't have to submit a writing sample.


Once I set up my account on iWriter, I could begin writing immediately. Everyone starts out at the same level on this site. There are three levels of writers: Standard, Premium, and Elite.

After you receive 30 reviews from clients you have written articles for, you can move up to the next level if you have an average rating of 4.2 stars. If you have an average rating of 4.6 stars, you move up to the elite writer level.

How to Make Money

Even though you start out writing at the first level, you want to write high-quality articles. Most of the clients you write articles for will give you a rating. Some of them don't, which is why you might have to write more than 30 articles to move up to the next level. Also, some will flat-out reject your articles. This stings a little but don't let it get you down.

Your goal is to get your 30 reviews and move up to the next level so you can earn more money. If clients are really satisfied with your work, they can add you to their favorites list and send you direct requests. They can also pay you tips for your work. I have received a few tips of $1; some will tip up to $3. It's not much, but it's a little extra for your efforts.

In the three months I have been writing for iWriter, I have moved up to the Premium level.

This is the only website I write for where you can set your payout to either once a week, twice a month, or once a month. The minimum threshold is $20.

When you start out at the first level of writing for iWriter, you don't make much money at all. In fact, it is even less than Textbroker. Premium articles pay a little better, and Elite articles pay the best rates.

There is a way to move up to the next level without getting your 30 reviews. This requires you to submit a writing sample and pay some ridiculous $147 fee. If you've never written for a website before, I recommend iWriter as their articles usually don't require a lot of research, and the clients are pretty straightforward with their instructions.

Online writing jobs

Online writing jobs

4. Online Writing Jobs

This site was formerly called Quality Gal (I'm not sure why exactly or how they transitioned to Online Writing Jobs). But nonetheless, this is a website worth checking out.


To apply for Online Writing Jobs, I needed to submit a writing sample based on a prompt they gave me after setting up my account. The writing sample had to use keywords a certain number of times and in various forms. It also required me to link to three external sources.

It was a tough writing sample to complete and probably took me like five hours to write it. Once I submitted it, they graded it and gave me feedback on my sample. Thankfully, after all that effort and after faxing them my w9 form, I was accepted as a writer.


Once I was accepted, I could "claim" an article to write. Each article is graded, and you get paid according to the grade you receive. Many of their articles require a list of several authoritative links, which can take a lot of time to gather. Their articles require thorough research, and they have strict guidelines.

After submitting an article, someone edits it and gives you feedback on what you did well and what you could have done better.

How to Make Money

The writing jobs on the site are few and far between. Sometimes I check several times a day to see if they have posted any writing jobs. When you do claim a job, you normally get a couple of days to complete the assignment.

The best way to earn money on this website is to claim as many jobs as you can and put your best effort forth into each article. The higher your grade, the higher you get paid for the article. Every once in a while, they send out e-mails to writers to see if they are interested in different writing jobs.

They pay out once a week, and there is no minimum threshold.

A word of warning, if you do not consistently meet their grading standards, your account will be deactivated.

Writer Access

Writer Access

5. Writer Access

Writer Access is definitely one of my favorite websites for which to write. It's a very professional organization who compensates their writers for what they're worth. That being said, it was the most time-consuming site for which to apply.


In order to apply, I had to pass a very difficult grammar test. It was seriously one of the hardest grammar tests I ever had to take! My score was average and I wished I would have done better. I also had to submit a writing sample.

Once I was accepted, I had to fill out my profile information. They want as much information on your profile as possible, including several writing samples for different types of writing you've done.


After scoring my grammar test, looking at my writing sample and reading my profile information, they accepted me at a Level 3 writer. The highest level is 5 but I don't think anyone can get accepted at a Level 5 writer.

How to Make Money

There are not a lot of jobs posted for Level 3 writers. I write one or two a week for this site. After each article submitted, your article either gets rejected, or the client can rate your work. When you have written articles that consistently meet or exceed the client's expectations, and by keeping your profile up to date, you move up to the next level.

Sometimes it can take a while for your article to be approved by the client but I've never had an article rejected.

They pay out twice a month and there is no minimum threshold.

This is a great website to write for and writers have the potential to earn good money.

Writer's Domain

Writer's Domain

6. Writers Domain

This website has gone through a ton of changes this year and just recently they went through another big change. They overhauled their review process and pay out a little less than previously. Even with all the changes, Writers Domain is worth the time.


To apply for Writers Domain, I needed to submit a writing sample for which I got to choose between three keywords. I also had to take a timed grammar test, which was actually pretty easy and I only got three wrong.


It didn't take long to hear back from them after my grammar test and writing sample were completed. If they accept you as a writer, you will start out writing standard articles. Each article is reviewed and you have one chance at a revision if they ask for one. After that it either gets rejected or rated between 3 and 5 stars. You get paid depending on how many stars your article receives.

How to Make Money

The best thing to do on this site is to do your absolute best work in order to get the highest ratings possible. After you've written a certain amount of articles that are rated at least 4 stars, you can be invited to become a premium writer. Premium writers write longer articles and get paid twice as much.

It is a little tricky writing for this website as all you are given is one keyword. They emphasize the ideation process and you need to read their blog and all of the information on their site in order to write the kind of articles for which they are looking.

They pay out once a month. They also have a nifty "Pay Me Now" button for when you reach a threshold of $100.

My Top Ten Writing Tips

  1. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. At times on some sites, there are very few or no articles to write, which is why it's good to have more than one egg
  2. Write for at least one site that can provide residual income (like HubPages)
  3. Use these writing opportunities to hone your craft
  4. Don't get bummed out by article rejections or harsh critiques
  5. Do thorough research, linking to authoritative sites when applicable
  6. Write your best no matter how little you're getting paid
  7. Always meet your deadlines
  8. Get involved in the forums on writing sites that have them
  9. Learn something new everyday
  10. Don't forget to take frequent breaks (but not too many!)
Remember to take breaks.

Remember to take breaks.

Just a Few More Thoughts About Writing for These Websites

Something you want to keep in mind when writing for these sites is that unlike writing for HubPages, you no longer retain the rights to your work.

When a client accepts an article you have written, the rights automatically get transferred to them. This means you can't take an article you've written for one website and submit the same article on another site.

All of these websites have strict guidelines for copying work. Most of the sites run your article through something called Copyscape to make sure it's not copied work. All of these sites have the right to deactivate your account for reasons they deem necessary.

All of these websites also require you to have a PayPal account which is how they pay you.

If you live in the United States, you will certainly be able to apply to write for any of these sites. Some of them are accepting writers from Canada and Australia and a few are looking for those writers who speak Spanish. Each site is different so I can't say every site is only accepting writers from certain countries.

If you write for any of these websites or have had success writing for other sites, I would love to hear about it!

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.


Dominique Cantin-Meaney from Montreal, Canada on January 05, 2020:

Thanks for sharing your experience with difference websites. It's nice to hear about it. It's nice that you've been able to do freelance writing.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on October 20, 2019:

Hi Rebecca, Yes, I do enjoy working from home. I love the flexibility of freelance writing, especially since I homeschool our daughter. I also love not having to drive to work in the snow and cold! I have yet to conquer procrastination. Oftentimes my procrastination forces me to stay up late at night to meet deadlines. I also struggle with getting distracted w/ things on the Internet as I'm researching for my articles. If I ever conquer these two things, I'll be sure to let you know how I did it! I'd be curious to know how other at-home writers deal w/ procrastination.

Rebecca Caldwell from Dover on October 17, 2019:

Do you like working at home? How do you cope with procrastination? :)

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on June 01, 2019:

Thanks, Pamela! It's so nice to hear from you again! Let me know if you have any questions about the other sites you're interested in! I primarily write for WritersDomain and WriterAccess. Textbroker's rates are just too low and I rarely get direct orders so for me, it's not even really worth it - unless of course I get totally desperate!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 01, 2019:

Thank you for this article that gives us info on various websites to earn money by writing. I wrote on Texbroker for a couple of years, and I agree that the direct orders are the best way to make money. I passed their awful grammer test and still got knocked back to a level 4. I enjoy Hubpages due to the personal connections you establish. I will check out some of the other sites you listed. Thank you for this information.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on May 13, 2019:

Michele Kelsey - you seem like the sweetest girl ever! I wish you the best in your writing endeavors. I hope you get things straightened out with iWriter. I'm honestly not sure what is going on with them! I would keep checking back with WritersDomain as every now and then they hire U.S. writers. If you edit as well, you can also try to work for them as an editor. I hope you get signed up for Writer Access - they are great to work for. Honestly, I really only write for them and WritersDomain right now as I have plenty of work on each of those sites. Again, I wish you the best!

Michele Kelsey from Edmond, Oklahoma, USA on May 11, 2019:

Cari Jean,

I can't express my gratitude for you sharing this information. I have been working on applying to all of these sites this week, but man is it a little difficult or maybe I'm naive. lol.

#1 I am an avid writer there under the user name misslong123, so that was a YEA! :) No problems there.

#2 and #3 - I cannot do the W-9 so these two weren't options: Online Writing Jobs and Textbroker, so that sucks!

#4 iWriter has been the biggest pain of them all! I am so excited to work with them, but through many emails they still have me down as a customer instead of a writer! It's been several days now and it's very difficult to get this one down. I still have faith that it will eventually work itself out! They are very friendly, and I really want to work with them.

#5 - Writer Domain is not accepting USA writers right now.

#6 - I am hoping that this will be the best for me! I have not applied yet - in progress right now.

I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate the information you provided in this article AND that I actually took your advice instead of just skimming through it quickly and not really listening (reading).

If I'm missing any thing on here, let me know, or if you have further information for me, I would be blessed to hear it. Thank you so much, Michele Kelsey

Imran khan from Mumbai on May 02, 2019:


Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 29, 2018:

This is an excellent article to know the pros and cons for the farious writing sites. I wrote for Textbroker for quite a long time, and I have been on Hubpages for several years. I have bookmarker your page and appreciate the information.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on October 22, 2018:

Treathyl FOX - thank you so much for letting me know! I really appreciate that.

Treathyl FOX from Austin, Texas on October 19, 2018:

You'll be happy to know that I did a generic search via Google for information about writing sites that pay and your HUB popped right out at the top of the results for relevant content. HUBPages is the only site on your list that I write for. I have heard of the other ones. But I feel comfortable here at HP.

elizamn on August 27, 2018:

Great article!

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on August 21, 2018:

Hi Dina,

Yes, the tests can cause a bit of anxiety - if you don't pass, most sites will let you retake them after some time has gone by. As far as deadlines - on WritersDomain, you get 8 hours to complete a 400-word article. On Text Broker you have 24 hours. On Writer Access, the client sets the deadline which is always at least 24 hours. I hope this helps and I wish you the best!

Dina AH from United States on August 20, 2018:

This is so helpful. I cannot work a regular 9-5 because of my mental illnesses and I am looking for ways to a) keep me occupied and b) make some income.

I am really scared of the websites with tests, to be honest. Are there really short deadlines for articles on any (or all of) these sites? I can't really predict how energetic I will be. So, I worry there might be some unrealistic expectations on my part, perhaps.

Thanks for a helpful hub. I'm going to check out your page and give you a follow!

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on June 12, 2018:

Hi Eric - Writer Access only hires writers from the U.S. But WritersDomain does hire from these countries: US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and France. I have not tried Constant Content. I do have an account with BlogMutt but have not written any articles for them.

Eric Red from Taiwan on June 10, 2018:

Thanks for the article and suggestions! Do you know if Writer Access and Writer Domain hire writers from the UK? By the way, have you tried Constant-Content?

Nelly on April 11, 2018:

I am from Armenia, lecturer of English at state university. You think I will find a company that hires from my country???? Thank you.

Jacob McGee from Washington, DC on December 29, 2017:

Thanks for the leads on some other good online writing gigs! I appreciate the links :)

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on August 17, 2017:

Hi JOHNMARK - I actually don't think any of these sites accept writers in Africa. You could maybe try Textbroker. I know for sure Writer Access doesn't and I don't think WritersDomain does either. Sorry I couldn't help you more but I wish you well in your writing endeavors!

JOHNMARK on August 12, 2017:

Hi, Cari. Very informative piece. I just bookmarked this page. I'm a premium writer working my way up to be an elite at Iwriter but still want to try out some other sites. Can you refer me to ones that can be accepted here in Africa?

Liam on July 24, 2017:

Great article with some nice advice.

I like the summaries as well. I'm on HP and tried out another one called Creative Exhiles....

good summary of many sites.

Cari Jean on December 03, 2016:

Jo - I wish you the best in getting back to your writing! Thanks for your comment.

Jo Miller from Tennessee on November 20, 2016:

I'm going to bookmark this page for future use. I'm trying to get back into my writing since I haven't been very active for a while.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on May 13, 2016:

Michele - I have actually taken breaks from all of these sites - some for at least two months and I have never had a problem to start writing with them again. I think in order not to write for them you would have to deactivate your account. I mostly write for Writers Domain and they usually drop a majority of their articles on the first of the month. I write a lot for Writer Access and every once in a while for TextBroker and Online Writing Jobs as well. Thanks for you comment, I wish you the best!

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on May 13, 2016:

Karen - yes these sites kept me busy for a while but now I mainly only write for WritersDomain and WriterAccess. I have never written for Constant Content but I have heard good things as well. Thanks for your kind comments!

Karen Hellier from Georgia on May 12, 2016:

Wow, looks like you keep busy with all of those sites. Have you ever written for Constant Content? I have heard good things about that site. Thanks for sharing this with us. Very detailed article.

Michele Kelsey from Edmond, Oklahoma on May 03, 2016:

This was a great hub! Thank you for sharing your experiences. So many writers don't! I have written on a few other sites but quickly found them to be unethical or focused on UK writers, and I am American. I wrote on here for quite a while, but took a break to start a new strategy with a different profile. I had kind of lost faith until I got paid for old hubs on here the other day, shocking me and my husband. Now we are kind of motivated to get back into online writing. I just happen to come across this hub and it was just what I needed to hear! Are you able to write on all sites at the same time? Do they suspend your account if you take a break for a few months? Thanks again. Michele Kelsey

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on April 11, 2016:

Hanzamfafa - You are welcome - I wish you the best in your online writing ventures!

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on March 21, 2016:

@yecall - yes I certainly have my faves to write for! @Hanzamfafa - I wish you the best in your online writing journey! It's great for making extra money!

Mike Leal from London on March 21, 2016:

Thanks so much for this Hub. Very informative and helpful. Just started writing online. Will try to explore the sites you have mentioned.

Andrea Parker from Florida on March 12, 2016:

I like your list of the sites you write for. I do also have experience with some of these. It is funny how we tend to like one site more than another. It all depends on what you want in a site. Each writer has what they like and hate about each site. Thanks!

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on January 12, 2016:

Mommy Needs a Nap - You are welcome. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors!

Michelle Clairday from Arkansas on January 05, 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to compile this list. I'm going to apply. Well written artitle.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on December 09, 2015:

@indresilkaityte - Thanks for your comment!

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on December 09, 2015:

@Jean Bakula - For the types of articles you write, you might want to check out Writer Access. You can set up your own profile and you may be able to attract clients who are looking for the types of articles in which you specialize. Hope this helps!

Indrė Šilkaitytė from Vilnius, Lithuania on November 26, 2015:

A very informative article :). Thank You!

Jean Bakula from New Jersey on November 22, 2015:

What types of things do these sites ask you to write about? I write metaphysical articles to get orders for astrology charts and tarot readings, but like to write and would write about almost anything for a little extra money.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on November 22, 2015:

simondixie - I'm so glad I could help! Thanks for your comment!

Nancy McLendon Scott from Georgia on November 19, 2015:

Hi Cari,

Excellent information! You answered a number of questions I had about sites other than Hub Pages. Thank you!

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on November 08, 2015:

Rota - I'm glad this Hub could help! I wish you all the best - thanks so much for taking the time to comment!

Rota on November 04, 2015:

Great in-depth article giving a realistic idea of what a writer can expect. I'm always on the lookout for sites to write for and this gave me some fresh ideas. Best of luck with your writing endeavors!

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on October 26, 2015:

@ Kalmiya - I have not heard of that site but thanks for the lead! @YoLex - You are welcome and thanks for your comment! I wish you both the best!

YoLex on October 20, 2015:

Thanks for writing this article it's awesome, so much great info I already bookmarked it and i'll definitely be checking out some of these sites. Great work!

Kalmiya from North America on August 11, 2015:

Thanks for your carefully thought article about writing sites. I'm always amazed at how many there are out there. If you want to add one more, I recently found WeekendNotes and wrote up the details on it on my HPs. They look for articles about leisure activities and local events, and have a great awards program to keep writers motivated.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on July 29, 2015:

i tried many but failed because my english grammar isn't as proficient as yours.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on June 26, 2015:

BarbRad - thanks so much for your comment. I wish you the best no matter which freelance writing path you choose!

Barbara Radisavljevic from Paso Robles, CA on June 22, 2015:

I've been toying with the idea of freelance writing, but I think I will have to be desperate first. I appreciate your first-hand information and voted this up and useful. Right now I think I will work to build my own sites and be as independent as I can be.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on June 05, 2015:

MarieLB - you're welcome!

MarieLB from YAMBA NSW on June 03, 2015:

Thanks Cari Jean. I shall have to look them up one day. It would be interesting to find out/ I am just not finding much time to devote to writing at present.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on June 03, 2015:

Hi MarieLB - Yes, I really liked Writtent. I was surprised by the e-mail saying they were shutting down. They were also very helpful and supportive. I know Writers Domain hires writers from Australia and they have a pool of articles for Australia writers only. Since I can't see those articles, I have no idea how many of them there are but they pay very well. I wish you the best!

MarieLB from YAMBA NSW on June 02, 2015:

Hi Cari Jean, Thank you for this well written helpful article. My only foray outside of Hubpages (except one of the smaller newspapers) was Writtent.

I was very happy working with Writtent, not only for the money which was reasonably good even at the starting point, but for the assistance they give. I had to sit for a test, which was a bit un-nerving seeing that I had not done tests for many years, but once in they practically hold your hand at all times.

Within the first few jobs I did I earned enough in one month to pay both phone bills, not a huge amount, but enough to be worth while, and I knew that if I built up a good reputation I could earn twice as much, easily.

Unfortunately the directors did not agree with management, and that site ended too soon.

Your article tells me that there might be others that are worth a try.

It is - no doubt - useful to me and many other hubbers.

Great article.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on June 02, 2015:

Audrey, thanks so much for your kind comments. I hope you are doing well in light of some of the weather you've had in your state! Yes, my daughter is doing well - she'll be 12 this fall already. So hard to believe! Everyone is telling me she's starting to look like a young lady. Blessings to you as well!

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on June 02, 2015:

RTallon- thanks for you comment. If I know there has been a major change to any of these sites, I try to get that information updated as soon as I can!

Audrey Selig from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on May 30, 2015:

Hi Cari Jean You sure have progressed far in your time on this site. Thank you for this lists of writing sites, and congratulations on your success. I hope you and your daughter are doing well. She must be quite grown up by now. I may try some of these sites you mentioned. Great hub. Pinning. Blessings, Audrey

RTalloni on May 30, 2015:

Thanks much for the very useful info and for sharing some of your experience with us. How often do you update this hub?

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on May 30, 2015:

FatBoyThin - Thanks so much for your encouraging comment and for the upvote!

Colin Garrow from Inverbervie, Scotland on May 28, 2015:

Excellent review of these sites Cari Jean - Great Hub, voted up.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on April 02, 2015:

Thelma - Thanks for your comment! Blessed Easter to you as well!

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on April 02, 2015:

Top Indian Cinema - I am pretty sure Textbroker and HubPages accept writers from India. I don't think any of the others do. Best of luck to you!

Thelma Alberts from Germany on April 02, 2015:

Thanks for sharing this very useful and informative hub. I´ll check some of them. Happy Easter!

@ Bollywood... from Ahmedabad on April 02, 2015:

Does any of these take writers from India???

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on November 08, 2014:

HeatherBlesh - Thanks for your comment! I wish you the best in your writing endeavors!

Heather Ann Gomez from Monterey, CA on November 07, 2014:

Great Article. Thank you for the information. I just may sign up and/or apply for a couple myself.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on November 04, 2014:

MarieLB - thank you so much for your kind comments. I wish you the best!

MarieLB from YAMBA NSW on November 03, 2014:

Great Article and so useful, especially for a beginner like me. Enjoyed it immensely.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on October 06, 2014:

Ericajean - thank you so much for the vote up. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors!

Ericajean on October 03, 2014:

Voted Up and Awesome. Thanks for sharing these writing treasures with us. I am thinking of checking out some of the professional ones you've mentioned.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on September 20, 2014:

SirDent - I'm glad you learned something from reading this Hub. I honestly don't know of any referral programs on any of the sites I mentioned. I know iWriter has some sort of affiliate program but that's it. Sorry I couldn't answer your question better. If I find out differently, I will let you know!

Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on September 19, 2014:

Thanks, Cari. I will check out Writers Domain. I appreciate your good wishes, and the same back to you!

SirDent on September 19, 2014:

Very informative hub. I enjoyed reading it and learned a lot from it also. One question. Are there referral programs for writers already on those sites?

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on September 19, 2014:

Hi JayeWisdom - Thanks for the vote up! I agree, TB does not pay very well and honestly I only write an article there if it doesn't require much research. It seems the clients want the writer to do research along with the writing which in the end doesn't pay very well. Besides writing for these sites, I am also working on my own book. I commend you for your editing skills - that is something I lack! Thankfully, I'm married to someone who likes to edit!

If you are comfortable with writing content, I would advise you to check out Writers Domain as they are the best paying site on my list for the least amount of time it takes to apply. I have done a lot of work for them and have been satisfied by their compensation rates. I wish you the best in all your writing and editing endeavors!

Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on September 18, 2014:

Thanks for the thorough reviews of each writing website, Cari. I've been at HP for three years. I had a lot more hubs, but removed all of my fiction several months ago. My traffic fluctuates according to the whims of Google, but right now it's up. I'm satisfied with my passive earnings and have more hubs to write and publish here when I get time.

I signed on at Textbroker and wrote a few assignments, but was disappointed at the low pay for work that requires a lot of research. Then I applied for direct orders for someone looking for a specific type of work. It was months before I started getting direct orders, but this client is lately keeping me pretty busy with multiple orders.

I also edit fiction and non-fiction for other writers. I'm currently performing a comprehensive edit on a romance novel, chapter by chapter, as the author completes each draft. She will have another one in the works as soon as this one's finished, so I'll edit it as well. Although I love to write, I actually enjoy editing even more.

A couple of the sites you reviewed seem interesting, so I'll make a note to check them out as soon as I get a break in my schedule. With freelancing, it seems to be 'feast or famine.'

Voted Up++


BigBlue54 from Hull, East Yorkshire on September 18, 2014:

I'l give it my best shot Cari :-)

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on September 17, 2014:

BigBlue54 - LOL! I really hope you'll be waving not drowning!

BigBlue54 from Hull, East Yorkshire on September 17, 2014:

I'll keep swimming Cari, just remember that may not be me waving it could be me drowning. :-O

Christian Mike Simmons from Durham, NC on September 17, 2014:

Very True. Got some writing issues myself personally, (voice, clarity, flow of prose, and reader engagement.) so it is back to school for me.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on September 17, 2014:

@Venkatachari M - Thanks for the vote up!

@ManjotKaur90 - There really isn't a quick way to earn money here on HubPages - the best thing to do is start writing! HP will place relevant ads on your articles and when people find your articles thru Google or other search engines and click on those ads, that is one way you can make money. Also you can sign up on HP w/ Amazon and Ebay and include products from those sites on your articles. If someone clicks on your product and buys something, you can earn money that way as well.

@freedomfight - hello in Durham, NC! I lived there for 2 years and loved it! You're right - iWriter does not pay very well at the first level - it does increase at the elite level. It is a good place to get your feet wet if you've never written content for the web. If you can write well and write quickly, you have the potential to earn some decent money there.

Christian Mike Simmons from Durham, NC on September 17, 2014:

Great idea. However, is a bit on the low side of making money. You got to start somewhere, right?

Manjot Kaur from Ludhiana on September 17, 2014:

Hi Cari Jean, I just started up writing for HubPages. But could not really understand how to earn here. Can u guide me on it? Thanks in advance.

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on September 16, 2014:

Very useful article. You have done much research and it pays you now.

Voted up.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on September 16, 2014:

shraddhachawla - You're welcome! I'm glad you found it informative.

shraddhachawla on September 16, 2014:

Hi Cari Jean,

Thank you for this guidance to all the newbies in the field of writing. Very informative hub.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on September 16, 2014:

breakfastpop - Your comment means a lot to me - Thanks!

breakfastpop on September 16, 2014:

Thanks so much for this invaluable info. This came at the perfect time! Voted up and useful.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on September 16, 2014:

chateaudumer - Thanks for sharing your thoughts! It can be a little disheartening to write a great article then not even have your name attached to it.

David B Katague from Northern California and the Philippines on September 16, 2014:

Excellent hub. Enjoyed it. Sounds like Hubpages is the best as far as residual income and not losing your rights for your writing.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on September 16, 2014:

ElizabethSheppard - You're welcome and thanks for bookmarking!

Elizabeth Sheppard from Bowling Green, Kentucky on September 16, 2014:

Great advice! I will be bookmarking this article for sure. Thank you for sharing your expertise!

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on September 16, 2014:

repoprimo - I hope you find this Hub useful in your endeavors. I think it will certainly help you cut out a lot of research time. The reason I wrote this is to hopefully help others who are wanting to earn extra income through writing. I wish you the best!

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on September 16, 2014:

Good morning! @mdscoggins - you are welcome! @OLDNAVY - Thanks and You're Welcome! @BigBlue54 - Yes good metaphors! Also, glad you are taking the plunge into new waters. Remember - just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming....

Gary from California on September 16, 2014:

Hello Cari, Thank you so very much for the information.. Great Hub!!! Well done and Great JOB!

I have been writing for some time, and have been looking for ways to monetize my writing. So, you hub has come at a good point in my life, as I have been forced to leave the work force, and now am trying to find ways to work from home, due to medical issues. This is a fantastic "leg-up" towards that goal..

BigBlue54 from Hull, East Yorkshire on September 16, 2014:

Hi Cari. Thanks for the Hub. I have been toying with the idea of writing for money for several months now. I have left the idea for a while but seeing you Hub made me think again and I have decided to take the plunge and sign up for iWriter. Okay, this plunge may not have made a big splash and I may be doggy paddling for a while but it will give me a chance to learn to swim before I go for swimming the English Channel, good metaphors don't you think.

Thanks again.

OLDNAVY on September 15, 2014:

Great article. HubPages is my favorite. I have written for Textbroker and made a little money over the years. Will give the others a try also. Thanks for the info.

Michelle Scoggins from Fresno, CA on September 15, 2014:

Hi Cari Jean thank you for the fulsomeness related to writing sites. I will certainly check out a few.