Article writing is a growing industry and as the internet expands, demand is likely to increase. Finding a job writing articles is relatively easy if you are willing to work for low-paying jobs in the beginning. As your skill improves and your reputation as an article writer improves, the possibility of higher-paying jobs increases as well. Print publications are another avenue to explore for jobs writing articles and the pay can be substantially better. As long as you understand the basic concepts of grammar, essay writing and SEO for internet articles, finding a job writing articles is within your grasp.

Job Boards

Simply search the internet using the title of this article as your search words and you can find dozens if not hundreds of sites offering jobs to freelance writers. Some are reliable, some are not. Use common sense before signing up with any site. Review their TOS (Terms of Service), payment policies and what qualifications they expect from you as a writer.

Content Companies

Content companies allow writers to generate articles either of their own choosing or from a list of preselected titles. Some sites require that you submit an application and example of your writing such as Demand Media Studios. Others like Yahoo! Contributor Network and Bukisa will accept anyone. Some sites will offer an upfront payment for your work while others pay you based on the number of page views your article generates. As with job boards, review the TOS, payment policies and qualifications before signing up.


Some freelance writers write articles for clients. These can be owners of blogs and websites who need content for their sites but don’t have the time or skills to write the content themselves. Finding clients can be challenging. You will need a website of your own where potential clients can review your qualifications, see samples of your work, compare your prices and understand what you can do for them. Once you have created the website, you will need to promote it so clients can find you. Social networking is important here. Also if you focus on a special type of writing, joining forums and chat groups in that field can lead to work as an article writer in that field.

Print Publications

Every magazine has a list of editors and submission guidelines that potential contributors can access, either in the magazine itself or on the publication’s website. Review the requirements carefully before submitting to save time and trouble.

Lisa Mason is a freelance writer with a specialty in Internet content and SEO articles and the author of How to Earn a Living Writing for the Internet. She has written thousands of articles, hundreds of ebooks and thousands of website pages and related content in more than 10 years as a professional writer.


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