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ANYWAY, as always, this newsletter brings you paying opportunities to try. The best way to start making money online is to stop procrastinating and try something. This newsletter is the perfect starting point.
They want fiction and poetry that begins with pre-set first lines, one for each quarterly issue. They also accept 4-part (or 5-part, if also using the last-line prompt from The Last Line Journal – see guidelines) stories from writers who want to use all the 4 (or 5) prompts, but all of these must be submitted by the 1 February 2022 deadline.
For nonfiction, they want critical articles about your favorite first line from a literary work. For fiction and poetry, the first lines are:
Spring: ‘Rayna sat in front of the mirror removing her makeup and wondered who she would discover underneath.’ Due date: February 1, 2022
Summer: ‘Thomas hadn’t expected to be alive when the town’s time capsule was opened.’ Due date: May 1, 2022
Length: 300-5,000 words for fiction; 500-800 words for nonfiction Pay: $25-50 for fiction, $25 for nonfiction, $5-10 for poetry (less postage fee for international writers – see guidelines) Details here.
This is an app-based magazine and they are open for short story submissions now. Their guidelines are brief – apart from the word count, they say, “Please ensure your submission is suitable for a wide audience.”
Submissions to Live Novel (open-world, interactive novels) are closed. Deadline: Open now Length: 2,000-6,000 words Pay: $100 Details here.
Bloodknife Magazine says, ‘Artists! We’re looking for art & illustrations for upcoming issues. We currently pay $120 for header images, and $50 for interior images (usually in a set of 2 or 3). Any medium/style, no need to have existing published work.’
Genre: Short stories between 500 to 1,500 words. “We want your best work. We want fiction that is compelling and beautifully-crafted; narratives that leave the reader breathless and changed. The kind of story that, when all is said and done, elicits a resounding “sh*t, yeah! We are open to all narratives, but are currently partial to ones that explore the theme of DISPATCH.” Payment: $50.
Genre: “We prefer darker pieces, especially those with an element of the surreal or speculative, but are open to anything and like to be surprised. Images, comics, and graphic poems are also welcome, as are self-contained extracts. If you have any doubts about whether something is suitable, go ahead and send it anyway.”
Theme: Cuisine. Payment: Prose 2p per word; Poetry 20p per line; Photography £5 per image; Comics £5 per page. Minimum payment of £10 per contributor.
That’s all for this week guys.
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Since this is the first Public Edition of the paying online opportunities newsletter, I’m putting it here on the blog, but future editions will be available on the Writemymoney Buy Me A Coffee page.
I am a firm believer that the internet is a great place to make an income. I started properly pursuing finding opportunities to make money online in 2014 when I experienced a rather difficult pregnancy. Before that, the internet was just a place to play and dig up information for ‘real work’.
Yes, I didn’t know back then that a person could make a very significant amount on the net. I never imagined making internet work a primary source of income. It was never even on my radar that money could be made in so many different ways online.
2014 opened my eyes. I started out as a freelance academic writer and I actually was able to take jobs that worked for me. I could determine my hours and rest when I needed to. AND I realised that I was making almost $500 every month! That was better than the job that I thought was ‘real’.
I started branching out, writing a wider variety of content. I took a bit of a break when my baby was born, but the world of internet work was never far from my mind. I decided to take the writing experience I had from 2009 and turn it into something that would work for me as well as anyone else who wants to join me.
After a lot of planning, researching and work, my labour of love has finally started bearing some fruit. It all stemmed from my willingness to just take the first step, which is what I am urging you to do too. The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step after all.
Since I was already looking for opportunities for myself, I decided to package them for other people. There were so many that I wasn’t qualified for or interested in that I thought would work great for someone else if they only had access to them. That was the push I needed to launch the This Week’s Paying Online Opportunities Newsletter.
The newsletter is broken down into 4 tiers.
This edition of the newsletter contains offers that pay anything from $1 to $50. You can access this for FREE! For no charge at all, you can try out for opportunities and start making some money.
Next is the Whatsapp edition that costs $3 a month Subscribers get offers that pay up to $100 in their Whatsapp inbox once every week. They also get included in a Whatsapp group where I post paying online opportunities that I come across before the next newsletter comes out.
Payment can be made via Payoneer, PayPal, OneMoney, Ecocash, InnBucks, Mukuru, Moneygram, and City Hopper. You can feel free to suggest a mode of payment that works better for you.
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Members get sent all of the offers, there is no monetary limit that applies to them. Membership costs $10 a month. Members get:
– Access to exclusive posts and messages
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Supporters and Members are able to make their payments online using whatever they use to make their online payments.
All the editions of the newsletter are sent out once a week. Supporters and members get their newsletters directly to their email invites.
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9 December 2021 Public Edition
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This week’s newsletter has some great opportunities to try out for. Dark Moments is running a competition, while CompressedMatter wants submissions of art, poems and more! Get up to $200 for a translated poem. In the Fray is paying from $25 to $100 for a variety of content, and Sasee wants pictures.
Give these a shot and start earning. As always PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE DEADLINES.
Alright, let’s get into it!
Submissions are open for the ‘Letters I’ll Never Send’ anthology. Their guidelines say, “This anthology will be a compilation of first-person accounts including letters, prosaic poems, diary entries, postcard letters, very short personal essays, and other genre-bending experimental pieces. “letters i’ll never send” is meant to serve as a sentimental linkage between the writer and the reader. It should lure the reader in emotionally, so that they can resonate in some meaningful way. Simultaneously, all pieces inside the book should connect with the others in vulnerable, open, or spiritual ways – or all of those ways. Essentially, just write as if you’re writing to whoever, and run with whatever comes up – whether it’s an angry letter, a love letter, a breakup letter, a friendship letter, a self-reflection letter, a letter to yourself, a postcard letter to a friend/significant other, etc.”
Pay is $50 for submissions of up to 1,000 words. Details here. Deadline: December 12th, 2021.
The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts publishes weekly. “We accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way.” General fiction (including prose poem) submissions are up to 600 words.
Also see their guidelines for Topical Thursdays (up to 1,000 words) and Triptychs. Pay is $50. The deadline is 15 December 2021 for general submissions; Topical Thursdays are read year-round. Details here. Deadline: December 15th, 2021.
Table//FEAST Literary Magazine has three contests: for flash fiction, a micro/mini poem, and translations of poetry (send up to 3 translations). Value: $40 each for flash and micro/mini poem; $200 for translations Open for: All writers and poets Details here. Deadline: December 15th, 2021.
The Fray publishes original themed non-fiction of 1,000-4,000 words. They prefer pieces – including review essays — with a strong connection to the magazine’s themes of understanding other people and cultures, encouraging empathy and compassion, and defying categories and conventions.
They want work on the ‘Openings and Closings’ theme. “For many people, life nowadays is a state of continual transition. Economies shut down, then reopen, then shut down again. Practices of business and leisure are in flux, responding to ever-changing local conditions. The pandemic continues to foreclose some possibilities while opening others, and it is anyone’s guess what the new normal will eventually be.
The Fray magazine is looking for essays, reportage, and photo essays that examine experiences of upheaval and realignment—of whatever variety, and however construed.”
They publish news (in-depth profiles and other reportage): $50-100; commentary (personal essays, op-eds, and travel writing): $25-75; art (photo essays, artwork, videos, multimedia projects, and accompanying photos/art): $25-75; interviews (Q&As): $25-75; and reviews (reviews of books, film, music, and art): $20-50. Blogs (shorter pieces, in any genre): unpaid – they will determine after seeing the first draft, which pieces will go in the blog section. They do not publish fiction or poetry. The pitch deadline is 15 December 2021. Details here and here.
For each issue of Sasee, our cover will house a piece of artwork. We are currently seeking artists of any medium who feel that their original work exemplifies women. We do not pay for cover art. If your artwork is selected, however, we will do a short bio on you.
What to include Contact information (name, address, phone, e-mail, fax) Short bio (25 – 30 words) Submit digital artwork We ask that you please send your work in one of the following formats:
TIFF JPEG PDF Please send all work at 300dpi so that we may view it at an optimum resolution.
Digital artwork may be sent via email or mail delivery E-mail your submission as an attachment: firstname.lastname@example.org
This theme will be open for submissions from 1st DECEMBER 2021 and will close midnight 31st DECEMBER 2021 (last place on Earth). Submissions received outside of this timeframe will not be read.
You must include the theme in your email subject (as shown above). Reading will start once the submission period has closed.
The BEST 12 drabbles will be chosen for publication in JANUARY 2022.
Word count : EXACTLY 100 words, excluding title and pen name Author eligibility : Open to all. Reprints : Not allowed Simultaneous Submissions : Not allowed Multiple Submissions : One per pen name, per theme << IF YOU SEND MORE THAN ONE, WE WILL REJECT THEM ALL, UNREAD Publication : Online in Dark Moments. May be included in a single anthology in print and digital formats at a later date (but within one year of initial publication) Author compensation : 0.04 USD per word via Paypal Submit to : darkmoments@BlackHarePress.com
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Hi guys! I’m here again with another newsletter filled with paying online opportunities for you to try out. You could come out of this with some Christmas spending money, or with a remote job that will kill January disease for you!
There are a lot of full time remote jobs available this week, ranging from a software developer, an events manager and a bookkeeper! For the adventurous creatives there is a competition for Korean poetic form, with a decent set of prizes ranging from $300 to a whopping $1000! Writers can also write for a hunting magazine and earn up to $1000 for expedition pieces.
For The movie addicts, there’s even an opportunity for you to write about what the 2021 releases were all about, how they made you feel. As usual, please like, share and follow my social media pages for updates and new developments that I share, and just to chat and ask any questions you may have.
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Hello everyone! I’ve got a jam packed newsletter for you this week, with full time and part time remote employment offers, a pitching opportunity for HuffPost and a couple of online English teaching positions. There are also calls for stories showing spiritual insight and opportunities for both fiction and non fiction stories. Got a crime novel stashed away somewhere? Get a $10 000 advance for it in a competition. There’s even something for someone with an accounting background.
You can look forward to writing anything from 500 words to 4500 words, with potential to earn up to $300 for one story. Should you manage to snag a full time position with one of the companies looking to hire someone, you could get $1600 per month or more! So, good times!
There are a number of editor jobs that I recently shared on Twitter. Swing by and give them a try.
A follow and a retweet would be awesome too (not so subtle hint there… lol).
As usual, please read the requirements CAREFULLY before you send a pitch or an application. It is worth the time to check out the website for any job or potential story that you may be interested in trying for. That way, you won’t duplicate articles or write in a style that isn’t what they want.
I always say this because it’s 100% true, there is no need to reinvent the wheel!
People are making money online every single day, and there is no reason why that cannot be you! There is no reason why it can’t be you sipping on a hot cup of cocoa on a rainy day, snug in your bed while you work.
Just follow these simple steps, and soon it could be you laughing all the way to the bank. In this article I debunk who wants content, the sort of content you are likely to be asked to provide and walk you through what you need to know to get your work picked up by editors.
Who pays for posts/pictures etc?
Most people will say only blogs and online magazines pay freelancers for content, but truthfully, there are so many places to get paid for your work. Some website owners may want content to shore up their primary content, you could even get paid for something that will wind up being part of print media.
When I started writing online, some of my most frequent customers were real estate agents that wanted content for their websites.
Don’t limit yourself to just online magazines and blogs. One of my friends found an opportunity to create modules for an online university, and another scored a column in a newspaper that specialises mostly in print.
This could happen for you too!
Area specific or not?
There are so many types of publications that you could do paid work for. They cover a whole host of subjects, such as:
News Entertainment Gardening Kitchen Cooking and baking Health Offgrid living Honesteading Hair and beauty Technology Music Cryptocurrency Feminism Personal finance Saving and frugal living Investment Real estate…
I could go on and on with this list, but, you get the gist, right?
Their diversity is also reflected in the market that they target. Some publications cater for a global audience, while others are designed for a specific community, city or country. They generally do let you know what they’re about and who they are designed for.
What do they pay for?
This is by far my favourite part of this blog post! To get paid online, you may have to hand in one of these at some point. I’ll explain the basics of what each of these entails.
Some publishers pay extra if they use your pictures in your articles. Other publishers will pay just for your pictures, without the need for an article. Some online publishers will pay for galleries created around a topic that they approve. It goes without saying that your pictures should be high resolution.
In journalism, especially television or radio, a roundup of news is a summary of the main events that have happened. So when an event, or a series of events happen near you or online and then you write about them…Voila!
I rather like this one because I feel like it tends to have more emotion coming through. A personal essay, in case you didn’t know, is a piece of writing that serves to describe an important lesson gathered from a writer’s life experiences. The essay often describes a significant event from a first-person perspective, and can be done in various writing styles, like a formal essay or as creative nonfiction. Some publications prefer just this, rather than made up stories.
A case study is an in-depth study of one person, group, or event. In a case study, nearly every aspect of the subject’s life and history is analyzed to seek patterns and causes of behavior.
Case studies can be used in a variety of fields including psychology, medicine, education, anthropology, political science, and social work. There are many ways that you can use this when you’re sending your pitch to an editor.
This is self explanatory, you base your work on a playlist that you either create or are given.
Opinion pieces / Comment pieces
This is an article in which the writer expresses their personal opinion, typically one which is controversial or provocative, about a particular issue or item of news. Your writing should be able to spark debate surrounding the topic of choice.
A critical essay is a form of academic writing that analyzes, interprets, and/or evaluates a text. Critical essays give a well rounded view of the meaning and significance of a text, rather than making a judgment about its content or quality as would be done in an opinion piece.
The joy of reviews is that they can be about anything at all, and can be positive, negative or have elements of both. A review is a critical appraisal of a book, song, film, product etc. published in a newspaper or magazine, or any other platform.
Reviews should be based on honesty and truth, otherwise their purpose is defeated. Users need to have a true opinion of whatever is being reviewed in order to see if it is worthwhile to pursue it.
This is one of the best paying pieces for a freelancer, and quite possibly the most intensive and demanding. This is why some publishers pay up to $5 000 for one feature. A feature is a newspaper or magazine article or a broadcast programme devoted to the treatment of a particular topic, typically at length.
A lot of research, sometimes on the ground, is required. Topics for features are generally supplied by publishers in their call for submissions.
Trend stories used to be a subsection of journalism reserved for light features, like new fashions or a television show that’s attracting an unexpected audience. But not all trends are pop culture-oriented and depending on where you’re reporting, trends in your town may vary wildly from a city in another state or country.
Research will be your best friend if you are intent on writing trend pieces. Reading old stories published by the blog, magazine or whatever it is that you are writing for will help you to determine the type of people that make up the target audience, as well as where they are from predominantly. You don’t want to write an in-depth article on club dresses for a religious magazine.
Know your audience!
A detailed article is a piece of writing about a particular subject that is included in a magazine, newspaper, etc with numbers, statistics, strategies, tips and real examples.
It’s all about current affairs with this. You will be writing a report of recent events or previously unknown information.
I know I am stating the obvious here but it needs to be said. A news article has to be about an event or occurence that is interesting enough to be reported. In other words, it has to interest the reader and subsequently generate traffic for the publisher.
We all had to write a report for English class in school. Because of that, you know that a report is an account given of a particular matter, especially in the form of an official document, after thorough investigation or consideration by an appointed person or body. For publication, make it interesting.
This includes all genres:
Poetry Untold human interest stories Profiles Art cartoons illustration Comics Inspirational stories Research briefs Interviews Anecdotes
Publishers may be going for a particular genre, like horror when it’s Halloween time. The genre is usually stated in the call for articles if there is a particular preference.
Call for submission
Publishers in any capacity put out calls for submissions when they are looking for fresh material to publish on their various platforms. You can get a bunch of these in your inbox every single week if you sign up for the This Week’s Paying Online Opportunities newsletter here.
These can be provided or you may be asked to find your own. That decision depends on the preference of the editors. How to topics are quite popular – tutorial type stuff.
How do you find your own topic?
If you need inspiration for topics to write about, there are a number of places that you should check out. Some options include:
Quora Google – under what people also search for Social media Other blog posts
If you type in the general subject matter that you are interested in writing about on any of these platforms, questions and possible topic suggestions will not be too hard to find. Never be afraid to try, you never know what will open doors for you.
Research research research!
I cannot emphasize this enough. You must have solid backing for your ideas, and that backing comes from doing copious amounts of research. You also need to familiarise yourself with what other people have written about your topic, and then steer clear of that! Dare to be different, write what nobody else has in a way that is different. Trust me when I say that this works. I’ve tried it.
Which ‘voice’ should you write in?
Editors generally will tell you what they prefer. Common requests have been for a voice that is: Authoritative Conversational (bloggy, friendly) NOT PREACHY
Many publishers emphasized that last one and so I have too. Don’t lecture people…nobody needs that! People have to deal with enough judgement out there in their day to day lives, don’t give them more of the same.
Which point of view is best?
1st person is wanted by many, though others don’t want it. Again, publishers usually do let you know what they want to see.
Which perspective is better?
Most publishers give you the option to either write as an expert or as a beginner. The latter is my personal favourite because I try to not take it for granted that everyone already has the necessary foundational knowledge for my chosen topic.
How many words per document?
This is so varied depending on what the publisher wants. Reader’s Digest wants only 100 words. Others want 150 words, 1500 words, 4000 words, not more than 7000 words etc. Follow instructions. All of the publishers are clear on their word limits.
‘Web format‘ is what a lot of online publishers are looking for these days. What does that mean? It means you should include some or all of the following in your write-up:
Intro, body, summary Short paragraphs 2-3 sentences 1 word paragraphs for visual break Use bullet points and lists for visual break Use headings and subheadings for visual break Put actionable items at the end or somewhere in there
Publishers that want pitches are clear on how to do it. Email subject line given. Usually a pitch is short, just 2 to 3 paragraphs explaining what you intend to write and how. Some want the full draft. Give the people what they want.
How much could you get paid?
It varies widely, but you could get up to $5000, depending on the publisher. Some pay a certain amount per word, the best I’ve ever seen being $1.50 per word. Others pay as little as $0.01 per word. It’s up to you to decide which pay grade you’re gunning for. You can use the lower paying offers as practice for when you come across the better offers.
How do you get the money?
Some publishers pay via cheque, Payoneer, Still etc. There are actually a lot of options that make it easy to get your money from wherever you are. Most publishers prefer to pay using PayPal where transaction fees are generally low.
‘Published’ means even on your blog and social media pages. Most say no to previously published work. Some will let you republish your work later, as long as you mention that they published it first. Others will want the rights to your work forever, for a once off fee.
Be sure to check what publishers say about publishing rights, you may be able to use those posts later for your blog or social media.
How to submit the work
Email is a popular choice, where you state what it is you’re sending in the subject line as directed by the submission guidelines that are provided.
Other publishers have a ‘submit form’ on their site.
Lastly, some publishers want to use Submittable. You just have to open an account then you’re good to go.
Make sure that you send your work in the requested format – be it a request to put it in the body of an email, sending it as .doc or html, sending it as a Google Doc etc
Get your bio ready!
Publishers will definitely let you know the next steps to take after they express interest in using your work. If you do make it, most publishers want to put to put a short biography up so that the readers get to know you. You don’t have to give your entire life story, just something that lets them know a little more about you.
And there you have it in a nutshell!
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