freelance writing sites that pay and pay well. Many non-citizens have excellent writing skills. But what it boils down to is tax difficulties and the hoops these sites must jump through to pay freelance writers in different countries. However, there are some excellent freelance writing sites available to those living outside the States. I am currently working on a more comprehensive E-Book that will cover this topic, and many others, that I am going to provide free to my subscribers. Until then, I’m going to toss this quick list up to help ya’ll get the ball rolling.
1. Bukisa – If you were to compare this freelance writing site to another, it would be comparable to eHow and their compensation methods. Freelance writers will make money through page views on their how-to articles. Bukisa’s FAQ says this about their payment index: "It’s updated at least once per month based upon the overall performance of our websites revenue streams - this involves the following: contextual advertising, banner advertising, e-mail marketing, joint ventures and more." Bukisa also offers an affiliate program that increases revenue with each referral.
2. About.com – Their acceptance process is rigorous. A potential freelance writer for About must complete a preparation program and then create a sample guide site. However, the payoff can be huge. Some writers make up to $700 per month with increases after the first year.
3. Triond – This site also uses ad revenue sharing. They give the freelance writer 50% of the income from their content. They claim to reach a large audience by representing your articles on numerous sites. One neat thing about this site is that it allows users to post pictures and video. So, if you’re a multi-talented, non-US or US citizen, you can easily earn from all your skills.
4. Helium – I don’t know much about Helium, but from my brief research it looks very promising. I am going to provide a link to their comprehensive FAQ so that you can see for yourself.
These are just a few of the freelance writing sites for non-Americans I have found. The E-Book I am working on will have a lot more in-depth information along with tons of other tips for getting started and making money as a freelance writer. So, be sure to subscribe to this blog. All subscribers will get the E-Book free for signing up. Also, check out my new Resources & E-Books page for freelance writing guides that have helped me tremendously.