2/17/09

WordsOfWorth - Paying Freelance Market

I've received a lot of comments and emails from non-US writers (mostly UK and Australian writers, but a few European and Indian writers too) - and they're all wondering where all the writing markets are that accept non-US writers.

So I've been searching high and low for everything I can find. After all, the British pound pays SO well in Aussie dollars and even exchanges well into US! ;)

This is how I found WordsOfWorth.

This UK market assigns writers contracts for work that involves up to 80 short articles a month paid at £250 per month (For you Aussies that's around $575 per month and for anyone in the US that's approx $355 per month)

Now before you panic and think "OH NO! 80 articles a month? No way Raven!"

Let's break it down a bit. 80 articles a month is 20 articles a week, which is 4 articles per day across a 5 day working week. These are NOT long, involved articles. WordsOfWorth are seeking informative blog posts.

If you type quickly, you should be able to churn out 4 of these in an hour at the end of a working day.

So if you'd like to look into WordsOfWorth as an option for a bit of extra money each month, then you can find their writer's application here:
http://www.wordsofworth.co.uk/apply-to-be-a-writer

Good luck!

11 comments:

2ThePoint said...

Hi Raven,

Hey thanks for this. I passed by it and it looked familiar. I remember coming across it quite a while back and not going for it as 80 articles a mth seemed a bit much for me and I didn't want to be tied down to that.

My thoughts on that haven't changed.

Thanks though.

take care...

Anonymous said...

Do you have any personal knowledge of this site other than its existence? Is it a site that can be trusted even though it is in another country? If you haven't dealt with this one or know anyone that has, what would be "red flags" to watch out for in sites that are located in other countries than your own?

Thanks.

Bianca Raven said...

Hi Anonymous,

Before I post any market listing on this blog, I look beyond the actual advertisements for the market itself and to the search pages beyond for comments from writers about the company.

I found only positive comments from writers about this company - so it got included in the listings.

Red flags for any market that's not in your own country include:
- lots of complaints from other writers
- negative responses from the company representatives after I've contacted them about being included in my listings

The majority of my own clients are from countries other than the one I live in, so writing for international companies is not a bad thing. It can actually increase your writing income.
:)

Kenny said...

Thanks ! you rock :)

acaciojardim said...

Hi Bianca.

I didn't know how could I win some $$$ writing until I've found your blog. I'm just starting now but I would like to improve my skills and (eventually) having more clients.

Thanks for all this info.

Anonymous said...

Maybe a crazy question but I'll ask anyway as I know you have experience at least from Australia. If you are being paid money from a location such as this in the U.K., do you pay any type of taxes there in addition to where you might reside. I am in the U.S. and I know that I would have to check with tax people here but I was wondering if you have any idea.

Thanks.

Bianca Raven said...

Hi Anonymous. I've created a post addressing this particular issue surrounding tax and earnings from foreign countries. I hope this helps.

Gayze said...

From a U.S. perspective: On reading through their guidelines and faqs, it appears that Words of Worth pays about $4.35 USD (in conversion from 3 pounds) per article and offer 10 to 80 article-per-month contracts. This might work out to a nice bit of steady extra monthly income if you get an 80-article contract. I was sort of hoping they accepted Paypal for payments, but it appears they only do direct bank transfers (unless I missed something obvious).

I'm still mulling this one over. Thanks!

~Jan. said...

Hi Raven!

I was thinking about checking into WordsOfWorth but I, too, was wondering about the direct bank transfer process for payments versus PayPal.

Do you have any thoughts of the pros and/or cons of one payment process over another? I'm familiar with PayPal as I've used it a bit here in the U.S. for ebay payments and am just starting to receive payment through there for PFP.

Thanks!

~Jan.

Bianca Raven said...

Direct bank transfer means less exchange fees, however if the client pays you in foreign currency and doesn't pay the transfer fee, then your bank may not accept the payment. They may also charge you the fee for accepting foreign currency.

Paypal do charge a small exchange fee (which you never see, because it's built into the exchange rate you're given at the time of transfer). However, because of the ease of switching multiple currencies with the click of a button in PayPal, this is the option I try to use whenever possible.

With clients outside of your own country, as long as they know where you are, they usually understand the benefit of paying via PayPal.

If they still request direct bank transfer, then check with your bank that you can transfer to a dual-currency account because you'll be receiving some payments in UK pounds. Most banks hate this idea and will try to find a way to convert the currency as it hits your account ;)

Garage Circ Desk said...

Hey so this is a legit site? like i want to apply and I'm from Canada, so just want to make sure.