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Entry-Level, Work-at-Home Writing Jobs

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Writing is an extremely versatile profession. And entry-level online writing jobs run the gamut from crowdsourcing jobs to self-publishing on the Internet. Freelancers often build a business over time, constantly networking to find new outlets, but regular online writing jobs are always welcome. And here's the place to start looking. Most of the places listed will hire freelancers based on the results of an online test with little regard for paid experience, so these are good places for the beginner to build some credibility and accumulated a body of work to show to more selective publishers.

 

Allvoices

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Writers are paid based on the performance of their "brand" or page views of the news content they write. Payment is based on page views and contributors are paid in minimum $100 increments.

 

ChaCha

Like a search engine but with live work-at-home guides answering the questions, ChaCha pays per answer, which it says averages out to $3-9 per hour.

Clickworker

Worldwide crowdsourcing company hires independent contractors for writing jobs as well as data entry, translation, and research. Pays on a per piece basis. Registration and an assessment are necessary before "clickworkers" can begin accepting tasks for payments.

CrowdSource Workforce Support

Company offers micro jobs in general writing, marketing writing, and editing (Chicago Manual of Style). Writers and editors sign up using Facebook. They must pass a series of assessment and build a credibility score to access each type of work, which each pay a small fee and possibly a bonus.

Demand Studios

Demand Studios accepts applicants with writing, editing and filmmaking skills. They are assigned to produce made-for-the-Internet content that appear on sites like eHow.com, LIVESTRONG.COM and dozens more sites. Writers are paid both on a flat fee and revenue sharing basis.

Examiner.com

Writing jobs at Examiner.com are for writers with insights and knowledge about local events and communities in topics ranging from sports and parenting to food and green living. Pay is based on the size of your readership.

HubPages

HubPages bills itself as the "leading online publishing ecosystem." Writers sign up and publish their work. Revenue from Adsense and affiliates is split with HubPages, which receives a 40 percent share.

Internet Brands

Internet media company that operates community and e-commerce web sites in the automotive, careers, home, shopping, and travel and leisure categories hires telecommuting writers and editors.

Mahalo

Mahalo calls itself "a human-powered search engine dedicated to delivering carefully curated search results featuring the highest quality, spam-free links available." It hires freelance writers for $10-12 an hour for a minimum of 20 hours a week to fulfill this mission.

ProBlogger Job Board

The ProBlogger Job Board is where bloggers looking for jobs and companies looking to hire bloggers meet. Most posts are looking for writers with some experience.

wiseGeek

Writers choose from a pool of available topics and write articles for a rate of $10-$14 per article. Five articles per week or 20 a month are expected. Articles are edited, and a byline is given. Payment is through PayPal.

Indeed.com

Search Indeed.com for "freelance writer."

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