Lots of extra money waiting to be made from writing $5 articles Written by Christopher Kyalo
There is probably no easier way of earning extra money online. Yet many people ignore online writing and lose all that extra money, mainly because they get put off by those single digit dollar rates. $5 is a common one.
But even as you read this, more and more writers are making lots of extra money online and some are even making a living writing articles. Yes, they’re doing it writing $5 articles and even $3 articles.
Writers were never meant to be good in math so let us make a brief comparison here between online writers earning lots of extra money with $5 articles and offline writers writing $500 articles to earn their extra money.
The $500 article writer starts off sending queries to several magazines. If they are really good at this marketing side of freelance writing (most writers are not), they will probably end up with about two assignments by end of week. That’s $1,000, which is not bad, but hold your horses a while. The article is not yet written, some research will be required. Usually this will take two to three days per article, and only if writer is lucky and is able to find sources and information he needs quickly. So let us say that they will probably take a week to research and write two $500 articles. The truth is that only very good and experienced writers can accomplish this.
The writer seeking to earn extra money from his writing (or worse still to make a living) will need another two weeks or so, sometimes much longer, for an editor to make a decision on article and communicate this information to them. If they are extremely lucky, by end of month they’ll have their $2,000 in extra money or income in their account. But as any experienced writer will tell you, it rarely happens quite like that. Inevitably there will be delays. Maybe article will be sent back for a re-write or editor will have a bad or really hectic week (happens all time) and it will take longer. The list of usual and possible problems is too long to go into here.
5 Reasons To Avoid PublishAmerica Written by Lisa Maliga
Ever since I first wrote about my publishing pitfalls with PublishAmerica, I’ve received a lot of correspondence from writers asking me if they too should avoid publishing with this notorious online POD company. So, in response to yet another letter from an unpublished author, I’ve been motivated to write about top five reasons why one shouldn’t hand over their manuscript to this Frederick, Maryland based online publisher.
Although a person can go to any search engine such as Yahoo or Google and type in term “PublishAmerica” or “Publish America” [using quotes gets more results], many authors refrain from doing this. This is a gigantic mistake on their part as they generally have squandered a manuscript that they’ve spent many months or years working on, and have eliminated their chances at getting published with a legitimate publisher.
PublishAmerica is a tiny online based publishing company run by a trio of unpublished authors, namely Dutch born and raised Willem Meiners who speaks and writes English as a second language, Larry Clopper, a computer programmer, and Miranda Prather, a poet. Unlike “traditional” mainstream publishers that they are constantly comparing themselves to, this executive staff is under delusion that they are changing publishing industry. Instead of admitting on their patriotic looking web site that they are a vanity POD [Print On Demand] publisher with a strict no-returns policy that exists solely to sell authors’ books back to author him or herself, this company pretends that they are radically altering publishing world.
Authors, if above hasn’t already dissuaded you from signing a PublishAmerica contract, please think about following points:
1.Your book will NOT be stocked in a chain or independent bookstore due to no-returns policy, high cover price, and short discount. 2.The Publish America team of editors consists of teenagers and young adults who run spelling/grammar checks on manuscripts, which doesn’t amount to much if you have ever used a standard word processing editing program. They also have a non-editing option you can choose which will allow your book to be released in a matter of weeks rather than months. Editing for story, length, characterization, and content doesn’t exist in PublishAmerica editing stable.