Get Paid to Write about True Crime & Social Justice

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Get paid to write about true crime and social justice Love a good crime story, but not really a fan of fictitious mystery? Perhaps true crime is where your awesome story telling lies. If this is so, why not get paid for your research and writing skills? Maybe social justice is more your thing, and you’re tired of corporations who

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Paid Writing Opportunities: Write for Children

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Get Paid to Write for Children Are you an aspiring children’s author? While you’re working on your children’s book, why not get your feet wet by writing for children’s publications? Here are a few magazines that pay (well) for pieces written for children. Who knows, by getting published in one of these, you may even have a better chance of

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Get Paid to Write About Adventure & Outdoor Sports

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If you love to write about adventure sports and the great outdoors, you’re in luck. Here are six magazines that pay for sports and adventure writing. Remember, lists mean nothing without action. Be sure to do further research: read the writer’s guidelines for each magazine, read a few articles or back issues, and then write a killer pitch that gets

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Paid Writing Opportunities: Self-Development & Self-Care

Self-development and self-help publications are notorious for not paying writers. So much so, that when people ask if they can earn a living writing about self-development, they’re  often steered in a different direction by other writers. This is puzzling, since the self-help industry is valuated at over $10 billion in the US alone. Whatever you believe about self-help, there’s money

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Paid Writing Opportunities: Business

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If you enjoy writing about the diverse world of business, here are some places you should pitch. Remember that writing about business doesn’t have to be restricted to these outlets, though. Check out the business mind map to see exactly how many more writing opportunities you can find, all while growing your authority in the business niche.   1. Fortune

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Paid Writing Opportunity: Motorcycle Enthusiasts

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If you’re a motorcycle aficionado and a writer, why not get paid to write about your passion? Rider is a magazine for motorcycle enthusiasts. Their audience consists of experienced and affluent motorcycle riders, so be sure to write accordingly. This is important: they want queries (not full manuscripts) by snail mail, but they will respond by email. Allow 4-8 weeks

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Paid Writing Opportunities: Greeting Cards

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Do you love greeting cards?  Have you ever thought about writing greeting cards for pay? If you’re able to condense emotions into a few verses and keep your writing tight, you might have a place in the greeting card industry. But as always, I’m not here to B.S. you: getting work accepted by these companies is hard, and very few

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Where to Find Freelance Writing Gigs, Part 1

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For anyone wanting to make a living as a writer, finding good, well-paying freelance writing gigs can be something of a mystery.  Many new writers get discouraged by the peanuts-per-word rates found on content mills and elsewhere. And whereas a handful of writers may have made good money on these types of sites (and I use the words “good money” very,

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