Tuesday, July 6, 2010

How much you can earn as a freelance writer?

Freelance writing throws several avenues to work from home and earn a full time income. I know of a few people who make more than $1000 per month just by writing articles.

Different avenues for freelance writers:

Article writing

Resume writing

Newspaper column writing


Poetry writing

Review writing

There are mainly two ways to earn as a writer for the Internet. One is by bidding for job requirements in online market places and the other is by getting hired directly by submitting samples of your writing work. There is no need to win a bid in the second method.

There is a third method of earning by writing but it is not a lucrative avenue. If you have approved Google AdSense id, you can submit your articles to several revenue sharing websites.

Earn by bidding in online market places:

There are quite a lot of online marketplaces where job providers will advertise their requirements and mention their budget.

As a job provider, you can bid for jobs that you feel you are competent to do it. Invariably, you will have to pay percentage of your earnings to the owner of the marketplace. So, you must place your bid taking into the fees you have to pay.

Initially, your bid may not be successful but you will learn how to win bids in due course.

Since the rate per article varies, I would put $1 per article as a minimum you can earn. This is the lowest rate. The more number of articles you write, the more you can earn. Most of the time, the specified word count would be between 300 – 500 words per article.

Even if you write just 4 articles per day @ $1 per article, you can easily earn around $120 per month.

Earn by writing reviews:

You can earn small amounts of money by writing honest reviews of products and services. The products include digital products also like software and scripts.

But, you can earn big money if you write reviews of movies and books. I know of a company that will pay you even $50 per review.

Your earnings will depend on the number of reads your contribution gets and the numbers of votes the readers give on your writing.

Here too, the rate per review will vary. Some companies will pay you a flat rate per review while some pay per number of votes your review gets.

You can expect a minimum of $25 in a month.

Earn as a freelance article writer:

There are big networks that hire you on a monthly salary. Some big names will pay you up to $25 per article. But to get employed by them, you must be a good writer, which you can become with a few months of writing experience.

You can earn as high as $1000 per month as a freelance article writer.

Earning opportunity for academic writers:

One particular company is ready to pay $6 to $20 per page. You will be writing essays and term papers.

Skills required to earn as a freelance writer:

Ability to do research on the Internet for information

You should be self-organized

Write free of grammar errors

Willing to correct mistakes

Take criticism in the right spirit

Willing to re-do your work


Even on a conservative estimate, you can earn a minimum of $300 per month within 6 months.

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

MTurk Training.

MTurk Training

Many Indians are making a full time income by working with Amazon’s Mechanical Turk aka MTurk. Would you like to join them?

How much can you earn?

To be frank, there is really no limit. You can earn as much as you want.

On a conservative estimate, one can earn $10 in a matter of two hours. However, this depends on your Internet knowledge and other skills that you possess.

What are the skills needed to earn from MTurk?

  • Audio Transcription
  • Writing articles and summaries
  • Re-writing/paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs, and articles
  • Image tagging (identifying objects in a picture)
  • Posting comments to blogs
  • Writing reviews of movies, products, or services
  • Researching details on various topics
  • Answering questions on myriad topics
  • Taking short surveys
  • Signing up for sites
  • Translation work
  • Classifying a web page
  • Finding email addresses in a spread sheet
  • Searching the Internet
  • Commenting on a Youtube video
  • Proof reading
  • Data Entry
  • Social bookmarking
  • Posting in forums
  • Link building

There are many more kinds of jobs available. Not all can be listed here.


  • You can choose any job that you feel you can do.
  • There is no need to bid on any job. There are jobs in lakhs, just for you to grab.
  • There is no investment, no selling, no referring, and no recruiting.
  • You don’t need a website or a blog
  • You don’t have to have a Paypal account
  • You don’t need a credit or debit card
  • An ideal platform to improve your Internet earning skills
  • No big minimum payout
  • Small bonuses for some tasks


  • Most of the jobs are low paying jobs when compared to other places in the Internet
  • All jobs are to be completed in the stipulated time.
  • If the job provider rejects jobs that are completed by you, you are not given a chance to rectify like other sites that I know of.

Here is a sample earnings report of a friend of mine that I trained in 2008. As of today, he has earned about Rs.60,000.

There is another person whom I have trained is also earning from MTurk.

Just like a traditional job, you will earn more money with practice and hard work.

Why do you need training?

I offer to train people to earn with MTurk. I believe people require training because:

* The website of MTurk is a bit difficult to understand for newbies in Internet. I give you a personal demonstration of how to use the site and earn money.

* There are certain job providers that you need to avoid and I know of a tool that can help you in this regard

* I will show you how to come to know of high paying jobs as soon as they are posted on MTurk

Ebook content:


The name ‘Mechanical Turk”-why?

What are qualification tests?

Two ways to find work.

Styleguide Instruction

How to accept a work

What is approval rate

MTurk tools

How to find other MTurkers and interact

How to recognize bad job providers and avoid them

How to come to know high paying HITs instantly?

Training fee:

The training fee is only Rs.1000

Training Duration:

Two to three hours.

Any training material is given?:

Yes, I give you a screen shot tutorial and personal support on understanding the website of MTurk.

Note: I don’t train you on developing the skills required to earn. I only train you on how to use the MTurk website.

Who can join?

Those who possess at least some of the skills mentioned above can join.

Whom it is not for?

It is not for total novices of Internet. If you say that you can only operate email and can chat, then, it is not for you. Sorry to be blunt.

What you gain?

You can start earning almost immediately after the training. In fact, it is possible for you to see some U.S. dollars in your name even during my personal demonstration.

There is no one who is offering to train you in MTurk in India except me. I heard that one person based at Bangalore, is giving a training material and is charging Rs.6000. No personal demonstration is given by that person.

If You are interested and if you meet the eligibility requirement, please contact me:

My Contact details:

R. Badri

Ruby Enclave, F2,

406, 18th Street, Korattur,


Phone: 9600090096

Email: bloggingacademy@gmail.com

Wishes buddy.

Learn to write for the Internet.

I along with Mr.Daniel Sudhakar have developed an in-depth e-course on Article Writing.

With this course, you will learn how to write articles using other's content and earn money. You can earn a full time income just by using exiting articles, books and videos in the Internet.

The course fee is Rs.3500.

After completing the training, you will be given a big list of sites that hire freelance writers. There is no need to bid from these sites to win a contract to write and earn.

Please call me to register for this e-course on 'How to write articles'.
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