Does anyone get paid for their writing in any way? I mean, your own blog perhaps, or guest blogging, or writing for a regular periodical?
I’m tired of the job market, looking for new ‘traditional’ jobs just to pay for the necessities of life, like water and heat and power, things that should be totally free if you ask me!
‘HarshReality’ is a blog with LOADS of followers and fans, many many thousands, maybe over 1 million regular readers, but I had a conversation with the person behind that very blog, a good blog, you should check it out – – and this person told me that they’d not received anything above 1 dollar from donations, via the ‘donate’ widget PayPal allows people to use.
So, it would seem that people aren’t really willing to pay bloggers out of the goodness of their hearts, something else must be tried……
……guest blogging is hard, really hard work, people are willing to pay upwards of 20 DOLLARS for you to guest blog on their site, that’s pretty good.
Cracked.com is a site that pays 100 dollars for each and every accepted article. I’ve signed up to their site, but I’ve found that their guidelines are very restrictive, for me at least. They typically like to see list type articles submitted, with a comedic twist. The admins and moderators I’ve found to be a bit contradictory, and there’s a huge amount of favouritism going on it seems, new guys are treated as inferior plebs, while the seasoned veterans can get away with, what I’d call, sub-par articles, simply because they’re friendly with the head honchos at the website. I submitted what I consider to be one of the best things I’ve ever written, it was called ‘Was Obi-Wan an Alcoholic’. I got responses varying from ‘not really the sort of thing we’re after’ to ‘you need to show facts and quotes in your work’ – – what facts!? Facts and quotes that can verify that Obi Wan the fictional character was indeed an alcoholic? What? Also, Cracked.com is rife with what I’d like to call for now, ‘Try Hard White Humor’. This type of humor contains no actual jokes or funny ideas, instead they rely on sarcasm, snobbery and making fun of anything and everything without any real humourous content (if you get what I mean) – – “Sports are like so, boring, sports are like that racist uncle at Christmas time, they’re always around you, loud and strangely muscular” – – actually, that made up quote was funnier than the majority of Cracked articles to be honest.
Anyway, if anyone here is in the market for a guest blogger, I’ll be happy to write for you.