I LOVE WriterAccess! I honestly have nothing to gain from that sentence except for a few bucks—maybe.
I’m not the best writer by any means, but I’ve done well working with this content mill, (the lull in work at the moment is beside the point).
I’m shamelessly linking this post with my referral link but I’ll stand behind the platform.
I moved from a level 3 writer to level 4 relatively quick, although I’m still not sure it was deserved. The $29.99 monthly investment into a grammar software program may have helped me. (HINT! HINT!)
If you’re looking for work in the field of online content writing, there are several options. With these options come several opinions. So what the hell, I’ll throw mine out there as well.
How am I an authority in this field? Simple:
- I’m a stalker.
- I’m a pimp.
- I have a laptop.
- I have no life.
- My friends live in cyber-space.
- I know what ideation and infographic mean even though my spell-checker doesn’t.
- I wrote 717 hotel articles for Demand Media back in the day that emphasized keyword placement and the use of the word amenities, over and over and over again. <—–PROOF!
- I once dreamed of becoming the next Chuck Klosterman <—— (Amazon affiliate link, I’ve become one-of-them!), and know I dream of new ways to conjure up a fancy “call to action.”
- I read everything, apply to whatever I can, and stalk the hell out of EVERY writing site and forum I can—GOOGLE me, I dare ya. I do it every few weeks just to see where I’m registered. Just kidding, just kidding… BING me actually, I love the reward program. <—– Here’s my referral link. I’m on my way to almost $20 in free gift cards.
Back to my point. If you want to apply to WriterAccess, here are a few pointers, and of course, my referral link cleverly camouflaged into the content of this site. —–>> Right Here!
Here are Your Hints
- When applying, TAKE YOUR TIME. Complete each section carefully,and apply as though you are an expert in each field. THIS matters.
- The test is hard—take your time but don’t sweat it, most of the writers have scored with less than half of the answers incorrect.
- In the beginning, regardless of your classification, write as much as possible. The more you write, the more articles you can claim and the more street cred you’re given.
- Communicate with clients and the help desk ANY time your are confused, have an issue, etc.
- READ through every thread in the forums…word to the wise: stay out of the drama! UGH! Writers are evil. :))
- Apply to every casting call but do not expect to get accepted OR work from it….TRUST me, it pays off.
- Check the assignment boards ALL the time….I’d set an alarm for the middle of the night as well (hint-hint!)
- Count on getting paid TWICE a month like clockwork—UNBELIEVABLE, eh? Yep, they respect the starving artist enough to set up a decent pay schedule.
- Pay it forward–help another writer out, just for the heck of it (OR FOR the referral credit–we all have tummy’s to feed!)
- Don’t be a pr*ck-*ss writer who can’t take rejection, criticism, feedback, ridicule, and/or praise, (you might get all of this here!)
- Keep in mind that this is a stepping stone to a bigger dream SO you’ve got to train someone to take your spot.
- YOU’RE a content writer (as am I)—not Danielle Steele–CHILL, and spread the word.
- Spend your “off” time tweaking your profile and learn to BLOG for YOURSELF….
- The only thing consistent is inconsistency, deal with it or lose your mind.
- Don’t put all your eggs in one basket—diversify.
- USE A PEN NAME!! Dang it! I could have benefited from this lesson, and one other: STAY out of it! If you’re craving drama, call a 1-900# or join a chat room.
I learned that the hard way too.— LOL — Which sucks when you use your real name. Haha! The only thing I’ve got going for me? I look nothing like this picture — if someone wants to come get me; they’ll push me out of the way, looking for me.
Oh! But wait, there’s more. I couldn’t call myself a pimp without leaving you with a few more self-promoting links; now could I?
Here’s the best infographic ever with links to other online content writing jobs in the neighborhood. I’d love to tell ya that my nine-year-old put this masterpiece together, but, nope — I did.
And, because I’m so arrogant, pimpalicious, and addicted to the little characters that live within the infographic; here’s one more that you’d never survive life without. Social Media-Whoop! Whoop!
Oh, good golly! Here’s one more affiliate link before I go ——–> Piktochart for Infographics, check it out.