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Writers Cash In with Interact Media
Interact Media is a work at home site that I've started to use quite a bit lately. When I first signed up for it, I had my doubts about how well I was going to like the program, but it's fast becoming one of my favorite sources for earning a few extra dollars.
How It Works
You do have to apply to Interact Media. To qualify as a writer, I had to submit a sample writing sample, once that was approved I was free to start taking projects. Getting projects couldn't be easier. Every so often the site sends me an email letting me know projects are available. I learned fast I have to check them out quickly, they go fast. Once I claim an assignment, I have at least 24 hours to complete the writing project. The time gets extended based on the number of words the client requested.
I love being able to see how differently each client handles the projects they post. Some provide all sorts of information, including outlines, writing voice, and links they wish to have included in the content. Others barely provide any instructions at all.
I also like the fact that I know exactly how much money I'm going to make on the project. Payment is by word, and the website will tell you the maximum and minimum amount you can earn once the client accepts the article.
The site does an excellent job of forcing writers to finish all the work they commit to. Each time a deadline gets missed, or a writer cancels an assignment they previously claimed, their account will be suspended for several days.
Even though writers have a strict timetable when they have to turn article in, client don't seem to be held to the same standards. Some take forever to respond to questions or to approve projects. I'm also not crazy about the fact that a client can give a writer a very low review without providing any type of explanation.
Assignments go really fast, especially the ones that pay really well. Some weeks there always seems to be something available to write, while other week the job board stays empty.
Interact Media has been very reliable when it comes to payments. On the 15th and 1st of each month, payments are deposited directly into my PayPal account. I've made as much as $30 dollars for a 600 word article, and I've also made $2.00 for a 300 word article.
I recommend anyone who likes to write and who wants to work at home check out Interact Media.