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How About Being Paid $15 for an Article?
**QualityGal is now Online Writing Jobs**
Hey Kelly – that sounds pretty good! What about being paid $30 for an article? Heck yes! Even better. Another great option, or should I say challenge for those of us wanting to work at home. As we continue to explore and move forward with our journey to make extra cash – we explore this freelance writing opportunity from QualityGal.
The idea that you can earn money writing articles might not float your boat initially – but it’s a very lucrative time investment if you’re willing to do the work.
BUT – before we get all excited and giddy about this, lets just do a quick reality check.
THE ARTICLES YOU WRITE HAVE TO BE AWESOME!!
OK…. now that we got that out of the way – lets talk about QualityGal and jobs for writers and how we can make money from home with them. If you’ve never thought about being a writer – now is the time to think about. Great writing is a hot, hot commodity right now. I see it as only becoming more so. Hone your skills, jump on board this freelance work train because those that can do it, can earn.
Who Is QualityGal?
I want to know too…
So lets see what we can find out.
QualityGal’s mission, goal – whatever you want to call it – is basically to provide high quality content to web owners. Super, awesome articles are in high demand on the internet. With Google’s latest algorithm updates like Panda and Penguin – it’s become real apparent, real fast to many web owners that their content better be stellar and original – if not, it could mean a serious ranking penalty. In turn – a loss of traffic and that leads to “death of a website” and that leads to “death of earnings/income”.
You get my drift.
So – really good articles are needed, lots of them – because along with needing great content, websites need fresh content in order to rank as well.
So writing…. means decent money if you can do it. And listen, I am not a novelist. I am not an English major. I do enjoy writing for my work at home site, MoneyMakingMommy.com – but do not count yourself out of this challenge because you think you can’t write. You can. Trust me. And heck, for $15 to $30 an article – you want to give it a try.
QualityGal is a network of writers and has been around since 2006 originally (under the name Rita’s Writers), but was re-branded as QualityGal in 2008. So they are established. They are not some fly-by-night operation. This is something I always consider and look at before I just jump in. Yes, ground floor opportunities are great in some instances – but for a decent freelance writing job – I would prefer a company that’s been around a while. And 6+ years is a decent amount of time.
How Do I Become a Writer for QualityGal
Well it’s not like the old days when you could slap up an article on eHow.com and earn. Like I said – search engines don’t want junk. Neither does QualityGal.
You’ll need to fill out the proper forms, including tax information – JUST like you would if you were an independent contractor for any company. I fill out tax info (W-9’s) all the time and have for years. It’s required and important. If someone REALLY wants your tax info – for whatever reason, they can get it. If someone wants it because you’re going to work for them – it’s normal. They could get into trouble with the IRS? They have to issue 1099’s at the end of the year.
The Reality of Income of Income as a Writer for QualityGal
Hmmm… I would think this varies all over the place. But I’m going to weigh in as a writer. I can write a decent article in a day. A really great article in two days. So I’m thinking for me, I could write two really great articles a week. That’s $60 per week or $120 per month.
For me $120 a month or roughly $1400 a year is a decent amount of money. For me and my family of four, that $120 would buy groceries every week.
So I accept this work at home challenge (Officially 365 Day Work at Home Challenge #2) and will sign up as a writer for QualityGal and give it a test run. I have nothing to lose because it’s free and it might even mean connections to bigger and more high paying freelance writing gigs. QualityGal Writer’s Application.