Fabjob Review – Details on Earning at Home Writing Guides
A friend of mine who works at home as a copywriter recently asked me if I knew anything about the writing opportunities at Fabjob. At the time, I’d never heard of the company but promised her I would look into it, and get back to her.
As of this moment, I haven’t worked for Fabjob, but based on the information I’ve been able to find, I think they provide a legit method for improving your work at home income.
What They Do
Fabjob’s is a company that creates books which are used as guides to help people choose careers. Many of the people who buy the books are individuals who are getting ready to go to college and want to know what avenue of study they should pursue. The company has an outstanding reputation and has been listed by Writer’s Digest as the #1 place to get indie books published (they’re exclusively non-fiction). (See my post, Online Writing Jobs for more great writing jobs like this one.)
How they Pay
It’s my understanding that when the company first started out, writers earned a royalty from the guides they’d written. The company has since done away with this policy and is now pay a flat fee for the guides. The amount is a few thousand dollars per guide. It’s important to note that each guide will be between 45,000 and 60,000 words long and must be very high quality. You will spend a few months working on it.
Applying to Write for Fabjob
If you think you would like to work for Fabjob.com, they have made the application process pretty simple. All you have to do is fill out the basic online application form they’ve provided on the website. The company gets a deluge of applications every single week, so be patient, it will take them awhile to get back to you. When they do, be prepared to submit writing samples.
Update: They seem to have moved to a more static staff and not hiring as many freelancers. But I would still reach out to them if you have a guide idea or manuscript.
Word of Warning
One of the people I spoke to wrote a few guides for the company several years ago. While they said they loved working for the company, they did warn me that Fabjob’s doesn’t pay upfront. They want the manuscript to be completed before they pay. My source said they never had any trouble getting paid, and that their work was always quickly approved, but if a company didn’t like the final product, they could reject the manuscript and never pay a penny. The good news is that if the company turned down the manuscript you’d written, you’d retain the rights and would be able to publish on your own, or break the book up and use it as content for other sources.
The writers I spoke to had nothing but good things to say about the company and many made comments about how flexible the company was about deadlines. They also said the Fabjob editors were wonderful.
Even if you’re not a writer, you shouldn’t automatically discount Fabjob.com. They periodically have additional freelance positions available, including:
• Books designer-which pays $15 an hour and involves updating the books currently being marketed
• Teaching assistant positions
• Assistant editors
If any of these sounds like something you’ll enjoy, you should visit the Fabjob website and start the application process.
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