Paid Writer Resources
As some here know, I just got back from a very costly and very trying three year term in my life. (Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah) All of my online presence is gone, and all of my computerized manuscripts disappeared while I was gone, and all of my handwritten manuscripts were destroyed when we lost the remnants of our home in a typhoon. That being said, I have completed one book of short stories and published it on Amazon, and I have four of my other books that I am in the process of rewriting. In the meantime, I have been trying to compete with a bunch of less-than prominent “writers” and even numerous “writters” on the Freelance sites to try and earn something of a living as I used to do with my regular clients … all of whom are actually dead now :/ (No … I ain’t going there LOL)
It looks like Amazon will work well for my long term needs, though I still need something to survive in the meantime. While there are some hacks on this site, there are also a great many people who actually do write and contribute to this site and I am wondering what resources you would recommend for trying to make a living online? Freelance Sites seem to be down to a quarter or buck a piece for most “keyword crap” (though I would hardly call that writing, and tend to have a hundred people bidding any time that someone does offer a viable wage for the content that they are requesting, often leading to an excessive number of bids, too much information, and the buyers limiting the background on these “writters”. I recently came across a site called dreame that professes to pay two hundred dollars for thirty thousand words per month … which I could do … but the site looks kind of scammy and the fact that they charge readers to read, and depend on this to pay their writers … well … since I could not find very many reviews … I tend to be more than just a little cynical.
All that being said, if you were dead broke and did not legally exist and were trying to keep your head down in a developing nation … where would you look to make immediate returns on your writing? I have Amazon for a long-term solution as I replace the vast volumes I have lost, but that will take time. I have had no fortunes on the freelance sites as apparently they are not prone to hiring people with extensive backgrounds in International Treaties, Environmental Impact Studies, Humanitarian Analyses, Economic Impact Reports or other such works … or maybe they just doubt the veracity of my background … if I knew I could fix it … so apparently I seem to be missing something.
Where would you recommend?