I recently heard that the Content Authority is hiring freelance writers again. I've seen many writers jump at the chance to writer there, so I thought I'd post some facts about the site so that writers can make an infomed decision before putting in their application.
First, writers are payed in tiers:
Tier 1 Rate pays $0.007 per word
Tier 2 Rate
Tier 3 Rate
Tier 4 Rate
Rewrites pay only $0.005 per word
Plus, the site says, "You must have a minimum of $25.00 of approved articles in your account to be paid for the week." At less than a penny for each word, it would take a long time to accumulate $25. Let's see, for a 500 word article, you would make only $3.50. So, assuming they accepted every article, it would take a little more than seven articles just to get paid.
According to some who write there, the site's editors are incredibly picky and reject articles quite a bit. There's a good chance you could write over a dozen articles before reaching payout.
Beginners, let me tell you, YOU CAN AND SHOULD DO BETTER.