I know a lot of freelance writers are looking for gigs that are like Demand Media, but have a better editorial department and nicer reputation, while still paying upfront for articles. Remilon is a website that pays upfront for articles and has a great reputation. Here are a few facts about the company:
Writers are paid by-the-hour They specialize in education articles Currently, they have over 200 writers Remilon pays twice a month through PayPal They produce around 2,000 articles per month Pay is $8 per hour and up Freelance writers must do 15 hours of work per week A test article is required before acceptance, but you are paid for the test article You have an assigned editor and can freely communicate with the editor The articles are 250-300 words
I recently received this email:
I'm writing on behalf of Remilon, the online educational resource you recently profiled on your blog. First off, thanks for showcasing Remilon to your readers. It's a great article but one point was concerning to us because we don't want to confuse prospective applicants: the third bullet point from the bottom is slightly misleading ("A test article is required before acceptance, but you are paid for the test article").
New Remilon content writers aren't paid for the test assignment specifically, but the orientation process as a whole is paid. I'd just like to remove the notion that the test assignment itself is paid so applicants aren't surprised.
Publishing Operations Coordinator