I came across another paying site for writers called QualityGal. From what I can see from other blog posts, QualityGal is undergoing a few changes, but it seems that some of the current writers are willing to stick with them through the growing pains.
What Do They Pay?
Before I get too excited about any paying site for freelance writers I have to know how much they pay and how often. Taken straight from the QualityGal site, as of 1/1/09, below is their current pay rate:
- Editing (per article) – $2
- General articles (about 300 words) – $8
- Researched and referenced articles (about 500 words) – $12
- Blog posts – $20
- Newsletter articles – $25
- Linkbait articles – $50
- Press Releases – $50
UPDATE effective 11/1/09: Check out their Revised Payment Schedule
How Often Does Quality Gal pay?
According to their website, payments are processed weekly. The writer, however, must submit an invoice by Thursday 3:00 in order for payment to be processed by Friday. Weekly payment is a nice feature.
How Does One Apply?
After finding out what they pay and how much they pay, I figured it was time to find out how to apply.
In order to apply for QualityGal as a writer, you must complete
- The Writer’s Application
- Submit a Content Release Form. QualityGal retains all the copyrights to your written work – in essence your work is ghost written and cannot be placed online. You can, however, include it in your off line portfolio.
- Complete and submit a W-9 Form
- Confirm that you have read their Style Guide and SEO Writing for Beginners documents
- Register on their Writer Panel
They also require a test assignment before you are approved.
Quality Gal appears to be serious about the quality of its content which I find admirable. They take their deadlines as seriously as they do proper spelling and grammar.
Maybe a little down the line when my plate is less full, I’ll give them a try. In the meanwhile, I’d love to hear from anyone who is currently writing for them.
About the Author: Felicia A. Williams is a freelance writer and blogger. She spends the majority of her time with her family and writing. If she's not writing or commenting on NJFM, she's either outside smelling the roses or writing articles for one of her other sites which include Tidbits and Stuff, BLULOW, A Dose of Health and a few other sites/blogs scattered around the internet.