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.