Earlier on, I had written a post on the writing site QualityGal. It has received a thumbs up from several of my readers.
Recently I received an email from Ashley from QualityGal. She wanted to let me know that QualityGal has revised their payment structure, and that effective November 1, their pay scale will be based on the number of links an article has as follows (taken from Ashley’s email):
up to 29 links: $12
30-39 links: $15
40-49 links: $18
50-59 links: $21
60+ links: $25
Currently, there are no positions available for anything other than writers. When other positions become available, they will be announced via the QualityGal blog and/or Twitter.
If someone is interested in applying, they need to submit copies of the following paperwork:
-A signed copy of the Content Release form
-A signed copy of the Style Guide
-A signed copy of SEO Writing for Dummies
-A signed copy of the Non-Compete form
-A FULLY FILLED OUT (SIGNATURE INCLUDED!) W9 form (even if they are not a US citizen!)
They also need to register on our Writer Panel. mAll this paperwork can be found on the right-hand sidebar of qualitygal.com, and can be sent via fax, email, or snail mail.
I’m not very familiar with how QualityGal works so I asked Ashley if she could further explain the payment structure. I was confused because I’m used to earning money based on word count and not link count.
Ashley was patient and sent me the following info:
“…Unless otherwise stated, our articles are all roughly 500 words. We call all our assignments “articles”, but some might not fit the classic article mold you are probably thinking of – some of our assignments take the form of links lists, glossaries, and other similar formats.
The big variable from article to article are the number of links requested – we like our articles to be resourceful, and ask our writers to include links to outside (mostly) authoritative sources (such as .edu/.gov pages). An article might require 40 links, but only end up being 200 words. Finding authoritative links can be a challenge, thus our structure for payment based on number of links rather than per word…”
That made more sense to me and probably is a welcome change for those currently writing for QualityGal.