In late August I came across a freelance writing opportunity for a site called Consumer Research.
I was intrigued with the opportunity since the pay was respectable. They’re looking for freelance writers to research and write reviews on various products and services. They pay minimum of $350 per review. The review involves much more than writing a 500 word article comparing two products.
If you feel comfortable doing research and enjoy analyzing and writing about your research findings, then this position should be a good match for you.
Before you get excited and jump knee deep into researching, I would suggest that you make sure the opportunity is still available. I contacted Consumer Research in early September with the full intent to submit my work for review, but other writing engagements prevented me from doing so. Their website mentioned that they were hiring writers during the Summer of 2008. I wrote to them in September wondering if it was too late to be considered for their opportunity. Their response is listed below:
Thanks for your note. We are always looking for new talent and are currently accepting and reviewing new applications.
Thanks for your interest and good luck.
(I removed the editors name and email address, not wanting to have her bombarded with requests and spam)
Visit their website and look at the job requirements. It appears to be a legitimate and lucrative opportunity.