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Another Online Writing Site: Digital Journal

Digital Journal boasts that it has journalists in over 140 countries. That means that this opportunity is open to international writers. To make sure I wrote to them and asked if they accept non-US writers and they quickly responded with a confirmation that they do.

Here are current stats on Digital Journal:

Alexa Page rank is currently 22,564
Google Page rank of 4
Who Is Info: Digital Journal has been around since September 1998

These stats seem solid enough to encourage me to take a further look

Becoming a Digital Journal Citizen

Digital Journal writers get paid to report the news.  Although registration is free, not everyone gets paid to write.

The free registration allows “citizens” to post blog entries, upload pictures and videos. It also has the social aspect as do many other online content writing sites. However, if you want to get paid, the money is in the journalism.

Become a ReporterNews Reporter

To become a paid journalist for Digital Journal you must submit a writing sample. They check to see that you use proper grammar, punctuation and have the ability to write about and research current news items. It takes about 24 to 48 hours for submissions to be approved.

How Payment Works

Payment is based on the number of pieces written, page views, popularity and number of votes. To find out how Digital Journal calculates payment, check out their Payment Structure and Bonuses blog post.

Payment is made via PayPal once the journalists have earned over $10.

What Others are Saying about Digital Journal

I looked around the internet to find out what other writers are saying about them. I couldn’t find too much about them (maybe I didn’t search hard enough), but what I did find was encouraging:

Digital Journal Review by Thomas Conroy

They seem to be a legit site. If you like writing journalistic copy, it sounds like Digital Journal is worth a try.

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Deanna October 21, 2009, 11:59 am

    This site sounds interesting. Thanks for the review, I’ll have to check it out. 🙂
    .-= Deanna´s last blog ..Writing Site Life123.com Review =-.

  • prerna October 24, 2009, 12:20 am

    Oh good.. Will check them out,Felicia and let you know how it goes.. have been looking around for another place to write that pays decent..have given up on Bukisa and Triond:-( Thanks for sharing this..
    .-= prerna´s last blog ..Being a Writer : Staying Fit and Healthy While Working from Home =-.

  • Jan October 9, 2010, 3:12 pm

    Ah…Ha! Just realized that NJFM is a blog site that passes along great connections for paid writing job elsewhere.

    The ONLY thing I don’t enjoy about being a passionate writer is that it requires SITTING…sometimes for many hours at a time. For us fashion and weight conscience types who don’t want hip-spread, it can be a challenge.

    After completing my latest book; realizing I had opted for a life in sweatpants for several months; I tried to slip into a pair of jeans and OMG! THEY DIDN’T FIT!!! I couldn’t get both sides of the zipper in the same time zone! AGHHHHHHH! Horrified as I was, I made myself stop eating while working and took on a very strict regime of “No Food Until You Finish Your Work!” I became my own gestapo of the food pantry and fridge.

    Good health goes along with good writing. If your body is sluggish then your mind will be also. Stay fit as a writer! MAKE TIME to work out. Whether that’s taking your dog for a walk…or just yourself or lifting weights or biking to the store instead of taking the car… do something to get the blood circulating!!!

    Studies have shown that students who exercise BEFORE taking an exam do much better than those who don’t exercise prior to the test. I learned that first hand when applying to the police academy years ago. There were two groups that were scheduled to go through the exam process. One exam was physical and the other was academic. The morning of the exams was foggy and almost cold. I would have preferred to have been in the nice warm class room for the written portion and then completed the physical portion after the sun had warmed things up. No such luck! I ran, jumped, pushed and pulled and dragged the 180 lb dummy until my body warmed up on its own. The mid-day break came and the two groups changed places after lunch. Guess what??? My group practically ace’d the written part while the first group scored significantly lower.

    If you’re going to take writing seriously, take care of your body seriously as well! By the way…I’m back into my jeans.

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