Writers, like myself, are always looking for more opportunities as time passes. We are constantly looking for higher paying jobs, constantly applying and constantly hoping, wish and praying that we get the job. I came across this job opportunity today and I am currently in the application process.
ABOUT.COM GUIDE OVERVIEW
About.com Guides create content specifically to help our users in their moment of need.
Every month, millions visit us for help with everything from health care and parenting issues to advice on travel, cooking, technology and hobbies. We’re looking for passionate, experienced writers to join this group of Guides, covering one of our available topics in depth.
All About.com Guides are freelancers who work online and set their own schedules, giving them the flexibility to work at the time that’s best for them. There are other advantages, too, including a compensation plan that offers a monthly payment for content produced as well as incentives for performance, support from our highly-trained editorial team, and the opportunity to take part in our Guide-focused PR program.
All potential Guides go through a two-part online orientation and evaluation program, learning about our editorial standards while writing articles and blog posts and publishing them on a test site with our publishing tools. During evaluation you’ll be evaluated by an About.com editor, who will give you comments on your work before making a final decision at the end of the process. You can read more about the process here.
Interested in applying to become an About.com Guide? Check our list of available topics and see if one matches your passion and expertise. We look forward to reading your application.
HOW MUCH CAN YOU EARN?
According to About.com’s guide facts, writers can earn up to $675 per month withn the first two years of becoming a guide. There is a minium of $500 a month afterwards.
About.com pays Guides by measuring pageview growth (month-over-month for Guides in their first year, and year-over-year every year after) with payment incentives for pageview growth. If your pageviews grow, you will never make less than $675 per month.
HOW TO APPLY
Simply click this link and you will be redirected to the Application page where you will choose a topic, enter your personal information, submit a 500+ word article on the topic chosen and fill in your experience. After this process you may or may not be chosen for the program. If you are, you will undergo and extensive training period with close communication with an About.com editor.