What is Internet Brands?
Internet Brands is a content submission site, similar to Demand or wiseGEEK, that will pay you a flat fee for each article you write. Internet Brands hires writers to write content for sites including Do It Yourself, Healthnews.org and Fit Day among others.
How much does Internet Brands pay?
From what I have been able to find out, pay tends to vary per article. Most of the information I found says that pay is an average of about $10 for every 400 to 600 words, but assignments with word counts under 400 might pay slightly less than that.
How and when does Internet Brands pay?
Internet Brands uses Paypal, and they pay once a month, usually around mid-month.
What is the application process like for Internet Brands?
You’ll need to fill out a short form with basic info (name, etc.). They also want you to tell them about your previous writing and publishing experience. Keep in mind this can be anything! If you have a blog, tell them about your blog. If you’ve only ever written articles for rev-share sites, mention that. Any web writing you’ve done is relevant. After you’ve filled out that info, you’ll be asked to pick a category to write in. As of the date of this blog post, they only have auto, legal, health/fitness, camera equipment and do-it-yourself categories open. You can initially just apply for one category, but after you’ve written for them for a while, you’ll be able to write for more than one if you want. After selecting a category, you’ll have to write an original, short sample for them demonstrating your expertise in the category you’ve chosen. They don’t specify a word count, but if I were you, I’d try to make it at least 250 words.
Does Internet Brands accept writers living outside the US?
From what I can gather, they do — including Canadians. When you apply, they ask if you are a resident of the United States. I imagine that as long as you have a Paypal account so they can pay you, you can apply.
My Personal Experience With Internet Brands
I have applied on two different occasions, and I never heard back the first time. The second time I applied, I finally did hear back, but it wasn’t for about two months. They said that they were currently not needing writers for the sites I applied to.
Final Thoughts on Internet Brands
This is a good writing job to get if you can. The pay is toward higher end of what you can expect from most content sites, and I’ve read nothing but positive reviews from the majority of people who write for them. I have read that there are usually a lot of titles to choose from, and they appear to pay on time. If you are trying to get into online writing, I would recommend applying here. Please note that the site you’ll be taken to when you apply says “Knowledge Writing” but this is actually Internet Brands even though it doesn’t say so. I don’t totally understand this – maybe they are in a transitional phase or something? Good luck to all of you who decide to apply!
You can go here to apply for Internet Brands.
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