It’s been a while since I’ve done a review of an upfront pay writing company — I’ve chosen to focus on other kinds of work at home opportunities lately since I’ve more or less given up freelance writing myself and also because I already have so many writing jobs listed here. But I’ve been seeing a lot of chatter in forums about writing and editing for Pure Content, so I decided to find out what I could for you and get it posted.
What is Pure Content?
Pure Content is a “web content creation company” that employs over 1000 writers to create unique content for people who need a lot of it. They’ve been around since 2006, and they used to be known as Delegate2.
How much does Pure Content pay?
People who work for this company have to sign non-disclosure agreements, so they are rather tight-lipped about how much they earn. But from what I understand, pay is similar to what you might receive at Textbroker and it varies depending on the project you are doing. Some projects pay more while others pay less. The company pays monthly via Paypal or bank direct deposit. You have to submit an invoice each month in order to get your money.
Is Pure Content open to people living outside the United States?
Yes. You can write or edit for Pure Content as long as you live in the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, or Australia and English is your first language.
What determines whether or not you are hired?
When you apply, you’ll be given writing and editing tests. You only need to take the test for the position you want. If you’re from the US, keep in mind that some of the work you’ll do will have to be in UK English, so you might want to study up on some of the language differences. I’ve read that Pure Content sends out a summary of some of the more common differences in words, so this should also help. When you do your test, you might also have to know some UK English there so read all the instructions you receive very carefully before you begin so you don’t mistakenly use US English when UK English is what’s called for.
How do people like working for Pure Content?
I’m mostly reading very good things about both writing and editing for Pure Content. This thread on the WAHM forum is pretty revealing. The thread is titled “Delegate2,” but as I mentioned above, this is Pure Content’s old name, so the thread is about the correct company.
Editing For Pure Content
If you’ve ever wanted to apply for an editing position but could not because you don’t have the experience, you should definitely consider trying it out with Pure Content. This company does not require that you have a background in editing before hiring you. If you do well on the editing test, you can start. And if you do editing for Pure Content, you will then be able to apply for many of the other editing and proofreading jobs out there requiring experience!
Want to apply at Pure Content?
Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know whether or not you want to test to become a writer or an editor. From what I’ve read, they will send you both tests regardless of which one you ask for, so you don’t have to take them both. Go here to explore the company website if you are curious.