a review of writer's domainWriter’s Domain is a website a lot of freelancers are using that I’ve been hearing about lately. I have not signed up for this one myself, but I did a lot of digging around online about it so I could provide some useful details for you if it interests you.

How much does Writer’s Domain pay?

As of March 1, 2014, Writer’s Domain made some changes. They were previously paying a fairly low rate for easy-to-write articles, but now they are only accepting high-quality content. They are paying $20 for standard 400+ word articles and $40 for premium 600+ word articles.

When does Writer’s Domain pay?

Payments are made via Paypal once a month on the fifth. Once you have earned $100 with the company, you can request your earnings at any time without having to wait to receive it monthly.

What kind of writing do you do for Writer’s Domain?

This appears to be mostly SEO centered stuff. There are topics/keywords available to choose from when you log in. You just need to create a short piece along with a title around the keyword/topic you choose.

After you submit your content, you’ll have to wait for it be reviewed. This could happen fast or it could take several weeks.

What are the requirements to sign up?

From their website:

You must be proficient in English and the language you’re writing in, if it’s not English. If you aren’t writing in your native language, you should be fluent enough to write quality content. Writers must be able to work in the United States, have an Internet connection, and accept and abide by the Terms of Service. Basic spelling and grammar skills are also expected.

How does the application process work?

Applying involves registering yourself and then sending them a writing sample. They will give you keywords to choose from for the sample. You will also have to take a timed grammar test. It could take them a while to review your app after you send everything in, so just be patient.

Is Writer’s Domain open to countries outside the U.S.?

This I am not clear on. Their requirements state that you must be eligible to work in the U.S. yet their FAQ says they have writers working remotely in other countries, including Canada and France. I have sent them an email to get some clarification on this, and I’ll try to let you know when I hear back.

What is the feedback?

It seems that this was a really popular place to write for for a long time, but they’ve recently informed their writers they will be cracking down on “fluff” submissions and keeping a closer watch on quality, etc.

How do you sign up?

Writer’s Domain is not accepting new writers at this time, but keep your eye on this page to see when that changes so you can get your app in. There is also a Facebook Group for Writer’s Domain you can browse through (it doesn’t appear to be a private group) where annoncements, etc. are posted.


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jess September 5, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Great review. I signed up for them a while back and they asked me to send in a new sample. I never went through with it…

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2 Scott A September 5, 2012 at 9:23 pm

How long has it been that they have had the hiring page closed?

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3 Anna September 5, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Scott, I’m pretty sure they’ve been hiring within the past few months. Just keep a watch on it. It will probably open back up soon, and rest assured that I’ll be watching it, too, and I’ll report on it when I know they are hiring again.

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4 Jeremy Lindström June 6, 2013 at 2:40 pm

WritersDomain.net is currently hiring great writers! Registration is simple and once you’re in, you can get started writing right away. Some of the information on WritersDomain has changed since this blog post and you can read the Writing Guidelines and FAQ on WritersDomain.net to learn exactly how everything works.

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5 Anna Thurman June 6, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Thank you for sharing, Jeremy. I like to keep my information as up to date as possible, so I will go over and read for myself about the changes and make the updates.

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6 Janelle Coulton July 5, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Anna I don’t suppose you would know if Writer’s Domain are accepting writers from Australia? Thanks, Jel

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7 Anna T July 5, 2013 at 9:09 pm

I am not sure Janelle. I know they need English speaking, so it may let you sign up. You can try it and see if it stops you at any point.

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8 Charity March 6, 2014 at 11:26 am

Writers Domain recently changed their business model. They now offer longer, higher-quality articles. More research is involved, and the premium articles require citations. The pay is $20 for standard 400+ word articles and $40 for premium 600+ word articles. There is no longer a bonus for quality because the lower quality articles—ones that previously would not qualify for bonus—are no longer accepted. The change just occurred on March 1. They are not hiring new writers at this time, but who knows how many of the current writers will adapt to the new standards.

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9 Anna T March 6, 2014 at 11:27 am

I appreciate your sharing this new information. I had no idea. I will go and update the review.

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10 Charity March 6, 2014 at 12:36 pm

I appreciate your site! I use it a lot, and I recommend it to anyone who asks me about working form home. It saves me having to get into a long discussion. I just tell them to come here. :-)

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11 Anna T March 6, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Thanks, Charity! I appreciate that so much! :)

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