Domainite is a company that regularly advertises for freelance writers and editors to work from home. Feedback from current workers indicates that they most likely have a good bit of work to go around, so I figured I would post some info here today for those of you who might be looking for some more freelance writing and editing work.
They have a variety of different topics available, and if you are accepted as a writer or editor, you can pick and choose the ones you want to do.
Is Domainite open worldwide?
I initially thought that Domainite was only open to US-based writers, but one of my readers emailed and let me know that she is from Canada and they did consider her application. Not sure if they are open to other countries, though.
How much does Domainite pay?
If you are a writer, you’ll earn $1 for every 100 words written, and if you are an editor, you’ll earn .25 cents for every 100 words edited.
I realize these rates are low, but many of their writers claim the assignments are relatively easy and if you are someone who can crank out articles quickly, you would probably be earning more than minimum wage. If you write slowly, you may find it isn’t worth it.
Domainite could also be a good “back-up” writing job to use for supplemental income here and there if you have any other writing gigs that dry up.
When does Domainite pay their writers and editors?
Domainite pays weekly with Paypal.
Who is qualified to apply?
They don’t require any past writing or editing experience, so just about anyone is welcome to apply. If you apply as a writer or an editor, you’ll have to prove your skills are on par with what they want via a writing sample and/or editing test just depending on which job you want to do, so applying doesn’t guarantee acceptance.
What is the feedback from current workers?
So far, most of the feedback is good. I had one person comment on this blog about Domainite not too long ago, saying that it was her main writing gig at the moment and that they always pay on time. She (and many others) have also said that the people behind Domainite are nice and great to work with.
You can also read through a fairly lengthy discussion about Dominate at the WAHM.com forum. One person on that thread said the work is monotonous and it’s not worth it for the pay, while someone else said they like it and it’s a good gig to have once you get used to how their system works.
What I Think
I haven’t found any reason to think the company is not legitimate. If they always have work and you’re one of those people who can write or edit content quickly, you may find this is a good “egg” to add to your basket. It might also be good paid freelance writing practice if you are wanting to break into freelance writing and editing and need to get some experience under your belt.
I know I say this all the time, but with freelance work, please make sure you have some other work on the back burner just in case this or something else you’re doing dries up. You don’t want to be left scrambling to find something else to do for income if your primary source of it suddenly goes away.
How do you get started?
You can go here to apply as a writer and here to apply as an editor. Good luck, and please comment below if you want to share your own experience with Domainite. Your feedback — good or bad — will be helpful to others who might be interested in applying.
If you like the idea of writing for income, but don’t think you can earn as much as you need to at Domainite, it’s never a bad idea to consider starting your own freelance writing business, marketing yourself, landing private clients, and setting your own rates to ensure you’re paid fairly. Some of my readers have enrolled in the Write Your Way to $1K e-course for help with getting started as professional freelance writers.