It's been a while since I've done a review of a writing company. I've chosen to focus on other kinds of work at home opportunities lately since I've stopped freelance writing myself. Also, 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. Therefore, I decided to find out what I could for you and get it posted.
This is a content mill, so you can't earn as much here as you might if you went into business for yourself as a writer. But it still may be worth it for some supplemental income.
What is Pure Content?
Pure Content is a “web content creation company”. They employ 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 tight-lipped about their earnings. From what I understand, pay is similar to what you might receive at Textbroker. It will likely vary 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 do work for Pure Content as long as you live in the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, or Australia. Also, English must be your first language.
What determines whether or not you're accepted?
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. You might want to study up on some of the language differences prior to testing.
I've read that Pure Content sends out a summary of some of the more common differences in words, so this may 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 wanted to apply for an editing position but couldn't because you lack experience, this could be an option. 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 edit for Pure Content, you may get a chance to snag higher-paying editing jobs later on.
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.
Go here to explore the company website if you are curious.
Would You Prefer To Get Paid What You're Worth as a Writer?
If you are more interested in striking out on your own as a freelance writer, that's great news!
Working for yourself is usually the most profitable and rewarding route in the long-term. This ensures you have freedom to charge what you want and call the shots. But it takes some preparation and strategizing as you're starting out.
To help guarantee you are set up for success and get your mind around this idea, I recommend purchasing Gina Horkey's inexpensive 19-page Kickstart Your Freelance Writing Biz Workbook . You can download this, print it off, and keep it. Think of it as a blueprint for your brand new writing business.
I've interviewed Gina here on the blog a few times. She's so inspiring as an entrepreneur. Gina went from earning $0 to over $4,000 a month in freelancing income within just six months. And she did it while working and taking care of two children.
Her 19-page workbook helps with choosing niches, writing samples, creating portfolios, prospecting, pitching, and much more.