Alice Dryden (huskyteer) wrote,
Alice Dryden
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Breakin' Text

I discovered textbroker.co.uk just before Christmas. It's a site where clients can post requests for short blog-style articles, usually containing certain keywords, and authors - that would be me - can commit to writing them. It's free to join, but you'll have to cough up a small writing sample and have it vetted before you're accepted.

It pays pretty well compared to similar sites; articles are typically 300-500 words long and pay 3-5 Euros. For me, it's also good practice in delivering to order and to deadline.

The downside is the dullness of much of the subject matter, which is usually along the lines of How To Choose The Right Soffit For You - though I did recently luck out with a series of motorcycle-related pieces.

It's also blatant keyword-stuffing SEO hijinks, which you might object to on moral grounds (I do a bit), and it won't count towards a portfolio; the copy becomes the property of the client, who may do with it what they will. But I thought some of you lot might be interested too.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a 400-word fashion article to write. You may commence pointing and laughing.
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