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Websites need content and content mills provide just that. Blogs, websites, ezines, posts, tweets and ads all need content. The Internet is growing and so is the demand for good content. Content mills capitalize on that by selling articles and other content to anyone who needs it, at super low rates.
Most professional for-print writers do no like what they feel content mills are doing to the writing and publishing industry. Content mills pay cheap and sell cheap which means more and more publications and businesses are buying their articles from content mills or content mill writers directly, cutting into the published print industry.
Content mills are not so bad, freelance content writers earns an up-front fee of anywhere from $2 to upwards of $200 per article they submit that get accepted and sometimes will also earn residual income (income over time) based on the amount of views or ad clicks the article has on their site. The average article written for a content mill only generates the freelancer $4-$15. Traditional freelance for print writer earns from tens to thousands of dollars per article, averaging somewhere on the couple hundred range. Freelance content writers also write for private and print clients.
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I also like the experience that comes from writing for content sites. With those sites if you want to earn then you have to write well and write a lot. They have editors that can help guide you as you learn to become a better writer and as you gain experience you gain quality and speed.
As long as you practice good writing when writing articles, like following the AP Style guidelines and using good checkers, then you can earn decent cash. The trick, or so I hear, to earning big with content mills is to learn to write good and write it fast. Knowing when to upgrade from a low-paying content mill to a higher paying one is another key step in reaping the rewards. Content writing won't create a fortune overnight but over time it can turn into some serious revenue.
I guess I'm a mill girl after all.
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