What are US writers required to do?

Filed under: News — November 17, 2011

We’ve had a couple of enquiries for a few more specifics about the work we’re offering to US writers, mainly about how it works for them if they want to earn money writing from home, so here’s a little more information:

Once you apply, the first thing you’ll be asked to do is submit a sample article following a sample assignment. This tells us whether you can follow an assignment, and let’s us see if your writing is suitable. The main points we look for are good US English that we can easily edit, that it passes a plagiarism check and that the piece is structured appropriately for a news piece.

Assuming you do ok at this, you’ll get an email back accepting you. Right now, we have loads of work waiting for US writers so if this were the case right now, then you’d get an immediate real assignment. You can read the assignment, with details including a fixed fee payment per article, and confirm that you want it. Assuming you do accept it, then you submit one piece, await feedback, then continue.

Have a read of the T&Cs with regards payments – for US writers we pay in US dollars via Paypal – and if you want to start earning money writing from home in the USA, then apply now.


  1. This sounds great, I have applied although no response. How long does it usually take to receive a reply?

    Comment by Jennifer — January 17, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

  2. It usually takes a couple of days to respond to applications, but we’re in a busy period so applications are taking a little longer. We reply to every single one though, so hopefully it shouldn’t be long.

    Comment by Matt — January 18, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

  3. When I click on Terms and Conditions in either Chrome or Firefox I get the following message:
    Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.

    Comment by Sean — January 23, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

  4. Ah, good spot. Sorry about that, the page was playing up. We’ve just fixed that now.

    Comment by Matt — January 23, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

  5. Can you tell me the corporate name behind Words of Worth? That name doesn’t come up in a Dun & Bradstreet search in the UK or US.

    Comment by Lynett — February 2, 2012 @ 8:16 pm

  6. Hi Lynett

    There isn’t a corporate name behind Words of Worth, but you can Google us to find reviews and comments from people who write for us in the UK, US, Australia and Canada. We have a reputation for providing regular work and paying writers promptly.


    Comment by Matt — February 7, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

  7. Hi. I’d like to know what the rate of pay is before I apply. Can you give me some idea what each article or contract is worth and how quickly you want it – overnight? Etc.


    Comment by Chanda Z — February 4, 2012 @ 3:00 am

  8. Hi Chanda

    We pay various rates for our articles depending on the wordcount and complexity of the brief. There is no set amount, but you will be told what each brief pays when you are offered one, where you can accept or refuse it. We also specify deadlines for our briefs up front and, typically, content is to completed over the period of 2-4 weeks, with regular content required (so writers have to keep on track).

    Our online system also lets writers know whether they’re on track or not, so it’s easy to know how many articles are required, and by what days.


    Comment by Matt — February 7, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

  9. I’m very interested in writing for your company. Tell me what you want me to write about and I am certainly up for the job. I wrote reports for our Governor of Missouri when I was a volunteer in the AmeriCorps*. I enjoyed every single moment of being a volunteer for the AmeriCorps’s. I hope to be a valued asset for your company as writer in any area you need me to be in.
    I have lived in 5 different states and I am very interested in what you offer, all I need to know is what you want me to do.

    Comment by Jeanette Webley — June 12, 2013 @ 3:50 am

  10. Is this site still active? I ask because there are no comments/questions posted here for almost a year.

    Comment by Bill Kenny — May 21, 2014 @ 5:59 pm

  11. Hi Bill – I see you’ve also commented on Dave Farmer’s blog about us. Yes, we’re still active. We don’t update this site much as it’s just a tool for recruiting writers. We welcome an application from you.

    Comment by Matt — May 22, 2014 @ 1:07 pm

  12. What do you look out for in your applicants, and how are applications graded?

    Comment by Dayo — December 30, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

  13. please where is the quiz to check suitability?

    Comment by michael — July 25, 2015 @ 5:53 pm

  14. I have signed up to your site and on the location part of my application I selected ‘other’ as I am based in the UK. But I know you’re not looking for UK writers right now, so will you ignore my application? What will happen? How long will you take to maybe accept me and why do you currently have no need for British writers?

    Comment by Anisa — August 4, 2015 @ 7:55 pm

  15. Hi,

    This looks rather inteteresting and I love to write. I am a little thrown off by the word briefs. People in the US use briefs regarding legal documents. Please elaborate on this. I am not a paid published writer however my articles have been accepted at local papers.I write blogs on facebook regarding things I am passionate about. I would appreciate more information . Thank you. Looking forward to your reply. Debbie Klein

    Comment by Deborah Klein — August 10, 2018 @ 4:23 pm

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