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Do you know that you can make money online as an academic writer?
Well, you ask, what is academic writing all about? How much can I earn? Must I have a university degree? Must I know hard English words like despot, fractious, inveterate and such like tough words?
Well, I have just the person to answer those questions. Gilbert, why don’t you tell us more?
Nowadays, the internet has turned out to be a wellspring of online income. Despite the fact that there are many opportunities of making money online, academic writing remains as one of the most unique and lucrative ways of doing so.
A good writer can really benefit from academic writing to a great extent and can earn anything from $5 to $20 per page.
What Skills Do I Need To Become an Efficient Academic Writer?
Academic writing covers a wide range of academic papers from high school to university researched topics. In this case, for one to become an efficient academic writer, he or she should have a good command of English and also have the ability to research and compile information from the internet.
It is not always necessary that one must have a university degree to become an academic writer. This is because most of the information that is required in the research process is available on the internet. Therefore, the role of the writer is to read the question asked, analyze it carefully and write based on the expectations of the client.
It should be noted, however that working on more specialized papers, such as Masters Thesis and dissertation will require an experienced and highly competent writer (preferably with a University degree).
Where Can I Get Academic Writing Jobs? How Is The Pay?
This is what you’ve been waiting for right? Well, there are hundreds of websites offering writing job opportunities. Writers should not worry about being paid because the money is made upfront which means that when the work is approved, the writer gets paid immediately by the website.
Customers usually pay the websites before submission of the write ups. Once the customer approves the work, the website pays the writer.
On average, the pay ranges from $4 to $20 per page and it varies from one writing site to another (a page has 275 words).
Some of the reputable companies where one can get academic writing jobs include:
This is one of the best websites out there. The pay is very competitive, with writers being paid up to $20 per page. Interestingly enough, the site never runs out of writing jobs. Nevertheless it is not a guarantee that writers will have regular assignments to do. They will have to bid for assignments and prove that they have what it takes to do it.
Assignments do not have a fixed price because writers are prompted to bid for a lower price to increase their chances of getting picked. Writerbay pays every 16th of the month. They also have a chat support that is online during office hours (US time).
UvoCorp is another awesome academic writing site. It has plenty of orders throughout the year. Like Writersbay, the pay is very competitive. Writers are paid $5 to $20 per page. The site pays twice a month, on the 16th and 30th. Some assignments can be taken automatically, while with others one has to bid.
Clients who are satisfied with your previous work may also assign their new orders to you. They have an excellent support group. Administration is also supportive and messages are replied to immediately. Unfortunately, it is usually a challenge to get an account.
Prospect Solution is a UK based company so they pay in British pounds. Their price per page is a lot higher than with most other academic writing sites, but they also have very high standards. Writers are always expected to over deliver on quality work. With this site, if the client is not satisfied with the work then they may pay the writer lower than the stated price.
Applying for a writer position with Prospect Solutions is pretty straightforward. You will only have to submit proof of your identity and education, and write a personal statement. Once approved, you can start bidding for orders.
This is another popular site where you can get academic writing jobs. Jobs are available most of the time and can increase to more than a hundred per day during peak season. All the writers, however, have to be level 2 in order to be allowed to pick the assignment directly. Those who are below level 2 have to bid for projects.
The more related the order is to your educational background, the higher your chances of winning the bid will be. They pay $5 per page for a general subject and higher for those that require technical knowledge.
Essayswriter.net promises regular writing jobs throughout the year, but their pay is very low. While the pay per page in other writings sites is usually $5 per page, Essaywriters.net starts with $2.5 per page.
However, one advantage of writing for the site is that, there is no need to bid for orders; you only have to be the first to claim. You are allowed to take up to three orders simultaneously provided that you can finish them by the deadline.
NOTE: All of the above sites are very strict on plagiarism. Plagiarism is never tolerated. What is plagiarism?
The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.
It is good practice to always acknowledge the source of any material one is using. Repeated plagiarism therefore will lead to account cancellation. Before venturing into a writing career new writers should know how to avoid plagiarism.
Just like any other career there are both opportunities as well as challenges.
Pros of Academic Writing
• Flexibility: The writer determines the time he or she intends to work. Unlike other businesses, you can make as much money as possible as long as you submit quality papers.
• High Pay: Most websites like the ones stated above offer competitive pay. Serious writers make hundreds of dollars through writing.
• Wide selections of topics: A writer chooses the topic of interest and works on it.
Cons of Academic Writing
• Variation of seasons: Writers barely find orders during low season.
• Deadlines: Some orders need to be completed within the shortest time possible and this may compromise quality.
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