On one of my previous on the Travelista Club, I mentioned that the Australian site does pay. However, I had mentioned in the ending that there was no guarantee that you will get another opportunity to write for them. Let us put it in thoroughly, the Writers.Academy portal recommends you to purchase a domain which will cost about 20 Australian dollars or 12 USD.
Do I have to buy a domain?
So if you’re by any chance a bit business minded, you would probably take a step back as you would be investing for a website with no guarantee for getting those 40 bucks. Well, I’m one of those persons who decided to take a risk. Moreover, I wanted to have my website.
Buying a website for half the price they’re paying you?
So anyway I purchased a domain from Godaddy. The website that you’re currently is the one I’m talking about. Later after putting some content on the website and submitting my website for review, it was finally approved. So with an idea to write on a place that I lived in before, I wrote on Batam Riau, Indonesia.
This is the article which was submitted and approved for 40 dollars. → Things to do in Indonesia, Batam Riau
So I thought… and just the way everyone thinks, that that was it. I made a profit of just around 20 Australian bucks. Now it definitely doesn’t sound very attractive but here’s where things get interesting.
I wrote for Writers.Academy for the second time!
After you write for the first time, in your Writer Agency account, there is a training that is available where there is an explanation on how the blog rankings work and how you can actually get more work. Honestly, I didn’t follow up with the training much.
Instead, I became involved in writing for my own website. Now recently, about a month back, I got a message from the academy and they had changed up my blog rating to A (It was ‘C’ the last time I had seen it).
This was the message ↓
And just as the message promised, within some time, I was given another opportunity to write. I had choices to write on several products. I chose to write for StylePlus where they gave me a job to write on Riverwood Acoustics, a premium end speaker made of 300-year-old Riverwood. That was an amazing one.
This was the article I wrote on StylePlus → Riverwood Acoustics/StylePlus
That is not all!
Just a few days down the line, another job offer was given by the Academy! This time I wrote on RideAir. Fitness gear. This was by Twisted Fitness.
This is the piece that I wrote on RideAir → RideAir/Twisted-Fitness
So now this is how the ‘My Articles’ page looks like in my account.
(No, I don’t like showing the exact numbers here!)
So here’s the proof
Why I wrote this, was because I saw some websites that considered the whole Writers Agency thing a scam. One such article I read was by King of Pennies. On one hand, there are people accusing this as a scam and on the other hand, there are people(like me) who are actually benefitting from this.
So with all the links that I provided above, you have the proof before your eyes. Check it out for yourself and see.
I myself guarantee you that this is not a scam! If you really wish to write and love to write, then go for it!
But remember, you need to put efforts to actually get something out of this. It is all in your hands. If you’re really good in your work, you may just be the luckiest kid in the room… good luck to you!
A small update
A small notice to all those who already are in the era of writing promotional articles through Writers Academy: Choose the product wisely. Sometimes, the promotional articles that are mentioned are outdated.
Recently, I had chosen one and then realized that the company’s website was shut down. So for a month, I had to just wait for a response.
Before you choose a product, make a small research on Google if the company is still on and then proceed. Later, not to worry, Writers Academy apologized for the inconvenience and gave a blog type article to write for Travelista. That’s another case.
If you don’t wish to waste time waiting, then do this.
Other sites that pay…
Apart from this, if you wish to pursue freelance writing as more of a career than a hobby, a few websites that I’m familiar with might help. They are writers.work and ProBlogger. As far as I’ve had experience with writing, these two spots have helped me out a lot. So I guess they might help you too.
In case if you do go the through writers.work, you might feel hesitant with the deals, so I’ve provided a non-affiliate perspective review on it right here
If you have any questions, be my guest to ask below and expect an answer soon!