I recently found out about a writing website called Article Document on a freelancing group I belong to on Facebook and decided to check it out. This post will provide information on the different assignments available on Article Document and how they pay.
What is Article Document?
Article Document is a website that allows you to write a variety of different types of articles – you’ll start out just writing blogging assignments that have to be a minimum of 300 words, however once you increase your writer level from a 5 to an 8, you’ll be able to write journalist assignments as well.
How is payment for each assignment determined?
This depends on the type of article you’re writing. Blogger articles only pay royalty income, which is determined based on the quality and popularity of the article, so promoting your writing is very important with these types of assignments. With journalist assignments however, you’re paid a fixed amount per word, per assignment. Once you’re able to accept Journalist assignments, you’re also given access to additional special earnings opportunities.
What are the other differences between Blogger and Journalist assignments?
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There are other differences between Blogger and Journalist assignments – writers who write Journalist assignments are held to a higher standard of quality, and with Journalist assignments you have the option to have a byline or stay anonymous.
Also, Journalists are assigned a writer agent – I’m not clear as to what the role of the writer agent is, but I suspect the writer agent is something like an editor. Also from what I’ve seen, blogging assignments require US English, while journalistassignments may ask for Australian or UK English to be used.
Do the editors at Article Document provide helpful feedback?
Yes. The editors that have edited the blog posts I’ve done have provided helpful feedback, which has helped me get better article ratings – because of this I’m now a level 8 writer, so I can start accepting journalist assignments.
What kind of topics are available?
Article Document has assignments on a variety of different topics – everything from education to health, reviews of different websites, business, and so on. The first assignment I accepted was about career opportunities for moms, and I just finished an article about career building opportunities for students. There is something for just about every interest.
What are the deadlines like?
The deadlines vary from very generous to very tight, so when you select an article, be sure you’ll be able to submit it by the deadline, because writers who submit articles late are locked out of their account for 48 hours.
What other features does Article Document have that make it unique?
You can track your earnings, and you also have access to a log of your completed assignments – the log includes a link to your article so you can share it with others, and you’re also provided a link to your editor’s feedback on each article, so you can use the information to make your next article even better.
There’s also a resources section that contains information such as how articles are rated, and also links to writing and grammar tools, and frequently asked questions for both bloggers and journalists.
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What else should I know about Article Document?
When you accept an assignment, make sure you complete it, because you don’t have the option to return assignments once you’ve accepted them, and you’ll be blocked from accepting assignments for 48 hours if you submit an assignment late.
How do I get started?
Just go here and click the “Apply Now” button – once you’ve provided the information asked for and set up your account, you’ll be granted a writer level of 5 and you’ll be able to start writing blogging articles. Good luck!
Since I wrote my original article, Article Document has made a lot of changes to their website. They now offer three different types of assignments: industry qualification assignments, ghost writing assignments, and simple social share assignments.
In addition, they’ve added the ability to add your social media accounts to their site. This allows you to increase your social influence, which affects the assignments you’re offered. The following paragraphs will provide a little more information on the different types of assignments.
Industry Qualification Assignments
These assignments allow you to qualify as an expert in different industries. These include arts and humanities, B2B, Career, Education, and Entertainment, among many others.
You qualify for these different assignments by choosing the area you have experience in, then writing an article on that area. Once you’ve qualified in this area, you’ll be able to receive ghostwriter assignments.
With ghost writer assignments, you can write anonymously, and you’re paid a fixed rate per article of anywhere from 3 cents per word to 10 cents per word. You’re offered these assignments based on how many words you can write per day – you put this in under your availability.
Simple Social Share Assignments:
With Simple Social Share assignments, you receive emails about opportunities to monetize your social media networks and brand value. These opportunities are sent to you based on your experience in different industries, and your interests, so it’s important to keep these updated.
You can choose which opportunities you want to share, and you’ll get paid for sharing things like coupons, announcements, and pieces of content. You need to have a minimum Brand value of at least 500 to receive these assignments however, so it’s important that you connect all your social networks and share content as often as you can.
You can also increase your reach by connecting your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles. In addition, Article Document has also added Brand Value, Brand Reach, and Brand Power scores. Brand Reach is a weighted calculation of your social media connections, brand power is a weighted calculation of your social media influence and interaction (in other words, how much you participate in discussions), and Brand Value is the combination of the two scores – if your brand value is high, you have a better chance of receiving assignments.
Article Document will provide suggestions on how to improve your brand value – you may need to add your social networks, or share more valuable content.
Though I haven’t written any articles with Article Document since they made these changes, I’m confident that they will help me make more money on this website. If you’ve written articles on Article Document since they made the changes, I’d love to hear your experiences – please feel free to comment below.