A Paid Blogging Job – Writing Quips and Tips Articles


Hop on – the “Quips and Tips” train is gaining steam! This paid blogging job involves writing articles for one (or all) of my four “Quips and Tips” blogs. Topics vary widely, from planning parties to getting pregnant to writing character descriptions to planting square foot gardens.

I pay per blog post in US dollars, via PayPal, on the second or third day of every month. You’re free to write for all four blogs, or just one or two. Your one or two line bio will appear at the end of every article you write, with links back to your blog, website, book, Twitter, Facebook, or wherever you’d like.

As the conductor of this choo choo, I do have a few guidelines…

Want to Write “Quips and Tips” Articles?

Benefits:

  • Online exposure
  • Web writing experience
  • Links to your website or blog
  • Money! I pay per blog post, via PayPal
  • Work as much or as little you want – this is an ongoing gig

If you’re hesitant to write online or start your own blog, this is a great way to learn. It’s also a good source of writing experience!

Your Qualifications:

  • Ability to write grammatically correct, helpful, reader-friendly articles
  • WordPress experience (you’ll upload your post to WordPress)
  • Some familiarity with Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Ability to stick with the “Quips and Tips” guidelines

“Quips and Tips” Blogger Guidelines

Every Quips and Tips article features:

  • At least 4 tips for doing something, accomplishing a goal, or solving a problem.
  • A related book (or sometimes a product) on Amazon, for readers to get more information. (This, I will provide after you write and upload the post. I’m happy to feature your suggested book or product – especially if you wrote the book! – but it needs to be directly related to the topic and uploaded from Amazon by me).
  • A related quip or quotation.

All articles are 400-800 words long.

Types of “Quips and Tips” Blogs and Articles

Each blog has its own niche…

Quips and Tips for Successful Writers is all about writing, editing, getting published — and blogging! Here, I combine quips from famous published writers with practical writing tips. I’ve written about everything from how to grab your reader by the throat to reasons book manuscripts are rejected. I welcome any tips-related topic about writing.



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Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals covers everything from overcoming career obstacles to saving money with grocery store coupons to beating traffic tickets. Articles range from 5 Fun Workout Routines and Exercises for Love Handles to 10 First Date Conversation Starters. This site helps readers achieve their personal, professional, and financial goals.

Quips and Tips for Money and Love blends two of my favorite topics: love and money. On that site, I weave finances with relationships — all articles contain practical money and love tips for couples. Popular articles include Financial Infidelity – 5 Steps to Fixing the #1 Relationship Wrecker and 10 Reasons Relationships Fail.

And finally, I started Quips and Tips for Couples Coping With Infertility because my husband and I are riding the infertility roller coaster. Infertility is a drag, but it certainly doesn’t have to destroy our dreams or crush our spirits! Articles on that site range from 5 Foods That Increase Sperm Count, Production, and Motility to 8 Natural Ways to Regulate Your Period.

Note that not all articles or titles need to contain the word “tips”!

Articles must be specific, relevant, and contain tips that haven’t been published a gazillion times. Here’s an example of what I don’t want: “Two tips for improving your writing skills are 1) read voraciously; and 2) write every day.” Though true, those tips are too general and overdone. Instead, write an article about improving your writing skills when you’re coping with a chronic illness or have lost the use of your right arm. Be specific.

Another example of a general, overdone topic: “Two tips for losing weight are 1) eat more fruit and veggies; and 2) exercise every day.” No more!!! Instead, write an article about losing weight for diabetics, or losing weight for 12 year olds.

Also — I’ve been hiring bloggers for Quips and Tips From the Working World since December, and it’s been a fabulous ride! That blogging job requires less writing and more editing, and is fascinating. Read Want a Blogging Job? Quips and Tips is Hiring Bloggers for info.

If you’re interested in learning more (such as payment per post), please comment below and I’ll email you.

September 2012 Update: I’m no longer hiring writers for these blogs, but welcome guest posts. 

 






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69 thoughts on “A Paid Blogging Job – Writing Quips and Tips Articles

  • Laurie

    Thanks for your offer, Ashley, it sounds like you’d have alot to say about many different aspects of life! But I’m not taking guest posts at this point. If things change, I’ll definitely be in touch.

    All good things,
    Laurie

  • Ashley

    Hi Laurie!

    Are you taking guest posts again? I’m a writer/blogger mama of three who’s married to a lovely African man. I have A LOT to say about family, and multicultural relationships, but my real passion is in talking about making the most of hardships and changing ourselves for the better. Whether it’s evaluating what we contribute to a relationship, or it’s looking at simple things we can do to boost our quality of life, I love pondering it all. I’d love to write and share with the blog if the chance is there.

  • Laurie

    Hello bhavay,

    Thanks for your offer to write blog posts, but I’m not accepting guest writers.

    Best of luck in your entrance exams!

    Sincerely,
    Laurie

  • bhavay

    I read one of your blogs which encourages writers and I am really impressed by the articles. If possible I would really love to write for your blog. Although I don’t have much of an experience in writing blogs but I am sure I can do a good job on this. I am really inclined to do some writing job while prepare for my post graduate entrance exams. Currently I am a graduate in business economics.

  • Daniel Johnson

    I would love to write articles online as a supplemental income while i’m in school. I would appreciate any info on how to get startedyou may have. Thank you very much!
    Daniel

  • Ryan

    I would love to obtain the information that you mentioned here in your article. If you would be kind enough to point me in the right direction on where to start on getting paid to write articles online, I would be greatly appreciative. Thanks!

  • Kim Miller

    Hi,

    I’ve been writing articles online and blogging since 1998. I’ve just spent two days reading YOUR blog. What awesome tips you provide. I’d love to write something for your “Goals” blog. Could you send me more info on that? Thanks!

  • Chelsea Parrott

    Hi Laurie. My name is Chelsea Parrott. I am super interested in your opportunity. I love writing and love giving advice. I would really love to know more. Look forward to hearing from you.

    Chelsea

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen Post author

    Hi Zara,

    I’m no longer hiring writers for Quips and Tips, but if you’d like to write a guest post, let me know!

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen Post author

    I’m sorry – I’m not hiring people to write for Quips and Tips anymore. It was a great experience – lots of valuable lessons for me, as I got to put my “editor’s hat” on – but it didn’t work out.

    Here’s why:

    Why I Stopped Hiring Bloggers to Write for Quips and Tips

    Thanks for your interest, though…I really appreciate it!

    What I REALLY need is someone to manage my writers. A managing editor. I can’t afford to hire someone to do that, but that would be ideal.

    Blessings,
    Laurie

  • Carol

    Hi Laurie

    I am very much interested in writing for your blog. I’m always writing something but I’m new to, and excited about, the idea of actually being published. I am a stay at home mom, part-time freelance photographer and full time caregiver to my son’s 84 year old grandfather. There are a lot of self-help stories to tell in this area alone. I would greatly appreciate if you would email me with more info, especially your writing and posting guidelines and pay structure.

    Thank you and I look forward to your reply

  • Jeanne Lorena

    hi Laurie,

    I am a newbie but very interested to write on varied topics. I am a single stay at home mom and would love to share to the world the struglles and challenges of being one, as well as so many inspirations ive picked along the way. if i my articles is published and get paid that would be a bonus. i would love to hear from you the soonest.

    Sincerely,

    Jeanne

  • Laura

    I would love to get more information on writing for you. I’m a Creative Writing student and I would love the real world experience.

  • Valeria

    Hi Laurie,
    I am interested in being involved with you and your blog and how your pay for posts work. I have a few websites that could use more traffic and that can provide content to your site and would love to share my posts with you readers. Please contact me with details. Thank you!

  • Michelle

    Hi Laurie,

    I have a wide range of experience writing for the web and print publications. Seeing your ad started the idea mill churning and I would like to write posts for your blogs.

    Please provide more details. Thank you.

  • Clara

    Hi Laurie!

    I’ve been writing a motivational & personal development blog for 3 about years now. I’m interested in a couple of your Quips & Tips (great ideas!) please email with further info?

    Thanks,
    Clara.

  • Kate

    As a newbie online freelancer, this idea sounds great, and is a win-win proposition for both the writer and the blog owner. Please email me the details. Thanks!

  • Ashly

    I’m interested in this writing job, and I have extensive experience with web content writing. Email me if you’re still looking for more writers.

  • Walter

    Hello,

    I’ve been a professional freelance writer for the last 15 years and am always looking for interesting new opportunities. I feel that I’d be able to write for several of your sites. If you interested, please feel free to contact me directly about your needs and, of course, your rates.

    Thanks!

  • Javeria Ameen

    Hi
    My name is Javeria Ameen. I read your ad and i am interested in writing for you on daily basis. I am a telecom engineering student. I have worked with SEO. A few months ago i use to work with a freelance article writing company and they use to give me articles to spin them through their spinning software and later i use to proofread them. I can write articles on daily basis and in this way i will improve more. I hope i will get a positive reply from you. Thank you.

  • Ali

    Hi Laurie

    I’m definitely interested in writing a few articles. Please could you send me more info about what sort of quantity/commitment you’re looking for and, of course, rates of pay.

    Thanks

    Ali

  • Andrea Pring

    Hi Laurie,

    I’ve written several long-running blogs and work with a team of writers on various writing-related blogs. I’d like to find out more.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Andrea

  • Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller

    Laurie,
    This sounds like something I would enjoy doing. I have been writing my blog since 1997 and write for such blogs as Catholic Media Review and MamaZina. You can check out my blog above for my writing style.
    Elizabeth

  • Suzan L. Wiener

    Hi, Laurie,

    I’ve had numerous articles, quips and tips on writing, etc. for many years and in major publicatons such as Mature Years, Mature Living, Reader’s Digest, etc. I’m very interested in writing for you. Woud you send me your information. I’d really appreciate it.Many thanks.

    Warmly, Suzan

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Thanks for your interest in this blogging job! I’ve emailed you all more information, and hope you hope on the Quips and Tips train 🙂

  • Padma narayanaswamy

    I am a script writer but I personally feel i can write plety of interesting stuff in your blogs.

    My journey as a script writer is quite an interesting story by itself.

    I am myself interested in writing blogs so if yu hire me i can learn firsthand

    I am looking forward to hear from yu
    my e-mail is padnar1404@gmail.com

  • Kevin

    Published novelist/reporter (you know me as Splendad from absolutewrite.com) can do a couple of these articles per week on varying topics; feel free to see my blog for my style. Obviously, your article requirements vary from that style which is no problem; I fully understand what you’re looking for.

    Best of luck, regardless!

    Kev

  • Susan L. Hamilton

    Hi Laurie,

    In light of all the Google shake-up of the internet, hope you’re faring well. I saw your post on Suite101.com writer forums today. I’ve been a writer at Suite for 2 years, mostly as the feature writer for NW U.S./Alaska travel. I am also an editor, and I’m interested in any current editing or writing jobs you have. Please contact me via email if you need my services.
    Susan H.

  • Julie

    Laurie, I saw your ad on Suite 101 – if you are still looking to hire, can you provide more informatyion – the rate for bloggers and editors! Thanks!

  • Angie Rayfield

    Hey, Laurie –

    First, congratulations! It’s a good thing to need to make this move. 🙂 Let me join the clamoring crowd here. I’d love to know more.

    Thanks,
    Angie

  • ANI SAMBATH

    I’M AN AYURVEDA DOCTOR AND WELLNESS CONSULTANT, OFTEN WRITES ARTICLES IN LEADING MAGAZINES.I LIKE TO ABOUT THWE PAYMENT STRUCTURE ,IF I WRITE MEDICAL ARTICLES IN YOUR BLOG

  • Ashley

    Laurie,

    I would love to hear more about this opportunity. I’m in the midst of trying to begin a freelance career online. I don’t yet have an online presence that I’m proud to link to, but this offer of exposure, and paid no less, is very intriguing.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon. I know this article is a few days old so if I don’t hear from you, you might hear from me when I’m more prepared to offer ideas for the blog(s).

    Ashley

  • Ken Sleight

    Hi Laurie,

    Since the littel Google shake-up a couple of days ago I am looking to get my eggs into a few different baskets. I’ve followed you’re blog(s) and work on suite101. In fact…I found this post in the forums over there.

    I’d love to see a bit more about your rates and posting requirements – like I said, it’s time to diversify (and I’m just not ready to commit to my own blog as of yet – yep I’m a scaredy cat)…..

    Looking forward to hearing from you,

    Ken Sleight

  • Sue Bergin

    Hi Laurie –

    My head is spinning with ideas for Quips and Tips blog posts. I did not receive your e-mail outreach, so wanted to provide you with my e-mail again in case something got lost in translation. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    All the best,

    Sue

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen Post author

    Thanks for your interest — I’ve emailed everyone. If you haven’t received an email from me, let me know here or via my email addy (lauriekienlen at yahoo.ca ).

    Merle was the first to write and post at Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals! Here’s her article:

    When I Say “No” I Feel Guilty – 6 Tips for Standing Up for Yourself

    Happy writing,
    Laurie

  • Heiddi Zalamar

    Hello Laurie,

    I’ve been following Quips and Tips for a couple of years now and have enjoyed it so much. I’ve included my online portfolio for you to review at your convenience. I’d love to write for all the blogs as I’ve experience as a writer and therapist. I look forward to hear from you.

    Best,

    Heiddi
    Zalamar

  • Cindy Kerschner

    Hi Laurie,
    I’d love to learn more about writing articles for your blogs. I’ve written SEO for brigit.com which was a angel company abstracting magazine articles. I’m familiar with WordPress and freelanced for several magazines and blogs.
    I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thanks,
    Cindy

  • Sue Bergin

    Hello Laurie,

    I am very interested in writing Quips and Tips about Money and Love and Achieving Your Goals. I’m looking forward to learning more about the opportunity.

  • Vidya Sury

    Am a big fan of “Quips and Tips” and would love to join the “choo choo”. Do email details. Excited and waiting to hear from you!

  • MicheleRenee

    Hello Laurie,
    Been actively blogging, lifelong aspiring writer with prior experience. Interested and looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks!

  • Hope

    Hi,

    I get your blog in my email and it’s always filled with helpful tips. I’m also interested in the blogging job. Do we need to pitch you ideas before you accept? Or even write out the complete post and submit to you? Also, is the work priced per word or per post?

    Thanks, Hope

  • Prerna

    Hi Laurie,

    I’d love to write Quips and Tips, considering how much I enjoy reading them.. Please email me with more details. I’d be interested in contributing to at least 2 of your blogs, depending upon frequency of posts. Look forward to hearing from you.

  • Laura Finger

    Laurie, I’d love to write for the blog as well. I’ve just started blogging, and I love writing about health, fitness and self development. Do you expect the same post frequency for each blog, or do they all have different requirements?

  • demicha

    Hi Laurie…I’m interested and would love more details: frequecy of post, pay per post, etc. I just started my own freelance media/web design company, so this perfect. I’ve been blogging for a while, however, writing for someone else is always a fun challenge.I look forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks!

  • Jennie

    Hi Laurie! I am definitely interested in this…I’m just now dipping my toe into the freelance writing world, but I’ve been blogging for years and years now. I’d like more details, when you get a chance!