4345495_ar8qtiqwcznacs3ghuzzb4opumgbb0nb.mediumToday’s discussion is going to revolve around two topics. The first is how to make sure that the company you work for is legitimate. The second is how you can submit a writing sample without spending too much time doing so.

Starting with the first topic, when you are looking for legitimate work from home jobs and you come across a company or website that offers you potential work that you are interested in, try to find out as much as you can about the company before you apply. Read their terms of service and conditions. Check out popular forums online for more information about the company. Stay away from websites that charge a membership fee for access to legitimate work at home jobs. There are so many free resources available on the Internet for you to find legitimate work at home. Make sure that they can provide you with the necessary contact information such as an email address, telephone number, official website, etc. If you are in doubt, check the Better Business Bureau to get a detailed report on the company. If you have a friend or know of someone who works for the company, ask them about their experience and if they have received payment. Of course, there are other things that you can do, if you are in doubt. My advice would be to use whatever method you feel most comfortable with.

Many companies are asking new writers to take a test or submit a writing sample before assignments are given. This is to determine your writing skills and where you will fit in with the company. Make sure that you read all the instructions given before you submit your writing sample. This will avoid having to resubmit your writing sample. Make sure that you do research for the subject that you will be writing on, if it is allowed. Try to stay on the subject and not deviate too much. Do not use to many elaborate words. If you over think your writing sample, you may spend too much time on it and get discouraged. Keep it simple. The most important thing to remember is not to stress about your writing sample. This is your time to shine. Be yourself and you will do fine.

Next Wave @ Home

This company is seeking writers to work from home part time writing on various legislative topics.  Pays $13 per hour. 


This website is in need of articles on issues related to men between the ages of 18-45. They welcome both men and women to submit articles on a variety of topics from fashion, to dating, sports, health and other insightful and practical articles. They pay $50 per article.



Good Old Boat

They publish articles on ownership, maintenance refits, restoration of good old boats, boat products, services, as well as the history of sailing. They will pay $700 for boat reviews. For original technical articles of approximately 3,000- 5,000 words the pay is $700. For book reviews, the pay is $50. Cover photos are paid $100. For short pieces and more the pay is $100-$300.





Everything Mom

Need articles between 300-600 words long on anything related to mothers. They pay $25 at their entry level pay and more for their experienced writers. Payment is on the 1st and 15th of the month.

Rural Heritage

They accept poetry, cartoons, fillers, how-to articles, on draft animals, farming, ranching, horse-drawn equipment, etc. Read more details online.


Dallas restaurants.com

Looking for new writers to review restaurants and submit their articles online. You will be required to select and visit restaurants from their list. They pay $5-$40 per article. For a standard restaurant assignment the pay is up to $50. For a featured restaurant assignment the pay is $50-$100. For a premium restaurant assignment the pay is from $100-$200.

Portland restaurants.com

Same description as the Dallas restaurant.com. The pay rate is also the same. Apply online.

San Francisco restaurants.com

Also the same job description as Dallas and Portland restaurants.com The pay for these articles and assignments are also the same. Apply online.



This website relays information about the skydiving industry. They need writers to submit articles on safety, training, gear, and other information articles related to this topic. They pay $50-$100 per article.

The master cleanse.org

They accept writers to submit articles on a variety of topics. They have a tier level pay rate scale for writers that starts at tier 1 up to tier 3. Read more details and apply online.


one step review

This company is looking for review writers. They accept writers from the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Compensation is in the form of paypal or Amazon gift cards.

Simple Talk

They allow writers to submit articles on a variety of topics of interest. The topics may be chosen. This is a paid writing gig.

Genealogy Today

Needs writers for their weekly publications. They pay monthly based on the number of items published. Apply online.


This company is looking for poetry, writers, storyboard writers, freelancers, artists, animators and cartoonists. Forward your resume, salary requirements, etc. to employment@eCardia.com or you can click on the link above to go to the company’s website for more details.


This company will pay for feature articles. The pay is based on the quality of the article. Please contact them in advance to discuss rates.


They are looking for freelance writers to write articles for them. Project rates and fees negotiated on a as needed basis. Inquire online.


Active Server Corner

They are looking for freelance writers to write articles from a technology side. They are also interested in writers that have knowledge of web development. They need opinions, reviews, tips, etc. The pay is from $10-$40 for how to’s.

Content Corp.

They need writers on a variety of topics. Send them your writing samples. You can also apply for this job online.

Downeast Dog News

They will pay for articles written by freelance writers. Read more details by visiting their website online.

Landscaping ideas online

Hiring those who love landscaping and would like to write on this subject. Articles submitted to them will be used on their website. They need content writers, photographers, and sales associates. Apply online.

Sasee Magazine

This is a company about women for women. They welcome submissions from freelance writers about women that are filled with humor, satire, personal experience, and features. Payment for submissions varies. Read more details online.


Send in your best work to this magazine company. They accept content from new writers. Submissions start on Oct. 1. They pay $25-$50 for poetry. For fiction and non-fiction the pay is from $50-$500.


Electric Literature

They accept only fiction from writers. Compensation for each story is $1,000.


They welcome submissions from writers as well as photographers. Ruralite readers ar predominantly rural and small-town residents who are interested in stories about people and issues that affect their Northwest lifestyles. The cornerstone of Ruralite’s content is its colorful people features. Other mainstays include human interest and energy-related articles, as well as a limited number of Northwest travel, outdoor and unique history features.


This is a DIY design community on home improvement and interior design. They welcome tutorials and other kinds of content from writers on this topic. They pay through paypal or moneybookers on the first week of every month. Apply online.


They are looking for freelance writers on a variety of topics to submit content online. They need articles that have in between 500-1000 words. Apply online.

American Ceramic Society

They are looking for writers that will author feature pieces for their monthly membership magazine, the Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society. They are also looking for writers to provide shorts/posts for their magazine and blog, Ceramic Tech Weekly. They will pay $25 for blog posts. For stories that contain at least 1,000 words the pay is $350. Stories that have around 5,000 words will be paid $950. Read more details online.