Friday, September 28, 2007

Freelancing: $5 to write 60 words with Brijit

So here's a new place to make a little money and to learn the fine art of abstracting: http://www.brijit.com

Brijit is a catch-all for online news, and they hire writers to write 60-100 word abstracts of various articles (from New Yorker, The American Prospect, Business Week, etc.). When you log in to their system you find a queue of works (so far anywhere from 70 to 150 assignments available at any given time). 3 writers can "claim" a job: only ONE will be selected and paid, so be warned.

I've written 4 abstracts. All 4 have been selected for payment. Editors do edit your work. PayPal comes at the end of the month.

It's worth a try. I chose articles that I would enjoy reading anyhow, so the pay is a nice bonus.

There is no limit to the number you can write, but you can only claim one abstract at a time, and you have strict deadlines.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You should post some contact information in case someone who has stalked you here actually needs a freelancer in a hurry.

Babbleramamel said...

LOL that's why I *don't* post personal information :)

JeremyB said...

Jeremy from Brijit here.

Thought you'd be interested to know that we're now paying $8 per abstract for source material that's audio or video.

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