Writer’s Payment Structure and Process
The Content Authority currently submits all payments through PayPal. In order to be compensated for work performed, each writer must have a PayPal account set up. If you do not already have an account, please visit www.PayPal.com
as soon as you are hired as a writer in order to have this payment method in place. You must inform The Content Authority if there are ever any changes to your PayPal account to prevent any difficulties in receiving payments, by updating your PayPal email in the “my account” area.
Payments to writers are made each Monday by 8:00pm Eastern Standard Time, based on all approved articles received into the system by 12:01am on that same day, Monday. Writers must have a minimum of $25.00 approved articles to receive payment for the week. If your account is below this amount, it will carry over to the next week(s) until the minimum is met. Writers are only paid for approved and accepted articles. No payment will be made for rejected articles.
The amount a writer is paid for an article is determined by the number of words requested by the publisher and the Tier Level of the article. The following are the rates for each Tier Level:
Tier Level Rate Per Word
Tier 1 $0.007
Tier 2 $0.010
Tier 3 $0.015
Tier 4 $0.030
A writer can accept articles at his/her tier level, however, payment is based on the Tier Level the publisher has requested, not the level the writer has achieved. Writers are paid for the requested amount of words; therefore, if a writer submits more words than requested, the writer will not be compensated for the additional words. For example:
I am a Tier 2 writer and I accept a 400-word article designated by the publisher as Tier 1. I write 450 words and now I want to figure out the amount I will be paid for this article.
Simply multiply 400 by .007. This means you will be paid $2.80. The system will show the amount of compensation a writer will receive for an order based upon the word count and level of the order.
Those selecting to write rewrites are paid the following amount:
Rewrite $0.005 rate per word
Each writer is able to view his or her earnings in the report section of the “my account” area. You will be able to see articles that are approved for payment and/or pending approval. This area will show you the amount each article will be paying you along with historical information regarding your account.
The Content Authority considers each writer an Independent Contractor and as such, it is the writer’s responsibility to report all earnings to federal, state, and local tax agencies. At the end of the calendar year, you will be sent a 1099, if your earnings are greater than $600, or based on the most recent IRS Tax code requirements. Please consult a tax professional if necessary.
In order to increase your earning potential, submit the highest quality of work. If you feel you are ready to receive a review of your work, request a Tier increase.
The amount you earn per hour will vary from writer to writer. Depending on your Tier Level and the length of time spent on researching and writing, an average writer may earn $10-$25.00 per hour. The Content Authority makes no promises pertaining to this amount as it is up to each individual and his/her skill level.
All written work becomes the sole ownership of the publisher. The work you perform for The Content Authority is never to be resold by the writer. Writers do not retain the rights to the articles written.
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org