All kidding aside, LolWot may very well be the solution to remove a huge degree of uncertainty in your freelance writing career.
Uncertainty in terms of work and income is one of the biggest issues freelancers face. That is why we’ve talked about topics like getting new gigs even if you already have existing clients.
That’s where LolWot comes in handy.
LolWot is a promising new platform for freelance writers of all sorts. Now, you may be shaking your head thinking that it’s “just another of those content mills that pays pennies”.
Not exactly. Nor do you have to rely on page views and ads to make money.
More than adding a new stream of income, the platform can also serve as your online portfolio.
Let’s see how it works, shall we?
The How and the Why
Getting started is simple. You only have to visit the LolWot page and sign in with Facebook. You don’t have to worry about the service publishing posts on your Facebook wall without your knowledge, though.
But why should you even consider joining LolWot? Because it really does have interesting terms for freelance writers.
- Registration is free. You know how much we advise against paying to join a network so you can earn!
- There is no minimum work required, neither is there a maximum limit. You can write for LolWot when you want to. You can work for other clients when you want to.
- You can choose your own topics to write about – no forced writing here!
- They pay via PayPal and have a reputation for paying on time (every Monday).
A Closer Look at LolWot
To give you a better idea on how you can benefit from the LolWot writing platform, allow us to show you its inner workings.
Sign in page and dashboard
As you can see, you only have to click one button to get started. You’ll then have to authorize your account.
Once you’ve done this, you’ll be redirected to your dashboard.
From your dashboard, you can immediately start choosing jobs.
There are three kinds of jobs you can pick from:
List – pays $2 per item
You can choose what topic you like, craft a catchy title, write an introduction that will hook readers, and add list items one by one. You can even add an image for each item to make your article looks great.
The interface has been designed to make it easy for writers to enter information so you don’t have to worry about formatting.
Video – pays $5
Writing a video article is even easier. Just enter the YouTube URL and then write the title and description. You can’t just write about any video, though. LolWot’s guidelines require videos to:
- be shocking
- wow readers
- have the potential to go viral.
News – pays $5
Have you stumbled upon breaking news that you know will absolutely spread like wildfire? If so, this is the job for you. The key here is that you choose a topic that is fresh and that appeals to the general population. Niche topics won’t cut it.
Making sure you get paid
LolWot does pay, but you have to ensure that your articles get approved first. While this may raise red flags with those of you who have had bad experiences with this kind of system, you don’t really have to worry.
The platform wants quality articles, so they give their writers everything they need to ensure approval. If you look at the screenshots above again, you’ll notice that there is a notification block that reminds you to follow their Guidelines.
Their Guidelines page is comprehensive, providing tips on how to write for each type of job. It also gives examples, so you know exactly what the LolWot writing platform wants.
If you follow the Guidelines, then your articles get approved, and you’ll get paid.
LolWot can be an excellent source of income, just like your bread and butter client. We know that some of you may have higher rates, but if you think about it, you are not strictly bound by word count and deadlines with LolWot. More so, you have control over how much you earn for list posts.
Even if you have lots of clients, having LolWot as a regular option gives you a sense of certainty that you will always have work when you need it.
Why not give it a try, and sign up now?
Let us know how this works out for you!
Angie Nelson says
I’d love to know more about this site as I don’t see any other reviews on the web and most of the links on the site aren’t working. And I don’t see any social media profiles.
Do you know how long the site has been up or who is behind it? How long have you been writing for them?
K. Landon says
Minimum for payment is $100. No contact information. Giving this one a pass.
Jason Moore says
I’ve been working for the CMS side of http://www.lolwot.com for a week now and it’s been great. I’ve received this weeks payment on Monday like they promised. They could do some more clarity on the homepage though they are a new site that launched in the CMS field give them a break will you!
This is my second week writing for lolwot, I made 100 dollars last week and was paid promptly on Monday morning via paypal. So far so good. let see if it continues this way!
Noemi Tasarra-Twigg says
Seems like a fairly decent system to me Landon, $2 per list item, easily earning yourself up to or over $40 an hour.. Might have a look into this site
T. Sadira says
Checked out LOLWOT a week or so ago… big let down. They don’t tell you about their seriously low prices till you’ve spent some time. Even at $2 per 200 words, or $5 per 500 words, which is typically too short to be effective, that’s 1 penny per word. Waste of time. Freelancers are better off spending their time finding better paying gigs or taking their chances with a better paying site like listverse.com
After reading this I’m left shaking my head thinking “just another of those content mills that pays pennies”.
I have a feeling Lolwot is shady. I was curious about the site, but you cannot view any of the requirements before you submit your resume. I’ve been blogging online for six years and I spent three as the editorial manager of a well-respected entertainment website, but my resume was rejected within an hour. It all seems very under the table, and the lack disclosure 8s disturbing.
At $2 per list article, I can’t imagine any serious writer taking it up, regardless of location. I’m based out of India. It boils down to how much you value your writing.
Noemi Tasarra-Twigg says
It’s $2 per item in the list, so it can add up to a nice sum.