Loud Bus

Posted on January 28, 2010

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I have to admit Loud Bus pays their writers more than many of the websites out there today.  It is college-oriented content and posted articles are on subjects relative to college students and what impacts their lives.

How much does Loud Bus pay?  A whopping $25.00 per article.

I say “whopping,” because I am finding that businesses are paying writers less and less.  The average pay for jobs I’m offered nowadays is around $10 per 500+ word article.  That’s not a whole lot unless you want to work night-and-day, day-and-night and not have a life.

If you’re like me, though, you don’t put all your eggs in one basket.  Instead, you keep your best paying jobs and apply for all promising writing leads you can find.  When you get better ones, you give notice at one or more of the others.

Many of the great paying jobs I have limit me to how many articles I can submit to them per week/month.  So, I must have a multiple of jobs in my schedule to pay the bills.  Also, one company for which I work occasionally goes on hiatus, like it did in December, so I have to always be ready to find ways to fill the gap.

I have to say for all the hundreds of jobs I’ve applied for over the past 3-1/2 years, I have only been offered, maybe, 5 percent of them.  Could be more, could be fewer.  I can tell you that most of them offered me $10 or less.  Asian and Middle Eastern companies typically offered $2 per article or post; although, one company from India (near east?) offered a tier for 1st submission, corrected copy and final copy that totaled, maybe, $12.00.

But, let’s get back to the post at-hand.

Here’s how to be considered to write for Loud Bus:

  • Send a 750-word article sample to editor@loudbus.com.
  • For ideas on what Loud Bus publishes, visit their site at http://loudbus.com/home.php
  • If they are interested, you will receive an email with an agreement attached that you will be required to sign BEFORE you can work for Loud Bus.

It’s that easy.

 Their introductory writer page is at this link — http://www.loudbus.com/write4loudbus.php.

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