LoudBus

I have to admit Loud Bus pays their writers more than many of the websites out there today.  It was college-oriented content and posted articles are on subjects relative to college students and what impacts their lives, but it may have changed. I noticed none of their links work, except the one that takes you to a page that mentions their relaunch at this link – http://www.loudbus.com/.

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

I say “whopping,” because 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 much 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, 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 several years, I have only been offered, maybe, 5 percent of them.  Could be more, not sure.  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 Loud Bus.

See below to see how to be considered to write for Loud Bus. Keep in mind this may have changed, so email them before going to all the trouble of completing a sample.

  • Submit an initial email to Loud Bus at editor@loudbus.com.
  • If they are still hiring, they require you to submit a 750-word article sample.
  • If they are interested, they send you an email with an agreement attached that they require you to sign BEFORE you can work for Loud Bus.
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