Associated Content can be a great place for freelance writers to test the water. Not only will you end up with a showcase of your work, but you will also get the general public’s opinion of your writing. This is a great way for new comers to start developing their skills. I went from a 2.5 when I first started freelance writing, to a 4.0.
You see, when you submit articles to Associated Content, people are able to rate you and your article separately on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest rating. They even allow people to add comments to the bottom of your articles, or they can contact you through your content producer page. This page highlights the author with a short bio, a picture, and a list of your articles.
The content producer page can be a valuable tool for your freelancing career. It is essentially an online portfolio. You can even subtly market yourself in your articles. This must be done in a round about way, but it is possible.
Not only does Associated Content purchase many types of articles over a broad range of subjects, but they also offer advice. Their authors receive tips on creating SEO friendly articles and how to choose desirable topics. They really work hard at educating their authors so that they know exactly what Associated Content is looking for in an article.
In fact, they also offer certain subjects that they are looking for at the moment. However, you really can choose any topic. The best topics for the site are ones that mesh well with advertising. They also desire pieces that are not time sensitive. One of the great things about this site is that they aren’t too busy to let you know why an article was rejected. All this is what makes Associated Content a great site for beginners.