About.com has been around for a long time and always has plenty of opportunities for freelance writers. Their writers, more like columnists, share news and commentary regarding various niches and interest groups.
Here is a sampling of the niches they’re looking to hire writers for:
- Automobiles – Including specific brands of car
- Dating and relationships
- Television Shows including Walking Dead and Downton Abbey
Currently there are dozens of niches available
. If you’re going to apply be sure you’re an expert in your chosen topic. they don’t want people who are generalists or who plan on Googling and writing. You really have to know your stuff.
From what I hear their columnists can earn $800 or more each month, and you have to do some sort of audition to show them you know how to write and know the subject matter.