About.com, a top U.S. web property, is looking for experienced online freelance writers who are credible authorities in their fields and capable of conveying information to users in a friendly, enthusiastic, and compelling way.
Those freelancers who are most successful writing for About.com are highly skilled, self-motivated, and experienced web content creators with a deep passion for their topic area and impeccable journalistic integrity. They create original and easy-to-consume articles to meet the diverse needs that arise in readers' everyday lives; are able to produce content on a regular basis on their own time; and have the entrepreneurial spirit and conviction necessary to build independently upon their expertise and authority.
What About.com Writers Say
When I started, I soon came to realize that my site growth and compensation were limited only by my own effort, creativity, and strategy. In my day job, the harder I work, the more tired I am. At About.com, the harder I work the more my site grows, the more people I reach, and the more professional contacts I make. Best of all, I get to write about a topic I love while helping thousands and thousands of prospective college students achieve their college dreams.
Writing for About.com allows me to explore my passion and connect with and help people with similar interests... I learn something new every day [and I have] the freedom to do what I love from anywhere there is an internet connection. It's given me the opportunity to be there for my children and to travel.
The best emails are the ones I receive from readers who have taken my suggestions and had truly memorable adventures as a result. About.com enables me to interact with an immense audience, to gain incredible insights from readers and to know that my work touches people's lives.
My role as an expert at About.com gives me the opportunity to share news, insights, advice, and tips about children and parenting--my favorite subject! I know firsthand how much joy (and sometimes consternation and often exhaustion) the job of being a parent can bring, and I feel truly blessed to be able to do my small part to help a parent (or caregiver or teacher or grandparent) in some way with a problem or question.