7 websites that offer writing jobs to freelance journalists and bloggers

  Do you want to make money writing as a freelancer?  Listed below are some of finance websites, blogs and online magazine that publish articles about saving, earning, and growing money. What you a…

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7 websites that offer writing jobs to freelance journalists and bloggers

  Do you want to make money writing as a freelancer?  Listed below are some of finance websites, blogs and online magazine that publish articles about saving, earning, and growing money. What you are required to do before you make your submission, first of all go to Google search, then type the name of the website, I have put in black bold, that will lead you to the blog, or magazine website, read submission guidelines, get to know what type of genre they want, and the length of the pieces they publish, the method of submission, this is so because most of them have an online submission form, and others through email to the editor, and you hardly get one that seeks submission by mail.

 The Penny Hoarder

The pen Hoarder currently seeks freelancers, full-time writers, and editors. If you have what it takes, to serve as a freelancers, a copy writer or an editor, go their website for jobs requirements details, and drop your curriculum vitae and a cover letter. They publish articles about earning, saving, and investments. They are looking for posts about anything weird or crazy to make extra penny. In case your job application didn’t succeed, they can use your article, and they pay $75 for a 700-900 word article.  For more information go to their website, and go through their submission guidelines, you might fall in love with them; they have over 23 million readers in a month.

The Motley Fool

It was founded in 1993 by brothers David and Tom Gardner. They help investors make the most of their money, and offer financial advice investors need. They are looking for articles that are more thoughtful, well written, and sound, and they pay $100 per a piece published.

If you wish to publish a multiple posts, then you are lucky to work The Motley Fool, because they will offer you a long-term writing contract. You can simply go to their website, read submission guides and lastly click on personal Finance Writer, and then from there you are close to contract.

 The Dollar Stretcher

The dollar stretcher gives professional advice on saving money. Articles they publish the range from penny-wise spending ideas to professional advice. Their pay is $0.10 per word that means $50 for a 500-word article,  for pieces published in their monthly print publication.

They are open to guest posts, but only under certain conditions. Payment for your work is made two weeks after acceptance. It made through address you provide, by check or via PayPal account in US$. For more on how to submit your article, go through their submission guidelines.

 Doctor of Credit

They accept and publish guest posts on everything that talks about credit. They prefer pitches on any finance topics for example, sign-up bonuses or money-making opportunities.  They offer a pay of $50 for accepted and used guest posts. They can really cure your disease of credit. How to submit your guest post? Go to their website and click on submission link.

Money Pantry wants

The title is written as one word, MoneyPanttryWants. It is for freelance writers with unusual and interesting story to tell. It is also practical ideas for earning, saving, and investing money.  Their payment range from $30 to $150 for articles published online, but they don’t have a clear border, which articles they pay $30, and which one they pay $150 on their submission guidelines.

They aim at receiving articles of no less 700 words, but generally like longer pieces of 1000 words to 2000 words range. They understand there are stories that can be told in fewer words though.

Use Introduction and Summary so make sure you start your post with an introduction in few sentences, and end it with what they call a takeaway or final words. That is to end your story with a summary. They like a friendly style.

 Entelligent

It is a website for investors who are interested in energy trading that is the U.S. energy industry, environmental, social, and government investing. They publish articles from financial analysts, climate scientists and business journalists.  They seek a detailed and well-developed pitch. That includes an overall message. This thesis statement explains how it relates to current corporate news and analysis. Their pay is $180 per post. They receive inquiries through email. For more learn from their submission guidelines.

WorkOnlineBlog

This online blog pays $50 to freelance writers, contractors, bloggers, or business owners. The send payment to you via PayPal from Gadgitech, if they use your piece.Their focus is mostly on client-contractor relationship.  It is oppose to SEOs and affiliate marketing. They accept features articles of about 1500 to 3000 words. WorkOnlineBlog.com is owned, and backed by Gadgitech Ltd which is an established UK company. Gadgitech Ltd owns and runs other sites like, StrongWhispers.com, BrowserLeakage.com, and FastPicSizes.com. For more read their submission guidelines.

Solar energy is the way to go for Kenya

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To reduce air pollution by almost 50 percent, it will be of great importance if  solar energy and Use of green electricity produced by low-or even zero-pollution facilities is maximized.  Solar energy light is cheaper, affordable and environmental friendly.

Solar energy is a rapidly growing way to generate electricity.  It is estimated by the International Energy Agency that solar energy will produce nearly a quarter of the world’s total energy use by 2050.

Kenya for example seventy-five percent of Kenya is arid and semi-arid.  It means Kenya has larger areas with potential in tapping solar energy.

Solar energy is a resource that is not only sustainable for energy consumption but it is indefinitely renewable.

Solar power can be used to generate electricity.  It is also used in relatively simple technology to heat water solar water heaters.  For many years, it has been used to pump tap water in northern Kenya.

Suppose electric automobile lines are made to connect our towns, cities, states and countries. Just imagine having electric vehicle. One is able to travel to the office and back home and pays electrical usage bills than fuel. The electric vehicle does not use fuel but it use solar charge battery.

Suppose everyone coming from up country for example to the city travels on electric train, electric car.  Air Pollution on the face of the earth will reduce by a good percentage.

We have to begin conserving energy right from our home by turning off appliances and lights when you leave the room and when we do not need energy.  We can recycle papers, plastics bag, glass bottles, cardboard, and aluminum cans.

When we recycle energy, we conserve it and reduce production of emissions that contaminate air.

Taking care and Keeping woodstoves and fireplaces.  Planting of deciduous trees around homes is important.

This provides shade in the hot seasons but to allow light in during rainy season.  Use green electricity produced by low-or even zero-pollution facilities and connect outdoor lights to a timer or use solar lighting.

“In 90 minutes, enough sunlight strikes the earth to provide the entire planet’s energy needs for one year. While solar energy is abundant, it represents a tiny fraction of the world’s current energy mix. But this is changing rapidly and is being driven by global action to improve energy access and supply security and to mitigate climate change”. Says International energy report (2014)

Acid rain formed in the air destroys fish life in lakes and streams. Excessive ultraviolet radiations, coming from the sun through the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere, which is eroded by some air pollutants, may cause skin cancer in human.  This happen because of accumulated impurities in the atmosphere, which has increased global warming.

Ozone layer in the lower atmosphere may damage lung tissues of animals inhaling in air with impurities. Reducing or minimizing air pollution will reduce expense of treating respiratory diseases, save lives of living organism.

Effects Air Pollution is greater compared to other type with only 28.1 per cents of it as oxygen. The same 28.1 per cent is being contaminated on daily basis posing dangers to the lives on the earth.

Acid rain can kill trees, destroy the leaves of plants, can infiltrate soil by making it unsuitable for purposes of nutrition and habitation.  Ozone holes in the upper atmosphere can allow excessive ultraviolet radiation from the sun to enter the Earth causing damage to plants.

Ozone in the lower atmosphere can prevent plant respiration by blocking stomata openings in leaves and negatively affecting plants’ photosynthesis rates, which will stunt plant growth.

It will help significantly reducing air pollution if we change to maximum use to solar energy than combustion fuel.

There is need to understand Pollution Agents we are to make a change in the already contaminated air. This refers to pollution agents as the chemicals, which are released into the environment as part of the waste products generated from production and consumption activities.

Pollution agents are the “operators” which make pollution “happen”. They are also known as environmental pollutants, air pollutants and so on.

Some of them are carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides.  These pollution agents contaminate atmosphere on daily basis. The recent development of solar energy driven planes could be alternatives to these agent of destruction and whole life on earth.

Pollution is a special case of habitat destruction.  It is chemical destruction rather than the more obvious physical destruction.

Pollution occurs in all habitats land, sea, fresh water, and in the atmosphere.  Much of what we have come to call pollution is in reality the no recoverable matter resources and waste heat.

The only alternative is make use of solar energy and Use green electricity produced by low-or even zero-pollution facilities.

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Aga Khan Academy Mombasa offers International Baccalaureate IB in Two Languages

The academy has introduced first ever Swahili – English version of the Primary Years Program (PYP) for the International Baccalaureate (IB). IB is world most prestigious university entrance qualification. Developing and pioneering a Kenyan-relevant version of the program at a time when all other IB schools are using an English language version in the country.

The same version is used in Maputo where it is pioneering a dual language English and Portuguese PYP as well as the Academy in Hyderabad pioneers an English and Hindi PYP.

Dual language program works by using two languages for teaching. “The school has adopted the 50-50 model of dual language education, which means that half of the instruction is done in Swahili and half of the instruction is done in English. “One day the children learn the curriculum in English and the next day they continue their studies in Swahili,” said Esther

Research by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition shows that learning in two languages has additionally been proven to help development of children’s intelligence and thinking. Bilingual children are able to solve problems that contain conflicting or misleading cues at an earlier age more easily than monolingual children.

The program has been developed in collaboration with the International Baccalaureate Organization. This has been driven by the Academy’s vision of offering world class education that spans both global and local expertise. The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa is one of a global network of academies dedicated to the development of leaders. It began developing the new PYP program in 2009. Today it has the curricula approved and implemented for Years 1 – 4.

As children progress through the school, they proceed into the IB Middle Years program and will have the opportunity to complete a bilingual IB Diploma in English and Swahili.

 

“When His Highness started the Aga Khan Academy network of schools, he had the vision of educating future leaders, who would later be able to drive positive development in their societies and this would only be possible if the children had a powerful grasp of their local language, which in this case is Swahili,” said Esther Kariuki, a teacher of the dual language program.

The dual language program extends beyond advanced cognitive abilities to include cultural and social gains. The 2013 UNDP Human Development Report states that Swahili is the most widely spoken language in Africa. With 150m speakers, and is an official national language in four countries. International Baccalaureate (IB) encompasses Swahili culture.  Such a large body of Swahili speakers gives future entrepreneurs at the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa a further advantage in doing business and in playing leadership roles on the continent.

Teachers additionally deploy new teaching methods to cater different capabilities in Swahili.
“One of them is differentiated instruction, where a teacher plans a lesson according to the children’s different proficiency levels in Swahili. Students in a class will be grouped according to their level of understanding in Swahili then taught using learning activities fit for their proficiency,” said Esther.

Dramatization is another method; a teacher acts out whatever might not be understood by the students. “For instance, when reading out a Swahili comprehension, the teacher can ask the students who have understood to role play it out to those who have not,” she said. Intensive training took three days, and then followed by continuous in-house training at the academy’s Teacher Professional Development Centre. This is also teaches educators from across the public schooling sector.
It is teachers’ responsibility to use all available methods to make sure learners understand without simply giving a translation. It involves the use of body language as this helps to build deeper learning of the language.

Teachers at Aga Khan Academy Mombasa make use of peer teaching. “This is known as co-operative learning, where students are divided into small groups. These groups are led by those who better understand the concepts so they help all understand, Says Esther. Using this methods enable all students to build a more complex understanding of the topic being covered.
Subjects like mathematics and sciences, teachers use other teaching aids.

“Here, teaching aids are used to help students understand well the subject covered. For example a model of the human body is used to explain the digestive system.

A big protractor helps in teaching how to draw angles. Though children still develop in understanding of Swahili, still they can learn from what they are seeing” says Esther.

.A lot of preparation was done before the launch of the program.
“First the teachers had to be trained in the dual language program and we also had to look for any type of resources, such as textbooks, that would help us in delivering the curriculum in Swahili,” said Esther.

(AKA, Mombasa) is the first of a network of 18 planned academies to be established across Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East to provide a world-class education to exceptional students who possess strong leadership potential.
Pluralism is a core value of the educational program at the Academy. The student body of the Academy reflects the full diversity of East Africa. That is learners from all socio-economic backgrounds. Admission to the Academy is based on merits.

Financial aid is available to ensure access for students with proven need.
Academy is an International Baccalaureate World School offering an IB curriculum. It is locally rooted and globally relevant. AKA graduates have earned places and scholarships at the world’s top universities. The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa is part of a network of schools, called Aga Khan Academies and it offers an education with an emphasis on the humanities  

Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa students displaying some of the awards they won at a recent Model United Nations international conference

9 blogs and online magazines that pay writers well for contributing articles and essays

If you are a freelancer, and you want to make money from your writing, then bellow is a list of blogs and magazine that pays contributors for published articles and essays. What you need is only to…

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9 blogs and online magazines that pay writers well for contributing articles and essays

If you are a freelancer, and you want to make money from your writing, then bellow is a list of blogs and magazine that pays contributors for published articles and essays. What you need is only to type the name blog or magazine list below, on Google search, then click on the blog or magazine website for submission guidelines.

Gothamist is a news and lifestyle blog, and it covers New York City. It is good for writers living around New York City. They pay original, heartbreaking, compelling, and enlightening stories that help readers better understand New York City, and the people living in it.

This is according to their submission guidelines. Submit a well source article, up to 1 500 words. They publish true-life mysteries, and well explained stories. The story has to reveal how some aspects of New York City works. Your story should expose injustice and corruption.

Unworthy Publishes original feature stories supporting their mission of “creating a better world.” It is a social-media driven website. It thrives on click-bait articles posted on websites like as Facebook. They pay up to $150 for each article they use plus $50 bonus. Currently they are accepting pitches from freelancers. For more go to their submission Guidelines.

Dorkly: It seeks to publish articles on pop culture, on topic such as movies, television, anime and video games. They pay a minimum of $75 per published article they accept. Dorkly stories are generally short, up to 500 words, but open to ideas that will resonate with millions of their readers. Payment is based on rate with traffic and distribution bonuses. To learn more about Dorkly, visit their website for submission guidelines.

Cosmopolitan Magazine publishes essays about memorable, hilarious and crazy experiences in colleges. They pay $100 per essay published on their website.They accepts essays of not more than 800 words. Learn more by going through read their submission guidelines.

Modern Love is a regular column published and run by the New York Times. It publishes personal essays about relationships, marriages, parenting and dating. They pay up to $300 per essay. For more go through their submission guidelines.

Paste Magazine publishes articles on music, TV, comedies, books, design, tech, drink, all things geeks, and video games. They pay up to $50 per article. They focus on popular culture.

Extra Crispy is a lifestyle blog. It is owned and run by Time Inc. It publishes “opinion pieces, personal essays and reported stories, work of humor, narratives, profiles features, original recipes, and how-to articles. Payment is indicates as a rate of 50 cents per word. To learn more read their submission guidelines.

Polygon publishes engaging stories about on video game artists, fans, and culture. They pay $0.25 per word; that means for a 500 word article you can be paid up to $125. Learn more from their submission guidelines.

Dame accepts and publishes Stories of 800 and 2,000 words length. This depends on the subject matter and the story format. It is a women’s website, they publish a lot, for example essays, news and news analysis, relationships, sex, race, gender, politics, entertainment and arts, business, politics, Internet culture and health. Payment is negotiated upon acceptance. Learn more from their submission guidelines.

Nairobi Kibera slum gets affordable Internet connection

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Liquid Telecom Kenya takes Internet to Kibera slum. Poa In partnership with Liquid Telecom Kenya has hurled a new Internet model, into the Kibera slums, drawing thousands of subscribers in just a few months.

This is delivered using solar powered hotspots. In addition, the company has also provided free Internet access to Kibera schools, mosques, health centres, churches, and youth centres.

Poa internet was established in August 2015.  It is now employing about 25 regular staff, mostly young people. Most of the employees are from Kibera slums selling Internet for as little as Sh10 for 25MB.
The company’ is aiming at bringing millions of East Africans online over the next in the near future, using innovative technology and ‘kidogo’ (small) product pricing.

“We are selling internet to individuals in Kibera at affordable prices, and have also provided free Internet to more than eight health centres, 20 schools, and 20 cyber cafes’ in the area” said Mr Andy Halsall, CEO of  Poa! Internet.

Poa! Internet is using Liquid Telecom Kenya’s fibre infrastructure.  It is known as a local loop. From a connection near Kibera, to supply the internet to residents of Africa’s second largest slum.
“Liquid Telecom is our partner in ensuring that the less privileged population of Kibera access the same  services and quality of  Internet as their counterparts in other parts of the country, and at an affordable cost”, he said.  The partnership is making a swift and visible difference, he added.
“Internet has made life much better, with more youths engaging in businesses, such as cyber cafes, and shops where they are selling bundles. This has had a positive impact on these individuals and put great potential in their hands”, he said.

The cost of accessing the internet using poa! Internet   ranges from as low as Sh10 for 25 MB to Sh3, 000 for 20 GB, in bundles that do not expire.

Kibera residents are ensured that anybody in Kibera wanting to use high speed, high quality Internet can do so for just a few (bob) Kenya shillings according to  Andy.
poa! Internet also provides its customers with free access to a wide range of digital content. This includes educational, healthcare, and other socially beneficial materials as well as sports, entertainment and news.

“We want to ensure that the people of Kibera can get access to the latest information even when they don’t have cash in their pocket”, Andy explained.
He raised seed funding in the UK to launch the business; on the basis that East Africa still holds huge potential for internet consumption. “We are targeting millions of subscribers in this region, if our plans go as scheduled,” he said.

“East Africa is highly educated but still not everybody has access to internet.”
This vision has seen Liquid Telecom Kenya name poa! Internet, as an outstanding example, of last mile development of the group’s the East African infrastructure.

The launch and rapid rise of poa! Internet in Kibera represents a fulfillment of  liquid telecom, own purpose and vision too, after it had  invested heavily in the new Nairobi metro network,  so that it can provide up to 20 times more internet data across the city with high quality and reliability,  according to Mr. Ben Roberts, CEO of Liquid Telecom Kenya.

He added that Liquid telecom was looking forwards to supporting poa! Internet initiative, as their business expands and rolls out to other areas.

About Liquid Telecom
Liquid Telecom Kenya is part of the Liquid Telecom Group.  It is the leading independent data, voice and IP provider in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs, financial institutions and businesses of all sizes. The company has won Multi-awards. It has built Africa’s largest single fibre network currently spanning over 24,000km across borders, and covering Africa’s fastest-growing economies where no fixed network has existed before. The company was named Best African Wholesale Carrier for the last four consecutive years at the annual Global Carrier Awards.