Whenever I write about how my freelance writing efforts got started, Suite101.com receives my thanks and appreciation for approving and publishing my first article which was about Angel Mae Taylor, a singer/songwriter, who at the time was a blossoming new talent who had been featured as one of VH1's You Oughtta Know: Artists On The Rise in 2010. The article was published February 2011: Indie Artist Profile: Angel Taylor. It was an incredible feeling to see my face, my name, and my thoughts deemed worthy enough to appear online!!! The site underwent some changes and the article is no longer published. No biggie! Already bitten by the "self-confidence bug". :)
From that point, there was no turning back. It's been an amazing journey, discovering (and still discovering) various online writing sites, submitting my content, undergoing the review process, and finally receiving publication approval. You think a person would get used to it, but each time I hold my breath and hit the "publish button". In my mind, I'm going: 'Please accept it! Please accept it! Please! Please! Please!' When that message comes back saying "Congratulations! Your article is now online.", it's like "YES!!" Time for the happy dance in my chair!!
You do not understand. For years, my significant other has been asking "Why can't I find some way to work from home and earn money online?" Most of the writing sites either charged a fee or wanted experienced writers. But now, several sites can be found that take newbie writers and have free sign up.
Wizzley is one of those sites and one of the better sites, I might add.
True there is a 5 article requirement to get started. But that's OK. Because once you're over that hurdle, the door opens wide. The community is friendly and supportive, the forum is excellent, the management and staff take care to constantly improve and enhance the site's tools and to increase your income earning potential, and writing here is just plain fun!
Don't take my word for it! Read some of the other Wizzographies.