Are you a parent that would like to get paid to write from home? Then this might just be the awesome opportunity that you are looking for!
You don’t need any previous experience at all, you just need to be able to write and engage with the Kaboutjie community! You will be able to work as much as you like or as little as you like from the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you.
If this sounds like something that you would like to do then please read this page carefully so that you understand how it all works.
Please also check this page regularly to check if there are any changes.
How To Get Paid To Write
You will need to send in an application (at the bottom of this page) which will be assessed. You will either be approved or you will be given feedback on why your application was not successful.
What Type Of Writing Will I Be Doing?
Approved paid contributors will be paid for writing blog comments, creating new forum topics and for replying to discussions in the forum. It is as simple as that – you will receive more guidelines once you are an approved paid contributor.
What Do I Need To Qualify As A Paid Contributor?
You don’t need to have any experience as a writer to qualify, however you do need a good command of the English language and be able to write good content.
You need to be a registered member with a minimum rank of Regular Member (check your profile).
How Does Ranking Work?
Your ranking reflects how active you have been on the Kaboutjie website – when you first join you will have a ranking of “Newbie”. The more active you are the more points you gain – ranking is based on a point system.
You can see your rank and points from within your profile.
When you comment on blog posts, comment on other member’s status updates, like comments and updates, create forum topics, join forum discussions, create friendships with other members and refer other members you earn points.
Different activities have different point values and some activities have limits for earning daily or monthly points. This is to prevent spamming and trying to game the system. The best way to increase your rank is to log in regularly and be active daily.
The amount of points earned for different activities and limits may change from time to time.
The different ranks are currently:
- Regular Member
- Power Member
- Super Member
- Golden Member
- Platinum Member
How Much Money Can I Earn Writing For Kaboutjie?
You will be able to earn up to $24 (or R300) for a Level 1 Contributor and up to $480 (or R6000) for a Level 5 Contributor. We hope to bring even more earning opportunities in the future.
Please note that these earnings limits and amounts may change at any time without notice – if there is any change to earnings it will be updated here.
How Do Contributor Levels Work?
The higher your Contributor Level the more content you will be paid to create and the more you will be able to earn writing for Kaboutjie.
In order to be eligible to move up a level you will need to move up in rankings, however this process is not automatic. You will move up a level at the sole discretion of Kaboutjie.
- Level 1 Contributor – minimum Regular Member ranking
- Level 2 Contributor – minimum Power Member ranking
- Level 3 Contributor – minimum Super Member ranking
- Level 4 Contributor – minimum Golden Member ranking
- Level 5 Contributor – minimum Platinum Member ranking
Will I Be Employed By Kaboutjie?
No you will not be an employee of Kaboutjie – you will be a freelancer working from home, performing the task of providing content for as long as Kaboutjie has a need for paid contributors. At any time Kaboutjie may deem it unnecessary to continue with paid contributors.
How Will I Be Paid?
If you are in South Africa you will be paid in South African Rands into your bank account. If you are anywhere else in the world you will be paid in USD via Paypal.
Contributors must submit a payment request each month by the 10th of the following month and will be paid out by the 30th.
What Can I Do To Increase My Chances Of Being A Paid Contributor?
It is simple – create awesome quality content that is engaging and thought provoking.
Here are some tips to follow:
- Get yourself ranked as a Regular Member
- Write 100+ word comments and replies – this is what we will be looking for in a Contributor!
- Write unique content, as in not copied from anywhere – accounts will be checked for plagiarism.
- Do not write any thin content such as “nice post”.
- Do not write using text speak – write properly.
- Make sure your writing is clear, concise and free from spelling and grammar errors.
- Engage with other members of the community.
- Be true to yourself, share your opinions, experience and knowledge with others.
- Do not be judgmental or confrontational with other members – no trolling, racist or rude behavior.
Please note that there are currently no more openings available!!