Here are some more fun writing gigs that you can try out. Like the others I’ve posted, they’re competitive, so you write your best and then the online publisher will select the articles that they want. Check them out:

1. Publisher: Training & Education Solutions
Deadline: 02/20/2008

Why Investing in art makes good sense, 750 – 1,000 words, $60 per selected article
Ways for siblings to divide an inheritance, 1,500 -3,500 words, $150 per selected article

2. Publisher: Liberty in Homeschooling
Deadline: 02/21/2008

*Homeschool success: Evaluating academic and social development in homeschooled children
700 – 1,000 words, $24 per selected article
Your article should cover each of the following stages:
1) children’s academic and social development during homeschooling years
2) their readiness for college
3) how well they can get into good universities/colleges, citing examples of admissions policies or apparent attitudes toward homeschooled applicants
4) students’ level of success in college
5) and graduating college students’ readiness for the workforce and their careers. In your examination of each of the above stages:
(a) compare or contrast homeschooled students with institutional/non-homeschooled students, and
(b) point out both what can lead to success and what can lead to failure.

*Homeschooler to entrepreneur: How home-based education helped prepare successful entrepreneurs
600 – 800 words, $20 per selected article
Write an article about homeschooled children who eventually started their own businesses.
The idea is to examine how home-based education helped prepare successful entrepreneurs for their professional achievements.

3. Publisher: Her Coupon
Deadline: 02/15/2008
500 – 1,000 words
$16 per selected article

A woman’s guide to online thrift shopping: target female readers and touch upon money saving, time saving, selections, etc.

4. Publisher: Creation, Deadline: 02/22/2008, Word Count: 1,500 – 2,000, $56 per selected article

Reflections: What value are you adding to humanity
Never give up: How to keep your dreams alive
How to spot opportunity when you are blinded by crisis
The importance of self-image in the business world
Protecting your business ideas
How networking helps in promoting a start-up business
This too shall pass: How every obstacle hindering your way to success is subject to change
How to unlock your innate potential
Guide to soliciting for business in an unhealthy environment
How to protect your intellectual property rights

5. Cycling Enthusiasts, Due: 02/15/2008

*Bike Reviews (400 – 600 words) $52 per selected article
Time VxRS
Specialized Ruby Pro
Ridley X-Night
Redline Conquest Disc-R
Scott Addict R3
The Temple Limited by Groupe de Tete
Steelman Eurocross
Gunnar Street Dog
Kona Deluxe
Temple Kachi
Trek Equinox 7 WSD
Trek 7300 FX

*Cycling gear reviews (350 – 400 words) $40 per selected article
Look KeO Carbon pedals
Sheila Moon Ginger cap
Continential GP4000 Tubular
American Classic’s Sprint 350 Wheelset
The Chrome Pacer jersey
Topeak Micro Rocket CB
Michelin Pro2 Race Service Course Limited Edition
Mavic Ksyrium Elite bike wheels
Gore Bike Wear Phantom Lady Windstopper cycling jacket
Louis Garneau 2/1 Vital bike gloves
Louis Garneau Women’s Revo XR road shoes
Dakine Girls Mid Weigt Venting Crew Base Layer
Icebreaker Lite bike socks
Ibex Kilometer bike gloves
Louis Garneau Oslo Chamois Tight

6. Travel Planning Guide – Keystone & Breckenridge, Colorado
Deadline: 02/14/2008, 350 – 500 words, $40 per selected article

Keystone, Colorado
Cross country Skiing
Backcountry Skiing
Alpine Skiing
Family ski vacations
Best areas to stay
Things to do in winter
Spring vacations
Summer vacations
Tips for traveling to and around
Best restaurants & brew pubs

Breckenridge, Colorado
Spring vacations
Summer vacations

7. Sports Truck Enthusiast, Deadline: 02/15/2008, 300 words, $30 per selected article

An introduction to Dodge trucks – which Dodge trucks have been the most and least popular? What are Dodge trucks known for? Discuss Dodge’s involvement in developing hybrid trucks.

8. Rio Grande Valley Lifestyle Magazine
$100 per selected article, 1,000 words, Due: 02/25/2008

Rio Grande Valley: 2008 Spring and summer fashion trends: Discuss fashion trends for spring and summer 2008, including but not limited to using multiple bright colors and bold prints. Describe how a black dress or conservative pastel outfit can be made trendy by adding colorful shoes, scarves, etc. Are there any color combinations or pattern combinations to be avoided for any reason such as body type, skin tone, hair color, or colors that don’t match? Should one be conservative in buying clothes of this type because it’s a trend, or has this type of fashion always been around? Also, discuss bling for 2008.

9. Yachting Enthusiast, Due: 02/18/2008,

$32 per selected article, 350 – 500 words
Yachting gear reviews:
Extrasport Stiletto Life Vest
Standard Horizon CPV350 Color Chartplotter
Raymarine C70 GPS
Thetford Tecma Toilets
SensaTank sensors
…And more

$56 per selected article
400 – 600 words
Sport fishing and the yachtsman
Stripped Bass fishing tips
Black Marlin fishing tips
Grouper fishing tips
Snook fishing tips
Mako Shark fishing tips

$60 per selected article
400 – 600 words
Yacht reviews:
Hampton 630 Pilothouse
Westport 164
Maritimo 52 Cruising Flybridge

10. Biking Enthusiast, Due: 02/18/2008,

$56 per selected article, 400 – 600 words
Bike reviews:
Santa Cruz Bullit
Cannondale Scalpel Team
Tomac Snyper 140 1
Foes 2:1 XCT 4
Giant Trance XO
GT Sanction 1

$32 per selected article
350 – 400 words
Bicycling gear reviews:
Harlot Gravity jersey
Dakine Cross X gloves
Gore Liquid Lady jersey
Ibex Beezer jersey
…And More

$40 per selected article
400 – 600 words
Tales from the trail: Funny mountain biking stories
Titans of mountain biking

$48 per selected article
400 – 800 words
How to turn a bike that’s been sitting in your garage all winter into a functional machine
Leaves, snow and mountains: The best bike rides in the Northeast

11. The Auspicious Concierge, Due: 02/25/2008, 350 – 400 words

Top home improvement features in the luxury home industry ($24 per selected article)
The newest luxuries for updating a kitchen in your second home ($16 per selected article)
Luxury pool trends ($16 per selected article)
Property Managers
Best new destinations for successful year-round properties ($24 per selected article)
Property managers: Top 10 warning signs of potential bad renters ($16 per selected article)
Property managers: Best new trends for pampering your guests ($16 per selected article)
Best vacation destinations for a nature-filled getaway ($32 per selected article)
Best destinations for a family-friendly Spring Break ($28 per selected article)
Benefits of vacationing in the spring ($16 per selected article)
Tips for the eco-friendly traveler ($16 per selected article)