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

6 publishers that are now open to submission

Are you an author, and you are wondering where to send your Book manuscript for publishing? Please give it a try with the number of publishers listed below. You may land an advance payment for your work. They publish books on genre you are writing, or your friend or a relative is working on. I have reviewed these publishers because they have something to share with authors, and they have a good relationship with authors they have served before.

Kensington Publishing
Kensington is currently accepting Book proposal and queries. It is an independent publisher and it is based in USA. They publish a variety of mainstream, and fiction books. They mostly focus on romance. They do publish about 600 books a year. They receive, and accept a lot of submissions compared to other large and independent publishers. They accept query via email to a particular editor, who then editor passes the manuscript proposal to Kensington editorial board, but they do not pass it or resubmit to another editor. The query should be in the body of the email. For more information on how to submit a proposal, or a query letter, please go to their website. If you don’t hear from them, then it means the proposal or manuscript is not fit for their need.

Quirk Books
It is based in Philadelphia and publishes just 25 books a year. They receive query letters through a particular editor or through mail address clearly displayed on the website, submission guidelines. They do publish a range of genre from Children’s books, science fiction to nonfiction. They have an established marketing plan.

Turner Books
It has an established Headquarters in Nashville United states. It has been operating since 1984. Turner currently publishes about 3000 titles. Turner has a broad range of titles in fiction and non-fiction. These include business, cookbooks, romance, young adult, history, design, mystery, health and wellness, and animals, but not limited to the listed above only.
They have grown by acquiring inventive content from existing and new authors all over the world. Turners Books publishes mainly in print with electronic publishing option though. Turner Publishing is accepting submissions of manuscripts, and book proposals. Submissions can be made by agents or authors directly.Note: Turner books will only contact you if they are interested in your manuscript.

Persea Books
It is an independent book publisher established in the 1970s. It has gained a significant reputation since then, it is publishing books in a variety of literary genres. Persea Books are open to both fiction and non-fiction submissions via the post address as well as email from authors directly.
They receive queries regarding novels and novellas, short stories and short story collections, essays, literature, biography, literary criticism, memoir, and anything that would be of interest to the general readership of literary books, as well as educational books used in schools and universities. For more information, on how do you submission go their website.

Chicago Review Press
They are currently in need of Book manuscript Submissions. Chicago Review Press is an independent publishing company founded in 1973. Founders are Curt Matthews and his wife, Linda Matthews. Curt is former editor of the literary journal the Chicago Review. They are independent, and established publisher of literary, non-fiction, fiction, and memoir. They publish children’s books but not pictorial. It has grown over the years into a dynamic midsize publisher. They have more than 900 titles in print. Currently they publish around 60 new titles annually under five imprints: these include, Chicago Review Press, Ball Publishing, Lawrence Hill Books, Academy Chicago and Zephyr Press. For information visit their website for submission guides.

Cedar Fort
Cedar Fort is both print and electronic publisher. They are based out of Salt Lake City and are one of the largest publishers in Utah. They publish more than 150 books a year.
They publish book from cookbooks to juvenile fiction books. They are a Mormon publishing company but publish books by non-Mormons. You don’t have to write a Mormon subject matter at all. And they are not interested in publishing books that contain profanity, violence, graphic, or sexual content. They reserve the right to remove it from your book in case they accepted it for publication.

They are now open to submissions in most genres, but not interested in memoirs, travelogues, and biographies, defenses of Mormonism, children’s picture books, poetry, short stories, erotica, or romance. They are also open to publishing reprints. They offer advances up to $2,000. According their website, their editors are reputable and appear to do a very good job. Cedar Fort accepts submission through online submission form and you can sign up for your free account.

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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