We are looking for finance articles targeted at young people. The items can be designed to appeal to readers of all experiences and income brackets, but the overriding theme of the writing style must be simplicity. Any financial terms would ideally be accompanied by a brief explanation in brackets. The piece must be easy to read and light-hearted in places.
I am looking for articles of 500 words in length, with 10% variation each way (between 450 and 550 words). The articles should be based on the topics of saving, investing, budgeting and spending. Some title ideas to give you a more comprehensive idea of what we’re looking for are:
§ Is saving really that important?
§ Investing, what is it all about?
§ Compounding, the eighth wonder of the world
§ Why even a simple budget can help improve your finances
§ Should you be managing your own investments?
§ How to pay off that credit card debt one-step time
§ The maths behind renting vs owning
I’d also love to hear your own ideas, so if there’s something you’d like to write about, which you believe meets the target brief feel free to pitch.
Charts and pictures are encouraged but not required. All images must have the source shown below, and you must own the rights to the image. You must also own the rights to any charts and tables (self-produced charts and tables are probably best).
While our initial target is for 20 articles, this could become a long-term job for the right writer. Writers must speak English as a first language. Please include a link to previous work with your proposal along with a prospective title (while I would prefer a bespoke title you can use one from the list above). As mentioned before we are looking for 20 articles in total but to begin with we are accepting one article per author at a rate of $10 per article. If the first article is on target, we are more than happy to commission additional articles at an increased rate of $15 per piece. If you have exactly what we’re looking for after the initial trial, we will be taking on full-time writers at a rate of $25 per article.