Do you enjoy watching movies and TV shows? How would you like to get paid just to talk about all the movies and TV shows you’ve watched, or at least share interesting info about them? Well, you’re in luck. WhatCulture, an entertainment website, will pay you about $50 to write articles about movies and TV shows, and other interesting topics. And no, you won’t be doing movie reviews. Interested? Then read on and find out how you can get paid to write about films and TV shows.
What is WhatCulture?
WhatCulture is an entertainment website with content covering topics such as TV, film, gaming, music, history, science, technology, comics, sport, and literature. It started out in 2006; back then, the website was under the banner of Obsessed With Film, and was created in the hope of being a news destination and conversation hub about ‘all things Hollywood’.
Today, WhatCulture has grown into one of the busiest entertainment-based websites of its kind for high-quality and informative content from expert contributors across different genres, topics, and mediums. Several hundred articles are posted every single week from numerous contributors. The website now boasts 10 million visitors each month, and prides itself as the ‘biggest unofficial Wrestling website in the world’.
What is WhatCulture looking for?
WhatCulture welcomes submissions for articles to be published on their website. They are looking specifically for:
- List-driven written features, which they describe as their ‘bread and butter’.
However, they will also consider:
- News pieces
Now the recommended minimum word count for lists is 1500. They also emphasize that all content must be 100% original. You can write about their most popular topics, which are:
However, if you have other ideas for article pitches, they promise that they are willing to hear out your suggestions.
Who can write for WhatCulture?
WhatCulture does not restrict anyone from submitting an article. Their website clearly states that ‘you do not need to have any relevant experience or hold any particular qualifications’. However, they require you to at least:
- Possess excellent creativity
- Have a keen eye for detail
- Show a passion for content creation
- Stay on top of trends
How much can you earn with WhatCulture?
While certain content may attract alternative rates, you are typically paid £40 per submission for standard ‘list’ format articles. That’s equivalent to about $50.
There are no limit on the number of articles you can earn from – you can submit as many pieces as you like, and you will be paid for every one that gets published.
Now if your work does get published, you will be paid at the beginning of the following month. For example, if your piece is published in January, you will receive your payment in February. You will be paid via PayPal.
Why should I write for WhatCulture?
First, for fun. If you enjoy watching films, movies, and TV shows, then talking and sharing interesting info about them is a fun experience.
Second, for the fee. It’s nice getting paid for something you’d excitedly tell your friend about anyway.
Third, for the experience. If you’re planning to become a film critic one day, then this writing gig should help you get to that point.
How do I submit my article?
If you’re interested in pitching an article to WhatCulture, you first need to apply on their website as a contributor. You will need to submit your email address and go through a registration process.
Once you’re registered on the site and set up as a contributor, you’ll then be able to access their content creation suite. Once you’ve submitted your piece, their editorial team will review it for publication. Note that submissions are not a guarantee of publication.
You can pitch as many article ideas as often as you like, although getting content approved for publication is at the discretion of our editorial team. If you’re not deemed to be a good fit for the site, they will review your content creation privileges.
Once you’ve submitted your finished article, it’ll be passed onto the appropriate member of the editorial team who’ll check to ensure that it’s in line with their existing style and standard of publishing. Once it’s ready, it’ll be published at the soonest appropriate opportunity.
Sometimes, your article will be rejected. Their editorial team is committed to publishing the best possible content and, occasionally, they’ll have to refuse ideas that are too far removed from what they know their audience are interested in or not up to a standard they could consider publishing. If your content is not published within 28 days of submission, it will not be published.
Sometimes, your article will be sent back to you. Again, their editorial team is committed to publishing the best possible content, and this means that occasionally they’ll need to make alterations to bring it in line with their existing style and standards. Sometimes it might even take a few goes, but rest assured all feedback is designed to be constructive.