Just the Facts: Two Months on NewsBreak
A tale of my early experience in the NewsBreak Contributor Program
I signed up to write at NewsBreak at the end of last year. In order to be a paid writer on the platform, you have to have 100 followers and 10 published stories. In less than 30 days, I had the required number of followers and had published more than 10 stories. You then have to apply to be a part of their paid contributor program. My application was approved by the beginning of February.
Here’s one of my recent stories on the platform:
A Warning to Consumers on Buy Now, Pay Later Products | Advocate Andy | NewsBreak Original
20 Attorneys General express concerns about popular payment option. In response to an inquiry by the Consumer Financial…
I’ve now been a part of the paid program for two full months. I’d say it’s going fairly well.
I made some money in February — nothing too exciting, but it definitely outpaced my Medium earnings that month. I write content on NewsBreak that is similar to what I write on Medium — news about consumer issues and some political news.
Here’s the biggest difference: NewsBreak wants just the facts. They frown on opinion — so, while on Medium I may offer opinions about policy issues, on NewsBreak, I just put the facts out there.
I also write some articles on local (relevant to a single state or a locality within the state) political issues. I live in Tennessee, so I tend to focus on issues impacting politics here.
Again, though, I write just the facts — a group holds a media event and I report on what was said — no commentary or insertion of my opinion on the issues.
March Earnings: 8x February’s
Yes, that’s right. In March, I earned 8x what I’d made in February. Again, I’m not retiring on my NewsBreak money from March, but the increase in earnings is certainly encouraging.
I have nearly 900 followers now (more than double what I have on Medium), and I’ve gotten into a rhythm of writing 1–2 NewsBreak stories a day. Sometimes, I repurpose a Medium story for 1 NB item, but I almost always write a story JUST for…