About BestPickr

Our goal is to help everyone on the planet find the best of things quickly and reliably. BestPickr is a collaborative curation network where people contribute their knowledge and expertise to help others discover the best of anything. We're a hybrid of Wikipedia.org, Quora.com and About.com:

  • Like Wikipedia.org - each article can be written by many authors through collaborative effort
  • Like Quora.com – ideas are ranked by votes from readers to ensure objectivity and high quality
  • Like About.com – authors are compensated for their contribution via advertising revenue share

5 Reasons Why You Should be Interested as a Freelance Writer:

  1. Write about things you know and love
  2. Improve people’s lives with your expertise
  3. Be your own boss, work when and where you want
  4. Get paid handsomely (at least $30/hr to be expected)
  5. Earn passive income via recurring commissions

How Does BestPickr Commission Model Work?

BestPickr uses Google Advertising network (Google Adsense) as the main source of income. Whenever an article is read by online visitors we show them Ads from Google. The advertising revenue generated is then shared between authors who contributed to the article, after a small share is taken to pay for our website running costs. This is how authors can earn passive income for years to come, even when they stop contributing.

We have developed a proprietary algorism that objectively distributes commissions between contributing authors according to their Performance.

This means your #1 priority should be QUALITY and not QUANTITY when it comes to contributing ideas.

The better quality your contributed ideas are and the more you contribute, the more advertising revenue share you will receive. We measure Performance according to several criteria, including, but not limited to: number of votes received, social shares, unique views, user preference, etc. (this will change from time to time).


An article about “100 Best Short Hairstyles for Black Women” generated $10 in ads revenue in November 2014, Kate contributed 20 ideas, Lily contributed 30 ideas and Ana contributed 50 ideas. While Kate contributed the least number of ideas, her ideas received the most votes from readers, got shared the most on social networks, and other tracking data from our website indicated that her ideas performed the best among all 100 contributed. In this scenario, Kate will receive more share from $10 income for that month from this particular article than Lily and Ana, according to the performance of their contributions. If a new author, let’s say Tania, contributes additional ideas to this article after November, she will also be entitled to receive revenue share the next month, December.

Requirements to Earn Passive Income

  1. You have contributed at least 1,000 ideas (equivalent of about 50-100 articles written)
  2. Opt in to receive Passive Commissions only

This means we will not pay you initially to contribute ideas, but in return you will earn passive income in Commissions every month. While this form of passive income will take longer to pay off, over a period of 2-3 years you will earn at least $0.07 per word (or x3 times more than what we currently payout at $1 per Idea with an average of 50 words each, which translates to about $0.02 per word).

The $0.07 per word is the average ballpark in our experience of publishing content since 2009. Top performers can expect to earn a lot more, $0.10 per word is not unusual. This means that if you can consistently write 1,000 words per hour that perform well, your hourly rate will be $100/hr.

Why Join Us?

So why become BestPickr contributor, instead of writing and building your own website?

There are many reasons why you may want to write with us, but here are the most important ones:

1) Leverage

In this case, leverage it simply means multiplying your rewards without working harder.

The high hourly rate mentioned above is likely only possible for freelance writers like you if you leverage your expertise and writing skills with our 5+ years of content publishing experience.

We have developed a scientific process to pick topics for writing that guarantee readership, as well as proven content optimization steps, and optimum ways to promote articles online, with our existing network leverage, in order to maximize results.

The standard industry rate for good Freelance web content writers is $0.02 per word ($20/hr). 99% of people who try to build their first website by writing barely earn $0.01 per word ($10/hr). Those who succeed, on average will earn $0.03 per word ($30/hr) (estimates are based on average writing speed of 1,000 words per hour, including research time).

Most people, however, will give up and go back to freelance writing after a lot of trials and energy wasted building their own sites. This is because to succeed as an online publisher, you need a lot more than just specialized knowledge in your chosen field and good writing skills.

Web design, development, programming, SEO, SEM and business are just a few essential skills to name. And you have to get them all "right" in order to succeed online.

Since no one can truly be an expert in everything, we need collaboration to achieve success together. What we are offering is a WIN-WIN-WIN opportunity for you to do what you love, online consumers who will benefit from your knowledge, and us who connect the dots.

Don't you want to make the most of your knowledge and expertise? ..writing things you are passionate about? ..and helping others improve their lives? And if you are serious enough, this can easily turn into a full-time passive income that will allow you to have more quality time with your family.

2) Passion

We strongly believe in doing what you love, and treating work like play. Imagine a world where everyone is excited about what they do and can't wait to get out of the bed every morning to build their dreams! This is the philosophy that started it all, and this is how we intend to build our community - full of passionate writers who live and breath their topics.

3) Purpose

We are on a mission to help people find the best of things quickly and reliably. Do you know about something more than most people do? Share it with the world, don't waste it. This is your opportunity to be part of a community that cares about sharing and openness for the highest good of all.

Let's combine our efforts and expertise to build a better world for everyone!

Apply to become an author by contacting us.