How to Become a Lincoln Report Contributing Freelance Writer

Are you tired of the starving artist shtick?

Are you looking to become a full-time PAID freelance writer for the Lincoln Report?


Well, okay then, let’s not waste any more time and get down to brass tacks.

The First Step

Reach out to us and say hello.

This is your elevator pitch.

Convince us in 20-30 seconds why we should set up an interview.

The Second Step

Are you new to the writing life?

We highly recommend that you join Medium and start building your portfolio as-soon-as-possible.

In our opinion, because the Lincoln Report was conceived there, Medium is THE BEST platform for writers of any genre to begin gaining REAL-LIFE publishing experience.

Additionally, Medium will PAY you for that experience!

According to Casey Botticello:

The amount earned writing for Medium can vary widely (the top writer in September made a staggering $49,581.31)

There are countless success stories on Medium, like this one from one of our favorite writers, Zulie Rane:

Finally, we are all full-time writers (hint: that’s what we expect from you too) here at the Lincoln Report, and many of us have thousands of followers on Medium where we continue to write, publish, and flourish.

What do we expect from our writers?




Let’s chat.

After you’ve contacted us and we’ve verified your identity, one of our editors we’ll reach out to you to set up a one-on-one video chat.

The interview will take anywhere from 10 minutes to over an hour, depending on how we’ll click.

You may be asked questions like:

  • How long have you been writing?
  • Do you have a portfolio?
  • What motivates you?
  • Where do you write?
  • How do you recharge?
  • Do you have a blog?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Is English your primary language?
  • Would you be okay with taking a couple of writing assessment tests?
  • Would you sign an NDA?

Once you get the thumbs up, you’ll receive a package that answers just about all your questions, a manual that helps you prepare and be ready for success on day one, and a directory with contact information for our staff and family of writers around the world.

It’ll be a good day.

You’re assigned to a dedicated editor. In most instances, it will be the person who interviewed you.

Then, if you aren’t already a Medium Partner, you’ll be asked to join the platform.

We were founded by a community of Medium writers, and it’s where we grew and built our editorial process and content management system.

Your editor will create a custom publication where you’ll be added as a writer.

You’ll be asked to create (or paste) your content there and submit it to the editor, who will review the article and make any necessary changes in conjunction with Grammarly.

Finally, the article comes back to us, where our team of SEO experts put the finishing touches on the post for final publication on the Lincoln Report.

Why You’re Going to Love Freelance Writing for Us:

The Lincoln Report domain was created in 2008.

In the course of time, during the Global Quarantine of 2020, it was sold and reborn again by veteran freelance writer Ethan Hawley, who had a vision for a platform that published great content from great thinking minds.

Each day (as of December 07, 2021), the Lincoln Report receives between 60-100 client guest blog orders from around the world

We receive these guest blog (aka guest posts) requests directly and organically to our website.

However, the bulk of our assignments come from our affiliate partners, brokers, and digital agencies from Anchorage, Alaska, to Sydney, Australia.

Twice daily, at 8 am and 8 pm EST, our editorial team emails these orders out to our writers, who select and commit to the assignments that interest them the most.

Currently, the Lincoln Report pays its writers a flat rate of $25 for a 500-word post and $45 for a 1000 word article.

Please note, as the Lincoln Report’s ranking increases, the rates will commensurately increase. By mid-2022, we conservatively project to receive double our current rates.

Our assignments fill up very fast, with a maximum limit of 10 ($250 – $450) orders per writer.

Additionally, each contributing member of the Lincoln Report must complete their chosen assignments for that day before they request to take on any additional orders.

Deadlines will vary. However, we are VERY SERIOUS about them here at the Lincoln Report for the sake and satisfaction of our clients.

For example, suppose a writer’s assignment isn’t turned into their editor by the deadline. In that case, it will immediately be withdrawn and placed back into the marketplace system to guarantee timely delivery for our clients.

First-time writers, for example, are only permitted to accept one article assignment at a time. Shortly after you demonstrate how to professionally produce excellent content on time, you can quickly begin to take more orders.

Once you become accepted as a writer, we strongly encourage you to form or join writing teams. Some of our most profitable writers, like Abby Joseph, earned $7,200 in November, and captains three writing teams.

Don’t worry. We’ll help teach you how.

Highlights of Being a Lincoln Reporter:

  • Work 100% independently.
  • Grow faster by joining teams to share assignments. For example, TEAM A consists of three members who split the following tasks: Research, Rough Draft, and Final Edit.
  • Write whenever you can, need or want to. There are no minimum quotas here. All we ask is that when you commit, you maintain our high-quality content standards and meet our deadlines.
  • Once our articles get indexed, you’ll have the opportunity to create and profit from niche edits from your team’s articles which, in turn, elevate the page’s rankings that ultimately benefit our clients.
  • We only accept a finite number of writers. In other words, we won’t ever dilute your earnings potential here.


We are currently not accepting new applications until March 2022. Please check back again during that time. Thank you for your consideration.