I've been writing as a freelancer for nearly two years now, mostly with individual clients, and it hasn't been as promising as I would have hoped. Not to mention that the experience of being cheated for your effort has been pretty high in my case. Any suggestions on websites that I can write for without fear of such disappointments? I'm a non-US resident so many successful sites are unavailable to me. I don't mind researching and writing long articles as long as they pay me in the end. I recently submitted an article on Listverse but haven't heard from them yet. Any idea how long they take to respond to submissions?