How to earn as freelancer publisher ? Copywriter ? Rewriter ?
Online freelance writing is very popular amongst bloggers. Not only does it assuage the need to blog, but it also provides a very valuable income opportunity, in other words, you write and receive income for your written words. Actually it is possible to receive a pretty decent income once you have built up your brand.
Freelance writers often struggle to find enough writing work to keep the wolf from the door, you have surely often heard the saying “I am a struggling writer”. Well this is not necessarily because the “struggling writer” is a poor writer, it is more usually because the writer does not know how to market him/herself or where to find the work. Since discovering freelance writing, I have found a number of websites that enable the “struggling writer” to find writing work and be paid for it.
So here we are going to be sharing with you, some of the top freelance writing websites that may be used for you to sell your work. These top freelance writing websites are the ones that I use and have been successful on, and there is nothing stopping you, or anyone else for that matter, to browse these and see which you would like to get started on.
The top ten freelance writing websites are:
Elance: This is a really god marketplace for all kinds of professionals. Regardless of if you are a designer or writer there is a good deal of decent work available through Elance. Memberships to this site cost from $39.95 a month for businesses to completely free for the lone person wanting to start in the freelance industry. They charge a service fee for paid jobs of between 6.75% and 8.75%.
Guru: this site also services all kinds of freelancers and consists of an active bulletin board, I haven’t been able to do much though Guru as yet, and have a feeling that it might be better to be a paid up member rather than a free member in order to score a decent job of work. Paid memberships range from $29.95 to $99.95 per quarter and they take 5 – 10% in commission for paid jobs.
ScriptLance: is one of the better known freelance websites worldwide and this is probably because most freelance workers start off there. Freelancers are known to sell themselves really cheaply on ScriptLance and this actually gives the entire industry a bad image. The secret for this site is not to sell yourself short and produce some outstanding work, you will get noticed. ScriptLance has a completely free membership and they draw a 5% commission on all paid work.
oZLance: is specifically geared for Australian and New Zealand professionals and they connect freelancers to business owners. This is still a relatively new website but membership is open for worldwide registrations. You are able to sign up for free and become accredited by paying a small fee, but there isn’t really much traffic to this site as yet.
Freelance Writing: This is a site that you could easily get lost in; they provide a massive amount of information as well as links leading to other sites. Be warned that this site cold take up a great deal of your time
Journalism Jobs: This job website advertises in house and remote jobs and is available to worldwide registration, the best way to see if there are any suitable freelance jobs for you is to perform a keyword search.
Get A Freelancer: This website is similar to ScriptLance and again a very good place for a beginner freelance writer. The money paid is generally poor and there is nothing wrong in writing a $5 article when you are just starting out, but once you have experience and credibility, this is no longer necessary.
WriterLance: Have a great variety of jobs on offer and the pay appears to be decent, registration is free and your income is less their 3% in commission.
Suite 101: invites freelance writers to join their network and claim to have 6 million views per month, they say they will pay you a share of their income. The great thing about this site is the article gallery where you can find anything in your chosen field to write about. Sign up with Suite 101 for free and earn revenue immediately by writing great articles.
Helium: This platform for freelance writers allows you to enjoy your craft, income only happens when you are very active on the site and write a great deal. The active community that participates on Helium means that your articles are voted for and you are also able to be paid for freelance work.
Well in a nutshell, those are the top ten freelance writing websites, they are in no order of importance and are merely to be used to give you a guideline of where you can seek online freelance writing work.