Finding A Good Website With Well-Paying Freelance Writing Jobs
Have you ever thought of becoming a writer for hire? The first step to landing your first freelancing job is to set up a profile on a website where you can connect with individuals who are looking to hire skilled writers. When you first begin you will notice that there are a few different websites out there to choose from. Today, we will discuss a few things that you should keep an eye out for when looking for a legitimate writing website that you can work for:
- How Many Members Do They Have?
- Are They Well-Reviewed?
- How Much Do They Charge / What Percentage Do They Take?
The first telling sign of freelance writing websites legitimacy is how many members they have. A website with very few writer profiles may be a case of “too good to be true”. On the other hand a website with too many writer profiles may be extremely competitive and difficult to get hired on.
You’ll want to take a careful look around and see how many writer profiles are actually active. Keep in mind that you may have to work for less at first in order to land our first job especially on a crowded website.
Once you have looked at the members list and received a sense of how many writers are actually working on the site, the next thing you will want to look at is the website itself. Do this by looking for user reviews that exist outside of the website not on it. Make sure that the people who have used the site to find writing work were satisfied with it.
Free to use quality freelance writing sites are rare (if they exist) in most cases the website will take a fee or percentage for facilitating the match. This is important because it helps to assure that only serious writers join the site. It also helps to maintain a standard for the types of jobs that get posted. Either way, you’ll want to look into how much the website charges and what percentage of the pay they take for each job. As long as the amounts are reasonable you should not let this detour you from applying.
Finding your first freelance writing job is very difficult. One way to make it a bit easier is to use a freelance writing website. However, before you go and sign up for every single freelance site on the web, consider your options carefully.