Freelance Writing 101:Writing Firms Beware
If you want to make money online an option to choose from is to become an online freelance writer. There are many online websites that can help you break into the freelance writing world, but be warned they take their writing seriously. In fact a writing portfolio is a good thing to have. Some of websites that hold good standing are freelancer.com. Where you place bids on a job that you want to apply for. In the bid you of course have to sell yourself just like you would do on any job you’re applying for. You have to convince these people you are the right fit for the job, and why. Onlinejobwriting.com is another helpful website. It is pretty much a compile of writing jobs from all over the web. Lastly is a new place that has recently gained some attention. This website is called Fivver. Here you can post you can write whatever for 5 dollars. It takes 5 days though for your money to clear, and be available to you.You do get paid they are legit. As always remember when dealing with anything online be cautious.
Now this brings us to the topic writing firms. If you venture into freelance writing you will come across them. They are a company that is in need of a staff of writers to write articles for their clients. This sounds like great opportunity right? You will get steady writing assignments, and get paid for them. The down side to this is all your work goes unnoticed. All the writing assignments are ghostwritten basically. Another unseen alert that has started to be noticed with these writing firms is they have an extreme high expectation from their writers. They often require you to write a certain amount of articles to be written in a certain amount of time, AND expect them to be good. As a writer I find this highly impossible. If you want a certain amount of truly engaging and high quality articles (Say five.) you will have to give your writer 2 to 3 days tops. First of all you will normally get a list of what the client wants to you write about. Unless you are a master in the topics at hand( Even if you are a master you still may have to look back in your books a bit) it then takes some time for a writer to research on the topic then compile an engaging piece. After that come editing which is a really major important part. For the writing firm manages for you the writer to deliver them error free and original quality work.
I wonder myself how these writing firms find people who can meet their high demands. I have seen so many writers reply that they can deliver 20 articles in a week. My question is are they all engaging? Do they eat? Go to the bathroom? Have a life? I'm a mom so I cannot write 24/7 sadly. The key to writing is to be informative, and engaging. That is what separates being able to write,and being a writer. A Writer can turn something like lawn gnomes into an engaging informative topic that leaves you going wow I read that article all the way through, and now have inkling now to buy lawn gnomes!
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