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Freelance Writing Sites for International Writers
International Freelance Writing Sites
International writers seem to get a poor serving when it comes to online freelance writing. Forums are filled with frustrated writers who hear about juicy assignments, only to discover that they are US only (or sometimes UK only). This can be particularly annoying when the first you hear of it is during, or just after an application.
Fortunately, there are plenty of sites out there which take on English speaking writers from all over the world. To save you the agony of going through site after site looking for them, I've gathered some of them here.
Some of these links will use me as a referral if you happen to sign up for the site. If you aren't comfortable with that, or you want to use a friend's referral, simply search for the site on a new page and sign up that way.
I've put a little bit of information about each one here as well, and will try to keep it updated, however, please investigate on your own before you decide to sign up anywhere. I cannot guarantee the validity of any of these sites, particularly the ones I haven't tried myself.
There is a list of writers' forums and blogs here as well, and each contain realms of information. Research what other writers have had to say about each site.
And, please, check out the copyright expectations of each freelancing site. Don't sell all the rights to your hard work for pennies!
I, and other visitors to this page, would also appreciate any comments you can make about any particular sites in the comment section at the bottom of the page. Do you love them? Did they rip you off? Do you really hate the font they use? Tell us about it! And add any other sites you come across that can be used by international writers. Thank you!
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About.com has been around for a long time and is considered a very good place to write, but it is very difficult and time consuming to apply and you must have extensive experience in your chosen topic.
- Internet Brands Publishing
I have previously worked for Internet Brands and they were a reliable employer. They are looking for writers to work on particular topics and require some specific expertise.
This site requires you to complete a test article before they will hire you and have a preference for people from English speaking countries.
I couldn't find much information on this site. They only want writers from English speaking countries and apparently will call any applicants for an interview.
This website is asking for writers who can create articles on particular topics and who have a minimum of a years experience as a professional writer.
Payment Through Revenue Sharing
You're currently reading a Hubpage and you can make your own just as easily. As well as revenue sharing you can earn through Amazon and other referrals.
Once known as Suite101, Suite is still a revenue sharing site, but with a focus on community and less rigid rules about article types and styles. The revenue share is related to visitors but isn't specified by percentage.
Triond will publish a wide range of work, including fiction and reviews and pays 50% of ad revenue.
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Some Freelancer Forums, Blogs and Other Resources
Looking through freelancer forums and blogs is the quickest way of sorting the wheat from the chaff when it comes to choosing which sites to work for. Someone, somewhere has already answered that question that's burning through your brain, and even if they haven't, well, you can ask it yourself!
Do be careful to check the dates on the postings, as often content sites go through a lot of change from year to year, and last year's goldmine may be this year's scrapheap.
- The Freelance Home Writer
Excellent blog, providing clear information about different freelancer opportunities, as well as articles on subjects like making a freelancer resume. Often comments from readers provide even more help.
- Absolute Write Watercooler
The forums at Absolute Write are awesome for writers of any sort. They are simply enormous and very friendly.
- Freelance Writing Income From Home
A blog created by a successful Australian freelancer, often containing excellent tips for international freelancers. Written in an intelligent, taking no bs kind of way (I like it!).
- Freelance Writing Jobs
A website with huge resources for the freelance writer. With listings of potential jobs as well as tips on different aspects of the trade.