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Freelance Writing Sites for International Writers

Updated on February 16, 2015
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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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And you can help. By letting me know if there are any other freelance writing sites that accept international writers I haven't yet added, or adding them yourself. Just enter the site name to the list and I'll check it out and write a blurb for it.

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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.

Let us know what you think... help your fellow writers.

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    • Digory LM profile image

      Digory LM 3 years ago

      Thank you for the lens. very helpful.

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      BenjaminFrancs 3 years ago

      Thanks for the list. I think that Mylot does not pay for posting anymore, maybe they once did.

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      tammywilliams09 4 years ago

      Thanks for the detailed information.

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      NibsyNell 4 years ago

      This is really illuminating! Thank you! :)

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      Andy41 4 years ago

      Very Nice article and I really enjoy being a freelance programmer. I do all my work over the internet. I use freelancing platforms like 99hours.com/ they have a great escrow payment system and bidding system that is reliable and safe. I must admit, when I first started, it was a little tough, but with sheer determination Iâm now an independent programmer and web designer.

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      martinho 4 years ago

      Writing is a skill and is normally from the heart. As an international writer i have used some websites you have listed and work very well. Thank you for the informative list. Very helpful

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 4 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      I really like this list of writing sites. Thanks so much for sharing them!

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      Tennyhawk 4 years ago

      This is fascinating! I haven't even heard of half these places. Thank you for putting all this together for us. A very useful lens for freelance and online writers.

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      indigomoth 5 years ago from New Zealand

      @paperwritingexperts: Thanks for your comment :)

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      paperwritingexperts 5 years ago

      These are some really useful links. Thanks for sharing. I would also recommend beginners to create an account on freelancer.com and elance.com. They worked great for me when i was starting my writing career.

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      memoonajabeen 5 years ago

      I loved your collection of free lance writers. I would suggest you to add www.ezonlinewriter.com as I have experienced it as the good website to get quality content writing. Please add this in to your list too, so that people could get better services.

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      indigomoth 5 years ago from New Zealand

      @andrew69: I've had another look at Helium and can't see that restriction anywhere. I joined them a a couple of years ago to check them out and earned a bit, although I didn't make enough for a payout (which they do by Paypal) and at that point they definitely allowed international writers. I can't see anything that says anything different now. Although they are still an inefficient use of your time (they are difficult to earn much on)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a comprehensive list! Thanks : )

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      andrew69 5 years ago

      Superb list. Some are new to me. I also understand that certain sites like Helium pay only to USA based writers.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a great lens!

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      qasimalhammad 5 years ago

      That is really a great list of freelance sites you added here.

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      BeaGabrielle1 5 years ago

      Thanks for providing a useful resource on the topic. :-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is interesting. I loved the fact that you categorized these sites, its much easier to look at. It's giving me more ideas, specially now that I am trying out affiliate marketing. I recently hired writers from staff.com to write some articles for me on my blog and so far, they have been doing great! Thanks for sharing the residual payment sites.

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      googlesniperfreetraffic 5 years ago

      Thank you for the great information, take a look exactly....

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      Mishael A Witty 5 years ago

      I've had great luck with Guru and also Freelanced.com (which I didn't see on your list). I'm going to have to check out the DabblingMum site. That sounds right up my alley!

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      Ana 5 years ago

      This is an amazing lens, and I found so much useful information here. From my experience, oDesk is a very good site for freelance writers, and I have to say the same for vWorker. The greatest portion of jobs on Freelancer.com are low-paying jobs, and I think here they have the largest number of $1-per-500-words jobs. From what I have read, Elance is said to be the best site for freelance writers, but the two sites mentioned before were more helpful for me. Anyway, thank you so much for sharing this more than helpful lens, you did an amazing job!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      That was very encouraging but i suggest writers keep off the bidding sites such as odesk as competition is tough against experienced writers who have had a lot of positive reviews and you have non further more pay per article is low at times 1 dollar and that is if you don't want to spend a year looking for an online writing job.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Now this is what I call useful list of sites! I am yet exploring the possibilities of earning money on the web and have also found out how complicated can be for non Americans... But looking at this lens I must say there is the light in the end of the tunnel:)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The article is very informative for non-US writers. Thanks for sharing.

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      diyomarpandan lm 5 years ago

      Very informative, indeed. Thanks very much for taking the time to do this.

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      sidko 5 years ago

      Very informative and resourceful lens. Thanks for sharing so much!

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      TeacherSerenia 5 years ago

      I found 2 (non US) writing sites that I joined up with recently.

      Iwriter - I just wrote my first article for them and got my first payment today - just $2 but it's a start. No writing sample paragraph and no bidding. Articles are at fixed rates which are detemined by length of article and which of level of writer is requested - 3 levels of writers - standard, premium and elite. Everyone starts as a standard.

      and

      Textbroker dot co dot uk - the british office of the german parent company. This office will accept english speaking writers from British commonwealth countries such as Canada, Australia, NZ, India and South Africa. A writing sample (from 150 - 250 words) is required.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you for the great list. I'm just getting started in freelance writing and you've provided me with some sites that I will be using. Great lens :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very useful lens. thank you so much!

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      Staceysk 6 years ago

      Great info. Too bad the World Wide Web isn't so world wide when it comes to earning from it.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thank you so much for such detailed information.

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      priyas2411 6 years ago

      Very valuable information. Great work!!

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      manchester lm 6 years ago

      It's not so bad for the Brits. Granted, there are fewer British freelance writing hubs than American, but i think English speakers on the whole have a major advantage in terms of landing freelance writing work.

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      bames24 lm 6 years ago

      great lens....:)

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      momscorner 6 years ago

      thanks a lot for sharing these writing sites. yes, i agree with parsibagan, there are a lot of sites that only us-based writers are allowed to apply.

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      parsibagan 6 years ago

      This is exactly what I was searching for many months. As a freelance writer, I have been frustrated many times due to sites that only accept articles written by US citizens. Thanks a lot for the nice compilation.

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      jeffersonline 6 years ago

      This is a really, really informative lens, not many freelancers realise how many sites are effectively barred to non Americans. This must have taken some time to put together, and I can only thank you for it.

      Not many people want to share their ability and experience like this!

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      photofk3 6 years ago

      The content you shared herein is extremely useful, many many thanks.

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      BeaGabrielle1 6 years ago

      I love your lens. Thanks for making it!

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      udbettastop 6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips. As a writer in Australia I find many freelancing sites I have been researching will only pay US or UK citizens, so this is a great help. Well Done!

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      BeaGabrielle1 6 years ago

      Very helpful! I am looking for writing sites that pay and your lens provide me a lot of leads. Thanks a lot!

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      george185 lm 6 years ago

      Really great listing of writing sites here. I pride myself on knowing a lot of the sites where you can make money online and I learned of some new ones here.

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      huvalbd 6 years ago

      Very useful lens. FYI, with free accounts Elance has lots of writing jobs I can bid on, but Guru does not. Some categories in Guru have plenty of jobs that free account holders can try to land (e.g. software programming), but the writing category is swamped with jobs that only take bids from writers who pay for upgraded accounts.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      thanks, these are really useful for me..

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      EmmaCooper LM 6 years ago

      Nice lens, thank you!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      you compiled an excellent list my friend.It was good to have this huge collection on our disposal.

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      Allison Whitehead 6 years ago

      Excellent lens - there were some places and sites here I hadn't heard of. As a writer in the UK making a full time living from my writing, it's always good to hear of new places!

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      Squidoo_Queen 6 years ago

      Great lens and full of fantastic sites (some that I had never heard of before!) - well done!

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      ang700 6 years ago

      Thank you so much. I had no idea there was so many avenues to pursue with freelance writing. I will differently join some that you have mention and I have no problem using your link. Great lens and will look out for more of your posts.

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      the777group lm 6 years ago

      This is a wonderful resource lens. Well done.

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      Megz-e 6 years ago

      Great, great, great!!!!!! One of the most informative lenses I have come across.

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      ZazzleEnchante 6 years ago

      Great lens, informative and a very unique topic! I'm marking it as a favorite!

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      emotn 6 years ago

      Thank you for this great lens - you have given me some more ideas for earning money on the net :D

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      indigomoth 7 years ago from New Zealand

      @anonymous: Demand Studio only hires writers from the US, UK and Canada, unfortunately. I'm from NZ so I can't work for them either.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Hi,

      Recently i have started receiving writing offers from constant-content costumers, but when i went to check them online, there were a lot of downsides found about the site. Besides, so far, there is no response from any site (except the constant content). Do they really hire the Indians. Besides please let me know if the Demand studio hire Indians as as of now there is no word from the site as well. The emerging cast is paying very less, this much and even more than it is also available in India, but i want more money to earn through freelancing, but seems, these are not made for Indians. My search and hunt will go on!

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      indigomoth 7 years ago from New Zealand

      @anonymous: Hey, don't get discouraged. Some of them take a long long time to reply... they have a lot of enquiries. Usually they will reply to tell you they don't have room for you, so if they haven't replied, it might be that they are still considering your application. Keep trying!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Hi,

      Thanks for the information, but i got a little dejected when i found no reply from most of them. I almost applied on all of them, and still afraid if they do space for the indians as well. Rest is best

      thanks

      techywacky

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      Marelisa 7 years ago

      Thank you for putting this together, this is very helpful. :-)

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      JJNW 7 years ago from USA

      Helpful!

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      masz09 7 years ago

      Great Lens. SO many lists and great review too.

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      indigomoth 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Thank you all for your help and comments! I'm really happy this list can be of help to you all :) Thank you especially for telling me about other sites to add. I try to get them up ASAP.

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      IncaustumDomina 7 years ago

      Great lens Rachel, thanks for this. Always helps to know these things. Another 'bidding' site which I find extremely user friendly is Guru, as well as Lime Exchange, both of these work on similar principles to Elance and People Per Hour.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This site is really helpful. - Lucia (blogger for digital camera review)

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      MediaWeasel 7 years ago

      Great lens and full of good stuff. I used to use places like GAF but got worn down by the extremely low pay - since then I've found Suite101 and Constant-Content, and Demand Studios too who are now taking on UK and Canadian writers. This is such a useful lens, Rachel so thanks for putting it together. It will grow and grow :-)

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      Genesis Davies 7 years ago from Guatemala

      I personally write for Constant Content and find it to be a really great spot to earn, I make around $50-100 a month, just off my old articles because it's been a while since I've submitted. I also use Squidoo and make a chunk off this, as well. Great lens!