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Do you enjoy writing? Do you want to earn cash from home? Freelance writing just may be for you! You see, there are thousands of people out there with websites, blogs, and e-books that are either too lazy, too busy, or just plain don't want to write their own content. That is where freelance writers come into play. Keep reading to find out how you can make money with your words and see reviews of popular sites people use to buy their content.
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Is Freelance Writing For Me?
I know that was the first question I had. Do I have what it takes to earn money writing articles and e-books? If you enjoy writing, know the basic rules of grammar, and are willing to accept criticism and use it to improve your writing, then I'm sure you can do it! No, you don't have to be an amazing writer to make money. You simply need to know how to explain a concept in a way the average person can understand. If freelance writing is something you might be interested in, keep reading and I'll show you all kinds of sites where you can make money writing.
Of course, we can't forget Squidoo, after all, that is where we are now! Squidoo is great for writing articles. It has a community full of people that may read your article and has ways to make money. You can write about anything you want which gives Squidoo the most freedom out of any freelance writing site. You also keep all rights to your writing, meaning you get the credit for your work, you can reference back to it on your website or blog, and you can update it as you wish instead of it being forever sent off to a client.
Squidoo isn't bad for money providing you pick a good topic and some good products to recommend on Amazon. I would highly recommend you write some articles for Squidoo if you want to get into into freelance writing. You will get some experience writing, you can get comments from members of the community on your writing, and you will have plenty of writing samples you can refer to later. It is also the best place to write if you want to be able to keep the content for yourself while making money.
Fiverr is a wonderful website, not just for writing, but all kinds of things. The purpose of this site is for people to post things they will do for $5. People come on and order 'gigs' and send $5 to Fiverr. Fiverr then forwards $4 to the person who competes the job. This is also a great place to start. You can sell simple 400-500 word reviews and articles for $5. On top of that, there are tons of great services people provide on here for a great low price! Definitely check out Fiverr in the link list.
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Constant Content is one of the most popular places for webmasters to buy articles. You will get fair prices for your work here, but before you start submitting your work, be sure you are writing quality articles and be sure to do research in your topics. This is important if you want to actually sell your articles. If you aren't sure, ask around and have some of your samples read. Most people will be honest when you ask if your content is actually something they find worth buying.
This site offers different levels of rights you can sell. You can sell usage rights where the person is allowed to post it on their site but must include your name, you can allow them to put their name on it but the article must stay the same, or you can sell full rights where they can put any name they wish on it and change the article to fit whatever they would like. Obviously selling full rights is going to earn you more money. Also remember that if you sell unique rights to someone you are not allowed to sell that article to anyone else or post it anywhere with your name. This option will make you the most money, but if you break the rules and are caught you will not be able to sell your content there anymore!
Check out Constant Content if you think you are ready to start selling your writing!
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E-Lance is an online freelancing website. Here there will be tons of people looking for all kinds of freelance work. All I have to say about this site is have a great portfolio! You will only be allowed to write a few proposals a month unless you pay for the site, and there are tons of people looking for work on this site.
I suggest this site to people once they already have some articles posted on Constant Content. On Constant Content you have to wait for your articles to sell to earn money. On E-Lance you can find jobs where people know what they want and submit a proposal and write for them. No waiting if your proposal is accepted. It feels a lot more hands on than waiting for your articles to sell.
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I found iWriter recently and it has bee great for between clients. There is always TONS of work available, though the pay isn't fantastic. (If you want the best pay, you'll need to find your own clients anyways.) Once you complete 30 gigs you can rank up and get paid higher rates. You start at under a cent per word but can get up to almost two cents per word.
You don't need a sample to sign up, which is great for writers who just want to get in and start writing. You DO need to look out for bad seeds when looking through requesters though. Look at rejection rates before accepting gigs. If it is too high, it could very well be someone who is rejecting good articles and stealing the content.
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There are many more sites than these out there for freelance writing, these are just the ones I have the most experience with. Feel free to comment with more or let me know how you do on these sites!
Please check out my blog as well where I explain my personal experiences with these sites as well as talk about other ways to make money from home!
Here are the links to all of the sites listed above as well as my blog.
- Adventures In Online Marketing
My blog! Full of information on working from home, freelance writing, affiliate marketing, and more!
Post and request jobs done for $5.
- Constant Content
Great site for selling full rights to your articles.
Freelancing website that never has a shortage of people looking for content.
Accept one of MANY writing jobs available 24/7.
Great books on writing to help get you started!