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Online Writing Tips: Finding Writing Work

Updated on March 24, 2013

So now you’ve got your samples together, you need to go out there and apply for those jobs. There are many available – you just need to know where to go look for them. The first two places I would recommend are Freelancer and Guru.

There’s no need to become a paid member in either one – not till you’ve learned the ropes. So join up as a free member and then start bidding on the jobs, taking care to attach your samples when you bid. You can apply for projects where they ask for articles to be written or articles to be rewritten, Leave the SEO writing aside for the moment – more on that in another hub.


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There’s no need to become a paid member in either one – not till you’ve learned the ropes. So join up as a free member and then start bidding on the jobs, taking care to attach your samples when you bid. You can apply for projects where they ask for articles to be written or articles to be rewritten, Leave the SEO writing aside for the moment – more on that in another hub.

Don’t get disheartened of you don’t get any replies. In the beginning, many find it difficult to get that first break but once it comes, the going is usually easy. On both the sites, you need to work hard and get feedback. Many people who post projects prefer to hire writers who have a ten-star rating on Freelancer or a five-star rating on Guru.

There are a number of other sites too – some ask that you pay a small amount for a trial period. You would do well to go register on all of them and keep checking them regularly for jobs that would suit your kind of writing. Some of them are Elance, Scriptlance, Directfreelance and Odesk.

Once you know your way around these sites – and don’t be afraid to experiment – since you haven’t put any money down, you have nothing to lose – then you can think of becoming a paid member. Paid members usually get the better jobs and they don’t have to pay as much out of their earnings to the site. In most cases, you recover that money once you’ve done a few jobs.


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      quaywards 5 years ago

      I haven't heard of it - will check it out.

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      Daggz 5 years ago from KE

      What about sites that require no bidding? or sites like this one http://updates.fastaccesswriting.com/?p=11 that offer general writing tips then direct writers to the actual job sites