So I haven’t posted in a couple of days. That’s because I’ve been researching freelance writing online, finding sites, making accounts, etc.
It’s more exhausting than it sounds! I currently have full profile on 5 sites, with another 25 to sign up to. Still, I must keep telling myself that it’s all for a good cause, and that it’ll be worth it once I’m done and rolling in work. Please let me be rolling in work!!
One site I happened upon while I was looking around was iWriter.com – a site where you can sign up and write one article at a time. It’s a great place for beginners who want to get some experience of writing-for-cash under their belts before heading off to the more hardcore projects hosted at the larger freelancer sites.
Once you’ve signed up, you can start writing – just browse and find an article you can write, then click to write it. If you click it first, you get to write it. If you do a good job, the article will be accepted by the employer. You’ll be rated by the employer on what you provide.
Initially it’s a little frustrating. Prior to having five ratings, you have to wait 40 minutes after submitting an article before you can submit another. It’s not too bad though, and if you really want to write for cash it’s worth putting the effort in over the course of a day to get your five ratings so that you can write as much as you like. When you’ve written 30 articles, your price per article goes up, and if your rating is high enough it goes up again. I’ve found employers to be fast and fair with accepting and rating articles. If and when you decide to move on to bigger projects as a freelancer, iWriter can be a good way to make a little extra cash by putting out short articles between jobs.
If you do decide to give it a try – and I recommend that you do – I strongly advise watching the into video for writers. It’s just over 8 minutes long, and well worth it to help you find your way around the site and feel at home quickly.
Good luck, and happy writing!