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25 Freelance Writing Jobs Sites In 2018

Believe it or not, freelance writing can be considered one of the BEST methods available to the people in today’s world to make money online. But where do you find these writing jobs? Apart from the regular Problogger and Blogging Pro job boards and constant LinkedIn outreach, following are a few best places to find freelance writing jobs. Then you will be able to put your writing skills to work and keep on making money.

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Below mentioned are some of the most effective places available for you to discover freelancing writing jobs.

iWriter – iWriter can be considered as one of the most popular platforms that offer freelancing writing jobs online. On this platform, you can write cover letters, press releases, blog posts and articles. You get paid a chump change in return of regular flow of jobs.

Hire Writers – All people who sign up with Hire Writers will be provided with the opportunity to write articles and get paid on a weekly basis. There is a joining bonus of $20 as well.

Green Light Articles – If you wonder where to find freelance writing jobs for beginners, you can take a look at Green Light Articles because they have taken all necessary steps to organize the instructions and provide to you.

Great Content – Thousands of clients are on Great Content, looking for content writers who can submit the best quality articles for their needs. Hence, all people who search for online freelance writing jobs can take a look at it.

EssayTown – EssayTown.com is more focused towards academic writing. If you are good at academic writing, you can join EssayTown.com and earn as high as $21 per page.

Content Gather – A large number of customized content writing gigs are available at Content Gather. Hence, any person who searches for freelance writing jobs from home will be able to take a look at what’s available.

Contently – On Contently, all content writers are provided with the ability to develop their own writing portfolio and then proceed with looking for writing work under any preferred niche.

Constant Content – Some of the biggest brands that are looking forward to outsourcing their content writing work have signed up with Constant Content. Therefore, you will be exposed to excellent content writing opportunities online.

ClearVoice – If you are capable of writing articles based on your interests and experiences, ClearVoice is the most appropriate platform available to take a look at.

Cha Cha – You will have to write answers to questions asked on Cha Cha. The best thing about this content writing platform is that you will be paid on an hourly basis.

Boost CTR – On Boost CTR, content writers are being hired to create content for the advertisements on Microsoft and Google AdWords.

Blue Mountain Arts – This is a company that manufactures greeting cards. If you are looking for freelance writing jobs with the ability to write poems, you can sign up with them.

BlogMutt – BlogMutt offers excellent freelancing writing jobs for the individuals who are familiar with writing content for marketing and business.

DotDash – Dotdash.com is in the process of recruiting people in order to come up with online content on a wide variety of topics. You will be paid based on the number of articles that you have written.

Content Mills – This freelance writing jobs site is primarily for beginners. It pays low in comparison to others and is more appropriate towards the people who don’t have previous experience with content writing.

Writers Weekly – Tons of content writing work is available at Writers Weekly for the interested people to take a look at. In addition, you will be exposed to some excellent tips on content writing as well.

WriteJobs – Content writing work under a large number of niches are available for you to try out at WriteJobs. On WriteJobs, you will be writing stories for magazines as well.

Work at Home Adventures – Work at Home Adventures doesn’t just offer freelance writing jobs online. However, there is an excellent demand for content writers on this platform.

We Work Remotely – People who search for online freelancing jobs can use We Work Remotely. A large number of writers are currently working on this platform to offer their skills and make a decent amount of money.

Work hoppers – Work hoppers is a platform that is dedicated towards clients who are looking to get hands-on talented freelancers.

Writer Bay – Upon signing up, you will be exposed to a large number of content writing opportunities at Writer Bay. There is a possibility to look for a steady flow of work at Writer Bay as well.

Task Army – Task Army may seem like another platform available for the people to sign up and keep on making money. However, there is an excellent demand for the people who work as content writers on this platform.

The Write Life – Among the websites that offer online freelance writing jobs, The Write Life has received a lot of attention. On this website, you will be able to discover writing opportunities, which span across a large number of topics.

Fiverr – Fiverr can be considered as one of the most popular freelance marketplaces that you can find out there on the Internet. On this platform, it is possible to look for a large amount of writing work. They span across multiple topics such as blog posts, legal writing and press releases. You can set your base price for an article as $5 and keep on making money.

Fourerr – Fourerr is one of the up and coming micro job websites. People who are looking for freelance writing jobs from home will be able to take a look at this website. That’s because the website exposes you to a large number of customized writing projects. There is an excellent community of writers on this platform as well.

Honestly speaking, this is just a list of freelance writing job sites (and not all sites that I personally prefer!) I do focus primarily on Problogger, Blogging Pro and Contently. But it’s just my opinion. If you ask my opinion, I would always say, reach out to prospective clients via email and convert them. Time-consuming and highly profitable!

I would not deter anyone from joining any site and working as a freelance writer if it suits them. Asking someone not to go for content farms just because it pays $15 for 1,000 words is foolish if it suits their financial lifestyle. To each their own.

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Hey, I am Ron.

Welcome to The CopyeWriting Letters, my friend.

Wondering what's this about? Letters, huh?

Let me make it clear for you.

Before you enter the blog...

You need to know who I am and why The CopyeWriting Letters exist in the first place.

Let me tell you outright that this is not your "everyday" blog. 

We are already going through 440V Content Shock all around.

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"Around 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created every single." - IBM Research

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Just look around you.

There's just so much content, for God's sake.

How much more rehashed me-too information do we need?

And being a writer at heart and an artist by nature, I hate following the rules.

So yes, don't expect a same, old 2000+ words notorious listicle or a sober How-to article, just because someone said so (unless it's required).

For me, if a better version of it lies somewhere else, it does not need to exist here. Period.

In The CopyeWriting Letters, my philosophy is to share my personal knowledge and real life experience of over 10 years as a freelance copywriter and content technician.

Not the regular "me-too" stuff.

You can read other blogs for that.

I aim to write on what you NEED to know and what you don't normally find anywhere else.

And even if you do, not in the way you would want it.

Something based on real-life experience.

Something fun and edgy...and a bit personal.

Something that makes you sit up and listen.

unique, useful and entertaining content

Look, I believe if a blog does not serve a dang thing unless it adds REAL VALUE to its readers.

And that's what The CopyeWriting Letters are all about. It's about stories. It's about ideas. It's about out-and-out actionable insights that work!

These letters are aimed to provide "best of the best" content on Freelancing, Writing And  Branding

And you can trust on me for that.

I have worked as an agency copywriter for a short time.

I even tried my hand at journalistic writing before I turned toward web copywriting.

These days, I write for digital businesses, especially those in the B2B segment, and I specialize in the hardcore technical topics like finance and technology.

I have worked for both startups and a few biggies.

I am one of those persons who believe in 'perfection' and always strive for the best possible.

This blog reflects that philosophy.

In this series of letters, I am to provide you with actionable short articles (you are busy, I know!) and a few full-blown long form editorials to serve as ultimate guide on a particular topic.

You will get a wholesome copyriting meal that whets your appetite.

Want my unique personal take on complicated topics? Check.

Want regular tips and insights on improving as a freelance writer? Check.

Want to keep up with the fast, dynamic world of digital commerce? Check.

Who Reads These Letters?

  • Digital Marketers.
  • Entrepreneurs.
  • Small business owners.
  • Copywriters
  • Content marketers.
  • Anyone interested in improving his copywriting, email marketing & branding skills.

What's Inside These Letters?

  • Sparkling short, snappy nuggets of advice.
  • Glaring long, indepth and well-researched articles.
  • Regular curated content from over 200+ blogs I follow (only the best that catches my attention).
  • 4-minute book summaries every month.
  • Expert interviews and roundups.
  • Healthy dose of podcasts and videos.
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    And perhaps, even more. (Who knows!)

Let me reinforce what I said before.

The CopyeWriting Letters is focused mainly on proving timely and actionable (and most importantly uniquely important) information for you.

No fluff. No bullshit.

Straight to the point.

No more talk.

Read some of the letters below and you will know what I am talking about.

Thanks for reading BTW.


Who Is Ron C

Good question.

The answer is NOBODY.

Because I am not an internet celebrity.

I don’t have a million followers on Twitter or Instagram.

I am not featured on late night TV shows.

I don’t have magazine editors and bloggers pleading for my interview.

Frankly speaking, I am just an average entrepreneur who’s making a living on the internet — like many of you reading this right now.

My 10+ year old business revolves around providing cutting-edge copywriting and content marketing services for small businesses (primarily for the B2B sector). I have worked clients from all over the world including some big names like VSD, OdoHub and Migrera.

And it all started around 2007 when I entered the world of content writing. It was the time when webmasters were gaming Google left and right with low-quality keyword-stuffed articles which were procured from unknown, unsung ghost-writers like me in India or Philippines perhaps.

…At a measly one dollar per 500 words. Can you imagine?

But I can’t blame my clients much. It was the order of the time.

However, I am thankful that it let me into this wonderful world of web copywriting.

Over the years, I gained valuable working experience, took the AWAI copywriting course along with many other online courses, and improved my copywriting skills to where I could charge over 35 bucks for 500 words.

It might not be much for many of you, especially if you are from any Western country … the exchange rate and the cost of living, you know, but it was important to me because it validated my years of effort that I had put into it.

I came to a big realization: WORDS SELL FOR GOLD!

I am not joking and no, not exaggerating even a bit.

Ask any established, successful digital entrepreneur and I guarantee that he will vouch for it.

Even in this Web 2.0 age, where content has moved beyond online print, I can tell you that words are still sweating in the background to make it possible for your content to shine.

This is at this time that I gradually started turning the concept of Copy-e-Writing a reality.

Now, let me confess that Copy-e-Writing is not a big company with a 2000 square foot office floor.

We are a small team of 5 copywriters including me who bring in a total experience of 20+ years in the web writing industry.

Our mission is simple: Create magic with words.

Whether it is with video scriptwriting, emails, website content, white reports or sales letters, we aim to provide stellar content that makes your marketing campaigns successful.

To make it possible, we strive to take a different approach from what most content development agencies do.

It might sound a bit paradoxical but…

We don’t focus on content.

We focus on building brands.

We do not boast of high quality or fastest turnarounds.

 We boast of providing content that gains customer love and creates solid brand recognition for the business.

And touch wood, business has been good for us … at least enough to make a living for ourselves … without selling our soul and still sleep peacefully at night.

But I, as the founder of Copy-e-Writing, wanted more. I mean, I am working 10 years in this industry and I see newbies, entering the industry every day, looking for advice.

I won’t say that there was a dearth of information and so I chipped in.

No, in fact, there’s a whole lot of information out there. Whew, information overload!

However, The Copy-e-Writing Letters is meant to be a series of personal letters where I share my personal experiences and opinions about the copywriting and content marketing world.

It’s personally written by me, and this is the place where I vent my thoughts and ideas for you, my dear reader.

Hope you find the letters educating, entertaining and sticky enough to let a relationship grow between us.

To end with…

Though I am a hardcore result-oriented marketing professional to my clients, I am still an “artist” at heart.

I think all writers including copywriters are.

Yes, we like to make sales happen for our clients or double the click-through rate of their Facebook ad. But deep inside, we thrive because of that unquenchable thirst for novelty.

We like to create.

That’s what makes who we are.

We make entrepreneurial dreams come true.

Thumbs up to every copywriter and content developer in the world.

As ever,
Ron C
IMakeMoneyWriting.com

Being A Marketer Is Damn Tough BUT…Possible In 9 Simple Ways

Look, whoever said “being a marketer is easy” is the BIGGEST liar of this century. He probably lives in the basement of his parents’ house and could not market his idea to his dad even, because for all I know…

Marketing—I mean, marketing anything, whether it is a new product or rebuilding an old dying brand—can turn out to be the hardest challenge of your life, unless you are eating dinner with the managing director of IBM or recently resigned as a Chief Technology Officer of Twitter.

In the super-competitive market that we live in today, expect to put in all your resources plus at least 80-90 hours per week and still you might find it not to be enough. In short, being a marketer dares you. Being a marketer drains you. Being a marketer punishes you…like you are a pet dog. Whew!

The question is, can you sustain this onslaught on a daily basis? Perhaps not, unless you include some serious productivity hacks in your daily life.

Divide Your Full Day Into Convenient Time Blocks

Whether it’s 15-minutes or as long as an hour, it’s your call. However, you need to segment your whole day and allot each time block to a single task. Read it again, SINGLE task. Do not multitask—it negatively affects your productivity. Do not create a to-do list. Create a schedule instead. You will benefit just like Rebekah Epstein did:

“Not only did this make me feel significantly less stressed, I was getting more done in fewer hours!”

And oh yes, it’s “crucial to make sure you record all your meetings and appointments in one place instead of having them scattered throughout different calendars, notebooks, and apps,” writes Alexandra Weiss, a partner at CA Creative in New York, via email. “Not only will it save time to only have to check one calendar but it will also help ensure that you are not double booking or missing any meetings.”

Keep Distractions Out Of Your Way

If you study some of the most successful marketers in the world, you will find one thing in common: Focus. Stop checking your emails every 10 minutes. Keep your phone on the silent mode or just switch it off altogether when you are working. Take three 15-min breaks to check your emails and voice mails during the day.

Alex Turnbull, CEO-Founder of GrooveHQ writes:

“A sec” probably means a 3-5 minute conversation is about to take place. But the cost of that conversation isn’t just those 3-5 minutes.

Scientific research shows that you need at least 23 minutes to regain attention. Ouch, 23 minutes of non-productively as a marketer—that’s quite a lot!

Preparation Is The Key To Your Marketing Success

Nothing is more than this one. Mr Opportunity might be knocking on the door but if you aren’t there to open it, it’s no use. Mr Opportunity is a fickle-minded and busy person. He won’t wait forever. Prepare beforehand. Start with the end in mind and work on it. So, when the time comes, you are ready to take advantage of it.

As per the words of Eliyahu Goldratt:

“Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation, while bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality.”

And oh, I have to let Will Smith, one of my favourite Hollywood actors speak here. He is massively successful and just plain awesome at his art, and he says:

“I’ve always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness [sic] for practice and preparation.”

In the marketing niche, who wins? Not the one with the most talent, but the one who puts in the highest level of effort. Resources matter but only to an extent.

I don’t boast often but I must share this little fact about myself. I became a copywriter long before I even completed my college education. I know a plenty of copywriters who have completed their University education and still haven’t gotten hold of the basics of digital marketing. The problem is, they don’t put in the necessary effort to perfect themselves in their art.

But I did. I spent nights completing the AWAI course and reading the Halbert Letters. Put in the effort, man or woman (I am not a sexist, you see).

Set SMART Goals For Every Quarter Or So

Break down the BIG goal into smaller, achievable and quantifiable goals for the short term. Write them down on index cards and paste them in front of your desk. Not only does it help you to keep focus in your regular endeavours, it ensures that the whole business goes in the right direction.

The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score. – Bill Copeland

In his fantastic book, “Delivering Happiness“, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh describes how offering smaller, but more frequent promotions had a measurable increase in employee satisfaction, even though the final accomplishment was the same. Instead of offering one big promotion every 18 months, for example, the management at Zappos found that offering smaller promotions, say every 3 months, would result in increased employee satisfaction and motivation.

You can take this lesson and apply it to your own life. Take the mountains you need to climb and break them up into smaller hills that you can walk. You’ll be happier and more motivated to start working towards that next milestone on your way to marketing greatness.

Work Urgent Tasks First And Delegate As Much As You Can

This is against popular opinion but involves a far more effective strategy. You measure a task on a 2D scale of impact and effort. You finish the “highest impact, highest effort” tasks first and “lowest impact, lowest effort” ones last. What I mean by that is, you should always reward your mini self by finishing off the quick and easy starts, and leave the most complicated tasks to tackle in the end.

And always delegate the tasks you can. As much as you would like to say to your wife, you are not a Superman or even a Batman. You cannot do everything alone. You need help from your in-house associates. You need help from your outsourced staff. In fact, make sure you do only what you cannot delegate to others.

Remember not to work in your business but to work ON your business. (This is mainly applicable to the C-level marketing executives.).

Maintain Daily Routine Of At Least 1 Hour Yoga (Preferably)

If you ask me, yoga has a unique way of rejuvenating your mind and body and strengthens your Self to take on what comes your way. Every successful marketer comes with a strong, resilient spirit, derived from a healthy body and mind. It’s not sitting at a desk for 9 hours after all.

Bonus Tip: Meditate for at least half an hour every day (twice is always advisable).

Shrimati Bhanu Narasimhan of Art Of Living Center In California says, ““Meditation is the mind without agitation.” It’s about sustaining “mental hygiene”. Stanford Researcher, Emma Seppälä, who is also the associate director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford, says, “It’s very empowering.”

Personally speaking, I meditate whenever I can. And I recommend it to everyone I come across, sometimes even 5-year-olds! (Their moms always love that BTW. I don’t know why.)

Start Your Day By Writing A Journal

Again, this is not what they (pointing at the pop psychologists) will suggest. They say, write the journal by the end of the night—a great way of letting out your emotions and go to sleep peacefully. But as an entrepreneur, you can only sleep peacefully when you have done your day’s work properly.

That happens when you start your day with a little pep talk via the journal. You are basically talking about yourself. You are the patient and you are the psychologist. You listen to your own questions in your “struggling” marketing life (we all go through this) and you yourself start providing answers for the same.

What’s more? Journals can be a great way to start self-discovering yourself.

Paul Smith and Betty Smith, both fashion designers, keep their creativity alive by regularly writing in a notebook. Great writers like Virginia Woolf, Maya Angelou, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Sylvia Path and Alice Walker along with hundreds of writers across time who all kept diaries and journals which has informed their writing and creative productivity.

As the life coach and author, Jackee Holder states:

“Journals are creative portals. Because you’re in dialogue with your inner life when you write in a journal, you solve problems and get creative. Keeping a journal can be both a clearing-house and – in the next word, sentence or page – become an incubator where you tap into your imagination and unleash your creativity and ideas.”

Keep Gathering Daily Lumps Of Gold In Your Knowledge Ville

I cannot stress much on this one. Not only reading stimulates you mentally, keeps you updated with knowledge and builds up your analytical and critical skills, a new study shows that for men, access to books from a young age corresponds to higher earnings over a lifetime.

Now you are listening. It’s not me speaking. It’s Charlie Munger speaking. (If you haven’t heard about his name before, forget reading this letter and Google his name right now.)

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people who didn’t read all the time — none, zero”.

Take the richest man in the world, Bill Gates, who reads 50 books a year, or Buffett, who spends as much as 80 percent of his day reading.

Eat A Live Frog Every Morning. Seriously!

Mark Twain once said, “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” He may not be a young entrepreneur, but his advice still stands over a century later: if there’s something you’ve been dreading doing, don’t let it drag on — just do it and move forward.

Research by Roy Baumeister shows that our willpower starts off high and then depletes throughout the day. Other research shows that starting a goal but not completing it (a.k.a., procrastinating) makes us less effective at the next tasks we perform.

The truth is, being a marketer and watching consumers talk about that old shitty brand in a new light or the sales graph go up every quarter can be a fulfilling life achievement, but only if you make yourself capable of being one.

Or else, know the feeling of drowning? Imagine you are drowning in the middle of the Pacific and nobody is there to save you. That’s how you will feel every day.

You sure don’t want that, do you?

Contently yours,

Ron C, Copy-e-Writing

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