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How To Get A Profitable Part-Time Freelance Online Writing Job

Over the last few years, the world economy has gradually started to transform into a “gig” economy. More individuals are hired to complete a project instead of working on a specific job. To maintain a stable income, individuals need to have extra, stable work that they can depend on. For talented writers, getting part-time freelance writing jobs is the answer. Many of these jobs are done virtually, so the writer can work from any location on their own time.

  • Preparing for Work
  • Clients do not want to hire just anyone. Ideally, they want a writer who can turn well-written projects in on a deadline. To demonstrate this talent, writers should first create a portfolio. If the writer has not had clients before, they can always create example articles to fill their portfolio. In addition, writers can offer free blog articles or do an internship to gain job experience.

  • Finding Work: Sign Up for Some Content Mills
  • There are many writing websites that advice against content mills, and they have good reasons to do so. Content mills basically pay one to four pennies a word for basic web content. Although the pay is low, most of these companies offer a steady stream of work and reliable payments. New writers should take some time to get started with a few of the content mills. The writer may never need to work for these companies, but they can use them as a backup option if their other projects are slow.

  • Send Out Proposals
  • Instead of waiting for a client to find them, part-time writers should actively seek out new clients. The writer should find several websites or companies that operate in the same niche. Afterward, the writer should send out a proposal letter. They should offer their services, some example articles and set their rates. Although only a fraction of these proposals will get a response, the responses generated normally lead to high-paying work.

  • Try Bidding Sites
  • Like content mills, bidding sites are flooded with a lot of low-paying jobs. Although these sites are filled with low budget projects, there are some clients that pay a fair wage for the writer's work. Writers should set up a profile and include examples of their best work. Afterward, the writer can begin sending out proposal letters for different projects. They should set a higher rate than required because many of these projects actually take more work than they originally appear to require.


  • If you intend to become a good writer, this blog will surely help you out!

    August 28, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

  • Very helpful for starters in a freelancing, but also good for advanced writers!

    September 5, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

  • Great tips from professionals! Good to see so many updates!

    November 19, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

  • Great ideas using which you'll never get down! Very useful for writers to get their skills prepared to freelance career.

    December 15, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

Expand Your Job Search and Add More Sources to Your List of Freelance Writing Resources

Keep your source list updated and continue expanding your search options. Sometimes writers are not able to land good writing jobs because they don’t expand where they look. In many cases good jobs are not advertised. You need know where to look and who to get in touch with when it comes to reputable sources with writing job leads. Great writers will know where to go to get work. This means your resource list should be diverse with leads in different niches. You should have an idea of which niches and writing jobs are in demand and those that offer lucrative earnings on a regular basis.