The year 2022 has seen a massive rise in the number of freelance writers in every domain. Freelance writers are those who work on a project or assignment basis and create content as per the client’s requirements.

Working on one or more projects at a time is how a freelance writer functions. There are so many freelancing writing sites that have become very popular among writers in the year 2022. These sites have jobs from client bases around the world. And all these clients can be individuals, solopreneurs, publication houses, authors, blog site owners, agencies, influencers, e-commerce brands, small organizations, or big MNCs. They look for blog writers, technical writers, ghost writers, creative writers, social media content writers, scriptwriters, e-book writers, copywriters,  and so on.

The Freelance Writing Sites for 2022

1. Freelance Writing Jobs

Freelance Writing jobs have a big listing on sites like Linkedin and Indeed. It is one of the very first freelance writing sites that started in the year 1997. The main aim back then was to bridge the gap between talented writers and industries like media, e-commerce, and copywriting. This site has a big market in the USA and has been catering to writers globally since its establishment. With experience comes the vision to provide good quality work and projects and Freelance writing has been working on it making the site a preferred choice and a tough competition for other companies.

2. BloggingPro

The freelancing site, BloggingPro is another space that would guide you through well-paying projects. BloggingPro has part-time, full-time, remote work, and freelancing work to choose from. Once you open a free account on the site you can search projects based on payment, client budget, topics, and location too. You might see the requirement of sending an email to a client. All one need to do is send a personalized email with a simple attachment and you are good to go.

3. Contently

Contently is a typical freelance writing site for experienced writers and big organizations looking for writers. The method here is you create a portfolio, the scout team contently matches your portfolio with the client’s requirements and then informs you regarding the proposal. So, it means one can’t bid directly. Everything is via the scout team. But the plus point here is there are some high-paying clients and it helps you to stand out from the crowd of writers coming and going. 

4. Flexjobs

Flexjobs was established in the year 2007, and since then it has been the number one choice as a freelance writing site. The platform has given many writers a chance to get projects abroad and most importantly the desired work. As a 100% reliable freelance writing site, Flexjob has built its own space amongst writers and clients. big names like Apple, Kelly, etc have got their work done through writers from Flexjobs. There is a premium membership apart from the free account that Flexjobs offers.

5. Upwork

Upwork has grown massively in the Asian subcontinent as the most searched freelancing writing site. It has become a world of writers and clients and is growing each day. This platform is excellent for beginners as work level and bidding both come with a lot of insight here at Upwork, which is built by the backend team. Upwork has grown so much that it has given Linkedin tough competition. From hourly rates to project-based bidding you can find all sorts of services in Upwork. Upwork emphasizes building up a promising profile with them. It plays a big role in landing a project for writers, especially for beginners. Like many other sites, Upwork also takes a nominal fee with every project completed.

6. Fiverr

Fiverr has a big market for freelance writers and is one of the most promising freelance writing sites in the year 2022. With work related to all sorts of writing Fiverr offers thousands of opportunities for writers to pitch in. Many companies use Fiverr on a day-to-day basis looking for writers. Being the biggest platform with so many opportunities relevant projects and bidding can be done once you open a count with Fiverr, which is free. There is a high-paying client base on Fiverr which you get aware of once you begin taking projects at Fiverr. After having a decent experience at Fiverr you can easily look for more writing sites for bigger pay and long-term association.

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7. Truelancer

Truelancer is another freelance writing site that functions in the process of bidding for a project and taking it forward from there. The process of opening a Truelancer account is simple and you can start looking for gigs in a few minutes. The team at Truelancer makes the entire process from search to final invoice very seamless for the client as well as the writer.

8. Problogger

The freelancing site, Problogger was founded by Darren Rowse who has years of experience in newsletter and blogging.  Problogger is simple to work with. This freelance writing site offers remote work to freelance writers. Also provides full-time work to people as per the location. With different niches flourishing together, the amount of work might seem less but has quality. The site has kept the pitching process simple and neat. There are nothing hidden or miscellaneous charges.

9. Freelancer

Freelancer is a good paying site if you compare it with other writing sites. There is a boom all over the world over the content requirement and you would find clients from all over the world with a range of work and a good range of payments too. Like every other writing site freelancer also comes with a caution for scam or fraud clients and the site doesn’t take any responsibility.

Opening a freelancer account is simple and once you do that you can access the toolbars and search for projects, even see other writer’s profiles, and can filter gigs as per your preference. There is a limit to bidding per day and month. And with every project, you do pay a nominal fee to the Freelancer site which you get an idea about while bidding for the gig. So there is complete transparency and no scam from Freelancer as a writing site.

10. Writer Access

Writer Access is a premier freelancing writing site. With high-quality content requirements and an established number of permanent clients, this site caters to a premier niche in terms of writers as well. Difficult for beginners to crack in but with a niche experience one can pitch for a high-pay project. They do take a fee from the writers on every project completed. This site is more popular amongst those who are looking for long-term associations. 

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 How Does Freelance Writing Work?

  • Firstly, you pitch for a project 
  • The probable client shares details of the kind of work, duration, and expectation from the writer
  • The client also asks for the charges and availability of the writer
  • You respond with all the details and your charges
  • Once the charges are agreed you create the content
  • You share it along with the invoice and payment details
  • If no edit or edit is required, you receive your payment as pre-decided
  • Content is delivered, the payment is received, and you move on to other projects

How to Become a Freelance Writer

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There are many ways but it’s always better if you plan and strategize. There are a few steps that can be put into consideration when you think to become a freelance writer.

  1. Enroll in a content writing course

While the debate remains that whether one needs to do a course to become a writer or not, the fact is if you need to crack a niche of technical writing and reach a broader client base with variety in your work, then a content writing course is a must. A good content writing course shapes you for freelance writing projects too. By making you well equipped in the knowledge about SEO, google analytics, research, and content strategizing.

  1. Find your niche

Why finding a niche is important? It is very important as it draws all your focus and effort to mastering one domain which ultimately makes you stand out from the clutter. Having said that experimenting with a niche and giving it the time to explore is alright. Only then you would know what would work and what not. 

  1. Keep your portfolio updated and samples ready

No one would believe what you say, rather they would believe what they read. With writers, this is how it works. Also, a good appealing portfolio does the work for you and you need not explain in length your writing projects over a while. Sample writeups should always be kept handy because it validates your style of writing and quality of work. Similarly, a portfolio showcases your premium works.

  1. Social media presence

It might sound unnecessary but social media has a big impact on a first impression. To get a gig or a work social media play the role to bridge the gap between the client and the writer as these platforms have more casual ways to connect.

  1. Pitch for projects

Once all the above is sorted you can begin pitching for projects on various freelancing sites. Understand that pitching is not a one-time process. It’s a continuous process of pitching, following up, and finding new prospects. This might sound tough but is a smooth process once you get an understanding of it. Also, do your prior research o the freelancing sites. It helps you to strategize well.

But all of these require a bit of research to understand the charges and the kind of work you must stick to. As you grow as a writer, you get a hold of what to charge and how to charge.

Conclusion

Freelance writing comes with its own perks and struggles. Choosing a good freelancing writing site to procure projects and work sorts most of the issues. It also enables you to grow as a writer by gazing at different perspectives at the same time. If you are a freelance writer or thinking to become one then do check these sites. There is a lot of work out there for the right talent. You never know your dream project might be there on one of the freelance writing sites, waiting for you!

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q1. Where to start as a freelance writer?

Ans: Look for an internship program, to begin with. The experience gained in the internship helps you to pitch in better as a freelance writer for future projects.

Q2. Are there any good writing courses available?

Ans: Yes. Henry Harvin provides the CDCW course (Certified Digital Content Writing). The course comes with an internship program, placement assistance, and many more services. Do reach out to the support team for more information.

Q3. How to decide on the pricing of freelance writing work?

Ans: It is very variable. Few writers choose to charge PPW (paisa per word), few go for an hourly rate, and many choose project-wise. It depends on person to person and the comfortability of the writer. 
 

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