iWriter alternatives to get writing jobs?

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Hey guys,

I have a friend who wants to start freelance writing. She looked at iWriter and wanted to know if there were any other websites she could join with readily available writing jobs.

Anyone doing this can give me some ideas?
#alternatives #iwriter #jobs #writing
  • Profile picture of the author KinneyJ2014
    Originally Posted by bestIMtools View Post

    Hey guys,

    I have a friend who wants to start freelance writing. She looked at iWriter and wanted to know if there were any other websites she could join with readily available writing jobs.

    Anyone doing this can give me some ideas?


    YES! The Internet offers plenty of opportunities for bloggers and content writers

    1. Listverse - you can submit list posts packed with uncommon facts. If you have an idea for a captivating list post that's 1500+ words long, then you can submit it and earn $100


    2. InstantShift- The payments are decided on the basis of the volume and quality of your content.


    3 iWriter- you'll start earning up to $15 per article. iWriter enables you to select the topics you like to write about, decide on the number of articles you are able to write on a daily basis, and start working on your own schedule.


    4. Metro Parent- Metro Parent is always looking for experienced freelance writers who can write content of interest to parents. You can write department columns of 500-700 words, or feature articles of 1000-2500 words.


    6. HubPages- gets a lot of traffic, so it's definitely worthy of attention. You'll need to submit articles of 700+ words, but make sure they are free of spelling and grammar errors if you want to get them approved.

    Not all of these are like iWriter, but you could check out these: www.constant-content.com, www.fiverr.com,www.vworker.com, www.freelancer.com, www.textbroker.co.uk, www.textbroker.com, www.odesk.com, www.elance.com, Guru - Hire Quality Freelancers And Find Freelance Jobs, and The Content Authority.

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    • Profile picture of the author neshaword
      For your information:

      Freelancer.com acquired vWorker in 2012, I'm not sure.
      Elance and oDesk merged, that's Upwork now.
      Guru is clinically dead, I guess?!

      With all due respect to all other alternatives Upwork and Freelancer are the only major league players right now. I think that Freelancer has 20M users right now.

      You may also check LinkedIn. There's this new function called, damn I forgot. But, it's only local for the time being.

      Either way, no work for free! That's my word of advice!

      Originally Posted by KinneyJ2014 View Post

      YES! The Internet offers plenty of opportunities for bloggers and content writers

      1. Listverse - you can submit list posts packed with uncommon facts. If you have an idea for a captivating list post that's 1500+ words long, then you can submit it and earn $100


      2. InstantShift- The payments are decided on the basis of the volume and quality of your content.


      3 iWriter- you'll start earning up to $15 per article. iWriter enables you to select the topics you like to write about, decide on the number of articles you are able to write on a daily basis, and start working on your own schedule.


      4. Metro Parent- Metro Parent is always looking for experienced freelance writers who can write content of interest to parents. You can write department columns of 500-700 words, or feature articles of 1000-2500 words.


      6. HubPages- gets a lot of traffic, so it's definitely worthy of attention. You'll need to submit articles of 700+ words, but make sure they are free of spelling and grammar errors if you want to get them approved.

      Not all of these are like iWriter, but you could check out these: www.constant-content.com, www.fiverr.com,www.vworker.com, www.freelancer.com, www.textbroker.co.uk, www.textbroker.com, www.odesk.com, www.elance.com, Guru - Hire Quality Freelancers And Find Freelance Jobs, and The Content Authority.

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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    Jonathan Leger over at iNeedArticles.com needed some writers a few months back. But I'm not sure if there are any more open positions.
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  • Profile picture of the author dana67
    Your friend could also consider writing for herself. There are many ways to monetize a site or blog such as Google AdSense, Affiliate opportunities, etc. If she is able to generate interesting and engaging content, it may be worth considering.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Pearl
    There are more sites are available in the industry and i can suggest you to,
    iWriter
    elance
    freelancer
    upwork
    fiverr
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  • Profile picture of the author missmystery
    I can vouch for Constant Content. I've sold articles off there. (Just grabbed a bunch of PLR and quickly re-wrote it.)
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    You can use google to ask your question and get feedback straight away. Have you looked at networks like elance? Even fiverr.com. Don't let the name fool ya. You can make some pretty good money.
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  • Profile picture of the author BradVert2013
    Forget writing for any of those content mills. If your friend wants to make a good living as a freelance writer, then he/she should put up a website and start soliciting clients diectly. A good freelance content writer can easily command $50-$100 for a simple 500 word article. Anything longer/more complex will get an even higher rate.

    A good way to start is by bidding for for jobs on Upwork. Target those that will pay at least $50 per 500 words. It takes some digging, but they're out there. After working with a client for a while, I ween them off Upwork so they pay me directly, avoiding Upwork's fees.

    But a good website and some good marketing will get your friend plenty of work.
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    • Profile picture of the author CyberDav
      Originally Posted by BradVert2013 View Post

      Forget writing for any of those content mills. If your friend wants to make a good living as a freelance writer, then he/she should put up a website and start soliciting clients diectly. A good freelance content writer can easily command $50-$100 for a simple 500 word article. Anything longer/more complex will get an even higher rate.

      A good way to start is by bidding for for jobs on Upwork. Target those that will pay at least $50 per 500 words. It takes some digging, but they're out there. After working with a client for a while, I ween them off Upwork so they pay me directly, avoiding Upwork's fees.

      But a good website and some good marketing will get your friend plenty of work.
      There is usually a lot of competition on Upwork for those clients that pay that much, so prepare yourself for a lot of bidding.
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      • Profile picture of the author neshaword
        Originally Posted by CyberDav View Post

        There is usually a lot of competition on Upwork for those clients that pay that much, so prepare yourself for a lot of bidding.
        Competition isn't the only problem. I think that new fees policy of mind blowing 20% is fully effective as of this month. So, don't forget about that. Also, there's a notorious section number (I forgot, but I can check), which says that you're obliged to pay fees to Upwork for 2 years, if you got your client on this network. So, please think again if it's worth of all the trouble.

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    • Profile picture of the author neshaword
      Originally Posted by BradVert2013 View Post

      Forget writing for any of those content mills. If your friend wants to make a good living as a freelance writer, then he/she should put up a website and start soliciting clients diectly. A good freelance content writer can easily command $50-$100 for a simple 500 word article. Anything longer/more complex will get an even higher rate.

      A good way to start is by bidding for for jobs on Upwork. Target those that will pay at least $50 per 500 words. It takes some digging, but they're out there. After working with a client for a while, I ween them off Upwork so they pay me directly, avoiding Upwork's fees.

      But a good website and some good marketing will get your friend plenty of work.
      Brad,

      I don't know how long have you been working on Upwork. Because there's this new crazy 20% fee, lot of guys are looking for ways to work outside Upwork. Yet, there's something you should be fully aware of.

      There's this thing called the Section 7 of Upwork Terms it's called Non-Circumvention.To make the long story short. Upwork owns you literally for 2 years. By accepting their Terms, which you did just like me and so many other freelancers, you accepted to treat your relationship with your client as the Upwork "property."

      All contracts initiated and developed on Upwork are treated as Upwork ownership for the next 2 years. You can check the Terms yourself. Now, the catch is to find a trustworthy client who's not gonna report you to Upwork, which is something that happened to me. I was blackmailed and forced to work almost for free.

      I'm currently happy with my projects on Freelancer. Compared to Upwork a very reasonable fee of 10% and with no crazy rules.

      All the best,
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      • Profile picture of the author BradVert2013
        Originally Posted by neshaword View Post

        Brad,

        I don't know how long have you been working on Upwork. Because there's this new crazy 20% fee, lot of guys are looking for ways to work outside Upwork. Yet, there's something you should be fully aware of.

        There's this thing called the Section 7 of Upwork Terms it's called Non-Circumvention.To make the long story short. Upwork owns you literally for 2 years. By accepting their Terms, which you did just like me and so many other freelancers, you accepted to treat your relationship with your client as the Upwork "property."

        All contracts initiated and developed on Upwork are treated as Upwork ownership for the next 2 years. You can check the Terms yourself. Now, the catch is to find a trustworthy client who's not gonna report you to Upwork, which is something that happened to me. I was blackmailed and forced to work almost for free.

        I'm currently happy with my projects on Freelancer. Compared to Upwork a very reasonable fee of 10% and with no crazy rules.

        All the best,
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        I only have a few clients from Upwork, so it doesn't make up the bulk of my business. Luckily, I've earned enough there to qualify for the 10% fee (still high, but it's the cost of doing business). My Upwork clients have been with me for a long time and we have discussed moving away from the platform. I definitely try to spread all my eggs around.
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  • Profile picture of the author rashedpwd
    If her writing is good, you can make a website & offer for writing. On the other hand, she can work as a freelancer in various Freelancing market place. Such as Upwork, Fiverr or, other site like these. Best of luck. Thanks for your advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author ShayB
    I'm going to suggest another route:

    Contact local businesses to write for: web content, press releases, etc.

    They generally pay well and aren't trying to hire the cheapest writer. They will pay for quality.
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    • Profile picture of the author BradVert2013
      Originally Posted by ShayRockhold View Post

      I'm going to suggest another route:

      Contact local businesses to write for: web content, press releases, etc.

      They generally pay well and aren't trying to hire the cheapest writer. They will pay for quality.
      Very, very true! One of my biggest paying jobs came from a local small business.
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  • Profile picture of the author marklyons
    If your friend want a writing jobs then you can search online freelancer sites such as upwork, fiverr and many more. I also use upwork and its free to join you can upload your CV and will get writing projects. So, you are free to choose project or client with whom you want to work.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    do they really pay you per article? (it seems someone was not paid)
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  • Profile picture of the author gingerninjas
    If she is starting out this is a great way to get into content writing. I would suggest using Freelancer.com or similar such as UpWork or Elance.. they are the sites most of my colleagues use and they get a great response. Be aware that these sites have people from all over the globe vying for work, so the rates vary so you may be up against people who are willing to do the same work for a tenth of the price. While your friend gets established she may need to do jobs that might not be at the usual rate she might like, however you do need to establish a profile on these sites so you should be aware that the hourly rate is quite a bit lower and you do need to pass on a percentage of your earnings for each project to the platform. It can range from 10% and up, so be aware of this as it can be a surprise when the cut is taken. Overall, it is a great way to test the waters and see if this is an avenue you would like to pursue. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author fwe
    Why he do not starts with the Freelancing sites? He can start with the Fiverr, Upwork. If he have a good writing skill, he will get a good job. There are many buyers is waiting on the freelancing market for him. Then he can buy a Domain & Hosting. He can upload his previous work sample, if one search online to get a good writer. he may get this job also. Thanks for your advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author conradomahy524
    Originally Posted by bestIMtools View Post

    Hey guys,

    I have a friend who wants to start freelance writing. She looked at iWriter and wanted to know if there were any other websites she could join with readily available writing jobs.

    Anyone doing this can give me some ideas?
    Maybe she should look again at iWriter as I just got an email from them today regarding some upcoming improvements:

    "We have BIG improvements coming to the iWriter platform in 2017. One of which includes a brand new website layout/design with much added and improved functionality. It has been a 2 year process and we are currently in the testing phase."
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    • Profile picture of the author BradVert2013
      Originally Posted by conradomahy524 View Post

      Maybe she should look again at iWriter as I just got an email from them today regarding some upcoming improvements:

      "We have BIG improvements coming to the iWriter platform in 2017. One of which includes a brand new website layout/design with much added and improved functionality. It has been a 2 year process and we are currently in the testing phase."
      If only they paid writers more than $2/article.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    I'd say as you look at all those fab sites to definitely have her start her own blog, to build her authority.

    Then clients can flow to her too versus her always being on the hunt!

    Set up a nice Hire Me page. Write posts about freelancing and writing. Attract clients.

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  • Profile picture of the author WarriorWasim
    Use Warrior for hire section and tell your friend to get ready for writing some review copies and he is good to go. Thanks :-0
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  • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
    I've used textbrokers.com from time to time. I found the lead on ratracebellion.com - an at-home employment site. The best site by far I've found, however, is WritersinCharge. Many, many possibilities there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Courage
    The best way to get writing gigs IMHO is by
    building a list and sending daily emails.

    This give you an opportunity to demonstrate
    your skill and knowledge and, over time,
    builds a relationship with your list.

    (Eventually people will ask you to write
    for them.)

    This is easier said than done, so I suggest
    you start with Fiverr because it's pretty
    easy to make money there (Provided you
    can actually write.)
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  • Profile picture of the author Harry Exper
    Originally Posted by bestIMtools View Post

    Hey guys,

    I have a friend who wants to start freelance writing. She looked at iWriter and wanted to know if there were any other websites she could join with readily available writing jobs.

    Anyone doing this can give me some ideas?
    When I think of Websites with readily available writing jobs and that is easy to join iwriter comes to mind. It's just that you need to be patient when you are still at the beginner level and refresh the job page every few minutes in order to find writing jobs.

    But after writing and submitting up to 25 article - rejected and accepted - you will move to the premium level whenever you get a 4.1 rating or higher. Here there are over a hundred jobs to choose from every time of the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    now that fiverr allows you to charge whatever you want

    i'd go with them...

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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Fiverr pretty much DECIMATED most other writing platforms due to three key factors

    1) Buyer volume - tons of buyers on Fiverr

    2) Flex pricing

    3) Robust feedback system

    Kinda makes you wonder why (a rapidly declining number of) people are still using Upwork and other platforms.
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