Finding a good writing site

Discussion in 'Freelance Writing Challenges' started by harijobs, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. harijobs

    harijobs New Member

    Nowadays it is very difficult to find a good writing site that pays you well. I started my work as a freelance writer with a site called Writerbay. Everything went pretty well and since I was a fresher and inexperienced to the online working I was suspended after a month because of my poor grammar and poor writing skills. After that, till today I am not able to find a good writing site like that. How about you guys? How do you feel about writing online these days?
     
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  2. Gratiano

    Gratiano Member

    What kind of texts did you try to write?
     
  3. Cindy5967

    Cindy5967 New Member

    I am interested in writing but I have always thought I was to old to start a career in writing. Where would be a good place to start.
     
  4. Gratiano

    Gratiano Member

    Honestly, I am a newbie... Age is of minor or no importance at all in writing. All ages have authors and audiences, indifferent to age. The topic is most important. What would you like to write?
     
  5. Cindy5967

    Cindy5967 New Member

    There is so much to write about. I just wrote an article about my city. It was short but I think it was pretty good. I also like history and stuff like that. I watch the new all the time so I think I might like writing about current events. There are so many options. So do you like fiction or non fiction? And where is a good place to start?
     
  6. Gratiano

    Gratiano Member

    I have no idea where to start from but if you like history, then you may be of assistance. Are you interested in article writing or a book author is what you have in mind?
    I prefer fiction books, science fiction is my favourite genre with isaac asimov as an idol. Yet, I have more options as my favourite ones. Non fiction ones are quite difficult to read, they are more of studying(I have in mind biographies, contemporary history, science and such)... and I adore reading lying on the sofa or bed! :) If I have to sit on a chair or on the sofa, then this means studying!
     
  7. Cindy5967

    Cindy5967 New Member

    I decided that I would like to write articles. I signed up for textbroker and I wrote an article on sightseeing in my city. Well i really enjoyed it and I think I did good. So from now own I am going to focus on article writing. What do you think about that.
     
  8. Gratiano

    Gratiano Member

    Articles are very interesting, especially if you have excellent command of a language you can transform a keyboard into a weapon! :) May I see your article?
     
  9. Sharon Lopez

    Sharon Lopez New Member

    I am writing for several sites, like HubPages, ExpertsColumn, and my own blog. For someone who is not a native English speaker, it is really difficult for me to write in that language. My vocabulary is limited and there are instances that I could not seem to find the perfect word for the idea I wanted to discuss. Reading other blogs and articles written by seasoned writers had helped me along the way. I am also using online tools to check on my grammar. with this, I am confident in my writing skill although I know I need more practice.
     
  10. Noah1

    Noah1 New Member

    Alas this was an obstacle I had to contend with for time immemorial, especially as it pertained to my nationality.

    I naturally have an enthusiasm for writing political and social articles, mostly based on my knowledge on the local politics of my country Nigeria. However, I realized that the opportunities which came with such a demesne of freelance writing in my country were quite incommensurate and unsatisfactory. I also subsequently discovered that this was not just the case in my area of expertise alone but elsewhere, as long as the patronization was confined to my country.

    Here was my solution, I simply decided to broaden and diversify my grasp of my preferred demesne and other demesnes of freelance writing. I then made concerted efforts to appeal to more foreign freelancing sites and take advantage of the international freelancing market and voila, that was my way out.
    I have also opted for foreign language programs in order to improve my versatility in working with other international languages and it is definitely starting to pay off.
     
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  11. Kieranlewix

    Kieranlewix New Member

    I have tried many freelance writing sites such as iwriter, uvocorp,ace my homework and hub pages.I have been kicked out severally due to poor ratings but I work hard to improve my ratings and become a great writer.I believe freelance writing is a good field to invest your time in.It really pays.I would like a mentor to guide me through freelance writing and help me succeed.It would be really appreciated.

    I have always wondered where I can get freelance writing training and tips for better quality articles.For those of us who are good at it,mind lending a helping hand?
     
  12. mmarkum

    mmarkum New Member

    Building a writing career takes as much work as anything else. Content mills like Textbroker are good. That's what I primarily use! I like the fact there is always work. They always pay on time and the instructions from the client are clear. Plus, they offer you the opportunity to make extra if you pass their proofreading test and allow clients to contact you directly if they liked your work. Freelancer and Upwork are competitive too, but you can always market there. Otherwise, write, reach out and understand that the worst they can say is no. If you don't put yourself out there, people won't see you. You just have to be tenacious and keep trying.
     
  13. sirfreelancealot

    sirfreelancealot New Member

    In order to find good writing sites, you must do your research well, especially if the writer is looking to earn from their writings. First one must determine if the writing site provides the writer with unlimited work which will ensure the writer can earn a substantial amount of money for their efforts. That the site has tutorials so that the writer can improve on their writing skills. Which, can enable the writer to advance to more lucrative assignments.
     
  14. pager

    pager New Member

    There are lots of freelancers out there than ever before. Sites such as fiverr, upwork are places you can start. But the competition is tough and you need to really up your writing skills in order to make some income.
     
  15. cherri

    cherri New Member

    I've never written online for a site before, but I'm interested to try! I've had private clients before, where I've written various things but those were all people who either knew me personally or who I was recommended to by someone who knew me. From what I've seen with these content mill sites, I wouldn't expect to make a living writing for them, but they seem like a steady source of extra income!
     
  16. SantosVB

    SantosVB Member

    I am an English native and I know the English language very well and I am really interested in freelance writing but my issue is with credibility and even when I find a commendable source, the acceptance process is somewhat gruelling in that, they ask you to complete numerous test and practices and after you submit your application you wait months and months to hear from them or never hear form them again, so I am thinking about starting my own blog on a website but I am not in a position currently to make investments.
     
  17. Noel Angeles

    Noel Angeles Member

    I recently tried looking for writing jobs and nil, most of them are just trying to scam you in doing their work without getting paid. I'm talking about ghostwriting and it seems that there's an oversupply of writers nowadays.
     
  18. charles2reality

    charles2reality New Member

    Well, the answer depends. What do you mean by "good writing site"? You have to consider a lot of factors when deciding if a freelancing writing

    • Are you looking for a site that offers better pay per word or article?
    • Are you looking for a site that pays fast?
    • Are you looking for a site that offers better quality assignments?
    These are questions you should think about when you're testing a freelancing writing site.

    One other tip: Before you join a new freelancing writing site, always read reviews. You will get a preview of all of the potential problems you could have with a new site.
     
  19. Lilly03

    Lilly03 New Member

    Finding a good writing site is literally like looking for a needle in a haystack. There are so many websites out there promising heaven on earth and yet
    sadly it is not true.
    It would be nice if there was insight from some government bodies so that one can know the sites offering real promises.
     
  20. jaymax360

    jaymax360 Member

    There a lot of website that provide these writing job,here i have put the in different categories which will assist you find them.
    General Writing Websites
    Writer's Digest - Probably one of the best all-around websites for writers, Writer's Digest offers information on writing better and getting published. The site also includes community forums, blogs and huge lists of resources for writers.
    Absolute Write - Absolute Write covers a wide range of topics and is a good resource for any writer. This site's thousands of pages feature articles, classifieds, interviews, message boards and writing contests.
    Writing.com - This site is an online community of writers at all skill levels. Free memberships are available to everyone and include an online writing portfolio, writing tools, email services and the opportunity to engage other writers.
    Fan Story - Submit your writing and get critiques from other writers in this online writing community--all genres are welcome.
    Auto Crit - The AutoCrit Editing Wizard is a fantastic tool that automatically analyzes your manuscript and red flags errors, overused phrases, dull sentences and cliches.
    The OWL - Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) has over 200 high-quality grammar and writing resources.
    SparkNotes Ultimate Style - The web's ultimate guide to grammar, with a searchable topic database and an A-Z list of common questions.
    MIT OpenCourseWare - MIT offers a number of free writing courses through its OpenCourseWare program. Course topics include fiction writing, short story writing, expository writing, essay writing, technical writing and poetry.
    Literary Law Guide - The Literary Law Guide provides the legal resources and copyright information that every writer ought to be familiar with.
    The Publishing Law Center - This site also provides important legal information for writers. Topics include licenses, trademarks, copyright, intellectual property and contracts.
    Fiction Writing Websites
    About.com - About.com publishes a Guide to Fiction Writing with general information about fiction writing and a number of community forums for both current and aspiring writers.
    Poets and Writers - Poets and Writers is the largest non-profit organization that servescreative writers. Their website is full of resources, providing information on everything from job listings to writing contests.
    Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America - The SFFWA, or SFWA for short-short, is one of the most effective and widely-recognized of all non-profit writers' organizations. Members have access to all manner of resources and publications and can benefit from the protection offered by the SFWA.
    Writer's FM - The only radio station created for writers by writers. Writer's FM broadcasts 24 hours a day and features music, live interviews, podcasts and more.
    NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month, known as NaNoWriMo, challenges writers to pen 50,000 word novels between November 1 and November 31 every year. The site provides articles, forums and all kinds of motivators to help them get the work done.
    Book-in-a-Week - This site is for ambitious people only. Book-in-a-Week encourages writers to write as much as possible during the first week of every month.
    Novice Writers - Geared mainly towards beginning writers, this site welcomes everyone into their fold. Writers can submit original work and fan fiction, take part in contests and post in community forums.
    Fifteen Minutes of Fiction - Great for the busy writer. Fifteen Minutes of Fiction asks writers to sit down for 15 minutes and write something--a poem, a story, etc.--to post to the site.
    Creative Writing Prompts - Need inspiration? This site offers over 300 writing prompts and ideas for fiction and journal writers.
    Baby Names - Need to name one of your characters? BabyNames.com lets you search for names by gender, origin and letter.
    Nonfiction Writing Websites
    Bella Online - This site offers a large collection of resources for nonfiction writers.
    George Mason University's Nonfiction Universe - George Mason University provides resources for writers of all nonfiction genres.
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  21. soozee

    soozee New Member

    I have always been fascinated with writing and would love to try it. I have looked at quite a few sites and all are willing to help...for a price. Seems there is a lot of people out there willing to offer their expertise for money. I appreciate all the suggestions and assistance offered. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to all and wish me luck.
     
  22. Em Jay

    Em Jay Member

    You're never too old for anything. Time will always pass; you will always look back and wish you'd started things you thought you were too old for. If you start, you will get there and one day, looking back feeling as young as you do now, you will be grateful you took the dive and allowed yourself time to progress.
     
  23. Lyka zeel

    Lyka zeel New Member

    Finding jobs is online is not easy not just writing especially when your in this African States we are closed to USA jobs .l went on a freelance site can't remember the name but they said am not qualified just because am form Africa I felt bad and disappointed I had my hopes high but all in all everything has a reason .
     
  24. wisdom

    wisdom New Member

    Writing, in one way, has been a companion for me during my younger years because I've been away from my parents at a very early age.
    Specially when times get tough, I would vent out my frustrations & hurt feelings in a notebook. I have to say that I developed 'self-pity' even before I reached puberty stage.
    But now that I've grown older, I came back to writing after several years of not being able to - due to time constraints - but this time, I'm doing it online & for financial purposes; like many do. This time around, I feel excited that I'm coming back to my first love; & enthusiastic & hopeful at the same time - because I'd like to help others in my own little way by sharing my experiences & ideas.
     
  25. Fisher Emmanuel

    Fisher Emmanuel New Member

    One needs to really do a proper search in order to find the right and legit writing sites. One of the ways that you can properly identify a good writing site, for example, is by joining writing forums where writers discuss and share new ideas. The other way of finding a good writing site is by trying to look for a mentor who has a great experience in writing since he/she can point out the right writing sites that you can try out.
     

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