You can take two different approaches to starting an online writing career. You can submit your content to ad-revenue share writing sites or pursue a more traditional freelance writing career where you get paid per assignment.
If you’re pursuing the revenue sharing route, then it may help to learn a bit of SEO (Search Engine Optimization). The reason for this is that you want your articles to get as much publicity as possible.
The more views that your article gets the more you’re likely to earn. You don’t have to become an SEO expert, especially since you’re not working on your own website, but a little bit of knowledge can go a long way.
Below you will find a list of revenue share writing sites, freelance writing websites, and online companies that will pay you for proofreading & editing work.
Revenue Share Writing Jobs (Updated 2018):
If you decide to go the more traditional route then you don’t have to worry about anything other than submitting correctly written assignments. But before you start bidding on freelance writing jobs, you should prepare a few things.
The most important thing to have is several examples of your writing. Choose your best pieces and try to have examples that fit the type of writing that your new employer is looking for.
You should also have a list of referrals that you can show employers to help you land the more desirable jobs. A lot of freelance websites allow clients to rate freelancers so you can refer potential employers directly to your profile, provided that you have great reviews.
Traditional Fee-Based Freelance Writing Jobs:
Work at Home Editing and Proofreading Jobs:
Customer Responses, Reviews, or Complaints
Take a college course in English, that should help with businesses paying you..
I looked at the proofreading section, and found that most of those places are not hiring. As most of these types of articles eventually point out, in a response from someone like me, what a waste of time. But wait!
Not really because now I can go look up something else.
My real value may be in advertising my skill as a windshield wiper replacement guy, or I can check your oil in my driveway.
I saw an ad on a Donald Trump site, and thought it was legit. It's a SCAM. You don't get much information until you pay$97. to join and later on you understand from the fast-talking promoters that there is a monthly fee after you join..
You are told you will have a coach assigned to you - it'a joke . You have a lot of gobbledegook to listen to and watch...like a young girl about 19 - 23 giving a testimonial on how wonderful her life is now that she has all that money, and another lesson has two fish bowls with a little goldfish in a large fishbowl, and a large goldfish in a small bowl, and all that baloney that makes no sense, And the website itself is poorly constructed, it cuts out frequently. I had to go back and sign in at least four times, and that's only three lessons into the "orientation". I spent a whole day trying to get to the pot of gold they offer, and at 5 pm I still was no where. I got a telephone call from my bank alerting me of unusual activity noted on my account - it turned out that they had deposited my $97. payment as soon as they had their grubby hands on it. I decided this might be a scam. and next morning I called my bank, we talked about this transaction, then I called the "coach" told him I wanted my money back. From a bright, cheery fellow, he became critical and confrontational, and said he would refund my money immediately. And before i could say another word he had cancelled my membership, He gave me an override number, and case closed. I could not say anything more because he wouldn't answer any more questions, unless I wanted to join again!!! What a world. Isn't there any security in place to keep the internet safe for browsers?
There certainly should be some type of security for those types of companies. Especially since there are so many of them. Unfortunately I don't think such a thing exists. When I heard Trump recommend them I had to laugh because he obviously didn't know what he was talking about and hadn't bothered to do his due diligence. Take heed everyone and watch for guarantees. (Although that may not necessarily mean anything since there are no regulations). You would think this would be false advertising if nothing else.
I did a lot of work for one of the websites listed here: freelancer.com
When I had accumulated a significant balance amount I asked them to transfer the money into my account, they kept delaying and gave one reason or another, until I gave up after trying for more than two years. A search on the internet revealed that this was their normal practice.
And here you are freely advocating them to innocent unsuspecting people and endorsing such websites! How reckless and careless can this be.
Please check them out before claiming that they are worthwhile. I do not know if there are others like them who you are recommending.