Now that you’ve decided to give freelance writing a try, it’s time to start looking for opportunities. There are a lot of sites on the Internet that can speak of promises that you’ll make a certain amount of money each day by writing – after you buy the “secret” package or “resources” from the individual.
Personally, I don’t believe in paying someone to help me look for employment in any form. Those sites that charge you money to work are profiting off of the misfortune of others and I do not condone such behaviors. With that being said, here is how I began my career as a freelance ghostwriter.
- Applied at TextBroker.com
- Applied at WriterAccess.com
- Submitted a Couple of Articles to Constant-Content.com
- Writing for Various Websites and Guest Blogs
I write a lot about TextBroker.com on this website. Out of all of the opportunities I have found so far, this site has been the most lucrative. If you can get a few good regular clients, you could find yourself inundated with orders. The interface is very easy to understand and use. While you are paid less per word than some of the other systems I’ve seen, the amount of work available is unparalleled – so far.
The process for becoming a ghostwriter for WriterAccess.com is a bit different than it is with TextBroker. It is more of an English test in order to gauge your skills. As time progresses, you can develop yourself as a more competent author providing greater opportunities for completing orders. While the pay per word is significantly higher than alternative sites, the amount of available work is considerably lower.
Constant-Content.com is a bit more difficult to manage than some of the other sites I have been to. The settings and materials seem more geared towards advanced writers and marketing experts. You don’t submit your writing to clients, but they lease or buy your content from you. You can develop any article you want for virtually any reason. If it’s accepted by the Constant-Content team, then it’s available for clients to purchase. It’s an interesting spin on the process, but getting your work submitted to Constant-Content.com is more difficult than the other methods.
Websites and Guest Blogs
When the workflow was low, I spent my time developing my own websites or writing for others as guest blogging. This allows you to put into practice new things you’ve learned while keeping your skills honed. When you’re waiting for orders to be listed, there is no sense in sitting idle. Write where you can, when you can.
There are more opportunities available outside what I’ve listed above. However, these have been the most lucrative for myself. Aside from Constant-Content, I have made money with every one of these opportunities. If you come across others that look like they may be worthwhile, do your research and make sure the company is legitimate. You don’t want to hand over content or money to a company that isn’t going to help you develop yourself as a freelance writer.