Freelance Writers Wanted: How To Find Resources Providing Good Jobs
If you are working as a freelance writer and you are interested in resources that provide good jobs, consider the following:
- When you start as a freelance writer, there are many mistakes you can make. But, if you work with a professional third party company who is there to give you some basic assistance, you won’t make as many mistakes. You can avoid contractual errors by working with a third party service who will automatically draft the contracts for you before you start working.
- You might end up being taken advantage of financially by clients who do not want to pay. But if you work with a reputable third party freelance platform you have a minimum amount for hourly and fixed price jobs to which the clients must adhere. Some clients will try and circumvent that, for example, by making a job for 1 article an hourly job in lieu of a fixed price job, enabling them to pay only $3 per hour rather than the fixed price minimum of $20. You will do well to ignore people like this and avoid them at all costs.
- You should review the information about a freelance platform policy so that you know what their policies are, how they can protect you, and what options you have should anything go wrong. If you know that a company does not allow payments to be issued outside of their payment structure for the first two years you work with a client, then you can avoid a severe penalty by accepting a job where the client asks to pay outside of the arranged payment structure. If you know what support exists for you as the freelancer, you can meet a strict filing deadline for things such as failed payment from a client.
- When you look into the job descriptions, avoid jobs that are vague at best, jobs which do not supply a great deal of information or jobs where the client is unsure of what they want, but they know that they want it now. These jobs will only result in a headache for you, unlimited email exchanges, and an incredibly delayed payment structure.
- Look for jobs with clear expectations, clearly defined payment plans, and a clear due date by which they expect the content. You will fare much better with jobs like this compared to the alternative.