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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.

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Tip of the day

There are so many clients in need of writers it is ridiculous for any writer to say they cannot get work. You need to study the market carefully and know what to say when approaching potential clients.