Best Websites for Freelance Writers

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Hi all!

I’ve had lots of people asking  about the online websites I’ve been writing for lately, so I thought I’d do a quick rundown. I’ve been surprised by the number of great sites available to freelance writers. These services match writers or sellers, with buyers looking for blog posts, website content etc. then take a small commission as their fee.

Aside from the usual learning curve when beginning something like this, I’ve had a great time while earning extra cash. At the end of this post I’ll include a list of the most popular freelance websites. I haven’t used them all, but I’ll tell you about those I’m familiar with. – I started out with a site called Freelancer. For some reason I could never get going with this one. The pay was minimal, and a couple of people stiffed me in spite of that. I know at least one person who really loves this site, so it works for some people, just not for me. – This site pays writers for posting on other people’s blogs. I had trouble getting signed up for this one, so it didn’t work for me either, although it sounded like a fun way to earn dollar$. This is my favorite site so far – and no they’re not paying me to say that. On Fiverr you create an account and propose to do something for five dollars. This is a fun site to peruse whether you’re serious about selling or not. There’s a wide variety of categories and people are very creative with their business ideas.

As for writing – My account says I’ll write 200 words for a blog or website. I get $5.00 for each “gig” I sell – well actually $4.00 after Fiver takes their cut. After you get established you can offer “extras” such as an express delivery for an extra fee, or you can charge more for larger jobs etc. My husband has even gotten into it. He does radio spots and video scripts. Fiverr operates on the PayPal system and I haven’t had a problem transferring my earnings so far.

This has been a lot of fun. Business is brisk and I’ve even had to turn people away when I’m overbooked. Right now I write blog posts for a realtor and a travel agent, and also write content for a producer who’s creating a video Wikipedia. I’ve written about everything from  pets, to the benefits of drinking water, and the joy of bounce houses. I have re-written a resume, a job proposal, and a financial planner’s About Us page, and never know what will come up next. One of the best things about this job is the constant variety.

The following are some of the more popular sites. Check them out if you’d like to turn your hobby into a source of income.

• Fiverup
• Gigbucks
• Zeerk SEO Clerks
• Ten Bux
• Fittytown
• Dollar3
• Twentyville
• Tenner
• Guru

Here’s an update.  I recently learned about two others that many people make a living writing for.  Elance, and Odesk.

I’d love to hear  people’s experiences with these or other sites. Let me know what works for you!

18 thoughts on “Best Websites for Freelance Writers

    • Hi Marilyn,
      I know, the shine can wear off anything if you have to do it. That’s why it’s still fun for me, it’s a want to, not a have to. I’d love to know what kind of writing you did for 40 years.


  1. It sounds like fun. Thanks for the info. I love this blog and hope that you will keep it up in addition to all of your other writing. We need more book recommendations from you


  2. I agree. Tell us about some of your other favorite books. All of my co-workers love your recommendations! Also how is your book going?


  3. Thanks Darlene, I had a bit of a setback on the book. It’s been a long time since I submitted it and when I finally got around to inquiring, it seems it got lost in the shuffle. In other words, I re submitted it and now we start from scratch. The editor was really nice though and bumped me to the top of the reading list. Keep your fingers crossed.


      • Hi Susan, how fun to hear from you. Yes I sent in the revised edition of my book and they turned it down again. Sigh. I’ll have to leave it for awhile, too disappointing. I’m having fun writing for fiverr though and making some pretty decent money with it. Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I hardly ever check my blog anymore since I don’t have a lot of time to write in it these days. I’ll try to let you know about living books next year. What are you up to ?


  4. Thank you so much for creating this list!
    I’ve tried freelancer before with a similar experience to yours. Since reading your post, I’ve done one gig already at fiverr and started commenting at postloop. I really think I’m going to like postloop but need to catch up on some have-to-do’s around home first.
    Anyway, just wanted to thank you for the leads here! 🙂


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