Freelance Writer Jobs - An Excellent Way To Earn Some Quick Money!

Last Update: May 25, 2018

Freelance writer jobs are high in demand and can be an excellent way to earn some quick money, especially when you're in the early stages of building out your website and waiting for your content to get indexed and ranked.

According to a recent survey, almost 30% of workers in the United States are freelance writers and this number is expected to grow as technology continues to advance.

While many factors can be attributed to this growth, outsourcing plays a major role in the freelance market and the future of freelance writers is looking bright.

Businesses want their task completed as quickly as possible without hiring extra employees.

Students in colleges or universities will often need to hire freelance writers to complete their essays or assignments before the submission deadline.

Newspapers and magazines are constantly looking for freelance writers to write articles that will entice their audience.

There are so many freelance writer jobs available that anyone who's struggling to get their website ranked and earning money should seriously think about doing some freelance writing to bring in some money while they build up their online business.


What Sort Of Freelance Writer Jobs Are Available?

Some jobs include writing product descriptions, blog entries, essays, and articles.

As workplace experts advise employers to outsource roles such as writing to freelance writers to cut down the operation cost in future the list just gets bigger.

Whether you are a complete beginner or already an expert writer, the content marketing and SEO skills you learn here at Wealthy Affiliate will certainly help you to make money as a freelance writer.

There are various kinds of freelance writer jobs that are available to you including medical, technical, and legal among others, but niche market writing is the way to go if you really want to succeed as a freelance writer and maybe even turn it into your full-time income.

Internet marketing as one of the hottest niches and it's booming right now!

Internet marketing also offers some of the highest paying gigs and has literally no competition.

Here are the five freelance writer jobs in no particular order that are in high demand right now


1. Content SEO Writing Jobs

Content SEO writing jobs are also known as keyword rich articles because they are written around a certain keyword or phrase.

If you've been following the training here and are already building out your website with content you should be well practiced in writing keyword rich articles.

For example, if your client is involved in a courier business they might choose the keyword "Courier Services" as the keyword phrase they want to rank their article for.

All you need to do using the skills you've learned here is to produce a well written unique article around the words "Courier Services" and submit it.

Good freelance writers know exactly how to include keywords into an article to get the article to rank on page one of Google and there are of companies looking for skilled SEO writers who will help get their websites on the top of the SERPS.

Almost every business you can think of is now marketing their products or services online and thus the demand for content writing jobs is on the upward trend.

Skilled SEO writers can earn around $25-$50 per every 300-word article.

The average earning of good content writers range between $500-$1000 per month.


2. Academic Writing Jobs

These are freelance writer jobs that aim to help students complete their assignments or essays on time.

Students make payments to a writing company and the company hires freelance writers to complete the assignments at an agreed fee.

Academic freelance writers will have to write on some varied and diverse topics including medicine, biology, mathematics, chemistry among others.

The amount of money they earn on every project will be determined by the number of pages and urgency of the assignment.

Many academic writers earn $20-$50 per page.

If you are knowledgeable in a lot of different subjects across a wide range of topics they academic writing can be another lucrative opportunity for you to earn money online.

Academic writers make an average of $1000 per month.


3. Article/Feature Writing

This is the one that normally comes to mind when people talk about freelancing.

Good article writers are able to write about many things that they are passionate about or topics that will attract the attention of their audience.

You can make good money when writing about the things you love.

The pay will normally be based on the number of articles that you write on any given day but there are lots of writing sites where you can get these freelance writer jobs and earn a decent income.

Article writers make around $10-$30 per articles based on the complexity of the article and the article writing website they are using.

The average earnings of basic article writers normally range between $300-$500 per month.

This will grow as you get more experienced and can demand higher rates.


4. Newspaper Writer Jobs

Periodicals and newspapers (both print and online) used to hire writers on full-time basis but the internet has now made it possible for freelancers to sell their work to online publications which has changed the newspaper writing landscape.

The job of a news writer is to inform the audiences the facts surrounding an incidence just after it has occurred. The writers must be unbiased and objective at all times.

Freelance news writers will normally negotiate their own payment terms with the marketing department of each publication and depending on the number of publications sold newspaper writers can make an average of $500 per month.


5. Grant Writing

This is where freelance writers are required to research and come up with proposals aimed at helping non-profit organizations to get funding from the various agencies of the government.

The proposal involves writing an application, discussing why the applicant needs the funding and his intentions.

Most companies are not able to hire grant writers on full-time basis so they outsource freelancers to do the job.

So there you have it.

That's just a few ways to earn some money freelancing as a writer and if you think you could fill any of the above positions you're probably asking how do you get started?

Before you launch your freelance writing career you need to make sure you're prepared to take on the work.

Always remember to create a professional looking bio/portfolio that will make you stand out from the crowd and if possible have a couple of examples of your work ready that you can show to potential clients if they ask for them.

Here are five of the best freelancing websites that you can register with as a freelance writer.


The Best Websites to Register With as a Freelance Writer

  • Upwork: With more than 1.5 million customers, Upwork offers an opportunity to every freelancer. The site accommodates hourly, long-term, short-term and entry-level projects. Upwork will also give you a chance to showcase your skills no matter where you might be in your career.
  • Freelancer: Unlike other freelancing websites, Freelancer allows a healthy competition between writers to prove their skills. If you are competent and confident in your field, they register with Freelancer to showcase your skills.
  • Craigslist: Although most people know it as a platform for selling and buying items, it can be a great source of freelance writer jobs. You can browse through the site to find the jobs offered on the site.
  • Essay Shark: This is a great site for freelance writers who want assist students write their college or university assignments at a cost. However, writers are required to have an undergraduate degree for them to be allowed to register with the site.
  • iWriter: If you have a passion for writing articles on various subjects they you should register with iWriter. It is a great site where you can earn good money if you are able to write high quality articles in a fairly short time.

If you know of some more freelancing sites or already work for one that you would recommend that's not listed here please add them in the comments section below.

Have a great weekend and if you found this useful don't forget to share it with all your friends or at least hit the like button! ;)

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sigauke Premium
Thanks so much Alan, great idea
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Alan Hocking Premium
Yes Ngoni it's a great way to make some quick money while you're waiting for your website to start ranking and earning
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CarolMeador Premium
Thank you, Alan. This is something I've been needing to look into, but have too much going on right now to research it. Will definitely be on it once I get the house sold and moved. Possibly sooner.
Carol
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Alan Hocking Premium
You're welcome Carol

Freelance writing can be quite lucrative if you have the time to do it
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CarolMeador Premium
I don't now, but will when I'm finished with the house and move. Carol
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Alan Hocking Premium
Let me know how you get on when you finally get around to it

Hope your house move goes smoothly :)
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks, Alan. I will. Carol
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CDevonshire Premium
What do you need? I am an author
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MoritzS Premium
If you are a writer, then you can sign up on one of those sites he mentioned in the article.
He is not looking for a writer. Just showing people where writers can make money.
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Alan Hocking Premium
I already use iWriter Colin but thanks for the offer.

Which site do you work through?
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midhunvm Premium
Hi Alan, are you using iwriter
for getting articles or as a writer?
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Alan Hocking Premium
I get articles written for me at iWriter I don't write for them
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midhunvm Premium
Awesome! I write articles in iwriter.

For what niches are you getting articles?
if it is ok to share.

Thank you , Alan
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Alan Hocking Premium
Internet Marketing and Travel
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midhunvm Premium
cool!
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Alan Hocking Premium
I do have a couple of favorite writers I already use but I'll look out for you when I'm ordering my next article :)
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Alan Hocking Premium
Thanks for clarifying Moritz :)
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midhunvm Premium
My iwriter username is grabyourarticle

Thank you, Alan!
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Alan Hocking Premium
Excellent thanks I'll look out for you when I order my next article :)
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midhunvm Premium
Thank you , Alan :)
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Alan Hocking Premium
You're welcome

Have a great weekend! :)
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midhunvm Premium
You too, Alan :)
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Acharya71 Premium
Wonderful! Very exciting and helpful.
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Alan Hocking Premium
Thanks Heman glad you liked it and hopefully found it useful :)
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MessyJess Premium
Thanks for the info. I've been considering freelance writing for some extra income. Things are tight right now, so I'll probably end up doing it. Thanks again!
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Alan Hocking Premium
You're welcome Jessie I know a lot of people who have actually turned freelance writing into a full-time job
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