How To Get Part Time Online Freelance Writing Jobs: Advice For Freelancers
Many freelance writers are not looking for a full-time position, but rather a job they can do part-time from home. This is the perfect way to earn extra income for parents who stay at home with a child too young to go to school, who have medical issues requiring them to keep near home, or for job seekers who have no form of transportation to get to a 9 to 5 position. Part-time does not necessarily mean low pay however. There are many part-time jobs on the internet that pay really well, especially "piece work" type writing. While you probably won't find too many jobs on the web that start at ten or even twenty-five cents a word, one cent per word is common and can add up relatively quickly. Here is where you should look:
- Freelancer sites: There are hundreds of sites dedicated to all types of freelancing all over the internet, and many of them are for writers only. These sites have huge memberships and new jobs that are added almost every minute. The employers come from all over the world and each has their own specific requirements for what they need in a writer. The benefit to these sites is that you are able to pick and choose which postings you wish to apply for. You may choose to only go after the occasional article needed, something that looks for 5 to 10 hours of your time per week, or a blog post needed on a monthly basis. If you are a little bit more ambitious it may be worth your time (and the pay check) to look for a contract writing e-books. While some offer ridiculously low payment for a large word count, there are others that pay very well. If you are able to write 5,000 words a day with ease (the minimum word count for most e-books), you can easily make $50 or more per day. Not bad for part-time work!
- Online classifieds: Online boards are the next best place to look for employment. New jobs appear with regularity and you can set your preferences to notify you when something is posted that matches what you are looking for. Many times you will come across employers who are looking to have something urgently done. This usually means that they will choose to hire very quickly and the pay is usually higher than average as well. Make sure you check back frequently so that you don't miss your dream job!