Every day, many people come online to make a living as a writer — hoping to enjoy the freedom they desire by engaging themselves in content writing jobs from the comfort of their homes. Naturally, the first option they get introduced to is sites like Upwork (formerly oDesk), Guru and Freelancer.com — often unaware that there are better alternatives to sites like Upwork.
Instead of freedom, they get slavery.
It’s not long before they realize that they are running another rat race. They quickly discover that they are stuck in a never-ending hamster wheel of servitude to “clients,” with nothing to show for it. The “earn a good living by doing content writing jobs from home” dream they’ve been sold suddenly seems like an illusion.
This is bad. I strongly believe that to make a good living as a freelance writer, you need to think beyond Upwork, Guru, Freelancer.com and so called “freelance bidding sites.” You need to look for reliable, better-paying alternatives to these sites.
Francesca has always loved writing. So when she graduated from college in 2009 she knew that she wanted to write for a living. She moved to LA and applied to all the movie studios in the hope of landing a job as a screenwriter only to realize that no one wanted to hire a recent college grad with no previous work experience.
However, Francesca didn’t give up, and today she is an established writer who makes a living doing what she loves.
How did she go from being unable to get paid for writing to charging $300 to $400 per article?
Jorden has a lot of great content on her site, and I’ve had people rave about her paid products in communities I oversee. Needless to say, this is someone you SHOULD follow! Check out our case study on her below!
Okay, so recently I read an article in which an “expert” writer shared her keys to succeeding as a freelance writer. I mean, this expert is a published author of a whopping 10 books, including an NYT bestselling book, so when she talks you listen… right?
While I do not in any way mean to demean her achievements, or discredit her for them in any way, I find her advice downright dangerous for freelance writers. That said, based on the “advice” she gave, this is exactly the kind of expert I advise you DON’T follow as a FREELANCE WRITER.
As a freelance writer, when you see ANY “writing expert” give advice related to the following in anyway, UNFOLLOW immediately. It’s for your own good!
We’ve alleviated the stress and tiring work by scouring the Internet for magazines that pay writers. As a freelance writer, your ultimate goal is to make money. After all, you’re running a business.
Nevertheless, the most difficult challenge is finding magazines and publications that will reward your efforts and pay you accordingly. This is our ultimate list of magazines that pay writers — featuring all the lists of paying magazines ever published on Writers in Charge.
I'm Bamidele Onibalusi, a young writer and blogger. I believe writers are unique and highly talented individuals that should be given the respect they deserve. This blog offers practical advice to help you become truly in charge of your writing career.