Internet Sources for Freelance Writers Jobs
Have you seen these opportunities? Freelancer writers are finding jobs posted online for earning money for translating, and many other opportunities-but beware! There are few opportunities to actually earn extra money, especially considering how much time the writer will actually have to expend researching and editing information they find for specific topics.
I have even located sites that offer affiliate income, by allowing a stream of ads to be posted through a link or ad at the person's Web site or Blog, and earning a small commission on any work that is actually awarded. The advertisement being that an affiliate could make $90 on a $1,000 project. That would be fine if there were that many $1,000 projects, but the sad reality is that there are mostly jobs advertised originating in the Middle Eastern, African, or Asian countries and often pay from two cents to less than a penny per word.
And that 9% compensation on a $30 job is a whopping $2.70. Not much, huh? Do you see just how much volume it would take to earn money through these sites?
In many instances a copywriter would be expected to accept a job that pays only $1.50 per 500 word document. I don't know about many of you reading this, but if a person can accurately type 60 words a minute, they could get a 500 word document completed in less than ten minutes, but that is just typing. There is also a fair amount of researching and brainstorming, even if doing simple blogs and social media writing, which can easily add 10 to 30 minutes and usually much more, per document. So to make $100 in a single day under these circumstances, it would be necessary to work for about $6.00 per hour.
You have to laugh, too, because even though the compensation is so dirt-poor, the offers usually stress that writers are needed with excellent English, but the advertisement is almost never written in good English, let alone excellent English, so who are they kidding?
I know of fast-typing college professors who mentioned that they were able to earn some extra money from one of these types of online sources, and there may be opportunities for making some extra money here and there, but the vast majority of quality writers will quickly discard these online freelance writing opportunities as a waste, or at least a large expenditure, of their time-time that could be better spent pursuing actual, good-paying opportunities, for firms, and advertising and public relations agencies who occasionally work with freelance writers and designers.
But if anyone reading this can shed some light on sources that are legitimately offering good paying opportunities to freelance writers, I would like to know about them. You can use my Web site form at www.jhowardco.com to inform me.