The Top 3 Freelance Websites I Use As A Freelance Writer

So you’re a freelancer looking to earn money? I’ve got the perfect websites to find online writing jobs to fit your needs. It’s a luxury to be able to work from home without having to answer to the boss-man. Being self-employed has been one of the greatest things that have happened to me, and I’m willing to share the wealth.

I have three top websites I use to get jobs fast and have even gained long-term clients from. Writing content isn’t the easiest job in the world so searching for clients to produce content for should be. Here are my top three sites to finding online writing jobs:

Upwork

I’ve talked about Upwork before, but it truly is the best thing since sliced bread! It’s the best site to talk to real clients and get real jobs. I love how easy it is to use and the fact that you can see how your money is really operating. The con is that they do take a small fee from your profit for tax purposes, but of course, you’ll get that back once you file taxes.

Upwork was the first platform where I got the majority of the clients I have today. I still am using it at the moment and have no complaints. I another thing that’s commendable is if a client hasn’t paid you after fourteen days, and you turned in your work for them they will step in and give you the funds. Unfortunately, I had to deal with this once when a client became unresponsive, but Upwork handled things smoothly and made it easy.

The other cool thing about Upwork is that it is for all different kinds of freelancers from graphic design to administrative work. The possibilities are endless!

Textbroker

Textbroker is my favorite way to earn instant money for articles. This site has a variety of pieces you can write for different clients, and you get 24 hours to complete most work. It may seem as though it is not enough time, but you can really earn some significant bucks. Unlike Upwork, this site is specifically for freelance writers. You even get rated on the work you do, and that unlocks the groups you can join and clients you can write for.

You don’t get paid per article as much as you would for a long-term client, but the potential is still there. For instance, doing 5 columns within a week or even a day could earn you at least $20 if they all get approved and depending on each articles rate.

I like the fact that the instructions are easy to follow and there isn’t much need for the back, and forth you would typically have. At the same time, if you do have questions, it can be hard to get a timely response before your time runs out that you would otherwise get with the typical client writer relationship.

Indeed

Just like Upwork, Indeed has a variety of jobs to choose from. It is kind of my least favorite out of the three because it is so saturated with other posts, but it still works. Indeed is where I got my first two clients ever and even have them to this day.

Indeed is great if you want a writing job that is more advertising based like being a copywriter or if you are more into report writing. However, if you like the freedom of self-employment, they have plenty of freelance jobs available to you.

Indeed is another excellent place to get long-term clients rather than the one time article then on to the next. This will help you have a consistent form of income in the long run and not have to stress as much of when or where you’ll find your next job.

These three sites are great for getting your content out and finding the perfect client for you. I highly recommend you at least try one of the three suggested. Either way, you won’t be disappointed by what you find. If you do decide to check out these freelance websites, let me know how you like them. Remember, with all the great things in life it will take some time!

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Reflection | 4 Signs You Need to Change Jobs

    I hope changing jobs is the least of your concerns right now, but if it is a concern then don’t feel bad at all. There are so many people out in the world that are not happy with their jobs and need a change. They stay out of obligations either in or out of their control.
    The point I’m trying to make with all this is you’re NOT ALONE! If you are finding yourself having the itch to make a career or job change, but are having trouble finding the courage to do it; then I hope this helps you out:

Morale is Dead

    There is nothing worse than coming to a job and not believing in the companies values or feeling like you’re not making a difference. If it goes against your morals or you don’t believe in the values then move along there is nothing for you there. You will likely resent going and participating in a corrupt culture every day.
 
    In return will start affecting the way you see yourself. We definitely don’t want that!

Burn Out/Mental Health

    This is a serious issue and concern for America today and I’m guessing other countries as well. Please take care of yourself! There is no amount of money that can replace your life. So if you find yourself mentally and emotionally drained to where a vacation can’t fix the burnout – that means you need to go!
 
    Trust me on this one. They will replace you in a heartbeat not even long enough for your casket to have weeds grow out of it. To them, you’re a number, and if you’re not seen as a number then lucky you, you should stay.
    But for most of us, the reality is we are only a number and they care about us making them money. You can die at a miserable job if you want to, or you can take care of yourself. Why not do something you love so it won’t feel like you’re working?
    I know this isn’t usually a realistic route. But, if it can be a reality for you go get that dream job and make it happen. I promise you from experience it is worth it in the end.

You Aren’t Enjoying it

    There’s no better buzzkill like going day after day to a job you don’t enjoy. I kind of referenced to this in my last statement, but I’ll say it again. You want to work somewhere that you are at least content with.
    It doesn’t have to be rays of sunshine and unicorns, but it does have to be tolerable to where you don’t hate life. It’s worth the investment if you’re going to spend 40 plus hours there. Like the job’s time is important, yours is too and don’t let anyone tell you different!

Not Paying the Bills

    If this job is doing all the above and not making ends meet, oh honey, you need to get out of there faster than a New York second! The stress from the job and not being able to pay bills like you want will absolutely drive you crazy. There is no reason to stay.
    Get your all your ducks in a row to find that better paying job and put your two weeks in yesterday. This is pretty self-explanatory on why you shouldn’t stay.
    Finances are one of the leading causes of depression. As we discussed before, your mental health is important and part of what sustains you. If your brain isn’t functioning you won’t either!
 

Are You Convinced?

    If you relate to any of two out of the four, I suggest you start to consider changing jobs or even career paths. In my opinion, it would be beneficial for you. If you were looking for a sign – here it is! I’m tired of people thinking that work is equivalent to unhappiness because it truly doesn’t have to be.
    You have control of your life and choose what makes you happy. You also choose what you’ll put up with. Stop the complaining, look for that new career, and start living the life you imagined for yourself on a job that doesn’t make you or your life miserable.