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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Freelance Writer Info | 5 Apps Every Freelance Writer Should Have

As a Fellow Freelance writer, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the apps I love to use to keep me on track and in business. Here I’ve listed the top 5 apps every freelance writer should have.

Upwork

Upwork has given me the most success in landing jobs and forming real clients. It is pretty easy to use once you get the hang of it. There are so many options that it would be impossible to run out of things to do. I find that the majority of client-tell is straightforward and friendly. I haven’t had a bad experience yet to make me not want to use it anymore.

One thing I like about Upwork is that you get to choose your hourly rate and it can time how long you worked on a project to get the most accurate depiction of what you’ve been doing. If you’re just starting out in the freelance business or an OG I highly recommend trying Upwork.

Trello

Trello helps me keep my life together. I will say there is a learning curve, but once you get it down you’ll love it and be a pro. It feels good checking off everything I’ve gotten done. Sometimes when you’re working, working, working you forget how much you’ve actually accomplished. I like this because it makes me feel like I am getting tangible results.

If you work in a team environment it’s great for that too, but I just use it as a personal app.

Google Drive

Google Drive is heaven sent! I love the fact that it auto-saves work and it is easy to share. You can also easily convert it to a word document or pdf and more. This makes it super convenient and you have access to your files anywhere. Whether it be your phone, a borrowed computer, or even your personal one it is always there ready for you to get started or finish.

WordPress

Now I might be a little biased since WordPress is my platform, but I really do like the app and WordPress. Combined though, it is a powerhouse. It’s so easy for me to check my insights while on the go and answer to comments. You can even write posts directly through the app and it will come up on your computer. I find that pretty awesome!

Paypal

Paypal is the best way to get funds for a business or even personal use. As a Freelance writer that is the easiest, most trusted way to have someone pay you. You can even shop with the Paypal app or transfer the funds to your actual bank with just a click of a button. I also like the fact that you can create invoices. It just gives everything a more polished and professional look.

Conclusion

If I had to suggest any app you should definitely consider as a freelance writer would be Upwork because the others won’t be needed if you don’t have any clients. I hope you enjoyed this post and will try some of the apps out.

Health & Fitness | The Chronicles of Anxiety Part 1

Y’all, I’m going to be super honest. My anxiety has been through the roof & the worst part is I can’t seem to find my medicine so what is there for me to do? Today I’m going to share some simple yet effective tips on how I’m making due without my old friend Klonopin (that is prescribed and not misused).

1. Watch what I eat

I have noticed that when I eat right or at least less processed foods my anxiety starts to decrease. I feel more energized and more comfortable. Yay! So eat your fruits and vegetables and whatever else is on the food pyramid that balance is good for you or at least it is for me! This doesn’t mean I don’t eat junk food, but it means I can tell when I’m eating a little too much of it. Also, drink plenty of water!

2. Exercise

I love to take out in a sprint when I have anxiety it raises your heart rate to where I forget I was anxious and of course releases endorphins that help me feel good and turn the anxiousness down. You can do any exercise you want though. At times I just take a walk or maybe a brisk walk if I don’t feel like running and guess what; it still works!

3. Deep breathing

My Apple Watch (series 3) is a champ at reminding me to do this. Breathing deeply helps you focus on something else and allows you to catch a breath. It also helps that my apple watch will show me what my heart rate is and keep track of my breathing throughout the day and I can turn this off when I want too. (Promise this is not sponsored)

4. Write

You don’t have to post it anywhere, but just writing your thoughts and feelings down can really help you get more in touch with yourself and ease your pain I mean anxiety. I always have a pen and paper or my notes open on hand so I can quickly jot down whatever and wherever I’m at, at that very moment. Use your tools! It doesn’t have to be a perfect moleskin, it can be anything! Just write!

5. Spend time doing fun things with those closest to me

This does the trick most of the time! Spending time with my best friends and family gets my mind off of myself and into the moment. For instance, this past Saturday Nicah and I bartended at a house party and the whole time I was in the moment just hanging out with her and making drinks for the party goers it didn’t dawn on me that I didn’t have my anxiety medicine or feel anxious. Get outside of yourself because sometimes being alone and getting deep in thought can make it worse if you haven’t gotten the tools down to handle it just yet. I haven’t so I know I need to have some social time, some deep breathing and all the other good things I’ve listed above. Please don’t isolate yourself!

6. Rest

Now this tip here is a major key! I don’t mean just sitting down I mean getting that sleep in Y’all! You need to really go to sleep and if you can’t try a natural substance like melatonin to help. I’ve added a link to it so you can read more about the great benefits and even side effects, but don’t let it freak you out that defeats the purpose. I take it only at times my anxiety is super high and I know I didn’t sleep well the night before because too much of a good thing is a bad thing. If you can get to sleep and a deep sleep at that without it then that is great! Keep up whatever you are doing and sleep, sleep, sleep!

Okay, rant is over and I hope these tips help you ease your anxiety like it does for me! Let me know if you try any of these tips or have in the past. Did it work? Did it not? I want to know 🙂 (Also this post is not sponsored I just put in links in case you want to check them out)