Monday, February 8, 2010

So far, so good with freelance writing!

So, the first website I joined to try my luck at freelance writing was Basically, you search through various writing offers and pick articles that you are willing to write about. You write the article and if it is accepted, you get paid! They do rate your writing performance and after only writing 2 articles, I had a rating of 4 stars, which is considered to be an "excellent writer". Somehow, though, I got dropped down to 3 stars, but I'm sure it will get back up there. The articles are usually fairly short, 300-400 words, which isn't much at all. I do have to do a little bit of research on the subjects I don't have much knowledge on, but it's not difficult at all. Last week, I was fairly busy, had some out of town doctor appointments and only worked 2 days before the first payday of the month (they pay on the 5th and the 20th). So the payment above was for only 2 days of work. Not shabby, eh?? Also, I got a regular client on my first day, which means they send me direct orders for articles. I've done about 10 articles for them so far, and they are adding me to their list of regular writers! I'm loving this so far! I still have a lot to learn about freelance writing and I know there is good money to be made, just have to do the research and find out where the big money lies, but I'm happy with this so far!