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Get Paid to Write: 23 Sites That Pay Freelancers $100+

Get Paid to Write: 23 Sites That Pay Freelancers $100+

Sites that pay freelancers $100 and up. Makealivingwriting.com

What would your income look like if every assignment paid $100 and up? Sites that pay writers that much or more are out there. Seriously.

But you’re not going to find them on Craiglist or low-rate content mills that pay pennies per word, or worse. And even a large number of job boards that promise well-paying writing gigs turn out to only have gigs that pay enough per assignment to fill your gas tank.

Skip those gigs, and move on to sites that pay better rates.

Sites that pay freelance writers $100 and up

In this list of 27 sites that pay freelance writers, we’ve identified new markets we haven’t featured before. And even though these sites represent a variety of different niches (e.g. finance, parenting, health, technology, travel, etc.) they all have one thing in common.

These are sites that pay $100 or more for blog posts, articles, essays, tutorials, and other types of writing assignments.

The way you’re going to land a gig with one of these sites that pay $100-plus, is by writing a solid query letter, pitching a well-thought out blog post, or sending a customized LOI (letter of introduction).

Have you been looking for sites that pay better rates? Check out this list. Squeeze your marketing muscles, and start pitching to earn $100 or more per assignment.

3 Crucial Copywriting Tips to Stand Out in a Crowded Field

3 Crucial Copywriting Tips to Stand Out in a Crowded Field

3 Keen Copywriting Tips to Create Better Content. Makealivingwriting.com.

If I had a copywriting tips guide to follow when I landed my first job, it would have saved me a lot of suffering.

Mum, dad… please look away now.

I’m afraid that my expensive university education and a degree in English didn’t prepare me to write words that sell.

When I finished school in 2001, I was lucky enough to land a copywriting job at a huge media company. And to be perfectly honest, I thought that I’d find the job pretty straightforward.

But it wasn’t. Making the transition from writing academic papers to crafting commercial copy was really hard.

The truth: I used to be quite a horrible copywriter. And I don’t mind admitting it now.

I had to learn to write differently. I studied pro writers, copywriting tips, and the best ad copy. I tested and evaluated copywriting strategies to see what worked and what didn’t. I learned how to write words that sell.

And I’m keen on helping others make a living writing. These three copywriting tips will help you create better content:

6 Ways to Find the Right Editor for Your Book

6 Ways to Find the Right Editor for Your Book

Find the Right Book Editor. Makealivingwriting.com

But once you’ve got your book written, there’s at least one more step in the process…editing. And it’s something a lot of writers dread. Sound familiar?

So what do you do when you’ve written a book and want to make sure you’ve done your best work? You could try and self-edit, or pass off your prose to a family member or friend for free feedback. But either way fails to give you the kind of objective view you need to make the biggest impact. Both editing options are frequently plagued by bouts of frustration and procrastination, and conjure up horror stories about the editing process.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Find an editor who is competent and affordable, and you’ll sound smarter, reduce roadblocks that could prevent you from publishing, and give your readers greater value.

Want to know how to find the right editor? Here are six ways to find the right editor for your book:

Online Writing Portfolio: 5 Ways to Design Yours to Dazzle Clients

Online Writing Portfolio: 5 Ways to Design Yours to Dazzle Clients

5 ways to design a dazzling online writing portfolio. Makealivingwriting.com

What would you do if a prospect asked to see your writing portfolio right now?

In the perfect world, you’d point them to a link that shows off your best work. Why? Every potential client wants to see samples of your writing to find out if you’re the right fit.

You’ve got an online writing portfolio, right?

If you’re laughing nervously now because you don’t, or you have one but you know it needs help, that’s OK. I’m going to show you how to create one.

Your writing portfolio is one of your most important marketing tools to attract and impress potential clients.

Point a prospect to your portfolio, and you want to capture their attention with an attractive and appealing design and great writing so they hire you.

If your writing portfolio is confusing or uninviting, the prospect might click away and never return. And it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are some ways to design a dazzling online writing portfolio:

Laid Off? An Old Writer’s 5 Smart Moves to Get Freelance Work

Laid Off? An Old Writer’s 5 Smart Moves to Get Freelance Work

The Laid-Off Writers Guide To Freelance Work. Makealivingwriting.com

What if you got laid off, lost all your freelance clients, or decided to drop every one of your low-payers? You’d want to get freelance work…fast.

In an economy full of uncertainty thanks to the impact of COVID-19, lots of writers know what it’s like to get the “pink slip” from an employer or long-time client.

  • Do you roll around on the floor, kicking and screaming?
  • Maybe you even think about swearing off writing forever.
  • Or do you give a nod to the experience, be grateful for what you’ve learned, and start chasing freelance work?

If you want to make a living writing, there’s plenty of freelance work out there for everybody.

But you’re not going to find clients, land great freelance projects or make money if you waste a lot of time hosting a pity party.

Life happens. Careers change. Freelance work and clients come and go.

If you’re a writer feeling the pinch of a layoff, end of a great client relationship, or some other situation you didn’t see coming, it’s up to you to rise up and keep going.

That’s exactly what one old writer did when he got laid off.

But instead of giving up, he made these 5 smart moves to turn things around and start landing freelance work.

Check this out…

Blogger Burnout? 8 Expert Strategies Help You to Stay Fired Up

Blogger Burnout? 8 Expert Strategies Help You to Stay Fired Up

8 Strategies to Avoid Freelance Blogger Burnout. Makealivingwriting.com

Are you suffering from blogger burnout?

Although blogging for clients can help you make a living writing, it can also be time-consuming and sometimes tedious work.

This is true whether you blog for yourself or you write blog posts for freelance clients.

The process of blogging also comes with a few hazards. Some are easy to get over, such as the occasional writer’s block.

But others, like blogger burnout, can be enough to kill your blog or your writing career.

  • Ever felt like quitting your blog?
  • Or maybe you’ve stumbled across an abandoned blog that hasn’t been updated in months or years?

Chances are pretty good blogger burnout is to blame.

This is certainly not surprising when you consider that over 75% of people have gone through burnout at work.

You know…where you hate your job, roll around on the floor all day, and feel like you can’t muster a single brain cell to write another word.

Sound familiar? That’s blogger burnout.

Whether you write for your own blog, or blog for clients, here are 8 ways to avoid and overcome blogger burnout.

Productivity Tips for Writers: Change These 3 Mind-Mush Habits

Productivity Tips for Writers: Change These 3 Mind-Mush Habits

Productivity Tips for Writers to Prevent Mind Mush. Makealivingwriting.com

Looking for productivity tips to be a better writer?

Maybe you’ve got a looming deadline.

You just landed a brand new client.

Or you’re finally ready to start reaching out to potential freelance writing prospects.

And you think some productivity tips or time-management secrets might help you get more work done.

But instead, your brain keeps churning some kind of mind-mush stew of:

  • Ideas
  • Deadlines
  • What-ifs
  • Self-doubts
  • Your attempt to balance work, family and maybe even a social life

That ever happen?

When you’re a serious freelance writer, it’s hardly the sip-tea-and-stare-out-the-window kind of experience a lot of non-writers think it is.

There’s a lot of work to do. And you can work yourself into a frenzy with freelancing and everything else going on in your life.

But that’s not a smart way to work. Believe me, as a freelance writer, entrepreneur, and mom with kids, I know what it’s like.

If you want to move up and earn more, you may need to change the way you think.

Check out these productivity tips to clear your mind and be a better freelancer.

Publish An E-Book: 6 Strong-Arm Secrets to Get It Done

Publish An E-Book: 6 Strong-Arm Secrets to Get It Done

6 Strong-Arm Secrets to Publish An E-Book. Makealivingwriting.com

Want to publish an e-book?

Maybe you’ve thought about it, but it seems too hard to get it to the finish line. Yes?

It’s a smart way to help you build authority and stand out in your niche.

Maybe you’ve got something important to say or knowledge to share that can help other people.

Or you could offer “publish an e-book” as a service and write for clients to help them build their brand.

If you’re already thinking…”Sounds good, but I don’t know how to publish an e-book,” you’re not alone.

Here’s the thing…If you’ve got a great idea for an e-book, it doesn’t have to take you years to write and publish it.

When I was a personal trainer and fitness coach based in Australia, I wanted to publish an e-book, but I kept making excuses.

Kind of ironic for a coach pushing people outside their comfort level every day, right?

Well, I finally got fed up with not taking action and figured out a way to write and publish an e-book in three months.

Here’s the six strong-arm secrets I used to get it done:

Use the Cow-Farts Method to Find a Lucrative Writing Niche

Use the Cow-Farts Method to Find a Lucrative Writing Niche

Find a Lucrative Writing Niche with the Cow-Farts Method. Makealivingwriting.com

Ever wonder how to find a lucrative writing niche?

You know…the kind of writing niche that pays pro rates and allows you to eat well.

Maybe even affords you time to chew your cud, instead of chasing low-paying one-off writing assignments all the time.

Sounds pretty good, right? Now what?

You look out across the lush, green pasture of prospects and wonder where to plant your flag.

What if you’re just too indecisive to settle on one patch of grass?

The truth…you’re a lot more likely to go hungry wandering from one writing niche to the next.

And it doesn’t have to be that way.

When a farmer-turned writer felt the churn of fear and anxiety in her gut about getting paid to write, she decided to find a writing niche that would serve better eats than the content mills.

After some testing, a few blow outs, and greener-pasture detours, this freelancer figured it out.

Ready to find a lucrative writing niche, even if you’re still trying to land freelance writing jobs for beginners? Use the Cow Farts Method (plugging your nose optional). Here’s what you need to know.

Business Writing: 14 E-Commerce Markets That Pay Freelancers

Business Writing: 14 E-Commerce Markets That Pay Freelancers

Business Writing: 14 E-Commerce Markets to Pitch  . Makealivingwriting.com

Are you looking for business writing gigs?

There’s a niche industry that’s absolutely killing it.

And chances are pretty good you know more about this business-writing niche than you think.

Why? Because it’s become a part of everyday life. E-commerce is a massive global industry that refers to the buying and selling of goods or services online.

Retail sales alone in the U.S amounted to over $700 billion in 2020. Experts expect the industry to sustain exponential growth as COVID-19 drives more people to conduct business online.

That means there’s ample business writing opportunities in e-commerce if you tap into the right markets. And those opportunities are for both B2C and B2B audiences.

To successfully land business-writing gigs in e-commerce, you’ll need to:

  • Identify potential clients you want to write for
  • Carefully study the submission guidelines
  • Come up with a strong idea for a story
  • Write your pitch, and send it to an editor
  • Keep on pitching!

If you do these things, you’ll be well on your way to getting paid business writing assignments related to e-commerce. But you’ll need to find the right markets to pitch, first.

And remember, if you’re really want to start landing more jobs and making more money, the Freelance Writers Den has 300+ hours of on-demand training videos and materials, community support from seasoned pros and fellow freelancers, and all the tools you need to grow your writing business. There’s even a members-only job board with new listings posted regularly. Get on the waiting list now to take your career to new heights.

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Check out these 14 markets to find business writing opportunities in this booming niche.

Online Writing Jobs: The Inside Scoop on 17 Freelance Writing Job Boards

Online Writing Jobs: The Inside Scoop on 17 Freelance Writing Job Boards

The Inside Scoop on 17 Writer Job Boards. Makealivingwriting.com

Do you regularly scan job boards looking for online writing jobs, but only find low-paying gigs? If so, you might need to get a little choosier about where you look.

If your typical rates are above what the listings offer, it may be time to stop checking the job boards altogether. In general, you’ll do better with proactive prospecting to find your own clients, rather than applying to mass-online-job ads where you compete with hundreds of writers.

But if checking online job ads is still a part of your regular marketing routine, at least be an educated freelancer and target boards that are the best fit for you. We interviewed site owners and researched listings to bring you this inside look at what’s available on 17 top boards:

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The Den has live events and multi-week bootcamps where you can tap experts’ knowledge, an exclusive job board, accountability buddies, live chats, and more. Also, if you want feedback on your writer website, LinkedIn profile, or article draft, we’ve got you.

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