It is understandable for one to be doubtful when getting into a new area of work and most new freelance writers have many questions about freelance writing. Today we answer the most frequent of them so that you do not have to keep wondering anymore.
What is Freelance Writing?
Simply put, freelance writing is a field in writing where a writer gets paid to write for another writer, persons or an organization. Most of these transactions are transacted online, that’s why sometimes it is referred to as online writing. One can do copy writing, content article writing, academic writing among others as well as proofreading and editing.
How Do I Get Writing Jobs?
Most freelance writing agencies have writers’ systems that help in management of writers as well as orders and payments. Writers will often go through testing to prove their ability to deliver excellent writing services.
Once they have qualified, their writer accounts are activated and they can therefore bid for writing jobs on the writers’ system. Note that all this happens online.
How Much Will I Earn from an Order?
Rates differ with the type of order,the length, complexity as well as the urgency. Sometimes rates also depend on the type of writer involved and so experience and expertise gives a writer an upper hand against other writers.
How Will I Get Paid?
Writing agencies prefer to use internationally recognized modes of money transfer since they engage with writers from all around the world. The most common mediums are PayPal and Skrill.
How Long Does It Take to Get Paid?
How long it takes to pocket your freelance writing income depends on various factors, the major one being company policy. For most freelance writing agencies, a writer is only paid for an order once and when the client is satisfied with the work.
A writer may sometimes have to make a few alterations or revisions before the client can give a nod of approval. Writers who submit poor quality and make little or no improvement when given a second chance rarely get paid for such orders.
Such a job is often reassigned to another more competent writer and the former writer has no claim on such work.
In order not to meet ugly surprises, it is always advisable for writers to read writing agencies’ Terms and Conditions before signing any contract.