A lot of people say there are a million folks out there who are yet to discover their true talent, this is very true but have you ever checked yourself and somehow discovered that you’ve got the ability to create elite masterpieces on notes? Simply, are you great at writing? If the answer to this not-so-serious question above is a “yes” then there’s a high chance you really are a skillful writer so why not monetize it?
Yes, there are almost 8 billion people in this world and more businesses tend to get established by the day. It is a well-known fact that businesses of today have the need to secure a very strong online presence as it aids promotion and is a source for fairing well against competitors, writing is one of the major tools in achieving this and the demand for freelance writers by these companies is on the rise. In this article, we provide ten websites which can help a Nigerian writer convert his/her talent into money.
Top 10 sites to get freelance writing jobs
10. LINKEDIN JOBS
I believe every serious business person needs to have a profile on LinkedIn.com and rightly so, almost all professionals have one to their name which helps them connect with colleagues and clients whilst also keeping them updated with the latest news.
However, the job section of LinkedIn is a great platform for sourcing writing jobs that suits your fancy and the fact that your LinkedIn profile is set up makes the whole process easier as there won’t be any need for making a new resume as the profile will take care of that. Good jobs can be found on the platform that can offer writers good pay for providing their services.
MediaBistro, as the name suggests, is a site that provides mainly media-based jobs and it gives listings on vacant positions in some top tier companies which often offer freelance jobs on writing.
On this website, you can search for a particular job and can also include a location filter which is essential in searching for local jobs. Also, you can get notified of a new vacant position is you signup for a job alert.
8. FREELANCE WRITING
Of all the sites mentioned in this list, freelancewriting.com is the most straightforward. It is a platform dedicated solely for freelance writers and the fact that it’s been in existence for over a decade means it’s a top tier platform.
This comprehensive website gives writers a variety of options when looking for jobs in their niche from temporary to permanent jobs. Also, it provides writers with good works and materials to help improve their writing skills.
This site has been in existence since 2004 and is still going good. It’s a platform that helps writers with the goal to become bloggers to be professionals by providing tips and advice but the website has a section where these writers can source for vacant jobs of their fancy.
Hence, writers who are interested in making a couple of money but wants to do so through a veteran platform can reconstruct their path towards ProBlogger.
iWriter, as the name implies, is a platform dedicated to writers. It is a very good freelance platform in which the buyers of the service make request and writers provide them. This can be in form of eBooks, blog posts, unique articles or any other form of content writing. Skilful Nigerian writers can get a job on this platform as it isn’t a very tedious one.
Guru.com is one of the best websites that provide freelance jobs of virtually any kind. Although it has just about 3 million services to offer which isn’t as high compared to other platforms, Guru tends to provide writers better quality jobs and higher pay than most as it works on a bid system where writers make themselves available in the market while buyers make their choice. It is a very good platform that can help Nigerian writers who are exceptionally gifted to make good money.
Indeed is an international job searching platform that does a very simple job, they collect all the jobs on the Internet and put them in one place. They boast 200 million unique visitors from 60 countries per month which tells you that it would be very easy for Nigerians to find freelance writing jobs both locally and internationally.
Freelancer is similar to Guru as potential employers are picked based on a bid system. It is really competitive and only skilful writers are picked although this platform is not only dedicated to writers alone.
A job seeker on Freelancer is expected to create a profile and put his/her unique capabilities in writing so as to captivate the buyer if lucky one can be picked and will, therefore, make a lot of money from providing writing services.
Fiverr is definitely the most popular on this list as basically all young online entrepreneurs have heard of it one way or the other. It is a global online marketplace that offers a variety of services which cost $5 for a start.
However, experts on this platform tend to make hundreds of dollars per day as they’re able to boost earnings with Gig Extras. It is highly flexible and offers millions of freelance jobs writing inclusive. There are lots of alternatives to Fiverr but it remains the most popular and most trusted among Nigerians as a lot of them use this platform to provide services to companies in faraway countries for good pay.
Although not as popular in Nigeria as Fiverr, Upwork is also a very good platform for skilful freelancers to monetize their talent whilst working from home. It brings together businesses and independent professionals to connect and work together remotely.
Formerly known as oDesk, this platform is very beginner-friendly and one can easily find rewarding projects and get hired relatively fast compared to how it would be normally. The downside about Upwork is that it charges freelancers 20% of their payment until after a while when a relationship with client goes over the top so the more you earn, the lesser the fee.