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How To Find Websites Offering Freelance Writing Jobs For College Students

The majority of students who are attending college are short of money. Think of the phrase "starving college students". With all of the lectures, assignments, and various other things that take up time both before and after school, while holding down a job might be something that students want to do, there may just not be enough hours left in the day. This is where students who have an aptitude for writing have the advantage. They are able to look for freelance writing jobs online that fit right in with their schedule. Here are some tips to find a website that is reliable, trustworthy, and worth your time:

Begin with a simple search

The easiest way to find out what is available on the web is to start off with a search. Try using search terms such as "freelance writing jobs" or "online writing jobs". This will give you thousands of results to look through. Skip going to each page and just work from the top 10. Visit each site and see what they offer.

Individuals or private freelance sites?

The definite advantage goes to sites that have thousands of opportunities available for you to bid on. Once you have set up an account, you will immediately be able to begin bidding on jobs that you are interested in. The benefit here is that both the client and the freelancer are protected by the terms of service on the website. When you work with an individual there is no way to guarantee anything, especially payment.

Here is what you want to look for:

Payment terms

Do they pay by check? Do they pay by an online payment provider? This is extremely important because you don't want to be waiting months for your money. Specialty freelance job sites use escrow payments which is beneficial because you can see that the money is there before you begin work. The sites take a small fee out of payments made to you but they take care of everything.

The types of jobs they offer

Check to be sure that they offer the types of jobs that you are interested in. There is no point in wasting your time with a website that doesn't match your skill set. Look for sites that have plenty of jobs for you to choose from.

One of the main reasons why this is such an excellent opportunity for college students is the fact that you can accept as many or as few jobs as you like. Once you get started and get a reputation, you may find that you receive more job invites than you can handle!


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