I’m from the East and it’s difficult to find the same type of writing opportunities as the ones available for people on the other side of the planet. However, there’s still plenty of ways on how you can make a buck plus with the proper discipline, you should be pretty okay whether you are on this side of the globe or elsewhere. And so, in order to help myself as well as others like me, I tried (signed up and tested) plenty of sites to see what really works for (Filipino) writers. There’s no sugar coating on this article so I hope you’ll find what suits you best.
Here’s the list:
I’ve been a freelance member of this site since 2010. As their ghostwriter, I pretty much earn between $2.00 to $5.00 per article. It’s not bad if you are doing it part time. The downside, however, is that the assignments are limited so not all ghostwriters who are on this site get the chance to pick an assignment to work on. The trick though is to always check the site everyday and not be too picky. Once you claim an assignment, you will be given 24hours to 72hours to work. Any delays in the submission can cost you either through a warning or losing the assignment all together so other ghostwriters can work on it.
- Upwork.com (Odesk or Elance)
I’m one of the newbies in Upwork and although I’m not very lucky here I can still say that this is a great platform for anyone who wants to work directly with US, UK, and local clients. The earnings will depend on many things, mainly, if you are on the entry level you’re pretty much getting $2.00 to $3.00 per hour, intermediate, a good enough $3.00 to $6.00 and so on. As a member Upwork gets 10% of whatever income you make every time you make a withdrawal. If you are not making enough, this sliding fee can be a downside since you still have to worry about other fees like bank transfer and all that.
When I started out as an Administrative Assistant, I find Guru.com to be a very helpful site for both the freelancer and the client. The response of the clients here is fast; you won’t have to wait for days on end before you receive anything from the client.
These are just the top 3 sites that I use for my home based work but you can explore other options available that suits your needs as a freelancer.