Copywriting - Where to Get Paid Jobs and Projects
Copy writing and proofreading is a freelance job that many consider these days
especially since the global economy is facing a slump. Many are seeking alternative
sources of income and copy writing, along with proofreading is a favorite since it does
not require any formal education and can be easily done from home by just about anyone.
There are hundreds, if not thousands of sites where you can choose to start off from
for your projects⁄jobs. Just do a quick browse and you will see that. Here are
several for those of you who intend to start off with. The most popular ones are
GetAFreelancer. I personally tried
all of them but to date, have only managed to be successful on GetAFreelancer.
The most important thing is to set up an attractive profile on these sites. If you need
an idea of how to go about setting up your profile on these sites, you can click on my
link in at the end of this article which will take all of you to my user profile on GetAFreelancer.
When you start out, your options are limited, especially if you are a standard,
non-paying member. When I say your options are limited, I mean your bids are numbered and
also, there are usually fees involved. From my personal point of view, if you are really
serious about wanting to write and if you are confident that you are good, you might
consider going for gold membership on GetAFreelancer. I will tell you why in the next
paragraph. If you do not want to pay $12 for a month Gold membership status, skip the
next two paragraphs.
As a standard member, you have a limited number of bids on GetAFreelancer. I can't put
to mind exactly what the number is but I think it must be below 20. Since the site and
most other sites use a bidding system, you will be required and expected to bid for your
projects consistently until you land a project. Not only that, if you are standard member,
there will be fees charged for EVERY project that you are awarded.
For instance, if you are awarded a project worth $30, you will be automatically charged
$5 as a project fee even BEFORE you complete the project. So, for instance, you are
awarded the project, you will start off with -$5 in your account. Suppose the project
owner choose not to pay you (for whatever reasons), you will be left with a deficit in
Now, if you were to pay $12 and sign for the Gold status, you will have a huge amount
of bids (150+). Not only that, you are also excluded from any project fees that a non-Gold
member is required to pay. So, suppose you get awarded several projects, you will already
save on the fees. Not only that, since there is no project fees to be paid, you can
generally bid for lower rates to charge. Let me tell you, most project owners tend to look
for the cheapest provider they can get their hands on. It is a sad fact but more often
than not, quality is overlooked for low rates.
There are many more sites that you can source for freelance copy writing and
proofreading jobs but these are the ones that are most popular and have the highest rate
of success; at least from my personal point of opinion. For those who are intending to
start and have no idea how to go about it, visit my profile or just drop me a message
anytime. I wish you all the best in everything. Take care!
For quality creative and original copy writing and proofreading services, visit my
profile at edmundboey's Profile.
As a one man member who work alone, I can guarantee you consistent high-quality copy
writing and proofreading services.