If you're running a small business, you know you can't do everything on your own. However, not every situation calls for hiring a full-time or in-house employee. You could need to have a short-term job done, like updating your company's website or writing that website's copy. In this situation, you might want to look into hiring a freelancer.
On the flip side, if you're a looking to make a little bit of extra money, or if you're tired of going to your 9-to-5 and want to be your own boss, freelancing might be the best route to go for you. It's a great option for a bunch of different reasons. But, how should you go about hiring a freelancer and, if you are a freelancer, how do you find a great project?
There's a site called WriterAccess that wants to help. The service connects you with the writer, or writers, your business needs. Freelancers looking for work send their resumes to WriterAccess and complete a screening process that tests and confirms a writer's proficiency. Once confirmed, they join the 10,000+ network of WriterAccess freelancers qualified for the job.
From here, WriterAccess assigns a star rating to the writer, so clients know exactly what they are getting and prices are adjusted accordingly. For example, a 2-star writer will cost $0.02 per word whereas a 6-star writer will cost anywhere from $0.10 to $2.00 per word. Also, a higher star rating will also require additional work like research, performing interviews - whatever the case may be. Writers can also improve their ratings as more projects are completed.
Next, writers are asked to create a profile for potential clients and prospective customers to view. Profiles should showcase the writer's talents, display their star rating, resume, samples of work, endorsements and should hopefully give you an idea of who it is you will be working with.
The scope of what you can hire a writer for with WriterAccess includes informative articles, blog posts, copywriting, letters, manuscripts, manuscript reviews, press releases, product descriptions, product reviews, sell sheets, tech articles, tips, travelogues, tweets, white papers, PowerPoint presentations and other types of social media posts.
All projects are verified as original and are checked for plagiarism and other copyright infringement.
Better yet, there's a live support system if you run into any problems or have specific questions about how WriterAccess works. You can reach WriterAccess via email, live chat, or a 1-800 number.