12 Easy websites you can use to hire a freelance copywriter
If you're writing skills aren't top-notch you will probably need to hire a copywriter for your content or blog building needs in order to establish your online presence the right way.
Starting an online business or even a physical one offline is expensive, let's face it, it's a constant struggle to not blow up your budget every month due to numerous unforeseen factors. From rent payments (if you have a physical location) to accounting, utilities, advertising, you name it, there's a price to pay. But yet even after you've put out all those fires you've almost forgotten that "Shoot I still need a blog too!" Now here comes another expense that you aren't excited about, the cost to contract with a copywriter.
Depending on your needs and the project good copywriters can be expensive, but their valuable talents and expertise are sometimes NECESSARY when developing your online presence. According to Hubspot, businesses with a blog have a chance to rank 434% higher in Google searches! Crazy right?
So with that being said, for the most part, you will NEED a blog to be successful in your business and if you're writing skills aren't top-notch you will probably also need to hire a copywriter for your content and blog building needs in order to establish your online presence the right way.
How much does a Copywriter cost?
I'm glad you asked! The short answer is A LOT. Sorry to be so blunt but it's true. But think about it these people went to school and most likely spent a ton of money to learn this stuff, don't you think they should be compensated fairly for that expense? I do. But there has to be some sort of middle ground and thankfully there is, Freelance Copywriters. Now don't get me wrong-a freelance copywriter isn't cheap by any means, but compare it to the prices an expert copywriter will charge you, freelance outperforms almost EVERY single time in my opinion.
According to Clearvoice, a typical copywriting project taken on by an expert copywriter will run you about $100/hr or $1 per word. Now, on the other hand, a month-long or couple months-long project can run you in the 1,000's or 10's of thousands of dollars if you hire an expert copywriter.
Now if you had chosen a high-quality freelance copywriter from a company like Fiverr for example, according to CNBC Make It Freelancer Interview, copywriting services would probably run you about $0.10 - $0.25 per word on Fiverr. Sound good? I know it does to me! I'll take it! But Fiverr isn't the only freelance copywriter market place out there, here's a list of 12 good ones:
Fiverr - Fiverr is an online marketplace for freelance services. Founded in 2010, the company is based in Tel Aviv, Israel, and provides a platform for freelancers to offer services to customers worldwide. Source Wikipedia
Upwork - Based in Mountain View and San Francisco, California Upwork is a global freelancing platform where businesses and independent professionals connect and collaborate remotely.
LinkedIn ProFinder - LinkedIn ProFinder allows companies and individuals to post requests for proposals on projects and send them to professionals who have signed up for the ProFinder network of freelancers. The network, which initially launched on a more limited regional basis, is now being used by 70,000 freelance professionals across the country.
Source- Forbes and LinkedIn
Envato Studio - is a freelance platform for designers, developers, and creatives. This is where entrepreneurs find an expert to collaborate with on a particular project and get the results they wanted.
Freelancer - Freelancer is a marketplace where employers and employees are able to find each other. The site allows employers to post work for site members while bidding on in a competitive tender process. Freelancers and employers develop profiles on the site as they offer, win and complete work and write and receive reviews of people they work with or for. A series of account options are offered, ranging from free accounts through to professional subscriptions.
Scripted - Based in San Francisco, Scripted is an online marketplace that connects businesses with freelance writers for blogs, articles, and bulk social media posts. Scripted pays freelance writers a flat rate to create copywriting for its clients. According to TechCrunch, Scripted has a pool of 80,000 freelancers as of November 2011, with 80% of those writers U.S. based.
People Per Hour - Founded in 2007 People Per Hour a UK-based company's, function is as an online platform giving businesses access to freelance workers. Jobs start from little as an hour and can be ramped up as needed to build whole teams online, meaning the model is scalable all the way up to global enterprises. They operate as part of what has become part of the “talent cloud” with thousands of freelancers, offering a range of skills on a flexible and efficient basis.
Clearvoice - is a platform where you can find premium talent to power your content marketing. They'll help you scale content creation faster, Power SEO, blogs, ebooks, automation, social and all your marketing channels. DIY or Fully Managed. All in One Place. Easy to Use.
Source- Clearvoice (they were also acquired by Fiverr as of February 2019. Globe Newswire)
Verblio - Verblio writers create content for marketing agencies and businesses across the U.S. and in 15 countries around the world. From blog posts, to press releases, to entire websites! Verblio does it all.
Guru Freelance - Guru makes it simpler to hire freelancers online. From over 3 million professionals to choose from. You get choose freelance jobs from thousands of projects and freelancers posted on its freelancing marketplace.
Freelance writing- is the most comprehensive hub on the web for both businesses to hire top quality writers, and freelance writers to find high-paying jobs and make money writing. Freelance Writing’s state-of-the-art writing platform gives your business exclusive access to the best writers on the web. It’s quick and affordable to hire writers to create impressive content such as blog posts, web pages, press releases, product descriptions, etc….
Thumbtack - if you want someone local Thumbtack is an online service that matches customers with local professionals. Currently, Thumbtack lists 1,100 types of services in categories such as home, wellness, events, lessons, and even copywriting service providers.
So before you break out that wallet or pocketbook and shell out 1,000's if not 10,000's of your HARD EARNED money. Give a freelance copywriter a try first. Or you can invest in copywriting software.
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