I don’t live in the USA. I know I can accept pay via PayPal and maybe some other services, but I’m wondering if you ever post jobs that can be worked from other countries? Or does it just get too tricky? Should I give up my search now?
Thanks for reading,
Don’t give up! Sure, it won’t be as easy for you to get some of the writing gigs as it will be for those based in the USA, but not all the jobs posted are in this country. Most are, but some show up from other English speaking countries, and if I could find reliable sources I’d post more.
Language is probably the biggest barrier, but if you can write excellent American English you can demonstrate that in your response to the ad.
Getting you paid is the next biggest barrier. Employers don’t want to fuss. PayPal and other services like 2checkout.com make it possible for the employer to use a credit card which is easy enough for many. Some, of course, may want to send you a check. I accept checks from the EU and from Australia, Canada, and New Zealand – anything else gets too complicated. You’ll have to decide if you can accept checks or not, and that will probably depend on your banking system.
You don’t say where you’re from, but I would also encourage you not to ignore writing jobs right where you are. They may not pay well, but something is often better than nothing, particularly in the beginning. Look too for opportunities in unsuspected places. Lots of people answer every ad; you can stand out from the crowd at least locally by contacting potential employers directly.
As your credits increase you’ll find you have many more choices. It just takes some time.
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