I’ve never liked bidding sites much because they tend to drive the price of freelance writing jobs down. However, I have to admit that some writers have found ways to make a decent living using them.
The trick, I’m told, is to pick and choose the jobs very carefully and to build your reputation at the site well. Knowing how long it takes you to do what truly helps.
Note too that most of the bidding sites require you to accept payment through them, taking a percentage – that’s how they make their money. In some cases this can actually protect you by guaranteeing you get paid, but be sure you understand the terms and be on the alert for changes in terms which happens often.
|IFreelance||Nice looking site.|
|Guru.com||May actually be older than
eLance, a bidding site that works pretty well.
|ScriptLance||The scripts they’re referring to
are programming scripts – they do have some writing gigs.
|oDesk||Unless you opt out your client
will actually be able to see how many keystrokes you do in
an hour… as you might guess I hate this feature – it gives
clients a totally wrong impression of what freelance writers
|eLance||Probably the granddaddy of all
|WritingBids.com||A confusing site that tends to be
a rehash of many of the craigslist and elance jobs – go