Best Freelancing Platform for Writing

If you have got experience writing but aren’t really aware of where to start and how to start making money out of your skill, you have come to the right place! In this handy guide, we will have a look at which freelancing platform is the most beginner friendly for writers, as well as those platforms that allow new freelancers to make their way up rapidly.


Knowing which platform you want to start your freelancing journey on is very important as it technically determines your online career’s fate; that said, there is no harm in signing up for multiple online platforms; however, it won’t really be humanly possible for you to manage all your accounts at once while trying to get your first job on each platform. 

All that said, keep in mind that not only will it be wise to read up on which freelancing platforms will be best for you, but it will also save you a tonne of time.

Best Freelancing Platform for Writing

  • Upwork 

Upwork is a Great Platform to Build a Freelancing Career for Writers as well as for Freelancers that Possess Other Skills.

From my writing experience– which has spanned over a year now– I have tried getting clients on a whole load of freelancing platforms. Upwork is a platform which has worked out best for me as well as millions of others. 


Just within a month of sending proposals on Upwork as an Article writer, I managed to get a client who gave me a 5-star review, thus, making it a lot easier for me to build up my profile; once you get your first client, everything becomes a lot easier, I promise!

Personally, I won’t recommend working on Fiverr more than Upwork to anyone that asks me since I’ve worked my ass off trying to get jobs there implementing all the tips given to me by so-called professionals through platforms like Youtube. Now, don’t get me wrong, Fiverr is a platform that has also helped millions of people get jobs – however, I personally feel that it’s a lot easier to build your portfolio on websites like Upwork and Guru!

One thing I must point out is that don’t expect yourself to start getting jobs on Upwork right off the bat, as it does take a fair amount of time – typically more than a month (if not more) to get the first job; however, once you get your first one, you are bound to get your second one and as time passes your portfolio will get better and better! 

  • Guru

Honestly, I haven’t really spent a tonne of time on Guru; however, I have to say that from my short-time experience freelancing on the Platform, I’ve had a great experience.  I always managed to get clients replying to my proposals at a reply rate that was way more than Upwork – yes, for some reason, clients on Guru tend to reply to their freelancers a lot more.


One downside that I found on Guru was the outdated theme of the website, which does cause certain issues, some of which are more serious than others. For example, raising an invoice on Guru seemed a lot harder than it should be; on Upwork, you can raise an invoice in seconds and the same with Fiverr and newly made websites. 

Nevertheless, I have to say that Guru is great in getting your first job of writing and whatever skill it may be!!!

  • Linkedin

Linkedin has worked great for me in many ways, and I’m sure it will work great for you guys too! Firstly, with no limit on bidding, you can bid on jobs as much as you would like, thus increasing the chance of you getting selection. Normally, if you have read my previous blogs, you might have realised that I never promote copy-pasting proposals; however, there is no harm in copy-pasting a pre-made proposal on Linkedin since bids don’t cost anyway. 


Another great thing about Linkedin is that most of the big companies hire via Linkedin, and as a result, when you start freelancing on the platform, you might think that the pay of the jobs is fake. However, these jobs are posted by high-end companies that are willing to pay a very good amount of money to freelancers they hire. Hence, if you do get hired on Linkedin, don’t be surprised if the client pays you more money than you might have expected!