Category Archives: Freelancing Platforms

The Freelancing Platforms category on Freelance With Us covers articles relating to platforms like upwork, Guru, Fiverr and Freelancer. Helping you to make money freelancing. We all have our own opinions of what the best platform is. And what works for you might not necessarily work for someone else. In his book The Online Writer’s Companion (described as “the Freelancing Bible” by the Huffington Post) P. J. Aitken made his feelings known about sites like Freelancer. He is not a big fan of the platform and tries to avoid it, while guiding other freelance writers towards Upwork.

However, Aitken knows as well as anyone that all freelancing platforms are different. In this Freelancing Platforms category you will find more of his opinions on this subject. You will also find articles written by other Freelance With Us writers. They all come from different backgrounds and have a different subset of skills. As a result, they all have their own opinions on what the best freelancing platform is.

If you can’t find what you are looking for in this section then make sure you pay a visit to the other sections on the Freelance With Us website.

The Best Gig Jobs Site for Writers

If you’ve been hanging out with us for a while, you ‘re familiar with our favorite platforms for freelancers. Upwork, Fiverr and PeoplePerHour rank among the best sites for freelancers to find work. But if you’re looking for gig jobs, there are resources you can use as well. By “gig job”, we mean sites where […]

Freelance Proposal Template: Ideas and Samples for Sending Proposals

Probably one of the most time consuming aspects of being a freelance writer is that you’ve got to be constantly marketing yourself. This is especially true in the beginning of your career before you land a few long term clients. We’ve gotten a few questions as to whether we can provide a freelance writing template. […]

Best Freelance Writing Gigs Online

You already know how enamored we are of sites like Fiverr and Upwork for finding freelance writing gigs. And you know that it’s possible to earn a living from these sites – they’re truly valid ways to make a full time income from home. But if you’re just looking for a little extra spending money, […]

How to Get Featured on Fiverr and Other Tips

I’m sure it’s possible to make six figures each year on Fiverr. I don’t. I, personally, split my time between platforms like Fiverr and Upwork. But as someone who’s had great success with the site, I certainly know that the money can add up, and would like to share with you how to get featured […]

How to Make Money on Fiverr

If you’ve read The Online Writer’s Companion, you know that you can make a full time living through quality clients on Upwork. And if you haven’t read it yet, go do that now. But while author and FWU writer PJ Aitken is busy honing his craft on Upwork, I’m building quite a reputation as a […]

Upwork Competitors: The Best Upwork Alternatives

If you’ve been hanging out on this site for a while, even just a day, you already know how much we at FWU love Upwork. You may be building your portfolio or already a published novelist. In either case, Upwork is a great platform for finding, communicating with and billing clients. When I first began freelancing, I […]

Upwork Proposal Tips: Applying for Jobs

To be successful when working from home, you first must get the job. And in the case of Upwork, that means being able to submit a winning proposal. In this article, I’m going to give you some Upwork proposal tips that you can follow when applying for jobs on Upwork. Upwork Proposal Tips I’ve worked […]

Upwork Profile Tips: Getting the Basics Down

If you are looking for freelance work, create a free user profile on the Upwork website to browse thousands of jobs from clients looking to hire freelance writers and other workers. One of the most important Upwork profile tips is to treat your user profile as if it is your calling card or handshake. In […]

Creative Writing Jobs: A Writer’s Options

Creative Writing Jobs Don’t quit your day job. How many times have writers been told this by friends and family when discussing their ambitions to “make it” as a creative writer? The truth of the matter is that there are a wide variety of creative writing jobs out there—you just have to know where to […]

Upwork Fees: Understanding the Costs on Both Sides

The Upwork platform provides a valuable service to freelance workers as well as the clients needing work done. The services provided by Upwork save time, hassle, and money for both clients and freelancers. So, it’s completely natural and expected to see Upwork fees charged to both the freelancer and the client in exchange. This is […]