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Finance Article Writer
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 9 minutes ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

We are a small digital marketing agency that works primarily with clients in financial services. We are looking to hire a copy/conten…

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Looking for an experienced construction writer
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 16 minutes ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

Hello everyone, I am a marketing specialist at Bauwise, and we are looking for an experienced writer specializing in the construction…

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Copy EDITOR for a tech startup
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 24 minutes ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

We make great content for our blog (and Youtube). But editing is the main bottleneck. Our ambition is to create the BEST content on the…

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Technical Content writer - Independent
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 29 minutes ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

We are looking for a Content Writer to join our team and enrich our websites with new blog posts, guides and marketing copy. AI tools a…

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Dutch Blog post content writing for native Dutch speaker
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 37 minutes ago

$500
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

We are a Growth Hacking Agency In the Netherlands, seeking a Dutch Copywriter with experience in consumer goods & b2b product marketin…

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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

The company is called Black Forest Supplements. You will be writing monthly blog posts about testosterone optimization, energy, nutriti…

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Content Writer Required For Repurposing & Drafting Of Content
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 17 minutes ago

$10
Fixed Price

Entry
Experience Level

1. Repurpose 10 LinkedIn posts into blogs posts 2. Draft 3 blogs, one on Stress Management In Corporates, One On Psychology of Producti…

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Wikipedia Page Writer
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 28 minutes ago

$200
Fixed Price

Expert
Experience Level

We need someone to write a Wikipedia page for us and put it up and have it published on Wikipedia for an event.

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Hours to be determined
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

HINWEIS: Bitte nur Muttersprachler (deutsch) bewerben. Vielen Dank! Hallo, wir suchen für unsere Website mit Schwerpunkt Garten / Sa…

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Writer with experience in Forex
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 44 minutes ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

Writing articles for www.tradersunion.com on such topics as cryptocurrencies, forex, stock market trading, online banks, etc.

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Article Writers on Upwork
can earn $15–$80/hr.
Learn more below about how you can earn a career on the world’s work marketplace.
Article Writer average prices bell curve

$15 $80

Median hourly rates (USD)

How to Become a Freelance Article Writer

When clients need long-form content, they seek out freelance article writers. Freelance writers often bring a deeper level of research than a general blogger. They tend to work in writing niches of expertise, covering specific topics.

Freelance article writers generally have an English, media/communications, or other related bachelor’s degree. Other related educational experience or an expertise in a field along with solid writing skills might also be adequate.

What does a Freelance Article Writer do?

Freelance article writers create content for journalistic organizations, internal and external business publications, organizational publications, nonprofits, specialty websites and more. Freelance writers tend to gravitate toward one discipline, such as journalistic writing or content marketing. Either line of content can entail creating articles for print and digital formats.

A freelancer is contracted to compose enticing, easy-to-read content that tells a story, breaks down complex information, explains a process, or provides exploration of an activity with a specific business or product connection. It’s important when freelancing to understand the voice and target audience of the client’s publication or business. Long-form content can be tailored either for general audiences, larger interest groups or very specific niches. Your freelance writing work may or may have a byline, though writing for informational publications often includes one.

Meeting clients’ specific target needs are critical to becoming a successful freelance writer. Perhaps you don’t want to quit your day job and are just looking to add some part-time income. But if you develop enough writing clients, you can develop freelance long-form writing into a full-time job, a freelance writing career, or even your own freelance writing business.

What skills do I need to become an Article Writer?

Researching, understanding and distilling complex topics are high-value freelance writing skills. Successful freelance writers need to explain difficult subjects in language that is clear, accurate and easy-to-read for either a general audience or a specifically targeted group.

These skills and traits will help make you a good writer of long-form freelance articles.

  • Excellent writing, planning, organizational and structuring skills
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to simplify complex subjects
  • Strong personal organization and time-management skills, sometimes working on tight deadlines
  • Good communication skills for interviewing expert subjects in the research process, and to clarify assignments and identify precisely what the client is seeking in terms of approach and audience. Then follow up as difficulties occur that necessitate adjustments
  • Able to learn quickly and adapt to changes as they arise
  • General familiarity with AP style guide and adherence to business client style guides when applicable
  • Computer literacy, working knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, media and communications, creative writing or a related field is preferred. Freelance article writers may also benefit from seeking out marketing and sales industry certifications, such as HubSpot Inbound Marketing or Salesforce certifications. Expert article writers may have a background in their target industry. Foreign language skills can be a valuable capability as some businesses need content in multiple languages.
  • Develop a digital writing portfolio of article samples and client testimonials to highlight your work experience for prospective clients; post them on social media sites like LinkedIn, or to your own blog or personal professional website

What are a Freelance Article Writer’s responsibilities?

As a freelance writer, you should expect readers to rely on your content for education, entertainment, and/or guidance. Many audiences choose to read informational publications/websites to understand the world around them, or they read product reviews and niche publications as part of their product selection and purchasing process. You might also work with subject-matter experts to create high-quality content that informs a specific group of industry professionals.

  • Research and produce engaging, easy-to-read content on general interest, special interest, or industry-specific topics and products for internal and external publications and digital platforms
  • Write to satisfy the client’s target audience, whether wide or narrow, and desired tone
  • Interview subject matter experts to glean information and insights
  • Fact-check all information used and proofread work for readability, grammar and spelling
  • Optimize articles using best search engine optimization practices when required
  • Meet deadlines

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