Hello Fellow Freelancers!
First of all, a big thank you to everyone who was so kind and reached out after I announced my break from Kay Writes Stuff. It’s because of you and because of the fact that I still get emails and comments from this website that I decided I had had enough me time and now it’s all about the freelancing.
For those of you who are completely confused, don’t worry. It’s a long story that doesn’t need to hashed out again.
Now, let’s get down to business!
Guess what you guys? I almost totally bought into yet another “is it too good to be true writing website?”
Now, I have made it a personal mission of mine to warn against the, as I like to call it, “barefoot model.” The writing platforms, job boards, and websites that promise huge returns for very little effort and all from the comfort of your own home or by the beach.
The truth is, while you can make money writing, (and of course you can or I wouldn’t be here), it’s not a walk in the park, or shall we say the beach. It’s work, plain and simple. It’s searching for clients, querying articles, pitching your butt off and almost never hearing back. It’s work but it can be incredibly rewarding.
It shouldn’t be easy. That isn’t to say there aren’t things you can do to streamline the process and make it a little less grueling, but I have yet to meet anyone besides the really big writers who can make thousands of dollars off of three articles a week.
However, that doesn’t stop people from being easily drawn into those attractive websites and job boards that promise just that.
As much as I advocate against these kinds of business models, I was very nearly suckered in myself and was just about to throw down my credit card and hand over my money to a relatively new platform called Writers Work.
Writers Work is cheaper than some other websites I’ve seen offering similiar features and services. The platform advertises a lot of neat features that I haven’t actually seen in any of the job board/writing academy/writing service websites I’ve seen.
It also touted huge profits, taking the heavy lifting of scouring the internet for clients and putting the clients all in one place, and that I could make hundreds of dollars off of each article.
But before I gave them my credit card I stopped myself and remembered this website and my original mission when I started Kay Writes Stuff.
So I hopped online and read through some reviews of Writers Work. One thing I hate about reading reviews, (OK two things), is that there are so many affiliated blog posts out there. Secondly even the balanced and unbiased reviews out don’t do much in the way of actually talking about their successes or failures with the product. Have they even tried it?
Which brings us here. I’ve decided I am going to try Writers Work and see what it’s all about and report back on the good, the bad, and potentially scammy. It may be a dream come true or a just a plain pipe dream.
All I can say is it’s good to be back and I hope to have a lot more content coming up. If you have a website, platform, or writing service you want me to try let me know. And thank you again for sticking with me through my huge hiatus.