Frequently Asked Questions About Online Writing Jobs

green-iconOnline Writing Jobs has a robust and energetic support staff willing and able to help all of our writers. If you have yet to sign up, or if you are a writer with some general questions, please check out the frequently asked questions below to find some quick answers:

What is Online Writing Jobs?
Online Writing Jobs is a freelance writing service that allows writers of all skill levels and experience to write online. We were once known as QualityGal.com, and we have been in the freelance writing business since 2006, specializing in connecting writers with brands around the world.

Why write for Online Writing Jobs?
There are numerous reasons to write for us. At Online Writing Jobs, we believe that it is our responsibility to treat our writers with respect. We aim to act as an advocate and are always available to help through email. Having happy writers makes everyone, especially the brands we work with, happy as well.

Does it cost anything to join?
Not only does it cost nothing to join, but it will never cost you anything to be part of our community. Any resources we provide to improve your writing are free of charge. We have a responsibility to our clients to provide them with the best writers possible, so we give you all of the support possible to ensure a great working relationship.

Can I work remotely?
Yes. In fact, working remotely is the only current option for our writers, giving you the freedom to work when and where you want.

When are your deadlines?
Deadlines are determined on a case-by-case basis. Usually, a writer is given two days or more to complete a piece. Information regarding the deadline will be always be available before taking the assignment.All work is due by 3 p.m. Eastern time on the due date given. Please make note that the time zone is Eastern, as this will affect all writers regardless of your local time zone. Any work not submitted by that deadline will receive no compensation, and the article will be re-assigned to the next available writer. Extensions can be granted at the discretion of the Online Writing Jobs staff, given 24 hours’ notice.

How much will I be paid?
Our rates vary depending upon a variety of factors. The type of content, your level of authority and expertise, the deadline, and the required length of the article can all impact the amount of money we pay for a given article. That said, on the low end, we pay around $15, though some projects will pay as much as $50. You will be able to see the payout of any given article before agreeing to complete it. Sign up for Online Writing Jobs and see what we have to offer!

How often will I be paid?
All writers at Online Writing Jobs are paid weekly. We send out the checks every Friday, so you can expect them within five business days. You can invoice every week or build up a bank of payments over the course of months for one lump payment. It is entirely up to you. We also offer payment via PayPal.

Are test assignments paid?
Online Writing Jobs pays $10 if you are accepted onto the OWJ writing team.

How do I get started?
To apply for a writer position with Online Writing Jobs, applicants MUST submit an application form. Along with signing up, we will also need applicants to send us a W9 form as well as a copy of their photo ID as proof of residency and identity: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf. Please note that applications cannot be processed until we receive all required paperwork.

What is the Non-Compete Clause/Confidentiality Agreement?
Please do not let this scare you; we do NOT bar any freelancer from writing for other companies. Simply put, we do not want a freelancer to write for our clients directly, instead of going through OWJ Staff. Generally, we will never expose our clients. However, if we do disclose our clients we want to protect their confidentiality. This agreement will not affect any writer who wants to work for OWJ Staff while working for other freelance companies.

What is the test article process like?
When you fill out the form to write for Online Writing Jobs, you will be asked to complete a 500-plus-word assignment that will gauge your writing skill. If you have other samples available, we request that you include them in addition to the required sample. Only applicants who successfully submit the writer panel application, photo ID, and W9 will be reviewed. Please note that writing samples will not be used in any form by Online Writing Jobs.

How do I hyperlink?
To hyperlink in Microsoft Word, follow these four easy steps:

  • Highlight the text you want to link.
  • Right-click and click on hyperlink.
  • Paste the URL into the box marked “address” or “type the file or webpage name.”
  • Click “OK.”

You will now see the text you hyperlinked highlighted in blue and underlined.

How long will Online Writing Jobs hold my application?
Online Writing Jobs has a limited number of writer positions available. If there is not an available position at the time you apply, Online Writing Jobs will hold your writer application for 90 days. If you are not contacted with a test assignment within 90 days, please reapply.

What if I am not accepted to write for Online Writing Jobs?
If your sample is not accepted, you are welcome to reapply to become a Online Writing Jobs writer six months from the date your sample was rejected.

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