FAQs

How soon will I get work?

Once you’re accepted, you’ll be put on our writers’ waiting list. The amount of time you’ll wait will depend on the work we have available, whether new contracts match your subject list, and the time of year. We offer contracts to our existing writers first, but this is good news for you – once you start working, more often than not you have a say in how much you can earn. Currently, there’s a 3 – 4 month wait.

How much work do I need to do?

We typically assign between 10 and 80 articles to each writer each month. The length of articles will depend on the contracts you’re assigned. We try to assign you a range of subjects, with no more than 50 articles on the same subject each month.

How much will I get paid?

Payment varies depending on the length of articles for the contract, but you will be notified of the rate for each assignment before you accept it. Just as with other freelance writing jobs, you are responsible for your own national insurance and tax. See our terms and conditions for further information on methods of payment and payment frequency.

Can I just try it for a short time?

The minimum contract is one month. Unfortunately, the scramble to find another writer to replace you means we cannot pay for contracts that aren’t completed. This means you can’t just try us out for a couple of weeks, but you can try us out for a month.

What if I can’t work because of illness or holidays?

Everyone gets ill now and then. Sick days are inevitable, even when writing from home. Because of this, as noted in our terms and conditions, we recommend writers get ahead on their assignments each month. If you are unable to keep your deadlines, you need to contact us straight away.

If you know you’re going to be away, we ask that you give us as much notice as possible so we can organise writers to cover your regular contracts. Contracts will be reassigned for the whole of the month. For short holidays, you may find that you can finish your contracts in advance.

Can I give it up whenever I want?

While, as a freelancer, you control your acceptance of the work, working for Words of Worth is just like any job. Once you accept a contract, you need to give us notice to stop work, and you will not be paid for contracts you don’t complete. If you wish to cancel your contract with Words of Worth, we require at least 30 days notice.

How long is each contract for?

Contracts are usually ongoing. If we’re happy with your work, and you’re happy too, the contract is yours until notice is given. You will be notified of a contract’s duration when it’s offered.

Can I work on more than one contract at a time?

If accepted, you’ll start on one contract at first. If we are happy with your work, you can be offered further contracts.

To ensure a base payment, we provide a minimum 10 articles a month. As most of our contracts are continuous, and we try to ensure the same writers do the same briefs each month, you’re generally assured of ongoing work once you start. As you become more familiar with each brief, you’ll find the writing easier and faster.

Once we know you’re able to complete briefs to the satisfaction of the client, we will consider offering you more work. In this way, our regular writers have built up their work.

What if a contract stops?

Although most of our contracts are ongoing, some do come to an end. When a client decides not to renew a contract you’re working on, and we are happy with your work, we will try to offer you an immediate replacement. If no replacement is available, you will be sent to the top of our waiting list.

How do I know what to write?

Your first assignments will be assigned based on your profile, making it easy to start. Each assignment comes with a brief, client link, keywords and links to use as resources. We’re also available to help with any questions you have.

How long are articles?

Article lengths depend on the brief, but are usually 250-300 words. Occasionally, briefs require articles of 500 words or more.

If you’re assigned a brief you don’t feel you can write on, you can refuse it.

When do I write?

That’s up to you. We only ask that writers keep on track for their deadline. Our system notifies you of the number of articles you need to have completed each day of the month. As per our terms and conditions, you can be ahead of your schedule, but never behind.

How do I submit my work?

We have our own user-friendly online system which keeps you notified of your deadlines, allows you to submit articles and even allows you to get ahead with your work. We provide a username and password once you’re offered work.

How do I contact Words of Worth?

Once you’ve been given a contract, you can send messages through our system. We have editors in the UK and Canada, so can get back to you within a few working hours, meaning 12 hours at the most due to the time difference.

For application queries, we check our applications inbox once a week. This inbox receives a lot of spam, so we know you’ll understand any delay.

Why can’t I just call you?

When we first started, we published our full contact details. Unfortunately, we discovered that our time was taken up with answering calls instead of assessing work, and now communicate with applicants by email only.

Can I get feedback on my application?

We accept applications from people in many countries, and as you can understand, freelance writers jobs are very popular. This means we receive an enormous number of applications each week. Due to the time it takes to properly assess each application, we don’t have time to provide individual feedback. If your application is rejected, the only message you’ll receive is a standard notification that your application wasn’t quite up to our required standards.

We know that it can be frustrating to receive a standard message when your application hasn’t been accepted, particularly if you’re just starting out in writing. Each application is assessed on the quality of the sample piece provided, and we cannot provide further feedback after assessment.

Isn’t this just a way to scam free content?

There are a lot of scams out there, and we can understand being cautious when writing from home. As you will see from our testimonials, we provide regular work for professional writers, pay regularly and on time, and offer ongoing contracts to writers whose work we are happy with. The best way to continue our business is to maintain good relationships with writers.

Unfortunately, we can’t accept every application that comes through, and that means some people don’t get the chance to see how we work. Some applicants may worry about the content they send through being used for free. Frankly, there are easier ways to get free content – with the amount of time that goes into assessments, it would be easier for us to write it ourselves.