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Online websites for freelance writers offer many possibilities

Writing online brings with it many opportunities to cover all manner of writing tasks.

You can work in a variety of categories including:

  • Legal
  • Finance and management
  • Engineering and manufacturing
  • Administrative support
  • Sales and marketing
  • Writing
  • Design and multimedia
  • IT and programming

As a writer you can find jobs in the following sub-categories:

  • Article writing
  • Web content
  • eBooks
  • blogs
  • translations
  • copywriting
  • creative writing
  • ghost writing
  • editing and proofreading
  • technical writing
  • academic writing
  • resumes and cover letters
  • sales writing
  • grant writing
  • press releases
  • and more

When you write online as a freelancer you can verify your skills on many of the more popular websites using a skills test. The skills test allows you the opportunity to showcase what skills you have against the results of other professionals in your field. You can display the test results on a profile which future clients can review before they hire you. Some of the skills tests include:

  • academic writing tests
  • article writing tests
  • grammar and spelling tests for different languages (this is intended for translation services)
  • blogging best practices tests
  • business writing tests
  • copywriting tests
  • creative writing tests
  • eBooks tests
  • editing tests
  • copy editing tests
  • English grammar tests
  • English language tests
  • English sentence structure tests
  • English spelling tests (both U.S. and U.K for those who work with an international client base)
  • English vocabulary tests
  • English for business tests
  • Ghostwriting tests
  • Grant writing tests
  • Journalism tests
  • Medical transcription tests
  • Microsoft word tests
  • Press release tests
  • Report writing tests
  • Resume writing tests
  • Technical writing tests
  • U.S. English proofreading tests

Of course there is a range of tests offered for all different skills and categories online and some can be integrated into a writing portfolio such as standard SEO tactics or a test for powerpoint or other computer software. This is especially important if you plan on providing web content that you must upload and edit on a live website.

The reason it is important to take skills tests is because you increase your chances of getting hired by three fold. Studies show that clients are more likely to hire freelancers who have tested skills that relate to the potential job. Using tests sets you apart from your competition.

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