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Here at WriteForCash.co.uk we have a fantastic team of talented writers who provide high quality and engaging content which just demands to be read. If you are new to freelance writing and our website in particular, we encourage you to read some of our member testimonials below to learn more about the benefits of joining our team.

Emma H, 30 from Suffolk

First of all tell us a little bit about yourself

Well, I’m a 30 year old married mum of two, a self-employed Freelance Writer and the manager of a company that I run with my husband, so it’s fair to say that I have my hands well and truly full!

I have always been passionate about writing and when my family came along it became apparent that working from home would be the best way for me to spend time with my children while also still earning a living.

How long have you been writing articles for WriteForCash?

I started writing for WriteforCash in October 2012, I was looking to build up my portfolio and client list and came across the website completely by chance.

I filled in the short online form and within a matter of days I had submitted my sample article and was given my first paid assignment.

What made you decide to become an online writer in your spare time?

I’d not long been working as a Freelance Writer, writing magazine articles and features, but work was limited and the competition was tough, especially when you’re a stay at home mum that doesn’t have a degree in journalism.

I decided the internet was probably my best option since new websites are popping up all the time and someone has to write all that content, right? It’s turned out to be the best decision I ever made, the majority of my work comes from my online clients.

How many articles do you try and write each week?

It varies from week to week; the beauty of writing for WriteforCash is that it’s very flexible, some weeks I can write up to ten articles, other weeks I will do just one or two. It’s really up to me as to how much I can get done.

Have you ever had any articles turned down?

I don’t think I have. I’m always more than happy to make amendments to pieces I’ve written if they’re not exactly what the client is looking for. The team at WriteforCash will always let me know if something isn’t quite right and it doesn’t take long to make a few changes and get it approved.

What is the most interesting or suprising article you have written?

I really enjoyed working on some articles that were for an experience day website. Writing about a Zombie Battle training day was a particular favourite! I love the variety that WriteforCash gives me, I’ve become an expert in things I never thought I would be and the experience and confidence I’ve gained from that alone has helped me get work elsewhere.

Would you recommend writing articles in your spare time?

Definitely! You don’t have to be the next J K Rowling to be a successful writer, as long as you have a good understanding of written English and a good imagination, almost anyone can give it a go. And, the fact that I can fit it in around my family and other responsibilities means that I can still do something I love and get paid for the privilege.

Do you provide content for anyone else or do you have a blog?

I have a few clients that I write for regularly, an industry magazine and a few websites. Most of my work is adhoc or one-off pieces so the regular articles that I write for WriteforCash really help keep me going when work is quiet.

Do you have any tips for new writers?

Research, research, research! As long as you make sure you know what you’re writing about you can’t really go wrong. Treat each article like a story that needs a beginning, a middle and an end, and be passionate and creative about everything you write. Put yourself in the position of the reader and ask yourself if you would find it interesting. The rest is just technicalities. Good luck!

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How long have you been writing articles for WriteForCash?

Around 7-8 months I think, though it could be slightly longer or shorter.

What made you decide to become an online writer in your spare time?

For the first time in a long time I had some spare time on my hands having taken early retirement from my full-time job as a university lecturer (teaching Law). I have always loved writing, and getting paid for doing something I enjoy seemed like a sensible option to fill up some of my newly acquired spare time.

How many articles do you try and write each week?

It really depends on the week: I’m still teaching part-time, and some weeks I have lots of preparation or marking to fit in. Since I have taught my subjects for the last 22 years, on some weeks there is little preparation so I can be a little more prolific with my writing. I like to spend university vacations at my very old farmhouse in Southwest France, and as internet access remains difficult there, I am unable to do any writing. Ideally, once I find a solution to that problem I would like to write from there: I can imagine myself sitting on the balcony in the sunshine, perhaps with a glass of French wine, writing an interesting article! On average I tend to write about 12 articles each week (not all for WriteForCash).

Have you ever had any articles turned down?

No, though initially I sometimes allowed my ingrained academic objectivity to get in the way of pleasing the client. In retrospect I think I was quite lucky in the early days not to have articles rejected. Nowadays I try to produce what the client is looking for, which may sometimes require extolling the virtues of a product which I wouldn’t touch with a barge pole! Thankfully many of the articles required by WriteForCash are looking for objectivity based upon sound research, and I particularly enjoy writing those articles.

What is the most interesting or surprising article you have written?

One that I was particularly pleased with was a report of a young university student who had died having used a product manufactured for agricultural purposes as a dietary aid. That product was being used quite widely by body-builders to break down fat and I felt that the publication of an article pointing out the potentially devastating side-effects of that product might just prevent further tragic deaths.

Would you recommend writing articles in your spare time?

Definitely – though I wouldn’t recommend it to too many people or there may be less work for me! The beauty of writing articles is that if I want to I can earn money sitting in front of the computer in PJs and dressing gown and no-one can see me!  Anyone who enjoys researching and can write engaging content would enjoy writing articles online.

Do you provide content for anyone else or do you have a blog?

I do write for three other companies – mainly descriptions of products or travel destinations, interspersed with an occasional article on a legal theme, given my Law background. One client requires very witty product descriptions to match the style of its website and I particularly enjoy writing those. I don’t have a blog, or a Twitter account, and post only very occasional comments on Facebook. I’ve seen too many people get themselves into difficulties – both work-related and socially – by posting over-forthright comments on social websites!

Do you have any tips for new writers?

I’m relatively new to this myself so haven’t yet forgotten the anxiety involved in submitting early articles. It’s really just a matter of building confidence, and that happens quickly once articles start to be accepted and positive feedback received. Try to avoid my early error – always write with the client’s expectations clearly in mind, and if you’re not sure who the client is, and what the approach should be – ask. The beauty of WriteForCash is that there is a real person you can email for guidance and support. The approach is friendly and personal, unlike some of the other online writing companies, and that makes WriteForCash a pleasure to work with.