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Online job sites like ScriptLance are great for diversified travel writers

There’s a new online job site called ScriptLance.com. Maybe you’ve heard of them, maybe not. ScriptLance is like other online job sites. You find a project, bid on it, receive the job and you get paid. It’s that simple. This is just another opportunity for travel writers to find travel writing projects.

To get started with ScriptLance, sign up with them and create a profile. Once you do this, you’ll be able to bid on the jobs. If you’re familiar with Guru.com [1], you’ll be able to work with ScriptLance.

The major difference between ScriptLance and other online job sites is the jobs are mainly for people in technological fields. If you’re a travel writer who understands HTML, Flash, or Java, you may want to check out the site. If you dabble in graphic and web design in addition to travel writing, you may consider checking out ScriptLance.com. You could bring in extra cash.

What we like

  1. Another online job site.
  2. It’s free.
  3. Can earn affiliate commissions if you refer people to ScriptLance.
  4. There’s a forum.
  5. There is a FAQ section.
  6. You can create a profile.
  7. They will help you if you have a dispute

From ScriptLance, “…Why should I use the service ScriptLance provides? Because we find customers for you, which might be the hardest thing for you to do, especially if you are a busy person. We already advertise ScriptLance.com all over the Internet and attract many customers, all of which could potentially request your programming services. Even if you have many customers already, why not use ScriptLance as an alternative if you need more? You’ve got nothing to lose! Also, if you have ever had problems agreeing on how to receive a payment, you will benefit from ScriptLance. Buyers can deposit money in several different ways (credit card, check, etc.) and you can withdraw money in many ways too, which means it’s easier to get paid at ScriptLance!”

What we don’t like

  1. Bidding on jobs
  2. Fees
  3. The website is mostly for people in technological fields

Online job sites are using the same format. You sign up for free account or pay a membership to receive more services. You can create a profile and upload your picture. Employers can “rank” you and your job performance. A higher ranking increases your writing opportunities.

Fees

This is from ScriptLance.com “…How much does this cost for Programmers? There is no signup fee and no monthly fee, but you are required to give ScriptLance [2] a commission on each project you win a bid on. The commission is 5% of your bid (minimum $5). Example: If you are chosen for a project you have bid $200 on, $10 will be deducted from your account.”

Before you sign up with online job sites with ScriptLance, get the facts. Make sure your find the right online job site for you. If you want to sign up with many online job sites, go for it.

Tips & Tricks

  1. Follow ScriptLance’s guidelines.
  2. Make sure you can complete a project before you bid on it.
  3. Keep track of your bids, online job sites and projects
  4. Do not dispute a bid by yourself, get help from ScriptLance.

Take a chance on online job sites. You’ll never know which ones will work for you unless you try. Once you find the sites that work best for you, stick with them. Gain as much writing [3] experience as you can. Good luck with ScriptLance.com. Keep traveling and keep writing.

Rebecca

Will you check out ScriptLance? Why? Why not?

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