I recently received an email from the owner of a site called
TheWriteFinder.com. Updated 2/2/12: TheWriteFinder is no longer in business.
Normally I delete emails if I don’t recognize the return address, but for some reason I opened this one. I guess its because the message said something about freelance writing projects. The email was sincere enough so I decided to visit the site.
It appears that TheWriteFinder is a writing broker. They bring clients and freelance writers together. Each week TheWriteFinder sends an email listing of writing opportunities to their writers and the freelance writer has an option to respond to or bid on the writing projects.
It seemed on the up and up so I decided to click on the “Register now” link. When I went to register I found that they charge a $6.99 annual administrative fee. While $6.99 a year isn’t much at all, I elected not to sign up.
With free sites such as Constant Content, oDesk, Guru and other free bid for work sites, I didn’t see a need to pay for a bidding site.
According to the site, many writers have secured full-time writing jobs once they completed projects through their service. If that is true, $6.99 is a very small fee to pay. However, given the option to make money with or without paying an annual administrative fee, guess which one I would choose.
If anyone has any experience with TheWRiteFinder.com, I’d be interested to know how you’re doing with them.