Website: Legit Writing Jobs
Website claiming to give you access to ‘legitimate writing jobs’ but instead gives you a list of generic freelance opportunities you could find anywhere online for free. I do not recommend this.
What Is Legit Writing Jobs?
According to the website (legitwritingjobs.com) you will start earning money by writing content for large companies as soon as you hand over your name and email and hit the “start earning” button. You can choose to write about anything you are passionate about and don’t need any prior experience to get access to real paying jobs.
Sounds pretty cool right?
Unfortunately, after signing up you are told an entirely different and somewhat confusing story. Apparently this is not a job after all but rather it’s a ROWE opportunity, which stands for ‘results only work environment’. In other words, this is definitely not a job.
This is some kind of ‘biz op’ and they are selling you ‘exclusive access’ to their network of companies willing to pay for your writing talents. Writing is indeed a legit way to build a business and there are many companies willing to pay for a good writing service. For some strange reason this website continues using words like ‘jobs’, displays hourly rates and provides multiple links for you to “apply for jobs” though.
They are completely contradicting themselves depending on where you read. I believe the reason they are doing this is to try and fool people into thinking this is a “legit job” instead of what it really is… paying for access to a directory of freelance writing opportunities. The question now becomes, do these guys really connect you with an exclusive network of companies willing to pay you top dollar for writing for them?
I don’t think so and there are some very good reasons for my skeptisicm.
The Red Flags
Going through this website I noticed a few tell tale signs that this is a lot less than legitimate.
#1 Website Not Verified
Despite showing people the WebGuard logos they are NOT registered with this company at all. These are simply displayed to build trust which is a key factor in convincing you to buy from them.
#2 Income Screenshots
They are showing you completely unsubstantiated income screenshots that were taken by an anonymous person. They are taken from an anonymous account and do not show that this was the result of buying this product.
#4 Quality Of The Website
I couldn’t help but notice how a website claiming to have ‘special connections’ with large writing companies cannot even spell properly. This is .
While this doesn’t mean it’s a scam it certainly shows the lack of quality behind this operation. It turns out the website hasn’t been updated since 2011 either which is pretty strange considering they claim to have the latest and most exclusive jobs around.
#5 Deceptive Pricing
This is probably the biggest red flag of all. You are first led to believe you will start earning for free, then apparently there is a trial for $4.95. Here’s the thing, you only get 3 days to cancel at which time you will be billed $17.97 per month. If you’ve purchased products online before you will probably know that 3 days is a joke. By the time you go through the product, send an email to support and cancel future payments, you’d be lucky to stop the withdrawal within the first 3 days.
It gets worse, much worse. Upon further investigation it appears that they have completely hidden the fact that they are going to be charging you $77 per month + $17.97 per month for this. Nowhere on the payment screen is this addittional charge even mentioned!
Total Cost= $94.97 per month
How It Works
- Sign up and pay almost $100
- Access a generic list of companies who pay for freelance writers
- Wonder what the heck you just paid these people for
- Claim a refund through CB
There is absolutely no need to be paying anonymous website owners who are essentially acting as ‘middle men’ for information that is freely available online. This tactic is commonly used among ‘gateway survey websites’ that convince people to pay for a generic list of surveys that are easily found with a simple Google search. In fact, I recently reviewed a website named Gold Opinions which appears to be run by the same people and uses similar tricks to lure people in. After paying for that rubbish I found absolutely nothing of value.
Getting a Refund
The company they use to facilitate the purchase is known as ClickBank, which is an affiliate marketplace. It never ceases to amaze me how they continue to allow crap like this within their marketplace but they do. They are notorious for it. The good news is they will give you a full refund within 60 days provided the purchase you have made is through them. I can personally attest that the refund policy is solid.
The Good News
The good news is that there is money to be made writing. There are many different ways you can go about this and it really comes down to what you are trying to achieve. I recently wrote an article about simple ways to earn money online and talk about a few companies you can go to directly who will pay for quality content. For example, ListVerse will pay $100 per article if they deem it worthy.
The amount of money you can earn doing freelance writing ranges from a few bucks to hundreds of dollars per article. It really depends on which company you work with, the niche you are writing for and your skill set. The downside is you’ll be competing with people from overseas who are happy to work for a LOT less than you and not all of your articles are going to be approved.
How I Get Paid To Write
There are many different methods, companies and strategies to earn money writing but there’s really only one approach I recommend. This is how I personally make money writing content. This is not a job and no one is paying you to deliver content, I want to be very clear about this right up front.
This method is called affiliate marketing with a website and is something you can start for free. The concept is simple:
- Choose a low competition niche
- Write useful content
- Get that content ranking in the search engines which brings you free traffic
- Monetise your website with relevant affiliate offers
This is not just blogging. This is a strategic way of monetising your content and it is really just about helping people. You won’t be making big money in the next week or two but if you apply yourself wholeheartedly you can absolutely build a steady and reliable income doing this. The other cool thing about this is you won’t have anyone deciding if your content is ‘good enough’ to be published. If you can write about something that helps your audience solve a problem, then you can do this. There are millions of profitable ideas so you don’t need to find some super secret niche either. The more you learn about this the more you realise the massive opportunity for anyone willing to put in the effort.
What I Liked
- You can get a refund
What I Didn’t Like
- Claim it’s a job when it is clearly not
- Sell you generic information you could find for free elsewhere
- Deceptive pricing tactics
- Share your information and spam you with offers
I do not recommend this as it will not show you how to make money writing online, it is nothing more than a generic directory. If you want to make money writing for companies via freelancing then I recommend going straight to the source and signing up with them directly. In most cases, signing up with these companies is 100% free and you definitely don’t need to pay some ‘middle man’ to start getting paid to write.