What: An online platform designed to link professional writers with companies who need written content
Expected pay: Average assignment pays $175.00, but rates are set by writer.
Commissions & fees: Paid by corporate clients, not writers
Where: National and International (21 Countries)
Requirements: Be over the age of 18; have a computer, writing ability, and samples.
- The site has writers set up a profile that highlights their past experience and writing samples, as well as their topic and category specialties.
- Writers are able to set their own rates and can vary the rates based on the type of writing that is required.
- Any adult is able to join the site, and there are no tests or pre-requisites to become a freelancer.
- Writers find jobs in three ways: Responding to company assignments; pitching directly to companies on the site; and finding clients, who hire them directly.
- Building a relationship with a brand and getting repeat business is the best way to use the site.
- The site requires clients to ask for edits within 48 hours or the written content is considered accepted.
- These clients pay a fee to nDash, so nDash does not take a cut from the freelance writer’s rate.
- Poor pay (range of $75 to $150 for a 500 to a 1,000-word article)
- Those who build up a regular clientele can earn more.
- Writers are paid through Stripe.
What Users Say: (From Glassdoor)
I have been working at nDash.co for more than 3 years
nDash was started by a great bunch of people and has only expanded since then to change the face of content marketing. The platform is a true passion project and it is reflected in the high-caliber brands and writers it attracts. For writers, benefits include: – Not worrying about payments – Having a large pool of quality clients – Open communication with brands – Easy usability – Feeling valued – Timely support
It can be frustrating to pitch and never hear back. Each pitch takes time to craft and it would be nice to know if it was the pricing or the content that missed the mark. In general, it would be helpful to know if the client was in my price range before submitting a pitch. There is also no way to be “out of office.”
I have been working at nDash.co for less than a year
Since I’ve become a member of nDash, I’ve never seen a shortage of assignments or ideas to pitch. Companies are also listed according to what best matches up with your profile so, even if there isn’t an assignment or idea listing, freelance writers can still take the initiative to send out pitches.
There’s no way of tracking whether or not potential clients are reading pitches or turning them down. If they like them, they’ll respond. Otherwise, nothing happens.