Welcome to WriteWorldwide, the number one resource for freelance writers who use English as a second language. We hope you feel at home here. Please take some time to look around, make yourself comfortable and engage with the freelance writing community we’re striving to build.
Hopefully, by now you’ve watched our introductory video, signed up to our email list and read through some of our blog posts (don’t forget to comment if you have something to add or just want to say hi!).
You might still be wondering how this whole thing started in the first place, and what the point of WriteWorldwide is, anyway? If that’s you, then read on to discover the plan and the purpose behind this unique freelance writing blog.
It began with a writing challenge
The seeds were sown for WriteWorldwide in July 2016 when Bamidele Onibalusi of Writers in Charge had an idea: would it be possible for him, marketing himself as a completely unknown writer, to go from having earned $0 to $1000 in 60 days, and could he lay out the steps for others to follow?
Would there be any interest in this challenge from fellow freelance writers?
He soon discovered the answer to that question was a resounding yes. A private Facebook group set up exclusively for those interested in following Bamidele’s progress – and trying out the challenge for themselves – quickly had thousands of members.
The group soon expanded beyond the timeframe of the challenge and became a valuable community for freelance writers at any stage of their career, offering advice, resources, and support.
Noticing a niche
One of the most effective ways to succeed as a freelance writer is to identify a specific target audience who would benefit from your skills and expertise.
Over time, more and more posts in Bamidele’s Facebook group appeared to be from a certain set of people – freelancers who were interested in launching a career but had one common issue they weren’t sure how to address: English was not their first language.
The birth of a blog
After seeing the huge demand for help and advice from freelancers who use English as a second language, four working writers in the Facebook group – each with their own career and initial interest in following the $1000 challenge – decided to get together and create something that has never been seen before.
Soon afterward, WriteWorldwide – the first blog to cater exclusively to freelance writers who use English as a second language – was born. If you’d like to know more about us and what we stand for, take a look at our mission statement.
We hope that wherever you are in your freelance writing career, you find WriteWorldwide to be welcoming, engaging and helpful.
We’re always looking for ways to improve our readers’ experience, so if you have any questions, suggestions or comments, don’t hesitate to get in touch!