HireWriters Review

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HireWriters is a newer content mill that seems to be doing well.  There is not a lot of chatter about it on the forums or online, which probably means people are getting paid.  Typically if there is anything negative to be said it will definitely be said.

How to I Apply for HireWriters?

Just go to the website and sign up.  Once you get your confirmation email you can set up your profile, write a sample, and set up keywords for your account to categorize under.  The sample is for clients to look at only.  It is not required.  Keywords can help if clients are searching for writers with specific skills.

What about the Money?

HireWriters pays weekly on Fridays via PayPal as long as there is at least $10 in your account.  The pay rate is based on your writing level which can be Beginner, Average, Skilled, or Expert. The actual rate varies as discussed next.

How Do I Move Up?

Each job you do is rated and as you earn higher ratings you move up in level and make more.  The problem is determining how quickly you will move up.  Beginners make $2.25 for 300-500 words, while Experts can make $10.66.  If you move up quickly and write several per day this can be very profitable.  If it takes you a while to move up it may not be worth it.  There is definitely a balance that has to be found.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

It appears that clients can offer a bonus to help their jobs get picked up quicker, and at least one client stated that it took a little while for their article to be picked up even with the bonus.  This gives the impression that there may not be much competition, but this could only be true of the higher levels. Additionally, clients are prompted to give writers a ‘tip’ after accepting each article.

What Countries Do they Hire From?

They are currently accepting writers from the United States, United Kingdome, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand.  All pay is in U.S. dollars.

What are the Pros and Cons?


  1. Access to a pool of clients: HireWriters provides a platform where clients come looking for writers. This can save you time and effort in finding clients independently.
  2. Variety of writing opportunities: HireWriters offers a range of writing projects across different industries and topics. This allows you to diversify your writing portfolio and gain experience in various areas.
  3. Flexibility and remote work: As a freelance writer on HireWriters, you have the freedom to choose your own working hours and work from anywhere with an internet connection. This flexibility is especially beneficial for those seeking a remote work lifestyle.
  4. Payment security: HireWriters handles the payment process, ensuring that you receive payment for your work. This can provide peace of mind and protect you from payment disputes.
  5. Potential for regular work: If you establish a good reputation on the platform and deliver high-quality work, you may develop long-term relationships with clients who consistently need writing services.


  1. Competitive marketplace: Due to the number of writers on the platform, competition for writing projects can be high. It may require consistent effort and quality work to secure projects regularly.
  2. Lower pay rates: The pay rates on HireWriters might be relatively lower compared to other freelance writing platforms or direct client relationships. This is because the platform typically caters to clients seeking more affordable writing services.
  3. Limited control over pricing: As a writer on HireWriters, you may have limited control over setting your own rates. The platform often sets the pricing structure, and you may need to work within those predetermined rates.
  4. Dependence on the platform: Writing exclusively for HireWriters means you are reliant on the platform for finding clients and projects. This dependency may limit your ability to establish direct client relationships and negotiate better rates.
  5. Content ownership: When writing for HireWriters, you typically transfer the ownership rights of your content to the clients. This means you won’t retain any rights to repurpose or reuse your work.


It is really too soon to tell just how profitable writing for HireWritesr.com can be. With very little information or talk about them online and in forums-  it would be wise to proceed with caution, but it appears that they are a legitimate egg for any freelance writer’s basket.

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Leisa Good

March 12, 2013 at 10:55 am

I’d been seeing HireWriters listed as an up and coming WAH job. So good review, Faith.


March 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm

This is one I had been meaning to check into. Thanks for sharing Faith!


March 13, 2013 at 5:14 am

Guess I’ll pass on this one. They pay less than Text Broker. I have an account with TB, but my rating is still at three. I just can’t make myself write for that little when I have another egg that pays much more than that. I know I need to write for TB to build up to a 4, but every time I take the time out to write a penny per word article with them., I’m losing money elsewhere. Ugh!


July 18, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Nika, what other sites to you write for? Currently writing for Textbroker and trying to find more profitable and trustworthy sites!


March 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Wow, an entire $10 (and 66 cents!) for a 300-500 word article…I hope it doesn’t take you longer than 1 hour to write that article or else you’re working for less than minumum wage.

Miranda Grimm

March 18, 2013 at 5:38 pm

While I agree this is an incredibly low wage site. But a 300-500 word article generally takes much less than an hour to write.


March 19, 2013 at 6:31 pm

I think this is a great resource to have handy, at the very least. Thanks so much for the review. I agree the pay is not the best, but when you need to make some cash fast, this is definitely a nice egg to have in one’s basket!


March 22, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Thanks for doing this review! I’ve been using HireWriters.com for awhile now, and am surprised more people aren’t talking about it. When you compare this site to a site like TextBroker, it is like night and day.. hirewriters is just so much more easy to use… the way they set it up is really nice.

I have a steady stream of clients and this site continues to provide me a nice side income. Highly recommended and I will bet this site ends up getting a lot more popular in the future.


April 2, 2013 at 6:53 pm

This isn’t a review of Hirewriters; it’s an advertisement. This person has obviously not even tried the place.


April 2, 2013 at 8:26 pm

I assure you it is not an advertisement. I wrote this article, I have tried it, and I researched diligently to find the answer to common questions asked. If you have more information to provide we would love to have it! Thanks for reading.


May 1, 2013 at 5:50 pm

The review is a bit on the light side. But I know most writing sites, mills or otherwise, have restrictions in their TOS about giving out detailed information. Any additional info on the site, now that it’s been six weeks since the review?


May 31, 2013 at 11:41 pm

I read the review and signed up on the site today. I’m hoping I just happened to catch the site at a bad time but none of the jobs I qualify for at the moment on it are ones I’d be interested in. Please don’t take that the wrong way, Faith. I know you’re not responsible for what jobs are up there at any given site. I’ll check it again over the weekend and maybe there will be less fashion/makeup jobs then. Take care everyone.


June 12, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Sometimes they are light on the jobs, but overall I love writing for this site. I am starting to earn more money there now with some regular clients. I’d like to report that they have always paid me on time, every Friday like clockwork.

Customer support is fast and friendly, and I actually have fun writing the articles.


October 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Honestly, $2.25 for 300-500 words is not a job, it’s slave labor. I just finished a 75-125 word book review and got paid $25. That’s a job


November 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Where did you earn that money? Like what site


November 14, 2013 at 11:49 pm

How much writing experience do you have to get that job? How easy was it for you to find the job and get accepted?


October 27, 2013 at 7:57 pm

We all agree the pay is low, but these types of sites are meant to offer experience for those without any while giving them a little something for their time. With experience comes higher pay from other types of clients. The fact is, though they pay low, they do actually pay….they are not a scam, you just couldn’t make an actual living from this one site alone.

Sue Harris

April 1, 2014 at 3:24 pm

I’ve been working for HireWriters for close to two years. It’s a very easy site to use, no bidding for work. Actually, the majority of jobs on there are for the Expert level, you wouldn’t believe it to look at the site as the jobs go very quickly.

The way to make money is to develop your own customer base within HW. Then clients commission you direct through the site. Those jobs are never seen by anyone else, just you. You are guaranteed to be paid, the owners are very honest people. And they will sort out any issues you might have too.

mary smith

February 19, 2015 at 6:01 pm

This is by far the lowest paying site I’ve ever seen. They bill clients for a word count range and the clients always require you to write the maximum number of words in the range. So even though you can get $2.25 for a 300-500 word article, the reality is that most assignments are for the 150-300 range and the client will require 299 words for ONE DOLLAR! This is so exploitative that it should not be recommended under any circumstance.

Although you can quickly move up to expert level, there are very few jobs above the beginner level. Current, there are fewer than five jobs for levels higher than beginner.


March 1, 2016 at 4:24 pm

Hirewriters is a better Iwriters, although not totally convinced that Iwriters is not a scam. Greatcontent was my go to for the 7 months I’ve been writing online but they have very few jobs now. I was making around $150 a month there, which was okay since I have a lot to learn. So now I’m writing for Hirewriters until I find somewhere better. Next stop, Copy Press or Copify.


July 24, 2016 at 2:32 pm

I am retired. I like being able to make about $75-$80 a week on HW as an “expert” writer. Textbroker is harder, as even if you have the skills, their editors will give you contradictory feedback and then rate you a “3”, which is essentially a barren wasteland that includes few assignments.

On Hire Writers, I get “invited” to jobs by clients, and can pick whichever assignments I wish. I also writer fictions for magazines on the side, but those sales are sporadic.
I think the above author’s take on Hire Writers is realistic.
If you want some extra grocery cash, Hire Writers is okay.


July 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm

“write fiction” darn autocorrect on phone did it again!