Overall Rank: 85 out of 100
Company Overview: Scripted is an online marketplace that connects businesses that need blog posts, articles, social media posts, and newsletters. It is an excellent place for business owners to get quality posts. Writers who are new to freelancing can enjoy the opportunity to pitch for jobs and show off their skills to editors who need the work.
My Experience Writing for Scripted
I have been writing freelance blog posts for the last two years, and joined Scripted as a way to pick up additional writing gigs. My writing has rapidly improved since joining Scripted. As a freelance writer, the best way to get jobs is to pitch ideas to editors. To do this you have to discover who the editor of the website you want to write for is and review their website to determine their target market. This can be very time-consuming.
Scripted allows you access to over 300 projects with the defined target market and keywords given to you. This allows you to focus on creating an excellent pitch without spending time figuring out who the right contact will be and researching to see if they have already done a post on the topic.
When I started working with Scripted, I hated the pitching process. I hated coming up with ideas and pitching them only to have them rejected. One weekend I sat down and created 30 pitches. Then I waited. I was discouraged that I didn’t hear back right away, but of those 30 pitches, 4 of them got accepted.
Now I don’t worry too much about pitches that aren’t accepted. It just means that my writing voice or ideas aren’t right for the client at this point. I didn’t like doing revisions at first but have come to accept that they are part of the process of becoming a better writer.
Scripted is the best place for new writers to find their first writing jobs. It may take some persistence to master the art of pitching a blog post idea, but it will make you a better writer. You’ll discover what the managing editors want to read and share with their readers.
The Good & the Bad
PRO #1: Quickly find jobs that you can apply for today!
PRO #2: Pitch to many types of jobs and discover what kind of copywriting bests suits your writing style quickly.
PRO #3: You are able to bid higher rates than many content mills will pay.
PRO #4: There is a timeline for getting the project done and having the revisions completed. This helps the writers manage their writing without becoming overwhelmed when an editor requests revisions a month after the article was written.
CON #1: There is a test to determine your writing proficiency before signing on with Scripted. You will be charged for the test (about $15), but your earnings from your first job will more than cover the expense of the writing test.
CON #2: You may end up pitching for many jobs that you don’t get. This can take up quite a bit of time and it’s discouraging when you don’t get the jobs. While this does take time, it can improve your pitching and help you hone your skills.
Scripted Tools & Training
Scripted provides writers with a writing platform to create blog posts and newsletters for their clients. It is very similar to WordPress. The Scripted platform has a textual analysis which lets you know what grade level you are writing at. This is very helpful when writing for specific markets.
Scripted has a feature to detect plagiarism prior to submitting your work to the client. If you have used too many direct quotes, your work could be flagged for plagiarism. This ensures that anything given to the clients is quality work.
Within the Scripted platform, there is an email function to allow communication with the clients.
When writing for Scripted, you will have the support of the Scripted team. Some of the accounts are managed accounts and you will be interacting with a manager from Scripted. They will indicate to you where your writing can be improved to meet the needs of the client. Additionally, if your bids are out of the clients’ budget, but they still like your proposal, they may negotiate a smaller word count or lower price.
LEGIT! If you are just getting started with freelancing Scripted is a great platform to find writing gigs that pay pretty well. You will gain experience and polish your writing style. Some gigs will allow a byline, which helps you to build your portfolio.
10 Replies to “Scripted Review – My Experience Writing For Scripted”
Hello there,Let me give you my very brief history on using scripted……… I’ve utilized the Scripted platform for approximately 6 years to fulfill a wide variety writing projects, including hundreds of long-form blog posts on the topics of data science, business intelligence, SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, machine learning, Tableau Server, Periscope Data, Mobile App development, SDKs, a wide variety of coding languages, cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, complex legal topics, environmental science, public relations, marketing, the list goes on and on and on.
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Thanks for your input! I’m sure it will help other writers who are looking for freelance writing gigs.
Wow🤩 This is exciting! Though this is my first time of hearing about ‘Scripted’ but I so much admire the fact that As a Scripted member you will be able to reach out to the customers directly, negotiate price, and start short or long-term assignments with ease. I’ll have to try this out.
First of all, many thanks to you for giving us such a wonderful article .Scripted is an online marketplace that connects businesses that need blog posts, articles, social media posts and newsletters. This is a great place to get quality posts from my business. I enjoyed the job pitching opportunity and demonstrated my skills in freelancing .I have been writing freelance blog posts for the last 3 years and have joined scripts as a way of picking up writing gigs . Since writing the script my writing has improved rapidly and it is very time consuming .All in all it has seemed like a great platform to me .
Lastly, I hope that by reading your article, everyone will learn about Scripted and will definitely share with you their new experiences .
Being a full-time blogger and affiliate marketer I am in need of content writers. At the moment, I am writing one blog post per day. I am totally focusing on organic traffic, so you know the importance of producing quality content regularly. Since I want to focus on other marketing methods as well I am planning to hire a content writer in a few months.
While doing some research I came across Scripted and wanted some additional information. Your review post provided me with helpful insights and helped in my decision making. Scripted is on my list.
I have heard about freelancer, upwork, but scripted is simply a new concept to me, but anyway, reading your article alone can be a game changer in the freelancing industry, however I’m wondering if it is so easy to get a job with scripted, because to knowledge the industry is so competitive.
You do need to know a little bit about the industry. However, you can quickly create an outline with a little research to win a pitch. It just takes a little practice.
I’m really intereted in freelance writing and have discovered that after teaching English as a Foreign Language I’ve become quite good at the English aspect of it. With my business as an affilite marketer I find that amount I write allows me to enter into a contunuous improvement phase from where I am learning each time I write with good content and keywords to improve my overall business. I like your website and admire the fact that your writing about freelance writing been a topic I’m fond of.
This is very helpful to evaluate Scripted and their overall program. A rating of 85 out of 100 is pretty good, but obviously has some room for improvement. While it’s great to hear that they pay well, I was hoping for more specific details with regards to pay. What else can you share about pay rate and timeliness? Thanks so much for sharing!
When you create the pitch, you suggest the pay for the job. Most people request anywhere from $ .08 to $ .10 per word. That means for a 1000 blog post, you’ll get about $100. For fast writers, that is about $25-35 per hour.