Creative writing goes outside the general scope of professional content writing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use creative writing strategies to help create content for commercial purposes.
Creative writers can help you create website content that differentiates you from your competitors. A lot of content that companies publish — in both B2B and B2C — is much the same. Adding a creative twist to the way you tell stories in your brand’s content and approaching things from a unique angle can help you stand out.
At the end of the day, great content for any business is content that engages an audience. Creative writing approaches can help you achieve that objective.
Alternatively, perhaps you’re wanting to publish a fiction book, play, video game, movie, or another form of entertainment content. Creative writers can help make that a reality.
Here are 5 websites where you can hire creative writers.
Writing Studio is a content writing company.
They write various types of content, including:
Writing Studio has creative writers with diverse backgrounds.
If you’re looking to create content, such as an article for your blog, but you’re looking to do something a bit more creative with your content, that’s a request you can make. The team at Writing Studio will assign one of their more creatively-inclined writers and editors to your project.
LinkedIn is the largest social networking website.
There are thousands of professional creative writers for hire on LinkedIn, for both in-house roles and freelance contract-based roles.
It’s easy to connect with writers on LinkedIn. You can either search for creative writers, connect with them, and start a conversation. Or, if you have a LinkedIn company page, you can post a job and filter through applicants to find the right fit. You can also post on your profile announcing you’re looking for creative writers and get referrals from your network.
If you have more substantial hiring needs you can also use LinkedIn’s recruiting tools to find the right people faster with advanced search filters.
Scripted is a freelance marketplace for writers.
It’s a platform that you pay a monthly subscription for, and then you have access to their diverse pool of writers. This pool includes creative writers.
Overall the platform’s easy and intuitive to use and offers a diverse range of creative writers, meaning you’ll probably be able to find one that suits your needs.
Using the platform’s simple. You order the content you want with your requested specifications, and then and work directly with the writer, choosing whether you want your content delivered with or without a byline.
Indeed is a massive job site with tens of thousands of writers for hire, including creative writers.
While you can hire creative writers on Indeed for contract and fixed-term roles, the majority of job posts on Indeed are for full-time salary positions.
If you’re looking to bring a creative writer in-house, then Indeed is the place to go. If you’re looking for a freelance creative writer, it could still be worth a try, but perhaps using a site like Upwork is a better option.
Upwork is the world’s largest freelancer site.
There are thousands of writers for hire, many of which specifically brand themselves as creative writers.
The process to hire writers on Upwork is simple. You either create a job post and wait for applicants to apply, or you can take a more active approach and personally invite writers to apply to your job post.
Once you have applicants, you figure out the details with the ones you like and take care of contracts, payments, and communication all within the platform.
Upwork is great for hiring freelance creative writers for ongoing or casual work at both fixed prices and hourly rates.
If you’re working on something more creative like a fiction book, or a blog post with a unique story, or you just want to inject something a little different into your marketing material, then working with a creative writer is a great idea.
Remember to always work with freelance writers or agencies that have experience with creative writing, and take your time deciding who to work with.
For any written project, it’s always a good idea to start with a small test and see how it goes from there.
Hopefully, this list has given you a good place to start on your search for the right creative writer(s) for your creative writing needs.