Hire Writers Review — Will You Get Hired for the Job of Your Dreams?

What is HireWriters.com? Obviously, it has something to do with hiring writers. But how does it work? And is it legit? Read this Hire Writers review to find out!hire writers review

How It Works

HireWriters has a list of jobs that writers can choose from. Each job entails writing an article. The pay for each article will depend on the word count and on the level of the writer. Payments are made once a week via PayPal, provided you have at least $10 in your account.

To apply, you will have to take a quick grammar test and submit a short writing sample. Only writers from the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Singapore are accepted.

There are four levels at HireWriters: Beginner, General, Skilled, and Expert. All writers start out as a Beginner writer. When you write for clients they will rate your articles. In order to become a General writer, you must have written at least three articles and have a general star rating of 4. To become a Skilled writer, you must have completed at least seven articles and have a general star rating of 4.1. To become an Expert writer, you must complete at least twelve article and have a star rating of 4.6 or higher.

How Much Can You Earn?

The pay rates at HireWriters are ludicrous, especially considering that they only accept writers from advanced countries such as the US and the UK. Beginner writers will get paid around $2.50 for a 300-500 word article. Skilled writers can get paid a little more – around $3.50 for 300-500 words. This is just to give you an idea of their pay rates. Keep in mind that 300-500 words means that the customer can require you to write at least 475 words, and they can reject your article if you do not comply. Indeed, such tactics are common practice at HireWriters.

In client's instructions, it said 2500 words minimum

In client’s instructions, it said 2500 words minimum

As for the Skilled and Expert levels, there’s not much to get excited about there, either. Although there are usually a few hundred Beginner and General article jobs at any given time, there are practically no Skilled and Expert jobs, if any.

So, Is HireWriters Legit? Can It Really Be True?

Well, it’s legit; but no, it’s not the place of your dreams. Pay rates are extremely low, and some clients have extremely high demands and reject a lot of articles. If your article is rejected, you get paid nothing.

So I can not really recommend HireWriters for writers. You’d be better off applying for jobs at job boards.

If you are a customer looking for writers, then you should only use HireWriters if you want garbage articles. You get what you pay for, and the freelance writing business in no different. At their rates, it would be nearly impossible for your writers to earn even the federal minimum wage of $7.25, and that’s before self-income tax.

What are your thoughts? We at CanItReallyBeTrue would love to hear!


  1. Chris

    I checked these guys membership levels out a while back and the lower ones were pretty poor (writers ended up doing huge amounts of work for very little return). The top level I noticed offer $19 for a 500-700 word article – now that’s pretty cool but you have to qualify for that right?

    1. Ben (Post author)

      There are almost never any articles available at that level, so it really is irrelevant.

      All the best,


  2. Julius


    I really enjoyed this article. Informative and straight to the point, I really like articles like this!

    I’m a blogger myself and I thought about the opportunity to write articles for others, but then I realised that It’s not worth my time. I write my articles bu myself and they are bringing me more income than I would get as just a writer.

    1. Ben (Post author)

      Yes, that is my opinion as well. However, I still write for other people. If you write for the right people, you can earn a nice living from writing. Writing for a newspaper is just one example.

  3. christinamk

    Wow $3.50 for 300-500 words sounds horrible! And to think that you might put all that time into writing a submission and then be rejected. You are right, it would be near impossible to make minimum wage doing this. Given the low rates, the article submissions must be horrible. I wonder who would want to pay for poorly written articles?

    1. Ben (Post author)


      These companies take advantage of and exploit writers who can not find better jobs. These people then are forced to write for these content mills. It’s a sad situation, but it is what it is.

      And you are right, the quality is nowhere near what you would get if you would have hired your own writer and paid them a decent fee. These people are trying to save money and get lots of SEO content.

      Actually, because of Google’s Panda updates, pages of filler SEO content are not as effective as they once were. That’s why content mills are going down the drain. Some have closed down and others, most actually, are having slow business.

  4. Jeff

    Ok, I get the gist of the article. Hire-writers could be described as a self inflicted sweat shop. Having said that I wonder if you have any recommendations for a free lance arrangement where a writer could receive a realistic pay rate. On the other side of the coin can someone looking for a writer find a place to get a good quality product?

    1. Ben (Post author)

      Yes, Jeff, you said it perfectly! A sweatshop. A writer should try to apply for jobs at job boards such as ProBlogger, AllIndieWriters, BloggerPro, IAPWE,Indeed.com, CareerBuilder, etc. You can also try BlogMutt.

      A website owner should post a job on one of those job boards.


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