Thinking of Hiring a Christian Freelance Writer? Here's Why it's a Great Idea
Why not join the thousands of self-published authors and devote your work to faith at the same time? Another major advantage in publishing Christian writing is that the competition isn’t as fierce as with other niches and genres.
In fact, if you publish Christian literature, you're probably going after one of the few markets that other writers haven't thought about.
Considering Hiring a Christian Content Writer?
What if you're an aspiring author, a theological expert, or a member of a Christian organization who needs to publish but hasn't got the time to write?
In that case, you might benefit from the help of a freelance writer.
What Is a Christian Writer?
Christian freelance writers have both the love and the talent for writing Christian content. This niche, however, includes many different denominations, so choosing your best writer also means checking if their perspective and views align with yours.
Opportunities to publish Christian writing aren’t limited to fiction and nonfiction books. They extend to copywriting and article writing as well, with many charities, nonprofit organizations, and Christian businesses needing freelance writers to put their messages into proper format and wording.
What Kind of Content Do Christian Writers Create?
There are many different content forms that benefit from expert Christian writing, as well as individuals and organizations that are in need of freelance work. Churches, nonprofit organizations, charities, and aspiring Christian authors all seek out the help of freelance writers when in need of Christian writing services:
Nowadays, newsletters are most often sent by email. Faith worshipers can sign up for different types of newsletters and receive either devotional and inspirational content, or important updates from their church leaders.
Cover Letter Writing
Grant writing, pitches for written articles, online appeals, and other online content require cover letters. A cover letter is a short-form print or web content piece that provides basic information about the sender and a brief explanation of why the content piece is relevant to the reader.
Grant Writing and Grant Proposals
Securing funding for a church or other faith-based organizations requires special grant writing talents. Keep in mind that grant writing is a different field than regular freelance writing. It is a specialty that combines writing experience, legal knowledge, public relations skills, international relations skills, and a strong background in the cause for the grant.
You shouldn't turn over your grant writing remote work to just any writer. A grant writer signs the proposal and communicates with benefactors in person. They must meet high standards of expertise and have rich personal experience in Christian grant writing to be successful.
Christian writers, being well-versed in the field, are the best people to write books for Christian adults and children. They have both the writing skills and the theological knowledge to create fiction and nonfiction books that look at everyday life from the standpoint of Christian living.
Nonfiction books for Christian audiences often deal with topics related to spiritual and personal growth, personal experience in faith and everyday life, human rights, and others.
This also applies to Christian creative writing in all genres.
Christian Book Reviews
To successfully review Christian books, one needs solid theological knowledge. Some Christian book reviewers also publish opinion pieces on more popular books and other publications.
If you're running a religious or faith-based organization, writing reviews is best done by an expert in Christian literature with five or more years of experience in the field.
Content On Social Media Platforms
Written and Online Appeals
Thank donors for their contributions and let them know about the tax benefits of contributing to charity.
Well-informed Christian appeal writers understand the legalities of donations, and they will compile a dignified appeal that represents your church or organization well to decision-makers in your congregation.
Their heartfelt writing will uplift the reader and appeal to them so that they take joy in participating.
Reach out to your community with a heartfelt display of information written in an educational yet inspirational way. Freelance Christian writers specialize in including all the necessary guidance for your congregation with an added touch of encouragement.
Expert writers create clear and concise brochures that pass the needed message but still intrigue and inspire readers to learn more about the organization’s activities.
Blog and Magazine Articles
Faith-based publications like blog posts and magazine articles benefit from the help of a freelance writer who’ll share relevant experiences with the audience.
Blogs are somewhat different than magazine articles as the writer also needs to optimize them and also brings their expertise and creativity to the table.
Places of worship, much like other organizations reaching out to people to send a message, often run email campaigns. The emails written for these campaigns need to be clear and concise, but also in the spirit of the denomination.
Only a writer who is well-versed in Christian theology can successfully craft faith-based messages so that they leave the desired impression on different readers.
Devotionals are short statements, totaling roughly 250 words, that contain inspirational stories and teachings from Scripture. They are meditative in nature but should also be light, positive, and uplifting.
However, not everyone can write a devotional, since it must be in line with the denomination's beliefs and scripture. Because of that, it's necessary to hire an expert Christian writer.
Even churches create digital presentations when educating their congregation on important issues or changes within the community. These presentations need to be done by an expert writer, as they need to be both eye-catching and effective in passing on the knowledge that their authors wish to present.
An expert writer knows what wording, formatting, and fonts to use to achieve a memorable presentation that won't take away from the main message.
As you can see, being a Christian writer is a delicate skill. A person aspiring to become a Christian writer should first and foremost have the right background in the niche. The knowledge and skills one needs to become a Christian writer often entail the following background:
Theological education or successful college teaching experience
Writing skills in one or more fiction or nonfiction genres
The skill to provide well-researched articles for an online or print magazine
And many more.
If the writer whose style you like doesn't have a degree in theology, they will also do a good job if they've attended literature courses in Christian writing. Jobs that entail such a specific skill set can be done in-house, but the remote work alternative is equally successful.
How Much Will a Freelance Christian Writer Cost?
Our writing services are based on word count, so you can start off with as little as $2.60 per 100 words for nonfiction packages.
Are All Freelance Writers Successful With Christian Writing?
Not necessarily. Many freelance writers who categorize themselves as Christian writers do so without much insight or previous experience in the niche. Christian writing jobs primarily require thorough knowledge of the Scripture, understanding Christian themes and messaging, and the ability of creative writing within this concept.
At The Urban Writers, we make sure that only freelancers with a proven track record in Christian writing get an opportunity to work on your project. With this in mind, we cultivate the creative writing skills that contribute to making successful Christian publications.
Using the Christian Message as a Theme
Successful Christian writing uses the message as a theme instead of reducing it to the plot. Our creative Christian writers craft believable plots and immerse the readers in real-life situations to which they can relate.
Christian themes work best when told through personal stories of well-rounded characters, and it's the 'realness' of the experiences that creates the truly inspirational stories your readers will enjoy.
The same principle is applied when creating feature stories and first-person stories, where our writers are inspired by real people's experiences. In an effort to create a character journey that your readers will instantly connect with, our writers explore true stories so that scenery, events, and circumstances give the impression of reading about real people.
Creating Wholesome Characters
Something that Christian writing has in common with the rest of mainstream publishing is the love for flawed characters. What makes a protagonist Christian are their good intentions, accountability, and awareness of the responsibility to honor the Lord with their words and actions.
However, this doesn't mean that they don't have flaws and weaknesses, and that they don't encounter real-life, moral conflicts that truly put their faith to the test.
Real-Life Problems and Challenges
Our writers put a strong emphasis on creating believable stories and plots that appeal to an audience. A reader must feel that the situation that the character is experiencing is realistic and could happen in real life to them or anyone else.
In that sense, the same creative writing standards apply to your genre as they do to all others. A smart writer will create interesting challenges and limitations to put on characters while staying in line with your perspective and messaging.
Wholesome Characters on the Christian Path
Our writers create protagonists who, at their core, are devout Christians. Yet, this isn't their only character trait. Believable characters, or what we call 'solid' characters, have all the traits of a real person. This includes signature mannerisms, speech, style, and personality.
Our writers make sure that the character is actively participating in the plot. They're not passive observers. The plot of a good book is carried by the protagonist's decision-making, in line with the Christian message.
Being Open About Your Beliefs
A successful freelance writer doesn't shy away from making an author's core beliefs known. These beliefs are reflected in what the characters believe in, the situations they find themselves in, and how they cope in good and bad times. They make for an impactful message that even the readers who don't agree will love and respect.
How to Post Christian Freelance Writing Jobs on The Urban Writers
If you're searching for the right Christian freelance writers to breathe life into your unique story, now's the time to take the final leap. Choosing to pay freelance writers to create your short stories, articles, or Christian novels is wise. After all, you're turning over freelance work to experts who specialize in it full-time and will approach your project with the utmost care and devotion.
Hiring a freelance writer has never been easier, and it only takes a couple of steps:
Step #1: Purchase the Right Package
We offer several different writing, editing, and design packages depending on what you need:
You'll find a great selection of writing packages for your Christian novel. Some of our packages also have book descriptions as well as editing and design add-ons, plus you get to choose each member of your team!
Publishing articles for your blog, posts for your social media platforms, and content for your Christian website fall under the category of SEO writing. On our Platform, you'll find a nice selection of SEO packages that all give the same Platform possibilities that we give to all our clients.
What about manuals, brochures, email campaigns, devotionals, and ministry presentations? They all fall under nonfiction writing.
We have a professional team of freelancers lined up and eagerly awaiting to create wonderful Christian writing for the youngest readers. Likewise, we have a expert selection of editors and illustrators who all enjoy working on Christian content and would be thrilled to have an opportunity to work with you!
Step #2: Post Your Project
Once you've selected and purchased your package, you can then share your project information on our Platform so that all eligible freelancers are alerted about a newly available job.
Step #3: Check Freelance Pitches and Choose the Right Person
Now comes the fun part of choosing the best Christian writer for your project! Feel free to browse all pitches, and read freelancers' writing samples to get a feel of their tone and style. Once you've found the best one, all you need to do is assign your project to them—and they'll be ready to go!
Step #4: Watch Your Content Develop in Real Time
You're a few steps away from becoming a published writer! Watch your content being developed and enjoy the process!
Our well-trained Urbanites are eager to join your project, so check out The Urban Writers packages and start executing written tasks immediately!