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New writer guide

So you're ready to sign up as a writer for Essay Supermarket?

Here's a guide to the sign up process and getting started. Follow this guide to get the most out of your membership.

  1. Click the link to register on the top right hand side of the website.
  2. Select “I'm a Writer; will bid/work” and fill in the simple form. Under subjects, select the subjects you are qualified to write in.
  3. Once you’ve completed the form, you’ll receive an activation email to your email inbox. If you can’t find it, try the spam or junk folder as our mails sometimes filter to there.
  4. When you click the link in the email you’ll be taken back to the site and asked for some more information. Only boxes with a red star are compulsory but we suggest you complete as many boxes as possible as this will help more customers to find you when searching.


About me – tell customers about your background and experience.

TIP - You’ll have more success if you be personable – customers like to know a little about their writer so it’s fine to include some personal details, such as your marital status, whether you have children, your regular job role and hobbies.

Hourly rate – include a guide rate here. This is helpful for Customers who are searching for writers to invite to bid. Don’t forget you can bid what you want to on individual projects so you’re not tied to this rate.  Do set it competitively but consider that you may simply irritate Customers if you choose something that is wildly different from what you usually charge - this is unlikely to win you bids.

Education – this box is for the institutions that you went to such as what college and/or university you attended. Qualifications don’t go in this box.

Certification – this box is for qualifications. Include as much as you can, starting with your highest qualification first. As well as degrees, consider any work training courses that you have attended, and mention any qualifications you are currently studying towards.

Photo - just under language you’ll see an option to upload a photo. This is totally optional but customers do like to see who they are dealing with and seeing someone’s face can increase trust – usually! You may find you have more success by providing a smiling photograph of yourself.

UPDATE: Once you click update, you’ll see a green message at the top of your screen confirming your details have been updated. NB: You won’t be visible on the site and you can’t complete any work until you’ve filled out at least the compulsory questions in your profile.

Editing: If you’d like to edit your profile in future, you can access it by hovering over your username in the top right hand corner and choosing ‘Edit Profile’.

Public profile: If you’d like to see what others see about you on the website, hover over your user name and select ‘Public Profile’.


Portfolios are your opportunity to showcase what you can do to customers. To access them, hover over your user name in the top right hand corner of the website and click ‘My portfolio’.

To add a new portfolio click ‘Add Portfolio’.

Now you will see a friendly editor very similar to Microsoft Word where you can add your written work and even diagrams and illustrations. BE CAREFUL ABOUT PASTING FROM WORD. It does add a lot of unwanted characters than can make the page appear differently to what you would like it to.  The solution is to first paste into Notepad and then paste into Word.  There is a HTML button in the editor to use if you have any experience with HTML, which can be handy for finding unwanted formatting.

You can attach files here too.  However, we don't recommend just attaching files rather than adding your sample writing to the portfolio in the editing box.  Users can be wary about downloading files from the Internet and may not bother to look.

Adding samples to your portfolio can help customers find you. However, if you add samples that appear elsewhere on the web, Essay Supermarket will remove them. You must also ensure that you own the copyright to what you post up.