My first impression with Writerlance is that there is not much project listed. You can see couple of projects in one day then another couple after two days. The site just doesn’t seem to have new projects everyday. Well, that’s better then nothing. As a writer, there is no sign up fee. The only payment that you needed is right after you win a bid on a project. The commission is 3% of your bid or $3. That means you need to place some money in your account because you need to pay up front right after you win the bid. Payment can be done through PayPal. If your account balance is less then zero for more then 30 days then the account will be frozen. Just deposit few dollars into your account if you are seriously wanted to get a project.
Writelance has an affiliate programs that enable you to earn some extra money. Not too much but at least it can cover the money for getting the projects. That is because the site only pay you $3 for each client you referred and $1 for every writer sign up. You can start getting $1 just by signing up as a writer yourself.