Introduction advertises itself as a unique, online academic assistance service that allows customers and writers to work together directly in chat with no involvement of a third party or support team. They emphasize a competitive environment for writers as a key to customer success.

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This website has been operating for 10 years in the space of freelance content solutions. Their focus throughout that time has always been primarily on writing. The EssayShark website incorporates a few popular elements for sites of its kind including a dedicated page to display their customer reviews, a blog, another dedicated page to show off their top writers, and a statistics block showing off information like current active writers and number of visitors.

EssayShark was originally owned by One Freelance Limited, a UK-based company that changed its name from Brownie Freelance Limited in December 2012. In late 2013, EssayShark was acquired by FrogProg Limited, a Cyprus-based company that has owned the writing services site since.

How EssayShark works

EssayShark uses a deposit and progressive payment system rather than having the client pay for their order up front. Order placement is a straightforward process in which the client selects a topic, a number of pages, and a deadline. From there, it becomes very similar to a bidding process in which the client and potential writers can interact via chat.

Writers apply to complete a client's order, potentially providing free previews to encourage a client to select them. Orders are completed within the EssayShark site and the client is able to look in on the progress, communicate with the writer, and provide additional details. Payment is released in form of milestones as the order is completed and the final portion is only released when the client approves the finished draft and downloads their completed order.


The pricing model for EssayShark is based on writer bids, so it can be widely variable, but the site advertises low prices and a client is able to view bids even before depositing money in their account. Money deposited in a client account becomes earmarked for an order that the client accepts a bid on, but is not released until the client chooses.

There are also options to bypass the bidding system by simply having an order assigned to the "best matching writer in your discipline" or by requesting a specific writer that a client has worked with previously. There are also add-on options like having a presentation designed to go along with your order or paying to have your order featured in the writer view, attracting more attention.

iOS Mobile App

In August 2016, EssayShark introduced a mobile app for iPhone users. The app remained active for approximately four years before being replaced by the MyWriter app.

In October 2020, began to promote the new "MyWriter — Freelance Writer‪s app" on the Apple App Store. replaced previous links to the former EssayShark app to the MyWriter app.


EssayShark services are firmly focused on writing-based content. They do offer a general "coursework" option and a vague "other" option, but there are no explicit options for things like math problems, programming, or lab reports. The writing that they do offer spans admissions, business writing, academic writing, and personal writing.

  • Active writers Unknown
  • Pricing Moderate
  • Accepted payment methods
    VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, PayPal


See what kinds of writing services this website offers.

Academic Essays, research papers, dissertations, school homework assignments, and more
Admissions Essays and written works that help you get into college
Business Blog posts, social media content, white papers, website copy, and other business-related documents

Refund policy

What happens if you are unhappy with writing services from and want your money back? We looked for a clear refund policy page and found the following.


Yes, this writing service has a refund policy.

"All the funds loaded to your account, or reserved for a specific order, which have not yet been released to your writer, are 100% refundable, until you proceed to the last stage/part of an order. The payments used for a specific order will be refunded to your account in case you cancel the order (excluding payments for the additional service "Featured order"). You can, however, only claim back the amount that has not yet been paid to the writer using the "Release" button."

Published by on May 21, 2019

Other useful information

The EssayShark refund policy does not seem to allow for refunds on any money that has been sent to the writer for any reason. Their refund policy is focused on returning money that you have not allocated to an order or released to a writer.


FrogProg Limited is a company based in Cyprus that supplies writing assistance, translation services, and online tutoring. Their published objective is to help students with their writing and aid people in translation. They target their services toward students and businesses.


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