Here’s a list of the ten best job boards for freelance writers, from a blogger who knows how difficult it can be to find writing work!
The groundwork is done; all you need to do is visit these writing sites and find work.
Before the tips, a quip:
“The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.” ~ Samuel Johnson.
Knowing how to make the “been there, done that, bought the t-shirt” parts of daily life vibrant and interesting is one of the most valuable skills a freelance writer can have.
To learn how to turn the most mundane topics into feature articles, read The Well-Fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency as a Commercial Freelancer in Six Months or Less.
And, here are ten ways to find freelance writing work from guest blogger Estela Go…
Job Boards for Freelance Writers
Making a living as a freelance writer can be tough. It involves constantly seeking out new assignments and diligently keeping a schedule to make sure everything is done on time. If you’re a freelance writer who wants more writing work, check out the following ten sites.
These job boards and writing opportunities are specifically designed for freelancers, and will help you to find writing work quickly and easily.
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1. Helium: Write, edit, and read articles about anything and everything on Helium. A variety of topics, from auto to sciences and gardening to religion, are available on this online writing site. At Helium, writers get paid for their contributions and good quality writing gets even more recognition. The Helium network will not only help you get started on freelance writing, it will also help you learn to edit both your and other people’s writing.
2. Freelance Writing Gigs: Every day there is an updated list of freelance jobs, neatly organized according to job types, available on this site. Through the Freelance Writing Gigs community, you can search jobs, read up on writing guides, and get inspired by freelance writing tips. This job board can help you cash in on your writing skills!
3. Women on Writing: This job board is a helpful resource for freelance writers who are looking for writing jobs all over the nation. It filters your search according to occupation and job type, making it easier for you to browse through the opportunities on the site. Whether you are looking to be a sports writer, online content manager or a communication director for a large corporation, Women on Writing is one of the best job boards for freelancers.
4. Freelance Writing: Job openings, writing contests, and a whole lot of freelance links will get you started on a lucrative freelance writing career. This site even has a large database of articles that offer tips on how to write in the following: business, copywriting, freelance, journalism, letters, scripts, and more. If that is not enough, you can browse through their writing workshops and conferences to get more in tune with your writing.
5. Media Bistro: Create your own profile and market your resume to attract the kind of writing work you are looking for. At Media Bistro, you have access to a wide range of freelance writing careers in all sorts of mediums, from online news sites to radio scripts. The site also gives you the option of taking writing courses, attending events, and joining new communities that may be of interest to you.
6. Freelancer Careers: Enjoy academic writing? Freelancer Careers is one of the best job boards for writers who want to indulge in the world of academia. You can find writing work in academic writing, editing, and translating. Academic writing jobs on this site pay writers a good amount of money, so consider writing about more intellectual topics.
7. Prospect Solution: Student writers, graduate writers, and full-time freelance writers all have opportunities at Prospect Solution. Your degree determines how much pay you get for every 500 words you produce, with starting prices at $17 per 500 words for student writers. With that in mind, you can write in a number of different specialties, such as law, medicine, business, and other topics.
8. Online Writing Jobs: Sometimes it only takes a moment for a job to catch your eye, so with Online Writing Jobs, you can browse through the multitude of freelance writing ads and see if there is anything that fits you. You can do quick searches for a particular type of writing work, such as magazine writing or copywriting, or you can check out the latest job ads.
9. ProBlogger: Ever wanted to make money writing on your own time, anywhere you choose? With the internet, you can do just that by joining ProBlogger. Online freelance writing jobs are available on its job board. The site also has a forum where you can connect with other bloggers doing similar work as you. In addition, ProBlogger gives you many tips on how to improve your blogging and web writing skills.
10. Journalism Jobs: Post your resume, get job alerts, find freelance, internships, and long-term jobs all on this site. While this site does offer freelance writing opportunities with one click of a search button, it also provides you with the resource to tune in to other journalism jobs that may be more rewarding for you. Journalism Jobs helps you make the most of your talents and time.
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