Where are the writing jobs? How do I get freelance writing projects? Who can I write online for?
I get asked these exact questions multiple times each week. The easy answer is: You have to look for them. They don’t magically appear on your desk each morning. Yes, getting into the freelance writing game takes a little time and effort, but it’s well worth it.
This week on the blog, I’m sharing a helpful list of resources that answer those questions.
So, let’s cut to the chase. I hope you find your next freelance writing gig after just a few clicks below.
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12 Freelance Writing Job Boards and Lists
- Journalism Jobs: This site lists opportunities for both staff and freelance positions. Simply filter by keywords and location (including telecommute) to browse the writing job ads.
- Freelance Job Openings: Search this job database by location, experience level (great for newbies!) and type of writing you would like to do. (Update 2-13-17, This website is temporarily offline or has been removed.)
- ProBlogger: Updated daily, site owner Darren Rowse posts content marketing, blogging and tech writing gigs.
- Whisper Jobs: Looking for a writing internship in social media or editorial writing? Look here!
- Indeed: Traditional job search sites DO cater to freelancers. Browse opportunities on Indeed by keyword and location.
- Monster: This famous job-searching site also helps contract workers. Type “freelance” in the search box to get started.
- Blogging Pro: Blogging and copywriting jobs are searchable by full-time, part-time, internship, contract, temporary and freelance.
- FlexJobs: This is the ultimate freelance job database, especially if you’re looking for more than writing jobs.
- Simply Hired: Search by category or keywords on this sleek, easy-to-maneuver website.
- All Indie Writers: This job board is listed by date and includes pay rates.
- Freelance Writing: I enjoy this site’s daily email newsletter filled with links to writing jobs.
- Media Bistro: Click on the Find a Job section and browse the list or refine your search by location, keyword, industry, duration or company.
And for good measure, here’s a bonus for you! (I just can’t do a list of 13. I get a little superstitious!)
Contena: This freelance writing job aggregate site is perfect for those who want one-stop job hunting. Viewing daily updates from various writing job boards means you can apply to gigs soon after they are posted!
Finally, if you have a dream client you’d love to work for, let them know. Reach out on social media or email the editor and ask if they’re currently accepting pitches or working with freelance writers. Tell them what YOU can do for them. Sometimes it truly is that easy to land a writing gig!
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This post was updated on April 4, 2017.