The Internet is a great thing and you can find anything you need on it. However, sometimes there are too many signals and it can be confusing. This is just the case if you are a freelance writer. With hundreds of websites around, how is someone who is new to freelance writing to know who pays well and who is not? To make life a bit easier for you, I’ve compiled a list of 10 best websites you can find paid freelance writing jobs on and why these sites are a good place to search for them.
So let’s get to it. Whether you’re a SEO writer, blogger, content writer, copywriter, resume writer, technical, academic writer or something else, these 10 sites all offer you excellent opportunities if you are searching for freelance writing gigs.
Problogger is not only a great place to find well-paid freelance writing jobs, especially for bloggers, but it is also a must-be stop if you are looking to advance your knowledge. The site is chock-full with extremely useful tips, advice and guides on content writing and if you are looking to move on from being a mediocre blog writer to a top-notch one, you definitely should check out Problogger. So even if you are not going to send any proposals, be sure to take a look around.
BloggingPro is another site where blog-oriented writers can find freelance writing jobs in practically any niche. The job board is updated ever day with new projects and clients looking for writers who have the skill and know-how to elevate their business. BloggingPro offers something for everyone, so whether you’re an expert on social media, gardening or motor vehicles, I’m sure it won’t be too long before clients start responding to your pitches.
Since 1997, when most people didn’t even know you don’t have to work 9 to 5 in a cubicle to earn a paycheck, folks at freelancewriting.com embarked on what at that time seemed like a risky endeavour. To build a place where writers can find gigs without fuss and get paid nicely. Suffice to say that the site (much to the surprise of early critics, I’m sure) is still alive and kicking. Not only that, but the site has become somewhat of a go-to place for finding freelance writing jobs as it allows you to define your search by the type of writing you are good at (blogging, writing, copywriting, journalism, editing, proofreading, technical writing and so on), by location (the site is mostly focused on the US-market, but you can also find remote jobs here as well) and by source (BloggingPro, Craiglist, FrelanceBloggingJobs and many others).
If you are leaning towards writing news, JournalismJobs offers a ton of opportunities to earn some nice money and in the process also establish a good relationship with established companies. Of course, if you don’t want to pursue a career in journalism, the site also has gigs for ad writers. editors and more. One other neat thing about the site is that you can refine your search by not just location (mostly United States) and job type (clients are mostly looking for full-time writers, but there are opportunities for freelancers and part-timers as well), but also by industry. In other words, if you want to work with nonprofits, magazines or government, you can find them all on this site.
Sick of low-paid freelance writing jobs? Then join more than 5000 freelance writers on All Freelance Writing (previously known as All Indie Writers) and get ready to find clients that pay really well. From this site you can projects pertaining to almost any niche, but also connect with others through the forum here, write a guest post on their blog, listen to their podcast and more. And, if you need a writing advice, you can ask them here and your question will be answered here on or the podcast, or at least they’ll refer you to a resource where you can find an answer to your question. Just remember that questions that can aid the writing community will have an advantage.
Not looking for regular article or blog writing? Are you good at writing essays then? If you are, you should stop by EssayWriters and see what opportunities you can find there. Of course, be warned that they don’t accept just about anyone, so get ready to do a grammar test. Once you (hopefully) successfully pass it, you can start looking for clients. The site mostly focuses on academic, technical and resume writing, besides essays, of course, and if a client likes your work, you can also earn a bonus.
Although Constant-Content’s strict editorial requirements can put off some of the less detail-oriented freelance writers, for those who are doing a professional job when it comes to writing content and are making sure that they present their best work here, Constant-Content is one of the best places to find freelance writing jobs. Plus, the pay is very nice and you can often get as much as $100 per article.
ContentMart is another site where you can showcase your writing skills and earn nicely doing it. The site does require you to register before you can start looking for freelance writing jobs, which you can do with your Facebook account. Once you do, though, you can choose from hundreds of projects that clients post on the site every day.
Hubstaff works as a completely free directory that connects clients and freelancers no matter how far geographically they are from each other. There are no fees for either the client or the freelancer, which means you will receive exactly what you negotiated with the client and not a penny less. So, if you agreed to write an article for $50, that is how much you can expect. Just start a profile (be sure to upload a good resume) and clients will contact you directly, or you can browse some jobs and send proposals. Either way, you’ll be working directly with the client, without a middle man like on some other platforms.
If we are talking about freelancing, we simply can’t neglect to mention the biggest freelance platform out there – Upwork. While the site does have its flaws and is probably not a good place to build a long-term career as a freelancer, for a newbie freelance writer, Upwork offers a great array of different projects to work on and is a good place to start building your freelance portfolio. Of course, the platform is not just for freelance writers, but it has projects for designers, programmers, developers, translators and much more.
Do you know of any other places where you can find freelance writing jobs? Perhaps you’d like me to mention your site here? Let me know in the comments below.