These days, I am on a constant quest to gain more freelance writing work. So I thought it might be of interest to other writers out there if I shared my five favourite freelance writing job boards. There are many on the internet, but these are the ones I turn to daily for the latest jobs. I am usually only qualified/interested in a few positions daily, but the listings I am not interested in might be right up your writing alley.
Problogger is a fantastic Australian-based website with an excellent writing job board. Because employers have to pay money to advertise their job on the board, you can usually feel confident that they are a quality and reliable business. The Problogger website is also filled with a lot of blogging advice, which you could spend hours reading and taking notes.
2. Freelance Writing Gigs
This is a website to check daily, as Freelance Writing Gigs posts the best jobs each weekday on their blog. The positions range from copywriting to social media to editing, so there is bound to be a job for you. Noemi does a fantastic job searching for the listings every day.
3. Online Writing Jobs
I don’t know where I found this writing job board, but Online Writing Jobs is probably my favourite. Brian seems to find positions that I don’t see advertised anywhere else. It is a good combination of positions found on Craigslist, company career pages and Indeed. You can also choose to limit your search results to just remote jobs, contract work or on-site work. Highly recommended!
4. The Writer’s Job Board
Similar to its counterpart above, you can easily scroll through the Writer’s Job Board and choose what jobs are relevant to you. Freelancers can also select whether they are looking for remote, temporary, or a full-time position. Although positions do overlap between these two websites, there are some different opportunities you have to look out for.
Ed2010 is a great resource if you are looking for a writing or creative job in New York City. Seriously, look at that job board! But sometimes there is a freelance gem hidden within the internship listings. I have actually applied for a few positions on this job board, you just have to be patient.
You could spend your afternoon writing here. Maybe…
My Other Recommendations
1. Follow my favourite Twitter accounts
• Write Jobs: These guys post links daily to a lot of freelance writing jobs. I usually try and check their feed every day, otherwise there are just too many tweets to view and not enough time.
• Modern Day Nomads: Tiffany tweets a lot of useful information, that is not alway writing-related. But she features competitions, residencies and other travelling jobs, so I recommend following along.
2. Have a good pitch prepared
The same pitch isn’t going to work for every job or publication, but it is good to be prepared. I read quite a few freelance writing blog posts regarding pitching before figuring out what works for me. Check out this post from Elna Cain, which is incredibly informative.
3. Compile a spreadsheet
Whether I am just pitching a one-off story or applying for an actual writing position, I will input the details on my spreadsheet. It is a great way to keep an eye on who you emailed and when. This way you can follow up when necessary, or not apply for the same position again.
4. Sign up for emails
I don’t like to be bombarded by daily emails from websites, but the best weekly email I receive is from Freelance Way of Life. Every Monday, the email lists the best positions from the previous week.
5. Try the only paid site I recommend
The only paid site I recommend is Contena. The jobs they have listed you won’t find anywhere else and there are so many to choose from.
I hope this post was helpful and leads you to a different website or job board you didn’t previously know.
Are there better freelance writing job boards? Let me know in the comments!
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