This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please read the full disclosure policy here.
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 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.
Free Freelance Writing Job Boards
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. Blogging Pro
This is one of the many freelance writing job boards that’s gotten better with age. I personally like Blogging Pro as it seems to highlight a lot of remote jobs, which obviously suit me the best.
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.
My other freelance writing 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 always writing-related. But she features competitions, residencies and other travelling jobs, so I recommend following along.
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.
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.
I hope this post was helpful and leads you to discover new freelance writing job boards and freelance writing jobs.