By Patti Hale
Job boards for writers are another good way to find the better paying freelance writing gigs.
There are plenty of wannabe internet marketers on the internet who have heard there is money to be made having a website. They can’t write so they must have someone to write for them. But they don’t have any money. So what do they do? Ask you to use your time to help them start making money! These are the clients that buy from content mills and hire from outsourced marketing places
Luckily, there are websites or companies that are already making money or have website owners willing to pay you for your time. These job boards tend to do a better job of listing such places …most of them for free!
One thing I try to do is look at some of the more obscure sites that post freelance writing sites rather than just heading to Problogger.com every morning. My thinking is that EVERYONE flocks to Problogger so there’s a lot more competition!
Do you have a favorite place to get writing jobs? Let me know in your comments below.
About Freelance Writing
Newsletter sent three times a week with fresh jobs and news about the site: “A community resource for freelance writers, editors, copywriters, bloggers, authors,and self-publishers,plus freelancing jobs ..”
Covers “Screenwriting, freelancing for writers, novels, playwriting, non-fiction, and technical/specialty freelancing. How-to articles and interviews with freelancers, …”
Accentuate Writers Forum
Forum for writers that also posts leads for freelance revenue.
About.com Blogging Forum
Weekly list of blogs needing writers who know how to blog
All Freelance Work
“Find freelancing work & consulting jobs & free creative portfolios of freelancers. Outsource your freelancing projects here and post”.
American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors (Society for Features Journalism)
Has occasional job listings, contests
Great source of blogging jobs
“worldwide community of writers, an online center of writing resources for the working professional and those who want to be a freelancer, freelancers resources and research”
Technical writing other computer jobs
Direct Freelance brings together freelancers and clients for the mutual benefit of providing a central location where both can get what they need in a timely manner. They offer project outsourcing for clients, free registration for freelance membership, free registration for agency membership.
Editorial Freelancers Association
“The Editorial Freelancers Association is a national, nonprofit organization of self-employed professionals in publishing and communications.” Jobs listing available with paid membership, other benefits available, health insurance, etc.
“We search over 250 URLs per night!
Read and sort over 400 ads!
Would take the average person 3-4 hours!
$97 per year!” One week free trial available
Jobs listings/issues about how to be a freelancer/ insurance/disability, etc.
Free to join
Freelance Job Openings
“Please note: We only accept job ads that pay. You MUST include a salary, payment terms, or rate in your ad, otherwise we will delete it”
You can view jobs but must have a membership to apply. $7 per mth for job listings. Also has other free resources, articles, forum, blogs
Has freelance jobs in several different categories that includes jobs for writers broken down into categories such as bookwriting, article writing, ghostwriting, financial research, ghostwriting.
Have a few jobs listed.
Weekly email on Tuesday called Morning Coffee with writing jobs.
Very good leads. Jobs also listed on website.
Freelance Writing Gigs
Daily listing of writers jobs, One of the first.
Funds for Writers
Contests, grants for writers
You’ll have to sign up as a member to get access to the job listings. Membership is free.
Has other work at home jobs.
Pay for job leads, has trial membership 2.95 per mth
Has writers jobs, work from home jobs
Either search for writing jobs or telecommuting jobs
Has an “Online Media” category that has some telecommuting jobs.
Job Search Results | LinkedIn
Search for writing jobs on LinkedIn (must be a member) Type your search terms into the keyword field. Be sure to search for different variables such as freelance writer, writer, copywriter, etc.
Magazine Publishers of America
I did not find any virtual or telecommute jobs but still thought it was pretty cool site.
You will have to register to apply but not to look.
“A website connecting journalists and new media professionals to jobs and each other.” Must sign up to view details of jobs which let you opt in for a daily emailed notification of jobs fitting your profile as a freelancer.
Can search by new media jobs and get online jobs
Online Writing Jobs
Lots of Craigslist openings among others. Have jobs broken down my several different sub headings.
“Writing Career Center” has resources for literary writers as well as a job list.
Poets & Writers
Lists creative contests, MFA programs and grants. Literary
Not many telecommute jobs but does have some occasionally.
Places for Writers
Call for submissions from literary sites, some non-fiction sites, contests, etc.
First job listed was for telecommuting job , the rest NYC publishing jobs. Still, interesting stories about what is going on in the publishing world including mention of online players.
Blogging jobs board from one of the top blogging sites.
Search writing or telecommuting jobs
Click on Freelance menu to get telecommute positions.
Has writing and other work at home jobs
The Freelance Nation
Job aggregate board for freelancers in many different categories including writers and editors
The Write Jobs
Journalism, Media, Publishing, Technical and Medical Writing Jobs
WAHMs Who Write
Good information even if you are not a work at home mom
Mostly jobs at magazines, some remote freelance jobs
I particularly like this one since it is on a blogspot.com and seems to keep up with the older better known websites.
Emailed job listings
Job Listings and bidding. Must register to gain access
Paid subscription required
“The highest circulation freelance writing ezine in the world.”
Also see job listings for writers in the Outsourcing Marketplaces
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