Many people are trying to break into the world of freelance writing. Sometimes it is because they simply need more income. Other times it is because they have (or think they have) a flair for the written word that they should explore. The good news is that there are a lot of people looking for freelance writers to write blogs, business proposals, articles, and more. Here are some of the best websites to find freelance writing.
Writerfind is a global website that features freelance writing jobs from all over the world. You can sign up to be on the mailing list, so that you don’t miss a single post, and the jobs that are posted on the site have a great range – anywhere from branding and marketing writing to ghostwriting to product reviews.
>>Writerfind – writerfind.com
Freelance Switch is a great website for people who are looking to break into the freelance writing business. It has a full description of what freelance writing really IS, along with tips on how to get started, how to price your work, and how to find the best clients. In addition, it has a freelance board where you can pick up jobs, but I noticed that there are a lot of postings for web designers and design work in general. So, if you possess those skills as well, this might be the place for you.
>>Freelance Switch – freelanceswitch.com
This website offers freelance writing jobs, but also some very helpful information about the business. The website offers advice about how to manage client relationships, blogs you should be reading, and advice about building your own websites for profit. There is also a handy grammar guide for the language junkie in you. In their job listings, they break the jobs out by category – content writing, blogging writing, copywriting, and more.
>>Freelance Writing Jobs – freelancewritinggigs.com
This is one of the best websites to consult for one-off and long-term blogging gigs. There are blog network gigs listed, corporate and business blog jobs, and more. This is one of the sites that the client will check to find the blogger they want, so getting into this network is a goood thing.
>>ProBlogger – problogger.net
A powerhouse website helpful to any professional writer, Freelance Writing.com offers articles, news, tips, writing contests, event information, and more to help you succeed in your chosen craft. There are links to jobs, information on different guidelines for different magazines, and more.
>>Freelance Writing – freelancewriting.com
This website is property of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, so it’s reliable, but it isn’t free for you or me. To become a writer in this network, you need to pay a one-time $75 initiation fee, a one-time $50 application fee, and then the dues are $195 per year. What do you get for that, you ask? If you are an established freelance writer with a considerable body of quality work under your belt, you get to be part of a professional organization that recommends you to higher-profile clients and for higher-paying jobs. Check out the website to see if you’re qualified.
>>ASJA – freelancewritersearch.com
On the day I reviewed Elance, they had 48.590 jobs posted, and there had been $357,011,222 worth of work done to date. I like those numbers. Featured on NBC and in USA Today, WSJ, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more, this website is a powerhouse of potential work for not only writers, but designers, programmers, marketers, admins, financial folks, and more. There is even the potential for a full time gig from this website, so keep you’re eyes peeled (if you’re into that kind of thing).
>>Elance – elance.com
iFreelance is a great website to find freelance work for all sorts of clients. You create an account so you can manage your jobs on the site. From what I can tell it is free, and you bid on each project along with the other users. This means that the earning potential is possibly kind of low, but the range of projects offered makes for some great experience and a great networking opportunity.
>>iFreelance – ifreelance.com
A brand-new website owned and updated by a real-life freelance writer, this site gives a daily update with freelance writing gigs – mostly taken from Craigslist, but some of the best writing gigs come from Craigslist, so who are we to judge? The website is faithfully updated daily, and the owner has leveraged one of his relationships to offer a deal where you can get your very own website for only $249 – soup to nuts. We wish more successful freelancers would pay it forward like this.
>>Keybasher – keybasher.com