How’s it going, writer?
How long until you finally quit your mind-numbing day job?
You’re probably feeling a bit underwhelmed with your writing career. True?
I’ll bet you were expecting more than a few low-paying projects to sustain you.
A lot more, in fact…
I hear you.
You’re clueless about finding new clients, right?
Otherwise, you’d be rolling in dough, hiring other freelancers to keep up with the orders.
And you can’t help thinking you made a mistake, choosing this impossible career in this unforgiving marketplace.
You thought you could make it on talent and hard work.
Most lucrative careers began on the same footing—exactly where you find yourself today. And you can do this, turn this whole thing around with a little help and a little canvassing.
Writing, like any business, relies on connections.
Every day you make a new connection. Over time, these connections become paying clients. Prior clients become new clients.
Eventually, the work becomes steady. And if you’re lucky, the demand outpaces supply, and you begin outsourcing some of the work or focusing solely on your higher-paying clients.
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You just need a reliable list of resources to keep the clients and the money flowing in.
Here’s a list of twelve reliable sites to connect you with future clients.
Problogger’s Job Board
Along with being an excellent educational resource for bloggers, Problogger provides an active job board.
And it’s not just limited to blogging jobs. You’ll also find ghostwriting, copywriting, and other freelance writing opportunities here. Jobs are organized by date, and they’re sortable by category. Category-specific RSS feeds are available for greater convenience.
Primarily a job board for media professionals, Media Bistro also offers the occasional job for freelance writers.
Unlike most jobs you’ll find in the writing world, the full time jobs at Media Bistro typically come with benefits packages! You’ll find listings for many types of writing professionals: journalists, copywriters, content developers, and more.
Although not a direct job board for writers, Aerogramme Studio keeps writers up to date with the latest and greatest in writing opportunities.
From announcing literary contests and listing magazines currently accepting submissions, Aerogramme aims to put writers in touch with outlets for their writing. Check out their resource library while you’re there.
Blogging Pro Job Board
If there’s a blogging job out there, it’s probably listed on the Blogging Pro Job Board.
Featuring listings for freelancers with skills as diverse as content creation and tech writing, this board provides opportunities for all writers in one place. They also offer guidance on both WordPress and blogging to help writers hone their technical skills.
This site is well-known for their long lists of telecommuting opportunities, but fewer people know they also maintain a section specifically for writing jobs.
Although the algorithm sometimes sorts non-writing jobs into this category, you’ll still find plenty of freelance and full time writing jobs for tech writers, ghostwriters, copywriters, and journalists in the FlexJobs listings.
Primarily aimed at content writers, Writer Access also offers opportunities for copywriters, ghostwriter, and journalists, depending on the needs of their clientele.
Every writer they employ is a freelancer, but unlike other job boards, writers can choose from job assignments to fill their own empty spaces rather than competing for a single gig against other professionals in their specialty area.
A virtual marketplace to market your writing talent and bid on writing jobs, Upwork gives writers of every variety a chance to connect with the businesses looking to hire them.
To get the best results with this talent marketplace for copywriters, ghostwriters, journalists, reviewers, editors, and more, upload an online portfolio, and you can pick and choose the jobs that match your interests.
FreelanceWriting.com is a writing job aggregator, and they feature writing job ads pulled from around the web.
A recent visit featured jobs ads from Stanford University, BMI, and The New York Times. Don’t forget these lists when you’re searching for copywriting, content writing, ghostwriting, or editing gigs.
Searching LinkedIn for a freelance writing job is likely to score you a great position with a client you’ll love.
Not only is LinkedIn an ideal place to connect with professional companies who are prepared to do business with other pros, the tidy and easy to navigate interface makes it simple to spruce up your own profile until your portfolio shines.
Typically, JournalismJobs favors jobs in reporting, but some content and social media jobs will pop up on this popular writing job board.
Most of these jobs are going to be location-specific, so freelancers should read the descriptions carefully before applying. Journalists and reporters will find lots of opportunities here.
Freelance Writing Gigs
Freelancewritinggigs.com features a feed of paid writing jobs from multiple sites. These include editing jobs, ghostwriting opportunities, blog writing, screenwriting, content writing as well as SEO-specialist gigs. Writers from every specialty will find something of interest here. The site is updated daily.
Have we missed one of your favorite freelance writing job sites? Post a comment or suggestion below.