A Few Freelance Writing Job Resources

Here are a few writing-related sites you can check into for freelance or contract gigs. Most of them offer a lot more than jobs, too.

Freelance Writing Gigs: http://www.freelancewritinggigs.com/  “Whether you’re a seasoned writer or a beginner, the information you need to be a successful writer is at your fingertips here at Freelance Writing Jobs!” (check out the Resources for Writers tab off the main page; business tips, job hunting tips, writing tips, and a lot more)

Make a Living Writing: http://www.makealivingwriting.com/  “I’m Carol Tice, an award-winning, fun-loving freelance writer living in the Seattle area. I’m obsessed with helping writers earn more from their work.” (a lot of free resources; podcasts; downloads; monthly membership-fee community; and a lot more)

If you’re looking for work in New Hampshire, I recommend the NHJobsList Yahoo Group: http://www.nhjobslist.com/  “NH Jobs List is a mailing list focused solely on jobs in New Hampshire.” (If you sign up, you will be on the e-mail list for any NH job; several technical writing-related jobs come through each month. At the least, you may learn about a company in an industry you are interested in.)

Freelance Writing: http://www.freelancewriting.com/freelance-writing-jobs.php  “Helping freelance writers to succeed since 1997.” (e-mail list with helpful articles, tutorials, jobs, and links to writing contests).

This is one of several free infographics for writers from the site – a mind map for how a writer finds freelance work:


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The infographic includes several URLs to other sites for writing jobs.

Do you have a resource for finding writing jobs to share with us? Please include a link in the comments and tell us about it.

LisaJJackson_2014Lisa J. Jackson is an independent writer and editor who enjoys working with manufacturing, software, and technology businesses of all sizes. She loves researching topics, interviewing experts, and helping companies tell their stories. You can connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

13 thoughts on “A Few Freelance Writing Job Resources

  1. Your help is great timing. I recently looked at outsource.com but after I filled out all the info, they wanted me to pay in order to send a quote to a prospective publication/employer. Doesn’t seem right to me to pay to look for a job so I didn’t do it. I ‘m used to the employer paying the search agent, not the employee ( in this case the freelancer) Anyone else have similar experiences?

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  3. This is great help. I’ve been having trouble trying to find freelance work for the purpose of building my copywriting portfolio. I currently have very little experience, so many people on these freelancing sites prefer people who have it. This seems to be the inevitable catch-22 of my life right now. I’ve also tried outsource.com and did not want to pay for bids. I am on upwork.com which doesn’t require payment to bid on jobs, but I’ve had no real luck yet. I am also entering competitions that pay. The one I have had success with is copyshoppy.com. The only thing is, I am not sure how winning a couple of these can help add to my portfolio. I’m always looking for advice!

  4. Thank you for this post! I’m currently studying linguistics and being a good writer is a must. At the same time I want tobe noticed online, at least while writing a blog. This is really useful!

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