The Best Job Sites for Freelance Writers, Copywriters, and Editors
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The Best Job Sites for Freelance Writers, Copywriters, and Editors

by Lisa Crocco
August 04, 2016
Finding high-paying, consistent, and awesome opportunities as a writer or blogger can sometimes feel like the equivalent of trying to find a decent man on Tinder.
I mean it can happen apparently, but I have yet to come across it. So you just keep swiping...ehh I mean searching...for the perfect match.

Scan assist with your search for the matches you are dreaming about. And as a fellow writer and blogger, I understand that those dreams and goals you have for yourself can be pretty ambitious. So let’s get to work ladies.

Job boards are a great place to find opportunities as a writer or blogger, but be aware since there may be a lot of job postings you will come across that will not pay you for your work. And yes, not being paid for your writing does stink, especially if you are living on a Ramen budget, however, it’s important to note that sometimes unpaid writing opportunities open the door to paid opportunities. Getting exposure and recognition for your writing are key here. It’s not always about making bank - as a writer you already know this though.

If you are lucky enough to find opportunities listed on job sites that are paid (even if the pay is very little) and the gig is right up your alley, then you should apply/pitch to it as soon as possible. A lot of times, writing gigs are filled quickly, with hundreds of people vying for them.

Here is a quick list of job sites and boards you should check out if you are looking for writing, blogging and content creation work:

Journalism-Focused Job Sites

These job boards can be some serious business and you most likely need/should have former or current journalism experience. So if you have ever worked for a newspaper, magazine or a big-time news source, then you should check out Journalism Jobs or EByline to land your next writing gig.

Digital/Blogging Job Boards

There are countless websites out there that host job boards for companies or people looking for help with their website content, copywriting or blogging. Here are just handful of suggestions I often use or recommend to my fellow freelance writers seeking jobs: Problogger, All Indie Writers, The Write Life, Blogging Pro, and Writers In Charge. So, if you’re looking for random more small-time writing opportunities, this should be your starting point. Most of these opportunities tend to lean on the “fluffier” side to writing -- nothing wrong with that as long as that’s the type of content you enjoy creating.

General Writing and freelance Job sites

These job boards are well-known websites like UpWork, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor. Where there will be hundreds of postings and you have the fun tasks of filtering through the searches and clutter to find the right gig or full-time job for you. General job boards are great starting places if you aren’t sure exactly what type of writing opportunity you are looking for. Be warned though, the competition for these opportunities are probably high so make sure your application or pitch truly stands out from the crowd.

Having those job boards should serve as a starting point to landing gigs and opportunities as a writer or blogger. Don’t stop there though! If you have a couple of blogs or websites you love and read religiously, shoot the editor a note and mention how you are interested in creating some content for them.

Also, try doing a quick Google search on “article submissions” or “write for us” and it’s guaranteed to pop up with hundreds of results. Many websites have a call for submissions and writers since they are actively searching for someone like you to craft top-notch content for them.
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Know of other reputable job boards that are great for landed gigs as a writer or blogger? Share them with us!