If you’re looking for a way to generate some income and quit your boring job then you’re at the right place.
Freelance jobs and gigs are growing by the minute, and there has never been a better time to start freelancing.
If you’ve got any type of skills that people need, then you certainly can benefit from the gig economy.
For today, I’ll be concentrating on writing as it’s my forte and it’s what I do best.
If you’re anything like me and are too lazy to look for jobs locally and ask around for job opportunities, then writing websites are perfect for you.
I’ve been using freelance writing sites since the day I started freelancing, and it’s done me more good than bad.
Well, actually, there was never a “bad/negative” side to it.
I’ve always been paid in time, I’ve always finished my jobs on time, and all of this, remotely.
Yes, you’ve read it right, I’ve worked and still work remotely.
Writing gigs and freelance jobs online was one of the most life-changing events for me.
It made me realize the power of the internet, start my own blog, and start my own project.
But most importantly, it made me grow as a person and learn new skills that I’ve never thought were possible.
So, how can you get started freelance writing journey even as a beginner and find some high-paying writing jobs?
I’ll be listing down websites for freelance writing to help you out, and the rest is on you.
What To Know About Freelance Writing Sites
If you’re a beginner in this freelance writing world, then it’s safe to assume that you know only one place or two where you can find writing jobs.
Well, just so you know, there are TONS of websites out there, and TONS of types of writing that can be demanded by clients.
So, you might come across gigs that demand SEO writers, for example, copywriters, travel writers, and so on when you’re just starting out, but don’t get startled.
You’ll get the hang of it once you start freelancing, and you’ll end up finding a specific niche that you’ll stick to, as it’ll be the reason why you’ll be making some real $$$$.
How about getting my freebies? 😉
There’s only one thing that I’m going to point out, there are a lot of freelance writing sites out there that have a lot of clients, but pay very little.
I won’t be listing them here, but if you’re interested in them, then let me know in the comments and I’ll be writing about them.
What To Check Before You Send A Proposal
Before you send out a proposal, there is a lit of things that you should keep in mind, which are:
- The quality of the gig: Some jobs out there are just not worth it, the pay is too little ($0.01 per word), and the deadline is too short. Plus, you’ll see them asking for a free writing test. This means that the client wants too much, but isn’t willing to pay for the quality. Those are not clients that I recommend.
- The experience they’re asking for: If you come across a job that wants 5 years of experience while you have only one year, or even less when it comes to experience, then just blow them over with a great portfolio. Most clients don’t care about the experience and include it just to filter out low-quality writers. If you trust in your skills, then go ahead for it.
- Keep Checking: You must check these freelance writing jobs most of the time, either late at night, or very early in the morning. You want to be one of the first pitchers as it’ll give you higher chances of being hired. Be smart!
Freelance Writing Sites: 9 Places to Find Jobs
Long has been the wait, but here they are:
This platform is actually a paid one, but paid ones mean less competition and more high-quality clients.
So, if you’re serious about your freelance career, I suggest you invest in one of the websites.
You can create a profile on this website, share pieces of content on it as a sample or portfolio, and pitch to clients.
The platform in itself doesn’t cost that much, it’s only $15 a month which is what a box of donuts will cost you.
So, go ahead and try it out!
Contena is one of the best freelance writing websites out there.
But, as it is the case for any great service, it’s paid. It has all types of gigs from short-term to long-term and all types of varieties for content writing.
Contena has courses, coaches, job boards, and anything else that you can think of and that will help you as a freelance writer.
To land more gigs, you have the possibility to publish content in order to showcase your portfolio and showcase your work.
It’s not as cheap as the previous website, but it’s worth it!
Creative Circle is a great writing site that can help you find jobs as a new freelance writer.
They work as a recruiting site and connect digital creatives on their platform to offer jobs for people who need them.
They send out job alerts to your Gmail or email account to keep you updated, and they have the option of location in order to find jobs near you. So it’s really helpful.
You’re probably familiar with Medium if you’re a writer.
Medium is a great resource for bloggers out there and writers in order to get more exposure or to make money.
They have the possibility of paying writers with donations from readers or because of the engagement you get, all you have to do to win money on Medium is create a profile, and sign up to their partner’s program.
nDash is a free freelance writing platform that you can use to get more jobs.
You can fill out your profile by simply linking your LinkedIn to it and voilà, your profile is ready.
You’ll have access to job boards, land clients, manage them, see job ads, work on your assignment and jobs, and so much more.
Need More Freelance Writing Sites?
Are you wondering where you can find more jobs?
Then just let me know in the comments and I’ll create a part two of this topic.
Here are some guides to help you out with your freelance journey:
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So, what’s your favorite freelance writing site? Let me know in the comments.