I define a freelance writing job as one I can do in my pajamas at home, which is the criteria I used for this list. In the table below you’ll find the sources I find to be most productive – with some comments.
I also suggest you look at certain Craigslist postings which you can see here.
And if you’re interested in bidding on freelance writing jobs you’ll find links to bidding sites here. I don’t like them much because they tend to drive pay for freelancers down; some people report having good luck. If you try them stick to your price.
It’s probably a good idea if you look at the category containing lots of links to articles about how to land a job. There are some tricks to the trade.
|All Indie Writers||Excellent site – Jenn also shows pay and if it’s a pro rate of not.|
||Mixed results, worth checking.|
|Bookbuilders of Boston||Very occasionally has freelance gigs – interesting to see what’s going on there though.|
|CopyEditor – Job Board||Almost not worth the effort unless copyediting is your thing – consider contacting some of these and asking for work you can do at home.|
|Freelance and telecommuting jobs for writers – international||Can be a good resource – jobs tend to come in batches.|
|Freelance Job Openings – Hire a Freelancer!||Check only the jobs marked telecommute – some duplication with Craigslist.|
|JournalismJobs.com – Job Listings||Good list – a fair number of real freelance gigs. Search on telecommute to filter|
|mediabistro.com||Excellent list – some real freelance jobs. Try searching on telecommute. Note the industries on the left – pick your favorite one, two or three.|
|Problogger Job Board||Mostly blogging jobs. Worth checking.|
|Blogging Pro||Blogging gigs and copywriting work updated daily.|
|The Write Jobs – Journalism, Media and Publishing Job Listings||Rarely has freelance gigs but when she does, it’s worth the effort. Date job was posted is way at the bottom of the listing – but check it.|
|Freelance Writing Gigs / Jobs||You’ll find three sections – yesterday’s list, today’s list and one in the middle that may also be a fit.|
|Writing Job’s blog Telecommute Job List||Many duplicates. I’d glance at it to find jobs I hadn’t seen elsewhere.|
|Write Jobs||Magazine markets, also contests – if used daily you’ll find duplication from other sources.|
|Whisper Jobs||Mostly full-time and intern gigs here – but worth checking – sometimes there are amazing opportunities.
|Work at Home Mafia||Not strictly writing gigs here, although they do show up occasionally.|
|Morning Coffee||This turns out to be a darn good sorting of mostly craigslist jobs. Sometimes you’ll find real gems here.|
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