The one thing, however, that still puzzles me, and I mean this with all due respect, is why you keep listing so many Craig’s List (sic) ads. Many of the ads listed look questionable. That, not withstanding, we all know Craig’s List is out there, so why not try to list more ads from other sources that perhaps we don’t know about? There are also about 10 other job sites that link to the same Craig’s List ads. I don’t get the point, it’s like having a bunch of auction sites all link to e-Bay…why not just go to e-Bay?
I think finding non-Craig’s List ads would be a far greater benefit to writer’s looking for work, especially now that Craig’s List is losing credibility with each passing day and each new story of some con job or crime related incident.
Good job nonetheless.
Actually I do search beyond craigslist – you’ll find a list at Freelance Writing Jobs – Where I Search. And yes, there are other sites that also post jobs from craigslist – as far as I know, however, mine is the only free site site that chooses only true, work-in-your-pjs-from-home writing jobs.
The reason I use postings from craigslist is three fold:
- I occasionally find writing gigs there – yes, ghostwriting for books shows up on craigslist, so do what I turn into opportunities for writing coaching.
- I get emails every week from people who land paying freelance writing or editing or translation jobs from my list.
- I aggregate content from craiglist – that is, I do the looking in each city so you don’t have to – it’s designed to save you time.
In other words, craigslist works more than it doesn’t. Incidentally, when you find a scam on cl you can report it to them. If it’s also here, post in comments. There may come a time when I drop those listings, but not yet.
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