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Jobs For Freelance Writers – Online Sources

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.

Morning CoffeeThis turns out to be a darn good sorting of mostly craigslist jobs. Sometimes you’ll find real gems here.

All Indie Writers Excellent site – Jenn also shows pay and if it’s a pro rate of not.
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 and remote. Note the industries on the left – pick your favorite one, two or three, or just type remote in the search box and hit Enter.
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.
Write Jobs Magazine markets, also contests – if used daily you’ll find duplication from other sources.
Ed – Formerly Whisper Jobs Mostly full-time and intern gigs here – but worth checking – sometimes there are amazing opportunities.

Have I left out your favorite source? Email me with Job Source in the
subject line so I don’t lose you to spam.

Write well and often,


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