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. – Job Listings Good list – a fair number of real freelance gigs. Search on telecommute to filter 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,


{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Samuel Oyegoke June 9, 2017 at 6:36 am

Thanks a lot for this.. really grateful


Cate Lewitt September 12, 2016 at 2:59 am

Hi, Anne!
Here is my favorite job board for freelance writers. You can look for entry-level or more complex writing jobs there or post your portfolio and wait for orders. The rates on this website are high and there’s no commission fee.


Anne Wayman September 22, 2016 at 7:34 am

Cate, but you do have to pay a membership fee monthly, right?


Louise Wallis June 3, 2015 at 12:42 am

Hi Anne,

Thanks so much for this list! As a new freelance writer, it’s really hard to gain traction and find great clients who are willing to pay you what you’re worth. This list contains a few resources I didn’t know about – I’m heading over to them now! 🙂
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Stephanie November 16, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Do you still publish your newsletter of freelance writing jobs? It was AWESOME!! I somehow dropped off your list.


Leonore Becker March 5, 2015 at 3:32 pm

do you publish a newsletter? if so, please add me to your distribution list.
Leonore Becker


Anne Wayman March 6, 2015 at 10:44 am

see newsletter in the menu which leads to this


Christopher Cuna January 5, 2014 at 12:18 am

Hello Anne,

Browsing around your site I found this article. I have to say that this resource is really great. Most Freelance Resource Posts for Job Listings don’t usually post their opinions on the listings. Thank you so much.


annew January 5, 2014 at 9:19 am

You’re more than welcome!


Marcy Sheiner August 23, 2012 at 11:20 am

Another job site that has freelance jobs: Elance. I did get one gig there. is also a good site with lots of jobs; over the years I’ve gotten a few.

Also, there’s a site/service that says they have more assignments than writers: WriterAccess. The application process is grueling, but I went through it, only to have them tell me it did not “fit our guidelines.” I asked why not, offering to do it over, but they did not respond. I wonder…if anyone knows anything about these bums, I’d love to hear it.
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annew August 27, 2012 at 11:46 am

Glad you have luck with those, Marcy. IMO Elance drives prices down.


Marcy Sheiner May 27, 2013 at 8:54 am

It’s been quite a while since I stopped by. I’m wondering, what do you mean “Elance drives prices down”? I’d really like to know.
Looking over your list, above, you have negative comments about almost all the potential sites. Are they all really not great? Do you have anything you particularly LIKE?
I do like your site, your writing mainly. Thanks.
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annew May 28, 2013 at 6:43 am

I guess I’d better do a post on this, Marcy. The short version is you’re bidding against other writers and they employer is looking for the lowest price… with few exceptions they will pick the writer who looks qualified with the lowest price… if you bid $100 and I bid $90 the price has just gone down… see what I mean?

I’ll take a close look at the list… it’s been awhile…


Emily July 24, 2013 at 12:34 am

Thank you for this awesome list! I went to Write Jobs and applied. Looks like it will pay very well, and if I get this, I will reach through the screen and hug you. 🙂
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annew July 25, 2013 at 10:28 am

I can use all the hugs I can get… good luck.


Kim March 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

Hi Anne,

Thanks for all the job search info. I have been using your Craigslist Group page quite frequently since you first posted it, but for the past couple of days it has not been opening up. Maybe you have taken it down, but I just thought I would let you know. Thanks again!


annew March 20, 2012 at 8:37 am

You’re not the only one having trouble with the jobs page and some of the other pages… believe me I’m working on it. The actual url is and you might try a different browser… I’m sorry for the trouble.


Judie Lewellen March 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Hi Anne,
After a little sleuthing I tracked down a craigslist ad to DemandMedia.con. They certainly pay a princely sum for 400 word articles. Ten bucks.
Thanks for your newsletter and all the tips you share.
Judie Lewellen


annew March 19, 2012 at 7:18 am

Yes, Demand doesn’t pay much for sure.


Liz January 19, 2012 at 12:43 am

Write Jobs has been posting very irregularly–they seemed to stop in late September 2011, then put up some new listings early January, nothing since.


annew January 19, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Thanks… I’ll take a look.


Marcie November 8, 2011 at 12:40 pm

This list is highly appreciated. Thank so much.


Anne November 8, 2011 at 1:53 pm

good – I’m working to improve it…


CyberForensicWriter October 28, 2011 at 1:15 am

Thanks so much for posting this list! Maybe I’m doing something wrong but I’ve been following in my Google reader for a few weeks and I get maybe 1 job come through every 2 or 3 days from them. Also, mediabistro sends out a lot of non-freelance jobs with theirs and I’ve tried adjusting search terms a few times but even on their site and not through reader I get a lot of jobs looking for someone to work in an office. Do you get a lot of office jobs cluttering your freelance lists? I’ve really got to narrow down the time I’m spending just going through job boards lately and any help you can provide would be great!


Quita October 26, 2011 at 1:00 am

Hi Ann,

I was wondering if you could give me a few tips on how to break into freelance writing. I really love doing the research and putting together informative and fun articles. I’m trying hard but nothing I go after ever pans out. I’d appreciate any helpful tips or ideas you might have for me.

BTW, I love your site. I haven’t read everything on it, but I’m getting there!


Anne October 27, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Quita, yesterday I started a series on breaking in – keep an eye out.


biya October 18, 2011 at 10:13 am

Hi Ann,

It appears to me that these jobs are mostly,if not all, for writers residing in America? Jobs for those not within are not easy to come by on most of these sites you have listed.

Correct me if I missed out something.



Anne October 18, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Biya, you’re probably right that most of them are in the USA, but, I think, not all… you have to dig… and I’m sure there are more writing jobs out of the US than there used to be… the number is growing.


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