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Freelance Writing Jobs: 12 Quality Job Boards Freelance Writers Should Know

Tens of thousands of people throng the internet every month looking for freelance writing jobs, but unfortunately many either fail to find writing jobs or they fall victim to low paying gigs. One of the best, and guaranteed, ways to get freelance writing gigs is by applying to jobs posted on job boards. I’m not talking about job boards like Upwork or Guru.com. Instead, I’m referring to real job boards that enforce a process that ensure freelancers are paid well.

 

Usually, the most popular freelance job portals are Upwork, Guru and the likes — and there’s a good probability that you already know them. Unfortunately, these sites encourage clients to pay freelancers a pittance, and I usually recommend that writers find better alternatives to sites like Upwork.

These 12 job boards will help you secure better freelance writing jobs:

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I’ve also made notes below the websites to let you know what to expect.

Here’s what each indication mean:

Job Quality

Quality: Good-paying offers and must check out; pays more than industry average.

Medium: Not as attractive as a “quality” offer, but still worth checking out.

Unsophisticated: Offers aren’t that attractive, or little about the pricing is revealed on the site.

Update Frequency

Regular: Updated at least 3 – 5 times a week, on average.

Once in a While: Updated less than 3 times in a week.

1. Problogger Jobs Board

Job Quality: Medium

Update Frequency: Regular

The Problogger jobs board is one of the best job boards online for bloggers. My favourite thing about this board is the frequency with which it’s updated. With the Problogger jobs board, you should expect an average of a job a day.

Most of the jobs are blogging-related, but jobs for other writing markets are also posted every once in a while.

The average pay for most jobs isn’t bad, but you’ll occasionally see offers from people who want you to work for little to nothing.

2. BloggingPro Jobs Board

Job Quality: Medium

Update Frequency: Regular

Similar to the Problogger jobs board, the BloggingPro jobs board is also often populated with jobs for bloggers and writers, and the pay isn’t usually bad depending on your skills.

3. FreelanceWritingGigs.com Writing Gigs Category

Job Quality: Medium

Update Frequency: Regular

FreelanceWritingGigs.com is one of the top websites online for freelance writers, with guides and writing resources added almost every day.

The “writing gigs” category regularly features freelance writing jobs from various job boards across the internet on a regular basis.

Most of the gigs listed are well-paying gigs, but you should also note that a lot of the jobs come directly from Craigslist.

4. The Freelance Writer’s Den Junk-free Job Board

Job Quality: Quality

Update Frequency: Regular

In my opinion, this is the best among them all, but it comes with a price. After all, you can only get so much for free.

The Freelance Writer’s Den is a freelance writer membership site created by Carol Tice. Membership costs $25 a month, and one of the advantages of joining is the “junk-free job board”.

Carol is a proponent of the idea that writers shouldn’t be underpaid, and she even emphasizes the fact that no writer should be paid less than $50 per article. This is also reflected in the job board; plus you get tips and advice on how to pitch in a way to ensure acceptance.

I’m a member myself, and it curates the best writing jobs when compared to all the other sites above.

Before checking it out, you should know that I’m an affiliate, but that doesn’t affect my opinion of it.

5. FreelanceSwitch Jobs Board

Job Quality: Quality

Update Frequency: Once in a While

FreelanceSwitch.com is the most popular freelance website online, and they’re also very popular for their jobs board.

The FreelanceSwitch jobs board is a general jobs board for programmers, designers, and writers, but you can subscribe to the RSS feed for the “Writing Category” if you only want writing offers.

The job board is used by a lot of big brands that you’re probably aware of. You can see the latest job listings by visiting the jobs page, but you have to pay a $7 membership fee to apply to any of the available jobs.

The main job board is updated frequently, but the writing category is only updated every once in a while.

6. Krop Jobs Board

Job Quality: Quality

Update Frequency: Once in a While

Krop is a jobs board for designers and programmers, but writing jobs can also be found on it.

You can locate writing jobs by searching for any of these keywords or related ones using the search box provided; “freelance writer”, “writer”, “writing”, “copywriting”, “technical writing” etc.

Most of the jobs are quality jobs, but writing jobs aren’t added that often due to the fact that it is a jobs board for programmers and designers.

Krop also allows you to subscribe via email so that you can get jobs related to a certain keyword as soon as they are available.

7. Sologig Jobs Board

Job Quality: Medium

Update Frequency: Regular

Sologig is a jobs board for professionals, but it is linked above to the “writer”-related jobs category.

The offers aren’t that bad, and you can benefit from the fact that they have a lot of offers.

You can also search for related keywords to find more targeted offers that you can try.

8. WritingCareer.com Jobs Category

Job Quality: Unsophisticated

Update Frequency: Regular

The offers here aren’t consistent in terms of price, but you should find a few quality jobs if you dig deeper.

Jobs are added to WritingCareer.com consistently from some of the top freelance bidding sites.

9. Simply Hired Writer Category

Job Quality: Quality

Update Frequency: Once in a While

Quality writing job offers are being added to Simply Hired every once in a while, and I have linked to the “writer” search for direct writing-related jobs.

You can modify the results you get by searching for any writing related keywords you might be interested in.

Simply Hired has an option for you to be notified whenever new jobs are available in a new category, so make sure to scroll down to check that out.

Most of the jobs are directly from other reputable organizations, but I believe the pay is fair for most freelance writers.

10. Flex Jobs Writer Category

Job Quality: Quality

Update Frequency: Regular

Flex jobs is a popular professional job board, and there are lots of great offers available for you – depending on what you have to offer.

Flex jobs is a premium job board, though, and you will be asked to pay a monthly fee of around $5 to be able to apply to jobs.

The link above goes directly to their “writer” section, and you can get a different result by searching for new keywords.

11. FreelanceWriting.com Morning Coffee

Job Quality: Quality

Update Frequency: Regular

This is the FreelanceWriting.com jobs category, with new freelance writing offers added every Tuesday.

You can subscribe to the newsletter to get offers directly to your inbox when they’re available, or you can visit the site every Tuesday for a list of available jobs.

Almost every offer available in the “morning coffee” section of FreelanceWriting.com is well-paying, so you just need to apply to the job that suits you best.

12. Whisperjobs

Job Quality: Medium

Update Frequency: Regular

Most of the job offers available on Whisperjobs aren’t that bad, but you should make sure you understand which job you’re applying for – so that you are not underpaid.

BONUS RESOURCES

Since you’ve gotten this fair, I think it is only fair to reward you for it. Here are 4 more resources for getting this far.

#1: 110 Websites that Pay Writers

This is a free PDF I compiled that features 110 websites that pay writers really well. Many of these sites pay $50 or more per article.

#2. VirtualVocations.com Job Board

This isn’t as sophisticated as all the other job boards listed above, but it contains a lot of offers, and you should get a good offer if you dig deep enough.

 #3. JournalismJobs.com

This is another freelance job board you should check out. It isn’t as sophisticated as the original 12 job boards in this article, but it contains a few quality offers you might be interested in.

The jobs aren’t listed on the main page, so you have to get to them by searching for related keywords like “writer”, “freelance writer”, “copywriter” etc.

#4. Most Hired Jobs Board

Most Hired is another jobs board you might be interested in.

It is used mostly by designers and programmers, but you can get a few good offers by searching for writing-related keywords.

The Reality You Should Understand First

Before applying for jobs on any of the above listed sites, you should understand one thing; applying is no guarantee of acceptance.

You’re probably reading this post alongside thousands of other people, and some of the jobs boards above are already popular, so you have to apply to as many jobs as you think you’re qualified for to get a good offer.

Most of these jobs boards are awesome, but you need to put in effort to get results.

If you have any other job board you might want to add, or if you have any comment about any of the above-listed job boards, feel free to comment below.

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