Freelance writing jobs: Top 10 places to find quality work
As freelance writers, you might find it hard to find work from job boards because a lot of the larger job boards that we listed previously in our freelance job board post cater to designers and developers. However, there are a great amount of places to search for work that don't just involve job boards. So today I want to go ahead and show you ten great places you can go right now to find quality work as a freelance copywriter.
The name pretty much says it all, however I figured that I'd also mention that the website posts up awesome content on freelance writing and their way of showing you daily gigs is by posting in their job leads category and listing job listings from craigslist and various other online places where different types of freelance writing is required.
Telling you immediately once you view the website that they're not your typical job board, they're being honest about that because they pull in jobs from all of the major job boards around the web, including elance, odesk, etc. They're definitely a place to keep on your radar.
Jobs for Bloggers - The website title says it all. If you know the Problogger website, you know that the main focus there is blogging so you can imagine the amount of blogging jobs available on their job board, right? If you haven't seen it yet, you need to head over there now because there's always a steady stream of blogging jobs available for freelance writers.
While their main categories are design and development, Freelance Switch also offers up a writing category for all of the freelance writers out there. It's an RSS feed you should have in your reader and make sure you're keeping up with the alerts - they usually have between 1-4 new jobs go up a day.
An often overlooked place to find work is through various searches on Twitter. With phrases like "I need a copywriter", "I need a ghostblogger", "Looking for a copywriter", etc, you should have no trouble finding people who are constantly looking for a copywriter of some sort. The key is to add "" around your search terms so it brings back ONLY the results with that exact phrase.
Another great social media website with a place to search for copywriting jobs is Linkedin. As a growing powerhouse in the social media community, it's booming with business people who are always interacting with each other and looking for other creative professionals to handle jobs they might not want, so make sure you're doing some searches here for freelance copywriting jobs.
While the design of the website might fool you (it fooled me at first), this website has a ton of freelance writing jobs available and always has fresh postings going up (the most recent ones being nine hours ago as I type this at 11pm on Tuesday evening).
So, first of all let me mention that I'm a huge fan of oDesk because they post up awesome blog articles that every freelancer should be checking out and they have a super amazing Twitter account (@odesk) that also tweets out awesome stuff! Now, onto their job board. oDesk has a HUGE amount of jobs listed, all ranging from the $150 quick writing job to ongoing 40 hours per week gigs. Definitely one of the top places to check out as a freelance copywriter.
While Copybloggers job boar makes the list because, well, it's Copyblogger, they don't always have a lot of listings. However, the listings they do have are always stellar so it's still one you need to keep an eye on as a freelance copywriter because you never know when an awesome job is going to pop up.
The only forum on the list, but it's got a lot of potential for anyone looking for freelance copywriting jobs. You can also post up about your services right there in the same forum, so it gives you double the chances of getting noticed by potential clients. Spend a few minutes a day here and you're golden.
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