Trying to land paid writing gigs or outsource content for your business?
You’re in the right place.
Today I’m going to share the best writing job boards with you, and teach you how to get started on each of them.
If there’s one freelance writing job board that’s the king of them all, it’s ProBlogger.
This writing job site attracts some of the biggest websites looking for freelance writers.
There are non-stop jobs posted if you’re trying to earn money as a writer, and no niche is out of bounds.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a technical, medical, or digital marketing writer, there are opportunities for you.
Visit ProBlogger’s job section here.
There is a list of jobs that you can filter by keyword, location, and job type.
The first column is the title of the job followed by the location, writing style, and date of posting.
Click any job that interests you.
The individual job page has a summary at the top and a longer description of the position afterward.
Job postings will either use the built-in application form or forward you to another site like a Google Typeform page.
Click the “Apply Online” button to send them a pitch.
As a copywriter and business owner that hires writers, I recommend you craft a pitch which incorporates the following elements:
- Don’t beat around the bush and keep it relatively brief. Nobody wants or has the time to read several paragraphs. Slim it down to a few sentences if possible.
- Focus on the benefits of what the employer will gain by working with you. Can you drive organic traffic and generate leads with content, for example? Mention that versus rambling about your experience. (Read my guide on SEO writing to learn how)
- Always attach a resume that is updated and elaborates on relevant skills like WordPress, SEO, time management, etc.
If you would like to post a job listing yourself, navigate to the employer registration page.
Sign up for a company account, and it will guide you through creating a posting.
Note that it costs $70/month to have a listing.
This is to weed out less serious businesses, and is well worth the investment because of the high quality writers that will apply to your gig.
BloggingPro is updated every day with exciting writing opportunities.
They are also an excellent platform for finding skilled writers if you’re looking to outsource content or copywriting.
Visit their job page here to begin.
Similar to ProBlogger, you can filter the results by keywords, location, and job type.
The left column has the job title followed by the location and when the position was posted.
Click any job that seems interesting to learn more about it.
Here you will find the job description along with application instructions.
Ensure that you read these carefully. It might ask for you to submit portfolio pieces, rate per word, or other information to screen applicants.
If you’d like to post a job, click here.
You will need to sign up for an account and enter the following information:
- Job title
- Job type
- Job category
- Application email/URL
- Company details
BloggingPro requires you to post jobs that are at least $15/hour or 500 words.
They will take a look at your posting and get back to you with 24-48 hours.
FlexJobs is a remote job board to find full time, part time, or freelance work.
Their trained team works on a daily basis to find the best possible jobs and careers to post on their website.
This ensures that you get the highest paying and relevant opportunities.
FlexJobs also offers career related content, coaching, video introductions, checklists, and more to maximize your success at finding gigs.
Sign up for a membership if you’d like to get started.
At $14.95/month, it’s pretty reasonable if you think about it.
You’re investing into finding high paying careers or gigs, and you’ll earn much more than that anyways.
Since FlexJobs isn’t dedicated to just writing opportunities, you will need to enter a writing related keyword in the search bar.
This will net all of the writing positions which you can further refine by filtering.
There are over 6,200 remote writing jobs on FlexJobs at the time of this article!
If you applied to many of these, you’re bound to begin making some serious coin.
Clicking a job will prompt a sidebar popup that lists the details and application instructions.
Those that wish to post jobs can choose between the basic and pro plans.
If you’re not in a rush, choose the basic plan. It offers:
- Unlimited job postings.
- Unlimited resume searches.
- Remote and flexible articles.
- Options to upgrade later.
Those that are willing to dish out the $399/month for the pro package can look forward to:
- One business day approval versus the two week or more of the basic plan.
- Four premium placement upgrades.
- Your jobs will be promoted on FlexJobs’ social media.
- Unlimited job posts.
- Unlimited resume searches.
- Analytics and monthly reports.
- Dedicated customer support.
- Resources to make you a better employer.
- Marketing and email campaigns at a discounted rate.
WeWorkRemotely is a remote job board that is used by some of the biggest companies in the world like Amazon and Google.
Imagine being able to work for a business like that from the comfort of your home!
Navigate to their job listings to begin.
It’s broken down into different categories, and you can scroll through or hover over “Categories” on the navigation.
Clicking a job will bring you to the listing page.
It will detail the responsibilities, requirements, and qualifications for the position.
If it seems like a good fit, click the red “Apply for this position” button.
You can also post listings by creating a new job post here.
This requires you to enter information about the gig, your company, and you can preview the ad afterwards before publishing it.
It costs $299 for one month, so this is reserved for businesses that are serious about finding amazing candidates.
While it’s not exactly a job board, Upwork is still an awesome resource for writers trying to find opportunities or business owners interested in outsourcing.
You can sign up for an account on their homepage.
Enter your first name, last name, and email address on the following page.
You will need to fill out a profile consisting of work experience, portfolio pieces, skills, and tests you can complete to showcase skill level.
Make your profile and expertise as detailed as possible, as well.
Upwork has been tightening up who they allow into the platform to ensure that only the highest quality freelancers have access.
Once you’re been accepted, you can begin browsing for gigs for by searching for keywords like “writing” in the search bar.
Send proposals to any jobs that seem interesting to you.
I recommend that you take the time to write out a unique proposal for each project or at least use a template.
I hire very frequently on Upwork, and it’s obvious when someone is copy and pasting a generic message to everyone.
It makes the pitch appear disingenuous.
However, the messages I receive that are tailored to the job posting are much more likely to catch my eye.
PeoplePerHour is one of the most popular freelance writing boards.
It connects freelance writers with clients which makes it perfect for beginners and hobbyists.
You don’t have to go through all of the grunt work pitching leads, onboarding them, and keeping them working with your agency.
I’ve published a PeoplePerHour review if you want to learn the ins and outs of getting started on the platform.
Sign up for free here. Choose the option to register as a freelance and you will go through a typical registration process.
This entails entering your personal and contact information along with explaining what you’d like to use the platform for.
Once you’re in, you can send in proposals to freelance writing jobs that seem exciting.
Freelancewriting.com has been one of the leading writing websites since 1997.
That’s three years after I was born!
They’ve established themselves as one of the best freelance writer job boards on the internet.
I remember securing many freelance writing clients through their site before I built my own agency.
Navigate to the jobs section of their site here.
You will want to filter the results if you’re interested in narrowing down niche-specific roles.
The “Sort by” option allows you to find the latest, oldest, and alphabetically sorted listings.
I don’t know why anyone would want to find old jobs, but let’s pretend that’s not there 😉
Writers can also filter by keyword, source, skills, and location.
Choose any job listing that seems interesting to learn more about the requirements and duties.
Then, click the blue “Apply Here” button to be taken to the original source so you can send in a resume.
8. Freelance writing subreddits
One of my favorite passive ways to generate leads for freelance writing in the past was through Reddit.
As they say, there’s a subreddit for everything.
And in our case, there are heaps of freelance and writing related sections of Reddit to capitalize on.
These allow you to post your credentials for employers looking for writers. Furthermore, you can pitch businesses that submit job postings.
Here’s what the /r/hireawriter subreddit looks like to see what I mean:
I recommend going to the following subreddits on a regular basis to post your own submission and for keeping an eye out for any opportunities:
9. All Freelance Writing
All Freelance Writing is one of the original online writing job sites with an interesting twist.
They have a standard writing job section you can check out here.
They list new jobs every few days ranging from beginner to pro rates.
Additionally, All Freelance Writing has a writer directory. Yeah, that’s right. You can get your profile listed for business owners to find organically.
That means if you don’t land writing gigs from pitching the job postings, you can still get work from people finding you.
10. Media Bistro
Companies like CCN, Bloomberg, and HBO all use Mediabistro to find talented freelancers like yourself.
Imagine the income and experience you’d gain by working with a brand like those!
Mediabistro is a great freelance writing job board for beginners who are serious about propelling their careers.
This is because there is a big fee you must pay to post jobs. Only serious companies use it because of this meaning there are no low quality jobs or clients.
If you’re a Canadian like me, you’ll be happy to hear that there’s a writing board dedicated to freelance writing jobs in Canada you can check out here.
They post new jobs roughly every month, so it’s not as active as the other job boards on this list but still worthwhile keeping on your radar.
You will find gigs for every niche including comedy, business, health, and travel.
Wrapping up the best freelance writing job boards
Copywriting job boards and similar platforms are awesome resources to begin landing writing clients.
It doesn’t matter if you’re brand new to writing or a seasoned veteran, these job boards are always handy for making money.
On the flip side, you can use these job boards to hire content writers or copywriters for your business. (Me included.)
The key is to keep a regular schedule in terms of viewing the boards and pitching gigs.
This will maximize your odds of landing jobs and earning consistent income.
What’s the best writing job board in your experience?