This is going to be a short little post with links to some of the places that I find (or have found) to be most useful in my freelance writing career.
If you have any other additions, questions, or suggestions, please comment below.
First of all, everyone should listen to my supremely talented friend, Tamara Gane. She would love to tell you all about The International Association of Professional Writers and Editors (IAPWE). They got me good when I first started writing, but they only want to take your money.
First up is Sonia Weiser’s Opportunities of the Week Newsletter. This is the only thing I pay for (besides Grammarly and ProWritingAid.) She asks for $3 a month, or whatever you can afford. I paid for this annually when she gives a discount. This is a newsletter that is full of useful resources and leads for those who are looking for freelance pitching opportunities.
The Freelance Writing Morning Coffee Newsletter used to be much more useful than it currently is. I am a member of several Facebook writing groups, and nearly all my work comes from word-of-mouth. However, this newsletter is a good place to start.
Freedom with Writing sends weekly or bi-weekly newsletters that include lists of blogs that pay and writing contests.
Remote.Co is a website that was recently brought to my attention. I don’t have any experience with it, but at first glance, it looks pretty legit. I recognize the companies and the job listings. That’s about all I can say on that.
FlexJobs was a website I briefly subscribed to when I first started freelance writing. I didn’t find much success as a writer on the site, and it seems that they cater to more admin and transcription jobs. They do not have my seal of approval, and I do not recommend paying for a subscription.
Contena is chock-full of remote writing gigs, plus they list contests and other miscellaneous writing opportunities. This website does require a subscription. You can read all about here, where I go into details of the subscription. You’ll have to make your own call on this one.
Listiller is a great resource that not only lists job opportunities for writers; there is also a guest blog directory if you’re looking for that sort of thing.
Some other job boards I have mentioned before:
Remember you can also investigate freelance writing groups on Facebook and other social websites. Networking is a great way to find new clients.
The more you zoom around online and check out other job boards, you’ll quickly get a feel for what’s going to work for you, and what isn’t. I hope this helped! Send me an email and let me know what you think!