10 Online Gold Mines for Finding Paid Freelance Writing Jobs

Hi Stanley, Nice to meet you! Created by Darren Rowse of ProBlogger, an authority site on blogging, you know jobs listed here will be from serious employers who have an idea what good writing is really worth. November 17, at Glad to have joined this particular thread and sooo thankful for the supportive content on here. I can tell you spent a lot of time on it, so thank you, thank you, thank you! Sounds like you come central Visayas too like me, am from Bohol Phils.

The Work at Home Woman. Hi, I'm Holly. I help women and moms find remote jobs, careers, and home-based businesses that feed their souls. If you're looking to work from home, this is the blog for you.

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With that said, I think constructive criticism is a good thing, that if we take need to, can help us out in the long run. If anyone has any constructive criticism or constructive advice for me, please comment. Hi Donna and others, The online writing lab at Purdue University has resources on the Chicago Manual of Style and the APA manual, as well as many articles related to English grammar usage that are user-friendly!

Just type owl purdue university in your fave search engine and it should appear as a result. I got a fairly good rating but not tops. Glad to have joined this particular thread and sooo thankful for the supportive content on here. Smiles to all, David. And hopefully a movie. It is called Zombie Revelations and has the old with a real touch of reality.

I hope it can save some writers from going through the penny-a-word phase too many of us went through at one point! I would add staying away from Yahoo! Good for you for approaching businesses directly! Thanks so much Kelly for taking the time to research and put together this list. It will get some good use here! Your skills and time are worth far more, and there ARE clients out there who will recognize and honor that.

Hold out for the good ones. I am so glad to run across fellow writers who value what they do and will stand up and say so. I tried ODesk and was not only appalled by the pay rates, but by the attitude of many clients. Well now, I posted a response that I cannot quote in polite company. So, thank you, your voice is much appreciated. One client said that he already had words. When I looked at what he wrote, it was on a sixth-grade level. No research, statistics, compelling copy, SEO keywords, etc.

So I had to start from scratch. I ended up acting like a tutor. Another client loved my work but kept disappearing. I asked for her website address, information about her company, etc. She let another week go by then disappeared again. I could go on and on. I think that clients who use the content mills do believe that they can get stellar writing for peanuts. I believe these incidents are blessings in disguise.

I follow top-notch bloggers and copywriters and hone my skills continually. It is up to the freelancer to determine his standards and ultimately his worth. Hello Denita and others, I am thankful for this site, thread and continued posts including yours. At present I am an IC with Textbroker International, and try to look at most the jobs as blessings in disguise.

Generally, I am a better conversationalist since starting this in late September, agree with you about developing writing skills, and have kind of found my subject niche as it were.

The big picture tells me I have it pretty good, given local opportunities and employment services for those of us who have a handicapability are inadequate in my place of residence.

I hope your experience is dynamically different, but you sound quite capable and willing to improve where need be which says a lot favorably concerning what you bring to the proverbial table.

All the best to you Denita, enjoyed the chance to talk shop! Avoid sites like Researchwritingcenter. I think the better question is, what kind of writing do YOU want to do? What topics interest you? What style are you most comfortable writing in? Freelance writing is a huge industry, and you could be everything from a lifestyle blogger to a marketing copy writer.

You need to determine what niche fits your skills and interests best; that will make it much easier for you to locate specific, nitty-gritty advice. I am based out of India. I would like to write short stories. Could anyone guide me as how I should go about it.

Please recommend sites where I should register myself. I have registered myself in Freelancer. You can find them here: This article was quite helpful and the comments were too. I am just about to finish my English MA and I am broke as joke, living at my parents, and finding writing work online is my priority for the time being.

Best of luck to everyone trying to survive out there! Thank you for this post. I just recently got into freelance writing and I feel so stupid already. I feel so cheated. Should I even complete the job? Is it possible that the work she is doing for oDesk would at least provide a portfolio for her future use?

I am brand new to the writing game. Love your words of encouragement to stay true to writing and get properly paid for your talent. I love writing and have been caught up in content mills since I decided to write online about a month ago. I must admit the pennies I have received for my time, talent and dedication has been great to encourage me to seek something better. Are there any books or articles you recommend for beginners looking to earn a living writing online?

The Write Life has actually put together a great list of resources to check out. You can find it here: This article was an actual eye opener. Once again a big thank you for now I know what to expect and whom to deny.

Thank you for the tips. I am handicapped and a fairly new mom at 41 to our 9 month old first and only son. Can anyone give me additional tips on the best way I could start a blog aside from wordpress or blogger please? First of all, congrats on your new baby! Second of all, my thoughts are with you and all your friends and loved ones — are you located in the Philippines yourself? Third, The Write Life has put together a great list of resources you can check out.

First off, congrats on your 1st son! Sounds like you come central Visayas too like me, am from Bohol Phils. Yolanda Haiyan and the quake that hit our country — and the economic woes they brought are really challenges we need to hurdle. You see, I am more comfortable in writing articles than blogs. Also, writing websites that work like a vendo machines like Xoobiz, in , but now seems closed where writers can draw writing jobs from a queue — will also help, as we need not waste time in pitching for jobs.

Thank you for the great tips. I also get money writing for Bubblews and I I also write for sendmeglobal where they only give award to a writer each month. I was able to win it once. You have opened my eyes to other relevant targets.

There is soooo much info out there and this article has saved me from contentmills, not to mention wasted hours-thanks very, very much!! I guess you your words of wisdom are meant for US-based writers, knowing how much it costs to live there, this makes sense … well, kinda. If you were writing for a while before delving into the freelance world, i. However, taking those low-paying gigs is what you really need if you got no clue what your niche is, and want to get experience.

Since I write for my own amusement and because Jennifer Oh dear Jennifer who gave me my first writing gig! At least for the sake of getting good at your craft before pitching to high-paying clients. Speaking of High-paying clients, I stumbled upon your post as I was looking for them, but all I could find is advice, and advice only. It just takes time to sort through and separate the wheat from the chaff!

I vehemently disagree with you here. Content mills horribly abuse writers and make it difficult for people who have spent years in this field to get a fair wage due to the expectation that companies can pay less to get more. All around bad news and not recommended for anyone who wants an actual career in writing. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Alicia. To each their own opinion — some people, like Talal said, enjoy using sites like oDesk because it works for their needs and goals.

The pay is sustainable and you are able to begin your career well. Being a young, I started on Elance some weeks ago while at the same time trying oDesk.

What is your advice for me? I think Elance is good for building some portfolio and acquiring experience, but naturally I want to move on to something bigger and better. Hi Matteo, thanks for your comment! We actually have a post coming up on what to look out for when using outsourcing sites like Elance and oDesk. Keep an eye out for that in the next few weeks! Usually to make a change in life its quite scary but your post is so straight forward and well written that it makes anyone feel ready to take on the world!

She too has a great list of paid opportunities: I had been writing on agony aunts column I enjoy helping other people. Love to follow my dream and do this for a job. All details are here: Hi holly I enjoyed reading your post on writing I love writing and would like to start blogging How can I find a how to guide to begin blogging?

And with no experience what best choices are there for hiring fresh writers. Hi Meandra, Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to setup a blog: This post explains how to get started: Thanks for all the information. I am a homemaker and enjoy writing picture book stories, I have been looking for some freelance work and your article has been a blessing.

I will be checking at the sites you recommend, thanks again and take care. I would like to recommend my site 20four7va. So many interesting information, thanks. I also would like to recommend another source paperwritingonline. I often write to this site. Hi Amber, Most of these opportunities pay via PayPal. I like to type and I would like to make some extra money.

Please send me some info. Holly, I just wanted to thank you for this incredible post. I can tell you spent a lot of time on it, so thank you, thank you, thank you! That is a great cocktail party fact, too! IS there any sites to become a writer in this field? Try looking at LiveStrong. This is by far the most complete list I have come across of the highest paying writing jobs. I have been seriously considering working as a freelance writer, however many of the jobs that I have seem are not as generous in compensation as the ones listed here in your article.

I look forward to checking out these opportunities! What do you think the best place to start would be for my knowledge? They hire writers for fitness and wellness articles. Also try looking at Upwork and Problogger.

Would anyone happen to know a good place to write opinion articles? Whenever I find these lists of blogs and publications that pay, they are almost never looking for opinion.

Maybe the niche is not profitable. Try looking at magazines — many publications will pay a small stipend for short stories, jokes, recipes, and poems. Good luck and keep us posted! Parents, teachers and homeschoolers — Get paid to share your expertise and ideas with thousands of readers!! Every blog post published on Educents has an author bio. Greetings Holly, Top Tenz is no longer excepting submissions until further notice. They are now using their inside staff writers.

Hi I have just written a short story about an old pit bull telling his life story. Any suggestions as to where I go next with this. Glad you found the recipe section helpful. The Intense Blog link leads to the Dollar Stretcher page. I enjoy writing poems. I am inspired to express myself through the written word again. I am new to blogging, but excited to get my feet wet learning about it.

This is very helpful. Holly, thanks for including Write Naked on your list of blogs that compensate writers. Just wanted to let you know the rate posted is incorrect. I ran a promotion a few years ago for that rate, so perhaps you saw an old page. Thanks again—really appreciate the exposure and love the site you have built here. Your email address will not be published. Comments You can even count this website https: Can you use these sites if you live in the United Kingdom?

Hi Stanley, Nice to meet you! You can also check out FlexJobs for international listings: Glad you enjoyed the list, Pam. Hope all is well. Glad you enjoyed the list, Cori.

Love that, happy small Friday! Holly, As retirement approaches, a lifelong desire to simply create, write, and explore avenues that have always proven themselves a true interest and passion is rapidly pulling me in to my most deepest desires of these areas. Hi Ashley, Thanks for your kind words — they made my day! Hi Kyra, It depends. Here are some hand-picked articles that can help guide your way: I m interest in writing. Can u plss give me the instruction??

Yes, these opportunities are applicable to both women and men. Can you give me some advice where I can do this and get paid for it? Hi Diane, Have you thought about starting a review blog? Thanks for these tips! Hi Holly, Thanks for the informative post. Hi Brittany, Glad you enjoyed the list!

It sounds like you have a good plan in place. Here are some pieces that I think will help you on your journey: As of July 22, — Scary Mommy is no longer offering payment for submissions. Thanks for letting me know, Jessica. Still a good opportunity to build up a portfolio though: Hi holly I love to write on life and experience and many more but could not find website.

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