By Alan Graner
When I began my freelance career, dinosaurs roamed the land and advanced technology consisted of electric typewriters and gallons of white out. There was no internet with job boards. Finding gigs required patience plus a goodly investment in letterhead, envelopes and postage. It was nothing to send out 500 prospecting letters, each one individually hand typed.
Today there are job boards galore offering hundreds of paying sites—some better than others. The following is a list of articles featuring over 1,000 job sites.
A word about job mills
Job mills include Guru, oDesk, Elance and many others looking for the lowest bidder. You compete against hundreds of other writers for the right to earn a penny per word (or less). If you’re willing to write a 1,000-word article for $5, this is your place. As a means of comparison, seasoned copywriters charge $500 to $2000 for such an article, depending on the subject and their expertise.
Other types of sites
- Freelance marketplaces where you can search for the type of job your want and how much you want to earn.
- Job boards often are pickier about who they hire, so having a portfolio is suggested but not required.
- Websites that accept submissions want professionally written articles. Expertise isn’t required. You only get paid if your article is accepted.
20 Ways to Find Freelance Writing Jobs (as a Beginner) https://elnacain.com/blog/20-ways-find-freelance-writing-jobs/
This is a commonsense introduction to 20 avenues you can take to find freelance jobs.
These 28 Freelance Online Writing Jobs are Perfect for Beginners https://wahadventures.com/freelance-writing-jobs-for-beginners-2/
The list includes:
- Content mill jobs
- Freelance marketplaces
- Job boards
- Websites that accept submissions.
Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners: Getting Started Online
This features several articles for beginning writers.
- Demand studios
- Social media
- Search engines
- Job boards
- Content mills
10 Websites Which Provide Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners
There’s plenty of advice for beginning writers as well as a listing of 10 top freelancing sites.
Over 1,523 Publications that Are Paying Writers!
This collection of paying sites includes listings for sites that pay $50, $100 and $100+ per article as well as niche sites like travel, history, environment, education, parenting and more.
10 Online Gold Mines for Finding Paid Freelance Writing Jobs
Once you get a few assignments under your belt you can search these 10 sites.
How helpful have job boards been for you?
Alan Graner is Chief Creative Officer at Daly-Swartz Public Relations, an Orange County, CA business public relations and marketing content firm. For content that makes you stand out from the crowd, email Jeffrey Swartz at email@example.com. Or visit www.dsprel.com.