Finding jobs is a time-consuming (often headache-inducing) part of freelance writing and editing. I’ve bundled together some of my best resources for finding remote editorial work online.
Pitching clients directly is the recommended method of making money, and it certainly leads to the longest and best-paid jobs; but sometimes it’s worth skimming through the noticeboards to find unforeseen opportunities.
These lists are useful for most freelances. While word-of-mouth is the best way to pick up business, new freelance writers and editors will need to find lots of gigs. Even established freelances sometimes need to fill in the gaps. Luckily, there are lots of places that do most of the leg-work for us.
Bear in mind that sites focused on countries which aren’t your own might still be worth checking out – the rise of remote working means that geographical boundaries aren’t as important as they used to be.
If you’re looking to settle into a longer-term or even permanent editorial role, check out the guide on finding writing and editing jobs.
Sites that post freelance writing and editing jobs
This handy website posts lists of freelance gigs almost every day. Delivered in bulletin-board format, they’re separated into Content Writing Jobs, Blogging Jobs, Copywriting Jobs, Technical Writing Jobs and General/Misc. Freelance Writing Jobs. This last category sometimes has wonderfully bizarre postings!
This site posts lists of publications which accept (and pay for) freelance submissions, as well as themed submissions and the odd contest. They also publish guides to earning money from freelance writing.
Blogging Pro lifts jobs from various forums (including reddit) and posts them in one place. It seems to be more sparsely populated than it was a few months ago – whether this is due to faulty bots or a lack of jobs, I’m not sure.