Where I Hunt for Freelance Writing Job Leads – and You Should Too!


My list of places to find freelance writing jobs for our daily job lists changes on a regular basis. As I learn of new resources or remove resources that aren’t working for us anymore, I make adjustments to my list. I also like to make these lists available to you from time to time so you can do your own thorough searches for freelance writing jobs. Plus, I think it’s fair to link to those people who make gigs available to us all. Some of these places require a subscription fee, but many are free. I hope you find this [Read more…]

FAQs Answering Your Questions About the Gigs Posted at Freelance Writing Jobs


We receive questions every day about the jobs we post at Freelance Writing Jobs. Since many of them are the same,  I thought I might put together some FAQ’s for you. I think I covered most of the usual questions but if you would like to know anything else regarding the jobs posted here, please feel free to ask in the comments. Enough with the small talk: The FAQs Where do you search for the jobs at Freelance Writing jobs? Jobs come from a variety of sources. Please see 43 Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs for the places we [Read more…]

The Rates are Going Up and Other Freelance Writing Job Board Trends

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I’ve been trolling the freelance writing job boards practically every day for the past five years. All of them. I read Craigslist, use the Indeed search engine, and visit a variety of other job boards and networks including Journalism Jobs and Media Bistro. As noted in another post, even if I wasn’t looking to place leads here, I still like to check the job boards because it indicates the nature of freelance writing. I can see trends in who is hiring and who is paying. I’d love to share some of those trends with you here. Rates are going up [Read more…]

5 Reasons Why Freelance Writing Job Ads are Flagged on Craigslist

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Craigslist has a reputation for being a haven for scammy types. The truth is, it’s no less scammy than other job boards. In fact, with its flagging system many of the scams are dealt with in a swift and efficient manner. There’s a problem, though. Because of the same flagging system, a lot of the good opportunities disappear too. In fact,  many of the jobs flagged on Craigslist aren’t even scams at all. Some are terrific opportunities but are flagged for a variety of different reasons. Many of the freelance writers who use this blog network to find work each [Read more…]

Craigslist Ad of the Day: The Irresponsible Student

by Deb Ng It’s bad enough kids are paying others to do their homework for them: 12 Page Paper Due Tuesday (Anywhere) Reply to: Date: 2008-11-09, 6:10PM EST 12 pages, double spaced, with an outline. Due Tuesday by 10 AM EST. Location: Anywhere it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests Compensation: 200 Someone didn’t do his homework. He was too busy partying or hanging out or playing PS2 until 3:00 a.m. to write his 12 page paper. When does he realize it’s not going to get done? Sunday evening at 6:10 p.m. and when [Read more…]

Craigslist Ad of the Day: The No ByLine, No Pay… No Dice Ad

by Deborah Ng I’m not sure where to begin here. The mind boggles. Big Magazine Looking for Male Weekly Writers (Midtown) Reply to: Date: 2008-11-05, 8:58AM EST An ongoing magazine project seeks writers of all ages to keep short seven-day diaries of their relationship lives. We love women, so please feel free to respond, but we’re particularly looking for men in their 30s, 40s and 50s to tell us what they’re really thinking about their love lives. It’s a great chance to get a clip. Normal-to-boring lives are great, as are active ones. Your name will not appear. We’ll happily [Read more…]

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