22 Websites That Pay Freelance Writers in 2015

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There are several ways to find freelance writing gigs. Answering ads posted on job boards is one method, and you probably want to try more than one approach in your search for gigs. Another way to find work (and one that may lead to a steady gig in some cases) is to approach websites that […]

The Best of FWJ February

February brought most of us in the States snow storm after snow storm, Valentine’s Day and some really informative posts from the FWJ crew. Here are a few of the most popular: Applying for a Freelance Writing Gig Without Looking Desperate by Jodee Redmond In this post Jodee cautions against oversharing when looking for writing […]

Time Management Tip #2: Be Realistic

It’s time to put down the cape. It’s also time be honest. Is that ‘to do’ list really doable? There are still only 24 hours in a day and the majority of our problems with time management involve unrealistic expectations. When you have a daily 20 or 30+ list of items that must be accomplished, […]

How Do You See Your Freelance Writing Job Search?


Looking for work is a necessary evil for freelance writers. For people who work for employers, part of the reason finding a job is something to celebrate (along with a regular pay check and hopefully a good benefit package) is that they don’t have to keep looking for work. For freelancers, it’s a different story. […]

How to End an E-mail to a Prospective Client

Dear Jodee, An e-mail to potential business contacts looks best when written in business style. What about the closing? Sincerely seems “too” traditional to me. What’s an appropriate way to end an email gig inquiry? Nan Dear Nan, If I’m sending an e-mail to someone I’ve never corresponded with before, I like to use “Sincerely” […]

Do You Send Holiday Greetings to Clients?


It’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas. I saw Christmas decorations out in the stores right next to the Halloween items a couple of weeks ago. (Some things are just wrong.) Now, I prefer to get one holiday out of the way before I start thinking about the next one, but apparently retailers […]

How to Move on from Entry-Level Writing Gigs

Dear Jodee, I’m on various freelance websites such as elance.com odesk.com and ifreelance.com. I’m getting some work but the work I’m getting takes me forever to complete and it’s not very well paid. I know there are ways to make more money freelance writing, can you point me in the write direction? Acacia Dear Acacia, […]

Just Be Yourself When Looking for Freelance Writing Jobs

When I was thinking about how to approach this post, I started thinking about tips for how to package yourself so that a prospective client will want to hire you. I thought the better of it,and this is why I came to that conclusion: The client may not say so, but he or she is […]

Freelance Writing Jobs for October 19, 2010


Good morning, FWJ friends!  We have a typhoon in our neck of the woods, but things are still looking pretty good.  How are things in your part of the world?  Well, here are your job leads for today.  Enjoy! New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network What to Do Before You Answer that Freelance Writing […]