Your first instinct as a newbie freelance writer should be to look for freelance writing jobs on freelance writing job boards.
Pay attention: I am not referring to general job boards (like Indeed) but specific job boards that cover freelance writing work.
But, there are so many available online that analysis paralysis is inevitable.
How do I get a job as a freelance writer with no experience?
How do I become a freelance writer with no experience?
How do I earn money writing online when I don’t know about finding clients?
How do I get a freelance writer job as a beginner?
Are so common amongst beginners writers (and, I had them too!)
I get you. I was exactly at the same place a year back.
No experience. No training. No knowledge. *puzzled*
I soaked in a lot of information from the internet, made a million mistakes and figured out all the important things in time. While I have a free 7-day email course on growing your freelance writing income for you to learn how to earn your first $1k writing, let us just focus on how to land a freelance writing job quickly.
One step at a time, my ideology!
In one of the previous posts, I dealt with 10 legit ways to land clients. However, I am NOT going to dump a truckload of information in this post and stick to one way of landing freelance writing jobs i.e. quality freelance writing job boards
Note: If you are struggling to find and land freelance writing clients, you should check this out.
It is easier to stick to one method, take the necessary actions and grow your freelance writing income.
So, what is the easiest and the obvious method of landing a freelance writing job?
Freelance Writing Job Boards.
It is as simple as that!
A lot of writers are against freelance writing job boards, mostly because the pay is too low or the clients are untrustworthy.
Look – I won’t lie. That is true, BUT not entirely.
Job boards are a great way to land freelance writing jobs. In fact, the first few gigs I scored were through freelance writing job boards.
I shot an email response to one the ad and *boom* I get a response in a few hours. Oh boy! I was on cloud nine. My confidence shot up like the summer temperatures in Delhi!
There are several ways to land a client, but freelance writing job boards are a promising method of landing consistent and good quality work as a beginner writer.
I, personally, recommend using job boards. See, the best parts about job boards are,
- They have new freelance writing jobs or ads every hour (or at least new ones every day)
- Whether you are a newbie or have some experience, quality job boards can cater to both
- You can apply to multiple freelance writing jobs using one freelance writing job board.
However, not all freelance job boards are worth your time. In this post, I will share 3 of my favorite freelance writing job boards that are FREE to use.
Note: While I do recommend freelance writing job boards to beginner freelance writers, it is NOT sustainable in the future. You will get trapped into feast and famine cycle. Meaning, you will have work some days and won’t have any a few days. Instead of this, focus your strategy on how to find and pitch freelance writing services to your potential clients. Check this out –
Let’s look at the top 3 freelance writing job boards
This is one of the few job boards where you can search for various job types – freelance, contract, internship, full time, part time and temporary
When you begin searching, you need to check only freelance and type “anywhere” or “remote” in the location field.
I have not landed any gig from this freelance writing job board, but many established writers stand by it. Just to clarify – I have received responses but the gig was not finalized because of multiple reasons (that I don’t want to delve into in this post, maybe later?)
This is a culmination of freelance writing jobs from various boards/websites (like craigslist, indeed, BloggingPro etc)
You can filter the results using the fields provided in the left column (make sure you mark “remote” in the location) and sort out the jobs by “Date Added (newest). I like this freelance writing job board because it saves shit tonnes of time that you will spend browsing through different job boards (especially, craigslist)
#3 ProBlogger (my favorite freelance writing job board)
This is, no doubt, one of the best freelance writing job boards available online.
I landed my first gig on ProBlogger. However, a lot (I mean, a LOT) of writers use this platform so it can be super competitive.
You can search using the options above or just look at whats updated according to the dates. Whether you are new or already into freelance writing, this is a MUST see job board with quite a few high paying gigs
The more you pitch, the more clients you WILL land. That’s how it works! Period.
So, start checking out the job boards, pitch, and hustle.
Over to you – have you started utilizing freelance job boards to land your clients? Do you have other job boards to recommend?
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