For a freelance writer, there is nothing quite as challenging as finding new gigs. If you have been doing freelance writing for a while then you might know all the main platforms that connect clients with freelance writers.
On the other hands, using Job Boards and getting projects from them is absolutely FREE! Some of the job boards charge clients to post their ads, which only helps you ensure that the clients are genuine.
After all, if the clients are willing to pay for posting project ads, then they will pay you for the work as well. Though, finding clients through job boards doesn’t mean you shouldn’t discuss all the payment terms in advance and sign a contract.
Why job boards are better than freelancing websites
No fee or charges when you get a project
You are not bound to the freelancing websites
You don’t have to wait to get your funds released
Most websites like Upwork always favour clients in case of a dispute
You are more in charge of the project and aren’t worried about an angry client ruining your ratings/reviews
Here are some of the best job boards for every freelance writer
ProBlogger is where you will find some of the most premium and high paying freelance writing jobs. For a client to post an add on the job board for 30 days, they are supposed to pay $70. So you can only predict that the clients are willing to pay much more than that.
But premium pay means you are expected to deliver premium quality as well. To apply for a job, you have to fill up the contact form at the bottom of every job posting. If the client likes your proposal only then will they contact you.
When I had just started freelancing, ProBlogger helped me connect with two of my most high paying clients and I ended up working with them for two years.
On BloggingPro, there are usually 7-8 jobs posted every week. Some of the them are remote based projects, while the other require writers to report at offices. So make sure you check the location requirement before applying for a job.
While BloggingPro doesn’t charge people to post jobs on the website, it only allows those clients to post jobs who are willing to pay more than $15 per hour or per 500 words.
Usually, at the end of every job post, you will find the email address of the client or a link to apply for the job.
FlexJobs is all about part-time jobs that you can easily do according to your own time. The job board claims that it hand-screens all the jobs posted to help you avoid scams on only get high quality listing. The great part is that, FlexJobs doesn’t just retrict the jobs to freelance writing, there are many other jobs available as well.
I believe LinkedIn Jobs is one of the most underrated platforms to find freelance writing jobs. Most freelance content writers think that LinkedIn is the place to only find permanant jobs, when its far from the truth. Many companies post jobs for remote or freelance positions on LinkedIn every day. The best way to find all the positions would be to search ‘freelance writer’ or ‘freelance content writer’ on the jobs page and apply directly
Is scanning through all the job boards a bit too time consuming? To help you out, Writer Weekly posts a weekly round up of all the freelance writing jobs that are worth applying. There are over 30+ jobs in every post and the links in them redirect you to the respective website.
As a freelance writer, which job board do you use regularly?