Freelance Writing Jobs

I know you are here because you are looking for freelance writing jobs and want to make money by becoming a freelance writer, right? Freelance writing is one of the best ways to make money online from home and you don’t even need a website to get started. That said, if you own a blog (or even a portfolio website) it gives you instant credibility and a lot more exposure because you will be able to showcase your skills and your portfolio.

Okay, let’s get to the basics. Who is a freelance writer? Well, a freelance writer can be anyone who writes content for another individual or for a company. And the content can be blog posts, web content, press releases, infographics, ebooks, whitepapers, product descriptions, etc.

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So, How Can You Make Money As A Freelance Writer?

If you are really serious about freelance writing and want to make big money writing then the first thing would be to select an industry or otherwise known as “niche” — and make sure that there is demand for content in your niche.

Don’t be that person who is ready to write about anything. Focus only on topics related to your industry because niche bloggers and writers are always in great demand. If you are curious and passionate about your “niche” then there is every possibility that you will become an expert writer in all topics related to your niche and you can charge a premium for all your work.

Once you select your “niche” you have got two options to make a living writing online: either you become a freelance writer and make money by writing for your clients, or you can make money by contributing content to other websites or blogs. The first option needs a lot of patience and effort to make big money because unless you have got a proven track record it’s somewhat difficult to convince high paying clients.

Contributing content to an established website or a relevant blog is somewhat easier than getting clients because you can sell your high quality content and get paid (almost) instantly. Either way you MUST be able to deliver quality content on time. Period.

I’m now going to introduce you to over 51 freelance writing gigs that pays for your content. Yeah! Just contribute articles to the following sites and get paid for that. It’s that simple!

Note: Please do not apply to each and every website that is listed here. Your applications are reviewed by real people, so apply only if it’s relevant, and do respect their time. Also, please make sure that you read the Guidelines and FAQs and do your own research about each websites that are listed here before applying. The more you know about the client and their needs, the better your chances. :)

Premium Portals

Here is a list of some premium websites that pays contributors. However, they are for professional writers and not necessarily for beginners or wanna-be writers.

If you are a beginner (who can write well) then the best thing is to contribute content to some of the most popular revenue sharing websites mentioned on this blog post and then build a portfolio to prove your writing skills.

1. About.com

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: Unknown
  • Payment Method: Unknown
  • Quick: Apply | FAQ

About.com creates content that educates, answers and motivates millions of readers around the globe. As a freelance writer, you can publish content on a topic of your choice (provided you are an expert) whenever you want. Writers must have the ability to create clear, understandable, impeccable, and reliable content.

2. Tuts+

  • Topics: Computer, Design, Code, Business, Gaming, Photo, Music, etc.
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: Unknown
  • Payment Method: Unknown
  • Quick: Apply | FAQ

Tuts+ creates videos, courses and tutorials to help people nurture their skills and technical knowledge. Creative and experienced coders, designers, illustrators, photographers, web designers, or anyone with expert knowledge on a particular subject can join their team as tutors/writers because they have a lot of categories and subcategories.

3. Examiner

  • Topics: News, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Leisure, Sports, Tech, etc.
  • Countries: U.S. & Canada
  • Payment: Depends upon your writing skills.
  • Payment Method: Unknown
  • Quick: Apply

Examiner is an online entertainment, news and lifestyle network with content posted by independent writers or Examiners (as they term it), from the U.S. and Canada. You need not be a professional writer or journalist, your passion for writing factually accurate and interesting stuffs will make your write-ups appear on this site.

4. Break Studios

  • Topics: Humor
  • Countries: U.S.
  • Payment: Unknown
  • Payment Method: Unknown
  • Quick: Apply | FAQ

Break Studios owns highly popular and humorous websites like Break.com, MadeMan.com, CagePotato.com, ScreenJunkies.com, HolyTaco.com and Chickipedia.com. This well-trafficked community employs freelance writers with a passion for writing about leading men’s entertainment brands. You can freely choose the topic you love before creating some really smart, crisp, and witty content.

5. Cracked

  • Topics: Humor
  • Countries: Unknown
  • Payment: Unknown
  • Payment Method: Unknown
  • Quick: Apply

Cracked is one of the most popular comedy site in the U.S. It is ready to give a chance to anyone who loves writing. Buy hey, the contribution should be funny, smart and creative – be it articles, images, videos, or infographics. If you are a humorous and witty writer, then it’s for you.

6. Listverse

  • Topics: Entertainment, General Knowledge, Lifestyle, Science, Society, etc.
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: $100 per post
  • Payment Method: PayPal, Bitcoin
  • Quick: ApplyAbout

Listverse is the ultimate place for writers who love interesting, mind blowing, informative, and unusual listicles. You need not be an expert. Just get your facts right, write great English, and create humorous articles. You can earn $100 for 1500 words (for 10 items in the list).

7. A List Apart

  • Topics: Coding, Design, Business, UX, Marketing, etc.
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: $200 per post
  • Payment Method:
  • Quick: Apply | GuidelinesAbout

A List Apart is always looking for people (designers, developers, architects, project managers, and assorted specialists) who have brilliant ideas that can move the website’s industry to a new high and, at the same time, intrigue readers. However, your submitted article should impress the team of reviewers!

8. TopTenz

  • Topics: Society, Entertainment, Science, Lifestyle, etc.
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: $50 per post
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: Apply

TopTenz presents engrossing, explanatory and atypical liscticles on topics like Bizarre, Culture, Entertainment, Miscellaneous and Science. To help writers create strong articles, the Toptenz team has put up an elaborate writing guide. You must read it before framing your content for final submission.

Content Agencies

A content agency is basically an online marketing company that hires a lot of  freelancers to write content for their clients. So, obviously you have to have some experience unless they are hiring new writers as well.

9. Demand Media Studios

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, & New Zealand
  • Payment: Unknown
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: Apply | FAQ

Demand Media Studios is a content agency that delivers articles for its network of websites and publishing partners. Since they provide content to some of the premium web portals, I would say, apply only if you have a good work experience with a great portfolio.

10. Copify US & UK

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: U.S. & U.K.
  • Payment: Up to $30 per 500 words
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: Apply | FAQ

Copify offers content creation services like copywriting, blog posts, web content, press releases, and ecommerce content. They consider only experienced copywriters who are from the U.S. or U.K. You can go to uk.copify.com if you are from the U.K.

11. eCopywriters

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: U.S.
  • Payment: Depends upon your writing skills.
  • Payment Method: PayPal, EFT
  • Quick: Apply | FAQ

eCopywriters produces web content, blog posts, infographics, content marketing documents and product descriptions, to generate sales and help organizations build a strong bond with customers. Only skilled writing professionals are preferred for creating well-researched, high-quality content. While applying, you will be asked to submit a sample write-up, based on which your skills would be determined.

12. iWriter

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: Up to $15 per post (or 81% of the price of the article)
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: Apply | FAQ

iWriter is a content writing service with thousands of writers onboard. You’ll be able to select the topic you like and the number of articles you want to create each day. iWriter pays writers 81% of the price of each article. And they have advertised on their homepage itself that one can get content written for as low as $1.25 per article. So, obviously you can’t expect big bucks from them.

13. BKA Content

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: U.S.
  • Payment: $5.50-$18.38 per 500 words
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: ApplyHow It Works

BKA Content is a content agency that hand-picks their writers to make sure that they have the right skills. If you want to apply as a writer then you must be a U.S. citizen and must be able to write at least 3,500 words a week.

Note: They haven’t mentioned the payment rates but it says their writers are averaging $12-$18 per hour delivering 3-4 articles per hour. I doubt it!

Update: BKA Content responded to this blog post and confirmed that they are paying $5.50 to $18.38 for a 500 word piece of content.

14. WritersDomain

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, France and New Zealand
  • Payment: $15-$38 per page
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: Apply | FAQ | Guidelines

WritersDomain is part of an online marketing company that is hiring freelance writers to deliver high-quality content to their clients. You have to write articles based on keywords provided by them and if it’s approved, you get paid.

15. Purecontent

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: Unknown
  • Payment Method: Unknown
  • Quick: Apply

Purecontent is a content agency that aims at providing high-quality content to its clients. Skilled writers and editors (or both) from around the world can join their team. You need to specify your subject of interest, specialism on the same, and fluency in other languages.

16. ArticleDocument

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: U.S.
  • Payment: Depends upon your writing skills.
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: Apply | FAQ

ArticleDocument is a community for writers with different levels of experience and skillset. The community provides opportunities for every writer across multiple genres and industries. Once you become one of their writer, you can submit bylined assignments for clients. The initial writing assignments will be to showcase your writing skills and build a work portfolio. As you improve your writing skills they will unlock exclusive projects with higher payouts.

17. FreelancerCareers

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: $7-$31 per page
  • Payment Method: PayPal, AlertPay, Skrill, Wire Transfer
  • Quick: Apply | FAQ

FreelancerCareers is another online writing service that hires freelance writers. If you are accepted, and have  passed their online test then you will get access to their work and you are free to choose from any of them. The website helps you develop your writing skills encouraging your competencies to improve as a writer.

18. Writers.ph

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: Up to $30 per page
  • Payment Method: PayPal, AlertPay, Skrill, Wire Transfer
  • Quick: Apply | FAQ

Writers.ph is a research agency in the Philippines that provides online writing services. If you are experienced with a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PHD degree then you can apply as a freelance writer. But to get hired, you must possess specialized knowledge on a subject and pass their online grammar test.

19. BlogMutt

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: U.S.
  • Payment: $8-$72 per post
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: Apply | FAQ

Blogmutt provides content to businesses with a blog. As a freelance writer, you will be writing blog posts for these business blogs. Only if your content is accepted and used, Blogmutt will pay you. Points are given to each writer for posting quality articles – more the points, higher the pay.

20. Hire Writers

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: U.S., Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Singapore, & New Zealand
  • Payment: $2.25-$10.66 per 500 words
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: Apply | FAQ

Hire Writers is an author community where you can hire writers. So, if you are a freelance writer you can write or rewrite articles, poetry, e-books, and Facebook fan page posts and earn on the basis of word count and your writing experience.

21. Online Writing Jobs

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: U.S.
  • Payment: $15-$50 per post
  • Payment Method: PayPal, Check
  • Quick: Apply | FAQ

Online Writing Jobs (formerly known as QualityGal) is a freelance writing forum allowing writers from the U.S. to join its content team. The website’s support team is always available to help writers improve their quality. Presently, the website pays $15-$50 per article, depending on the project size and the writer’s skill.

22. AllWriting

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: $5-$15 per article
  • Payment Method: PayPal, Payoneer, Wire Transfer, Western Union, Debit Card
  • Quick: ApplyTerms

AllWriting looks dull but they mention clearly that you don’t have to be a native English speaker; perfect grammar and writing skills are enough to grab their attention. To qualify as a writer at AllWriting, you should have a valid email address and a cell phone number so they can reach out to you, if required.

23. EssayWriters

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: $4-$16 per page (depends upon the turnaround time)
  • Payment Method: PayPal, AlertPay, Skrill, Wire Transfer
  • Quick: ApplyFAQ

EssayWriters offers article and essay writing services. After signing up, you’ll be asked to take a grammar test and finish a writing assignment. Upon qualifying the test, you will receive an approval notification, after which you can continue taking writing orders from the available list.

23. QualityText

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: Unknown
  • Payment: $4 per 100 words (for U.S. writers); $3 per 100 words (for non-U.S. writers)
  • Payment Method: Unknown
  • Quick: Apply

QualityText is a content agency that delivers all sorts of content. Their website looks fresh but is incomplete and lacks transparency. They have mentioned pay rates for U.S. and Non-U.S. writers but at the same time their “About” page says all their writers are native English speakers.

Ad Revenue Sharing Sites

Here is a list of some of the best revenue sharing websites. As you would have already imagined they DO NOT pay a fixed amount or upfront for your content. Instead, they share their ad revenue with you. In other words, you can submit as many articles as you want and if they are approved then they will publish it on their websites and will monetize it with ads. So, when they make money from your contributed content, you get a cut of it.

Note: While these websites are not so good for the long term it’s a good place to start and get some articles published in your name (without any investment) so that you can show your work to potential clients.

24. The News Hub

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: $50/£30 for every article appearing in the top 10% of a category
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: Sign Up | FAQ | Payment Policy

The News Hub is an open journalism platform covering current affairs. Contributors have the full editorial freedom to decide the approach of their content. You can be a writer, journalist or photographer from anywhere and contribute. They pay a one-time $50/£30 for every article appearing in the top 10% of a category plus there is a bonus of $150/£100 paid to the top 6 authors.

25. HubPages

HubPages is an interactive and informative online community for people who love writing and exploring. As a ‘hubber’, you can share your ideas, questions, pictures, videos and words with the world and join Ad programs of your choice to monetize your contribution. Each unique Hub, as they call it, should be of 1150 words.

26. WhatCulture

  • Topics: Film, TV, Gaming, Music, Comics, Sports
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: £0.40 per 1,000 page views.
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: FAQ

WhatCulture is popular for its humorous, factual, and purely enlightening “listicles”. It accepts videos and other sorts of content too.

27. The Penny Hoarder

  • Topics: Money
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: $75 per post plus up to $800 in traffic bonuses.
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: FAQ

The Penny Hoarder has over 2 million unique visits a month but it’s not exactly a revenue sharing platform. It’s just a blog where you can share your unique ideas and views (from anywhere around the world) on how to earn, save and invest money. When it’s pre-arranged they will pay a minimum of $75 per post plus a bonus of up to $800. The bonus payout is applicable for all submissions and it works like this: you will get $100 when your post hits 50,000 page views, and an additional $200 when it hits 100,000 page views, and an additional $500 when it hits 250,000 page views. That is, you can earn a maximum of $800 per blog post. So, if you can write fun, friendly, blog-style stuffs and have hands on experience with the aforesaid topics, just get in touch with their editor.

28. Daily Two Cents

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: $1.50 per 1,000 page views
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: Sign Up | FAQ

Daily Two Cents is a simple, but interesting, platform for sharing opinions, thoughts and observations. It also offers a lucrative opportunity for writers to earn from their posts. The payments are made on the basis of ‘ the number of unique views’ a post is getting plus you can make extra income via Amazon.

29. Xomba

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: 60% Ad Revenue Share
  • Payment Method: Google AdSense
  • Quick: Sign Up | FAQ

Xomba lets you publish articles and, at the same time, interact with readers, fellow writers and other users on this platform. Just make sure that you are writing proper English, not overusing keywords or anything that can drop your article in the spam folder.

30. Triond

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: 50% Ad Revenue Share
  • Payment Method: PayPal, Check, Western Union
  • Quick: Sign Up | FAQ

Triond lets you publish articles, photography, poetry, music, video and other sorts of online content on its network of websites based on literature, business, sports, health and lifestyle and many more. Triond shares 50% of the revenue generated by a content with its contributor.

31. Bubblews

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: Unknown
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: Sign Up | FAQ

Bubblews is an online content creation and ‘holistic macro-blogging’ platform, present in over 240 countries, enabling writers to earn. The prime intention of this website is to encourage writers to share their opinion. Writers earn an amount for each view, like or comment on their posts. The payment, however, may vary from one country to another.

Note: I received a lot of negative feedback about Bubblews’ reliability, payment schedule, customer care, etc. But I’m still listing them as they have an active website.

32. Bonzo Me

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: 80% Ad Revenue Share
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: Sign Up | FAQ

Bonzo Me is an online community where you can make money from every action you take — watching videos, commenting on posts, and promoting/sharing posts on social media platforms. You can post cool videos and funny questions here too. If your posts become popular, advertisers will run ads on them, and you will be paid!

33. Pukitz

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: U.S.
  • Payment: $0.50 per article per month
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: Sign Up | FAQ

Pukitz has a unique business model — it rents articles from bloggers and feature them on their website. You can write about anything and submit it here. Once your article is approved and published, you’ll earn a sum for keeping it published on this website.

34. InfoBarrel

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: 75% Ad Revenue Share
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: Sign Up | FAQ

InforBarrel is inviting everyone to become a contributor. You can submit articles, videos, reviews and how to guides. There are two benefits: your content will be visible to everyone on the internet and you can make extra money by sharing your knowledge.

Read: Over 121 Websites For Anyone And Everyone To Make Money Online

Content Marketplaces

If you are looking for a marketplace where you can sell your written content then look no further. Here’s a list of some of the most popular content marketplaces where you can sell your articles. And it’s equally good for beginners and experienced writers. Most of them allows you to set your own prices and if a client likes your article then you get paid almost instantly.

35. GhostBloggers

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: U.S.
  • Payment: Not Applicable
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: Sign Up | FAQ

GhostBloggers is a marketplace for publishers looking to buy top-class content written by ghostwriters from the U.S. Each article is meticulously checked by their in-house editors before publishing. So, if your article is accepted then buyers can discover and purchase it. The standard pricing is $3.5 per 100 words (or in other words, you will get $19.25 for a 550 word article) but you are free to change the pricing.

36. WriterAccess

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: U.S.
  • Payment: 1.4 cents to $1.40 per word (or 70% of the price of the article)
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: Sign Up | FAQ

WriterAccess is a content marketplace that connects clients with freelance writers via the cloud. As an experienced writer, you can deliver write ups, blog posts, white papers, product descriptions, etc.

37. Zerys

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: Not Applicable
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: Sign Up | FAQ

Zerys is a content marketplace that brings writers and buyers together. You can sign up for free and check your job board to see a list of available jobs. If you find something interesting then you can accept a job and work directly with the client.

38. TextBroker

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: U.S., Canada, U.K., New Zealand, Australia, & Ireland
  • Payment: $3.5-$25 per 500 words
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: Apply | FAQ

TextBroker provides opportunities to experienced as well as new writers to create content for corporations, small businesses, social media communities, e-commerce websites and publishing houses. You have to submit a sample writing and they will review your content quality before approval.

Note: Textbroker.com accepts only U.S. writers but if you are an English writer who is from Canda, U.K, New Zealand, Australia, or Ireland then you can go to Textbroker.co.uk and apply as a writer.

39. Scripted

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: Not Applicable
  • Payment Method: Bill.com (U.S. Residents), PayPal (for non-U.S. Residents)
  • Quick: Apply | FAQ

Scripted is a content marketplace that allows businesses to hire freelance writers for blog posts, articles, social media posts, etc. You can access jobs on Scripted via the Unclaimed Jobs tab in your account or by pitching clients directly.

40. Writtent

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: U.S., Canada, U.K, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and few others
  • Payment: Not Applicable
  • Payment Method: PayPal
  • Quick: FAQ

Writtent is a platform where clients can find and hire freelance writers by entering the requirements. Before joining as a freelance writer here, make sure you’ve gone through the Wirttent Academy website to get clear ideas on the quality and style that must be followed to meet their standards. If you are accepted then potential clients can discover your profile and can hire you at a rate that you have set for yourself.

41. Content BLVD

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: All
  • Payment: Not Applicable
  • Payment Method: Unknown
  • Quick: Sign Up | How It Works

Content BLVD is a marketplace for content creators and advertisers to work together. If you are a content creator then you can showcase yourself on the platform so that an advertiser can hire you.

42. Content Runner

  • Topics: All
  • Countries: U.S.
  • Payment: 85%-93% of the price of the article
  • Payment Method: EFT
  • Quick: Apply | FAQ

Content Runner is a content marketplace that connects people who need content with people who can write content. Also try, Constant Content.

Freelance Marketplaces

Freelance Marketplaces are platforms that connects buyers and sellers of services. And if you check any of the following freelance sites then you can see that “Writing” is one of the top skills in demand. Why? Because content is the King on the internet and there’s an immense demand for great content and writers.

The only problem is… all these marketplaces are crowded with hundreds of thousands of freelancers and agencies. And that’s the reason why experienced writers won’t recommend it. But I would say if you have got the basic writing skills then it’s still a great place to kick-start your freelance writing journey.

  1. Upwork
  2. Guru
  3. Freelancer
  4. FreelanceMyWay

Read: 51 Blogging And Publishing Platforms To Showcase Your Awesomeness

Job Boards

47. Digital Point

Digital Point is one of the most popular webmaster forums on the web. They have an Article Marketplace where the members are able to sell their written content. So, if you have already written a few articles then you can post its details there as a new thread and any of the members may buy it. Don’t expect premium rates but if it’s a fair deal then it’s easy to sell things there. They also have a Content Creation Marketplace where the members can request content or offer their writing services.

48. ProBlogger Job Board

ProBlogger Job Board is a marketplace by Darren Rowse where anyone can post a job (mostly related to blogging & online marketing) for 30 days, for $50. So, if you are looking for premium writing gigs then you can go there and apply (it’s free to apply!). But what you should keep in your mind is that they are looking for high quality writers only. It’s not a place for beginners! If your pitching is not right or is just another pitch then it’s less likely that you get a response. Why? Because Darren once shared an email on Facebook that says one of his Job Board advertiser got 200 quality applicants in just 8 days. So, when you pitch you have to give a reason to the advertiser to hire you and not someone else.

49. BloggingPro Job Board

BloggingPro Job Board is an alternative to ProBlogger Job Board. Because you never know who is going to hire you. Also check out, All Freelance Writing Job Board.

Search & Find

50. LinkedIn

If you are doing any sort of freelance work then make sure that you have a complete LinkedIn profile that looks professional. Add potential clients to your network (and accept them too) and send a custom pitch by offering help. The good thing about linkedin is that linkedin clients pays more than your regular clients or freelance job sites. And it won’t take much time to connect with someone as it’s just like reaching out on Facebook.

51. LinkedIn Jobs

LinkedIn Jobs is a job search engine and the best thing about LinkedIn is that you can narrow your searches using different filters like location, experience, industry, etc. It also shows whether any of your LinkedIn connection is already working for the company that is hiring. Also try, Simply Hired.

52. CrowdSource

CrowdSource is a marketplace that provides their clients access to a skilled and scalable workforce. There are writing jobs, micro-tasks, editing jobs, and transcription jobs available and you can create your own schedule and work when you want, where you want.

Before You Apply: 21 Freelance Writing Tips

  1. You simply don’t need a college degree to become a successful writer but if you have one then it’s going to be great.
  2. If you are a beginner then your biggest challenge will be to find your first real client. That is, someone who is willing to pay what you desire.
  3. Don’t be that person who is ready to write about anything. Focus only on topics related to your industry because niche bloggers and writers are always in great demand. If you are curious and passionate about your “niche” then there is every possibility that you will become an expert writer in all topics related to your niche and you can charge a premium for all your work.
  4. Ask yourself what you are passionate about, and focus only on that topics.
  5. It’s highly recommended that you start a blog that focuses on topics that you are passionate about. Tip: Write Today; Monetize Tomorrow!
  6. A blog will make you a better writer, thinker, and will immediately act as your portfolio. And it’s the first step to your own personal brand.
  7. When your blogs traffic picks up you will have to network with more people than you do on Twitter, Facebook, or any other social media channel. Be ready.
  8. If you are unable to start a blog, then the least you could do prepare an online resume. Check out over 51 publishing platforms where you can showcase your awesomeness.
  9. You don’t need to make your presence felt on each and every social network out there, but be active on few social media channels, especially LinkedIn, Twitter, and About.me. Tip: Write a professional social media bio. Now!
  10. Share content on your social media channels that’s related to your industry.
  11. Be fair when it comes to pricing. Make sure that your services are not cheap or expensive.
  12. Deliver on time. Because that’s one quality expected from all freelancers. If there is any kind of delay then communicate with the client and keep them in the loop. And do overdeliver whenever it’s possible.
  13. Do not apply to each and every freelance writing gigs that you come across. Apply only if you feel that it’s relevant and is something that you are perfectly fit for.
  14. If you are pitching a big brand then it’s a good idea to make a deal at first. For instance, you can connect with one of their editors in a genuine way and eventually send your pitch. But make sure that your pitch is short and simple. And follow-up if you didn’t hear back.
  15. Your client will value you much more than anyone else if you solved their problems or showed them how you stand out.
  16. When you receive great feedbacks or testimonials, showcase it on your profile.
  17. Make sure you’ve published few content before applying to high-paying jobs. Because there’s 99.9% chance that your client will ask for your writing portfolio and will ask its links. It doesn’t matter where it’s published but it must be your original, best work.
  18. If you are a beginner and do not have a great track record then be prepared to face a lot of rejections. In fact, your potential clients may not even respond if you do not give them a reason to hire you.
  19. If you do not have previous experience or a portfolio then your focus should be to build it up. So, be willing to take few low paid (or even unpaid) writing gigs.
  20. It’s much, much, much better to become an expert writer in a single topic than a mediocre writer in all topics.
  21. Practice, practise, and practise. Never stop learning. Ever!

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Conclusion

There are many other sites that would help you make money online through writing. So treat this blog post as a starting point to your freelance writing journey and do not make it your ultimate destination for writing gigs. ;)

The fact is — getting high paying freelance writing jobs is not that easy. Dedication and patience are the keys to success. Not to forget quality! If you think you have all the right skills then with little perseverance you will be able to establish yourself in the market and generate good income. Guaranteed!

Happy Freelancing! :)

Note: This is a repurposed version of this blog post and in this update I have organized all the websites into categories and subcategories based on the feedback received from my readers. If you are facing a problem with any of the above mentioned websites then do share your experience as a comment below as it would help other writers as well.

First Published: April, 2015; Last Updated: Monday, August 27, 2018.

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Mahesh Mohan

Hey there, I’m Mahesh (@maheshone) — Chief Content Strategist @ Minterest and an organic marketing evangelist. I write about tech, marketing, and everything in between that truly excites me. Outside of that, I’m equally passionate about the financial markets, and also spend A LOT of time doing random things. Also, the Chief Everything Officer (@Infirn Labs).

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Mahesh Mohan

Hey there, I’m Mahesh (@maheshone) — Chief Content Strategist @ Minterest and an organic marketing evangelist. I write about tech, marketing, and everything in between that truly excites me. Outside of that, I’m equally passionate about the financial markets, and also spend A LOT of time doing random things. Also, the Chief Everything Officer (@Infirn Labs).