TOP 10 Freelance Writing Job Boards – Where to Find Freelance Jobs Online

freelance writing job boardsLooking for work at home freelance writing jobs? You know how hard it is to browse dozens of job sites, sifting through the various jobs until you find the freelance jobs you’re looking for. So today I’m going to tell you about 10 different online freelance writing job boards that cater ONLY to freelance writers! They will surely make your job search much easier 🙂

Online-Writing-Jobs is owned by Brian Scott. There are plenty of new freelance jobs posted there every day. You’ll find contract jobs, freelance jobs, sites that accept article submissions, writing contests and much more. Some jobs are collected from around the web, but there are many jobs that are exclusive to Online-Writing-Jobs.

The thing I like best about Online-Writing-Jobs is their daily newsletter. When you sign up for free, you’ll start getting a daily digest (Mon-Fri) of their best freelance jobs, along with a few writing contests and sites that are looking for article submissions. This is the best way to find freelance jobs; just open your email and browse the latest! is not to be confused with (without the hyphens), which is a content mill.

Freelance Writing updates their list of writing jobs every single day. They gather the best writing jobs from Indeed, Craigslist and other job sites so you don’t have to sift find them yourself!

There are also dozens of resources for writers, including ebooks and blog posts chock full of tips. You can also find information on writing contests there.

They’ve been around since 1997! You can also sign up for the famous Morning Coffee Newsletter – you’ll get a list of quality jobs, curated from around the web, every single day in your inbox.


ProBlogger is one of the most popular job boards out there for freelance writers. New exclusive freelance writing jobs are posted every day, and almost all of them are work from home jobs.

There are also plenty of ebooks and blog posts full of tips for writers and bloggers. You can also listen to Darren Rowse on his weekly podcast. He also has a list of his recommended blogging and writing resources.

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All Freelance Writing, founded in 2006, has a job board for freelance writers that is updated with a few new jobs a day. Most jobs start at $50 an article, with some going much higher.

You can subscribe to their RSS feed for writing jobs updates, though I don’t know how many people use RSS anymore. There is also a blog and a podcast with great tips.

You can also stop by their forum and interact with other freelance writers 🙂

Blogging Pro is another job board you might want to try out. They’re not as active though, with sometimes only a few new jobs posted per week. Their blog has some great tips for writers, however, and is worth checking out.


Freelance Writing Gigs aggregates writing jobs from around the internet so that you don’t have to look for them. Every day, five times a week, they post a list of various writing jobs from around the web. You’ll find high-quality writing opportunities from sites such as Indeed, Career Monster and Craigslist. You can sign up for their newsletter to get job opportunities sent to your inbox. 

They also have a separate job board, updated a few times a week, where exclusive jobs are posted. They also have a massive list of 101 websites that pay writers, which is updated regularly. Make sure to check out their blog, writing tips, and resources for writers as well.


IAPWE stands for International Association of Professional Writers and Editors. Signing up will give you access to a bunch of resources that you’ll surely find helpful.

They also have an extensive job board with dozens of new jobs added every week. These jobs are exclusive to IAPWE. In addition, they have a section of jobs that are aggregated from around the internet, from sites such as Career Monster and Indeed. For example, they’ll have a section of all the weekly writing jobs on Upwork, another section with all the writing jobs of the week on Linkedin, and so on.

Not only that, but they have a list of “problem clients.” These are clients other writers have had problems with, such as not getting paid. This list includes email addresses and usernames on sites such as Upwork.

IAPWE also offers work to writers directly. The pay doesn’t seem to be that ooh-and-aah, but it sure won’t hurt.

Note: At their request, I’ve removed the part of the video that shows the IAPWE. In addition, I’m a little confused about them; I was able to access the job board even though I’m not a paying member, but it seems that they are experimenting with paid membership levels and free trials. Check them out to see if you can access them without paying or if they have a free trial and let me know below 😉

Freedom With Writing

Go to, enter your email, and you’ll immediately get sent at least three companies that are currently hiring. In addition, you’ll get new writing opportunities sent to you every now and then.

Freedom With Writing seems to focus more on writing contests and magazine submissions and the like, as opposed to private clients looking for contract freelancers. They have a huge list of websites that accept paid submissions and update it regularly. Go to to discover new posts with lists of websites and magazines that accept paid submissions.

Writing Career is another website that focuses on writing contests and websites and magazines that accept paid submissions. It’s also owned by Brian Scott of Online-Writing-Jobs. If you’re into that kind of stuff, make sure to check them out — there are writing contests with hundreds of dollars in prizes 🙂

Many new contests and submission opportunities are posted every single day. Topics include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book publishing and much more.


MediaBistro is as it sounds, a website focused on media and journalism. However, you’ll surely find its job board useful if you’re a writer. Many of these jobs aren’t limited to journalism per se, and you can always click on the “writing and editing” section to refine your search. The jobs are a mix of remote jobs and location-based jobs.

The problem with all the above is that you’re still not financially free, in the true sense of the word. After all, you’re subject to the whims of the clients you are chasing after… The best way for a writer to REALLY be their own boss is by striking it out on their own, such as by publishing a mini ebook on Kindle. Find out how you can get into the Kindle business.

Which freelance writing job board do YOU like the best???


  1. Andrei

    Hi, Ben!

    Thank you so much for writing this post! I was looking for a few ways to generate some money by creating content. I am glad that I came across your article! I bookmarked your website and I will take a closer look tomorrow. How much money do you believe that someone can make as a freelance writer?

    1. Ben (Post author)

      Hey Andrei,

      It’s totally possible to make a full-time income from this. You just have to work hard on building up your reputation, wooing clients and scaling up your freelance business.

      You can also do this as a part-time thing if you want.

      All the best,


  2. Don

    Thank you for not mentioning Fiverr – lol. On a serious note well written post. I know your post was written for the person looking to hire them self out as a freelancer, however, if one needed a freelancer this post would be the place to go. You have ten, some which I’m not familiar with. Personally I haven’t tried a freelancer, but I’m getting to the point I want to look into it. Is there one on your post that you might recommend to someone who is looking for a freelancer?

    1. Ben (Post author)

      Hey Don,

      Yup, Fiverr is not the place to go to find high-quality freelance work 😉

      And if you’re looking for someone to write posts for your blog, you can definitely post a job on Problogger or something like that. Of course, this isn’t for you if you’re looking for $3 articles. You have to pay to post a job, and you should pay people at least $25 a post.

      If you’re looking for cheap low-quality SEO content, you can always try out Fiverr, Textbroker and iWriter. Those types of articles are only fit for backlinks, though, and I don’t recommend it. You want great articles, get great writers for great pay 🙂

      All the best,


  3. Eric Cantu

    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about outsourcing some of my content. This is a great post to check out those resources. Thanks man. This is interesting.

    1. Ben (Post author)

      Hey Eric,

      Yes, if you’re looking to outsource content and you want to build a relationship with a high-quality freelance writer, you can post a job on one of these places.

      All the best!


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