10 of the Best Job Boards for Freelance Blogging & Writing Gigs

[This is part of the Escaping the 9-5: My Road to ProBlogging series.]

As I continue to share some of the things that I did to move to a full time job as a blogger I wanted to definitely share a few things that I tried that helped me move closer to the goal and one of them was trying my hand at freelance writing and finding freelance blogging gigs.

There are a number of great spots out there and you could do a basic Google search and find a bunch of different job boards but here were 10 of the boards that I kept coming back to during my quest to jump off of the cube bandwagon.

Ultimately you’re going to want to find the job boards within the niche that you most align with, both from an expertise perspective as well as interest one – you simply won’t create very good articles or blog content without at least those two things.

Here are a few other things that you’ll need as well (besides these more general job qualifications for blogging):

  1. Expertise – Knowing the particular market and industry is obviously important.
  2. Interest – You can certainly fake your interest to get in the door to many of these blogging gigs but keeping the ruse is nearly impossible.
  3. Research - Just like any other job opportunity you’ll want to research the company a bit and make sure you know what they are all about.
  4. Resume – Do you have a blogging resume? Might be good to have one with these qualifications.
  5. Examples - Make sure you have examples and samples of your work so you can make a killer first impression. You start proving to the company that you are worth of hiring from your very first sentence.

Ready to get one a freelance writing or blogging job? Check out these 10 sites:

1. ProBlogger Jobs

2. Blogging Pro

3. Craigslist

4. Indeed Blogger Jobs

5. Simply Hired

6. Freelance Writing Gigs

7. PoeWar

8. Freelance Switch

9. WordPress.net

10. Blogger Jobs

Bonus!

Twitter is a resource I didn’t use when I was out looking for freelance writing jobs and blogging gigs but if I was serious about jumping back in I think I’d definitely use it.

Searching for “freelance blogging job” and other queries like that reveal some interesting results. Use with caution as some of them are just spam sites!

Good luck and let me know how it works out! If you have any other great resources please share them in the comments for the community!

[This is part of the Escaping the 9-5: My Road to ProBlogging series.]

  • TrafficColeman

    I’m always at freelance switch..they have great content and show you many jobs that come available.

    “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      definitely has some great stuff there.

  • http://www.carusophotography.com Jay

    This is good stuff. I’ve used some of these boards before. I would just say to anybody looking to read the offers VERY carefully. Some of these guys are very deliberate with their wording to make it look like you’ll be paid more than you actually will.

    And sometimes it’s just a big ripoff what they offer vis a vis what they expect from you as a blogger. I’ve seen some offering $25 a month and want 3-4 posts a WEEK.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      … teehee. how are things jay?

  • http://www.tonyjalicea.com Tony J. Alicea

    I’m just about ready to explore this area so this was right on time for me, John. Thanks dude!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      sweet! let me know how it goes!

  • http://www.justcris.com Cris Ferreira

    John, this series is great, I’m really getting excited to explore this area too.
    Let me ask you something: I live in Brazil, might this be a problem, or are at least some of the freelance gigs available for non-US residents too? Just curious if you’ve heard or seen anything about this…

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      yeah, they should be available to everyone, respecting credentials and req of course.

  • http://ericspeir.com/ Eric

    Thanks for the info. To be honest, I was looking into this last week to get some more experience in writing. I will definitely check these out!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      that’s awesome! let me know if they help!

  • http://homegigz.com Rodney

    Thank you so much for the great information! I will definitely let my readers know about your article and these writing opportunities as well. thank YOU!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      thanks rodney! appreciate it!

  • http://wellpunctuatedwife.com Natalie

    I found this site today, and I am forcing myself to not read every single post tonight. (I work as a freelance writer…would rather be blogging.) Thank you for such focused, helpful content! I knew there were people out there making money from this stuff.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      awesome! glad you’re hear! let me know if i can help you with anything!

  • http://karlrivera.com Karl

    I find the Blogging Pro job board to be the most helpful. I get the most responses and find the best opportunities on it!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      awesome! how many jobs have you gotten through it?

  • Shane Garrison

    I had no idea companies were paying $30 to $50 per article. Amazing, I know people on fiver and odesk charging only few dollars.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      oh yeah. even more than that…!

  • http://www.jamienorthrup.com Jamie Northrup

    It’s all about the quality of work, the better quality you want the more you’ll pay.

    Not to say you can’t get lucky on Fiverr, but usually if you want great stuff you need to pay more.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      it’s true. very true.

  • http://www.contractcars.com Ravi Sharma

    Contractcars.com is looking for bloggers and writers who love writing and talking about cars and the car leasing / cars-on-contract industry, and understand what people are searching for online.

    Since more than a decade, contractcars.com, a UK based company, has been offering top end cars on hire and on lease. It has enjoyed the status quo is most of the top search engines for a long time. They have now decided to embrace change and revamp the website and are opening the doors for bloggers and freelance writers to realize the full lifetime value of their own content. On Contractcars.com, you own your content (you’re free to publish and unpublish, as you please), in contrast to most other popular revenue-generating publishing platforms. This will be achieved by keeping the posts branded by the author and the author we don’t take the recognition away and yet pay them for their effort and contribution.

    There are more than 152 million blogs published on the internet, in a year, most of which goes unnoticed. Contractcars.com have enjoyed the top position as the search results on top search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo attracting the crowd that loves and appreciates the beauty (and at times ‘beast’) on wheels; commonly knows as ‘cars’. The high standards we maintain (we rigorously weed out spam and inappropriate content) means your writing will be in good company.

    Earnings: Authors earn cold hard cash directly, even before their blogs are published. You will go through a test so that we are sure that you meet the standards of our other bloggers. Once selected, all you have to do is to email your work and we transfer the cash to your account. Simple?

    Your remuneration will increase if your blogs are constantly loved and attracts more page visits. After-all, why should someone surrender the lifetime value of their content at the outset?

    So send us a sample work to us with your name and contact details and start earning.

    Email us at ravi@newapproachmarketing.com

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      ;) hopefully you’ll get some hits.