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.]