Wondering if any well-paying freelance writing jobs are actually out there?
It might seem like those writing jobs are about as elusive as Bigfoot.
You know…you hear about other freelancers landing writing jobs that pay pro rates, but you’ve never seen anything like that.
You may not be a Bigfoot believer. But the truth is, there are plenty of writing jobs out there that pay well in almost every niche (business, travel, science, health, technology, finance, and more).
If you’ve been struggling to find writing jobs that pay well, chances are you haven’t been looking in the right places.
FYI…almost no sightings have ever been reported from places like content mills and bid sites.
If you’re on the hunt for better-paying writing jobs, it’s time to steer clear of those places and seek out assignments that will help you move up and earn more.
How about a little help to point you in the right direction? Check out these 75 markets that pay $100 or more.
If you’re looking for writing jobs online, there’s a good chance you’re sifting through a pile of junk.
Does this sound familiar? You search for writing jobs and freelance work online and turn up stuff like:
- Blogging or writing assignments for less than $50
- The promise of exposure to a non-existent audience of potential clients in exchange for your well-crafted words
- A racket to get hundreds of freelancers to audition by writing a “test” post
- Offers to write for free until a “paid” opportunity opens up
If you’re using made-for-the-masses sites like Craigslist, Indeed, and Upwork to find writing jobs, you’ll have to sort through a lot of rotten apples to find work that pays pro rates.
But not all places that publish writing jobs are filled with rotten leads and low-paying work. In fact, if you know where to look (like the Junk-Free Job Board inside the Freelance Writers Den) you can find great clients that pay pro rates.
Check out this hand-picked list of writing jobs:
Are you on the hunt for freelance writing jobs?
If you’re not looking in the right places, you might spend a lot of time chasing tracks that lead to nowhere.
Maybe you’re in a barren client landscape. Or you’re surrounded by hoards of other hunters looking for freelance writing jobs. Or maybe you took a wrong turn, and you’re completely lost.
It happens. But don’t panic. All you need to do is reorient yourself and get back on track.
If you haven’t seen any well-paying freelance writing jobs lately, it doesn’t mean they’re not out there. In fact, there’s more than enough to go around in almost every niche.
So how do you track down good freelance writing jobs? Use these tips to find work. Happy hunting.
Wondering where to focus your efforts to find well-paying freelance writing jobs in 2019?
Let’s start with the obvious. It’s not content mills or bids sites, and never will be. (Check out last year’s forecast, and I think you’ll see that’s been true for a while.)
If that’s where you’ve been spending your time, you’re only going to get more of the same crap freelance writing jobs.
The good news. There’s never been a better time to be a freelance writer. If you do it right, you can absolutely make a living writing.
Trade pubs and niche magazines always need writers. And every legit business trying to capture a piece of their market needs content: blog posts, web page copy, case studies, email campaigns, etc.
So what does the freelance writing jobs forecast look like for 2019?
This year, I’ve reached out to a wide variety of commentators, including other coaches, freelance experts, and working freelance writers — and you’ll find not all of them agree on what 2019 will bring. Check out these predictions from 10 experts to help you move up and earn more.