Where To Look For Promising Online Freelance Writing Jobs For Beginners

Beginning your career as a freelance writer can be an exciting and wonderful experience, but it can also be a bit frustrating. There are numerous markets that need good writers, so narrowing it down can be time-consuming and even a bit stressful. Check out the following tips to finding promising freelance writing jobs for beginners.

Know Your Niche

If you have a particular interest or a lot of knowledge and/or experience with a particular topic or area of life, this is a good place to start your search. There are plenty of blogs, e-zines and companies that are looking for quality articles to fill their sites and to enhance their online presence. By simply typing in your niche, with "freelance writing jobs" to the search engine, you will be lead to several places you can scout out for potential work.

Internet Job Boards

The internet has several good job boards that are dedicated specifically for the freelance writer. These are usually free to peruse and very user-friendly. Some of them also come with daily or weekly newsletters and updates of who is looking for freelance writers; just type in your email address and it will come directly to your inbox. There is always a wide variety of job listings that can fit most any type of writer and is invaluable to cutting down your searching process.

Specialized Job Boards

The internet also offers specialized job boards for the freelancer. These are usually a pay-per-month "subscription" that allows you to search through available jobs. However, there is a downside. This type of job board is based on the freelancer submitting a proposal and a working wage, which will then be in competition with other freelancers. It is a great way to gain experience in the writing world, but don't expect to make a ton of money.

Pursue Your Job

If you know of a specific blog or company that is looking for freelancers or even just one that you have always wanted to work for, go after it. Make sure you have a professional writer's resume, links to any work you may have done and also a link to your writer's website (if you have one). You may not get an answer right away, but you may also hit it big and be just what they have been looking for.

Searching for the right freelance writing job takes time, tenacity and dedication. Don't let a few "nos" discourage you. Keep looking and honing your abilities and you will soon have a job you can be proud of.

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