7 Websites To Find Paid Freelance Writing Remote Work: [Updated]


Getting started with Freelancing is easy only when you have enough work in your hand, the problem with Freelance writing is there is no consistency in the job.

You may get tons of articles request in a month, or sometimes you may not get any writing job. It’s important that you don’t keep your eggs all in one basket just in case one source dips, and you lose a large chunk of your revenue.

Here I’m creating a list of the best Freelance writing websites, which will help you to keep you busy with new writing jobs.

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Whether you are just beginning or well into your freelance writing career, the quest for more work is always welcome. Here are eight websites you can use to begin your freelance writing career online.

These websites are a mix of marketplaces and websites where you can find people willing to buy your articles.

Take a look through and find a couple that works best for you. Let me know what you think or which ones you use already.

Before, we move ahead I suggest you read the following posts for better Freelancing career:

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Though, Before you use any of these sites, I suggest using Google recent search and look for writing jobs. This will help you to directly reach the people who are looking for blog writers or copywriters, and you will save enough money.

Make sure, you click on more search tools > and use posted in the last seven days(Google search).

Moving on to freelance websites for finding writing work:

1. Fiverr

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Fiverr is a popular micro jobs website, and getting started here is free. On this platform, you can create your profile, and list your offerings for writing jobs. 

Since a lot of users scout this website to hire hidden gems, you might be lucky like many others to find a decent writing gig here. The best part, you can use your Fiverr profile as your personal link for others to hire you. The platform takes care of all the headaches of getting paid, and you have an option to change your writing price at any time. 

A good idea is to set up your profile, and simply get a notification when someone is interested in offering you a writing job. I highly recommend you check out the profile of other high paying writers on this platform, to understand what works, and how you can make your profile look outstanding.

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2. Outsourcely:

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This is another active platform for writers to get writing gigs. This platform connects businesses with freelancers, and have a decent pool of writers.

There are a ton of existing remote working writing gigs available on the platform, you can instantly apply for them. Make sure to spend a little time making your profile stand out.

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3. ProBlogger Job Board

Problogger charges $50 from a client to post a job on their board, so you can be sure that the clients who post here will definitely hire someone. While

While UPwork clients generally post jobs and never look back, Problogger clients need high-quality writing and are looking for serious writers. I once landed a job on Problogger and was able to earn about $3,500 per month from it. The job lasted for 6 months, so make sure you apply only if you’re a serious writer who can write daily for several months.

4. Freelancer

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Freelancer (previously GetAFreelancer) is a freelance job board that offers over 100 different available types of jobs for freelancers. IT, writing, programming, design and so much more – if you have the skill for it, Freelancer can help you find a client. Freelancer is great for writers to get started by providing massive jobs – some require over 500+ articles to be written!

5. Constant-Content

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Constant-Content is one of the premiere article marketplaces for serious freelance writers to make money online. Because Constant-Content is so mature, writers can demand top dollar for their articles (charging upward of $100+ each article!). Constant-Content has a strict editorial process but, the large marketplace and demand for writing make this marketplace one of the best.

6. UPWork

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UPWork is another main contender for major freelance job boards. Much like Freelancer, UPWork offers a wide variety of jobs that can easily be accomplished online. Although the pay isn’t always the best, the sheer amount of jobs available will always give you something to do.

7. Craigslist

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Although highly overlooked, Craiglist is still one of the easiest to find freelancing writing jobs. Craigslist’s main appeal to network people within the local area but you’re not restricted to just your city – take a look around and see what you can find; thousands of companies and individuals post jobs for writing for blogs, articles, and websites.

Here are a few more websites:

  1. TextBroker
  2. iWriter
  3. CopyPress
  4. Crowdcontent

Final thoughts and suggestions

Within this post, you’ve been presented with four different places to find freelance writing gigs online.  It’s best to start with one and work your way up. Enter one marketplace and you’ll be able to expand into others – giving you a commanding voice when selling and promoting your articles for online income.

Make sure you complete your profile and add your portfolio on these sites, which will make you look like a professional and an expert. Do you know more such freelance writing sites, which will help a freelance to get writing jobs online? Do share which all websites do you use to find freelance writing work?

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55 thoughts on “7 Websites To Find Paid Freelance Writing Remote Work: [Updated]”

  1. Lem Enrile

    Craigslist was the website where I got my first freelance writing gig. The pay was not that much, but I was able to move forward. Today, I get well-paying clients.

    1. abhishek singh

      hey enrile , even i want to get started with writing , and i’m taking it pretty seriously, do get me informed with more information regarding online websites , and also about the writing style you choose.

    2. Max

      Hi enrile,
      Greeting for the day.
      just had a quick look on your above comment.
      I have been in the field of writing emails to our client for expediting work for last 2 years.
      Being new to this field,It will be great help to me if you could advise me as to how to proceed and where i can get the jobs related to email writing.

  2. Victor Onokpasah

    A well written article this are good for those new freelance writers who are overwhelmed and wondering were they can start earning paid gigs. I myself am new to freelance writing but not new to the internet informations like this will certainly help us the newbies.

  3. Sonya Elizabeth

    I checked out Freelancer but it looks like you have to pay to be on the site?

    1. Akintubi Ayodeji

      No. You only pay when you have accepted an offer by a client.

  4. Cristina Rogers

    Great list Murlu! Thank you so much for taking the time to research and put together websites list. I imagine there are many writers out there especially new one that would like to use their writing skills to make extra money online.Apart from above, website like Text-Writers going to prove helpful for professional as well as emerging writers and businesses in coming years.

  5. Surya

    Hey thanks bro.. for such an informative post, I was just aware of free lancer & elancer till now but I am surprised to see such a big list. I was always a bit hesitant to take up content writing jobs as it is difficult to work on them managing my job.
    I will give it a try this time.. If you have any tips for becoming a better free lance writer, do share them they’ll be very very…. helpful for newbies like me.

  6. SAHIL

    Hi Harsh Aggarwal,

    A lot of successful online businesses find themselves in the position where their business is so successful they no longer have time to write as much as they used to and if you can adjust your writing style this is a great starting gig.

    The other reason you should consider this is it gives you the opportunity to find out more about how online businesses operate. This knowledge will help you cater your writing to offer more diverse services than just writing per se.


    So informative. Thank you for that. The sharing has enabled me confirm that using Freelance.com is a great risk. I worked for a client in Freelance and instead of paying about $1500, she paid $35 and the company did not help me. Am currently with Elance and if a similar thing happens to me again, I have a huge list of alternatives gathered from the sharing.

  8. Mariya

    Awesome list. Thanks Murlu for sharing great list of freelancing sites. I have used already Freelance and Elance. But I think it would be nice to try the other sites in your list. Keep sharing such important post.

  9. Basil Ita

    Am currently using fiverr and its ok for starters since the pay is peanuts!

  10. Ash

    I would stay away from freelancer. Elance and Odesk are fine. How did the other networks work for the community here?

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      I think oDesk works just fine. Though it work more for development or other virtual assistant work, but so far I hired few writers from oDesk in the past, and it worked.

    2. Tamil Arasan

      Elance and odesk are now upwork. Previously odesk has been changed as Upwork and recently Elance has been stopped completely. Freelancers and clients on Upwork can now access their account using same credentials. Upwork is awesome and has more features for both freelancers and clients.

    3. Patricia

      I submitted an application to Upwork, modified my profile several times to provide a more marketable profile, reviewed their sample profile, all to no avail. My application was rejected. Any tips for making a profile more marketable would be greatly appreciated. Apparently my skills and experience are not what potential employers are looking for, perhaps there has been a flood of freelancers recently?

  11. Steph

    Awesome list, I’ve used oDesk already and Craiglist, but I think it would be nice to try the others in your list. Thanks again for sharing. πŸ™‚

  12. Rose

    I started out with odesk and gained all the experiences I need to hone me into a veteran in the freelance world. I have been in this for 4 yrs. now and lately I had a client with staff.com. It’s interesting to find a full time career like what I found in staff.com eespecially now that I don’t wanna be hopping from one site to another.

  13. piyush

    Informative post. I’ve written guest-posts but never given a thought about freelancing. You’ve provided enough options to start exploring about it

    1. Gowardhan Doddi

      Lately I am trying to build a freelance writers community at my website theguestwriters.com , where we are writing freelance help, tips and also feature profiles of freelance writers. we want to give webmasters genuine content writers and content writers good pay

  14. Rinse John

    Tried Elance, FreeLancer, Odesk, Guru.
    One of the successful one’s for me was Odesk!

    1. Murlu

      Looking to be that oDesk is taking the cake – quite a few comments praising it overall πŸ™‚

  15. Suresh

    You forgot Guru.com it is a great website.

    1. Murlu

      Ah yes, Guru!

      I was thinking about going on and on but if I did the list would be in the hundreds haha.

      Thanks for bringing Guru up; definitely worth taking a look at.

  16. Anup@Hack Tutors

    Recently I joined freelancer.com But I am not clear about it. Can you tell me in details about that site?

    1. Murlu

      In essence, people will publish a job in which you would later bid to win. They will tell you what the job details, how long and so forth.

      My best advice is to write toward the client. Most people just add in a canned response to everybody’s listing but when you can talk to them directly it shows you’re actually interested and not just sending out mass applications.

      After the job is complete, the money is held in escrow and processed. Freelance does take a small cut but for finding additional jobs which you may not have before I think it’s worth it.

  17. Pawel @ Self Employed Cafe

    Great list Murray. I think it’s worth noting though that some of these sites accept writers from the US only. Or maybe this has changes recently?

    I know I had problems few times being from Europe to get onto some of the sites for that reason.

    1. Murlu

      There are some restrictions for writers overseas but it seems many of them have become relaxed in recent years.

      I think the main issue was with payment. Most love Paypal and since it generally isn’t accepted in some countries it’s posed a problem in the past.

      1. i am completely new in this area. r these jobs completely online? r the payments made to the account given by the writer? can one stay any where in the world and payment made to account in india ? pls advise a newbee

  18. vijay

    Hey this is a awesome list and i think if we write articles for these peoples surely we will get huge amount of traffic,Thanks to the author…

    1. Murlu

      You could even use it as a case study!

      Keep in contact for who you write, get traffic details and when you move on to the next client you could hand them over the results of some of your work. That would allow you to up your rates πŸ™‚

  19. Basant | Techno-Pulse

    Informative post. I’ve written guest-posts but never given a thought about freelancing. You’ve provided enough options to start exploring about it πŸ™‚

    1. Murlu

      It’s definitely worth giving it a shot.

      You can learn plenty of skills you can later use for guest posting and use what you know now to gain a few jobs.

      What it all comes down to is networking.

      Much like guest posting on other blogs you just have to open the opportunity and keep up with it. If you do this for clients you can find long term work πŸ™‚

  20. Alamin

    Thanks nice post. Actually there are lots of people out there who got naturally writing skill but they don’t like to make money but they don’t like to make a blog. So sometimes many of them can’t make money just because they don’t know where to start. So this post will surely help them

    1. Murlu

      Right on Alamin,

      Many can be a little hesitant to start writing their own blog but these can be really great to get the idea of what writing on the web entails.

      I would say overall it would be better to try some of these out like Squidoo when you’re first getting started that way if you don’t like it your work can still stay online as opposed to having your blog die and domain expire, ya know?

    2. Kamal Hasa

      Digitalpoint is also a great place to write and sell articles πŸ˜‰

      1. Murlu

        Kamal, that also brings up another great opportunity using DigitalPoint (and WarriorForum if you use that as well).

        You could always create and offer a service for other members or create packages for people to purchase.

        Packages work well because people don’t have to wait for articles to be written and you can easily make a larger sale instead of doing them one at a time.

        Thanks for adding in.

        1. Pankaj Mondal

          Murlu, Sounds good. but how do you actually create a package on WF? thanks

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