Are you a beginner looking for freelance content writing jobs online? First of all, let me congratulate you for choosing content writing as your career. In my view, it is an excellent work from home opportunity to earn a regular monthly income with flexible working hours. Additionally, it helps you to learn new things and increase your knowledge in various fields like technology, finance, health etc.
Now, the next question is: How to search and apply for content writing jobs online? For a beginner, I won’t recommend the freelancing job websites like Upwork, odesk etc where there will too much of competition for a newbie. Even if you apply for 10-15 jobs by quoting low rates, it may not help you much. Alternatively, you can try submitting articles in content writing websites like Contentgather but they follow very strict guidelines for approving your work. If you write a couple of low-quality articles, then they will suspend your account and you will not be able to continue your work with them.
So, the best approach for a beginner is to get the projects from individual clients. How can you get in touch with individual clients? Before explaining that, I would like you to keep ready for all the things in the below checklist.
Are you ready with all the items on the above checklist? Good. Then, check out the below 3 places where you can find freelance content writing jobs easily and start applying for the ones based on your skills.
How to search and apply for content writing jobs online?
Check out the below 3 places where you can find job listings related to content writing.
Digital Point is basically an online discussion where members share their knowledge on various topics like SEO, Affiliate marketing, Programming etc. Are you wondering what this website has to do with content writing jobs? 🙂 This website has a separate section called Content Creation which is a marketplace for buying/selling content. Here, you can find many content writing ads under the heading “Buying”. You can also sell your services by creating an ad with title “Selling”. I’m not sure whether you need to pay some fee for posting an ad like that. ( This forum is my favorite pick because I got many projects from this one 🙂 ). To reply to the ads using PM(Private Message), you need to create an account with DigitalPoint which is absolutely free and simple like creating an email account.
You might have heard about Reddit. Whenever you search keywords in Google, you are most likely to find a listing on the first page from Reddit. Even though there are many subreddits on Reddit related to content writing, this one HireaWriter is best for finding content writing jobs. Here, look for the threads starting with [Hiring] and read the job description. If it is relevant, you can send a PM (Private Message) to the sender expressing your interest in the opportunity with the necessary details. For that, you need to create a free account on Reddit. Alternatively, you can also sell your services by creating a post in [Hire Me].
Craigslist is the popular classified directory that is available for almost all popular cities around the world. Locate your country/city from the homepage, click that and browse the following categories to find the job listings.
It is not necessary that you should apply for the ads only in your city as most of the content writing jobs can be done at home irrespective of your location. Don’t respond to ads that are simply marketing their websites. Before applying for the job, double check that the ads are genuine.
Personally, I would suggest any one of the above options for a beginner as there will be less competition compared to traditional job websites like Indeed, Naukri etc. Also, you have the opportunity to directly communicate with the client and build a good rapport to get more projects in future.
Try your luck! All the Best! Happy Writing!