Working From Home: How To Get The Best Freelance Writing Jobs

So, you have finally decided to join the revolution and want to work from home. Whether, you are looking to make this a part-time hobby or turn it into a full-time career a whole bunch of projects is waiting for you to grab them. The thing that a lot of people struggle with is where to find them. Hopefully, my tips will help.

The first thing that you need to ask yourself is whether you are looking for quality or quantity. At first, while you might just want to test the water; dip your toes in the casual copywriting pool. Once you have tired of churning out articles for a pittance, you will start looking for ways of significantly increasing your income.

So where do you get the best gigs?

It depends on your definition of “best.” For some people, this will mean “highest-paying” while for others it will be about “job-satisfaction.” Whatever your angle, here are some places that you can start:

Online sites

As with everything in life, there are some great sites and some rubbish sites. What works for one person, may not work for another. I would suggest initially registering with three or four of the big ones and I can pretty much guarantee that within 4-6 weeks you will have found a site that you are most comfortable with, in which case you can start focusing your energies on finding the better gigs. If you are looking for quality, avoid the article categories. Focus instead on some of the most specialist categories. The Miscellaneous/other categories can also have some interesting projects. It just all depends on what you are personally looking for.

Word of mouth

This might seem very old school; very yesterday, but don’t under-estimate the power of recommendation. Start putting some feelers out, ask around and see if any of your friends, family or general acquaintances know of any good sources

Student job sites

Rather than concentrating your energies on generic job sites, choose instead to hone on the ones that are dedicated to student work. Many providers know that students are prime candidates for their offerings and will often go out of their way to create roles that are attractive to them.