Note: Elance got rid of a lot of hassle that comes with freelancing. You can create a profile without having to jump around. The site also offers payment protection to make sure you will always get compensated for the hours you have worked. But now Elance has joined Upwork so you can also enjoy the benefits of Elance and oDesk by visiting Upwork instead.
This is another great platform. Peopleperhour is solely focused on getting your offers out there. It does not focus specifically on writing though. It is perfect for everything – whether you are a web developer, SEO specialist, writer, designer, and so forth. Peopleperhour is totally worth checking out. I have had some luck with this site. Not as much as Upwork though.
4. Freelance Writing Gigs
With Freelance Writing Gigs website, it does not matter if you are a writer, blogger, publisher, editor, or all of the above. This website will be able to provide you with great options to find gigs – for anyone who has a pension for playing with words.
5. Demand Media
Demand Media is a platform for creative types, including writers, filmmakers, producers, photographers and more. You work with the site to create unique content, engage audiences and promote your talents.
This platform accommodates some of the usual suspects of the freelancing world (writers, editors, coders, and so forth). It also features other freelance marketers as well. iFreelance lets you keep 100 percent of your earnings. That is even better when it comes down to people like us. Who does not want to keep all the earnings? We do not mind pitching in to the websites, that help us find jobs, from time to time.
I have not explored much with Toptal. I have landed a couple of gigs from this site. The platform offers a different approach. It is more for freelancers who are more seasoned, talented and confident in what they do. The screening process is tough. Passing it will give you access to awesome projects with fantastic clients like Zendesk, Airbnb, JPMorgan, and so forth). You can also join the community events as well.
8. Online Writing Jobs
OWJ has been in business since 2006. Writers are hired and assigned projects based on their knowledge and expertise. Payment is made weekly via Paypal or cheque.
9. Today I Found Out
Do you love to research and find out all the interesting things and topics in the world? Do you want to make sure the information is accurate and factual? You might just enjoy Today I Found Out. This site specializes in trivia articles. Definitely feel free to send pitches for consideration.
Like writing about the interesting and unusual? Have a twisted sense of humor when you write? ListVerse pays $100 for 1,500 words article on acceptance. Definitely a good place to try and a great place to practice with pay.
There are other places where you can find freelance writer jobs such as Problogger, Authors Publish, Remotive, Contena, and so forth. However, there are hub websites where they collect job posts for you. So, if you are on the lookout for freelance writing gigs, subscribing to the newsletter would be extremely helpful. You will not have to be the one ‘searching’ all the time.