Are you looking for freelance writing websites for beginners?
I remember when I began my freelance writing journey, I wanted to get paid to write but I didn’t have a journalism degree, nor did I have writing experience.
Nevertheless, I still went on to become a full-time freelance writer and travel the world.
If I can do it, you can too!
In this article, I will share all the places that advertise freelance writing jobs. The best part is, you can apply, even if you are a beginner.
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If you are having trouble knowing how to apply to freelance writing websites and how to come across as more experienced, so you can get paid higher.
I can recommend a super-duper freelance writing course I took, which helped me land 3 new clients in 3 weeks.
I spent ages googling FREE information and googling articles (like you are doing now). I needed to keep my costs down as I wasn’t being paid for my writing just yet.
But I got sick of reading conflicting or confusing information and took the freelance writing course. It taught me how to pitch to new clients and come across as experienced
I also learned how to set up a freelance writing website, where to find jobs, and what to charge.
The Write to $1k course has a 30-day template you just need to follow to get to your first $1k from writing.
If you are ever going to invest in one writing course – please let it be this one. It’s the most useful thing you can do if you want to know how to be a freelance writer with no experience.
There is no way you will finish the 30 days and not win a new client. Her training is THAT good. And I am not making this up, because I took the course myself.
Ok so now you know how to pitch, but where are the freelance writing jobs, especially for beginners?
17 Freelance Writing Websites (For Beginners)
1. Freelance Writing Job Boards
The Freelance Writing job board is a freelance writing website that collects jobs across the internet for you to review in one place.
You can refine your search to only include certain locations or job types.
Blogging Pro advertises blog writing jobs that are perfect for freelance writing beginners. Blog posts are easy to write and can earn you decent money. A lot of my writing income comes from blog writing.
PRO Blogger is great. One of the best freelance writing websites out there. I have found a few jobs through them. you can filter down to the niche you are in and it has a good variety of jobs.
The key is to apply early every morning, but having said that, I have applied and heard back from clients sometimes 2 months later.
All Freelance Writing posts fresh new writing jobs in the last 30 days. I really like how they also advertise the rate you will be paid.
So you can scan the niche and pay and decide which best suits you, to save you time.
Journalism Jobs is a great place to find freelance writing jobs if you want to be a journalist or copywriter.
One of the best freelance writing websites if you are looking got journalism specific jobs.
Media Bistro curates online writing jobs and there is a big range of jobs on there.
For example, I just looked and it is advertising for a sports writer, women’s lifestyle writer, and gossip column writer. Random eh?
Morning Coffee Newsletter is great because you can subscribe for free and writing jobs are sent to your inbox every morning.
I have secured a few jobs using this newsletter.
So above are 7 freelance writing websites that advertise freelance writing jobs for beginners.
But let’s say, you tried applying and received no response or you want to get some experience and you are sick of writing for free?
As a last resort, it might be worth looking into content mills.
Writing content mills don’t pay that well but the level of expertise required won’t be high. Also, if you are writing for free anyway, you might as well get paid and get some experience.
Having said that, make sure you move on to better-paying jobs once you have experience writing for content mills. Don’t get stuck on lower-paid jobs, but instead, use content mills to get some writing experience.
Sometimes content mills will advertise, ‘freelance writing jobs no experience’
Here is a list of freelance writing websites which are content mills you can apply to:
- Writer Access
- Online Writing Jobs
- Writer Bay
- Constant Content
- Great Content
- Hire Writers
- Word Gigs
Most of the time you will need to apply and if they accept you, they send writing jobs you can apply to.
You will initially get paid via PayPal, it’s free to set one up.
What do you charge?
Sometime when you go on freelance writing websites and apply for freelance writing jobs, the client will ask you ‘what is your rate?’
When I was a freelance writing beginner, I didn’t know what to charge, but I took that online writing course and it guided me on what the going rate was.
The writing course recommends at last USD0.10 per word but at the beginning, I think I charged USD0.05 per word and increased it with every new client and as I became more confident.
How do you increase your rate?
- Offer images to accompany your article
Speaking from personal experience, you can increase your rate by mentioning that you can include some free photos to accommodate the article.
You can source FREE images from these websites:
- Offer SEO optimized articles
Also, I recently learned about SEO, Search Engine Optimization.
I read some free articles and bought a book on it and straight away my rate increased when I went on freelance writing websites and said:
‘I can offer SEO optimized articles.’
This just means I can use a free keyword tool (Ubersuggest) to find good keywords and place them in the appropriate places in the article.
If you are looking for a list of best SEO practices to include in your article, get in touch and I will send it to you.
I use it every time I write SEO optimized articles for a client.
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Well there, you go. 17 freelance writing websites for beginners that you can apply to right now!
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