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As bloggers I know that you love what you do and you’re passionate about your topic but let’s be real — we all want the ability to make some money on the side!
One of my fav ways to make some extra cash is freelance writing. It fits perfectly into my skill set because I’m already technically a professional blogger.
Plus, I love writing so much that I do it for free! Might as well get paid for it too right?
I see tons of bloggers that do sponsored work for brands and make money by reviewing some type of product or service.
What if I told you you could make about the same or even more money from writing without having to have a certain amount of traffic, a certain number of followers on your Twitter or Pinterest account, and you don’t have to bombard your followers with products on a weekly basis?
You can do all of this by freelance writing for clients. What’s even better is that if you can find 2-3 clients that will work with you on a consistent basis, you can set yourself up with consistent income every month!
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Here are 50 sites that pay bloggers to write:
- ProBlogger Job Board – One of my favs! This board consistently has great high-paying gigs.
- BloggingPro Job Board
- FlexJobs – Requires paid membership
- Journalism Jobs – More for professional writers/journalists or for people who have degrees in Journalism and English.
- LinkedIn Jobs
- Morning Coffee Newsletter
- Reddit – Surprisingly Reddit has a /for hire thread and there are freelance writing jobs posted there occassionaly
- Sophie Lizard’s eBook of 75 blogs that pay blogger to write
- Freelance Job Openings
- Online Writing Jobs
- Whisper Jobs
- Dice Job Boards – For technical writers
- All Indie Writers
- Paid to Blog Job Board
- The Client Connection – Carrie from Careful Cents offers client matchmaking services with her mentoring/coaching clients so there is a fee associated with this one!
- The Freelance Writer’s Den Junk Free Job Board – This is Carol Tice’s job board and I believe it is $20 per month
- Simply Hired
- Writers Weekly
- Craigslist – I use SearchTempest to search all Craigslist job boards at once.
- Resume Edge – Become a paid resume writer
- A Fine Parent – Become a paid guest blogger – $100
- A List Apart – Up to $200 for contributions to their blog
- B2B Writing Success
- The Dollar Stretcher
- Freelance Moms
- Make a Living Writing
- Intense Blog
- Metro Parent – Up to $350 for published articles
- Scary Mommy – $100 per blog post
- The Work Online Blog – $50 per blog post
- Wise Bread – Contact for rates
- Get a Copywriter
- How Stuff Works
- Love to Know
- Online Writing Jobs
- Plum Deluxe – $30 per blog post
- Writers Needed
- Funds for Writers
- Job for Writer
- Doctor of Credit
- Brazen Blog
- Write Naked
- Intentional Living – Travel blog that pays for submissions
What do you think? I’m sure that anyone can find at least a few freelance writing gigs from one of these sites.
The key to success to getting freelancing gigs is consistent marketing and pitching. If you dedicate yourself to emailing prospects every week, you will definitely have a book full of clients after a month or two.
Just like with anything, it just takes consistent work!
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