Being a freelance blogger/writer gives you the opportunity to get paid for tasks…such as email management, calendar management, post research, social media account management, post scheduling, and following up with clients…from your own home and on your own schedule.
Bloggers and companies hire freelancers because it is much cheaper to pay someone to do a specific task from their home than it would be to hire another employee, set up an office for them, and pay them a salary and benefits.
As a freelance writer, your goal is to help these bloggers and companies get their jobs done. The specific skills or amount of experience you need depends on who is hiring you and what they are hiring you for.
There are plenty of these types of freelancing jobs out there if you know where to search and how to get your foot in the door.
Yet finding clients is the biggest challenge faced by freelancers today, and freelance bloggers are no exception.
Below are some of the best basic ways to begin looking for freelance jobs in the freelance world.
1. Blogging Pro…The BloggingPro Job Board is updated daily with jobs such as fresh freelance writing jobs, paid blogging jobs, and copywriting jobs.
2. Facebook…Facebook has plenty of both small private and big public Facebook groups, such as Facebook for Freelancers and Be a Freelance Blogger Facebook Page, that are frequently updated with freelance blogging and writing job ad links and that give freelance writers and bloggers a place to gather to chat and swap job leads.
Join the biggest communities that are relevant to your niche. Spend time each week visiting any Facebook communities you join.
Take time to set up a good Facebook Page for your blogging business. This will allow you to sepparate work and non-work Facebook contacts…to set up custom tabs that lead visitors straight to your portfolio, blog or “Hire Me” page…to promote your business in a custom header image…to display the image you want your clients to have of you.
3. Freelance Writing Jobs…Freelance Writing Jobs is one of the leading websites for freelance writers to learn, grow, and discuss topics related to freelancing with highly experienced writers from around the world.
4. FlexJobs…FlexJobs has helped job seekers find telecommuting jobs, part-time jobs, and freelance or contract work in various job categories, not only in the US but also around the world, since 2007.
5. Freelance Writers Den…Freelance Writers Den is a paid-membership site that hosts an aggregated list of the best freelance jobs currently available on the Web, as well as a learning and support community that has been around since 2011.
Over 1,200 members experience three live trainings each month and four bootcamps annually, as well as downloadable Webinars and podcasts, resource guides, and contract templates.
The site teaches you how to earn more from your writing and allows you to meet other motivated freelance writers from all over the world.
6. HireMyMom.com…HireMyMom.com helps women professionals seeking to find flexible, legitimate, home-based work…with small businesses seeking to hire talented, virtual team members and freelancers.
7. Indeed Blogger Jobs…Indeed Blogger Jobs is a category of Indeed, the world’s #1 job site. Every month over 200 million unique visitors from over sixty different countries use Indeed to either seek the best talent for every job opening or dej employment.
8. ProBlogger Job Board...ProBlogger Job Board and other online job boards often seem to only be full of time wasters and bargain seekers, but many job boards out there actually do offer valid opportunities. Pro Blogger is a Blogger site with a job board where you can search by keyword or location and find available listings…for jobs such as content managers, editors, proofreaders, and ghostwriters…of various durations, skill sets, and topics.
9. People Per Hour...People Per Hour is another freelance broker site available to help establish yourself as a freelance blogger.
10. Simply Hired…Simply Hired gathers job listings from job boards, newspaper and classified listings, associations, social networks, content sites and company career sites across the Web and posts those job listings on its website, mobile app, social network, and blog.