This article supposed to be the continuation of my article “50+ High Paying Gigs for Freelance Writers.“ In fact, its original title is “More 50+ High Paying Gigs.” The problem is finding these gigs and quite challenging especially my aim is to assure the veracity of those gigs. I have previously considered listing more gigs one by one, but I think sharing my newly found sources of gigs would be more interesting than writing those gigs individually. (“cash from laptop” image credits to scottchan of Free Digital Photos)
So I decided to share my sources of various writing opportunities where you can find 1000+ gigs. But I must warn you. Checking these sources might result to information overload because you will discover so many writing opportunities. You might be confused on which one to choose.
One of the techniques to overcome information overload is to choose only that are interesting for you. (I will discuss addressing information overload perhaps in a separate article). Another is you must be ready to receive so much information when checking each source. At least you are prepared.
I will not talk about something about elance, freelancer.com, odesk and the likes of them since I am not sharing sources of content mills but sources of high paying gigs.
Oh and another, since my article “50+ High Paying Gigs for Freelance Writers” earn a lot of criticisms, I want to make some clarifications first. The target audience of this article are those writers who write for content mills or writers who earn lower than 1000 dollars a month. If you think that the title of my article is a “lie” then I believe that you are a freelance writer who earns around $2000 dollars or higher. Then this article is not for you.
So here it goes.
1. Bamidele Onibalusi’s “45 More Websites that Pay You to Contribute, Instantly“ and his 30+ Websites that Pay Writers Instantly
Onibalusi is one of the freelance writers I know who earns around $5000 monthly from freelance writing. Because of the testimonials he gained from the top bloggers like Zac Johnson and the kind of articles he shares for freelance writers, there is no doubt that he is a very good writer and can potentially earn figures like that.
These articles are only two valuable posts intended for freelance writers like us, especially for the newbies who struggle to make a decent income online. If you want to pursue freelance writing seriously but does not have the budget to buy expensive ebooks and freelance writing memberships, check out the site of Onibalusi. Signing up to his newsletter is a must because he might send more sources of writing gig opportunities as well as more tips about making money writing.
2. Sophie Lizard’s “The Ultimate List of Better Paid Blogging Gigs”
You need to sign up to Sophie’s Newsletter if you want to get 45+ Better Paid Blogging gigs. Apart from the gigs, Sophie also shares that right technique on how to approach each of them about submitting a post.
Although the articles are not updated, they are still worth checking.
Like Sophie’s ebook, you need to sign up for their newsletter to get this ebook
They have some a dollar per word list. Worth checking out
If you want to receive information about the latest writing gigs everyday, then you should “Like” their page. Checking this page made me suffer from information overload and fortunately, I learn to overcome it. Receiving at least 3 writing opportunities for you every day would mean 1000 gigs sent to you every year.
Freelancewriting.com helps freelance writers to succeed since 1997. Their site offers not only tips in freelance writing but also Writer’s Guidelines Database where you can find hundreds of magazines, journals and websites that pay for articles, Freelance Writing jobs Section and the Paid Articles Section. Subscribe to their Morning Coffee Newsletter offers Updated (paid) freelance writing jobs from the last six days, every Tuesday.
These job boards are like classified ads for freelance writers, bloggers and journalists.
More To come…
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I presented this list so that you can have different options and but I am not encouraging you to attract so many clients since this may cause you exhaustion and stress. Remember, you only need a few reliable high paying clients for you to earn $5000 every month from freelance writing.
Most importantly, you must learn how to build your portfolio and develop needed skills (e.g. copywriting, proofreading, blogging, copy editing, writing query letters or online marketing) to make yourself more valuable in the eyes of your future high-paying clients.
Visit Onibalusi’s website and Carol Tice’s blog if you are really serious in making money in writing.
If you know any good sources of freelance writing gigs, please share it below the comment section. Have you tried any of these sources? Share your experience with us