4 Best Job Boards for Freelancers

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For freelance writers, job boards can be a great 4 best job boards for freelance writersway to nab new opportunities, or a bottomless, time-sharing pit.

On the one hand, where better to look for gigs than where businesses are going to list them? Rather than running around trying to create your own opportunities, you can go to a single source where business are already looking for people with your skills.

On the other hand, job boards also draw a large number of professionals who offer similar services—meaning the competition for each gig listing is stiff.

Because of this, I don’t spend a ton of time applying to gigs on job sites. But I do check in with a few sites I respect and trust every week, and keep an eye out for positions that are an exceptionally good fit for me.

If you’d like to do the same, here are the top four job sites I use:

ProBlogger
ProBlogger is a leading authority on blogging as a craft and as a business. If you’re not reading its blog now, it’s well worth checking out. The job listings are likewise narrowly focused on blogging opportunities, so if that’s a service area you want to grow, this site is for you.

The Write Life
This is another fantastic site for writers—in each week’s newsletter I find absolutely invaluable articles about craft as well as business tactics. The site’s job board is one of the biggest and most diverse I’ve seen for writers.

JournalismJobs.com
More than its name implies, JournalismJobs.com lets you find all kinds of news reporting jobs, as well as other writing positions in related industries such as marketing and public relations. Sifting through the listings is made easier with filters for both industry and job type.

LinkedIn
It’s not exactly a job board, but it’s easy to search through the public job listings for any company on LinkedIn using the search function, and many companies list gigs here that you won’t find anywhere else.

Increasing Your Odds

Make no mistake, job boards can be a very useful resource, but they can also take your time and attention away from other important freelance activities. If you’re going to invest significant time applying to gigs on job boards, I recommend reviewing the information in this awesome post very carefully first to up your odds.

http://www.freelancefreedomfighter.com/pitching-blueprint-for-job-boards/

I also strongly recommend that you only apply to gig listings that are an exceptional fit. Not only will this reduce your time investment, it will also ensure that you truly stand out agains the competition for the gigs you do go after.


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