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Writing Job Sites You Don’t Want To Miss

It can be hard to find writing jobs, especially from sites you can trust. An important rule is not to pay for a list of companies that will “surely” hire you once you hand over your money. That’s a pretty good rule for any kind of freelancer or contractor, and it seems to be an ongoing scam targeting this type of job seeker. The old adage applies: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

If you’ve searched on Craigslist lately, you’ve probably seen their caution about different scams focused on getting a writer’s information or payment in exchange for a promised job, listing, training, or similar information. It’s wise to distrust sites that want your personal information or a fee in exchange for information.

You can find plenty of no-cost, online sources for legitimate writing jobs. Here are some places you may not have heard about, but they are good places to search for writing jobs.

For book reviewers: MyShelf.com is accepting applications for book and ebook reviewers. Professional reviews are required. Reviewer receives complementary books in exchange for reviews. Reviewers outside of the U.S. are given e-books to review. While it’s not paying job, the complementary books will keep your bookworm-self happy PLUS it’s a great addition or starting position into writing. From my experience, my position at MyShelf.com birthed many opportunities.

For writing resources: become a member of SquidLog.net, a free social networking and blogging community for Squidoo lensmasters. You can learn more about writing on Squidoo, plus search updated, writing jobs listed on SquidLog’s home page.

For Freelance Writers, join the fr^e network, Freelance Writing Organization International, which lists thousands of writing jobs, updates on writers’ resources, hosting writers’ portfolios, and so much more.

For a more detailed search of writing jobs, try Indeed, a search engine for jobs. Users can search thousands of job listings, newspapers, company sites, job boards, and associations.

You may find the right fit on one of these writing sites. If you know about a legitimate, writing job site, please send me a note. I love to share resources with my fellow writers.

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23 Responses to “Writing Job Sites You Don’t Want To Miss”

  1. Hey Jennifer, looks like a beneficial resource you’ve put together for people looking for writing jobs!

    I will share this on my FB profile for my friends to see, just in case anyone is looking for a writing job.

    Met you through TSA, so great to connect :-)

    Thanks
    Gavin Mountford

  2. Jennifer this was great information for anyone who has a desire to be a writer. I will share this with people I know who are interested in writing. Thanks

    Lori

  3. Jen says:

    Hi Gavin,
    Thanks for stopping by and passing along this information. I tried to pick a few that aren’t on the standard ‘writing jobs’ lists.
    I’m looking forward to our connection through TSA. You’ve been a great resource.
    Best,
    Jennifer

  4. Jen says:

    Hi Lori,
    Thanks for stopping by and sharing this information with your friends. Hopefully, writers will enjoy a list of not-the-typical writing job sites.
    Best,
    Jennifer

  5. Hi Jen,

    What a great resource for writers! Thanks for sharing. I’ll put it on my facebook page and shere. Have a great weekend!

  6. Jen says:

    Hi Debbie,

    Thanks for your kind comments and sharing this post with your friends. I hope they find it useful too!

    Best,
    Jennifer

  7. Glyna Humm says:

    Jen – Great tips here and resources for writers. I have a really good friend that is a writer that I can pass this on to. Thanks!

  8. Angel Taylor says:

    This is a great resource for those looking for writing jobs. I’ve got a friend who has been looking into doing just that, so she will definitely be getting referred to this post!

    Thanks Jennifer :)

    ~Angel

  9. karin says:

    Jennifer, I am not a writer by any stretch. I struggle to get my own blog posts out on time. But I always love reading your content about writing. It somehow inspires me to write more. This post is another great example.

  10. Jen says:

    Hi Glyna,

    Thanks for your visit and sharing these writing job sites with your writer friend. Hopefully, your friend will find them useful.

    Best,
    Jennifer

  11. Jen says:

    Hi Angel,
    Thanks for visiting and referring the writing job sites post with your friend. Hopefully, the list will be helpful.
    Best,
    Jennifer

  12. Jen says:

    Hi Karin,

    You have amazing posts because they clearly explain topics (and terminology) that confuses most people. I appreciate your kind words; it’s wonderful to hear my writing inspires you to write more. We have a mutual admiration – we’ll keep plugging away and encouraging each other.

    Best,
    Jennifer

  13. Clint White says:

    Really GREAT resources!!

  14. Great resources here,Jennifer. I will be sure and share this with my friends.
    Beverly

  15. Thank you- this is the kind of information I can’t wait to share with my Tweeps and FB friends. As an artist, I also have a lot of writer friends. I’d love to be a patron of the arts one day, sponsoring the creative people I know to simply follow their passion, and in the meanwhile I’m so happy to be able to share information like this that helps us get there.

  16. Jen says:

    Hi Katana,

    That’s wonderful to hear about your creativity. I bet we have even more mutual FB friends since I have many artist and writer friends too. I’m always happy to hear of others who are following their passions. Thanks for sharing this post with your friends.

    Best,
    Jennifer

  17. Jen says:

    Thanks, Clint! I’m glad to hear that the sites will be helpful. They’re not on the ‘typical’ writer sites, but definitely worth checking out. Thanks for your comments!

    Jennifer

  18. Great information. Thanks so much for putting this together. Hey, as far as your being addicted to social media, I think there is an app. for that. No worries.

  19. Hi Nicole,

    Oh, that’s a relief to know about the app. lol. Now, if I added that, I’d never get to know great people like you! I love your comment, and I’m looking forward to knowing you better through our social connections (obviously, there’s no hope for my social networking addiction).

    Jennifer

  20. Yorinda says:

    Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing those sites.

    It is good to know there is those out there were you don’t have to pay first

    Love and light
    from
    Yorinda

  21. Hi Yorinda,

    Glad to hear you found it useful. You’re right — always good to know about those sites that don’t require some upfront payment.

  22. Julia Robert says:

    Thanks for sharing this nice post. There are so many online job sites available over the web but first you have to know how to choose right job site which have quality of job campaigns and ability to provide the best candidates with a minimum effort.
    Julia Robert recently posted..How to Choose a right Job site

  23. Thank you, Julia. It is important to choose the right website.

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