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Looking For Well-Paid Freelance Writing Jobs: 4 Unexpected Suggestions

When you choose a career in freelance writing, one of the most important things you will be looking for is jobs that pay enough that you can cover your bills and make and make a profit. No one goes into the business to become the "starving" artsy type. While there are occasions when you may write for free, for example, if you are able to get a guest spot on a popular blog, usually your time is worth money. Here are four places that you are going to want to look for these well-paid freelance jobs that you may never have considered:

  • Newspaper: One of the best ways to break into the writing market is by going to talk to the editor of your local newspaper. They almost never advertise for positions but often they are looking for new writers with a fresh viewpoint. With all the various sections that a newspaper has, it may be possible for you to become a regular column contributor once you have proven yourself.

  • Blog: Some of the best known bloggers on the web earn a fantastic living with their daily conversation updates. There are numerous blogs who accept guest posts, and many actively advertise for contributors. Blogging is also a great way to get your name out there. If you have the time and inclination you can also choose to start your own blog. Although it won't make money overnight, with a lot of planning and hard work there is the potential for a decent payoff.

  • Local TV: Another unexplored area for many writers is the local TV station. On-air personalities read their newscasts from a tele-prompter - which is written for them by writers. It is worth the time to get your name to them with some writing samples, and you may be rewarded with a permanent copywriter's job.

  • Staff recruitment agencies: There are agencies all over the world that exist specifically to find employers for various industries. Many big name companies rely on these agencies to get them freelance writers who take care of their press releases, copy for packaging, information packets, website content, and a variety of other tasks that are handled by writers either remotely or in-house. Apply to as many of these as you can find and they keep your resume on file. When they have an employer looking for your skills they put you directly in touch with the person who is doing the hiring!


  • If you intend to become a good writer, this blog will surely help you out!

    August 28, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

  • Very helpful for starters in a freelancing, but also good for advanced writers!

    September 5, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

  • Great tips from professionals! Good to see so many updates!

    November 19, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

  • Great ideas using which you'll never get down! Very useful for writers to get their skills prepared to freelance career.

    December 15, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

Expand Your Job Search and Add More Sources to Your List of Freelance Writing Resources

Keep your source list updated and continue expanding your search options. Sometimes writers are not able to land good writing jobs because they don’t expand where they look. In many cases good jobs are not advertised. You need know where to look and who to get in touch with when it comes to reputable sources with writing job leads. Great writers will know where to go to get work. This means your resource list should be diverse with leads in different niches. You should have an idea of which niches and writing jobs are in demand and those that offer lucrative earnings on a regular basis.