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Best Webpages for Writers

Updated on February 4, 2017

Some of the Best Websites for Writers

There’s no question that millions of people have discovered the benefits of professional freelancing, whether you’re seeking more professional developmental opportunities, looking for another way to pay the bills, or just love the freedom that freelancing offers. As trends like the digital nomad lifestyle grow in popularity, the number of freelance resources out there has increased as well.

There are plenty of ways for striking out on your own, but as a freelancer, getting higher-paying sites isn’t just a matter of signing up on most popular platforms but you’ll have to branch out, establish a great portfolio of past work and maybe even prove yourself through tests that showcase your skills. Whether you’re a copywriter, editor, creative writer or anything in between, these sites offer the well-paying, reputable freelance writing jobs you really want. Here is a list of the best sites to find tasks as a writer.

1. Writer's Digest

Writer's Digest is is website with articles, blogs, and tutorials about how to brainstorm, write, edit, and publish your work. It also has forums, weekly writing prompts, conferences, and contests to help you improve your writing skills and connect with others. They also have their own magazine that you can subscribe to, but you will have to pay for it. A better option may be to sign up for their newsletter, which is free.

2. Story Wonk Story Generator

Story Wonk's story generator can give you ideas for your next short story or novel. It gives you a one sentence writing prompt that you can use as the plot in your story. If you don't like the idea, just hit F5 to refresh the page and get a new one sentence writing prompt.

3. Author's Guild

If you are an author, an emerging author, or a writing student, you might want to consider joining The Author's Guild. They offer legal services, help building your website, and articles on writing. There is also a members profile that you can choose to be included in and a free newsletter. There are events and seminars that you can attend and lots of online resources.

4. The Alliance of Independent Authors (Alli)

The Alliance of Independent Authors, more commonly known as ALLi, is an association for self published authors, potential authors that want to self publish, and people providing services for authors. The website has articles on writing, editing, book design, distribution, marketing, contracts, and money management. Membership to this site comes with a digital copy of a series of five guidebooks. There is also an opportunity for members to showcase their work.

5. Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

The Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators, or SCBWI, is one of the largest writing guilds, with over 22,000 members. The SCBWI is a highly recommended guild for children's book writers, prospective writers, and illustrators, that gives writing tips, links to awards and grants, a gallery to display your illustrations, events that you can attend, and links to other resources that are of interest to children's writers.

6. Writer's Guild of America

The Writer's Guild of America is for film, television, radio, and news media writers and has over 20,000 members. If this is your specialty, you might benefit from joining this guild. It will help you connect with like minded writers in the film, television, radio, or news media field, so you will be more likely to improve your skills, keep up with writing news, and maybe even find work.

There is the Writer's Guild of America, West, and the Writers Guild of America, East.

7. The Write Life

The Write Life is a writing blog with various articles that are of interest to writers, such as how to get published, how to find freelance work, tips for writing your novel, and groups you can join. It has five categories of articles: freelancing, marketing, blogging, publishing, and craft. It also offers a free newsletter and a few books for sale.

8. LinkedIn Pro-Finder

LinkedIn ProFinder is a new service that leverages the LinkedIn network to help individuals and small businesses find independent and freelance professionals for project-based work in a variety of service areas such as translation, editing, copywriting, content strategy, blogging, technical writing, and ghostwriting. As a freelance professional, you can apply to be a pro on the platform here.

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9. Freelancer

Unlike most other platforms, in addition to offering millions of projects, Freelancer allows you to compete with other freelancers in contests to prove your skills. If you’re competitive and confident in your expertise, it’s a great way to showcase your abilities and attract more clients.

10. ContentMart

For outsourcing writing work or finding jobs, Contentmart is a good place. You will need to register to view more details and bid on jobs. The Contentmart community is very mature and bridges the gap between clients and those seeking online pay

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11. UpWork

With over 1.5 million clients UpWork (previously oDesk) offers something for every type of freelancer. It accommodates both short- and long-term projects, hourly or per-project work and expert-level and entry-level engagements. Regardless of where you are in your career, up work is likely to have something for you.

12. Constant-Content

Constant-Content is one of the premiere article marketplaces for serious freelance writers to make money online. Because Constant-Content is so mature, writers can demand top dollar for their articles (charging upward of $100+ each article!). Constant-Content has a strict editorial process but, the large marketplace and demand for writing makes this marketplace one of the best.

13. Freelance Writing Gigs

Whether you’re a writer, editor, blogger, publisher or any combination of those, Freelance Writing Gigs is a great option for freelancers who have a way with words.

Do You Know Any Other Great Websites for Writers?

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      John Hansen 6 months ago from Queensland Australia

      This is very helpful information. I will check most of these out.