This post will help you with Phase 3 in your Freelance Profile Workbook.
Great for writers, but Contently also has opportunities for a wide range of creatives and freelancers including art directors, cartoonists, audio producers, photographers, researchers, writers, illustrators, and more. The wait can be long here, so set your portfolio up sooner rather than later.
Not dedicated to freelancing, but you can find a lot of gigs just by using “freelance” as a keyword.
Another site for writers. Ebyline requires approval though, so you could be waiting a while. I got my first big client here though, so it’s worth a shot.
Much maligned for its low-paying nature and e-commerce slant on selling freelance work, some freelancers have found it useful for testing new services and their Fiverr Pro platform shows some potential for connecting with companies who are willing to pay quite a bit more for work. Since it can be used in more of a set-it-and-forget-it mode, it’s worth considering keeping a listing here in case you catch the eye of clients who are out shopping for work.
This site is good if you’re in tech in any way, but it’s especially strong for programmers.
Once accepted, you’ll get the opportunity to have work sent straight to your inbox. You have to move fast though, since the jobs are first-come-first-serve.
I’ve tried this but have had weird login issues. Looks like it could be a good platform for general bloggers though.
Quite a few big names hire writers here including Lending Tree, Cintas, Paychex, and IBM Mobile. It can take a while to get called to be on a team, so expect a wait (in months) and keep your profile up to date. Pay rates can range between $50 and $250 an article with potential incentives for popularity.
(General): Even with recent rate hikes, it’s still the standard starting place for freelancers. Even if you don’t create a profile here, the search tool can be immensely useful in figuring out where demand is. Here are some tips if you’ve had challenges getting results from the platform in the past.