I'm a content writer & looking for new projects - any suggestions on where would be best to search?

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Hello Warriors!

I'm posting this in the Beginner's Forum, because even though I've belonged for a couple of years - I wasn't 100% sure where to post my question. I enjoy coming to this forum and have purchased several WSO's but have not posted that often, usually have read posts.

I am a web writer, have been doing so for awhile actually. I'm looking for new projects and would welcome some advice about where to search for gigs. eLance used to be a great place to find gigs, that is one was I would search.

I welcome any suggestions or input. If I have posted this in the wrong section, I apologize.

Thank you for your time & help!

Best,
Abigail
#content #projects #search #suggestions #writer
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  • You can try posting in our marketplace here: https://www.warriorforum.com/warriors-hire

    You may want to start out by giving away some free review copies and see if any reviews you get can be used as testimonials. That will build your credibility and help you sell more.

    Mark
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    Originally Posted by Abigail Beal View Post

    Hello Warriors!

    I'm posting this in the Beginner's Forum, because even though I've belonged for a couple of years - I wasn't 100% sure where to post my question. I enjoy coming to this forum and have purchased several WSO's but have not posted that often, usually have read posts.

    I am a web writer, have been doing so for awhile actually. I'm looking for new projects and would welcome some advice about where to search for gigs. eLance used to be a great place to find gigs, that is one was I would search.

    I welcome any suggestions or input. If I have posted this in the wrong section, I apologize.

    Thank you for your time & help!

    Best,
    Abigail

    There's some blogging jobs on indeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author ctrlaltdelete
    Aside from the Marketplace and Indeed, try out Craigslist too. I hear that they're taking steps to get rid of scammers (ex. you have to pay to post job ads), so you'll have a better time finding legit work.

    You can also sign up on local job sites too. For example, the US has the USNLX, the Filipinos have Onlinejobsph, and the Indians of Naukri.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    You can offer your services on Fiverr and Fourerr
    Be sure to create a portfolio and also get 5 star ratings and reviews.
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  • Profile picture of the author dilipcybex
    Fiverr, Upwork, freelancer. Competion is very high though. You will have to retain customers for best results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    Here's a good place to start: https://problogger.com/jobs/

    Also, don't overlook local markets. Most cities now have Facebook groups that allow businesses to post at least once a week. Read the rules first. Many local businesses have websites that are needing content and updating.

    Alice Seba and Ron Douglas run this site which I've found helpful:

    https://www.elitewriterslab.com/

    Not an affiliate link.

    Facebook pages and ads are also good.

    Rose (a fellow east coast writer)
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  • you can find some new projects on upwork and fiverr .
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Differentiate yourself, niche down, and go after companies in that niche. Stop chasing Want Ads and job boards. You're keeping yourself poor and dependent on the public projects teat. There are tons of projects that are never advertised, and worth a hell of a lot more.

    Your question has been asked and answered many times in the Copywriting subforum right here on the Warrior Forum. Some people don't even notice those subforums, though, so I wouldn't blame you if you missed them.

    When you niche down, you kill competition. Instead of chasing jobs for peanuts along with a horde of other writers, you are often the only candidate. Of course, it takes a little guts because you have to contact these firms. But it's not scary and it's not even difficult.

    Here's one of my own responses

    and I also recommend The Well-Fed Wriiter (you can get it on Amazon.) Everything you need to know is in that book. Some may whine times have changed, it's not as easy etc. etc....well, those people haven't differentiated themseves and don't know who their ideal customer is.

    I get messaged and referred to help companies with their content marketing strategies, and they're just fine on the "we're prepared to invest" front. Like a $200 million IT firm. These companies want a strategy and they want it taken care of. But if you look and act like a clown or small fry, you'll never even see them.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    The Pro Blogger job board is excellent for finding work but I suggest running a well-stocked Wordpress dot org blog and building your friend network. Then you won't need to find or look for projects. Projects will come to you, via your inbox. Takes time and patience to do this right but being The Hunted - not The Hunter - is so worth it in the long run.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    If you're willing to settle for peanuts, and prepared to compete for those crumbs, keep running the job boards. Or check out the various content mills. You should have no trouble getting $1-$3 for 500 words.

    Or follow the advice Jason gave you, and find your own clients. If you can find a handful of recurring clients and get them on retainer, you have steady income. You also set yourself up for referrals where you may not be competing with anybody, especially if you can establish yourself as knowledgeable in a specific niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bryan
    Give Guru.com a try. There are quality writers there have fairly high rates and they seem to be getting the work. It's bee awhile since I've outsource there but it's probably on of the better places, and good for you since you'd be able to get fair pay compared to other freelance sites.
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