10 Alternative Sites to Upwork, Freelancer.com, Guru.com, etc for Finding Content Writing Jobs
Pretty much all of the sites below provide access to a variety of jobs, but — since this site is dedicated to writing — I made sure that they all make it easy to get freelance writing jobs,
Their tagline says, “Our mission is to allow every professional the freedom to work the way they want,” and I believe it clearly depicts what workother does.
workother aims to connect qualified freelancers with clients that value them; their environment is set up in a way that you can earn up to $50 or more per hour. While they have opportunities for web designers, social media marketers and community managers, they also provide ample opportunity for freelance content writers and strategists, too.
(As you can see from the above screenshot, they won’t allow anything less than $30 per hour from clients)
It sucks being an influencer who keeps struggling to get writing jobs. Perhaps you’ve built a profile for yourself, and then due to some challenge — having to take a maternity leave, attending an urgent casualty that you just needed to attend to, etc — that took you off the freelance writing landscape for a while, you noticed that you can’t find your footing? You don’t have to worry, ClearVoice is for you. They mainly accept influencers or established writers; if your writing has been published/featured on key publications, you should get accepted easily.
Like CloudPeeps, ClearVoice is also set up to help their writers get paid a premium for their work.
With a community of over 45,000 professionals in 60+ countries, Contently is perhaps the biggest platform that connects freelancers to premium clients. Some of the world’s biggest brands use them to source writers. You can sign up to Contently here; once you sign up and fill your profile, they automatically match you to clients when there’s a need for your services.
As the name implies, Contently is designed specifically to help you get content writing jobs; most of the other platforms on this list cater to designers, marketers and other freelancers.
Quietly focuses mainly on linking brands with writers and content marketers. Once you fill up your profile and add samples of your work, Quietly will automatically match you with clients that might need your service when there’s a request for it.
Ebyline positions itself as a platform that connects Fortune 500 companies and small businesses with expert content writers. They focus mainly on established writers, and they currently have around 2,000 freelancers from 72 countries. It’s free to join Ebyline.
Skyword is positioned as a site that helps brands find writers that can tell their story. According to them, you only need to have the skills and they will handle connecting you with people who need your services. There are currently thousands of freelancer writers on Skyword writing for Fortune 1000 brands, and you can join them too.
Zerys is another content marketing platform that connects brands with premium writers. At the time of writing this article, they claim to have over 11,000 businesses using their services. It’s free to use their service, and they automatically notify you when there are jobs that match your profile.
Copify’s platform apparently only allows native-English speakers. Regardless, they advocate premium rates for writers, so they deserve a mention on my list. They currently have about 1,500 freelance writers and are eager to have more. Depending on where you are based, you either sign up for their US site, their UK site or their Australian site.
With over 67,979 writers on their site, Twago is another portal that connects freelance writers with clients. They are majorly in Europe, but their system is set up to benefit you regardless of where you are located in the world.
ASJA (American Society of Journalists and Authors) is a professional association of independent non-fiction writers. They only allow professional writers; if you’ve written in a professional capacity before — content mills don’t count! — then they will be happy to welcome you into their fold. Through their Freelance Writer Search website, they match their members with clients that might need writing services. They charge an annual membership fee.