More Resources: Freelancewritinggigs.com
Arnold offered a hot tip for the job search by mentioning Media Bistro as a good resource. I just applied for a few Media Bistro jobs, and the site also gives you an idea of the major media players in your area.
If you are just starting to shift gears from the academic world to the hamster world, and you want to find out if freelance writing is right for you, also check out freelancewritinggigs.com, which was founded by Deb Ng.
This site releases a list of freelance jobs each weekday, and they are categorized by the type of job so you can find one that suits your skills, whether it be proofreading or tech writing. Deb & Co. sift through the major job boards to find legit freelance opportunities so you don’t get scammed into writing content for free—which is a major hazard of the freelance profession. She even adds little comments if a post seems too good to be true or if it has a big time commitment.
The jobs can be hit-or-miss depending on the day, but freelancewritinggigs.com can save you time so you don’t have to surf through dozens of sites trying to find that one perfect gig.
**This post isn’t intended to be an ad, but if we come across a site that will save you time or get you a new job, then we’re plenty happy to spread the word.