Want to get into working remotely as a writer? Well, the good news is that there’s a lot of work out there. The bad news? It can be hard to find that work and many employers seem to think that you can make a living on $3 an hour.
That means you’re going to need to search for remote work writing jobs and the easiest way to do that is get online and go through all the advertised opportunities out there. We’ve got a list of 38 websites where you can find the remote work writing job of your dreams.
The 38 Best Places To Find Remote Work Writing Jobs
Please note these are not in any particular order. Some of these websites are perfect for generalist writers seeking remote work and others are a bit more specialist. We doubt anyone would find work on all of them but would be shocked if a decent writer couldn’t find work on, at least, some of them.
The Society of Professional Journalists
Note: You need to be a professional journalist to use this site.
Now, we’re going to assume for the sake of argument that many of you are professional journalists and are thus looking for something a little more substantive than an Upwork SEO writing gig.
This is a great place to create a profile that helps confirm your expertise and to find work from entry-level positions all the way to management in journalism. Not all writers are journalists but for those who are The Society of Professional Journalists is a great place to begin.
You’re not going to find a job here every day, but this specialist company contracts blog writing services for high-end startups. That means they’re a content outsourcer, we don’t know whether they’re a content mill or whether their content is better than that.
What we do know is that Audience Ops hires writers occasionally. Check them out, they may be the right fit for you.
Our biggest problem with Working Nomads is that nearly all their “remote work” is US only. Great if you’re an American, not so great if you’re not. We can’t even fathom the logic on this – if you’re hiring remotely and find a better-qualified candidate elsewhere just hire them on a freelance basis.
But hey, what do we know? You can find Working Nomads here and if you’re an American writer of any stripe, you probably should.
Poynter Media Jobs
Poynter Media is one of the world’s most reputable brands in journalism and they have a great job board for writers and those in affiliated professions. You can find business development, design roles, etc. as well as writing work but not very much of it.
Journalists should definitely make Poynter Media a regular check-in when looking for work and everybody else ought to check occasionally.
DoubleDot is an award-winning New Zealand-based tech company that regularly hires remote writers. If you want to get a job with them – you must follow their recruitment process carefully, they’re quite upfront that most applications they get suck.
Check out their latest opportunities here at DoubleDot Media.
It’s worth noting that while they do feature remote work opportunities on Journalism Jobs, we think as writers their freelance opportunities are better. Now, it’s down to you to decide whether freelance is also remote work (we think it is and we think it’s “freer” in most cases too) but if you think it is…
Check out Journalism Jobs here and see what they have on offer. This is a great opportunity to write for some of the biggest brand names in the business. Once again, this site is very much slanted to American writers.
Let’s be blunt about this. Constant Content is what we’d call a content mill. That is – your job will be churning out endless piles of SEO spam for “online entrepreneurs”. This is a place to serve a quick and dirty apprenticeship in the world of writing and not an end of career destination.
There’s very little pride in working for content mills and that’s the reason they’re always hiring. Most people quit when they realize how bad the pay is compared to how hard they are expected to work. You can check out Constant Content here if it still appeals.
You can’t avoid Upwork if you work online. Alongside Freelancer and Fiverr it’s one of the three major players in the online work game. It is not a content mill. It is a broker of services. You advertise your services and bid for work from clients advertising jobs.
You set your prices. Clients decide if they will pay them. The downside? Competition is fierce and clients range from the perfectly wonderful to the worst human beings on earth. It can be very hard to differentiate between the two, particularly when you’re just starting out.
Upwork is a good place to learn how to write tenders for work and to start a freelance career but in the long run, it can be a soul-destroying thing to depend on Upwork for your living.
We Work Remotely
The only trouble with We Work Remotely is that writing jobs don’t come up very often on the site and when they do? It’s nearly all for “US only”. In case you’ve missed this point – many of the job sites simply aren’t international, which is a shame.
You can find We Work Remotely’s writing jobs here. You ought to check weekly if you’re serious about your job hunt.
This UK-based magazine project occasionally hires content writers to work remotely. If you have a burning passion for film and a desire to talk about it – they might be the perfect fit for you. However, we wouldn’t hold your breath waiting for an opening either.
Give Film Daily a try whenever you’re looking for work but don’t forget to bring a passion for film with you.
Really? A tech-based website in California? We weren’t surprised by this. However, we were pleasantly surprised to find that they regularly have opportunities for writers on a remote work basis.
If you’re feeling brave you can e-mail the team from this page of Gadget Hacks and make a pitch for work.
Media Bistro has a strong list of hiring companies to offer and while not all of the jobs they offer are remote work-friendly, there are a lot of opportunities for people who work in the media including remote working writers.
However, they do put a lot of emphasis on selling you a premium membership to guide your career too. We’ve never taken work through Media Bistro and it may be worth your while to invest but we’d think about it carefully before you do.
Problogger Job Board
The Problogger Job Board used to be really good but over recent years, the quality of opportunity has been declining as the quantity (we can’t comment about the quality) of competition has been increasing.
We like Problogger a lot and think it has a lot of useful content, but we’re not convinced that it’s the best place to look for work unless you have a very strong portfolio, are US-based and can really sell yourself.
We’re not a huge fan of sites that demand you create an account to get moving but we’ve heard some decent reviews of Contena. They certainly seemed to have plenty of content creation, writing and editing jobs when we checked this morning.
If you want to go through the account creation process, then Contena may be able to come up with some gems that other sites can’t offer. Given the volumes of jobs, they appear to have this might become a regular page for serious job hunters.
Freelance Writing Jobs
This is a long-standing internet resource that always feels like it just missed the chance to be great. This is not to say that Freelance Writing Jobs is inherently bad but rather that it just feels a bit amateurish.
However, there are plenty of freelance opportunities available on their job board and they have a ton of guides and information on how to get hired and where to look for work even when it’s not being advertised. It’s definitely worth checking them out.
Morning Coffee Newsletter
Sign up and get freelance and remote work writing opportunities direct to your inbox for free. You can’t argue with the concept and while it’s fair to say that the Morning Coffee Newsletter doesn’t contain very much that you couldn’t find elsewhere – it does save you hunting around for opportunities. This is a spin-off service from Freelance Writing (who we feature a bit farther down in this article).
You can sign up with them for free and it never costs a penny more – so we can’t think of a single good reason that your remote work search wouldn’t include the Morning Coffee Newsletter.
OK, this may be the most ridiculously specialist publication in history. Koreaboo, a US-based company, gives you the lowdown on the Korean-scene with a specific focus on K-pop. They clearly have a ton of writers because they publish content on an endless loop by the looks of things.
That means Koreaboo has hiring opportunities too. In fact, a remote work writer based in Korea might be able to clean up. We don’t think this is for everyone but if K-pop is your thing then you have to give this one a go.
You’ll need some academic credentials to get in with Lecturio. They’re an e-learning company based in Germany and they focus on medical education only. So, if you’re not toting a medical degree or a science degree – you’re probably not going to get a remote work job here.
But if you do have those things, then head over to Lecturio – their work is awesome, and it might be a lot of fun to see if you can get in with them.
“The thought leader in digital marketing” according to MWI Marketing. They serve much of the world’s biggest technology companies and generate content tirelessly for consumption across the digital marketing industry.
That means there are tons of opportunities for great writers who really understand the field of digital marketing. But be warned, they’re not likely to need people with only a surface level of understanding – MWI Marketing is the real deal.
We confess, we haven’t worked with PubLoft and we don’t know anyone that has but from their marketing – it’s either the greatest idea in history or just another content mill in disguise and we can’t make up our minds which it is.
They say they eliminate the need for freelancers to run a business by finding clients, invoicing them, etc. which sounds like what a content mill does but with a more positive spin. We think, however, if we were looking for work that it might be worth finding out.
Freedom With Writing
It’s another e-mail newsletter-style thing. Freedom with Writing sends you a regular list of remote work, not remote work and freelance stuff whenever it’s available. It’s completely free to sign up and use their service.
We find services like this can be very useful and they can be very annoying depending on the intensity of emails and whether or not we need the work. If you can handle more stuff falling into your Inbox each day, they’re worth a go.
If you want to get into e-mail writing or already have a huge talent for crafting cold e-mails that generate more leads than average – Sales Folk may be the place for you to carve out a career.
They have a superb reputation in the industry for delivering on what they promise and their jobs are firm proof that e-mail marketing is definitely not dead, no matter how many times the press claims that it is.
Stickyeyes is a Leeds-based (in the UK) company with a huge reach in the digital marketing world. There are lots of career opportunities for remote work writers here and for translators and editors too.
It’s hard to think of many stronger brands than Stickyeyes if you’re looking to pursue a digital marketing career. Give them a go.
Study.com was once known as “Education Portal” and has been online since 2002. They’ve got over a million students on their programs and have more than 200 instructors and 50 professionals on their books.
There are good opportunities here for educational writers with a strong background in instructional design and assessment design. There are good 100% remote work opportunities with the company too though working in their offices is said to be brilliant (as you’d expect from a Silicon Valley-based tech company, really).
Freelance writing has been online for nearly 22 years! That’s positively ancient in Internet terms and it’s one of the most trusted sites for freelance writers and remote work writers alike. Not only do they advertise plenty of work but there are a ton of resources on their site to help you land that work.
We wish all remote work job sites were as good as freelance writing.
I don’t know about Solid Gigs. They come recommended by several people online, but I’ve never met anyone who has used them and haven’t used them myself. I feel like their website is a bit amateurish and the fact that it’s designed to force you to hand over your e-mail before admitting that it’s a paysite feels like a big warning sign to me.
They do seem to offer a ton of content that helps you find work and, in my experience, paying a subscription fee can cut down on the competition for work but… I think I’d like to see what they have before paying for a trial and that they don’t offer. It’s only $2 for the first month, rising to $19 after that – so if you’re getting desperate it might be worth rolling the dice on Solid Gigs.
Remote.co suffers from the “US Only” disease in its writing jobs and there isn’t exactly a deluge of writing opportunities on the site but there are some and that’s why it’s on our list.
The jobs are from real businesses, not solo entrepreneurs, with good reputations. Technical writers and content writers seem to be the best served here with proposal writers also getting a bit of a look in. It’s worth checking these jobs out but you probably don’t need to visit this site daily, either.
All Freelance Writing
What do we like most about the jobs on All Freelance Writing? The fact that they rank them by the fairness of the pay. So, you can see if you’re being screwed from the outset and you can’t complain if you’re foolish enough to take on 40,000 words for $25 because you knew that was the deal.
The good news is that even though there aren’t huge volumes of work going onto the site – there are plenty of jobs being added each week and they tend to be pretty good, in the main. However, as one of the best-established job boards for writers – you’re going to be facing a lot of top-notch competition for remote work through them.
Fancy getting into resume writing? Then Talent Inc might be the place to send your umm… resume. Their two brands “TopResume” and “TopCV” serve 14 markets, cranking out superb resumes for high-end professionals seeking work.
This a service that clearly requires resume writers. Visit their website and see what opportunities they have for remote work that gets other people hired!
Trafilea is based in Uruguay which means that the salaries they offer may not be the highest. However, they employ nearly 250 remote workers and freelancers globally and that means plenty of opportunity for marketing writers and ad copywriters.
They are in the Forbes Top 25 for companies to work remotely at and that means you really should check them out if your interests are in digital marketing and e-commerce.
Wordvice is a writing and editing business that focuses on assisting students and academic services in preparing research and editing finished work. As you might expect, if you want to work remotely writing for Wordvice – you’ll need some fairly substantial paper qualifications.
However, if you have those qualifications – they’re a great employer with a superb reputation in academia. Why not give them a go?
Educators and translators with an education bent are going to be the writers that find Transparent Language interesting. They specialize in developing language-learning methodologies and technology to improve the language learning process.
They have offered remote work in the past and may well do so again in the future. If you’ve got serious language skills, this is a great place to hunt for work.
Flexjobs isn’t our favorite online job board service. It always feels a little scammy and it’s very much designed to get you to create an account prior to showing you the goodies. However, it’s used by a lot of big employers and there is some remote work for writers there.
We wouldn’t put Flexjobs first in your job search but if things haven’t been going well, you ought to fill in your details and see what they have to offer.
If you’re into localization and translation as your writing work then it’s time to visit Moravia. RWS Moravia is one of the world’s biggest digital brands for localization. To get remote work with this kind of company – you need to be truly fluent in two languages and have some specialist vocabulary to offer.
If you do, then the good news is that career prospects are good and so is the pay but if you don’t then it’s probably not worth wasting your time contacting them.
If you’d rather not write but prefer to do a bit of proofreading and editing, fair play to you. It’s fair to say that rates in these areas have been falling like a stone over the last few years but Enago remains one of the few places where you might just get a fair shot at things.
We don’t know how many people they recruit each year but if you have a strong understanding of style manuals and a passion for perfection – this is the place to begin your career search.
Good old LinkedIn is very under-rated when it comes to finding remote writing work. Yet, it remains the largest professional networking service there is.
It’s a great place to target clients for freelancers and to advertise your services. Pay close attention to your profile if you want to woo recruiters and join a bunch of groups relating to your industry to find other opportunities. Don’t be afraid to reach out via your network and ask for work too.
Yes, we saved the worst for nearly last. Freelancer is the biggest freelancing and remote working platform out there. Sadly, most of the “opportunities” are so badly paid that we can’t believe anyone would take them on.
Yet, if you’re broke and desperate and have to keep the lights on – you might just find something to keep you going until you can find work elsewhere, there are lots of badly paid opportunities. To make the most of Freelancer, you also need to pay a monthly subscription fee but can get a month’s free trial to get you started.
We’re not sure if Fiverr is worse than Freelancer but the idea of working for $5 leaves us cold. Having said that, Fiverr does offer opportunities to earn more money – particularly if you are willing to pay them a fee to subscribe on a monthly basis.
We’ve never met anyone clearing up on Fiverr but there are freelancers and remote workers that make enough to make Fiverr worthwhile which is why we mention it here. We’d make it our last port of call for work but we’re not you – do what works for you.
So, there you have it – 38 websites full of opportunities for the would-be remote working writer. You may not find work overnight but if you are persistent then sooner or later your dreams of writing remotely and becoming a digital nomad can be fulfilled.