Navigating the multitude of online job boards can be overwhelming. Which ones are free? Are they easy to use? These online platforms connect freelance writers and employers. But which one should you choose?
Elance's motto is to provide "Instant Access to Great Talent." In addition to writers, this job board is open to programmers, designers, administrators, marketers, consultants, accountants, mobile developers. Members have profiles which include a picture, job history, portfolio, skills, resume, and contact info. Elance also offers skills tests and gives you the option of listing these scores on your profile.
How Elance works
- Clients post job offers for free.
- Writers submit bids and proposals to the client.
- Once both parties agree to the terms, the client funds his Elance Escrow.
- Writer completes the work.
- Client approves work.
- Elance deducts 6.75%-8.75% from the contractor's fee. Keep this in mind when submitting bids.
- Writer gets paid.
Freelance Writing's goal is "Helping freelance writers to succeed since 1997." This job board offers job listings for freelance writing jobs as well as articles for freelance writers.
This site posts original job offers as well as job offers from multiple other job platforms such as Elance, Craigslist, and Guru. Most of these listings tell writers upfront how much the pay is and asks that you reply by email with attached resume and writing samples.
Guru is a global job platform that matches writers with employers based on their qualifications. Guru Recommended is a tool that recommends projects to writers based on their qualifications
"As certain milestones are reached or upon completion of the job, the Employer approves the work and we pay you for the value of the work completed. We also offer Dispute Resolution Services in case a misunderstanding arises." -Guru.com