The internet is littered with thousands of ‘top freelance websites’ lists. But as you already know, not all freelance websites are what they claim to be; some are plain annoying scams.
To save you time, I have compiled a list of 100 freelance websites, a writer like you would find very useful. Have put the websites in
The list is categorized in  Just one more thing, go through the freelance websites (one site at a time), check whether they are accepting new writers, note their requirements and start applying. On to the list now…

Top Freelance Websites

1. Upwork

I joined this site a long time ago and couldn’t get any job. Not that there were no jobs (there are thousands of those on the site) but because I didn’t understand the system. I even failed the Upwork Ready Test which is something the clients value there.

best freelance websites

Avoid my mistakes, tell the client why you are the right person to hire in terms of expertise and experience. Sharing your past work is a good way to back your great CV. Upwork is one of the freelance websites that can employ you full-time.

I have to admit that getting it right at Upwork may not be that simple. So, here is a resource to help dominate Upwork

Resource: Upwork Success Secrets

2. Freelancer 

Undoubtedly one of the largest freelance websites today. If you are are a writer then this is the first site you need to visit. There are hundreds of thousands of clients who want freelance writers to do all manner of jobs.
Tips: Don’t list so many skills as this will confuse the clients. Again, don’t give up even if nothing good comes from your first 10 biddings.  I’d suggest you visit other freelancers’ profiles and pick one or two new things.
For more on freelancer, read this detailed review

3. Fiverr

The site provides a wonderful way to begin your week as it has a collection of freelance gigs. Write Jobs is updated 6 days a week, offering a regular serving of remote and/or freelance job leads and paid writing opportunities
Tryout Write Jobs and start earning online today!

4. Guru

Guru is popular for multimedia freelance jobs. However, there are also thousands of gigs under the Writing and Translation section and that’s where you should focus your energy. If you hate bidding sites, then you need more patience since this is yet another competitive freelance bidding site.
What makes bidding even more difficult is the extremely low bids from desperate writers. Some even struggle with spelling and English is far from being their fourth language. Well, that is what you will be competing against before you land some reliable clients who will send you a direct job or what we call ‘job invites’.
Find out more about Guru and start your online business today.

5. CraigsList

Have you heard about Craigslist? Ok, this is like a free job listing site. You are sure of getting hundreds of freelance writing job offers in your area. That means you have to keenly understand the job requirement and only apply if you feel qualified.
I remember a friend telling me how he attracted traffic to his blog via Craigslist. She posted fake jobs and gave links that would lead to her blog. I wasn’t impressed by the obvious reason; she was taking advantage of serious job seekers to hype her blog’s popularity. What I’m saying is that you don’t need to waste time chasing fake jobs.

6. Writer Access

Joining WriterAccess comes with lots of benefits like access our job board, 250 stock images, and free content marketing strategy training in our learning portal called CMC 365!
Hint: There’s no cost to join Writer Access, but you’ll need residency in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or South Africa.

7. Toptal

Toptal is an exclusive network of top freelance software developers, designers, finance experts, product managers, and project managers in the world.
Toptal only accepts the best freelancers who have years of experience. When working with Toptal, you’ll gain access to a top-tier professional network, great clients, and resources you can leverage to accelerate your career.

8. People Per Hour

People Per Hour (PPH) is another freelance site that accepts international writers. Like other freelance websites, you must know how the system works for you to make meaningful progress.
Read more about People Per Hour and make an informed decision.

9. Envato Studio

The site is now known as Evento studio. They say this merger of services is to make the site bigger and better. Well, that is for you to decide.
Envato is another writing site you can exploit and make a decent income.

10. Simply Hired

Simply Hired is a job search engine that collects job listings from all over the web, including company career pages, job boards, and niche job websites.Simply Hired lists job openings from 700,000 unique employers.
The company operates job search engines in 24 countries and 12 languages

11. Sky Word

Skyword connects exceptional writers, graphic designers, videographers, photographers, and other creatives with top-tier brands looking to truly connect with their audiences through great storytelling.
They are proud to offer opportunities to create work that gets published, seen, and shared around the world.

12. Textbroker

This is for those who want work but not good at bidding. At Textbroker, you simply pick a task, write according to the client’s request and wait for your money. Payments are weekly or as you wish.

Granted, Textbroker will pay you and pay you well, if you are a good writer.

That I have explained numbers 1-12 doesn’t make the freelance websites more special. I just did. So, don’t be surprised if you end up making more from the sites below. I have also linked most of the freelance websites to the ‘how it works’ or ‘about us’ section. Enjoy!

Top Academic Writing Sites

These are freelance websites for academic writers. Most of the work involves research and writing term papers, dissertations and any other essay the students may want. Overall, Academic sites pay more than most writing gigs.
Please only apply if you have the requisite academic qualifications and at peace with common citation styles. If you feel you have what it takes to join the academic writing field,  don’t hesitate. Visit the link and apply it.
These are freelance websites that pay you to submit quality articles and blog posts. Some pay well and may only accept native English speakers. You may also sell your articles for up to $100 in some of these sites. Go through each and apply where convenient.

Top 10 Content Mills

Content mills allow clients to post article requests so that writers can pick the ones they are comfortable with. Payment tends to depend on the ratings you get from the clients. Don’t be stranded at content mills, read ‘How to make content mills work for you‘ then visit these freelance websites and apply where necessary.
78. Textun

Best Paid To Comment Sites

One of the easiest way of making cash when you are free. Imagine just commenting on a topic you love and getting paid to do that! Well, that is what you are signing up for when you join the freelance websites listed below. Read the rules for every forum or blog you will be posting on.

Revenue Sharing Freelance Websites

Writing for revenue sharing freelance websites can be frustrating is you don’t know how it works. In brief, you provide original content (based on a particular site’s posting guidelines) then promote it to get views. You then paid a percentage of the ad revenue your articles collect. It is that simple.
93. Knoji
As at the time of publishing this list, all the freelance websites are working and accepting writers. You may also want to run a blog of your own to complement your income from freelance writing. When that time comes, just jump to Blogging Tips. Good luck in all you do.

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Ogola is a Digital Marketer with interests in Web Design and Development, Graphic Design and Freelance Writing. When not sharing helpful articles on this or other blogs, Samson spends time with family watching movies.


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