Top 9 Places to Find Paid Blogging Jobs
If you're a writer looking for a paid blogging job, this list of the 10 websites where you can find blogger jobs is for you.
Most blogging jobs pay per post (often around 300 to 500 words) and have some kind of regular posting schedule. Typical rates are $5 to $50 per post depending on how involved each post has to be. Some jobs also have ad revenue sharing.
Be wary of jobs that only pay based on revenue sharing, especially from very young sites. It's only worth it if the site is fairly large and has an established revenue stream.
Resource Type: blogging specific job board ($50 to post a job)
It makes sense that Problogger.net has the best marketplace for publishers and bloggers to connect. Darren Rowse -- pro blogging guru and co-founder of blog network b5media -- has been teaching bloggers how to make money for years. Darren not only shows novice bloggers how to get started, but he also discusses advanced pro blogging topics to help you hone your blogging skills.
Due to this environment, the job board draws a knowledgeable audience of bloggers (great applications), which attracts the best job postings (highest paying/most prestigious opportunities).
Resource Type: blog for freelance writers with a category for job leads.
Where are the jobs? Click the Writing Gigs link for the list of blogger job openings. There are high-quality blogging jobs posted here because they don't accept low-paying jobs.
Freelance Writing Jobs is a blog whose aim is to help writers find writing jobs. Especially ones that pay a fair wage. Multiple posts daily, including job sightings and helpful articles about freelance writing.
Resource Type: freelance specific job board (free to post a job)
Where are the jobs? Click on the "Find Work" tab, then search for the term "blogger".
Elance is a large marketplace for freelancers of all types. From data entry to Web design to programming to writing, Elance is a global marketplace for freelance work. There are several blogging jobs posted every day.
Resource Type: community of bloggers with a forum for blogging jobs (free to post a job)
Where are the jobs? In the "Blogger Jobs" forum. (Click "Forums" in the main menu, scroll down to find the "Blogger Jobs" forum.)
Performancing is a blog community of many bloggers. The jobs forum gets around 5 new listings a week. The Peformancing blog offers good tips for aspiring pro bloggers.
Resource Type: forums for bloggers (free to post a job)
Where are the jobs? They're listed in the "Want, Need, Offer" forum.
Authority Blogger is a forum community founded by pro blogging guru Chris Garrett. There is a helpful community of bloggers here helping each other write better blogs.
Resource Type: blog and resource site for freelance writers with a job board ($50 to post a job)
Where are the jobs? Click on the "Jobs by Category" link in the main menu. Blogging jobs are usually listed in the "Online/Web" or "Freelance" categories. A lot of the relevant jobs will say "Web content editor/writer" instead of "blogger", so read the descriptions carefully.
Poe War is a very popular resource site and blog for freelance writers. Check out the index of freelancing articles in the "Articles" section for thoughtful essays and tutorials.
Resource Type: resource site for freelance writers with a weekly job listings roundup
Where are the jobs? They're linked from the main menu as "Markets". It's a weekly post with a roundup of (seemingly all) the newly available writing jobs around the Web.
Writer's Weekly is an old school site (published since 1997) for freelance writers. Don't let the 90's style design fool you. There's a ton of useful information here.
Resource Type: city-specific online classifieds ($25 to post a job in one city)
Where are the jobs? You can find writing jobs under the "Writing/Editing" category of the job listings. Unfortunately, you'll have to browse to each city first. Blogging is often not locale-specific, so it's worth it to look at the listings in all the major cities.
Craigslist is still (by far) the biggest online classifieds site and a good source of freelance writing jobs. To save some aggravation, you can just follow the freelance writing blogs (like Freelance Writing Jobs) since they will often post jobs listed on Craigslist.
Resource Type: portal for media industry with a job board ($279 to post a job)
Where are the jobs? Click on the "Jobs" link in the main menu to go to the job listings. Search for "blog" in the search box on the left. You can also visit the "Online / New Media" category for more interesting opportunities.
Media Bistro is a big portal for anyone who works in the content/creative industry. That includes online media, PR, writers, editors, producers, etc. This is where the big media players (magazines, newspapers) will post jobs.