markets that pay

Monster List of Markets: 135 Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

Monster List of Freelance Writing Jobs. Makealivingwriting.com

Are you looking for freelance writing jobs?

Here’s a hint. Content mills, bid sites, and job boards might seem like an easy place to go to find freelance writing jobs, but they’re usually a waste of time.

Too much competition, flaky clients, low rates. That’s usually what you’ll find there. And it doesn’t have to be that way.

You’re better off looking for freelance writing jobs by pitching magazines and websites that pay writers. It’s called pro-active marketing. And it’s a game changer if you’re serious about full-time freelancing.

Instead of sitting around waiting for the Mysterious Force to drop some assignments in your lap, pitch a story idea to a magazine or website. Study the market. Come up with a story idea. Do a little research and mini-interview. Then write a great pitch letter and send it off. Rinse and repeat.

Need a little help figuring out where to pitch your bright ideas? We’ve done some of the hard work for you. Check out this updated monster list of 135 markets (from posts we published in 2018) in a variety of different niches, and start pitching.

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Writing Advice That Works: The Top 10 Posts of 2018

Top 10 Writing Advice Posts of 2018. Makealivingwriting.com

Well, this is it — the year is drawing to a close. It’s time to compile the best snack-pack for you of useful writing advice for earning real money as a freelance writer. These are your picks, reader — it’s our annual list of the most popular new posts published all year, here on the blog.

One of those popular posts is the Freelance Writing Forecast for 2018 — always great to check year-end and see how the experts did predicting emerging trends and spotting opportunities. Still good writing advice here — and stay tuned for the 2019 forecast, comin’ at ya in January.

This year, I’m doing things a little differently for this top-10 list. Now that we’ve passed 1,000 posts, some classic best-of posts have been republished this year. And if you loved them, I’ve included them here.

As well as spotlighting the most popular new posts of the year, I’ve also included links to our best related content on the topic. Enjoy!

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Cryptocurrency News: Write About (and Get Paid) in Digital Currency

Cryptocurrency News: Gigs & Payments for Writers. Makealivingwriting.com. Makealivingwriting.com

Ever wonder if the latest cryptocurrency news has anything to do with freelance writing?

Well, there’s a handful of niche magazines and millions of webpages dedicated to covering cryptocurrency news, bitcoin trading, and digital currencies.

If you’re already writing about the intersection of finance and technology, you’re probably at least familiar with cryptocurrency.

But if you need proof cryptocurrency is a real thing, here’s just one example. There’s a $325 million luxury resort under development in Dubai, and investors are funding the project in bitcoin.

If you’re looking for a niche, there’s a growing demand for cryptocurrency news you can write about.

But it’s also a new way to get paid. In a recent survey of 1,100 freelancers, 29 percent said they prefer to be paid in cryptocurrency.

Want to learn how to tap into this niche and get paid in digital currency? Here’s what you need to know.

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36 Parenting Markets: Freelance Writing Jobs for Stay at Home Moms

Parenting Pays: Writing Jobs for Stay at Home Moms. Makealivingwriting.com

It’s no secret that jobs for stay at home moms can be hard to come by.

Where can you get a job with a wildly flexible schedule that leaves you time for things like:

  • Meal prep
  • Laundry
  • Soccer-mom duties
  • And the inevitable “your-kid-just-threw-up” phone call from the school principal?

Some work-around-your-schedule jobs for stay at home moms might be just the right fit to make money.

But if you know anything about diaper duty, local play dates, or how to handle tween-age drama:

Writing Skills + Life Experience = Money.

There’s an entire niche of parenting websites and magazines with writing jobs for stay at home moms.

Check out this list of 36 paying markets, and start pitching…right after that terrible-twos tantrum is over.

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Pitch Story Ideas to These 99 Markets for Freelance Writing Jobs

Pitch These Markets for Freelance Writing Jobs. Makealivingwriting.com

If you want to land more freelance writing jobs, you want to try and throw strikes every time you pitch a market, a magazine, or a niche blog.

Think of it like you’re trying to win the World Series of freelance writing.

It’s a numbers game. The more you practice, the more consistent you’ll be at landing assignments. And the more money you’ll score for the home team.

What should you do before you pitch a story idea? Start with a warm-up.

Study the market. Read back issues. Check the site or publications for the writer’s guidelines playbook. Do a little research or even a pre-interview with a source.

Then wind up and throw a pitch in the strike zone with a great idea for a story or blog post.

Looking for freelance writing jobs? Pitch these 99 markets to move up and earn more:

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Online Writing Jobs in the Cannabis Industry: 15 Markets for Freelancers

Online Writing Jobs in the Cannabis Industry. Makealivingwriting.com

If you’re looking for online writing jobs, the cannabis industry may be one of the fastest growing markets for freelance writers.

Just how big of a niche market is the cannabis industry?

With more and more states opening the door to medicinal and recreational marijuana use, it’s an industry that’s expected to generate more than $10 billion in revenue this year, according to market data.

And that’s very good news if you’re a freelance writer.

Now there are growers, processors, sellers, dispensaries, cannabis equipment suppliers, tech companies, and product manufacturers competing for a piece of the pie.

There’s also a growing list of online writing jobs in the cannabis niche cropping up. For example, this summer Entrepreneur magazine launched Green Entrepreneur to cover the business, technology and lifestyle aspects of the cannabis industry.

And it’s one of many places to find online writing jobs in the cannabis niche. Check out these 15 cannabis markets for freelance writers:

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