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  • $30 per job posting

Freelance Writing Gigs

  • Unknown # of registered Freelancers
  • $30 per job posting
  • 14,000 Freelancers
  • Service Fee Varies

Newsmodo

  • 14,000 Freelancers
  • Service Fee Varies
  • 8 million Freelancers
  • Service Fee Varies

CrowdSource

  • 8 million Freelancers
  • Service Fee Varies
  • Social network of freelancing
  • Easy to see premium freelancers
  • Free for employers

Freelanced.com

  • Social network of freelancing
  • Easy to see premium freelancers
  • Free for employers
  • 190,000 Registered Freelancers
  • Free to browse and post

People as a Service

  • 190,000 Registered Freelancers
  • Free to browse and post
  • 190,000 Registered Freelancers
  • Free to browse and post

Staff.com

  • 190,000 Registered Freelancers
  • Free to browse and post
  • Post Projects Free
  • Great Way To Hire Freelancers

iFreelance

  • Post Projects Free
  • Great Way To Hire Freelancers
  • 2.3M registered freelancers
  • 3M jobs posted

Elance

  • 2.3M registered freelancers
  • 3M jobs posted
  • Unknown Number of Freelancers
  • 3% Service Fee

PitchMe

  • Unknown Number of Freelancers
  • 3% Service Fee
  • Unverified Profile
  • Time in Business: Undislcosed

Truelancer

  • Unverified Profile
  • Time in Business: Undislcosed
  • Unknown # of registered Freelancers
  • $30 per job posting

Freelance Writing Jobs, which is located at http://www.freelancewritinggigs.com/, is an online network for a variety of freelance writing work, including jobs for writers, editors, bloggers, journalists, resume writers, translators, and technical writers.

The site has the Freelance Writing Job Board where companies that pay $30 for 30 days can post job openings. Freelance Writing Jobs also prepares a daily list of freelance writing-related jobs it sources from across the web, including jobs from Craigslist and independent companies' web sites.

Freelance Writing Jobs is owned by Splashpress Media, which was founded in 2006, and owns over 100 sites devoted to "new media." Freelancers do not have to apply for membership to search the site. Freelance Writing Jobs is open to anyone to search job listings and to read the blogs and articles on the site devoted to the business of freelance writing.

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  • 14,000 Freelancers
  • Service Fee Varies

Half of the work of freelancing is finding the next project to work on. Newsmodo takes the guesswork out of your next paycheck and offers great opportunities to work with big-name clients.

What is Newsmodo?

Newsmodo is a platform that connects content creators with clients who need that content. Creators can network with buyers through the following means:

  • Advertising a profile on Newsmodo.com for potential clients
  • Choosing a specific, posted job to work on
  • Pitching their own work to clients looking for content.

Newsmodo has crafted a site where creative minds can connect and create more easily than ever before. With a focus on journalism, Newsmodo allows writers to build their portfolios by working with major brands, ranging from NBC News to Levi's jeans.

Newsmodo is more of a niche site than other freelance websites, meaning that the type of content they are looking for is more focused and is generally of the journalism genre. These is a great opportunity for those a) looking to branch out of normal freelancing and develop niche skills, and b) who have roots in journalism and are looking to specialize.

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  • 8 million Freelancers
  • Service Fee Varies

CrowdSource is a site that allows freelance writers, editors, and microjob workers to find projects conveniently. After a skills test in the freelancer's field of interest, users are able to select and submit jobs at various pay-levels. CrowdSource has a sleek system with bonuses available as users hit landmarks in their work and many writers have found success in supplementing their income via CrowdSource.

Clients of CrowdSource include 14 of the top 30 online retailers and 4 of the top 10 publishers online.

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  • Social network of freelancing
  • Easy to see premium freelancers
  • Free for employers

Freelanced.com was launched in 2010 and is a platform designed to bring together freelancers and potential employers in a more casual environment with a social networking format. Freelancers can use this site for free, or can pay up to $7 a month for basic, professional, or premium benefits. Paid membership benefits include: exposure to more job opportunities, higher inclusion on databases searched by employers, and inclusion on the homepage. For employers the service is completely free to post jobs. Furthermore, employers can browse user directories (in which the order of freelancer appearance is based on their type of membership) or wait for freelancers to apply directly.

The concept is very simple compared to some other freelancing platforms. Freelancers enter their information, create a username and password, and create a customized profile outlining their skills. Users can include portfolios-essentially samples of their work-on their page that can be viewed by other users and potential employers. Similar to Facebook and other social networking platforms, users can add friends, like portfolios (called giving kudos), set up a profile picture, and even give status updates on their wall. Furthermore, they can join groups of other users with similar skills and interests. Thus in addition to making themselves available for potential job opportunities, users can also network and collaborate with other freelancers.

Once a match is made between freelancer and employer, the role of the site is completely eliminated. They don't facilitate payments, and they don't require a percentage of the freelancer's earnings as do some freelancing platforms. In terms of receiving payment, the only thing they do is recommend services like PayPal and escrow.

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  • 190,000 Registered Freelancers
  • Free to browse and post

People as a Service is a very unique online freelancing service. With the aim of providing quality work over quantity, Service as a People gives a very thoroughly vetted freelance platform that knows the qualifications and goals of every freelancer and company requiring work. This attention to individual and company needs makes Service as a People a much different process than many other freelance platforms offer. Specifically, it aims to assure that both parties are satisfied with the work assigned and the work delivered.

Service as a People has a sufficiently simple and informative website, which suggests that the rest of the freelance process would also be simple to use.

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  • 190,000 Registered Freelancers
  • Free to browse and post

Staff.com was founded in April 2012 as an online staffing solution for long-term telecommuting jobs. Membership is free for companies and job applicants to join Staff.com. The company states it may charge a fee to post jobs in the future, but it is currently using the site to promote its Time Doctor product to companies for a fee of $9.99 per month per employee. Time Doctor provides companies with screen shots of their employees' computer screens so they can monitor what their employees are working on. The software also reports on websites and applications employees are using and tracks hours that employees work.

Staff.com requests employers only post job openings for work that is over three months, provides a minimum of 20 hours per week, and that can be done by telecommuting. Open positions found during a recent search of the site, were for work in various categories, including:

  • Software Design and Coding
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Call Center/Technical Support
  • Writer

Many of the available positions are posted by companies outside of the U.S. Job seekers who join the site post their own rates, which show up when your profile is searched. Many of the members on the site are from outside of the U.S. and their rates in U.S. dollars are significantly lower than the rates charged by U.S. workers.

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  • Post Projects Free
  • Great Way To Hire Freelancers

iFreelance.com is a bid site for project buyers and freelancers to work online. Unlike many other sites, it is free to post projects to iFreelance. Freelancers are able to join projects by paying a monthly subscription of their choice. Users are then able to connect openly and interact about projects they would like to work on. iFreelance doesn't charge a commission or transaction fee, saving time and money for both parties. 

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  • 2.3M registered freelancers
  • 3M jobs posted

Elance was started by Beerud Sheth in 1999. It was originally created as a technology for supporting virtual work but after two-years it morphed in to a vendor management system (VMS). In 2006 Elance sold its enterprise software division and developed its current based platform for online, contingent work.Elance is one of the largest freelance platforms on the web and serves over 500,000 businesses with over 2 million registered freelancers. oDesk and Elance reached a deal in December of 2013 to merge the two companies which will consist of 8 million freelancers and 2 million businesses.

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  • Unknown Number of Freelancers
  • 3% Service Fee

Journalism is a field that is relying more and more on freelancers to deliver content, and many freelance writers are happy to oblige. However, many do not know how to connect themselves with key publications and stories-especially in a consistent, steady manner.

PitchMe is the way to achieve this steady connection with freelance journalism projects. It is a company based in London, dedicated to connecting journalists with publications and vice versa. Founded in 2012, the site offers chances for networking among writers, opportunities to pitch ideas, and, of course, many prospects for writing assignments.

With an easy-to-use interface (simply click a button to accept a job and deadline) and high standards for quality, PitchMe is a great way to get involved with freelance journalism that matters. Allow PitchMe to help you negotiate with editors and find homes for great pitches, while skipping all the hassle of late payments and missed deadlines.

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