http://online-writing-jobs.comOnline-Writing-Jobs.com Helps Writers Find Freelance Jobs in the Gig Economy
Online-Writing-Jobs.com Helps Writers Find Freelance Jobs in the Gig Economy
Career-driven freelance writers—or anyone who desires to earn money with their
writing skills—can find plenty of full-time, part-time, and project-based gigs at
Online-Writing-Jobs.com (OWJ), a searchable jobsite for independent writers.
Brian Scott, a freelance writer since 1996, founded the site in 2006. Each
weekday, M-F, he researches and handpicks new freelance writing jobs and adds
them to the site. On any given day writers can find 10-15 new writing jobs that
pay decent to competitive rates to perform a variety of services for clients, such
Copywriting: writing marketing copy for brochures, landing pages,
advertisements, etc. to help companies increase their sales;
Blogging: writing a series of long or short-form posts or listicles for
clients in specific industries to engage readers and drive website
Content writing (or SEO writing): writing optimized digital content
for clients who want to drive traffic to their sites organically.
Magazine writing: writing informative feature articles or service
pieces for editors of digital and print publications;
Technical writing: writing instructional manuals for product
manufacturers and technology developers who need to simplify tech
jargon into everyday language for a consumer audience; and
Proofreading: reviewing and correcting grammatical errors in
manuscripts, scholarly papers, or website copy for publishers.
Because Online-Writing-Jobs lets users narrow their search according to specialty,
job-type, pay rate, and employment type, writers can find opportunities most
ideal to their interests, skillsets, and work schedule. Using the site's intuitive
search box, writers can pinpoint topics or industries of interest to write about for
Research studies reveal an increasing trend of semi-retired Baby Boomers, college
students, and even full-time/part-time staff workers driving the growth of the so-
called "gig economy"—forms of accessible contract, independent, 1099 service-
oriented gigs that let individuals earn income in their spare time or even as a full-
According to Scott, "Freelance writing has become a staple of the growing gig
economy because paid writing gigs are highly accessible with an Internet
connection and individuals can work when they want and where they want—
typically from home or a remote location."
To make it easier to stay current with new jobs, writers can subscribe to Scott's
free daily digest of job alerts (http://bit.ly/briansjobalerts), which he emails to
subscribers each weekday.
Online-Writing-Jobs will be celebrating 10 years of service November 2016.