Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners: Get Paid to Write

Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners: Get Paid to Write

When you’re a new freelance writer, it can be intimidating to read blog posts from writers further along in their careers. “How did she get her byline on that site?” you might wonder. Or “Wow — she’s making $5,000 per month just from writing assignments? I’ll never get there.”

Take a deep breath. You might not earn the big bucks right away, but you can definitely start landing decent-paying freelance writing jobs.

How? As you dip your toes into freelance waters, don’t limit yourself to certain kinds of work, like only writing blog posts or fan fiction. Instead, consider all your options for making money as a freelance writer before settling on the ones that best fit your skills and interests.

What are the best freelance writing jobs for beginners?

The short answer is “just about anything.” The long answer is, well, too long for a blog post — which is why we’ve compiled it into an ebook.

71 Ways to Make Money as a Freelance Writer walks you through a ton of different options for earning an income as a writer, from writing blog posts and ebooks to drafting obituaries and restaurant menus.

Each entry includes a description of the skills you’ll need, a plan for getting started and links to more helpful resources. Plus, since we know you probably like real numbers as much as we do, we give you a sense for how much you might be able to earn for each writing gig.

As FundsforWriters editor C. Hope Clark said, this ebook “is a newbie’s dream, telling people who love to mesh words together how to start from scratch.”

When will you get paid to write?

Sound up your alley? Here’s where you can find more information about 71 Ways to Make Money as a Freelance Writer. Happy writing!

What’s the most unusual way you’ve made money as a writer? We’d love to hear your ideas!

Filed Under: Freelancing


  • Asman Mukolwe says:

    I like writing alot, but i don’t know how to go about drafting a saleable article.

  • Alfred Owino says:

    I am a beginer in this field and would really love to be better in it.I have passion in writting and was requesting if you could elevate me to another level with beginers work as i learn n make the necessary progress.hope you will consider my request.Thank youso much

  • aphiwe says:

    I am a talented writer with many writing skills but I’m struggling to find a right place where I can get

  • joseph kariuki says:

    I cleared high school some years back but i failed to gain admission to university but am passionate about writing am good in grammar and want to pursue career in writing how can start earning at my level.I plan to join college soon.please help me to start.

  • Twinkle says:

    hey, i m interested in this job.I am student of BCA final year and i want too do part time job online.Please tell me how i can work on this website and write articles.

  • Rocio Hudec   says:

    I really enjoy looking through on this web site, it has good blog posts. “And all the winds go sighing, For sweet things dying.” by Christina Georgina Rossetti.

  • Noor F.Alnaggar says:


    I am a second language English speaker and strongly wish to start up a writing career for I have plenty of leisure time and dream to utilise it beside I have a number of ideas stuffed in my mind thaf I wish to copy them into words. Therefore, I would be very grateful if you do me the honour in putting me on the very first steps to fullfil my dream

    Thanks in advance

  • Parishka Gupta says:

    Can you connect me to travel writing magazines?
    I am 13 years old and wish to submit an article. Please help me out

  • Mina says:

    Yup.all well n good. ..but where are these sites that accept free lance writing n keep to their word and pay asap?!

  • Jacquiline says:

    I wish to be part in writing job. I am a beginner. I could share my story in life about how I survive in this very difficult world. I am a single mother and has illness but I live normally but difficult in life. I am really a beginner. I just rent a computer. I wish to join hoping this could help me start to battle my difficulties in life. I wish I could own a PC or a laptop for online jobs by joining your writing jobs. I wish I could join through renting a computer at the beginning. And I don’t have a master card also or an ATM, bank account, PayPal, etc., because I can’t afford. I just receive money through money transfer like cheque, zoom, western union, etc. It would be a big help to me joining this job.
    Thanks a lot,

  • Amira says:

    Hi, I’m 21 years of age and have the love for writing. I write poems, little short stories of what I’ve been through in the short period of my life as I am only 21. I would love to be recognised and would also like it if I could show me writing pieces to others and encourage other teenagers out there. Could someone please assist me and advise me on what to do so that I can be a freelancer?

  • Natalia Sulaiman says:

    Hi, I’m not a new writer, I wouldn’t call myself a writer because I’m not sufficiently educated for it but I love to write fictions, short stories, poems and even a short paragraph that comes to mind which I don’t have a niche for it. I’m hoping if you can help me further in developing me as a writer either freelance, or contract whichever.

    Any ideas? Can you point me to the right direction?

    I am open to criticism for development.


    • Alyssa Rowley says:

      Hi Natalia,
      I’d love to read your stuff! I own an editing company. Check out my website if you are interested: Happy writing!

  • MARIA NGUCH says:

    I’m an interesting writer, focused, creative and ready to take up writing especially in the field of lifeskills ,social living and understanding self.Im also open to other area that would reveal my different ideas and talent.

  • Rachuonyo says:

    Hi myk name is Rachuonyo Duncan, a feature writer based in Nairobi,Kenya, and a journalist too….I interested in getting more online writing…can someone hook me me with an editor or good site…

  • caldwell muyala says:

    I find this site about freelance writing really encouraging especially to beginners.
    I would like to venture into freelance writing but i need someone to mentor me and provide the guidance along the way. I would really appreciate your help.
    Thank you

  • Stephanie Cataliotti says:

    Feb. 9, 2017

    Writing is a field that has tugged at my heart strings for as long as I can remember. I penned my young daughters poems for school (the teachers knew she didn’t write them, oh well)and the local paper ran them. It seemed uncanny at the time that I whipped these short, meaningful little ditties so quickly. I suppose that was when I fully realized I should be writing and not just reading the hundreds of books I had accumulated, albeit, I learned quickly from these famous authors, more then I realized at the time. Recently, I wrote a fictional mystery and self-published. It didn’t do badly, however, I soon realized I needed polish and structure. As such, I am reaching out to you. I am a beginner however, my ideal dream is to be a serious writer. So, here I am. I have no doubt you can help me. Thanks so much. One last important thing; I write under a pseudonym.

  • Pauline Innih says:

    Just saw this site,am a graduate of Mass Communication.Need Someone to mentor me on freelance writting.

  • Gauri says:

    I’m 12th passed (Up board hindi medium ) preparing for medical entrance (NEET) wants to reveal myself. I want to write something for my passion and I need a platform to explore. At present I’m not very skilled but I ensures you that after sometime you’ll be proud of me. you’ll not have to repent for giving me an opportunity.

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  • Marceux Laffytra says:

    Hey guys, I have recently started to seek a way that I could earn money for college while doing something I love-writing. I write this in hopes that someone could explain to me how writing blogs work and how I could set one up. If you have advice or better ideas please feel free to voice them. I want to write novels eventually. Much hope and admiration of you all, thank you for your time.

  • Sapna says:

    I wanted to be a fiction story writer

  • topu says:

    Curious as to what you all mostly write about? I’m a assignment writer for university students so I have 0 idea as to what sort of writing you are all talking about. Is it ghost writing or just writer about any topic employer suggests?

  • Lori Ann says:

    I have a business/corporate background, and started doing freelance work for startup/small companies with limited resources/staff. Documents such as policies and procedures, internal and external communications, handbooks and manuals, some web content, and PowerPoint presentations. My first client was a former co-worker, then I got additional opportunities through word of mouth.