Three-quarters of the battle to becoming a successful copywriting is getting the right training. But the other quarter is finding the right opportunities to get experience (and, of course, to get paid!). Where do you find those gigs and jobs?
That’s the magic question, isn’t it? Well, luckily, I have the magic answer. Six of them, actually.
Here we look at copywriting job boards and copywriting sites for your next full-time position or side hustle. You’ll want to register with all of them and sign up for regular job listing announcements. Once you put a little work into signing up, let the sites do the job searching for you!
Remember, if you’re planning on working as a freelancer, you’ll want to keep pitching new clients and keep the jobs rolling in, so it’s always beneficial to stay up to date with the latest job boards and sites.
General Job Sites
But before we get into industry-specific job sites, make sure you don’t neglect the more general job sites. Hop on to indeed.com, linkup.com, and simplyhired.com and set up a search that will get emailed to you whenever new results appear. Search the listings on LinkedIn regularly. It’s even worth popping over to the writing/editing section on Craigslist to see what’s there.
Copywriting job boards are updated frequently and offer lots of great opportunities to find regular jobs or side hustles.
Copywriting job boards are also great resources to network! See who’s posting then connect with them on LinkedIn.
Now, let’s talk industry-specific resources.
Copywriting Job Sites
1. Mediabistro.com. This site is dedicated to hiring top media and creative talent so it’s idea for copywriting professionals.
2. Creativehotlist.com. Now owned by Communication Arts magazine, this is a site for both portfolio postings and job postings. You should still have your own standalone site, but it’s certainly not a bad idea to be on here, too. This site focuses on visual communications and is a good resource to find a design partner and network!
3. Behance.com. Behance is getting a lot of press due in no small part to some key partnerships and a few books written by its founder Scott Belsky. It’s the place for creatives to see and be seen. It lists copywriting internships, full-time jobs, and gigs.
4. SolidGigs. This site is dedicated to freelance work. It’s unique in that expert hunters do the searching for you and connect you with the top 1% of freelance jobs.
5. Freelancer.com. This site focuses on freelance copywriting jobs.
Where do you look for copywriting jobs? Let us know in the comments below!
Last Updated on May 10, 2023
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