Are you looking for new and exciting freelance writing opportunities? It is February! Have you thought of searching for writing jobs on Reddit?
My goal for 2021 is to earn more income and scale my freelance writing business.
And that means I'm also on the hunt for new and exciting writing opportunities. Reddit is one of the places I explore for writing jobs.
Reddit is an interest-based website with an app where you can find communities of your interest.
From communities for freelancers, online workers, entrepreneurs, digital marketers, the curious to anything you can imagine.
Not only can you find writing jobs on Reddit, but you also can discover writing prompts, inspiration, knowledge, answers, and so much more.
You can use it to generate blog topic ideas for your blog or your client's content plan. Additionally, you can comment on posts and add links to your website. You will get traffic to your blog.
How does Reddit work for freelance writers?
- Find the right community.
The first step to getting started on Reddit is to find your ideal freelance writing community.
You can join any subreddit without creating an account with Reddit, but I'd suggest that you create an account complete with a profile picture and bio for the best experience.
- Be active.
Being active on Reddit means that you need to post content, comment, and upvote others' posts. Now, this can be a tad bit challenging if you are new to the platform.
To post something, you will need positive karma points. Reddit awards karma points depending on how you use the forum.
More karma points help you post more and make your posts on the site visible to many users.
When you post more about the topics you love, users will see you as an authority.
I've been on Reddit for quite a while, and I created an account solely for my freelance writing business.
I've found jobs from the subs that focus on freelance writing jobs.
Below are excellent subreddit communities for freelance writers.
Seventeen subreddits to find freelance writing jobs on Reddit.
#1→r/Hire a Writer
Hire a writer is one of the best subreddit to find writing jobs. It is where writers meet clients and vice versa.
You can post your services or comment and connect with potential clients looking to hire from this page.
I like this page because people can only post jobs with a starting rate of $0.05/word for entry-level projects. You can find decent writing gigs here, even if you are a beginner.
You can use color title tags to make your post stand out whether you are looking for a job or hiring a freelance writer.
This makes it easy for users to understand your posts before clicking open to read more.
r/Freelance Writers is a subreddit for professional freelance writers to join, contribute and network with other writers.
You can ask questions, learn how to acquire and manage clients, and network with other content marketers.
One good thing about this community is that it is super active, and there updates every hour or so. You can also share your experience as a freelance writer and get to help others who are starting.
Is digital marketing your cup of forte? Are you passionate about marketing on social media, email marketing, SEO, and want a community for digital marketers?
The digital marketing subreddit is your safe corner on Reddit. It is here that you can meet professional digital marketers and participate in discussions about digital marketing.
You can also find freelance writing jobs like email copywriting, ad copywriting, and other digital marketing-related gigs.
r/For Hire is a community for skilled Redditors and people looking for experienced professionals.
You can post your writing services or apply for available writing jobs published in this community.
#5→r/Writing Job Board
The writing job board on Reddit is another community for freelance writers that you can leverage to find new freelance writing jobs.
On this subreddit, you will find job seekers and employers looking for talent. You can also self-promote on this job board and sell your skills.
With over 1.7 million members, the Writing subreddit is a community for all writers to discuss how to navigate the writing craft.
You can self-promote and share your writing projects in this community for critique.
Think of it as a place to find motivation, navigate writers' block, and network with fellow writers on the internet.
Are you looking for a place to learn how to find, manage, network, and build long-term relationships with clients as a freelancer?
The r/Freelance is it! Here you will learn how to grow your freelance business, handle trial tests, improve your freelance rates, and how to sell your services better, etc.
Are you a remote worker and travel full-time? The digital nomad subreddit is another Reddit community you can find freelance writing jobs.
You will find discussion on topics ranging from tools for digital nomads, best travel destinations, how to get remote jobs, how to live in a foreign country to managing your remote projects.
If you know how to connect with people and are interested in the digital nomad lifestyle, this is your community.
r/Copywriting is one of the most active Reddit communities for copywriters.
This group offers copywriting tips, finding lucrative copywriting niches, tips to help you get your first clients, and once in a while, you will see copywriting jobs for grabs.
You can also post your copy so people can criticize-I mean, the best way to learn is to have someone with more experience critique your copy.
r/Marketing delves deeper into the world of digital marketing, copywriting, and anything in between about marketing and advertising.
The chances of getting direct clients to hire your writing services are high.
This group has business owners, brands, agencies, and vendors as members. This means that you can connect with companies' decision-makers, marketing managers, and CEOs to pitch your services as a freelance writer.
Are you a freelance blogger or blog? A freelance blogger focuses on creating blogs for online businesses and companies with websites but no time to create blogs.
r/Blogging is a Reddit community of bloggers from beginners to gurus. You will find a lot of blogging information like starting a blog, blogging niches, how to monetize a blog, content marketing, content strategy, and much more.
If you focus on freelance blogging, this is the best place to network, share insightful content, and connect with other bloggers.
It is easy to find direct clients here if you know how to leverage the community by providing valuable posts and placing yourself as authoritative in the topics you share.
If you are looking for an internet space that explores SEO in and out, then r/Seo is it. In this subreddit, you will learn anything about SEO(search engine optimization), and you can share your insights and network.
There is power in networking as a freelance writer. It is a "warm" way of finding freelance writing jobs on Reddit.
Blogsnark is another Reddit community for bloggers and influencers.
If you blog or work as a freelance blogger, this is the right place to snoop around for exciting content writing jobs.
You can use this community to find potential leads to send them cold emails.
r/Blogs is a community for bloggers. Members here post anything about blogging from starting to blog monetization and anything in between.
But how can you get writing jobs in such a community? Blogs are full of content creators and marketers, and once in a while, there will be someone looking to hire a writer.
Also, you can be active in this community and build your audience-potential clients.
One way of finding freelance writing jobs is to reach out to companies that would use content marketing to boost their customer acquisition.
However, getting contacts to reach out to can be quite a hassle. r/Startups can be the easiest way to find your target leads.
This community is a group of people with startups and entrepreneurs. One entrepreneur on this subreddit posted how he spent $10k on content marketing.
Capitalize on this community, make connections with business owners and land some high-paying writing jobs on Reddit.
Is technical Writing your niche? r/Technical Writing is a subreddit for technical writers.
You will find technical writers in healthcare, real estate, technology, and so much more.
If you can turn super complicated content into easy-to-read and engaging content, then this community is the best place to find new technical writing jobs.
r/Writing Opportunities is the best community on Reddit to find writing opportunities. Here you can find open calls for submission and writing contests.
Snag writing jobs on Reddit
Are you looking for writing gigs and can't seem to find any? Try using Reddit to find your next writing job. Do you have any other online forum that you use to find clients? Please share with us in the comments.
July 15, 2021
Great read and very helpful tips. Thanks for this.
July 15, 2021
I’m so glad that you find this post helpful. Good luck in finding writing jobs on Reddit.
September 17, 2021
Great tips! You helped me find a ton of awesome Subreddits I hadn’t joined. Keep up the good work!
September 17, 2021
I’m so glad that this list of subreddits for writers was helpful. Good luck, and I hope you get great opportunities from these subreddits.
November 15, 2021
Thanks much for the insight.
Can I get your email to share my thoughts?
November 21, 2021
Sure! Email me at email@example.com.
October 6, 2022
Hi Charity? Thank you for these useful tips. I have recently joined Reddit and found it to be a very insightful site. The Reddit community is very generous with useful tips for everyone, whether you are a beginner or a veteran. How has your success been thus far, in term of landing new clients on Reddit?