10 Places to Look for Web Writer Jobs

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Content marketing is the new big thing in online marketing.

Just take a look at the stats:

  • 88% of Business-to-Business (B2B) companies use content marketing.
  • 76% of B2B companies are planning to use more content this year than they did last year.
  • 60% of B2B marketers say their top challenge is producing engaging content.
  • 76% of Business-to-Consumer (B2C) companies use content marketing.
  • On average, companies spend 32% to 46% of their marketing budget on content strategies.
  • 61% of B2C companies say e-letters are their most effective marketing strategy.

These numbers indicate a huge demand for content writers. But that doesn’t mean web content writer jobs will just fall in your lap. You do have to look for them.

Fortunately, if you know where to look, they aren’t hard to find.

Try any combination of these 10 places to find web content writer jobs that pay well and can easily lead to repeat business… or even better, retainer deals.

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1. Job Boards

When companies have a need for a content writer, they’ll often post an ad on an online job board. When you search job boards, you’ll find both freelance and full-time opportunities. You'll also find companies looking for local candidates as well as those willing to work with writers remotely. Indeed.com is a good aggregator for jobs and LinkedIn’s job board is another good place to start.

When responding to job board postings, follow directions. But also do something to make yourself stand out—write your response in a personable tone and share an anecdote that shows why you’re qualified. These projects are competitive. The extra effort can really pay off.

2. Your Existing Network

It’s easy to overlook your friends, family, former and present colleagues, and acquaintances, but they can be a great source of leads.

Let them know what you’re looking for—web content writer jobs—and ask if they know anyone who might need your services. If they do, ask if they’re willing to make an introduction. Once that happens, the ball is in your court, so be prepared to make a good impression.

3. Your E-letter Subscriptions

How many e-letters do you subscribe to? If you’re like most people, the answer is… a lot. Every one of those subscriptions has a company behind it that understands the value of content marketing. And that means they’ll understand the value of your services. They’re good potential clients, certainly worth contacting.

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4. B2B Companies

The B2B (Business-to-Business) industry is huge and they need a tremendous amount of content (which, in turn, creates a lot of content writer jobs). Businesses use e-letters, articles, blog posts, infographics, slideshows, case studies, white papers, videos, and more to generate leads and then to cultivate them. They also tend to have bigger budgets than B2C companies… and they dedicate more of those budgets to producing content.

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5. Social Media

You won’t necessarily find job postings on social media (although it’s possible), but by following companies you’re interested in working with, you can start to see how they’re using content marketing.

And then you can approach them with your ideas to improve their results.

6. Guest Blogging

Looking for web content writer jobs is key to building your client base. But it’s also helpful if some of your clients come looking for you. By writing about content marketing for influential blogs in your niche, you can draw the attention of prospective clients. That’s certainly not a bad thing.

7. Your Own Blog

Just like guest blogging, having your own blog dedicated to how companies can use content marketing for bigger success is another way to attract the attention of your potential clients.

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8. Network Events

Whether you’re in a small town or a big city, there are almost certainly events happening near you. They’re worth attending.

Meeting prospects face-to-face, getting to know them and their challenges—it’s a fast way to turn prospects into clients.

Even if you don’t have events close to home, consider attending a trade show or two in your niche each year… even if you have to travel. The contacts you make can be enough to fill your calendar for the year.

9. Organizations

If you belong to any organizations like the Red Cross or the Girl Scouts of America, chances are they could be a good potential client. Check out their website and pay attention to what you receive from them through email. If they use content as part of their marketing and fundraising campaigns, then chances are they would like to have a content writer who is passionate about their cause… someone like you. So let them know what you do, and see where it goes.

10. LinkedIn

There are lots of ways to track down web content writer . You can tailor your profile to content writing, so interested prospects can find you. You can join groups in your niche and share your insights about content writing—this will lead to contacts that could lead to jobs. You can regularly update your status with useful information about content writing to attract even more leads. You can publish to LinkedIn to further establish your expertise. And you can search for jobs directly through LinkedIn’s job board. Oh… and if there’s a company you’re particularly interested in working with, you never know, you might already have a LinkedIn connection there, which makes getting your foot in the door that much easier.

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The Need for Web Content Writers Is Abundant!

Which means you don’t have to look very far to find jobs. By focusing on two or three of these 10 places, you’ll be lining up content clients in no time.

Heather Robson is the Managing Editor of , a resource site for freelance web writers. Wealthy Web Writer provides both new and established web writers with articles, events, training materials, and more to help them succeed in the world of freelance web writing. It also offers a community of like-minded people to make the journey to success more fun.

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