Paying freelance writing jobs take effort to find. If you’re looking for paying freelance writing jobs, you may find many posted on websites such as Craigslist. But many of those jobs pay nothing or next-to-nothing.
If you’re just starting out in freelance writing, pick up a copy of Writers’ Market. This helpful guide lists tons of paying publications. You should also master the art of writing query letters, so that you can persuade publications to pay you. Try approaching your local newspaper, too. I got my first paid article published when I was barely out of my teens — at 10 cents a word.