Looking for freelance cryptocurrency jobs to write about this ever-changing finance niche?
If you’re passionate about cryptocurrency, blockchain, Web3, or DeFi (decentralized finance), there are plenty of clients that need your help.
Cryptocurrency is a hot topic in a variety of industries. Many businesses and publications are looking for freelance writers and journalists. Though most prefer full-time, some are specific to freelance writers. We’ve compiled 9 paying markets with cryptocurrency jobs for writers.
Cryptocurrency on the Rise
From Bitcoin to Litecoin to Dogecoin and Shiba Inu, just to name a few, you can see cryptocurrency has established its place in the world.
You can buy most anything with cryptocurrency from your Paypal account, some banks, and most shops.
And now the Central Africa Republic and El Salvador recognize it as legal tender. Korea’s Delio Bank is the newest cryptocurrency bank on the market.
Below, we’ve compiled magazines, websites, and lists where you can find cryptocurrency job opportunities. You can even get paid in crypto as well (or your traditional fiat national currency if you choose).
Ready to get started?
1. Bitcoin Magazine
Bitcoin Magazine is the oldest and most established magazine and website for news and commentary on Bitcoin and the blockchain technology that drives it.
They’re looking for articles at the intersection of finance and technology including cryptocurrency stories related to:
Pitch Tips: Title your subject line CONTRIBUTOR SUBMISSION + Your Article Title.
Be sure to let them know whether your article is in answer to a request for articles and what type of piece you’re planning to write.
Give your summary in 150 words or less, and when it’s time to submit the article use Google Docs and ensure the settings are set to anyone can edit.
Contact: Submit your content or pitches to Pete Rizzo, Editor or reach out via LinkedIn.
2. Cointelegraph Magazine
Cointelegraph Magazine is new on the scene and wants stories that go beyond the day-to-day. They want to dive more deeply into what inspires crypto and blockchain conversations around the world.
They’re looking for feature writers who can weigh in through:
- Long-form features
- And satire, bringing blockchain to life
If you’re interested in writing for Cointelegraph, pitch a story idea and include links to your published work.
Contact: Andrew Fenton or LinkedIn
CryptoJobsList is another platform in which freelancers can find paying cryptocurrency jobs in and about:
- De-centralized financing
- Blockchain technologies
While many pay in cryptocurrencies, some jobs offer fiat (dollars) currencies.
LaborX is a global online marketplace, much like CryptoJobsList.com, that hosts freelance jobs, short-term gigs, and permanent job openings.
These opportunities pay only in cryptocurrency.
CoinGigs functions as a regular freelance gigs portal requiring users to signup, post jobs, search and apply to gigs, and create freelancer profiles.
It also offers escrow protection to users to ensure secure transfer of work and money.
- The only difference is that freelancers get paid in Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash, providing borderless payment transactions.
The portal is free to use and charges an 8% commission per gig. You can find gigs under diverse categories like Lifestyle, Music and Audio, Video and Animation, etc., besides the regular Programming and Tech, and Writing and Translation jobs.
Editor’s note: The website is down, but the Facebook page is still active, so we have linked to the Facebook page. Use discretion.
This is a job platform built on Blockchain. Writing jobs include:
- Press releases
- Content writing, and more
All payments are made in Crypto and this site doesn’t take fees. To join, you’ll need to the Chrome extension “Metamask” or Ethereum’s Mist browser.
CCN.com is a news platform (not to be confused with CNN) looking for full and part-time contributors to write about US financial markets including:
- Global affairs.
They’re looking for those in the know who can pitch and suggest relevant topics from the Currencies, ETFs, Bonds, Stocks, and more.
If you want to write full-time as a freelance writer, you’ll be writing 3-5 articles per day. If you want part-time, expect to write 5 or more articles per week.
Rate: Negotiated. Submit your usual pay-per-word rate which is adjusted according to your performance.
Contact: Email Pamela Meropiali
CoinSutra has been around since 2008 and was started by an Indian blogger named Harsh Agrawal. If you’re interested in and love writing about cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies and want to get paid to write about what you love, this is a good place to start.
Pitch Tips: Send samples of your work and include:
- Two article topic suggestions
- Number of articles you can write in a month
- Rate or fee per article
- And whether you’d like to be paid in Fiat or Cryptocurrency.
Note: If you do not send samples, your pitch will be ignored.
Contact: Email Harsh Agrawal or firstname.lastname@example.org
Trade Crypto is the place for:
- Trending news
…about DeFi, Blockchain, the Cryptocurrency economy, and more.
Check the detailed guidelines page about what they’re looking for and what to send to “wow” their editorial team.
Pitch Tips: Send a short outline of what your article will cover in your pitch and be patient. Due to the number of submissions and their editorial requirements, it may be 2-3 weeks or more before your pitch is accepted.
Contact: Email email@example.com
Get paid to write: Cryptocurrency jobs for freelancers
Cryptocurrency is just one area of this emerging fin-tech niche. There’s also freelance work in similar niches related to decentralized finance (DeFi), blockchain, and Web3.
Whether you’re looking for a freelance gig or a full-time opportunity, there are plenty of businesses that are ready to pay for your expertise in the field. Just remember these three things:
- Know your industry.
- Study the publications, websites, and businesses
- Suggest new topics that are highly relevant either with fresh angles or original ideas.
Want to know more about cryptocurrency, cryptocurrency writing, and how to get paid? Listen to the Freelance Writers Den podcast with Allen Taylor and Craig Adeyanju for a deeper dive into the industry.
Do you write about cryptocurrency? Reach out to the publications above and get started!
Lisa Street Rogers is a ghostwriter and freelancer based in Cleveland, Ohio.