Odesk is a great way to find writing jobs. It also is a way to guarantee that you do not get scammed by private clients. Odesk does charge a rate on top of you rate (you get to set your own rate) but it is free for you to advertise. Your money will be paid to odesk and then you can use one of the various methods to withdraw like paypal or direct deposit. I like this site personally because you get to get paid what your work is worth and you are guaranteed to get paid for it. Also these are hourly jobs and they are long term.