Attribute Magazine Seeks an Editor

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Attribute Magazine is the premiere Internet based publication for progressive, optimistic, ethical people. We are a virtual company staffed by intelligent, fun, ethical people. The basic mission of the publication will be to showcase the “attributes” of all generations to the betterment of society and the world. What is it that drives us? What is it we contribute and are passionate about? Who are we, what do we consume, where do we play, live, etc?

Freelance Writing Jobs: The New Year’s Eve Edition

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by Jodee Redmond Good morning FWJ Friends! It’s December 31 and the last day this year that I will have leads for you. It’s another relatively quiet day, but things will pick up after the New Year. Enjoy your New Year’s celebrations, everyone! Leads… Telecommute Freelance Writer (Multicultural Reports) Writers who Know California Politics Wedding Writer ($20 for 600 words) Health/Fitness Reporters and Writers Wanted Technical Writer – Casino Experience Need Writer for Press Release and SEO Writer/Editor for Martial Arts Magazine Copy Writing and SEO for my Web Site Entertainment Industry and Technology Columnist ($35 per story)

Freelance Writing Jobs for December 30, 2008

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by Jodee Redmond Good morning FWJ Friends! There was a bit more activity on the boards this morning, and I’ve leads for content writers, business plan writers, fitness writers, translators, proofreaders, and copy writers. A few blogging opps and internships are included as well. Something on today’s list might get your new year started off with a new gig. Do let us know if you get hired for anything we post here. We love to hear about your success, and it is inspiring to other readers, too! Leads… Telecommute Custom Content Freelance Writers @ Associated Content Newsletter Editor/Reporter Italian Translator [Read more…]

Getting Back in Google's Good Graces

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Recently I told you about how I had my Adsense account yanked from this blog, resulting in an 80% loss of income. As you can imagine, losing this much income at the same time we had to switch to a new server (a big and unexpected payment) almost devastated us. But I’m not writing this to give depressing news. I’m writing this to offer light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. I know of many bloggers who lost Adsense to their blogs for various reasons and thought there was no chance in ever getting back in Google’s good graces. [Read more…]

Don't Confuse Holiday Down Time with the Current Economy

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You’ve probably noticed slim pickings these past few weeks. Everyone looking for work are reporting dismal findings. In fact, I receive many letters each day asking if this is a result of the current economy. My answer is “maybe not. Don’t get me wrong, times are going to be a little bit tough coming up, but that’s not the main reason you’re not finding any work this month. November and December are traditionally slow months because folks don’t want to hire during the holidays. They don’t want to spend money on writers during that time. Indeed we’re experiencing tough economic [Read more…]

Monday Markets for December 29, 2008

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This is our last Monday Markets column for 2008, and tonight I’m not going to stick to a specific niche. I have a magazine for homeschoolers, one of interest to parents and kids, and one for people who like to brew their own beer. Home Education Magazine From the Web Site: Home Education Magazine is an award-winning publication for homeschooling families, or for anyone who enjoys living and learning.-* If you’re not familiar with homeschooling, please study our publication before submitting. If you are familiar with homeschooling, you might want to study it anyway, as our primary focus is unschooling, [Read more…]

Attribute Magazine Seeks Writers

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Attribute Magazine is the premiere Internet-based publication for progressive, optimistic, ethical people. We are a virtual company staffed by intelligent, fun, ethical people. The basic mission of the publication will be to showcase the attributes of all generations to the betterment of society and the world. What is it that drives us? What is it we contribute and are passionate about? Who are we, what do we consume, where do we play, live, etc? We are currently seeking to add creative, quality writers to our staff. Open to genre and topic but must pertain to our mission. Features, news, reviews, [Read more…]

Freelance Writing: Working Without a Net

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I’ve been asked more than once how I deal with the lack of security that goes along with working as a freelance writer. Since I’ve started freelancing, I’ve come to understand why actors and other creative types are said to be insecure. You are only as good as your last performance (gig), and there are no guarantees that you will get another assignment. Talk about working without a net! At the same time, I feel more secure as a self-employed freelancer than I did when I was working for someone else. Why? It’s quite simple, really. When I work for [Read more…]

Let's Talk About Why You Really Want to Work at Home

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by Deborah Ng One of the reasons I changed the FWJ logo from the pajama blogging lady to the coffee cup is because I was getting a little tired of the assumption that folks who work at home are a little lazy. It’s assumed that it’s too much trouble for those of us who work at home to change out of our sleep clothes. It’s assumed that those of us who work at home do so because we don’t want to work a “real” job or “real” hours. It’s assumed that those of us who work at home do so [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for Monday, December 29, 2008

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by Jodee Redmond Good morning FWJ Friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. It’s a bit quiet on the boards, but I do have some leads for you this morning. Leads… Telecommute Freelance Writers and Bloggers Needed Writer/Editor for Topics on Nonprofits and Social Innovation Experienced Business Plan and Marketing Writer Grant Writer/Editor ($25-$30 per hour) Freelance Writing/Blog and Forum Posting Call for Outdoor Writers Web Content Writer Business Book Ghost Writer Needed Writer Needed for IT Company

Press Releases – Where to Find Work

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By Terreece M. Clarke A few weeks ago I wrote about the fundamentals of a press release. Among the questions I received the most popular was, of course, “Where do I find clients?” The good news is there are a lot of clients out there. The bad news is, you are going to have to contact most of them to get the work. While there are some companies and organizations that will advertise a need for press release writers through Craigslist.Org & FWJ, many often do not. So which organizations should you approach? Non-profits – Many non-profits, including local branches [Read more…]

Scope Creep: Whose Fault Is It?

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Scope creep. It’s the dreaded bane of every freelancer. If you’ve never had the scope of a project start to creep on you, though, you may not be aware of it happening because of its subtle foot-in-the-door manner of sneaking in. Worse, you may not realize how much scope creep can affect your life. Before you know it, you’ve spent more hours on a project than you should, there seems to be no end to the work in sight, and the client comes back with yet another request. It’s almost enough to make you want to cry.

Help Spread the Word: This Scammer Has Nothing to Do with FWJ

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This website has stolen FWJ’s logo, title and more to send folks to Get A Freelancer, which has been known to scam writers out of a lot of money. Please help me spread the word that the above linked blog is not a part of FWJ, not affiliated with FWJ and we do not approve in the least. Very uncool people.

Ok…Now I'm a Little Angry

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Unoriginality bores me. Except when someone steals my blog’s title, logo and more. Check out this poor copy of the FWJ website. It’s using FWJ to send people to Get-a -Freelancer. Please help me spread the word that these scammers are in no way affiliated with FWJ. thanks

Freelance Writing Jobs for December 26, 2008

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by Deb Ng Good morning, friends. If you’re like me your house is a mess, you’re tired and your kids are already “bored”. Don’t fret, because I have some leads to keep you busy. Not many, mind you, but leads nonetheless. Leads… Blogger Wanted for Gay Website – $15 per post E-Commerce Site Content Writer – $10 an hour Experienced Freelance Copy Writer for Public Relations Agency Writers/Cotributors/Bloggers Needed – NY/NJ Fitness Routine Writer Looking for a Ghost Writer Blog and Article Writers Wanted – .08/word Blogger Needed for New Website – $100 per week Copywriter Writer Needed for Topics [Read more…]

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Merry Christmas Freelance Writing Jobs Community! Take this opportunity friends, to enjoy this moment to relax and reflect on all that you’ve accomplished this year, but not in the freelance writing arena. Today is a day to be with the people that have supported you on your freelance writing journey. The friends, family and religious mentors, if you have them, that have listened to your triumphs, frustrations and aspirations. Most of us get into freelancing so we can make our own hours, rearranging them to spend more time with our family. Have you accomplished your goal? What fun times did [Read more…]

Merry Christmas Bloggers!

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If you’re around to read this, I wish you and yours a wonderfully merry, safe, and relaxing day. That said, honestly people – get off the web! It’s a holiday. Unplug, go sledding, eat some munchies, and play with the kiddos (or dogs, fish, friends – what have you). I promise, the Internet and all these blogs aren’t going anywhere. Although, with my luck, watch; the Internet will vanish today and everyone will say, “HA!” Let’s hope not. Cheers!

Freelance Writing Jobs: The Christmas Eve Edition

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by Deborah Ng Good morning folks. Jodee is taking a very well deserved day off to spend time with her family so you’re stuck with me today! Pickings are slim, and they’re probably going to be slim until the end of the year so leads may be sporadic. Before I get into today’s leads I want to wish you, once again, my very best for the holidays and new year. I don’t want to get too mushy but words can’t express how I feel about this community and Freelance Writing Jobs. Thank you  so much for all of your support [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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by Jodee Redmond Good morning FWJ Friends! It’s Christmas Eve and yes, I’ve got some job leads for you this morning. I will be taking a couple of days off but will post leads again for you on Monday morning. No matter which holiday you are celebrating at this time of year, I hope it’s a warm, wonderful time spent with family and friends. To everyone celebrating Christmas, I hope Santa is good to you and yours. Leads… Telecommute Spanish to English Translator Wanted SAT Content Creation Freelance Content Manager @ Associated Content ($15 per hour)

Query Challenge Update: Where are you now?

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It’s late Tuesday evening and you are checking your feedreader, email and social networking sites one more time before you disappear into a mound of wrapping paper, yummy meals and family fun. You know there’s something you forgot to do. What is it? Write an article? Nope. Follow up on a source? Nope. The query challenge! That’s it! Where are you on the query challenge? Have you pitched a publication yet? Remember we wanted to do this by Christmas so we’d start the New Year off right with either a great or an encouraging response or heck, let’s be honest [Read more…]

An Adsense Cautionary Tale

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Many people ask me why I still use Adsense at FWJ. I tell them it’s because, for some reason, this blog network is hard to monetize. I get the best results from Adsense, plain and simple. It makes up for about 74% of the revenue earned here. We’ve tried other forms of advertising but this is the one that brings in the most money here. That’s why when I had my Adsense revoked for FWJ it hit us very hard. I couldn’t figure out why this would happen. We don’t ask for clicks nor do we run ads from a [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for December 23, 2008

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by Jodee Redmond Good morning FWJ Friends! Only two days to go before Christmas and my shopping is done! I went out last night and got it all done in one trip. It’s a little quiet out there on the boards but I do have some leads for tech writers, project editors, comedy writers, technical writers, and proofreaders. Hope something on today’s list is an early Christmas present for you! Telecommute Freelance Tech Writers @ BrightHub Project Editor Sex Columnist ($25-$50 for 500 words DOE) Press Release Writer Wanted Seeking Successful and Happy Comedy Writer Who is Not Bitter and [Read more…]

Monday Markets for December 22, 2008

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For this week’s Monday Markets, the print magazines explore the subject of religion. Angels on Earth publishes stories about God’s messengers on Earth, and Just Cause deals with national and international stories. Decisions is published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Angels on Earth From the Web Site: Angels on Earth® publishes true stories about God’s messengers at work in today’s world. We are interested in stories of heavenly angels and stories involving humans who have played angelic roles in daily life. The best stories are those where the narrator has been positively affected in some distinct way. Look for [Read more…]

Would You Rather?

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…earn $20,000 more than you earn now and work 10 hours a day at an office job, or would you rather work at home earning what you earned now or less. What is the tipping point where someone makes an offer that you can’t refuse in order to return to a full time job. For me, I have no intention of ever returning to a traditional office job. So it would have to be desperate times for my family (because they always come first) or an offer I totally can’t refuse. What would it take for you? Discuss…

The Freelance National Anthem

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Please rise for the Freelance National Anthem:

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