Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be Proud of Being a Workaholic

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Did you know that America is the 5th most workaholic country in the world? This was the result of a study back in 2011, where it was revealed that only 57 percent of people use all their vacation days. This number is probably lower by this time. Workaholism, however, is not limited to those who hold desk jobs. In fact, workaholism might be a bigger problem for freelancers. Since we are responsible for all our work, accountable only to ourselves (and our clients), there is always work to be done. Sometimes, it is difficult to delineate “real life” from work. [Read more…]

What Type of Freelance Writing Gig Suits You Best?

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What freelance writing gigs do you take on? Are they the best fit for you? Take this quiz and find out.

Tips to Handle Work Overflow

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Finding freelance writing jobs is not the easiest of activities. You’ll probably attest to that. This is why we have those periods when we can barely make ends meet in spite of scouring websites for jobs. Whether you check our daily listings of freelance writing jobs, look for jobs on this website or do Google searches using the keyword “freelance writing jobs” and all its variations, there are times when you won’t have as much work as you need. Then there are those times when you bite off more than you can chew. It happens to the best of us [Read more…]

5 Tips For Managing Your Guest Post Aftermath

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Editor’s note: This post was writte by Steve Aedy, who writes as a ghost blogger and works as a writing expert at http://www.freshessays.com/. He writes a lot and likes to help bloggers with both writing content and reaching bigger audience. Also Steve is really good at editing and adores writing essays. You can contact him on Google+. If you’ve managed to get your first guest post published, congratulations! But don’t sit back on your laurels just yet. Oh, no. The work’s only just begun… Guest posting on the big, influential blogs in your niche has several benefits: You can use it [Read more…]

How to Make Your Freelance Life Easier

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Freelance and contract work has proven to be a viable job alternative for employees. However, not everyone is sold with the idea of telecommuting or working with a remote staff. According to the statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor compiled in 2012, work offered to freelancers and contractors are expected to increase only by 3% within the next 10 years , which is considered slower than average. While freelancers can enjoy benefits that will make employees envious ,the problem lies in the inability of employers to find freelancers for their companies. Among the companies surveyed by Tower Lane Consulting: 37% [Read more…]

5 Unusual Writing Jobs

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Editor’s note: This post was written by Jennifer Parris, career writer at FlexJobs, the award-winning site for telecommuting and flexible job listings. FlexJobs lists thousands of pre-screened, legitimate, and professional-level work-from-home jobs and other types of flexibility like part-time positions, freelancing, and flexible schedules. Jennifer provides career and job search advice through the FlexJobs Blog and social media. Learn more at www.FlexJobs.com. Sure, you’d love to have that JK Rowling/Suzanne Collins success and write books that eventually become box office blockbusters. But for now, you’ve gotta pay the bills. Until then, you can still write your way to success—and avoid the financial pitfalls freelance writers can [Read more…]

What is Academic Writing and How Is it Different From Other Kinds of Writing?

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Academic Writing and Other Kinds of Writing Some freelance writers specialize in certain niches. They are subject matter experts. Others are more versatile and write about a variety of topics. Whichever kind of freelance writer you are, we can all agree that there are different types of writing that have different requirements. For example, writing for business to business (B2B) needs a different style from business to customer (B2C). Then there’s technical writing, grant writing, and academic writing, among others. Let’s take a look at academic writing and how it is different from the other types of writing. What is [Read more…]

The Dos and Don’ts of a Freelance Writing Contract

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When you first started freelance writing, did you have a contract? If you didn’t, don’t worry. I didn’t either, and I am pretty sure that many other freelance writers have the same experience. While I was – and am – fortunate to have only one negative incident, the smart thing to do is to have a freelance writing contract in place before you start working with a client. Source Without a contract, you can be taken advantage of. At the very least, you may have to wait for eons to get paid. Worst case scenario, you might have to take [Read more…]

Personal Issues Should Not Affect Your Work!

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Personal issues play a huge role in the performance of a worker. Whether you sit behind a desk at an office or you work at home, there will always be personal issues of some sort. Some of them may be minor and easy to dismiss. Others may have a more draining effect. Source Whatever the case may be, there is one thing that most employers and clients agree on: personal issues should not affect your work. They should be left at home once you step out the door; but what about freelance writers? How do you separate personal issues and [Read more…]

The Dos and Don’ts of Writing an Amazing Blog Post

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Editor’s note: This post was written by Cari Bennette, freelance writer, editor and content creator for JetWriters blog. She has around 4 years experience in blogging and does her best to write excellent posts and share her blogging tips with others. Contact her on Twitter. Writing an amazing blog post seems to come so easy for some writers. They have the perfect selection of flowing words that captures the essence of every idea. And for others, well, it’s a struggle. A struggle that shows in the numbers: posts with no comments, meagre social shares and zero sales. And it can be [Read more…]

10 Procrastination-Killing Quotes by Writers, for Writers

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Editor’s note; This post was written by Jennifer Parris, career writer at FlexJobs, the award-winning site for telecommuting and flexible job listings. FlexJobs lists thousands of pre-screened, legitimate, and professional-level work-from-home jobs and other types of flexibility like part-time positions, freelancing, and flexible schedules. Jennifer provides career and job search advice through the FlexJobs Blog and social media. Learn more at www.FlexJobs.com. You promised your editor that you would have your article in by the end of the week. But despite having a looming deadline, you’ve kept yourself busy clicking and commenting on your Facebook friends’ photos, playing with your pug, [Read more…]

The No-Brainer Correlations Between Blogging and Social Media

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Editor’s note: This post was written by Aby League, a qualitative researcher and a passionate writer. She is an innovator and technology enthusiast. She has been writing about health, psychology, home improvement and technology. You can see more of her articles on Elite Daily. To know her more, follow @abyleague on Twitter. Today, blogs and social media platforms are doing wonders for the business community. They allow businesses to promote their brands across large audiences, as well as help them build brand identity and trust among customers. However, for this approach to be successful, business owners and/or freelance writers like you must learn [Read more…]

6 Ways to Earn Extra Income Through Writing

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Editor’s note: This post was written by Jennifer Parris, career writer at FlexJobs, the award-winning site for telecommuting and flexible job listings. FlexJobs lists thousands of pre-screened, legitimate, and professional-level work-from-home jobs and other types of flexibility like part-time positions, freelancing, and flexible schedules. Jennifer provides career and job search advice through the FlexJobs Blog and social media. Learn more at www.FlexJobs.com. From the time you could hold a crayon in your hand, you knew that you wanted to be a writer. Writing is not only your career, but the way you express yourself to the world. Thing is, freelance writing jobs can be sporadic [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for July 18, 2014

Good morning, FWJ folks. What’s cooking this weekend? Here are your freelance writing jobs before the short break. See you on the other side! Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Survival and Preparedness Article Writer (Online) Freelance Wedding Writers (Multiple States) SEO Content Writer for Blog (Seattle) Freelance Writer for New Dog Startup (Brooklyn) Pop Culture Writer Article Writer Freelance Content Writer Automotive Writers (Telecommute) Freelance Financial Writer (Telecommute) Article Writers Objectivity vs Indifference Blogging Jobs Mom/Baby Blogger Customer Support Blogger (Anywhere) NYC Real Estate Blogger (Anywhere) Superstar Blogger (Telecommute) Copywriting Jobs Technical Copywriter (Remote) Agency Freelance Writer (Greater Toronto [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for July 17, 2014

Good morning, everyone. Here are your freelance writing jobs. Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Boat Content Writers (Anywhere) Content Writer – Medical Tourism Kitchen and Home Fitness Equipment Writers Freelance Article Writers (Online) Blogging Jobs Blogger in Social Media and Web Development Blogger for Duffy’s Rehab Center (Napa County) Proofreading/Editing Jobs Freelance Copy Editor for 3 Days (Boston) Editor/Proofreader (NY/NJ) Editor for Business Blog (Remote) Telecommuting and flexible jobs at Flexjobs Journalism Jobs Music/Entertainment Journalist (LA) Freelance Entertainment Writer for Global News Site Freelance Reporting Job – Marketing (San Diego) Plan/Proposal/Grant Writing Jobs Fundraiser/Grant Writer (LA) Query Letter Writer [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for July 16, 2014

How’s the week going so far? We’re being hit by a tropical storm right now, so I am not sure if I will get to finish the job leads, but if you’re reading this, then all is well. Good luck with today’s freelance writing jobs! Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Freelance DIY Writers (Remote) Fashion Content Writer for Startup (Remote) Article Writers for Media Company (Online) Short Article Writer Write about High-Level Electrical Issues for Multiple Unit Building (Remote) Luxury Article Writer (Remote) Content Writer for Real Estate Website (North Central Austin) Content Writer for Weekly Parenting Column Blogging [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for July 15, 2014

Good morning! Here are your freelance writing jobs for today. Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Freelance Writers – Automotive Website Article Writers for Nightlife and Entertainment Website Forum Content Writer – Automotive (LA) Wikipedia/Press Writer Blogging Jobs Freelance Bloggers ASAP (USA) Legal Blog/Content Writer (Remote) Rewriters for Blog Best Software and Apps to Keep Freelancers Organized Copywriting Jobs Real Estate/Mortgage/Finance Copywriter/Editor (Vancouver) Writer for Trivia App (Vancouver/Remote) Email Marketing Guru/Writer Proofreading/Editing Jobs Freelance Editors (Telecommute) Proofreader for French Website Telecommuting and flexible jobs at Flexjobs Journalism Jobs Newspaper Journalist (Woodinville, WA/Telecommute) Biotech Reporter (Remote) Investigative Reporter (Telecommute) Plan/Proposal/Grant Writing [Read more…]

Want to be a Writer? 3 Tips to Fund Your Literary Dreams

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For those of us who feel we were born to be writers, the uncertainty and struggle of a writer’s life isn’t enough to keep us from pursuing it. That said, we still need to pay the bills. Don’t let your literary aspirations come to a full stop by a swiftly dwindling bank account. Prepare yourself financially for a life of writing with these three tips: Create a Budget and Quit Shopping for ‘Fun’ Calculate your living expenses and create a budget you can stick to. Yes, this means the days of impulse shopping are over. Research shows that when you [Read more…]

Signs You Have What it Takes to Be a Freelance Writer

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It all looks so promising on paper: Doing what you love, in your pajamas, on the couch with the Kardashians on mute for company. For successful freelance writers, that might certainly be the setup, or they might only be able to do it while hot desking from a more professional space. There’s no right or wrong way to be a freelance writer, but you do need to have a certain set of skills and the right personality in order to succeed. Otherwise, it might be more like a hobby or second job and not enough to keep you financially fit. [Read more…]

A Guide to Part Time Working in Retirement

Looking back just a few decades, by the time most of us reached the state-designated retirement age, we were more than ready to put our feet up and relax with a cup of tea. Today, however, we’re more active, healthy and raring to go than ever before, and we’re not quite ready to hang up our work clothes just yet. The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service reports that there are now more than one million workers in the UK aged 65 or over – will you be one of them? Is it Legal? Absolutely! Just because you’re drawing a pension, [Read more…]

Advanced Search Engine OptimisationTactics

Search engine optimisation is necessary for driving traffic to a website. A large volume of traffic increases sales and profits. Although there are a few simple search engine optimisation techniques that most business owners can implement, for the best results such as quickly ranking on the first page of search engines, you need to hire a SEO expert. Professional tactics greatly improve your SEO. Search engine optimisation experts have a variety of tools in their area of expertise to help any business increase its online visibility and exposure. 1. Meta Descriptions For search engine optimisation, there has to be a [Read more…]

How a Follow-Up Email Landed Me a Freelance Writing Client Worth $450+ Per Article

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Source It’s frustrating, isn’t it? Life as a struggling freelancer is hard enough. You send out pitch after pitch, scrambling to get a hold on the writing markets. Squeezing your fingers into every little crack you come across, praying it’ll be the handhold you can use to hoist yourself into the future. And then you come across a job posted by THAT client. You know the one I’m talking about. Your dream client. The big fish. “This is the one,” you tell yourself. “If I can just get through to this ONE guy, I can free up some financial breathing [Read more…]

Build a Devoted Following for Your Blog With These 3 Tips

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It’s often said that starting is the hardest part of any journey. While that’s true of many an endeavor, that’s not the case when it comes to blogging. Starting is a relatively painless affair, and every corner of the Internet is stuffed with niche blogs authored by aspiring writers, aficionados of a subject, or simply people with an opinion they want to get out there … and the majority of those blogs have lifespans not much longer than that of the average housefly. No, starting is not the hardest part when it comes to blogging. Scratching, clawing, and writing your [Read more…]

How To Market Your eBook

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Book marketing is on the rise! With the advent of tablets, digital books are getting more and more popular. Self-publishing author community is growing fast as well. If you haven’t considered book marketing yet, it’s a great time to start! Honestly, there is no one way to market an ebook. But there are tips you can use to create the perfect campaign to fit your needs. Here are five bits of advice to do just that. 1. Put It On Your Site This is going to be the easiest way to let people know about your ebook. Make it immediately [Read more…]

I Have a Boss Oversees – How to Work Effectively as a Content Writer and Editor, as Told by a Filipino

I am a freelance writer and editor ,and I’ve been working with overseas employers for years. This is to attest that being a Filipino – or any other nationality for that matter – does not hinder, in any way, opportunities of being hired by international employers. So, if you’re someone starting out in the freelance world and need a guide on how to get started and thrive as a freelancer, I’m sharing with you my personal experience and thoughts. Being a Filipino freelancer doesn’t have to be different at all. As long as you meet the qualifications required, you are [Read more…]

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