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How to Use Google Alerts to Help you Find Freelance Writing Gigs

How to Use Google Alerts to Help you Find Freelance Writing Gigs

If there is one thing freelance writers have in common, it’s that we are constantly marketing ourselves. It’s not a good idea to get too comfortable in a gig, even if it has been steady and lasted for a long time, and even if the client has hinted that it will continue that way for some time. Things can change in the world of work for employees as well as freelancers very quickly, and while you always give your projects your best effort, you need to understand that you only have work as long as the client needs your services. [Read more…]

5 Companies That Hire Freelance Writers

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While you love the flexibility that comes with a freelance writing career, you don’t necessarily love having to always look for a job, either. If only there were a way to secure a semi-permanent freelance writing position, you’d have the perfect work-life balance. There are companies that do hire remote writers on a more consistent basis than others, which allows you to do what you do best: write. Here are just five companies that hire freelance writers. About.com` One of the largest companies to offer freelance writing jobs, About.com is one of the biggest sites on the Internet. A plethora [Read more…]

Update your Plain Text Resume with Infographic Resume Builders

Update your Plain Text Resume with Infographic Resume Builders

You have decided you want to update your resume to give it a more modern look but you are all thumbs with the idea of working with an infographic resume template, and the idea of paying someone to create your resume for you is not in your budget. You are not out of options yet – infographic resume builders can help you get a polished and professional looking resume by doing much of the heavy lifting for you.

Infographic Resumes for Freelance Writers: Use Words and Images to Attract Clients

Infographic Resumes for Freelance Writers: Use Words and Images to Attract Clients

In the right circumstances, infographic resumes – using words and images to convey to a potential client who a freelancer is and what he or she can do for them – can be a wonderful way to get a potential client to sit up and take notice. If you are going to go this route, you’ll want to make sure that you are using this tool in a manner that presents your skills and abilities in the best possible way.

Easy Tricks for Spotting Freelance Job Scams

Easy Tricks for Spotting Freelance Job Scams

Protect your identity and integrity by avoiding fraudulent freelance job offers. Because freelance job listings characteristically involve short-term telecommute work, they’re easier to fake than full-time, salaried job postings. If you’re a freelancer looking for a new project, get familiar with these easy tricks for spotting freelance job scams: Take a Step Back from Start-ups Start-up businesses should not be universally painted with the job-scam brush; however, it’s important to understand that con artists exploit the entrepreneurial spirit of start-up businesses to weave their web of deceit. Beware of freelance job listings from newly established businesses that promise income from [Read more…]

17 Places Where Freelance Writers Can Find Magazine Markets

17 Places Where Freelance Writers Can Find Magazine Markets

Are you a freelance writer looking to break into the print market or an experienced writer looking for new places to pitch a story idea? We've compiled a list of places online where writers can find magazine markets online.

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