Hello to the Freelance Writing Jobs community! I’m very happy to be a part of a network that Deb Ng led so successfully, and I hope I can do it justice in the future. I’ve known Deb for years — since we were both writing for Know More Media back in 2007. Our paths have crossed many times since then — writing for b5media and later when I took over writing for About.com as the Guide to Blogging as Deb’s successor. It’s amazing how our paths are crossing again since Splashpress Media purchased Freelance Writing Jobs from Deb last month. [Read more…]
Anyway, I wanted to do two things before walking away from that post and implementing those good ideas. First, I wanted to write a “wrap” post about the recommendations, noting the prevailing themes, providing my reactions to them, etc. Second, I wanted to give away the free nacho prize.
You’ll note that this post is labeled “Part One”. You’ll see “Part Two” next week. I’m going to use “Part Two” to break down all of the advice, to provide kind words of thanks to the geniuses who provided it and to come up with what I hope to be a few Marvelous Insights of my own.
Do you dream of the “perfect” freelance writing gig? I bet that a lot of us do. It might be a certain client you would do just about anything to work with (the name “Deb Ng” might come to mind right about now, but I digress…..). I used to think there was one perfect gig, too, but now that I’ve been a freelance writer for awhile, I’ve changed my thinking on this subject. Much like there isn’t a Perfect Man (or Woman, as the case may be), there isn’t one perfect gig – and what a wonderful thing that is! [Read more…]
Five or six years ago, I wrote a bunch of articles for a construction website. I probably don’t need to tell you I know nothing about the construction. The client paid well and they gave me plenty of material for research, but the work was dull, dull, dull. I perservered though it was one of the most boring freelance writing jobs I took on, ever. Many freelance writers are at a point in their career when they can pick and choose projects. However, plenty can’t afford to be so choosy. This post is for them. What happens when you’re not [Read more…]
So as of Wednesday evening, we’ve been socked with a foot of snow and another five to ten inches expected over night. Part of me is thankful I have a job that enables me to stay inside during such weather, and part of me wishes I could take a snow day too. Freelance Writing Jobs Community News Did you know we post community news to our weekly newsletter? If you received and award or accolade, published a book, launched a product or any other good news to share, send it to us at wegetletters(at)gmail.com for inclusion in the weekly newsletter. [Read more…]
What is everyone working on? To be honest, I’m not writing too many client freelance writing jobs lately. This blog and a few personal projects take up the bulk of my time, but I did stumble on some of my old clips from ten years ago which I’m going to rework with a more current slant and pitch to markets. Mostly though, I’m just doing my thing here. Your Daily Lists I’m pleasantly surprised by the wonderful comments and suggestions being put forth on our survey. If you haven’t yet filled out the Freelance Writing Jobs Network community survey, may [Read more…]
It’s a holiday here in the States, a day we honor civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For many in our country, it’s a day to give back and perform community service. For others, it’s a day of reflection. Whether you’re working,relaxing, giving it back or paying it forward, I hope today is everything you wish for it to be. Your Daily Lists Hope you enjoy today’s goodies. New around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network: How Freelance Writing Bloggers Are Profiting from the Content Sites They Decry How I Landed My First Freelance Writing Jobs Without Clips Positivity [Read more…]
Hah! Caught your attention, didn’t I? The title of this blog post is also a search term recently used by someone landing on this site. This isn’t the first time someone has publicly wondered how much I earn, either. The truth is, it’s none of your business. When you’re a professional blogger or person who shares writing tips on a regular basis some people feel it’s good transparency to disclose their income. I think there’s a difference between being transparent and keeping personal information personal. I’d never walk into a CEO or co-workers office and ask how much they earn. [Read more…]
Good morning folks, not a huge update today, but it’s going to be in the ’80’s and as much as I love you all, I can think of better things to do with my time than trolling for leads. I hope you’re taking some time for you as well! How do you like our tweaks? Lara Kulpa, FWJ’s resident techie is working to make this a more user friendly experience. (Thanks, Lara) This blog is the first in the network to be tweaked, so let us know your thoughts. The front page navigation should be a lot more user friendly [Read more…]