Do You Ask for the Gig?

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You’ve been talking to a prospective client about his or her writing needs. So far, everything sounds good. You know you can do the work and give the client what they want, but they haven’t made you an offer. Now what? In this situation, you do have some options. You can back off and focus on the work you have in front of you right now and give the client some space and hope that when the time comes to hire someone that you will get nod. You have another option, though, and that is to assert yourself and get [Read more…]

Just Be Yourself When Looking for Freelance Writing Jobs

When I was thinking about how to approach this post, I started thinking about tips for how to package yourself so that a prospective client will want to hire you. I thought the better of it,and this is why I came to that conclusion: The client may not say so, but he or she is in full WIIFM (What’s In It For Me) mode when hiring a freelance writer. If the client wasn’t looking to have a problem solved or to get some benefit from your writing work, they wouldn’t be looking to hire a writer. Don’t try to analyze [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for October 19, 2010

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Good morning, FWJ friends!  We have a typhoon in our neck of the woods, but things are still looking pretty good.  How are things in your part of the world?  Well, here are your job leads for today.  Enjoy! New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network What to Do Before You Answer that Freelance Writing Job Ad Book Writing and Publishing FAQ – What Should the Title of My Book Be? Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Celebrity Fashion Writers (New York) Article Writer for The Content Authority Freelance Article Writer (Vancouver) Simple Content/Article Writing (Work at Home) Experienced Freelance [Read more…]

What to Do Before You Answer that Freelance Writing Job Ad

When you see an ad for a freelance writing job that seems like it would be a great fit for you, do you behave like you are an agent in your own version of Mission Impossible? It’s great that you have found an opportunity that you are interested in, but you shouldn’t treat the ad like something that is going to self-destruct in five seconds (or whatever it was). I know your first instinct is to jump on this and apply within the first two minutes after you read the ad (if not sooner), but there are some things you [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for October 18, 2010

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Good morning, everyone!  Here is the first group of freelance job leads for the week. Have a wonderful week! New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network Are You Ingenuous or Ingenious? Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Article Writer  – Forex (Anywhere) Article Writer/Content Developer (Toronto/Work from Home) Freelance Web Content Writer for The Supplies Guys (Ohio) Web Writer for Non-profit (Washington, DC) Web Content Writer (Virtual) Website/Article Writer (Las Vegas) Blogging Jobs Blogger/Community Manager  – Italy Magazine Boating & Fishing Blogger (Australia) Personal Finance Blogger Blogger – Professional Photographer (USA) Real Estate Blogger for Lofts.com (Boston) Bloggers for Dementia [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for October 14, 2010

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Good morning, FWJ friends!  Here are your job leads today.  Enjoy what’s left of the week! New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network Applying for a Job When a Friend is Interested Why Your Freelance Writing Pitches Fail Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Content Writers for Internet Brands (Telecommute) Web Content Writer (St. Paul, Minnesota) Marketing Copywriter for WebToMed (Chicago, IL) Article Writer (Vancouver) Writers for Local Guide Type Pieces (Minneapolis) Freelance Fishing Writers (Online) Freelance Fitness Writers (Plover, WI) Writers for New Technology Site Part-time Content Writer (Work from Home) Writer – Expert on Games (Southern California) Blogging [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for October 13, 2010

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Good morning, everyone!  Here’s something from John Jakes, which I hope will send some good vibes your way. “Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” Enjoy the rest of the week! New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network Keep It Simple – Forget The Fluff & Get To The Point! Quality Standards for Online Content Building Your Freelance Writing Brand – Part 10 Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Content Writer for Online Art Publication Freelance Writers for Adult Content (USA) Senior Web [Read more…]

How to Target Your Freelance Writing Job Search for Newbies

Your first freelance writing job is the hardest one to get, in my opinion. Once you have one (or a few) gigs under your belt, you can use your past writing experience to propel yourself forward to the next opportunity. How do you approach the task of landing that first gig, then? Start with what you know, and I don’t necessarily mean the fact that you have been writing for yourself for years. Working on your own projects is not the same thing as taking on client work. Both of them involve writing, but your own work is more of [Read more…]

How to Target Your Freelance Writing Job Search for Newbies

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Your first freelance writing job is the hardest one to get, in my opinion. Once you have one (or a few) gigs under your belt, you can use your past writing experience to propel yourself forward to the next opportunity. How do you approach the task of landing that first gig, then? Start with what you know, and I don’t necessarily mean the fact that you have been writing for yourself for years. Working on your own projects is not the same thing as taking on client work. Both of them involve writing, but your own work is more of [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for October 11, 2010

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Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope that you’re all refreshed from the weekend that has just gone by.  Here are your freelance writing gigs for today. New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network More Funny Signs that Could Use Better Grammar/Spelling All About ‘Pubit’ – Barnes & Noble’s New Self-Publishing System Is Your Work Really a Work for Hire? Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Arts & Entertainment Writers (San Francisco Bay Area) Tech Writer (Washington, DC) Freelance Health Writer Freelance Writer (Westchester, NY) Freelance Writer Content Writer – Performing Arts (Telecommute) Writer – Motorcycle Repair (Telecommute) Writer/Editor – Headaches & [Read more…]

Does Location Matter When Looking for Freelance Writing Jobs?

Dear Jodee, I’ve worked as a freelance writer with clients in my own country for many years. However, I’ve had difficulty landing well-paying assignments from international clients. Can you give me tips on how I can crack the international market? I’m especially looking for clients that are willing to pay well for quality work, not the ones who offer about $1 for a 500 word article and say it’s reasonable pay because I live in a third world country. And speaking of location, do you think the fact that I’m not based in the US or the UK, and English [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for October 6, 2010

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Hi! It’s the middle of the week again, and it is time for the weekly quote to help us get through Hump Day. Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating. – Denis Waitley New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network What is This Patch Thing? Medium Large Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs LCD TV News Writer Experienced Freelance Writer (New York) Web Content Writer – Technology (Washington, DC) Writers for New Video Game Website Content Writer (Chepachet, RI) Content Writer (Atlanta) Fair Lending Program [Read more…]

What is This Patch Thing?

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If you’ve been searching for freelance writing or editing jobs online lately, then you’ve undoubtedly come across job postings for Patch.com.  I did some digging to get the details about Patch.com, so Freelance Writing Gigs readers would know what it’s all about before you decide to apply (or decide to ignore those jobs).  Following is what I’ve been able to learn from my research. Patch.com is owned by AOL and was launched in February 2009 as a way to deliver local news.  AOL hopes to build the site to 500 local news sites, but currently, there are only about 50 [Read more…]

Are You Afraid of Your Freelance Writing Clients?

It’s early October, which means that the build-up to Halloween has already started. I’ve been enjoying some scary movies lately and I’ve been thinking about the fact that everyone is scared of something, whether they admit it or not. My list includes heights, large bodies of water, clowns – the usual stuff. I can also admit that I used to be intimidated by clients, both existing and prospective ones. There were a lot of gigs I didn’t apply for simply because I didn’t have the nerve to. When I got hired by people to write for them, I was scared [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for October 4, 2010

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Good morning, FWJ friends!  It’s the first Monday of the month, and I’m pleased to be sharing some job leads with you.  Here’s to a great month ahead! New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network What’s Missing? Why Joint Authorship is Usually a Bad Idea Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Prolific Writers (Utah) Writer for Fencing Guide (San Francisco) Web Content Writer (Boston) Freelance Writer for Website (Orlando) Content Writer – Medical Articles (San Francisco) Freelance Writer for Health and Exercise Articles (Telecommute) Golf Website Writer (Remote) Content Writer – Gambling (Remote) Relationship Writers (New York City) Blogging Jobs [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for October 1, 2010

Good morning, everyone! Wow – it is already October.  Can you believe that?  It still surprises me how fast time flies by these days.  I guess we’re having a fun time?  Even better news (in case you missed it somehow): it IS Friday today!  Let me share the first batch of job leads for the month with you and wish you a happy weekend as well. New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network How to Make a Living as a Writer The Power of “” Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Freelance Writer Content Writer (Madison, WI) Online Writers – [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for September 30, 2010

Good morning, everyone!  I’m pleased to share today’s job leads with you.  Good luck! Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Freelance Writers for WiseGeek (Online) Witty Web Content Writer (Las Vegas) Freelance Writers (Lawrenceville, NJ) Online Writer and Content Editor (New York) Writer for Adult Content (Work from Home) Creative Writer for TV Show (Toronto) Fun and Informative Writers (Virtual) Website Looking for Latino Writers (New York) Arts & Entertainment Writers (New York) Writer for Phoenix Site Blogging Jobs Education-minded Mommy Blogger (Online) Creative Bloggers (New York) eCommerce Blogger (Vancouver) Bloggers (Copiague, NY) Blogger/Ghost Writer Copy Writing Jobs Copywriter (Decatur, [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for September 29, 2010

Happy Hump Day!  If you’re running a bit low on inspiration, take a look at this bit of wisdom: “Dedication involves making the space to let young ideas take hold; every tree was once a seed and every company was once an idea.” ~ Zephyr Bloch-Jorgensen Now for our job leads. New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network Lessons in Copywriting – Part 2 Blogging Secrets to Power Your Community – Part II Help! I’m Stuck on My Lead! Book Writing and Publishing FAQ – What Types of Publishing Options Are Available to Me? A Complex World: Language Families Freelance [Read more…]

Newbie Freelance Writer Needs Advice

Hi Jodee, I am very new freelance writing. Writing has always been a passion for me, and I finally decided to publish some stuff online. I have published an academic dissertation on scribt.com and received good feedback. I have written on Hubpages purely for fun and recently I have started ghost writing, as well as writing for an article directory. Of course, the income is very low, but it gives me pleasure to research and write. Despite the low income, I ensure that what I write is of high quality. I have three questions: 1. How to make that step-up [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for September 28, 2010

Good morning, FWJ friends! Here are your job leads for today. Have a productive day! New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network How to Be an Internet Job Miner How to Be a Paid Writer – Lesson 2 Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Content Writers (Remote) Medical Web Content Writer Writers for Kitchen/Culinary Website (Austin) Content Writer (Madison) Freelance Writer (Montclair, NJ) Writers – Stories About Pets (Anywhere) Blogging Jobs Personal Finance Bloggers Fashionista Blogger (New York) Nightlife Bloggers (US) Freelance Blogger for HackADay.com (Online) Bloggers/SEO Writers (Los Angeles) Blogger – Senior Living (Chicago) Copy Writing Jobs Freelance Copywriter [Read more…]

How to be an Internet Job Miner

The Internet is a wonderful resource for people who are looking for work, including freelance writers. If you are interested in picking up your next gig, you have many options and places to look available to you. Many people who are looking for jobs check employment web sites looking for listings for “freelance writer.” This is an effective strategy, to be sure, but you can also get some great leads by looking at postings for editors. Read through the job description to see if it mentions something about the client looking for someone who can “supervise the work of freelance [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for September 27, 2010

Good morning, everyone!  I hope your weekend was as awesome as mine, and that you all have the energy you need to have a great week.  Here is the first batch of job leads for the week. New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network Print-on-Demand for Dummies It’s National Punctuation Day! Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Article Writers for Health & Fitness (Phoenix) Education Content Writer Blogging Jobs Industry Blog Writing/Editing Assistant (New York) Blogger – Marketing/Advertising (Remote) Fashionista Blogger (Chicago) Personal Finance Blogger (USA/Canada) Blogger – Relationships (Montreal) Comedian Blogger (San Francisco) Copy Writing Jobs Copywriter for Suburban [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for September 23, 2010

Hi, everyone!  I’m pleased to bring you your job leads for today.  We have some really interesting ones for you, so do take your time to check them out.  Have a good Thursday! New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network Rejected by Company with One-Application Only Rule Building Your Freelance Writing Brand – Part 8 Blogging Secrets to Power Your Community – Part 1 Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Freelance Writer at Groupon (Chicago, IL) Freelance Content Writer – US History (San Francisco, CA) Home and Garden Writers Writers for Film Website (Detroit) Content Writer for Tax Website (Houston) [Read more…]

Rejected by Company with One-Application Only Rule

Hey Jodee- Nice to have someone other than my husband to ask- he has no clue obviously being a watch commander/Lt law enforcement. Writing all my life whenever possible, I jumped in the blogging arena six months ago. Because I have a background in varied, high profile subjects, I submitted my resume, as well as a sample of my writing to On Demand Studios. Having not been creative enough on my resume, what stood out was the ten years since I retired; Those years were filled with topics readers are fascinated with, yearning to find more information on (other than [Read more…]

Reapplying After Being Turned Down for a Gig

If you have applied for a freelance writing job and didn’t get hired, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you should consider that door closed and never contact that prospective client again. There are times when you should consider taking another run at getting hired by a client you would like to work with. You Feel You Can Present Yourself Better There are times when we apply for freelance writing jobs and realize afterward that we could have done a better job at presenting ourselves as a good fit for that client. If you sent off your resume and realized later [Read more…]

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