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…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for September 20, 2010


Good morning, everyone!  How did the weekend go?  If you’re interested in quirky holidays, you might want to know that yesterday was International Talk Like a Pirate Day. For more serious stuff, visit the rest of the sections of the FWJ Network, and good luck with the job leads today!  Here’s to a great week for all of us! New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network 21st Century Marketing Ideas 5 Steps to Handling Deadbeat Clients I’m Loving It, Are You? How Do You Want Your Tax Refund? Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs How-to Writers for Tech Website (Telecommute) [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for September 16, 2010

Good morning, everyone!  We’ve got lots of new articles for you in the other sections of the FWJ Network.  There are also some interesting gigs in this batch.  Have a productive Thursday! New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network First Lines as Inspiration Things that Go Bump When We Write – Phone Phobia I Use a Pen Name – How Do I Apply for Writing Gigs? How to Be a Paid Writer – Lesson 1 Don’t Freelance Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Content Writer Article Writer – Tuning Internet Performance Freelance Writer with Background in Education (Telecommute) Freelance Writer [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for September 14, 2010

Good morning, FWJ friends!  Here are some new job leads for you.  I wish you good luck in finding a gig! New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network How to Respond to a Blind Ad Building Your Freelance Writing Brand – Part 7 Monday Markets for September 13, 2010 Side-Note: Making the Most of a Writing Opportunity Hey, You Swaggering Rascal Over There! Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Freelance Writer for Pregnancy Content Freelance Writers for Internet Brands (Telecommute) Lexicon Content Manager (New York City) Freelance Writing Contributors (Downtown Toronto) Content Writer (Toronto) Contract Writer Needed (Anywhere) Blogging Jobs [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for September 10, 2010

Thank God it’s Friday again!  Let’s take a look at one last batch of jobs for the week.  Enjoy the weekend, and I’ll “see” you all on Monday! New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network Rights, Lou Reed and Susan Boyle Side-Note: Making the Most of a Writing Opportunity Isn’t It Ironic? Or, Maybe Not. I’m Really Not Sure to be Honest. Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Content Writer SEO Content Writer Web Content Writer (Stamford, CT) Danish Web Writers (Work from Home) Web Content Writer – Creative Circle (Philadelphia Area) Blogging Jobs Blogger for Food Industry Blog (New [Read more…]

Fall is a Great Time to Step Up Your Job Search


September’s here and the days are cool….maybe it doesn’t feel like fall where you live yet, but there is definitely a change in the air. When children start back to school, it’s a sign that the more casual atmosphere of summer is finished and our focus is back on rolling up our sleeves and getting down to business. What does that mean for freelance writers? Clients are once again focused on projects. Corporate clients who are working with a set budget may be looking to get work assigned and completed before year end. How do you tap into the freelance [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for August 27, 2010

Good morning, everyone! It’s Friday, and it sure feels like it’s going to be a great weekend.  Enjoy the last weekend of August, but do check out the job leads below first! New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network When Good Article Writing Goes Bad Call for Submissions and Writing Contests from Creative Nonfiction Journal Create Content with Timeless Appeal Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Education Writer Article Writer Financial Writer (New York) Writer for TicketKick (San Diego) Website Content Writer (North Vancouver) Website Content Writer (London, UK) Norwegian Web Writer Writers – Foreign Affairs (Sausalito, CA) Blogging Jobs [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for August 26, 2010

Good morning, everyone!  Here are your job leads (on this rainy Thursday).  I hope the weather’s better wherever you’re at! New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network The Power of Free: Why It’s not All About Paid Gigs Book Writing and Editing FAQ – How Do I Format My Manuscript? Difference Between a Resume and a Portfolio? Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs General Career Article Writer (Austin) Freelance Writers for Article Writers and Bloggers Needed Home & Garden Writers (Denver) Freelance Writers (Philadelphia) Freelance Writer for New Startup (Seattle) Blogging Jobs Bloggers for Popular Miami Website Tech Blogger [Read more…]

Who Are Your Freelance Writing Clients?

When you are looking for freelance writing jobs (I prefer to think of them as freelance writing opportunities), do how well to you know your potential clients? Rather than simply applying for writing gigs without thinking about whether the opportunity is a good fit for your skills and abilities, why don’t you take some time to get a clear idea about who your clients are, or could be? Here are some questions to get you started: What kind of business does your client operate? Do they have an online or brick and mortar presence, or both? What kinds of writing [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for August 18, 2010

Hi everyone!  Join us in welcoming Gayla Baer to FWJ.  Also check out the sixth installment of Susan’s series on building your brand.  Before you go through today’s job leads, here is a little something from Albert Einstein. “Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network A Toilet, Illiteracy and a Return from Vacation Building Your Freelance Writing Brand – Part 6 Hello, I’m Gayla Baer — Let’s Get This Party Started! Don’t Blow Off the New School – Social media [Read more…]

Should You Be Cocky or Confident in Your Freelance Job Search?

I read somewhere recently that freelancers need to be cocky when looking for work. I’ve been thinking about that statement, and I don’t think that is the case. When I think if a person who is cocky, it brings to mind someone who is conceited and arrogant, to be sure. This is a person who apparently has no issues with low self-esteem. Instead, they have a greatly exaggerated sense of their own importance. Did you notice that everything in that description has to do with the person him or herself? This is someone who is definitely embracing the WIIFM (“What’s [Read more…]

Gayla Baer Joins the Freelance Writing Jobs Team


I am absolutely thrilled to announce that Gayla Baer is joining the Freelance Writing Jobs team.  She will be writing about business tips and sharing her experience, knowledge and advice for freelancer writers who are learning to work for themselves and build their own businesses — often working from home and with little support. I had the pleasure of working with Gayla while she was a channel manager at b5media, and I was constantly impressed by her ability to connect with people, engage, and share part of herself as well as offer her guidance.  I know she will become an [Read more…]

There are No Small Freelance Writing Gigs

I’ve been thinking about the quote, “There are no small roles, only small actors,” and how it relates to freelance writers. Freelance writing and acting do seem to have a lot in common. Consider the following: You’re only as good as your last gig. There is no guarantee that anyone will hire you for your next one. Start pulling a lot of attitude and no one will want to work with you. Period. All of us have the opportunity to decide for ourselves which gigs we want to go after and which ones aren’t right for us. Before you turn [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for August 6, 2010

Here’s the last of the job leads for this week, FWJ friends.  Before you enjoy the weekend, check out the poetry contest below and try rising to an old fashioned writing challenge! New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network An Old Fashioned Writing Challenge Poetry Contest with $500 Prize and Manuscript Publication Introducing the New Freelance Writing Advice Column and a Call for Submissions Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Freelance Writer (Napa Valley) Content Writer for Mobile Application Development Website (San Jose) Freelance Health Article Writers Freelance Writers for Deal Site Freelance Article Writer (Alamo Square) Content Writer with [Read more…]

How to Translate Previous Work Experience onto a Writer's Resume

Our own Susan Gunelius wrote a very thoughtful post entitled, 10 Skills Freelance Writers Must Have if They Want to Succeed. I want to expand on her idea and address the subject of people who have work experience in other areas but who aren’t sure that it can be transferred to freelance writing work. The following list of skills formed part of a recent ad for a freelance writer: Computer use Continuous learning Critical thinking Decision making Document use Finding information Job task planning and organizing Oral communication Problem solving Reading text Significant use of memory Working with others This [Read more…]

How the iPad Might Help Freelance Writers


Everyone knows the print magazine industry is struggling with publications shutting their doors one after the other.  Many freelance writers depended on income from print magazines for many years before digital content usurped the print publishing industry.  What’s a freelancer to do when print publications are reducing the amount of articles they freelance and paying the freelancers they do accept content from lower amounts than ever? According to John Lettice from The Register, Apple’s iPad might just be coming to the rescue for magazines and freelance writers who depend on those magazines as income sources.  Lettice explains that the iPad [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for August 3, 2010

Hi everyone!  Here’s something to add a little spice to your week – we have a lot of blogging  job leads today.  Check them out below. New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network This Month in Media News Do Project Management Tools Help Freelance Writers? Building Your Freelance Writing Brand – Part 5 Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Freelance Writers for Freelance Writer (St. Joseph, MO) Content Writer/Blogger/Copywriter (Ottawa) Blogging Jobs Geek and Tech Bloggers Travel & Expat Bloggers Bloggers for Travel & Running Sites Blogger for Television Tech Blog (Detroit) Ghost Blogger Needed Marine Blogger/Reporter (New York) [Read more…]

What Matters Most: Good Brand Fit or Reliability?

I like to have some background noise when I’m working, and I often have the television on during the day. It’s interesting where ideas for blog posts come from sometimes: I started watching an episode of D.C. Cupcakes, a reality show about two sisters who run Georgetown Cupcake. To be honest, I wasn’t paying a lot of attention at first, but when the ladies became involved in hiring new staff, the show became a lot more interesting to me. I’m always curious about the hiring process from an employer/client’s point of view, whether it turns into something I can blog [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for July 20, 2010

Good morning FWJ friends!  Here are your job leads for today. New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network Freelance Writing Jobs is Back in Action Passion Versus Productivity: What Keeps You At Your Desk Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Content Writer for SEO Firm Content Writers (Seattle Metro Area) Website Content Writer Writer for “About Us” Section (Queens) Article Writers on Freelance Writing Website Promo Writer (Atlanta) Website Writers Needed Website Content Writer (Mississauga, Square One Area, Toronto) SEO Content Writer (Austin) Web Content Writer (Chicago) Website Content Writer Psychology Writer Creative Content Writer (San Francisco) Blogging Jobs Blogger [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs is Back in Action


To everyone who patiently waited as the Splashpress Media team worked through the technical glitches inherent in moving a big site from one place to another, thank you!  And to those of you who tried to help the tech team figure out what was wrong by leaving comments explaining what was happening on your end, thank you! I’ve been told that it looks like the home page updating problem has been fixed, which is great news!  It took some time, but the tech team kept at it until they figured out the problem. Let’s face it, tech people always hear [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for July 19, 2010

Here’s a batch of fresh leads for you guys.  Here’s to a great week ahead! New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network What Is a Comma Splice? Clips ‘n Things Saving for Tax Time Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Writer for Website Content Creative Writers for Website Content Writer for Fasteners – DIY Math Content Writer (Houston) Blogging Jobs Part-time Bloggers for Family Site (Michigan) Celebrity Blogger (Toronto) Automotive Blogger Blogger  for Craft and Jewelry Making Sites Bloggers for Crowdsourcing Street Style and Music News Blogger (Vancouver) Copy Writing Jobs Copywriter for Affiliate Network (LA, Santa Monica, LB, Valleys) [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for July 16, 2010

The weekend is here once again, but before that, here is the last batch of writing jobs. New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network Writing for Free or for a Low Pay – Don’t Let Anyone Else Judge You Being the Client Sassy Gay Friend Hits Two Literary Genres with One Peach Scarf Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Freelance Writer for Real Estate Writer for Websites Content Writer/Editor for Article Writers – Spinner Syntax (UK) Web Writer and Blogger for Hair Products Company (San Diego) Blogging Jobs Freelance Tech Blogger (SOMA /South Beach) Financial Blogger Freelance Blogger/Zombie Enthusiast [Read more…]

Writing for Free or for a Low Pay – Don’t Let Anyone Else Judge You


I’ve been told that an ongoing debate that can get quite ugly on this site relates to whether or not people should take writing opportunities that are unpaid or offer a very low payment. Let me preface my opinion on this topic by saying I don’t think anyone should judge why another person takes one job over another.  Every person, whether they’re a writer, an actor, a business person, or work in any other profession, has unique experiences, education and circumstances.  To judge another person’s willingness to take a job that is unpaid or low paying is completely unfair.  Until [Read more…]

The Language in Your Cover Letter Matters

As writers, we are very conscious of words and how they are used (or we should be).We know that the words we choose to use in our work matter, but do we give the same care to the language we use when writing a cover letter? If you are applying for a brick and mortar job, the goal of writing your cover letter should be to get invited to meet with the employer for an interview. When you write a cover letter for a freelance writing gig, your focus is a bit different. Many clients don’t interview in the traditional [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs Comment Policy Update


I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone in the Freelance Writing Jobs community better through the comments left on the posts here, but as usual, there are always some people who like to hide behind their computers and leave mean comments on blogs.  In my two weeks working on this blog, I’ve actually been amazed at the number of nasty comments that people submit. As part of Splashpress Media, the comment policy will change a bit on Freelance Writing Jobs in an effort to protect the writers who work very hard to create new, useful content on this site [Read more…]

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