The Freelance Writing Jobs Weekly Rundown: February 14, Edition

Every day we post our daily lists featuring freelance writing jobs leads, recommended reading from around the blogosphere and what’s new around the FWJ network. For those of us who don’t read the web and print blog, here’s a list of this week’s daily lists: Here’s what’s new this week at the Freelance Writing Jobs network: Please take the Freelance Writing Jobs Community Survey Do Not As I Do: My Top 10 Freelance Writing Mistakes Freelance Writing Jobs You’re Not Feeling: 3 Tips for Getting Through the Clunkers Your Turn: What’s Your Definition of a “Good” Freelance Writing Job? A [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for February 8, 2010

Where is everyone in the Freelance Writing Jobs community located? You don’t have to give specifics, but a general region. My son and I are geography buffs and I’ve been thinking about maptacking the FWJ community as part of  project for him. Were you caught in the blizzard this weekend? It wasn’t bad in my neighborhood – maybe six inches of snow – but I know some areas received a couple of feet. Fortunately blogging is terrific for shut ins and social networking helps to keep the cabin fever at bay. On Friday I mentioned Carson Brackney would be contributing [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs Presents 11 Cooking, Food & Drink Markets

food markets

We’re sharing cooking and food markets for you at Freelance Writing Jobs today. I researched each market to the best of my ability and as of February 2010, these are accurate and current. If I found a link to current guidelines, I included them. Otherwise, I listed contact information so you could request current submission guidelines from the market. I only posted a market if it was indicated that they’re accepting freelance submissions at this time. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with back copies of the various markets and read all guidelines thoroughly to be sure you’re a good [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for February 5, 2010

Well, we made it through another week. I hope yours was both profitable and productive. I want to thank all who applied for the blogger gig. I have over 200 applicants to go through thus far and it looks to be a very difficult decision. In addition to a new blogger hired from the advertised gig, Freelance Writing Jobs is thrilled to welcome Carson Brackney to our blogging team. Carson and I go way back, we both started our writing blogs around the same time and both our blogs made the very first list of the Top 10 Blogs for [Read more…]

Some Quick Tips for Balancing a Full Time Job While Building Your Freelance Writing Business

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If I had to pick one of the most difficult aspects of freelancing, it would have to be building a freelance writing business while still working full time at my day job. I did this for two years, from 2000 to 2002, and also in 2008 and 2009 when I had a full time social media job. As much as I love to write, sometimes the last thing I wanted to do after a full day of work was to come home and work again. Plus, many clients want to talk on the phone during business hours, something I couldn’t [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for February 4, 2010

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…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for February 3, 2010

Have you taken the FWJ survey to tell us what you think of the Freelance Writing Jobs network? If not, I hope I’m not too forward in asking you to do so. Our periodic surveys are how we learn how we’re doing and if we’re bringing you everything you’re looking for. We received a good response so far and with the exception of one comment (hugs and kisses to my BFF.) we’re receiving positive, constructive criticism. This will help us to bring you the tips and advice you’re looking for, do away with the stuff you’re not feeling and tweak [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs Presents: 18 Poetry and Writing Contests for 2010

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I’m often asked why I don’t post writing contests. I actually do post them when the folks who run contests are kind enough to send me the details, and I also post a couple of contests each week in the Freelance Writing Jobs Community Newsletter. Generally,  I don’t look for writing contests on a daily basis as I do freelance writing jobs. However, if it’s writing contests you want, it’s writing contests you’ll get. Below is a list of  writing contests. Some of them require a fee, and some of them don’t. I don’t know enough about writing contests to [Read more…]

Calling All Experienced Freelance Writers

We are looking for experienced freelance writers to create informative and engaging online articles around hundreds of unique topics including, but not limited to, fitness, gardening, auto repair, nutrition and outdoor recreation. As a Demand Studios writer, you will be able to claim and work on the assignments that appeal to you most and enjoy a timely payment schedule for each approved article you create. Join our active community of professional writers and start earning a reliable paycheck writing about the things you’re most passionate about. MORE ABOUT THE POSITION: • This is a freelance telecommuting position which enables you [Read more…]

How're We Doing? Please Take the Freelance Writing Jobs Survey

Every year I like to poll the Freelance Writing Jobs community to see how we’re doing. Really, this is your community and if we’re not giving you what you want, we’re not doing our jobs. These surveys allow for me and the rest of the FWJ blogging team to learn what you wish to discuss most, and what you like least about this network. Really, the best way to improve is through your feedback. All responses are anonymous, so please feel free to respectfully speak your mind. Thanks to all for making FWJ such a success. Click here to take [Read more…]

How’re We Doing? Please Take the 2010 Annual Freelance Writing Jobs Survey

Every year I like to poll the Freelance Writing Jobs community to see how we’re doing. Really, this is your community and if we’re not giving you what you want, we’re not doing our jobs. These surveys allow for me and the rest of the FWJ blogging team to learn what you wish to discuss most, and what you like least about this network. Really, the best way to improve is through your feedback. All responses are anonymous, so please feel free to respectfully speak your mind. Thanks to all for making FWJ such a success. Click here to take [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for February 1, 2010

It’s a true clean slate Monday – a new week and a new month. What will you do to make a positive start? Your daily lists Enjoy today’s lists. I think there’s some good stuff here, hope you think so too! New around the Freelance Writing Jobs network Setting a Freelance Writing Rate Equal to the Task Freelance Writing Jobs Presents 19 Parenting Markets Freelance Writers: Are You Just Going Through the Motions? Recommended reading from around the blogosphere Practical Social Media Measurement: Leads, Conversions, Sales How to Write a Viral Blog Post at Daily Blog Tips Weaving with Words: [Read more…]

The Non Traditional Freelance Writer’s Approach to Freelance Writing

path less traveled

Every now and then it’s suggested I’m doing this wrong, that my approach to freelance writing isn’t traditional and that the tips shared here are incorrect. It’s even been hinted that perhaps I don’t look out for a writer’s  best interests because I don’t follow the old-school rules of journalism or insist you follow the same path as all the other freelance writers. Those insinuations don’t bother me at all. I admit I don’t necessarily do things the right way – if there is a right way. I kind of like marching to my own drummer. There’s a reason the [Read more…]

Freelance Writers and Editors Wanted

Send rate quote. Akoya, a Pittsburgh-based communications firm, is looking for motivated and reliable freelance writers and editors to work on a variety of projects, often for the federal government. Ideal candidates are self-starters who have experience in technical and policy writing. Akoya pays competitive rates for professional writers and editors. Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to: Allison Schlesinger Akoya 2325 E. Carson Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203 Or [email protected] For more information about Akoya, visit www.akoyaonline.com.

WANTED: writer/editor to produce content related to buying, selling and living in waterfront properties

allaboutwaterfront.com (a blog yet to be published)  is looking for a writer/editor to produce content related to buying, selling and living in waterfront properties. The writer/editor will be responsible for creating 15-20x 400-word articles per week offering how-tos, top 10s, lists, trends and advice for a North American audience. Readers are either living waterfront lifestyles or interested in buying or selling waterfront properties. Topics will be provided ( http://bit.ly/7XCZqh ) and based on search engine keywords. SEO experience is a must. Please send a CV and links to a portfolio or clips, as well as any experience you have writing [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for January 27, 2009

Have you all been enjoying the markets on the Freelance Writing Jobs homepage? If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, may I recommend you do so? We’ve featured poetry markets, greeting card markets and more – plus a slew of markets yet to come. Your daily lists What’s in store for you today? Let’s check our daily lists: New around the FWJ network 75 “Write for Us” Pages Her Website Cited the Site as the “Best Sight in the City” Awesome Low Tech Design From the Files of Deb Ng – In Search of a Totally Organic [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for January 25, 2010

It’s Sunday morning as I start this post. I have some time to spare this week and I’m using it to get ahead. To me, there’s no better feeling than knowing I had a productive day. Actually…there is something better – knowing that I’m ahead for the week and I can take it a bit easier and put in extra time on a few projects. To be honest, finding leads is the most tedious part of the day. It takes two to three hours to get it done every morning.  That’s why I try and get as much done the [Read more…]

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