How Can a Freelancer Build a Web Content Client Base?

You’re not alone. I know that because I get emails asking, “How in the hell can I get decent clients?” on a regular basis. I know that because I see folks quizzing discussion board participants with variations of the same question.

Niche or No?

There is one big question freelance writers must tackle regardless of their experience or career length: niche or no? Newbie writers will read article upon article and blog upon blog touting the importance of finding a niche, picking a niche, taking a niche out on a date…Veterans will find themselves bombarded with articles and posts […]

Visuals Count in Web Articles

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Lede (lead), transitions, closing – check. Sound research, supporting facts, eye-catching headline – check. Full editing checklist – completed. You’ve got the perfect web article. It’s going to gain thousands of hits, right? One question: how does it look? Writing for the web is different than writing for print publications. Magazine articles have a lot […]

Freelance Writing Jobs for July 2, 2010

Hi guys! The weekend is here, and for our friends in the US, you guys are going to enjoy a holiday weekend.  Happy 4th of July everyone! New Around the Freelance Writing Jobs Network Introducing the Professional Life of Susan Gunelius Saying Goodbye is “Never” Easy However…Making Transitions Count Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs […]

On Bad Writing, Bad Proofreading and Responsibility

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Credit where it’s due: Carson Brackney’s most recent post discusses Angela Hoy’s latest  rant against content sites and the people who write for them. In his post, “Content Mills, Angela Hoy, Search Engines and the Quality of Writng” Carson explores who really bears responsibility for bad content. This isn’t to argue Carson’s point, more to […]

About Suite 101: An Interview with Editor in Chief Colin Smith

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Deb’s note: This interview is part one in a series featuring content sites. As there have been much speculation and a few rather lopsided “investigations” regarding content sites, I thought it would be fair to talk to the people behind the content sites and let them tell the FWJ community a little about what they […]

How Long Does it REALLY Take You to Write an Article?

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Credit where it’s due: Just got done reading Laura Spencer’s “Writing Thoughts vs. The Five Minute Article Writer.” It has me thinking a lot about article writing and what goes into writing a good article. Can you write an article in five minutes? Me either. How about 30 minutes? Yes, sometimes. You see, I used […]

Freelance Writing Jobs for April 28, 2009

I’m not sure how long this unseasonably warm weather will last, but I’m enjoying it while I can. I’ve been working from my back deck enjoying the fresh air after being cooped up for the last several months. Freelance writers are portable. We can take our laptops and travel anywhere we want. I’ve been known […]