Good morning, FWJ folks!
Here are today’s gigs, including remote writing jobs, part-time jobs, internships, and other miscellaneous writing jobs.
How’s everyone doing this Monday morning? I had a bit of an adventure this weekend, which has given me a killer stiff neck, but my hands are working just fine, so you’re still getting some new jobs today.
Here’s the first batch of remote writing jobs, as well as a combo of on-site/telecommute jobs, and a bunch of other writing-related gigs.
Have a great start to the week!
Most freelance writers will tell you that writing isn’t the hardest part of their career. Finding clients is much more stressful and can be more time-consuming. Some writers spend 70% of their time finding new clients, which is a killer to their actual earnings per hour.
Fortunately, your freelance writing career will go much more smoothly if you streamline the way you find clients, while also implementing a few key steps to stand out from the crowd.
Here are some ways that you can get more freelance writing jobs.
Many freelance writers get all of their work by pitching clients on Problogger, Upwork, and other job boards. This is often a race to the bottom because their pitches don’t stand out among hundreds of other applicants. Even if they do get noticed, they often have to offer very low rates to compete.
You won’t run into this problem if you have your own website to generate leads. Here are some reasons you can’t get by without one:
Your website will be the center of your online branding strategy, so it needs to be professionally designed. You also need to make sure your content is compelling and flows well, so potential clients know that you are worth their money. If you still are at a loss for how to start a website or blog, be sure to check out my step-by-step guide here. At the same time, if you are a struggling freelance writer who is working on a very tight budget, you can take a look at these low cost hosting alternatives. I know how important it is to save money when you are starting a new business, but passing up on a domain name and web site of your own is definitely not the way to get more business!
I am still surprised how many freelance writers don’t have their own logo. Why do you need one?
Are you dreaming about your own Logo, but do not know where to start? Logaster prepared recommendations and examples which will help make your personal Logo. Click here to read the article “What Is a Transparent Logo and How to Create One?”
Well, people remember images much more easily than words. If you have a compelling logo, it will stand out in their minds. They will be more likely to remember you and reach out the next time they need a freelance writer.
However, at the same time, I can see how freelance writers might not be sure where to start when it comes to logo design creation. I recommend taking a look at Designhill, as they have a seamless process of starting a logo design contest which allows you to pick a design from many different graphic artists.
Not only does it make the creation process easier for writers, it can also provide you with something pretty unique and amazing in the process!
I have been hiring freelance writers for years. Some of them are excellent at their jobs, while others don’t deliver the content I need. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to tell ahead of time, unless I know they have provided great value for previous clients.
I am always more confident about a writer if:
If your clients speak highly of your work, then you should always ask them for a testimonial. It is a good idea to have them place their testimonial on your LinkedIn page because it is more public and people know that it probably wasn’t fabricated. LinkedIn testimonials are especially helpful if they come from clients that are large brands and thought leaders. You can always use the same testimonials on your own blog.
You may be surprised to see how effective testimonials are. Ben Gran wrote a guest article on Make a Living Writing stating that he earned thousands of dollars in new writing projects by using testimonials. You can also read more about LinkedIn testimonials at liprofilewriter.com, which is where the example testimonial above is from.
Many freelance writers don’t like guest blogging because they don’t get paid. They would rather write content for content farms at two cents a word.
This is the wrong attitude! While you don’t get paid for most guest blogging gigs, writing guest articles can be a great way to bolster your brand and bring new clients to your door. Onibalusi Bamidele, Carol Tice and lots of other six-figure freelance writers have built their careers off guest blogging…. and for myself, I love guest blogging and the many opportunities and benefits that come along with it — which is why I continually provide new content to FWG.
Unfortunately, too many freelance writers give up on guest blogging, because they don’t do it properly and don’t get results. If you are discouraged from lack of results, you may need to make the following changes:
If you follow these guest blogging tips and best practices, you should start seeing a major improvement in results.
SEO is a very important skill that many freelance writers lack. According to an estimate from GoSquared, Google drives 40% of all Internet traffic.
If you don’t know SEO, there are two reasons that you need to learn:
There are plenty of great sites out there to help you learn SEO. Moz, Search Engine Land, Search Engine Journal, SEO by the Sea and SEOBook are great places to start.
If you are proficient in SEO, make sure you let clients know. Show them that you have successfully gotten other clients to the front page of Google for competitive keywords. They will be willing to pay a premium for your services. For more advice and methods to become a better SEO and freelance writer, be sure to read this FWG article.
Tips to Become an All-Star Freelance Writer!
As you can see, to become a successful freelance writer there is a lot more than just writing skills involved. With so much competition and demand out there for quality writers, you really need to put in the time and effort to stand out from the crowd. Follow each of the tips I’ve laid out for you above, and there is no reason why you shouldn’t see an increase in your writing and client earnings.
Still looking for your break into the world of freelancing?
I’m Meo from BloggerJobs.Biz, and I’m here to fill in for Noemi. Here are today’s writing jobs that need your talent.
When you work as a freelance writer, it can be difficult to feel like you’re experiencing meaningful growth. Sure, maybe you snagged a gig at a prestigious magazine or you worked with a genuinely helpful editor, but freelancing can be lonely work. It can easily foster a feeling of stagnation, with your professional improvement at stake.
How are you supposed to get better at your job without the day-to-day mentoring and camaraderie that comes with a more traditional kind of work? The key lies in self-motivation and focused effort, targeting the skills that you struggle with and the areas most highly in demand, rather than just writing draft after draft without specific goals to achieve.
So, how do you escape the potential effect of the lonely freelance life and be a better writer?
Here are four things to do.
I hope you’re all having a good week. Here are some more jobs to make things even better.
By the way, I am going to be away tomorrow, but Romeo is going to cover for me, so you’ll still have jobs to look at.
Have a good day, everyone!
Good morning, everyone.
Here are today’s freelance writing jobs.
Have a good day ahead!
Good morning, FWJ folks!
Take a look at some fresh freelance writing jobs online and on-site, part-time jobs, and internships.
Put on a smile, everyone. It’s Monday, and it’s time to get more jobs.
Here is this week’s first list.
Have a great week ahead!
Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. – Mark Twain
We’ve all got words that we used more than we should, and I bet if we were to make a list, “very” would make it to the top five – not to mention other words that can be ruthlessly cut out from every article we write – words that may add to the length but not to the substance. [Read more…]