I found this today while I was browsing YouTube. It was created by the folks behind Daily Writing Jobs, and I find it very useful, especially for beginners. The “Write for Us” tip worked for me several years ago. Hope it works for you too!
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 to get stuff done at piano lessons, the park and I’m a fixture at the local coffee shop. Where do you go to work when you don’t want to deal with the same old scenery?
- Bloggers for Established Job Board
- Insurance & Finance Related Articles – $10/article
- Freelance Writer – NYC
- Freelance Writer for Tonic
- Longboarders Needed
- Educational Grant Writer
- UI Writer – On Site Freelance – Brisbane CA
- Military History Writers – $500 – $1000/script
- Do It Yourself Loan Modification Ebook
- Press Release Writer
- Freelance Blogger – $25 – 40/post
- Content Writer for Internet Startup – $15 – $25/hour
- Press Release Writer – Vancouver
- Website Writer/Producer – Santa Monica – Telecommute OK
- Copywriter – Toronto
- Writer for Mortgage Law Courses – Portland
- Article Writer/SEO/Blogger/Webmaster
- Experienced Writer
- Educational Content Reviewer – NYC
- Freelance Parenting Blogger – $10 – $25/hour
- Writers for Pro Hockey League Prospectus
- Bloggers with a Creative Flair
- Business Plan Help – $250
- Premiere Entertainment Site Hiring Writers – $50 per
- Contract Technical Writer – Brooklyn
- Technical Writer with MS Word Formatting Experience
- Writers & Bloggers Needed for Magazine
- Newsletter Writer – DC
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I’m hoping that things will pick up job wise (and traffic wise) starting tomorrow. I think a lot of the slowdown is because of all the folks taking spring breaks. Honestly, I wish all the schools around the country would have the same time off in order to better plan outings with family, cousins, etc.
I notice some typical slow down patterns for traffic to this blog and even job postings. For instance, from around Thanksgiving to the beginning of Janaury things drop off a bit, the same with spring break, holiday weekends, and summer time. Do you take time off during this time or do you work through holidays and breaks?
Leads… [Read more…]
I’d like to apologize for including a few clunkers in yesterday’s list. Freelance Writing Jobs has a policy never to post jobs under $10, jobs from term paper mills and other insulting gigs. In my haste to get leads posted, a couple slipped through the cracks. So sorry.
I was doing a search for “freelance writing jobs” this morning on Twitter. I find Twitter searches are a great way to meet like-minded people and mingle with members of the community. As a result, many of you might find me following, so I can keep connected. If you’d like to follow me on Twitter, I’m @debng. If you would like to receive updates whenever a new blog post appears at FWJ follow us @freelancewj.
Also, I’m in the process of creating a Freelance Writing Jobs social network on Ning. This will allow us to share even more. There is a discussion forum, places to share videos, images and podcasts, we can talk about jobs and updates and all issues freelance writers face. Now, it’s in the raw stages and I haven’t started inviting folks yet, but if you’re interested in being a part of the Freelance Writing Jobs social network on Ning, please join!
So, a few leads, more tomorrow… [Read more…]
I took a day off today from my job as Community Manager at BlogTalkRadio. It’s spring break and I thought it would be nice to have a mom/kid day. I think some folks find working at home to be a great way to spend time with kids, and it is, but it’s also difficult to balance the day and the job. Though I’m fortunate to have a job that allows me the flexibility to take my son to his activities or pick up some groceries, it’s not as easy to take time off for family as when I freelanced. This year, for the first time, we’re not doing day camp. After this week of having my son home from school, I’m thinking summer is going to be a challenge. What are some of the things you do to fulfill all your obligations without neglecting your kids? I balance it out this way:
- Begin work earlier in the day – between 6 and 7 a.m. My son wakes later in the summer, plus he’s pretty relaxed in the morning. If I start at six, I can generally get two to four uninterrupted hours before we have to begin my son’s day.
- Trade off with other parents – Other neighborhood parents may want time to get stuff done too. I’ve been speaking to my son’s friend’s parents about doing trades.
- Find activities – Though camp isn’t in the budget, there will still be time for activities. They will help keep him occupied a couple of hours a day.
- Go Mobile – Have laptop will travel. I work from the back deck, the library, and any where else there’s WiFi. If things get really crazy this summer, I’ll invest in a wireless card – just for the summer- so I don’t neglect my son or his duties.
- Enlist the aid of relatives – Grandmas and cousins are great fun. I may even visit with my sisters this month so my son can hang out with his cousins while I work.
How will you balance work and life this summer?
Leads… [Read more…]
Today, on the main blog, I wrote a list of the Top 10 Freelance Writing Excuses (and Why They Won’t Fly). It’s Tough Love Day at Freelance Writing Jobs. I hope you’ll read the post and list your favorite excuse for not looking for or applying for work. We’ll help you get past that excuse and motivate you into action.
Leads… [Read more…]
I’m getting my spring vibe. To me, spring means new beginnings. My world takes on color and new meaning. I’m inspired and the new ideas come in droves. I ask you, what can more stimulating and encouraging than seeing the crocuses come up or forsythia buds on the bushes. My winter blues over, I become alive and can’t wait to begin my day.
What does spring mean for you?
- Seeking Experienced Journalists – Helium
- Freelance Staff Writer -Heritage Solutions, Provo, UT – $25 – $50/hour
- Freelance Writer for Pet Newsletter
- Articles for a Relationship Counseling Website
- Write About Kid’s Crafts
- Content Writer/Book Promoter
- Writing Help
- Freelance Copywriter for Short, Descriptive, Writing Projects
- Freelance Interview Writer – Denver – $25
- Freelance Financial Writer – New Hampshire – $10/hour
- B2B Internet Copywriter -Phoenix – $1000/week – Telecommute Ok
- On Call Copywriter Wanted – NYC
- Stories for Romance Magazines – $150/per
- Rock & Metal Music Writers and Reviewers
- Fashion Blogger – $10/hour
- Bloggers & Webmasters Wanted
- Marine Science Writer/Editor – New England – Telecommute
- Writers Needed
- Entertainment Blogger
- Comedic Writer/Editor for Book
- Business Plan Writer – $200
- Erotica Writers
- Writers for Content Development Team
- Freelance Editor for Technology News Site
- Writer for Art Software Content – Brooklyn
- Business Writer Wanted
- Writer Needed to Describe Invention
- TV & Entertainment Enthusiast – Seattle
- Online Writing Opportunity
- Business Plan Writer
- Business Plan Proposal Writer
- Writers with Marketing Experience
- SmartLife Blogger – $25 – $150/post
How are you liking your weekend leads? I’ll do this when I can to make Monday’s load a little lighter. Keep your success stories coming!
Here’s some interesting food for thought: My first paid blogging gig wasn’t for a blog network. It was for a major cable women’s network and I was paid $500 for 200 words a week. That’s $500 for 800 words a month. Nowadays, of course, most blog networks are struggling.
I’ll be doing a series at Network Blogging Tips on whether or not one can really earn a living as a blogger for hire, but in the mean time I’m always interested in your thoughts and experiences. Do you blog for a living? If so is it for a network or individual – and is the pay enough that the ends justify the means?
What many brand new bloggers don’t realize is that blogging requires a lot more than typing up the required amount of words. It also involves promotion, community management and more. So if you’re paid $1 per blog post, are you doing $1 worth of work?
Just something to think about.
Keep those success stories coming! And since it’s the first of the month and the mortgage is due, and since I was under the weather for much of last week, here is a nice long list of Sunday leads.
- Of Greetings and Eco Stuff
- Freelance PR Writer – Herndon VA
- Press Release Writer – Carlsbad
- Restaurant Reviewer – St. Louis
- Freelance Travel Writers
- Freelance Editorial Manager – NYC – $65K
- Freelance Resume Writer
- Writers for Celebrity Interest Magazine
- FlyHub is Looking for Travel Bloggers – $10 per post
- Real Estate Loft Blogger – $250/month [Read more…]
by Deb Ng
Are you using Twitter to make connections and network with other writers – and the people who hire writers? If not, I recommend you take it into consideration. Twitter is a powerful and useful networking tool, plus it helps to break up the lonliness many of us experience when we work at home all day. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @debng – and post your Twitter names below so the FWJ community can follow each other!
Here are some leads for today:
- Research Interviewer for Major Financial Services Firm – NYC
- About.com Seeks Sports Journalists
- About.com Seeks Health Professionals
- Personal Finance Editor – NYC
- Editorial Project Manager – NYC
- Article Writer
- Speech Writer
- Fashion Writer – $250 per
- Freelance Writer for Linfo
- Newsletter Layout/Content Editor – Austin – $25 – $35
- Freelance Writer at Tonic
- Copywriter Needed for Ad Agency Project – NYC
- Manual Writer & Researcher – Austin
- Policy Impact Research
- Hypnosis Articles – $30/article
- Medical Writer in Psychiatry – Northfield IL
- Freelance Ad Copywriter Needed
- Writer/Blogger [Read more…]
by Deb Ng
Happy Sunday. Here are a freelance writing jobs to help pay off the holiday bills:
- How to Writers Needed at eHow
- Technology & Lifestyles Blogger
- Blogger Wanted
- Professional Blogger Wanted
- Banking & Finance Bloggers Wanted
- Passionate Bloggers Wanted
- Soccer/Football Writers Wanted
- Freelance Writer – Part Time – Miami
- Freelance Traffic Reporter – Edison NJ
- Website Freelance Writer
- Freelance Article Writer
- Freelance Writers
- Resume Writers Wanted
- Freelance Writer Needed for Association
- Freelance Writers for Human Interest Stories – $100 – $200
- Need a Website Translated to French [Read more…]