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Freelance Writing Jobs for the Week of 9/30/2013

Note: Some of these jobs, although freelance, may be location specific. In those cases, the location is listed.

SEO Writers: Writers needed to write SEO Optimized articles 500 – 1000 words in length for new website. Article content should focus on any aspect of becoming a better writer, writing a book, a writer’s life, and getting published. Content should be original, relevant, interesting, and able to pass a plagiarism check. Pay: $25 – $35 per article depending on content and quality. Get full details on this freelance SEO writing job.

All Types of Writers Wanted: Are you a business writer, book reviewer, cartoonist, blogger, writer, or want to learn how to blog and promote? NewsBlaze.com has many freelance writing positions open. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this freelance newspaper writing, blogging job.

Freelance Bloggers, Technical Writers & SEO Writer: QualityGal is a freelance writing company in search of writers and bloggers to create original, high quality, SEO-friendly content to positively impact websites. We offer a variety of writing projects, including but not limited to SEO/keyword-based content, informational content, resource-based content, blog writing content, and much more. Pay: $20.00 average pay per writing project. Get full details on this freelance writing job.

Freelance Political Writer: We are looking for someone to write weekly featured commentary, from a conservative point of view, for our website NEWSslinger.com.  Pay: $50 per article. Get full details on this freelance political writing job.

Freelance Fashion Writer: Internet Brands Publishing is looking for writers to contribute well-researched and well-written articles for our portfolio of leading shopping websites. We’re looking for shopping experts who write with a fun, conversational and “geeky-cool” voice. Pay: $30 per article. Get full details on this freelance fashion writing job.

Tech Writer: We are now on the look out for exceptional writers to help take the blog to the next level and beyond. We are after top notch, Neil Patel style ‘Epic’ content! Length of content will vary depending on the type of posts, but we are looking for a few ‘epic’ 1,500 – 2,000+ word, highly researched pieces. Pay: We will pay excellent rates for excellent content. That’s what we are after. We understand it takes hours to write great, thoroughly researched content pieces. Get full details on this tech writing job.

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Publisher Note: Did you catch Friday’s Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success? It discusses what you should be doing now to land more writing jobs this holiday season. Check it out, ok?
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Social Media (Facebook) Blogger: Seeking Native English blogger, but also Spanish, French and Portuguese with a passion for Facebook marketing. Blog posts will be featured on www.agorapulse.com and may also be guest posted on various top Social Media blogs.  Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this social media writing job.

Authority Bloggers: We’re looking to pay between $100 and $500 per mention/link leading to our websites from a high authority website. The websites that you’ll be linking to are VERY high quality brands that deserve to be linked to. We don’t represent spam or any other useless content. Pay: $100-$500. Get full details on this authority blogging job.

Business (Marketing) Blogger: We are a thought leader in the local service marketing space. We’re looking for a blogger who understands social marketing, local service marketing, online review marketing, and customer service strategies and how they integrate, and who is willing to make a long term commitment to providing two or three blog articles every week for use on our web properties. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this marketing blogging job.

Freelance Marketing Writer: We are looking for a freelance writer who is talented and can produce quickly. We have plenty of work to give to the right person. This is a great opportunity to work with Digital Marketing gurus who will give you valuable experience in writing for the web. SEO skills are a plus but not required. Be fast, be talented and be ready to work. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this freelance writing job.

Business Writer: A website dedicated to covering Africa from a business perspective is looking for freelance writers to contribute articles on African economy, entrepreneurship, development, real estate, innovation and technology. Pay: The compensation ranges from $100-$200 per piece depending on the story. Get full details on this freelance business writing job.

Freelance B2B Copywriter (Chicago, IL): We always have our eyes open for talented people to supplement our in-house team on a freelance basis. Specifically, we are looking to create a core group of go-to talent in the copywriting discipline. The work is B2B, in multiple mediums, and includes in-house and off-site opportunities. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this freelance copywriting job. Note: This site has other freelance job openings (eg, video editor); see listings under Freelance Opportunities at the link in this listing.

SEO Content Writer: SEO Company in Melville NY looking for someone passionate about writing to fill a part time 100% remote position. We are a full service SEO firm with clients in many niches. Your job will be to brainstorm content ideas and write content for clients across many niches. Pay: You will be compensated on a per article written basis. Get full details on this content writing job.

Freelance HR/B2B Writer: B2B content writing experience focused on senior executives. You will have the opportunity to create your own story angles and define the message that we are trying to communicate to the top innovators in the HR world. Our content is broadcast to nearly one-hundred thousands business leaders weekly in the form of white papers, case studies, eBooks, articles and blog posts. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this freelance HR / business writing job.

Curriculum Writer: Looking for an experienced curriculum writer in behavioral health. Academic background familiar with creating Learning Goals, Objectives and Evaluation method (test). Must have demonstrated skills to research and create content on assigned topics. Also, candidate should be familiar with APA format, sentence structure, grammar and coherence of content for layout and section headings. Pay: $100-$150 per course hour. Courses are 2 minimum/6 hour maximum. Get full details on this freelance curriculum writing job.

Tech Review Writer: am seeking writers for Computer Hardware for our review site. Please have knowledge of budget, high end, over clocking, etc. Some of the best writers I’ve had for this category can build their own computer and tend to be gamers. Telling me you own or are a Mac fan by no means qualifies you as an expert in this area as we deal with a lot of reviews of components that actually require knowledge of system building and no prefab laptops. This project starts immediately and the work will be ongoing.  Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this tech review writing job

Freelance Small Business Writer: Are you comfortable working with numbers/spreadsheets to identify newsworthy patterns/trends/storylines? We’re looking for a freelance small business writer/blogger to weave our internal market research data into concise, reader-friendly narratives for the general public. The ideal candidate would have a journalism background. Pay: $35 per article. Get full details on this small business writing job.

Freelance Business Writer (Port Washington, NY): We are a mid-size manufacturing company looking for a copywriter to provide content for printed and digital media. This is a freelance project-based position. We need a creative individual to develop fresh easy-to-read material about kitchen and bath industry. The ideal candidate will deliver an innovative way to highlight our brand in the blogosphere and social media. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this business writing job.

Freelance Health Reporters: The California Health Report (healthycal.org) is an independent, non-profit journalism project covering health and health-related policy in California. The site’s editor in chief is Daniel Weintraub, a veteran California journalist. We are looking for journalists who have a demonstrated ability to write 300-400 word blog posts on recent research in medicine, health policy and social science (for our newly launched Up Close section). Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this health blogging job.

COMING TOMORROW

Regular contributor Karen Cioffi discusses what ghost writers do. Many know what this is, but may overlook some writing opportunities simply because they fail to grasp the full scope of what this type of freelance writing is all about. Karen writes:

When most people think of a ghostwriter, they think of writers who write books, fiction or nonfiction, for other people. Those people claim the book as their own, as if they wrote it themselves.

It’s a win-win situation. The writer gets paid for her services and the individual who hires the writer gets a book to claim as her own.

Ghostwriting books though is just one niche in the ghostwriting realm. Other types of jobs include: content writing for businesses in the form of articles, posts, books, etc.; newsletters; white papers and reports; rewriting; product guides and descriptions (particularly plentiful type of writing this time of year).

Stay tuned for her full post tomorrow — very enlightening!

COMING THURSDAY ON SEOWRITINGJOBS.COM

Fellow SEO writer Dan Stetler tells — exactly — how he went from $15 to $450 per article in 12 months. He writes:

So I got started in the whole SEO copywriting profession because of Yuwanda’s e-book How to Make $250+/Day Writing Simple, 500-Word Articles.  It was very timely because my other profession, where I made $13 per hour at the age of 28, was clearly coming to an end.  The managerial position offered $15 per hour, was salaried at 40 hours, required you to work 50, and had below-average benefits.

I priced myself in at $25 per article because I just wanted to have an income at the time.  Even though those are comparatively low rates, I was making around $3000 per month right off the bat – now that was cool!

Don’t forget to come back and check out Dan’s full post on Thursday on this site’s child site, SeoWritingJobs.com.

Here’s to a great start of the work week!
Yuwanda

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SEO Writing Job Stats

**The average salary for SEO writing jobs is $66,000;

**Growth potential is high: Over 80% of businesses expect to invest more in content marketing in 2014; and

**It’s one of the best home-based businesses to start in 2014.

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Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success

Written by Yuwanda Black

Here’s your Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success for this week . . .

Devise a Holiday Marketing Plan to Get More Writing Jobs . . .

We’re almost at the start of the fourth quarter, which is a busy time for freelance writing. Companies are gearing up to implement their holiday marketing campaigns, which by the way, seem to come earlier with each passing year as firms try to squeeze every dollar out of the consumer during this profitable time.

The reason is, consumers are shopping earlier and earlier – thanks to the internet. Proof? Research shows that …

. . .  people start their holiday shopping online? Some start as early as May, but a third are at it by September. Our research found that even in the throes of the holiday season, 70% of smartphone owners are online even when they’re in a store. [Source: The Digital Pulse]

All of this means that companies will be spending money on content marketing, ie, new web copy, new newsletter content, new social media marketing campaigns, new blog posts, etc. All of this means more work for freelance writers, ie YOU!

Stuck on Just How to Get More Freelance Writing Jobs During the Holidays? Here are Some Ideas

Holiday Marketing Ideas for Freelance WritersI) Bundle services (ie, a month’s worth of blog posts along with posting to social media accounts).

II) Offer discounts on your most popular services to existing clients.

III) Implement a cold-calling campaign to get new clients.

IV) Offer bulk rates to encourage larger orders.

The ways to market your freelance writing services during this very profitable time of year are only limited by your imagination. But the key is, you must get that imagination to working – like . . . now!

For entrepreneurs (and never forget, this is exactly what you are as a freelance writer) the holidays are already here. YOUR clients are shopping NOW.

What do you have on the shelves for them to purchase?

Share Your Thoughts

Will you be doing anything new, special different to land more freelance writing jobs this holiday season? Have any ideas you’d like to share, toss around, get feedback on? Please share in the comments section below.

Have a Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success?

Send it in. Following are the submission guidelines.

Submission Guidelines

Length: 100-250 Words

Bio: 25-50 words; a link to your freelance writing website/blog and a link to one of your social media profiles.

How to Submit: Send in the body of an email (info*at*InkwellEditorial*dot*com). Put “Freelance Quick Tip” in Subject Line. You’ll be sent a link when/if it’s published.

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SEO Writing Job Stats

**The average salary for SEO writing jobs is $66,000;

**Growth potential is high: Over 80% of businesses expect to invest more in content marketing in 2014; and

**It’s one of the best home-based businesses to start in 2014.

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Infopreneurs/Self-Publishers: Marketing Insight from My 10+ Years of Selling Info Online

This is the final part to this post, Freelance Writers: What It’s REALLY Like to Create and Sell Your Own Info Products Online – What I’ve Learned in 10+ Years, which turned into a three-part series (Read Part I and Part II). …

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How Killer Customer Service Can Set You Apart From Other Freelance Writers — Widely Apart

The following is a guest post by Niall Roche.

Working as a freelancer means that you make your own hours, choose who you work with and even decide how much you want to be paid. As you’re no doubt aware, there’s plenty of work out there for freelance writers, but it never does any harm to have that extra edge or advantage for your writing business, right? …

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Freelance Writing Jobs for the Week of 9/23/2013

Note: Some of these jobs, although freelance, may be location specific. In those cases, the location is listed.

Freelance Health (Yoga) Blogger: Responsible for generating a number of content articles. Articles will vary in length from 750 – 2000 words; possibly being added on as a recurring blogger after initial content is generated. Pay: $10-$25 per post.  Get full details on this freelance blogging job.

Freelance SEO Copywriter: Small indoor air quality business needs to outsource work to a competent SEO copywriter to develop content pages as part of a website re-build. You will be writing engaging copy to lead visitors to specific pages of the website to educate them about the value of indoor air quality and regular air duct, dryer vent and chimney cleaning. This will include writing 50-100 articles approximately 300 words in length. We expect the copywriter to create 5-10 articles per week until we have completed the project. Pay: The compensation for this position is based on output. You will get paid a flat rate for every 300 word article you write; we are willing to pay $10-$25 per published article. Get full details on this freelance SEO writing job.

Freelance Copywriter/Proofreader (Adult Content): An adult content provider is looking for an experienced and talented copywriter/proofreader (some marketing experience a plus) for a long term freelance position. Duties include: creating movie titles; writing concise and intriguing descriptions for products; and devising ways/ideas to sell/promote a production/increase the appeal of the product; proofreading, copy-editing. Pay: $17-$20 per hour. Get full details on this freelance copywriting/proofreading job.

Full-time, Work-from-Home Financial Newsletter Editor: Position involves researching and writing compelling, in-depth articles about your investment recommendations. But it’s more than simply writing a “book report” on a stock. You’ll have to build your issues around interesting angles that educate and entertain readers. Pay: $60,000.00 annual base salary plus a bonus of up to $25,000.00. Full benefits. Get full details on this finance writing/editing job.

Freelance Tech Blogger: We need a motivated, enthusiastic blogger that has an expert level of technical knowledge of Automation software. We work with many small and large organizations in order to automate their business, IT processes, streamline execution and maximize ROI. Our blog will highlight the many different uses of Automation and keep our clients up to date with advancements and real life solutions using the software. Pay: $60 per post ($300/week – need 5 posts weekly).  Get full details on this tech writing job.

Middle School Art Curriculum Writer: Responsible for developing course outlines, writing lesson plans, and creating scripts for online interactive tutorials. Effective communication with the Project Specialists and other curriculum and instruction team members is essential. Candidates with experience in teaching and content development in the area of Middle School Art are encouraged to apply. Pay: These contractual positions are temporary and are usually paid per piece. These positions will be home-based and may be part-time or full-time.  Get full details on this educational writing job.

Note: Same position available for a Health Curriculum Writer.

Freelance Investigative Reporter: Investigative journalistic experience. Speak Portuguese. Located in or willing to travel (at our expense) to Brazil. Creative critical thinker. Looking for help on two projects in Brazil. Pay: Currently paying $5k-$10k per project, depending on scope of work (scope and pay to be agreed at outset). Get full details on this freelance reporting job.

Political Writer/Blogger: We need a blogger and copywriter who can take an issue, like the national debt, research it, find an angle to write about, then write a roughly 500 word blog post on that issue.  Example issues: national debt, obamacare, career politicians. We would also like this person to write some key copy for our website and marketing emails. There’s not a lot of copy to write, but we want to have really impactful copy that drives users to take action (signup, donate, etc).  Pay: $Not listed.  Get full details on this political blogging job.

Real Estate Blogger: Looking for experienced real estate blog writer for niche site. Weekly or twice-weekly 250 word posts on SEO content-rich timely topics of interest to residential real estate buyers. You must have excellent English spelling, grammar and proofreading skills and know how to use WordPress or be willing to learn. You’ll be asked to submit a sample 350 word post before hiring. Pay: $10-20 per post, DOE; paid twice monthly. Get full details on this real estate blogging job.

Fashion, Entertainment, Lifestyle Content Writers: We are building a team of writers for Country Outfitter’s content division. Now accepting pitches for country lifestyle posts. Topics include music, fashion, entertainment, country living, hunting, fishing, outdoors, etc. Pay: Approx. 10 cents/word. Unlimited work for the right writers. Get full details on this fashion / lifestyle content writing job.

Freelance Poetry Writers: Hi, we are looking for freelance writers to recreate some poetry for us, and write some 30-60sec poems for a lookbook commercial for our Art Blog Brand, PavementChasers. So we’d like to give you a poem and have you recreate it in that style. We will be doing series of these say 7-10 a Quarter. Pay: $25/poem. Get full details on this poetry writing job.

Freelance Academic Editors: We are looking for experienced copy and substantive editors in Medicine (Urgent) mainly Otolaryngology, Nursing, Critical/Intensive Medicine, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Radiology/Imaging, Dentistry, Physical Sciences, Material Science & Engineering, Physics (Urgent), Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Sciences and Information Systems, Recreation and Sports, Physical Education, Sport management and Coaching, Finance/Economics, with a core academic background. We prefer editor profiles that reflect research experience (studies conducted, papers written/published, papers reviewed, etc.). Pay: $18 and above per 1000 words edited. Get full details on this editing job.

COMING FEATURES ON INKWELLEDITORIAL.COM

Tomorrow: Regular contributor Niall Roche talks about how “killer” customer service can not only help you find clients — but keep them as well. Some excellent insight that not many freelancers think about. And FYI, Niall writes from first-hand experience; he was a customer service trainer for a large multi-national company.

He writes:

All too often freelancers use price as their competitive advantage, with many of them pricing themselves into early bouts of RSI, CTS and then finally having to working in a 9-5, J-O-B over again.

Believe me if you think writing $5 articles is a sustainable business model give it about 3-years before your hands simply give up the game and start complaining so loudly that you can’t even face typing anymore.

What I’m suggesting instead is that using excellent customer service is a far better way of not only finding clients but keeping them for weeks, months or maybe even years!

THURSDAY ON SEOWRITINGJOBS.COM, THIS SITE’S COMPANION SITE

Part II of regular contributor Chrislyn Pepper’s post on how to choose your SEO writing niche.

ON A PERSONAL NOTE …

Sorry for the delay in getting these listings to you today. I’m preparing to go back to Jamaica for a few months (one more week — yeah!) and the list of things I have to do before I leave keeps growing — in spite of the fact that I keep scratching stuff off. Aaarrrggghhhh!!

Hope you’re having a good Monday!

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Did you know that you can order any of our products (like the SEO copywriter training course in Jamaica) and take up to 6 months to pay? It’s true!

SEO Writing Job Stats

**The average salary for SEO writing jobs is $66,000;

**Growth potential is high: Over 80% of businesses expect to invest more in content marketing in 2014; and

**It’s one of the best home-based businesses to start in 2014.

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The State of Freelancing: Why “Project Work” Is Taking the Place of Full-time Employment

Written by Yuwanda Black

The last few years have been rough economically for most countries. It’s made finding full-time, stable employment extremely difficult for many. To make ends meet, many professionals have turned to “project work” (ie, freelance assignments), forcing them to be semi-entrepreneurs, if you will. Some are embracing this, and turning it into full-time careers.

The Growth of Freelance Project Work: Some Sobering Statistics

According to the World Future Society article, The Great Freelancer Movement: 8 Reasons Why your Next Job will be a Project:

**Within the next 10 years, the average person who turns 30 will have worked between 200-300 different projects.

**The overhead costs alone for the average full-time employee in the U.S. are now in excess of $10,000 per year.

**oDesk, the online work marketplace recently announced they hit the magical tipping point of $1 billion in brokered work between businesses, many of them solopreneurs and freelancers who moonlight, and in many cases earn their entire living, online.

**The number of independent workers is expected to rise to 23 million by 2017.

Who This Workplace Shift Is Affecting the Most

Millenials – ie, those born roughly between 1982 and 2004. And many of them are highly educated (over 63% of them have a four-year degree). Despite this though, roughly half (48%) work in jobs that don’t require a degree – perhaps because they can’t find one.

Why Freelance Work Seems to be the Wave of the Future

The aforementioned World Future Society article discusses 8 reasons project work (ie, freelancing) is ushering in a new way of doing business.

Are you qualified to capitalize off this trend?

Legitimate Work from Home Job Opportunity

P.S.: Start Your Freelance Writing Career Today!

We offer two online freelance writing classes to get you started. So whether you want to (I) specialize in SEO writing; or (II) just want to know how to become a freelance writer — period — we can help.

P.P.S.: You can now order any of our products (like the SEO writing e-course) and take up to 6 months to pay — really!

 

 

Just something to think about.

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Freelance Job Opportunities In Self-Publishing: Types of Jobs Available, How Much They Pay & More

As I touched on in this post, the self-publishing industry has spawned a plethora of job opportunities for freelance writers, eg, “ghostwriters, ebook editors, ebook cover artists and ebook formatting specialists, to name a few.” …

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Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success

Written by Yuwanda Black

Here’s your Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success for this week . . .

Identify Three Pain Points of Your Niche Audience . . .

In the quick tip here a couple of weeks ago, we talked identifying your target market, and why it makes it so much easier to land freelance writing jobs, writing:

When you speak specifically to a targeted niche, you are much more likely to get hired for the job than a generalist because they immediately get that you get their industry – hence understand their problems and will be able to capture that in your copy.

So this week’s tip is to identify three problems (aka “pain points”) of your target market – and how you can help them overcome them. For example, let’s say your target market is dentists. Some of their pain points – from a writing perspective – may be that:

Advice for Freelance Writers on Target MarketingThey can’t find writers who know the terminology of their industry;

Their practice is growing and they don’t have time to blog or time to hire someone; and/or

They don’t know which social media outlets are the most effective for their industry.

Even if you don’t know right off hand, you can find out answers to these questions, write up a special report and send it to them.

This way, you’re speaking to them – about their business, its problems, in their language.

Once you prepare the report, compile a list of 50 o 100 and send it to them.

By addressing THEIR problems, your contact is about them and their business, not you and your business. See how much more effective this can be than a general email campaign talking about YOUR freelance writing services?

Have a Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success?

Send it in. Following are the submission guidelines.

Submission Guidelines

Length: 100-250 Words

Bio: 25-50 words; a link to your freelance writing website/blog and a link to one of your social media profiles.

How to Submit: Send in the body of an email (info*at*InkwellEditorial*dot*com). Put “Freelance Quick Tip” in Subject Line.

You’ll be sent a link when/if it’s published.

Have a good weekend. Hope it’s sunny where you are; we’re expecting rain here where I am.

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Share Your Thoughts

Do you know the “pain points” of your target market? Have you identified your target market? If so why/why not? Please share in the comments section below.

Have a Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success?

Send it in. Following are the submission guidelines.

Submission Guidelines

Length: 100-250 Words

Bio: 25-50 words; a link to your freelance writing website/blog and a link to one of your social media profiles.

How to Submit: Send in the body of an email (info*at*InkwellEditorial*dot*com). Put “Freelance Quick Tip” in Subject Line. You’ll be sent a link when/if it’s published.

SEO Copywriter Training Class in JamaicaP.S.: Get SEO Copywriter Training in Jamaica!

Did you know that you can order any of our products (like the SEO copywriter training course in Jamaica) and take up to 6 months to pay? It’s true!

SEO Writing Job Stats

**The average salary for SEO writing jobs is $66,000;

**Growth potential is high: Over 80% of businesses expect to invest more in content marketing in 2014; and

**It’s one of the best home-based businesses to start in 2014.

Read more.

Email Marketing for the Freelance Writer – Best Days and Times to Send Your Emails Out to Get Optimal Response

The following is a guest post byKaren Cioffi.

Email marketing is a must as part of your freelance writing online marketing strategy. It’s your mailing list that will help move you toward your goals and success. But, first let’s go over what exactly email marketing is.

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Freelance Writers: How to Create Information Products That Sell – Insight from My 10+ Years of Selling Info Online

This is a follow-up to the post, Freelance Writers: What It’s REALLY Like to Create and Sell Your Own Info Products Online – What I’ve Learned in 10+ Years….

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Freelance Writing Jobs for the Week of 9/16/2013

Note: Some of these jobs, although freelance, may be location specific. In those cases, the location is listed.

Blogger: We are an online custom products company and we are looking for a talented writer who can produce unique, high quality articles on the promotional products industry. This position requires research skills, attention to detail and the ability to produce excellent work while adhering to strict deadlines. This is a freelance opportunity where we will be expecting two to four blogs per month, typically ranging from 400 to 500 words each. Pay: $20-$40 per post. Get full details on this freelance blogging job.

Freelance Social Media Marketing Writers (Phoenix, AZ area): Seeking 2 Social Marketing Writers in South Orange County. Requirements: Must understand all the leading social media sites; be capable of writing with good grammar and correct spelling; and have a writing style that is entertaining and informative in short bursts.  Pay: $15 to $25/hour.  Get full details on this social media writing.

Note: This type of job is a growing niche in freelance writing. Learn more about what a social media writer does.

Freelance Copywriter (Fairfax, VA): ICF International seeks a talented Copywriter to join our Corporate Marketing and Communications department for freelance/variable hourly projects. Hours per week may range from 5 to 20. The ideal candidate will help us to target our efforts to rapidly grow our work for commercial clients, while continuing to bolster our marketing to government clients. This is a telecommuting position but will be working with the team based in our Fairfax, VA headquarters. Pay: $Not listed.  Get full details on this freelance copywriting job.

Freelance Editors: Cactus Communications is a pioneer in language services, serving more than 47,000 clients across 112 countries. We are currently looking for experienced editors to work with us on a freelance basis for our English-language academic copyediting and substantive editing services. Editing test required. Pay: $Not listed. Get full details on this freelance editing/writing job.

Note: The company has several other freelance positions available, ie: Freelance Translators; Freelance Pharma/Regulatory Editor; and Freelance Transcriptionist.

Freelance Real Estate Writers (Atlanta, GA): Clickscape is an Atlanta-based online real estate firm that runs a highly visited website at clickscape.com. We are looking for bright, hard-working freelance writers who want to blog about real estate and all things Atlanta as part of a close-knit team working to make real estate better. Pay: $Not listed. Get full details on this freelance real estate writing job.

Freelance Tech Writer/Reviewer (Smartphones): We’re in need of a smartphone expert with top notch writing skills. You’ll be expected to receive handsets and evaluate them within 14-30 days of receipt. Reviews should be between 800 and 1500 words. Other duties will be comparing handsets in terms of specs as well as from a hands on approach. Pay: $.05 to .10 cents per word. Get full details on this freelance tech writing job.

Freelance Entertainment Writer/Blogger: EntertainmentDesigner.com (“ED”) is one of the most well respected blogs in the themed entertainment and experience design industry, read by thousands of industry professionals and enthusiasts daily. We’re looking for a diligent, responsible writer who is a creative/critical thinker to write 3 blog posts per week. Pay: $40 per post/$120 per week. Get full details on this entertainment blogging job.

Real Estate Bloggers (Miami, FL): We’re looking for a few Ghost Bloggers to create content that already exists and tailor it for our blog to be launched on October 1. SEO Experience is a Plus. WordPress experience a must. Our ultimate goal is by year-end to have selected at least two (2) Ghost Bloggers to contribute high quality and practical information tailored to our audience. The assignment is for 3 Months Minimum (6-10 posts per week).  Pay: $20 per post. Get full details on this real estate blogging job.

Freelance Article Writers: am looking to find some more writers to handle weekly assignments for me. This is kinda similar to something like textbroker in the sense that the topics will be pretty random… not in the sense of the level of quality that is acceptable.  Pay: 3 cents/word ($15 per 500-word article). Prefer freelancers who can handle at least handle 5000 words/week. Get full details on this freelance article writing job.

Freelance Travel/Tourism/Events  Writers (Silicon Valley, CA): We are a long-established local publishing company (Explore Publishing) based in Redwood City. We are looking for freelance writers to contribute short vignettes as well as feature articles for our annual hard cover, in-room guide for hotel guests in Silicon Valley/Santa Cruz Coast. Topics range from restaurant highlights to city profiles and local attractions/destinations of interest. We are also looking for someone to work on an ongoing basis on entering monthly calendar listings for area events, keeping our website updated and occasionally writing advertiser profiles. Pay: $Not listed. Get full details on this writing job.

Freelance Education Writers: CORE ECS, a leader in large-scale educational assessment, is in search of qualified freelance writers and editors with experience in content development for History/Social Studies K-3. Candidate must have strong classroom or editorial experience developing K-12 materials for history/social studies. A degree in education or history/social study is a plus. Pay: $Varies. Get full details on this educational writing job.

Bilingual Copy Editor / Translator (Long Beach, CA): In need of a Spanish-English bilingual person to help translate copy from English to Spanish using web applications in a part-time capacity. Must have a strong grasp on conversational Spanish and English. Must have a journalistic background in magazine, newspaper. He or she should be involved in the Hispanic community in Long Beach and have a good knowledge of the area. Pay: $Up to $100 per week, depending on work flow. Get full details on this copy editing/translation job.

Freelance Writers: Looking for Great Freelance Writers for Stories of Transformation And Articles on the Politics of Food, Health, Wellness (United States). HoneyColony (www.honeycolony.com) is a new magazine and marketplace geared toward people who are starting on their health journey. Created by the director of the award-wining documentary Vanishing of the Bees, HoneyColony is dedicated to putting honesty back into mainstream health and our food supply. Pay: $10-$25 for 300-800 words (we have assignments pending). Get full details on this freelance writing job.

Freelance Events/Marketing Writers: Chillisauce is an events company based in central London. We organise activity weekends, corporate events and stag/hen dos. We are looking for writers to work on lots of different projects varying from blog posts, press releases, news articles and professional product write-ups. ).  Pay: $Varies, as projects vary. Get full details on this freelance writing job.

Blogging Job: Looking for an experienced freelance writer for content related to all things event marketing – from promotions tours to trade shows to sporting events to wedding receptions. Ideas for content are usually developed in-house but we are very open to your ideas as well. Blog entries run about 600-700 words. Pay: $ .20 cents per word.  Get full details on this freelance blogging job.

Freelance Copywriter: U.S.-based computer consulting business, now in its second year of business, needs a re-do of its website copy to reflect the company’s new services, clientele, and expansion. Pay: $Negotiable but will match or be above market rates. Hourly or project-based pay will be considered. Get full details on this freelance web writing job.

Los Angeles Times Seeks Reporters/Bloggers: ­The Los Angeles Times seeks senior-level, experienced reporters/bloggers to run exciting new blogs in politics, money, breaking news, technology, entertainment, sports  and science.  The successful candidates are comfortable writing in real time, have demonstrated records of success in their fields, and know how to use analytics. You will write several posts per day based on the most interesting and engaging stories in the news. Pay: $Not listed. Get full details on this newspaper blogging job.

Freelance Writer (Employee Benefits): Summit Professional Networks is seeking an experienced, energetic freelance reporter to write spot stories as well as longer trend and analysis pieces on employee benefits for our market-leading website, http://www.benefitspro.com/. You’ll be writing on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on employers, as well as about how the market and regulators are responding to the unfolding retirement crisis. Pay: $Not listed. Get full details on this freelance writing job.

Freelance Financial Writers (Atlanta, GA): Mergermarket US Ltd. is an online, subscription-based news service read by over 100,000 individual subscribers and has more than 150 reporters around the world. WE have an opening for a freelance investigative business reporter based in the Atlanta area to report on mergers and acquisitions and corporate strategy. Ideal applicants would be highly-driven, exceptionally curious and have a major interest in business journalism. An inquisitive demeanor and the ability to produce several stories per week are musts. This position is home-based. Pay: $Not listed. Get full details on this home-based finance writing job.

COMING FEATURES ON INKWELLEDITORIAL.COM

Tomorrow: I’ll be doing a follow-up to last week’s post on what it’s really like to create and sell your own info products online. That post received a lot of interest, and some of the comments gave me the idea to cover some of what I think goes into creating info products that sell.

Wednesday: Regular contributor Karen Cioffi gives some great info on how to make your email marketing more effective, ie, she writes:

You’ve created a great article that offers your readers tips, help, or other valuable tidbits. You took the time to create an ‘on the mark’ title to help entice them to open your email. You’re a great freelance writer and you’re doing everything right.

But, what if your subscriber’s inbox is flooded with other marketers’ emails? This happens to me every day. The invasion of emails can cause subscriber anxiety and will definitely affect your email’s ‘open rate’ and thus its ‘click rate.’

There is hope though. Here are a couple of strategies you need to use if you want to improve your open rate, click rate, and conversion rate.

Hope you’re off to a great start this week!

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The State of Freelancing: The Difference between an Entrepreneur and a Freelancer – Which One Are You?

Written by Yuwanda Black
Some would argue that freelancers are entrepreneurs – in the sense that they run their own show; they’re the boss; they make money under their own steam. Isn’t this what a business owner is? But when you dig deeper, the simple answer is “No, it’s not.”

The Difference between an Entrepreneur and a Freelancer

As pointed out in the Small Business Trends post, 72 Percent of Freelancers And Consultants Say They’re Entrepreneurs:

. . .  there is a difference between the ones [freelancers] who think they are entrepreneurs and the ones whose actions back it up. If your business dies when you die, then according to Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad, it wasn’t really a business.

Freelance Writers: Are You Simply Freelancing, or Building a Business?

This is the question – one that I don’t think many freelance writers (the niche we specialize in here at Inkwell Editorial) give much thought to. I know I didn’t until years into my freelance career.

This summer, I revamped this blog’s marketing strategy. One of the main reasons I did this is that – in the back of my mind – I knew that if I ever wanted to sell the site, I’d need to be able to pass on something that wouldn’t “die” when I was no longer a part of the picture.

As a freelance writer, I think many of us need to start thinking of our careers in this manner. I mean, after all, we spend years working to help others achieve their business goals – but we don’t put the same thought into our own careers. Most of us simply don’t think past landing the next gig.

But we are responsible for major things like our own retirement savings and our own healthcare. Building a sustainable BUSINESS goes a long way toward meeting those obligations.

When Deb Ng, the former owner of FreelanceWritingGigs.com sold her site a few years ago, it was kind of a eureka moment for me. I’d never thought of selling this site – or any other site I owned. But now I think of my blogs (which are a big part of my freelance writing business) as valuable web property. And, as Deb Ng pointed out in her post, How to Sell a Blog: Part 1 – Having a Blog Worth Selling:

Though I had no plans to sell . . . I did realize early that this should figure into my blogging. Even if you have no plans to sell your blog for 20 years, always keep the resale value in the back of your mind. If you want to sell your blog [ie, business], you have to have a blog [business] worth selling.

Just some food for thought as you get back to the BUSINESS of freelancing tomorrow.
Yuwanda
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