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Archives for December 2013

How to Stay on Track with Your Freelance Writing Goals: 5 Easy Things You Can Start Doing Right Now

The following is a guest post by Tiffany Howard.
First let me say, Happy New Years Eve! I hope you’re looking forward to what the New Year will bring. Now let’s get down to today’s post, which is designed to help you stay on track with your professional goals next year….

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Freelance Writing Jobs for the Week of 12/30/2013

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

Freelance Editor for Cooking Publication: The Institute of Culinary Education includes America’s largest menu of hands-on cooking, baking and wine education classes. The recreational cooking class schedule is published three times a year in a newsprint catalog we call “The Main Course”. We are seeking a new freelance editor for this publication. The Main Course editor writes, edits and coordinates the production of this 40-page catalog, which has a circulation of over 75,000, and is published three times a year. Pay: $ $5,000 per issue, based on $20-$25/hr for approximately 175-200 hours. ($15,000 a year). Get full details on this freelance editing job.

Marketing Copywriters (3 Needed): We are working exclusively with our client in identifying three Copywriters to write PowerPoint Sales Presentations, White Papers and Sales Brochures collateral. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this freelance copywriting job.

Freelance Technical Writers: We are looking for web designers and developers who want to write for our new web development blog. The position includes:  Initial assignments will be for articles and tutorials on the basics of each area of web development: Introduction to HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript, Basic Server & Domain Management, Databases and MySQL, Etc. Eventually writing articles and tutorials about current web development topics. Pay: $100-$200/article. Get full details on this freelance technical writing job.

Web Content Writer: Elements Behavioral Health is seeking a Web Content Writer.  The Web Content Writer will write articles, blogs, press releases and other content for a large network of educational websites in the field of addiction and mental health.  The position requires a strong ability to do research online, maintain a professional and relatable “voice,” and write on a wide variety of topics such as addiction, psychology, substance abuse, parenting, teen issues and related areas.  Pay: $Not listed. Get full details on this web writing job.

Freelance Dental Blogger: We are looking for a great researcher / passionate writer to join our team, creating 3 to 5 in-depth (750 to 1000 word) blog posts per week covering the latest research and best uses for the dental products that they sell. It is helpful if you have some kind of scientific, medical or dental background so that with a little bit of research you are able to understand what each product actually does. Pay: $40-$60 per post. Get full details on this blogging job.

Freelance Writers (Denver, CO): Publisher of local, direct mail publications targeting suburban families is in search of freelance writers in the Denver Metro area. Familiarity with the North and/or South suburbs is preferred. Our assignments vary greatly: local business profiles, feature stories that highlight events and organizations in the suburbs, etc. Pay: $0.12 to 0.20/cents per word. Get full details on this freelance writing job.

Freelance Blogger (Floral): The Florist Guide is looking for a blogger to write about flowers and floristry. We’re looking for someone to write and post two blog articles per month on a regular basis. Pay: $15 per article. After the site becomes more established we plan on raising the rate of payment and increasing the number of articles required. Get full details on this freelance blogging job.

Freelance Writers (Entrepreneurship): Looking for writers with experience blogging/writing about startups and entrepreneurship topics (research, tips and tutorial style) such as working from home, working with clients, doing gigs around the community or online, starting a business, social media marketing, building a website, tapping into your passions, running a business, time management… etc.  We’re partnering with great writers who have a friendly editorial style, can produce original content for our readers and crank out an average of 1 original post per week (about 4 articles per month). Pay: $20-30 per post (350 – 499 words). Get full details on this freelance writing job.

Freelance Online Writers: Ovlu, a platform for independent workers to find clients, get paid and run their businesses, is looking for writers to create high-quality articles and posts for our blog. Our audience is people who are currently working as freelancers/ independent workers (across all industry verticals), or considering joining the independent workforce.  We’d like the articles to be data driven with actionable take-aways – similar to posts on Hubspot and Kissmetrics blogs. Each post should be in the range of 750 words and should include creative commons licensed image(s). Pay: $0.05/word. Get full details on this online writing job.

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Publisher Note:
Lots of companies start hiring at the beginning of the new year. So you may run across lots of job listings for full-time writer positions. As a freelance writer, you should apply to these. Learn why in the post
, Freelance Writers: Why to Apply to Full-Time (In-House) Freelance Writing Jobs.
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Music Bloggers:Music promotion/PR company working with both local and international artists looking for casual quality freelance writers to write music features/reviews or short blog posts (whatever suits the publication you write for) for our independent artists (ONLY artists you enjoy). We are only looking for writers who already contribute to a quality, medium or high traffic publication or blog, or can pitch features. Pay: Reviews are paid $10-$50 EACH depending on blog/publication audience. This is contract work meaning you could be sent anywhere from 1 – 10 artists per month. Get full details on this freelance blogging job.

Consumer Technology Bloggers: We are looking for highly articulate writers who are well versed in the consumer technology industry. Must be familiar with the current trends in technology, and have an interest in the topic. You will be writing a number of blog entries each day- and we pay both on a per-article basis as well as revenue sharing once certain thresholds are reached. Must be available 5-6 days a week to write, but writing can be done from anywhere. Pay: Competitive per-article compensation (paid weekly). Get full details on this freelance writing job.

Medical Transcriptionists: Transcribe Team, an online-only transcription company based in the Washington, D.C. metro area is seeking work at home general, legal, and medical transcriptionists. We need people who are interested in doing regular work online for transcription and editing/reviewing of transcripts. We break audio that we receive from customers into a maximum of 10 minutes of audio so you don’t need to set aside lots of time to work. You can work when you have time. We also have a steady stream of transcription projects so there is always work available. Pay: We pay $0.40-$0.65 per audio minute depending on the quality of the work. Get full details on this medical transcriptionist job.

Ebook Self-Publisher Seeks Help: NEED HELP PUBLISHING EBOOK ON LINE. I HAVE A COPY WRITE OF UNFINISHED MANUSCRIPT OF MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY. NEEDS SOME FORMATTING AND EDITING. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this self-publishing job.

Freelance Fashion Copywriter (Freelance to Permanent, Lyndhurst, NJ):  Are you an E-Commerce Product Copywriter with experience in luxury products? Do you enjoy writing precise, accurate descriptions for premier clothing and home goods? Would you thrive in a fast-paced Web Studio, working alongside stylists, photographers and models? Barneys New York, the world’s leading luxury retailer, is growing. To better serve customers at Barneys.com, our award-winning website, we’re expanding our copywriting team. We’re looking for a talented product copywriter. Pay: Competitive salary. Get full details on this freelance copywriting job.

Freelance Editors, Writers, Etc.: Wordfirm Inc. sometimes seeks skilled editors to work for us as independent contractors. Occasionally we look for other publication professionals—such as writers, graphic designers, and indexers—to partner with us on publication projects. These freelancers all work from their home office through the Internet, so location is not a factor. We expect all, though, to be professionals and top-notch in their fields. Pay: $Not listed. Get on file for these freelance jobs.

Business Writers — Write for Entrepreneur.com: FYI, the New Year is a good time to pitch stories to all kinds of publications. Here are the writer’s guidelines for Entrepreneur.com, one of my favorite online mags (I’ve been a long-time reader and have been lucky enough to be featured here too, so immediately thought of them to pitch to). Pay: Entrepreneur.com buys first worldwide rights and electronic rights and pays on acceptance. Get their writer’s guidelines at http://www.entrepreneur.com/entcomwg.html.

UPCOMING POSTS

Following is what’s coming up here and on SeoWritingJobs.com, this blog’s companion blog, this week.

Tomorrow: How to Stay on Track with Your Freelance Writing Dreams in 2014: 5 Easy Things You Can Start Doing Right Now, a guest post by regular contributor Tiffany Howard.

Wednesday: 4 Reasons to Start a Freelance Writing Business in 2014, a post by moi to start off the New Year (I discovered one thing during my research for this post that just may surprise you when it comes to job security)

Thursday on SeoWritingJobs.com: 3 Lessons I Learned about Paying Myself Early On That Increased My Earnings as a Freelance SEO Writer.

Friday: The weekly Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success (we post one every Friday; this is the most recent one).

coverP.S.: Want to start a career as a successful, home-based freelance writer?

Get the ebook that pushed my freelance writing career to the next level – allowing me to travel and live abroad, get out of debt and really “live the freelance life.” One freelancer wrote:

First let me say thanks for answering my question(s) in your previous blog posts. I am writing to let you know, that I had my first $200 day after following the steps you outline in your e-book. I sent . . . emails pitching myself as a niche writer . . . A few days later, an SEO company called me, explained the scope of the project and sent me the funds through paypal without hesitation. . . . they are a local company. They said if they like my work, they will have much more in store, and are willing to pay higher fees.

For some reason, I thought your advice would only work for you. I know, call me naive, but I guess it seemed too good to be true. Luckily, I discovered you and liked what you had to say. If it wasn’t for you, I think I would still be trying to break into magazine writing.

P.P.S.: You can now order any of our products (like the SEO copywriting course) and take up to 6 months to pay.

 

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Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success

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

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Tapping into Your Calling as a Freelance Writer: What Your TRUE Gift Is — Do You Know?


First, I want to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. I hope you’ve had a safe, joyful, loving season. I can’t believe another year is almost over. Now, today’s post …

The post is a little philosophical and spiritual. I figured it was fitting considering the holiday.

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The Best Guest Blogging Tips and Benefits for Freelance Writers in 2014

Written by Karen Cioffi

First, let me say . . . Merry Christmas Eve! I hope you’ve been enjoying the holiday season. Now, to today’s topic.

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Freelance Writing Jobs for the Week of 12/23/2013

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

Observation(s) as I went through this week’s freelance job listings . . . Quite a few requests for instructional writing, eg, writing instructional/training manuals and curriculum development modules (view first listing to see what I mean). Now, today’s listings . . .

Freelance Writers/Editors (Job Coaching Program): Contract writers/editors needed to help develop instructional modules for online job coaching program for adults with developmental disabilities. Required: Instructional writing experience (young adult/adult); significant experience/expertise in career readiness instruction (job search, workplace readiness, workplace social skills). Pay: $30-$40 per lesson. Get full details on this freelance instructional writing job.

Tech Blogger: We are looking for writers to create high quality blog content based on web and mobile technology. Topics include areas such as: Latest advancements in web technologies, web and mobile application development, database development, risk management and disaster recovery. This is a part-time contract with potential for a longer term opportunity. Pay: $50 per post; need 1-3 posts per week. Get full details on this blogging job.

YA Ghost Writers Wanted: Literary company currently seeks ghostwriting candidates to work on YA projects with a focus on realism. Think: “The Spectacular Now,” “White Girl Problems,” “Will Grayson, Will Grayson,” etc. Pay: Compensation will be involved on a project by project basis. Get full details on this ghostwriting job.

Pharmaceutical Newsletter Writer: We are looking for an experienced writer with knowledge of the pharmaceuticals industry. Our project requires a series of internal communication articles for teams of a large and worldwide unit of a leading pharmaceuticals company. We are looking for a writer with a dynamic and impactful style. English must be your native language. Pay: Approx $2,000 Euros/month ($2,700+ U.S. Dollars). Get full details on this newsletter writing job.

Event/Meeting Industry Blogger: We are looking for passionate writers with experience in writing about event industry (concerts, festivals, etc.) / meeting industry (conferences, forums, tradeshows).  Our audience includes event organizers, wedding planner, social media strategist; in short, everyone involved to run an event. Pay: $50-$80 per post. Get full details on this blogging job.

Freelance Legal Writer: Forensicon seeks a contract writer to assist us with managing our online content development initiatives. This is a freelance work from home or wherever you choose opportunity. The right candidate for this opportunity will have an excellent legal writing background and will be adept at reviewing judicial opinions and case law and writing original case summaries regarding case law developments within the areas Forensicon provides services. You will be responsible for writing at least 4 case law summaries of judicial opinions impacting the use of computer forensics and eDiscovery. 300 – 500 words each, SEO optimized. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this freelance legal writing job.

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Publisher Note:
Lots of companies start hiring at the beginning of the new year. So you may run across lots of job listings for full-time writer positions. As a freelance writer, you should apply to these. Learn why in the post, Freelance Writers: Why to Apply to Full-Time (In-House) Freelance Writing Jobs.
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Water Safety Blogger: We need someone who can research and write articles on pool and water safety, both legal updates and more human interest-oriented content for our sub-site specializing in swimming pool signage. This is a heavily legislated area, and the laws change regularly – so some experience and knowledge of pool and water safety is necessary. So is at least three years’ solid experience as a blogger, of course. We will need a 400-word article every week or two, depending on how much traffic the blog gets. Pay: Submit your rate. Get full details on this freelance blogging job.

Freelance Online Curriculum Writer (Finance): Looking for hourly assignment based writers for creating supplemental material for online learning for Smith College Center for Women and Financial Independence.  Strong writing, grammar, editing and research skills a must.  Strong preference to candidates with personal finance or economics background.  Pay: Hourly rate of $15-$20 an hour depending on experience. Get full details on this freelance writing job.

Freelance Maritime Reporters/Editors Wanted: Professional Mariner magazine, the Journal of the Maritime Industry, is seeking regional freelance reporters/photographers/editors. Familiarity with the commercial maritime industry, shipbuilding and/or navigation is needed. Pay: Submit your rate. Get full details on this freelance reporting job.

Freelance Health Blogger: Seeking an at-home freelancer to help create posts for a well-regarded website’s blog. Our posts are primarily related to consumer health and wellness, and typically fall between 200 – 300 words. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this freelance health writing job.

Note: Learn more about when/when not to submit original writing samples.

Freelance Technical Writer: Cummins Allison is a global leader in developing technologies which count, sort and authenticate currency and checks. We are seeking an experienced independent contractor to help create and maintain technical documentation. Pay: Compensation is negotiated on a per-project basis. Get full details on this technical writing job.

Freelance Health & Fitness Writer: We are seeking an experienced writer to create compelling content for the official BlenderBottle blog. Candidates should have a passion for health and fitness and be at least somewhat familiar with BlenderBottle products. Duties: The Blog Writer will be responsible for writing 1-2 insightful, well-researched blog posts each week. Topics will focus on the general “health and fitness” category. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this writing job.

Freelance Business Writers (Presentation Writer): Hunter Warfield is currently involved in heavy M&A discussions with a variety of companies. The initial project we need is a written proposal for presentation to banks to help expand our M&A funding. It will cover who we are, our credentials, awards, and highlight the financing opportunity. We want it to pop and really highlight all the reasons why this is a great company to loan money to and why their investment will be safe. Pay: To be negotiated. Get full details on this freelance business writing job.

Training Manual Writer (Construction Industry): We are a general contracting company looking for someone to write us a training curriculum/manual. This would entail writing processes for interviews for construction employees and more.  We would like the writer to have extraordinary grammar skills, and the ability to write in Spanish is a huge plus! As we would like to have a bilingual manual. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this freelance writing job.

Freelance Article Writer: Are you into architecture? Could you commit to 6 (500-1200 word) articles a week? If so, contact us. This is for someone passionate about architecture, structure, skylines, or building designs. Pay: $15+/article. Get full details on this freelance article writing job.

UPCOMING POSTS

Following is what’s coming up here and on SeoWritingJobs.com, this blog’s companion blog, this week.

Tomorrow: The Best Guest Blogging Tips and Benefits for Freelance Writers in 2014 — A guest post by regular contributor Karen Cioffi. If you plan to add this form of online marketing to your arsenal next year, you’ll want to read what Karen has to say.

Wednesday: Tapping into Your Calling as a Freelance Writer: What Your TRUE Gift Is — Do You Know? (I hope you enjoy Christmas with your friends and family).

Thursday on SeoWritingJobs.com: That’s It. I Quit! I’m Not Searching for SEO Writing Jobs Anymore! (FYI, Thursday marks the beginning of Kwanzaa — have a happy one if you celebrate this festive season).

Friday: The weekly Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success (we post one every Friday; this is the most recent one).

coverP.S.: Want to start a career as a successful, home-based freelance writer?

Get the ebook that pushed my freelance writing career to the next level – allowing me to travel and live abroad, get out of debt and really “live the freelance life.” One freelancer wrote:

First let me say thanks for answering my question(s) in your previous blog posts. I am writing to let you know, that I had my first $200 day after following the steps you outline in your e-book. I sent . . . emails pitching myself as a niche writer . . . A few days later, an SEO company called me, explained the scope of the project and sent me the funds through paypal without hesitation. . . . they are a local company. They said if they like my work, they will have much more in store, and are willing to pay higher fees.

For some reason, I thought your advice would only work for you. I know, call me naive, but I guess it seemed too good to be true. Luckily, I discovered you and liked what you had to say. If it wasn’t for you, I think I would still be trying to break into magazine writing.

P.P.S.: You can now order any of our products (like the SEO copywriting course) and take up to 6 months to pay.

 

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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 . . .

Take Regular Time Off

It’s one of the best things you can do as a freelancer. Following are three reasons why, based on my experience. Just in case you’re a new reader of this blog and don’t know, I’ve been freelancing since 1993 (and welcome by the way if you’re new here).

You’ll find tons of great, first-hand info on how to start a successful career as a freelance writer. And by that I don’t just mean writing for clients, but self-publishing your own products and services, doing internet marketing – and more. Writing is a valuable skill – one you can use to make a full-time living online – for clients AND for yourself.

Now to today’s post on why you should take time off as a freelancer.

3 Reasons Freelancers Should Regularly Schedule Time Off

1. Freelancing Writing Can be a 24/7/365 Profession: If you’re not careful, you can find yourself working all the time. I know; I’ve done it. I explain why in the post, Freelance Advice: How to Transition from a Job into Freelancing Full-time and/or From Writing for Clients to Writing for Yourself, writing:

For a while, you’re probably going to be burning the candle at both ends. I did this for about a year – working on client projects mostly during the day, then in the evenings and on the weekends I worked on my stuff.

I worked all the time it seems because I had to keep all my financial balls in the air to be able to meet my monthly obligations (mortgage, utilities, car insurance, etc.). If you can live rent free, or have a spouse to support you, or can tap a 401K or other savings, then you might not have to do this. But I didn’t have many options, so I did what I had to do.

But you know what, eventually when you burn the candle at both ends like this, it catches up with you. This is why it’s extremely important to schedule down time. Your body NEEDS it, just like it needs food and water.

2. No Sick Days: Piggybacking on the last point, if you don’t take time off regularly, you’re more likely to be ill, not sleep well, take longer to recover from colds – and a whole bunch of other health problems. And when you freelance, there are no sick days.

Freelance Business Advice on Scheduling Time OffIf you’re unable to perform, who’s going to get the client’s project done on time? One reason businesses outsource work is for reliability. You become a part of their business; you’re a valuable asset to their firm.

Proof?

Here’s a testimonial from a client who was referring us about how she relies on me and my team.

Here is Yuwanda’s info. She is awesome and write’s [sic] all content that is new. Have referred her to a couple people now and everyone is more than happy! She is part of my team.

So if you don’t keep your promises, then you become a liability (instead of an asset). And firms shed liabilities quicker than you can say, “Ca choo!”

3. Perform Better: Downtime gives your body and mind the rest it needs to perform even better. So while you may think you’re getting ahead by working 24/7/365, you could be doing more harm than good.

Burnout is real – with real consequences, as discussed in the Oprah.com article, 5 Ways to Bring Yourself Back from Burnout: which states:

It may seem admirable to work yourself sick, but the longer you burn the candle at both ends, the faster you’ll burn out. . . . eventually your high-activity hormones run low. You slow down while trying to speed up. Illness, memory loss, and accidents replace achievement.

I’ve been through this a few times in my freelance career. I’ll work myself to death to get something done, with the idea of getting ahead. Then, I’ll find that I’m so tired after I finish that I need to take a few days to recover. So I actually lose time (getting behind again) because I worked without giving myself time off.

It can be a vicious cycle.

So the best thing to do if you decide to freelance is schedule time off — regularly. This way, you’re always properly rested and can achieve your goals without risking your health.

And, what better time to take off than right now, no?

Happy holidays!

On a personal note …

I got back from Jamaica yesterday; I was there for almost three months this time. I was exhausted when I fell into bed last night (at only 9 pm no less!); it was a long day of travel.

I love living and working abroad, but whenever I hit U.S. soil again, it reminds me of how lucky I am to be American. I’m sure every person feels this way about their homeland – no matter how often or how far you may travel. There truly is no place like home – and especially home for the holidays.

I hope you’re enjoying! 🙂

Share Your Thoughts

Have you ever experienced burnout as a freelancer? Do you regularly schedule down time? If so, why/why not? Please share in the comments section below.

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Get the ebook that pushed my freelance writing career to the next levelallowing me to travel and live abroad, get out of debt and really “live the freelance life.” One freelancer wrote:

First let me say thanks for answering my question(s) in your previous blog posts. I am writing to let you know, that I had my first $200 day after following the steps you outline in your e-book. I sent . . . emails pitching myself as a niche writer . . . A few days later, an SEO company called me, explained the scope of the project and sent me the funds through paypal without hesitation. . . . they are a local company. They said if they like my work, they will have much more in store, and are willing to pay higher fees.

For some reason, I thought your advice would only work for you. I know, call me naive, but I guess it seemed too good to be true. Luckily, I discovered you and liked what you had to say. If it wasn’t for you, I think I would still be trying to break into magazine writing.

P.P.S.: You can now order any of our products (like the SEO copywriting course) and take up to 6 months to pay.

 

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Guest Posting: 10 Responsibilities of a Blog Publisher

In wake of the popularity of content marketing, guest posting on blogs has become a popular way for online marketers to get their name and message out there. When this topic is discussed, usually it’s aimed at what the guest poster’s responsibilities are.

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How to Make Your First $100 as a Freelance Writer on Elance

The following is a guest post by Halona Black.

I speak to a lot of newbie freelance writers on social media. One of the biggest frustrations I hear is how to get your first paid writing assignments without having a published body of work, eg, no writing samples, no industry contacts — nada!

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Freelance Writing Jobs for the Week of 12/16/2013

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

Tech/Science Writer: Crave, CNET’s highly trafficked go-to gathering spot for the most crushworthy (and wackiest) tech- and science-related stuff around, is seeking an enterprising  freelance writer who’s well-versed in a range of topics and can regularly come up with creative ideas for original (often offbeat) content related to gadgets, geekdom, science, design, and more. In particular, we’re seeking someone who’s skilled at making science lively and accessible. Pay: Monthly, with added bonuses corresponding to traffic. Get full details on this freelance tech writing job.

Freelance Writers: Thank you for your interest in writing with Western Digital. We’re partnering with Skyword, an editorial platform, to create a new website by experts, for experts. We are covering a range of subjects: creative, gaming, tech and business. We are looking for stories that spark creativity, offer insights and solutions, and engage the audience. What we’re looking for: Our stories run 400-800 words. They draw from current trends, community-contributed content and Western Digital news and products. They’re friendly and informative, casual, but never professorial. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this freelance writing job.

Wedding Blogger: The Top Wedding Sites Network was founded in 2001 and is a collection of amazing Wedding sites. We are looking for bloggers and writers who are passionate about all things weddings to write for us and to help us take things to another level. We are looking for enthusiastic and excited wedding bloggers who can consistently create wedding posts that are focused on helping their brides have their amazing day. Pay: Compensation will be $15-$30 per blog post for depending on blog length.. Get full details on this blogging job.

Freelance Magazine Writer (Monmouth, NJ / Staten Island, NY): The overall responsibilities require the person to: research stories, create headlines, contact subjects to arrange interviews either in person or by phone, edit content for various mediums–social media, newsletters, publication. Having good social media, internet and overall computer skills necessary. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this freelance magazine writing job.

Freelance Blogger (Dental): We’re looking for a creative writer with experience in any field that could be applied to dentistry (business consulting, management, etc.) to write 2 or 3 blog entries per week of 750 to 1000 words focused on big picture issues which people in the dental field would find interesting. Pay: $50 per post. Get full details on this freelance blogging job.

 Publisher Seeks Freelance Writers for Various Projects: Small publisher based in lower Westchester County is seeking “new” and “experienced” writers for the following areas; Article writing for lifestyle content/ health @ 100- 1000 word count – for new lifestyle magazine; Non- fiction Book Proposals – lifestyle books; Ghostwriting for non-fiction books – How to, and memoir, etc.; Sales/PR Letters/ Blog content; TV Scripts. Pay: Based on the project. Get full details on this freelance writing job.

Freelance Digital Writers: Appoet, a growing digital publishing company, is looking for writers passionate about the budding field of digital humanities and uniting mobile technology and literature to contribute content for our website. We’re currently seeking content contributors interested in publishing articles on the following topics: Public humanities; Digital humanities; Arts, literature, poetry, and music in regards to mobile technology; Critical theory regarding computer sciences and human interaction; Augmented reality and the arts; and Electronic literature. Pay: Based on previous content writing experience. Get full details on this freelance digital writing job.

Freelance Copywriters (Detroit, MI): Need freelance copywriters & creative designers that understand the African American market. We represent Spirits Brands for developing POS materials. We have an urgent copy need in house now and more to come. Pay: $75/hour. Negotiable. Get full details on this freelance copywriting job.

Insightful Post: Freelance Writers: Why to Apply to Full-Time (In-House) Freelance Writing Jobs

Part-Time, Telecommuting Website Writer (Philadelphia, PA): 4 Walls is a privately held company led by an award-winning management team. We’re seeking a part time Web Content Writer to join our content group. The successful candidate will help re-purpose our web content for use on new websites, and also write some original blog content. The Web Content Writer position is part time, approximately 10 hours per week. Pay: Submit your rate. Get full details on this freelance web writing job.

Comedy Screen Writer (Los Angeles, CA): Hello, I’m a comedy screen writer who has won numerous awards. I’m good at building structure and characters but since I’m not a native English speaker, I need someone who can polish my script, especially who’s good at punch up jokes. I have many scripts of sketches, shorts, and features that need polish work. I’m looking for someone who can meet up consistently, ideally 3 – 4 days a week (2 – 3 hours a day). I’d like to work together on sketch scripts first and see if we pair well to move onto features. Pay: $15/hour. Get full details on this freelance comedy writing job.

Men’s Lifestyle Mag Seeks Freelance Contributors: TABU Magazine is looking for outstanding freelance writers to write about the following topics: 1. Single Life; 2. Pick Up Tactics; 3. Dating; 4. Sex; 5. Marriage; 6. Family; 7. Careers; and 8. Misc. (Sports, Fashion, Travel, Funny, etc.). Pay: $20-$30 per article. Get full details on this freelance writing job.

Entertainment Writers/Bloggers: Are you passionate about celebrity news, an urban pop culture junkie, and glued to news feeds for the latest current events? InteractiveOne is seeking writers who are expert at quick and quality turnaround of news stories and hungry enough to go an extra layer to uncover an original story. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this entertainment writing job.

Bloggers for Soon-to-Be Launched Parenting Site: We’re looking for engaging bloggers that can speak to and about Latina moms in the U.S. for a soon-to-be-launched website. Do you have great story ideas about education, DIY, parenting choices, child rearing, staying fit and stylish, incorporating your heritage into your kids’ lives or just finding that perfect balance in life? Drop us a line — we want to hear from you. Pay: $30 post. Get full details on this freelance blogging job.

Mixed Martial Arts Blogger: We are seeking competent bloggers to post on a regular and consistent basis for mixed martial arts, promotions (such as UFC), Muay Thai, Boxing, Jiu Jitsu and similar topics on a regular basis. Pay: Submit your rate. Get full details on this freelance blogging job.

Opinionated, Fun Freelance Writer Sought: I am seeking a VERY good writer who comes with a backbone and an opinion. Our clients (And us) are creating more and more content for our own blogs as well as for contributed publications and our current pool of writers are too vanilla. They don’t pass our ‘wow-factor’ filter anymore. We need help. We need someone that is, by default, a great editor and knows ‘good English’ and can create compelling arguments. Content includes topics around Startup Marketing, PR, Social Media, Startup Hacks and Growth Hacking. Pay: We pay $50-$100 / blog post and up to $500 / per (high value) contributed post. Get full details on this freelance writing job.

UPCOMING POSTS

Following is what’s coming up here and on SeoWritingJobs.com, this blog’s companion blog, this week.

Tomorrow: How to Make Your First $100 as a Freelance Writer on Elance — A guest post by freelancer Halona Black, who details how she did it.

Wednesday: Guest Posting on Blogs: 10 Responsibilities of a Blog Owner/Publisher — Usually when guest posting is discussed, it’s talked about from the submitter’s point of view. But blog owners/publishers are just as responsible to their guest posters. As the editor/publisher of a couple of blogs that accepts guest posts, I outline 10 things I think are the most important. 

Thursday on SeoWritingJobs.com: 4 Changes I’ve Noticed in SEO Writing Since I Entered This Freelance Niche in 2007 — Things have definitely changed; here I outline four of the most impactful things I’ve noticed.

Friday: The weekly Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success (we post one every Friday; this is the most recent one).

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Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success

Written by Esayo Tetteth

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

Watch TV

Yes, you read right. But, be disciplined about it. Slot TV watching into your work schedule. Schedule an hour or two into your week and take notes as you watch. No, not in your bed and under the blankets but, upright with a notepad and pen or the electronic version.

TV comprises informative, educational and inspirational messages, shows and programs that can inspire articles or help your online business and so on, even YouTube if that is your medium of choice.

Freelance Writer Marketing Tip: How to Use TV to Inspire You & Spark Content IdeasThe niche I’ve chosen for my soon to launched website is influenced by the programs I love to watch on TV, which is anything from entrepreneurship, innovations, technology to the Internet.

There is just so much to write about and every time I watch these programs, I feel reinvigorated, inspired and motivated.

One day I decided to begin taking notes and sharing it with others, which I already was doing (ask my family and friends) but never thought of imparting this information in a more formalized manner.

I now slot a time usually late at night to watch my PVR’d (Tivo’d) programs and take notes. It’s work but it’s work I love which inspires my writing and if I do it right, should lead to bigger and better things in my world.

Editor note: This tip was sent in by freelancer Esayo Tetteh. To be honest, when I first read it, I thought, “Hmm, how does this help a writer to land freelance writing jobs? After all, that’s the purpose of this column.”

So I asked the Esayo to clarify a few things, writing:

When you say, “One day I decided to begin taking notes and sharing it with others, which I already was doing (ask my family and friends) but never thought of imparting this information in a more formalized manner,” what kind of notes do you take to share; who do you share them with; via which medium (eg, blogging, email, social media, etc.); and how do they help you advance your freelance writing goals?

She responded to the following points …

What Kinds of Notes to Take to Share When You Watch a Program

**Overall Key points & observations

**Noteworthy experiences

**Unique/unusual concepts, ideas, strategies, innovations and thought processes

**Nuances, words, quotes and phrases that resonate with intrigue

Mediums to Share Information

**eBooks, Posts & Guestblogging

**Social Media, ie, Facebook , Twitter and Pinterest

**Seminars, think tanks etc.

** Text/SMS

Some of the Benefits to a Freelance Writer’s Career

**Exposure to information brings opportunities

**TV offers a plethora of topics to write about — from ads to social experiments

**Diverse engagements can lead to multiple income streams and an impressive writing portfolio.

As the editor/publisher of this blog, once I pondered this tip, I thought, “Hmm, I do this a lot – ie, take ideas from certain programs and turn them into posts for my blogs, for example.” Proof? In the post, How to Become a Freelance Writer: Starting from Scratch, I wrote:

I was watching the Suze Orman show a few nights ago. It was around 1 in the morning and I was sleepily thumbing through the channels. I perked right up when I ran across her show (I love personal finance shows!). I managed to catch the last 15 minutes or so, just in time to hear her say that, in her opinion, the economy is not going to be adding jobs in record numbers any time soon. She said that for Americans to get back on their feet, they should look at starting some type of low-cost business.

Her exact words were:

. . . if you are not employed, start looking to become an entrepreneur. i don’t care if that means a dog walker, give manicures, do anything like that. look into what you can do on your own without requiring a lot of capital, but for you to be able to pay the bills.

Freelancing writing fits this bill perfectly!

Another instance where TV sparked an idea for an article can be found in the post, Is It Smart or Dumb to Follow Your Freelance Writing Dreams in This Economy?. It was inspired by a CNN program I was watching.

Use TV to Create Content

So as you sit around with friends and family this holiday season, keep your eye out for topical things in the news, popular videos online and other “recreational viewing” you do for ideas …

**For content for clients;

**For guest posts on popular blogs;

**For creating some new marketing materials for your freelance writing business;

**Etc.

You never know where your next great idea is going to come from. Watching TV – strategically — can be an excellent outlet to spark the process.

About the Author: Esayo Tetteh is a CreativePreneur, Internet Junkie, Eclectic Freelance Writer and Inspirer. She can be found on Twitter at  https://twitter.com/winagainstodds.

Share Your Thoughts

Has a TV program, radio program, YouTube video, etc., ever sparked a content idea for you? Please share in the comments section below.

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Send it in. Following are the 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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First let me say thanks for answering my question(s) in your previous blog posts. I am writing to let you know, that I had my first $200 day after following the steps you outline in your e-book. I sent . . . emails pitching myself as a niche writer . . . A few days later, an SEO company called me, explained the scope of the project and sent me the funds through paypal without hesitation. . . . they are a local company. They said if they like my work, they will have much more in store, and are willing to pay higher fees.

For some reason, I thought your advice would only work for you. I know, call me naive, but I guess it seemed too good to be true. Luckily, I discovered you and liked what you had to say. If it wasn’t for you, I think I would still be trying to break into magazine writing.

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Freelance Writers: 3 Tips on Transitioning from Writing for Clients to Writing for Yourself (Becoming a FT Self-Publisher)

In yesterday’s post here, we discussed how to find time to write if making money from self-publishing is one of your goals as a freelance writer. …

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