Freelance Writing, Blogging, Editing & Marketing Job Leads

There are a couple of interesting job leads this week, ie, a RFP with the NYC Metropolitan Transit Authority. One contract like this could be worth thousands of dollars — over numerous years. I remain astounded — simply astounded — at the amount of work out there for qualified online (SEO / web) writers. If you market consistently and your rates are competitive, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be swamped in work.

If you land any of these gigs, double back and let me know, ok? And, good luck applying!

Freelance Job Leads: Writing, Editing & More

1. Freelance health/marketing writer: Leading trade for pharma and healthcare marketers seeks freelance contributors for its digital, print, and event properties. Knowledge of science/industry drug pipeline a plus but not mandatory.

Salary: Not listed (FT, but see this post for why I advise applying for FT positions. Also, many jobs listed as FT now allow employees to telecommute. This job didn’t specify, so it could be one of those positions).

2. Copywriter / SEO Marketing: Produce engaging copy for product names and all product descriptions for beauty brand. Non-product site copy; oversee and produce copy for SEO/Search marketing tactics.

Salary: Not listed.

FYI, this position is with a staffing agency. Here’s more insight into why you should apply for jobs with agencies.

3. Digital Content Writer: Ongoing work — 20-40 hours per month. Create content for the manufacturing industry. Will work closely with a small team to produce a variety of content. As the Digital Content Writer you will immerse yourself in the world of content writing, technical writing, email marketing, online branding, and more.

Salary: $25 to $35/hour.

4. Web Content Creator: Leading staffing firm seeks experienced online (SEO / Digital Marketing) writers. If you have the background they are looking for, and want to get your foot in the door with leading company, send in your credentials.

Salary: $30 to 50/hour.

More Insight about This Freelance Opportunity

FYI, in case you don’t know, I owned an editorial staffing agency in NYC from 1996-2004. This is what’s known as a “cattle call.” What this means is, the agency probably has a lot of clients with open positions that they haven’t been able to fill. So, they’re looking ot beef up their applicant pool in this niche.

This is why it’s a good idea to get on file with staffing agencies. Literally, getting in good with one recruiter can lead to a lot of work.

Will your resume land in a black hole? Sure, sometimes. BUT, if you have the skills they’re lookng for and you consistently follow up (eg, once a week) you’re also most likely to get a callback and land an assignment.

Once you’re in and do a good job, you’re golden. I used the same freelancers over and over and over again if they did a good job because it’s less work for me as a recruiter to go with a proven entity every time instead of going with someone new who may or may not work out. So again, send in your credentials. You just never know.

5. Freelance Career/Employment Blogger: Jobscan, a fast-growing and profitable startup by co-founders from Microsoft. Seeking awesome blogger with excellent writing skills to take our content to the next level. About Us: Job seekers are underserved and commoditized. And we’re here to build the best tools for them. Applying to a job online means that resume screening software stands between you and a job interview. You need to know what the resume screener is looking for. Jobscan boosts your interview chances by analyzing your resume’s keywords and scoring it against the job description.

Ongoing work (60-80 hours per month: subject to increase).

Salary: Hourly, DOE.

6. Copywriter/SEO Specialist: Online marketing agency with a global clientele. Daily responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: writing, re-writing, copyediting and proofreading a wide variety of optimized content for clients; conducting keyphrase research and other on-page SEO work; analyzing and reporting analytics for various platforms and marketing initiatives, and more.

Salary: $13 to $15/hour. 6-month full-time contract position (can work remotely).

7. Freelance Writer (Shopping/Beauty/Fashion): Start-up in the online shopping industry seeks writer to create content about trends in the shopping world, special sales and promotions, and other news as it pertains to our vendors and our customers. Original, creative articles are needed to build a loyal following. We are happy to give you direction, offer ideas, or help in any way that we can, but encourage you to be creative and develop your own ideas.

Salary: Typical articles will pay between $50-$100 dollars (500 to 1,000 words). Will start with 3-4 articles per week, and increase as business grows.

8. Freelance Insurance Content Writer (Web & Social Media): Duties include but are not limited to: Amplifying and driving traffic to Insureon content by social promotion; collaborating with the content team to develop and write content for various web properties (website, email, newsletter, blog, etc.); and incorporating
keyword research into content creation and social listening.

Salary: Not listed (include your hourly pay expectations when you apply).

9. Freelance Tech Writer: Mic is looking for a highly motivated, passionate writer to work with our tech team to produce engaging, informative and high-quality posts about Silicon Valley, consumer tech, internet culture and social media trends. This applicant must have their finger on the pulse of the biggest ongoing narratives in our space, from Snapchat app updates and self-driving cars to Uber harassment allegations and Twitter abuse issues, while tracking rumors about upcoming releases like the iPhone 8 and the Galaxy S8. You should understand how readers reach tech news and guides through Google search and be able to optimize your writing with SEO best practices.

Ongoing work (4-month contract position).

Salary: Not listed.

10. Seeking Stories from Successful FreelancersHomeWorkingClub.com, a new site dedicated to helping freelancers find online and offline work, is looking for successful home workers to profile or interview on the site. The kind of people we are seeking are freelance bloggers and writers; contractors who’ve been successful finding on sites like Upwork and eBay; those who sell arts and crafts; etc.

Salary: $30 for articles and $15 for interview pieces. Note: I think of opps like this as getting paid for a guest post.

11. Beauty Editor: Conceive, write and develop content targeted for Black women in the beauty/hair sections of ESSENCE magazine and contribute regularly to ESSENCE.com’s beauty and hair channels.

Salary: Not listed.

12. Freelance Transportation Writer / Editor Services: The NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) is inviting individuals or firms to submit proposals to provide Freelance Writer and Editor Services (Request For Proposal 16219-001).

The Editorial Services unit of the MTA’s Marketing and Corporate communications department is responsible for conceptualizing and writing a wide variety of daily news articles, print projects, promotional advertising materials, merchant sales kits, presentations, signage, and the MTA website that convey information to the public and help define MTA’s corporate image. The unit is also responsible for internal communications via the MTA intranet and agency sites and through various print media. The MTA is seeking contractors to assist the Editorial Services staff in carrying out these efforts.

More Insight about This Freelance Contract Opportunity

FYI, this is a GREAT opportunity for you as a freelance writer, especially if you’re looking to expand your business. One contract can land you YEARS of lucrative work. Here’s some in-depth insight on how to respond to an RFP. Note: It has a link to a proposal template near the end of the article.

13. Freelance Christian Writers: Good Catch Publishing is a rapidly expanding Portland-based Christian publisher seeking five freelance writers to interview and write the stories of real people in our client churches and non-profit organizations. We’re looking for motivated self-starters who love people, love writing their stories and, most importantly, LOVE the work of the local church.

Salary: $200 per completed, approved story (seeking minimum of 3 stories per month)

14. Freelance Financial WriterTheStreet.com, an award-winning financial media company is seeking a Flash Writer to provide real-time coverage to a sophisticated audience of breaking news and current events that affect the financial markets. The Flash Writer will be responsible for constantly monitoring financial news sites and social media to cull out breaking financial news items and getting them out to our experienced readers in quick takes.

Salary: Submit your requirements when you apply.

15. Freelance Music Tech Content Writer: Are you passionate about the music technology industry? Are you able to write accurate and interesting posts on audio technology, music production, acoustics and sound engineering? Accusonus is seeking freelance music tech writers to produce valuable content for the accusonus user community.

Salary: Price for each project is agreed in advance and payment is made immediately after successful project delivery.

16. Freelance SEO Content Writers: klickerinc.com, a online marketing agency, is seeking help with content creation. Specifically, we need writers to rewrite blog posts for SEO purposes, with the intention of creating better, more personable content than what we started out with (we’re shooting for at least 80% unique content, so please use copyscape). You’ll need to add designated keywords to each of these articles (provided by us) to each article.

Unlimited work availalbe for the right candidate(s).

Salary: $50 per article in phase 2, and $25 for the initial test article. Note: Job leads continued below.

17. Freelance Content Writers: Bustle is currently searching for part-time Lifestyle News writers available 2-3 weekdays per week during regular office hours. This position leans heavily towards covering social justice issues, including feminism, race, disability, reproductive rights, and LGBTQ; the writer should be comfortable covering these topics both from trending, news-based angles and within evergreen or feature contexts.

Salary: It wasn’t listed, but I did a web search and found this freelance writing rates database ), which lists payments for tons of content seekers. There were three entries for Bustle here (use search feature to find them), with rates ranging from $20 to $50 per piece — mostly in the 400-500 word range.

More About Bustle

I’ve known of this site for some time. Have never contributed to it since most of my time these days is spent on my own stuff. Found some interesting insight in this piece.

Freelance Writing Rates Database

I got curious after running across the contently database linked to just above, so I googled it to see if I could find more. Following are links to some others. Over and beyond rate, the comments left by freelancers give some great insight into what it’s like to work with a company and the types of content they pay for.

Who Pays Writers

Glassdoor (You have to type in the company name to see if it has salary info for that organization).

You might want to bookmark these links so you can see if you can find salary info on freelance job listings you come across that don’t have any info listed. This way, you can judge if they’re even in your ballpark before you spend your time applying.

P.S.: Make Money Writing in 3 Different Ways: Get full details.

P.P.S.: A Practically Fail-Proof Way to Start a High-Paying Online Writing Biz

There are so many online writing opportunities these days. With the right knowledge, it’s an excellent way to earn a living from home – part-time or full-time. Get online (SEO) copywriter training and claim your share of the freelance writing pie!

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