Freelance Writing Jobs

  • 3 Freelance Fiction Writing Jobs to Explore

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 18, 2013
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    When we talk about freelance writing jobs, we usually focus on nonfiction writing like magazine features or business documents. We talk about that side of freelance writing more for two reasons. First, it's where most of the jobs are. It's also where most of the money will come from for the bulk of us. But there's another side of freelance […]
  • When to Seek New Freelance Writing Opportunities

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 13, 2013
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    It can be easy to get comfortable in a routine as a freelance writer. And sometimes that means we don't continue to market our services as much as we should -- something we should do even when our schedules are full. So today let's look at some signs that you should seek out new freelance writing opportunities. Some are signs […]
  • Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners: Where to Start

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 12, 2013
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    I'm a big fan of what I like to call "query-free freelancing." That means I don't generally pursue freelance writing jobs. I do things that attract clients to me instead. For example, I run blogs that keep me fresh in prospects' minds and I make sure my business site is well-optimized for search engines so I'm one of the first writers prospects […]
  • Using Social Media to Find Writing Gigs

    By Guest on January 22, 2013
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    By: Adrienne Erin Freelance writers love the Internet. Whenever a company creates an ecommerce site, a newsletter, a blog or an informational website, they need people to write content. Writing opportunities abound online for writers, but only if you look in the right places. Scams and low-paying jobs are everywhere online. How often have you seen an ad demanding exceptional […]
  • Have You Seen Our Writer's Markets Lately?

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 11, 2012
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    I know I don't aggressively push our writer's markets directory much, but I wanted to bring it to your attention today. That's because we've been adding several new listings every week for the past few weeks (and we'll continue to do so moving forward with a minimum of five new writer's markets added weekly). If you haven't checked out the […]
  • When Clients Attack: An Elance Story

    By Guest on October 31, 2012
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    By: Genevieve Coates I had just finished graduate school and needed a job. The problem with getting a Master’s in English with emphasis in Creative Writing is that there is no career development course in the curriculum. There may not be one in any other major either, but with this particular course of study, it seems to be completely necessary.  […]
  • Why You Should Pursue Too Many Jobs in Freelance Writing

    By Guest on October 10, 2012
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    By Megan Harris Freelancing can be a difficult job. You work long hours, sometimes after a full-time job and other responsibilities, and have to deal with the feast and famine cycle that is common with contracting work. A good way to combat this is to pursue more jobs than you can take on each month. Here's why you should do […]
  • 9 Rookie Blunders that Will Cost You Freelance Gigs

    By Guest on September 21, 2012
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    by Marya Jan Ever wonder why you never hear back from the jobs you apply to? If you have done everything right, chances are that you are not the best fit for the position – maybe they can’t afford you or maybe they are looking for something else. Or, they have found someone even better. If that’s the case, at […]
  • Forum Marketing 101: Getting "Easy" Jobs

    By Rebecca Garland on May 24, 2012
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    It’s not exactly old news – I believe Jenn even has an entire ebook on the concept – but the best marketing is the sort that brings your clients directly to your door with the minimal amount of effort on your part. Sounds lovely, right? I won’t lie to you and tell you it’s as easy as clicking a button […]
  • Applying For Your First Writing Gig: What to Include

    By Guest on May 9, 2012
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    By: Shadab Mahbub When you are starting your freelance writing career, finding new clients always seems like a daunting task. How does a writer find new potential clients and how do we approach them once we do? Do we send them an e-mail or do we call them? Do we attach our CV’s or do we just concentrate on sending […]