Posts tagged with ‘freelance writing gigs’

  • Subscribe for the Latest Freelance Writing Jobs

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 9, 2014
    As you might know, I overhauled this site's marketplace and job board during the rebranding. Due to a move to a new marketplace platform, there was no easy way for you to access the latest job postings without visiting the job board directly. Today that changed. I was able to set up a custom feed for our latest freelance writing […]
  • When to Seek New Freelance Writing Opportunities

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 13, 2013
    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
    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 […]
  • 9 Rookie Blunders that Will Cost You Freelance Gigs

    By Guest on September 21, 2012
    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 […]
  • Freelance Marketing — Moving Beyond Job Boards

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 13, 2011
    This article is a part of a five post series for Demand Media Studios writers and others interested in leaving content mills and other low paying freelance writing jobs behind.  In our last post we talked about marketing your freelance writing services and how you should focus on basic market research, specialty target markets, and creating a marketing plan instead […]
  • 6 Alternative Jobs for Freelance Writers

    By Guest on July 12, 2011
    The following is a guest post from Corey Freeman. I love writing. It's a great job to have and it lets me stretch my mind. But sometimes I just get so tired of writing articles! That's when I take a break and try something else writing related. Let me tell you what I do to relieve the monotony... Editing & […]
  • Are Your Former Freelance Clients an Untapped Resource?

    By Jennifer Mattern on May 3, 2011
    When we think about marketing our freelance writing services, it's easy to get caught up in the idea of finding new clients. But what about former clients? Sometimes they get lost in the mix, or are downright forgotten. Do you remember to approach them about potential new writing gigs? Here are a few things you can do to bring old […]
  • How to Find Freelance Writing Jobs (That Don't Suck)

    By Clint Osterholz on February 15, 2010
    Do you want to do my job? I'm pretty good at what I do. I cut through the clutter for you on a weekly basis, finding the best freelance writing jobs out there so that you can save yourself a little time (which, as we all know, is money) and apply for the gigs that work best for you. But […]
  • How to Become a Craigslist Ad-Posting Perv

    By Clint Osterholz on February 3, 2010
    We post an awful lot of career advice here on AFW. I'm not sure if you've been keeping track of everything going here, but we have everything from tax advice to job leads to different types of writing you can do on a weekly basis. It's a lot of work, but we love to do it. At least, I do. […]
  • 5 Signs You've Landed a Great Freelance Writing Job

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 21, 2010
    If you decided to search for freelance writing jobs right now, you would probably find thousands of them advertised. Many of those writing jobs are crap (and that's putting it nicely) to the bulk of writers here. After all, do you want to get paid $.001 per word (yes that's 1/10 of one cent per word)? Do you want to […]