Posts tagged with ‘Freelance Writing Jobs’

  • 7 Unconventional Ways to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 25, 2016
    Most freelance writers have probably browsed job boards or market listings looking for clients. But those advertised jobs don't usually represent the best opportunities available to you. While what I normally suggest is building a writer platform to help clients come to you (what I often refer to as "query-free freelancing"), today I want to look at some more proactive, […]
  • How to Quickly Find Advertised Freelance Writing Jobs

    By Jennifer Mattern on May 7, 2015
    "The best freelance writing jobs are almost never publicly advertised." This is something I've pointed out countless times over the years. Yet one of the biggest questions I get from new writers is "where do I find gigs?" The best gigs aren't usually advertised for a few reasons. Clients already have contacts that can refer qualified writers. They prefer to […]
  • 5 Lucrative and In-Demand Writing Gigs

    By Francesca Nicasio on March 26, 2014
    Digital marketing. Engagement. Online advertorials.  These aren’t just buzz words that marketers throw around to sound smart; they’re clear indicators of businesses’ growing needs in the digital age. Why am I bringing them up? Because over the past few years, I noticed a sharp increase in the demand for certain types of content. I’m getting fewer requests for physical flyers […]
  • 5 Online Writing Jobs for Beginners

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 27, 2014
    Are you a new freelance writer looking to write online? When you're just getting started as a freelance writer, you probably have a lot of questions. And one of those questions is probably about what kinds of gigs are actually open to new writers. If you want to focus on writing for the Web, there are several types of 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 […]
  • 3 Things I Don’t Want To Hear When Hiring Writers

    By Dan Smith on May 13, 2013
    If you read my previous blog post, you'll know that over the past few years I've gone from being a part time freelance writer, regularly pitching for projects, to working in a full time role, hiring freelance writers for content production on an array of different topics. When I was freelance writing myself full time, I thought I had a […]
  • 3 Freelance Fiction Writing Jobs to Explore

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 18, 2013
    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
    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 […]
  • When Clients Attack: An Elance Story

    By Guest on October 31, 2012
    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.  […]