Freelance gigs are posted and reposted like crazy on your favorite writing sites. Even we have posted jobs here when the mood strikes us. While we enjoy doing it when there’s time, we fully recognize one overriding problem with getting leads from “the usual places”.
If 75 people who are all looking for freelance writing opportunities look at a single job post, the editor is likely to get 75 query letters or resumes. That’s some pretty stiff competition.
That’s not to say you shouldn’t use the freelance writing job boards, just be prepared for a lot of no-reply situations unless you can get on the bandwagon early and beat the rush.
I have a dirty little secret I use for just such purposes, and it involves looking at the freelance writing gig sites, taking a few notes, and then not responding to ANY of the items posted there. My secret? Continue reading The Problem With Job Boards
We’ve waded through a giant pile of scam sites today while seeking freelance jobs to bring you. We just can’t trust any site that lists page after page of freelance writing gigs and other freelance work of every description with the same salary–$30,000 a year–listed on every job opening. Looks like an e-mail farm to us.
But there are legit freelance writing jobs out there, including the Photography Blogger position for the Digital Photography School (advertised at Pro-Blogger), and the permanent technical writer/editor slot advertised by Links Media LLC. Drop them a line at email@example.com and don’t forget to include salary requirements and three or more clips such as “press documents, management report, article” according to the job ad.
The Advisory Board Company is still looking for a staff writer. This is a medical writing position, see The Advisory Board Company job website for all the details. Ultimate Software advertises a position open for a B2B freelance writer. This is a software marketing gig, so you’ll be writing copy and such.
Finally, MultiplayerGames.com advertises for a gaming blogger. The ad states this is perfect for people who want to earn money and play games but no mention of salary or pay scales makes us wonder if this isn’t a PPC residual thing. ***UPDATE*** Eric Friedman, poster of the job for MultiPlayerGames.com says this is indeed a paid gig, not a residual PPC deal, so this is definitely a worthy video gamer blog opportunity. Many thanks to Eric for setting the record straight!