From the monthly archives:

October 2009

Freelance Writing – Do You Have An Illness Plan?

by Amanda J Evans on October 19, 2009

I was sick the entire weekend which is what has sparked this post.  I have vertigo which meant that I spend my entire weekend lying on the couch.  This of course had an impact on my freelance writing work because I wasn’t able to do anything.  It was hard enough to keep my eyes focused let alone look at the laptop.  I have a client that I work with an my job involves posting on three different blogs on a daily basis.  One of these blogs has two posts per day so even at the weekend I have some work to do.  I had no choice this weekend but to inform my client that I was ill and lucky for me she said that I could post all the blogs when I was feeling up to it and just back date them.

Today as you can imagine was quite a hectic day for me because instead of four blog posts to complete I had twelve.  It got me thinking though….what do freelance writers do when they are ill?

When I worked in a 9 – 5 job it didn’t matter if I was ill because someone else would cover my job and complete my work for the days I was absent.  Not with freelancing though.  Do you have an illness plan?  What do you do when you are sick?

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Bloggers Must Disclose Endorsements

by Amanda J Evans on October 7, 2009

I like to keep up to date with what is happening online and yesterday the main story that caught my eye was the one where the FTC have updated their regulations. These new rules will come into effect on the 1st of December.

If you promote products on your blog or you write paid reviews you now have to disclose them. I’m not sure how this will effect everyone and I’m sure you will all have your views on this too. A Google search for blogger must disclose endorsement will bring up over 60,000 results so this is obviously causing quite a stir. Below is a list of some of the articles for those interested in reading more.

Cnet News
Lockergnome
Bizjournals
Fiercecio
NPR
Dmwmedia
PC World
MSNBC

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