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DoNanza Another Choice For Freelance Writing Jobs?

by Amanda J Evans on May 22, 2013

I received a review about a new marketplace for freelance writers in my inbox last week and decided to check it out. The review sounded very promising and stated that DoNanza was a marketplace that connected writers with clients. The sign up process was very easy and your profile can be taken from a choice of your social networking accounts. I chose LinkedIn which was very straight forward and then I added links to my other social networking accounts. This only too a couple of minutes to complete. There is a section for uploading a resume and adding samples too if you wish. I left this section blank for the moment as I wanted to see exactly what this website had to offer.

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Freelance Writing Jobs – Where Do You Get Yours?

by Amanda J Evans on April 29, 2013

As freelance writers, the one thing that really matters is the clients we secure. There has been so much written about freelance writing jobs in the past number of years and I really don’t want to rehash all of this. My focus on this blog post is that no matter where you get your work or clients from, they have to be right for you.

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You have probably read over and over again about low paying jobs, how to get high paying jobs and how much you should be charging. I am here to cause a little bit of controversy today by saying that no freelance writing job is wrong.

What do I mean?

Well, let’s look at it. You write an article for a client, they agree to pay what you ask for or you agree to a rate they have suggested. You with me so far? Okay, now let’s say someone else writes an article that is the same length and perhaps for the same client but charges three times more than you did, the client agrees and the work is completed.

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Why Every Freelance Writer Needs A Blog

by Amanda J Evans on January 21, 2013

Freelance Writing BlogIn today’s freelance writing world, marketing is important and we all have to be pro-active in our marketing initiative. Our marketing is what will get us noticed and with this comes the clients that we want to work with. A crucial part of any writer’s marketing plan should be a blog. A blog is where writers showcase their talents and this is also where potential clients will get a feel for their writing voice and style.

If you are one of the many freelance writers who are happy to work for content mills or bid on writing jobs then this post probably doesn’t apply to you. This post is directed at those writers who want to get paid their rates and secure high paying clients.

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Would You Accept Less For Guaranteed Work?

by Amanda J Evans on August 26, 2010

Here’s a question for everyone today.  With the freelance writing rates declining fairly rapidly I want to ask you today, would you take less pay if you were guaranteed work.  As a freelancer I have to admit that bidding on jobs can be quite tiresome and with so many people not even awarding their jobs at the end of the bidding time, bids are being wasted especially on sites such as Elance.  I’m glad that I don’t rely on Elance to provide me with work as I also work for another freelance company too.  The pay is less than what I would charge on Elance but the work is guaranteed and I can take as much or a little as I like.

This company has a number of writers and when we log in to the admin system there is a large list of articles available.  What you do is choose the article you want to write.  The great thing is, that you can’t take another article until you have posted the one you have previously chosen.  You have 48 hours to submit your chosen article too.  What I love about this compared to other freelance companies that I have worked with is the fact that ever article is listed seperately so you never get bored doing keyword articles.

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The Worst Freelance Writing Jobs

by Amanda J Evans on August 13, 2010

I have an account with freelancer.com (formerly Get A Freelancer) and I have to say it makes me laugh when I read the email notifications that arrive in my inbox every day.  These emails are to notify me of new freelance writing jobs and they probably arrive every 10 minutes.  Yes, there really is a lot of work available on this website but you would have to be desperate to even bid on any of them.

Here’s an example of a job that was posted today at 10am.

Description
Hi,

I need people who I can send articles to and they can send it back to me within two hours. If you cannot do this, please do not bid on this project. Accordingly, I ask that along with your bid you send a PM stating what hours are you free to do this article. If I accept your bid, I will send you an article around those times and if you accept you MUST send me a PM telling me so that I do not give the article to someone. Depending onyour turnaround time, I might send more than one article to you per day. In your bid please write “I’m ready” to show that you read this project. Bids without this will not be accepted.The pay is .002 X words count. If the article is 400 words, the pay rate will be $0.80 USD Please send your times according to the Pacific Standard Time (PTS) Each rewrite must not be more than 10 words less than the original article. At least one word outof every three words must be different. This article must also make sense grammatically.

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What Is Ghostwriting?

by Amanda J Evans on March 8, 2010

A question that I often get asked is, “what is ghostwriting?” You really would be surprised at the amount of people who actually think that I spend my days writing about ghosts.

According to the dictionary, a ghost writer is:

–noun

a person who writes one or numerous speeches, books, articles, etc., for another person who is named as or presumed to be the author.

Most people assume that ghost writers only write novels and biographies for celebrities but this is not the case.  The ghostwriting industry has really developed and this is partly due to the internet.  Ghost writers today do a lot more than write novels although I must admit; this is still where the big money is to be made.

There are often times when ghostwriting and freelance writing overlap.  This is especially true when it comes to writing for the internet.  In fact most of the freelance writing jobs that are advertised are in fact ghostwriting jobs.  Your clients want you to write articles, website content, sales pages, ebooks or more and they want you to hand over the copyright for this on receipt of payment.  You are not getting any credit for this work and therefore it really should be classified as ghostwriting.

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Freelance Writing and Rollercoaster Rides

by Amanda J Evans on February 1, 2010

Freelance writing income can often be compared to a rollercoaster ride.  One month your income is up and the next it is down.  It’s a rollercoaster ride and one that more and more freelance writers want to get off.

Have you ever noticed what you do when your freelance writing income goes down?  What you do when your client list decreases?  What you do when you have no freelance writing jobs?

The answer to this is easy.  You start marketing.  You look for freelance writing jobs, you promote your services and you network with others.  When work is short you start looking for it.  What happens then is that all your hard work pays off and the next month your income is up.

Up and down, month after month, this is the rollercoaster ride for many freelancers.  If you want to change this and stay on the up you need to pay attention.  Have you ever noticed what happens when your freelance writing income is on the up?  What do you do when you have plenty of clients and plenty of work?

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3 Things All Freelancers Need To Do

by Amanda J Evans on January 26, 2010

If you want to be a successful freelance writer there are three things that you need to be doing on a regular basis.  These are:

  • Promoting
  • Networking
  • Job Hunting

Promoting

Promoting yourself as a freelance writer is vital to your success.  There are a number of ways that you can do this.  You can use article marketing, post new articles to your blog or website or write guest posts for other blog owners.  Promotion is all about getting your name out there and having your freelance writing talents recognized.

Did you know that most potential clients will Google your name to find out more about you?  What does you name show up?  Have you ever actually Googled yourself to see what the results display?  You might be surprised at what you find.

Networking

Networking is all about staying in the loop and talking with other freelance writers.  Networking is a great way to meet potential clients too.  There are a number of ways that you can network and these include using websites such as Facebook and Twitter, following and commenting on other freelance writing blogs and participating in forums.  Networking is also a great way to meet other freelance writers and discuss issues or problems you might be having.  Networking also gets your name out there and to be a successful freelance writer people need to know your name.

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14 Places To Find Freelance Writing Jobs in 2010

by Amanda J Evans on January 17, 2010

If you want to be a successful freelance writer then you need to have freelance writing jobs.  There are a number of great websites and blogs that publish freelance writing jobs on a daily basis.  You should be looking for new opportunities every day regardless of how much work you have on.  You need to keep your eyes on what is happening in the world of freelance writing jobs.  Below is my list of 14 places to find freelance writing jobs in 2010.

  1. Freelance Writing Gigshttp://freelancewritinggigs.com/webandprint/ This is probably the best freelance writing jobs websites around.  It is updated daily and there is plenty of really great freelance writing articles to be found on this blog too.
  2. Probloggerhttp://jobs.problogger.net/ up to date list of blogging jobs
  3. Freelance Switchhttp://jobs.freelanceswitch.com/categories/subscriptions if you go to the jobs feeds page you can select the writing category and subscribe via email so that you get it in your inbox
  4. Media Bistro http://www.mediabistro.com/joblistings/ some freelance jobs on this website and you can also create an account in the freelance marketplace section.
  5. Poe Warhttp://www.poewar.com/freelance-jobs/ keep an eye on the blog on the homepage too as this seems to have some posts relating to freelance writing jobs too.
  6. Sunoasis Jobshttp://www.sunoasis.com/freelance.html you can also subscribe to get live updates via Twitter.
  7. Telecommuting Jobshttp://www.tjobs.com/index.php?cat=97 This is the link for the writing jobs category.
  8. Writer Find http://www.writerfind.com/freelance_jobs/
  9. Writer’s Weeklyhttp://forums.writersweekly.com/viewforum.php?f=4 This is a forum but well worth looking at.
  10. Online Writing Jobshttp://www.online-writing-jobs.com/
  11. About Freelance Writinghttp://www.aboutfreelancewriting.com/category/freelance-writing-jobs-job-baord/ Daily blog listing of jobs.
  12. Morning Coffeehttp://www.freelancewriting.com/newsletters/morning-coffee-freelance-writing-jobs.php get this in your inbox so you never forget to check for jobs each day.
  13. All freelance Writinghttp://allfreelancewriting.com/jobs/
  14. Craigslisthttp://www.craigslist.org/about/sites choose your country, choose your area and then choose writing and editing on the jobs tab.

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Free Elance Book For Freelance Writers

by Amanda J Evans on November 5, 2009

Last week I received an email from Neil Asher in which he included a link to a free Elance E-book. This free e-book has been written for people who want to outsource but it is also a good read for freelance writers who use Elance as a means of getting freelance writing jobs.  This e-book explains how buyers can use Elance which you probably won’t find interesting but it also goes on to explain how buyers should screen freelancers, what they should look for and how they should evaluate bids.  This is great for freelance writers as it will give you an insight into the mind of the buyer and what they are really looking for.

As you probably know I am a big advocate of Elance and I have been using this website to obtain freelance writing jobs since 2004.  I still use Elance and probably complete at least one writing assignment per month.  This free Elance e-book is great for all new freelance writers who are confused about finding jobs on Elance and it will explain what you need to include in both your portfolio and your bids.

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