FreelanceWriting.com Has a New Facelift

If you have been following FreelanceWriting.com, you will realise that it has a new facelift.

I find the new facelift attractive and easy to use.

Some of the best articles on FreelanceWriting.com:

1. http://www.freelancewriting.com/articles/finding-success-in-writing.php

2. http://www.freelancewriting.com/articles/5-tips-to-launch-your-writing-career.php

3. http://www.freelancewriting.com/articles/71-ways-for-a-writer-to-make-money.php

If you are looking for a job, check out Freelance Writing job board.

They have a list of Tutorial videos if you want to learn by videos (instead of reading the articles).

*I do enjoy coffee, and if I have it my way, I might have more than one cup of coffee a day, so feel free to fund my coffee addiction 🙂

Freelance Writing Jobs – Where To Find Them, How To Get Jobs That Pay (Update)

I have posted this here [freelance writing job] before. This is an update (with more info).

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Looking for freelance writing jobs internationally? Here are some sites available for you to try:

  1. WebProJobs
  2. SoloGig
  3. NoAgenciesPlease
  4. Programmer meet Designer
  5. Blog Posts For Sale
  6. SimplyHired
  7. WritingCareer
  8. WriterLance
  9. Guru
  10. FreelanceWriting
  11. AboutFreelanceWriting
  12. SunOasis Freelance Writing
  13. Burryman
  14. CraigsList

You can also use Indeed to help you narrow down your search for jobs. All you need to do is type in “freelance” or “freelance writing” into the search box.

If you want to bid for a job, you can try these sites:

  1. GetAFreelancer – not recommended but you can give it a try (most writers are under paid)
    * GAF has recently launched a new layout. It looks much better now.
  2. eLance
  3. iFreelance
  4. Project4Hire
  5. ScriptLance
  6. LimeExchange

If you want to earn royalty from blogging sites, try these:

  1. Triond
  2. Bukisa

When you bid for a job, make sure you don’t sell out yourself. Place a bid with a rate that is reasonable. Don’t bid as if you are dying to get the job (this will only benefit the clients and NOT you). Remember there are many other jobs and if you are being offered a low paying job, try to find others before you accept it.

Now that you know where to get the jobs you want, how do you make sure you get the job?

  • When you apply for a job, make sure you submit your resume that covers your expertise and mention your experience (if applicable). You don’t need a long resume, a short one will do as long as you have all the important facts in it.[What you should write in your resume? Your personal details, your education (if applicable) and your experience.]
  • If you are bidding for a job, mention briefly how you are going to get the job done and of course, don’t forget to put in your rate for the whole project and perhaps explain why you set such a rate.[You don’t need to lower your rate for the sake of getting a project. Downgrading your rate is like downgrading your work quality. Don’t do that.]
  • If you are being asked for a sample through the bidding sites, ask the client if your sample work will be paid. (Usually, some clients won’t pay and when you submit your work, they use it freely for their own advantage – you are at the losing end)[This is why you should have an online portfolio. Gather all your writing examples and direct your potential clients to the link that has your portfolio.]
  • Special tip: When you register at bidding sites or freelance writing job sites / forums, be sure to register a professional user name rather than using funny names. This might be a small gesture but it has a big effect on your success.

So, how do YOU get your freelance jobs?

Feel free to share with us!

*I do enjoy coffee, and if I have it my way, I might have more than one cup of coffee a day, so feel free to fund my coffee addiction 🙂

Top 10 Freelance Writing Sites Around The World

We are always in need of more resources especially for those who are new towards freelancing.

Here we have top 10 freelance writing sites for your reference.

Have fun!

1. About.com (Freelancewrite)

2. World Wide Freelance

3. Freelance Writing

4. All Freelance Writing

5. About Freelance Writing

6. The Freelance Writer

7. Writing Career

8. Write From Home

9. Writer’s Weekly

10. Poewar

*I do enjoy coffee, and if I have it my way, I might have more than one cup of coffee a day, so feel free to fund my coffee addiction 🙂

20 Revenue Sharing Sites – Written Content

Revenue Sharing: People working together and registering online in a way similar to that of a corporation, and sharing the proceeds.

What you need to do?

Write content, submit content, wait for content to be reviewed and published, and earn royalties (Google Adsense) based on page views (different sites might have different methods to calculate the earnings).

There are 20 revenue sharing sites that are worth checking out.

It is time to earn some extra money.

If you know any other revenue sharing sites that are not in the list, feel free to add in the comment.

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1. Triond : I have talked about how you can make money with Triond.

2. Bukisa : Similar to Triond. Check out how you can make money with Bukisa.

3. Associated Content

4. Ehow.com : If you love to write how-to articles, this is your best choice.

5. Hubpages

6. Squidoo

7. Suite 101

8. Xomba

9. Thisisby

10. Pakt

11. About.com : If you are really good at certain topics, you can be a guide on About.com.

12. Helium

13. Oondi

14. LaunchTags

15. Scratch Projects

16. GreenDoc

17. Daytipper

18. MeshPlex

19. Digital Journal

20. SoftwareJudge

Note: 16.09.09 – Serena from RevShareSites shared a list of 52 (and growing) revenue sharing sites and information about each of them. Some of the sites are listed above. Others are unknown to me, but I guess it is worth checking out.

Update 29.12.09: Ryan from Info Barrel would like to add his site to the list. I have looked at the front page of the site. Look promising but you will have to learn more from his site.

Disclaimer: I will not be held responsible for any wrong information listed on RevShareSites.

*I do enjoy coffee, and if I have it my way, I might have more than one cup of coffee a day, so feel free to fund my coffee addiction 🙂

50 Blogs On Freelance Writing You Must Read

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I am a freelance writer, so naturally, I would read freelance writing blogs / blogging blogs.

So, I have come up with top 50 blogs for you to read at your leisure.

* This list is not according to importance. They are all randomly listed.

1. Starting with my own Writing Consultation.

2. Freelance Writing – not exactly a blog but a very informational site for writers

3. All Freelance Writing – by Jennifer Mattern, a very good writer, my idol.

4. Men With Pens – you have no idea how pen is mightier than a sword.

5. Skelliewag – a very, very inspirational writer/designer.

6. Freelance Switch

7. Freelance Folder

8. Copyblogger

9. Seth Godin

10. Life Hacker

11. Daily Blog Tips

12. Daily Writing Tips

13. Dosh Dosh

14. 43 Folders

15. Life Hack

16. Chris Brogan

17. Write To Done – a very excellent blog on writing.

18. Zen Habits is written by the same guy on Write To Done, Leo Babauta.

19. Steve Pavlina

20. The Simple Dollar

21. Chris Garrett

22. Entrepreneurs Journey

23. Dumb Little Man

24. A List Apart

25. The Writers Manifesto

26. About Freelance Writing

27. Writing Hacker also by Angela Booth

28. Angela Booth Writing’s Blog

29. Nicole Humphrey

30. Freelance Zone

31. Trapped In The Office

32. Am I Really A Writer

33. About.com Freelancewrite

34. Freelance Writing Gigs

35. Insane Freelance Writing

36. Writing World

37. Freelance Writing Tips

38. Chris Blogging

39. Freelance Sprout

40. The Writing Geek

41. The Writer’s Block

42. Get Paid To Write Online

43. Freelance Author Spot

44. Freelance For A Living

45. The Green Ninja

46. Lorelle on WordPress

47. Inkwell Editorial

48. Remark A Blogger

49. Bizzia

50. The Renegade Writer

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If you notice any broken links, please let me know.

Enjoy!

*I do enjoy coffee, and if I have it my way, I might have more than one cup of coffee a day, so feel free to fund my coffee addiction 🙂