handmadenews.org is a vibrant collaboration and central repository for information and articles pertaining to all things handmade. With craft, indie, and modern cottage industry related information and articles to help keep you in the know. We are always seeking new Columnists and welcome fresh perspectives from bright voices.
If you have a knack for writing and blogging and have a handmade related specialty that can be shared with our artisan readers, then please take a moment and tell us a bit about yourself. We prefer experienced free-lance writers and adhere to strict Publication Standards (available here: http://www.handmadenews.org/home/legal.php#publication_standards) which ensures consistent quality.
Columnists are Contractors of handmadenews.org and responsible to maintain standards outlined in the Freelance Writing Contract and Agreement. As Columnists you are able to earn up to several hundred dollars a month based on the quality, interest, and traffic generated to your column! There is no cap on the compensation you can earn.
As a Columnists you will also receive a free Verified ArtFire.com membership for as long as you hold the post, plus the opportunity to link back to your studio and insert link outs in your mini bio located right on your Departmental Page and more!
We currently have seven departments on Handmadenews.org in need of columnists:
Inspiration – This section will include articles to get artists thinking in new and different ways, while also inspiring them to create.
Craft Trends – This section will discuss certain trends in the craft marketplace concerning what is popular at any given time period
Marketing – This section will offer tips for promoting one’s artisan business online in a format which is easily understood by those new to the online marketplace.
Business Tips – This section will focus on general tips for being successful in one’s craft business online and offline.
Green Wise – This section will have tips and techniques for living green and maintaining a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
Columnist: (4 per Department) – Responsible for submitting a minimum of two (2) articles per week which meet all Publication Standards and department guidelines, and one (1) featured article per month; working with Department Editor to tailor content based on departmental needs, direction and theme.
Columnists are required to participate in external link building through blog posts, open forum promotion, use of Social Media sites such as Twitter, Digg, Reddit, FaceBook, and related indie, craft, handmade, and cottage industry sites and blogs. Columnists must submit articles for review and approval to Department Editor before they can be published.
As a writer for handmadenews.org you work as a freelance writer and subcontractor, you are paid monthly by electronic funds transfer right to your bank account, always see how much you are earning in real time, and have full control over your earning potential with no cap on compensation.
If interested in a position on a columnist, please click the link below and sign up to submit an application on HandmadeNews.org: