Football.com is looking for a College Football writer to produce two 1000-1,200 word articles per week. The post pays $125 per month.
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Trend Hunter Magazine (TrendHunter.com) is looking to hire a few stellar interns for our satellite office in San Diego, California. You’ll work directly with the editor and head of advertising, but you’ll also virtually interact with the rest of our young, dynamic team at our Toronto headquarters.
During your internship, you’ll have the opportunity to build up a massive portfolio of published articles in topics like marketing, pop culture, sports, fashion, politics, technology, business, the environment, and social issues. You’ll also get firsthand experience running one of the world’s most popular online publications and get exposure to our 8-10 million views per month.
Candidates must be well versed in Web 2.0 (specifically Twitter, Facebook and the blogosphere), familiar with TrendHunter.com and have a laptop of their own. The perfect candidate is an outgoing self-starter and an excellent writer who can multitask effectively and work efficiently with incomparable attention to detail. All underclassmen are invited to apply. The internship comes with a $2,000 stipend, college credit is available and you’ll receive the Google AdSense revenue that your articles generate.
Please submit CL, clips and resume to [email protected]
Trend Hunter is hiring interns for the following cycles:
Fall (September-December), deadline 7/15
Spring (January-April), deadline 10/15
Summer (May-August), deadline 3/15
About Trend Hunter:
Trend Hunter Magazine (TrendHunter.com) is the world’s largest trend spotting site, with 8-10 million monthly pageviews. Fueled by a global network of 26,000 members, Trend Hunter and Trend Hunter TV feature 42,000 micro-trends and cutting edge ideas.
Routinely sourced by the media, Trend Hunter is a source of inspiration for industry professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs and the insatiably curious. Trend Hunter has been featured or cited by MTV, The Economist, CNN (2x), CBC (3x), T3 (4x), Cosmopolitan, GQ, Glamour, Entrepreneur, The Globe and Mail (2x), Entertainment Tonight (3x), FOX News (3x), The Financial Times (40x) and even the personal blog of Kanye West (2x).
The rent is due, folks…keeping busy?
Slim pickings today, it’ll be kind of grim for the next week or so with the upcoming holiday.
Today’s leads are brought to you by Johnny Test, without whom I wouldn’t have had a spare hour to find them for you.
- Technical Writer – 3 Month Contract – Alameda
- Article Writer for Article Directory – $10/300 words
- Freelance Spec One SheetWebsite PromotionFreelance Writer – Multicultural Reports – Chicago
- Freelance Market Research/Report WriterArticle Writing – Perfect for work at home moms so be careful. It might be a low payer.
- Freelance Writer for Online Plumbing and Heating Dist. CoExperienced Copywriter – Cleveland
- Qualified Screen Writers Needed – Michigan
- Seeking Korean Translators – Atlanta
- Temporary Editor – Belmont, MA – $20/hour
- Bloggers Wanted – Boston
- Freelance Writer – $15
- Personal Finance WritersPublisher Seeks GhostwriterOnline Dating Profile WriterFemale Writers Needed – $20/post
- Writer for Entrepreneurial Handbook – $15/hour
- Mortgage/Housing WriterFreelance Biography WritersCopywriter for Adult Entertainment Company – NYC
- Gas Station Broker Seeks Blogger – $10/post
- Content Writers for Insurance WebsiteContract Instructional Designer – Seattle
- Contract Technical Writer – Seattle – $40/hour
- Freelance Writers for Education and Parenting Site – $100
- Freelance CopyeditorSan Francisco Writers – Not for Tourists – $50+
Freelance writer needed for soon to be launched social media site. Please, if you think social media is only Twitter or Facebook, do not apply. Chosen candidate will be expected to have experience with social media and to write regularly on the following topics:
- Social media & job hunting
- Community management
- Social media & business
- Business & blogging
- Transparency in business
- SEO for business websites
- Branding & social media
- Other topics pertaining to social media
Articles are to be informational,well researched, factual, and semi-journalistic, we’re not looking for slice of life vignettes or your own personal reflections. This is a website for businesses and individuals looking to get the most out of social media.
Please send cover letter, resume and samples of related writing to [email protected] Payment is negotiable, between $500 and $1,000 per month depending on experience and amount of articles written per month, plus bonuses. Please do not send attachments.
Thanks. We can’t wait to see what you can do.
To write a post between 250-350 words including Title and Description Tags (SEOed)
Up to 15-20 posts required a month. $7.50 – $10 per post.
Can pay per post or accumulate and pay!
All payments will be done through Paypal!!
Web url: www.madeyoustare.com
Note from Deb: Generally I don’t post anything paying below $10/post but this word count was low so I allowed it on this one occasion.
I’ve got my hands full trying to get some stuff finished before month end and won’t be able to get to Monday Markets this week.
I will have some print markets for you next week, though. Sorry for any inconvenience.
It may sound like the same thing. Building your name and building your niche, but in actuality they are two different things. While it’s entirely possible (and ideal) to do build both your name and your profile within your niche at the same time, it is also possible to do one while not doing much for the other.
So do you know if there is an imbalance in your “brand building?”
Review Your Work
What does your work say about you? Your niche? Are you stuck in the low paying gigs that contribute toward your niche, but aren’t doing much to get your name out there? Do you have solid clips that showcase your writing abilities, but don’t necessarily focus on your chosen path of work?
When you take gigs, be mindful as to where they fit in the overall design of your career. If you are really a travel writer, but spend all of your time doing tech work, you are not on the right path. All writers should stop every so often to assess where they are and where they are headed.
Review Your Social Network
What type of things are you Tweeting and Facebooking about? What things are you posting? Who is in your social circle? Writers need to consider if they are following, friending and contributing info according to their niche, also being mindful if they are also portraying themselves in a positive professional light.
Some genres of writing aren’t necessarily the strictest when it comes to decorum so tweeting about random things may not affect you much. But, if you are say a parenting writer, you may either want to have a personal Twitter account to discuss your favorite swinger’s clubs and use your professional account to discuss potty training techniques.
A few things to remember:
- Make sure your social networking contributes to your work. Follow leaders and peers in your field of choice.
- Make sure to tweet & post links to your work so others can see and follow what you’re doing.
- Make sure your body of work reflects the type of career you are working for and toward.
Got any tips on building your niche & name?
How about a good laugh?
6 Tips on How To Sell Out As A Blogger – I’m not an all-the-time fan of Tremendous News! but this sell out post almost made me snort coffee out my nose. Not cool when I’m supposed to be working, but fun.
In job related news, there likely won’t be any leads until the 1st because the last two days of the month are crazy for me. Invoices, catch-up, new contracts, and all that jazz. That said, have a good end of the month and see you in July.
By the way, Brenda Edin, my resume writer, does an amazing job. That link is to her Twitter address, do give her a ping if you need a resume done – she goes on and beyond.
- Freelance Writers – Columbia Basin Herald
- Newsletter Writer – Business topics
- SEO Copywriter – Rates vary
- Copywriter for Facebook and Google ads
- SEO Article Writer – $10/article
- San Francisco Lifestyles Blogger
- Miami/Ft Lauderdale Lifestyles Blogger
- Austin Lifestyles Blogger
- Freelance Writers Needed
- Russian Speaking Reporter
- Seeking Enthusiastic Writers for Durham, Ann Arbor and Irvine – TownMe.com
- Maritime Writers
- Copywriter – Philadelphia – $17 – $20/hour
- Freelance Writer – $10/400 words
- Bloggers Wanted
- Grant Writing Assistance – Rochester – $10 – $15/hour
- Grant Writing Assistant – $15/hour – Hampton Roads
- Business Plan & Grant Writer – Bradenton
- Hardcore Resesarcher
- Copy Editor for Tech Blog – Bay Area
- Copyeditor– Finance/Accounting
- Freelance Editor – Healthcare Manufacturing – Albany
- Experienced Resume Writers – $45/project
- Web Content Writer w/5 years Corporate Experience – Princeton
- Proofreader – Monroe Township NJ
- CoachesAid.com Looking for Writers, Editors, Photographers
- Resume Writing – Somerset County NJ
- Freelance Submissions for MultiCultural Children’s Magazine – $15 – $100
- Student Reporters for Pet Website – $10
- Write My Sales Plan – $150 – $550
- Financial Writer
- Copywriter Needed ASAP
- Urban Entertainment Writers – $50 – $100/story
- Essex County NJ Bloggers
- Copywriter Needed ASAP
- Copywriter Wanted
- Blogger Wanted for Home Furnishings Business
- Persuasive Writer Needed for Fundraising Letter
- Editing – Los Angeles
- Publicity Freelancer
- Writer Needed for Book – $15/hour
- Freelance Writers– Minneapolis
- Online Music Publication Seeks Freelance Writers
- Creative Writing/Bloggers
- Copywriter for New Website
- E-book writer – Quitting Smoking – $600
- Writer for Car Buyers Guide – $125
- Memoir & Life coaching Book
- Quiz Writers Needed
- Bloggers Needed – $10/post
- Copywriter for Web – Raleigh – $20/hour
- Writer for Business Topics
- Autism Content and Articles
- Freelance Writer – Seattle
- Freelance Writers & Photographers for LGBT Website
- Editor Needed for Children’s Book
- Resume/Cover Letter Help – San Francisco
- Technical Marketing Writer – As Needed Basis – in house – Bay Area
- SEO Writer – DC
- Brochure & Marketing Letter – Upper Marlboro MD
Yesterday we looked at how to quit accepting low paying gigs and how to make a living wage as a writer. But what if you really can’t find a gig? Should you take a low paying job because it’s better than nothing?
As noted in the last post, a while ago I needed to pick up a couple new gigs. I applied for tons and didn’t hear back from any of them for a good long while. Frustration kicks in and those low paying gigs start to look better than nothing. Trust me, I do get the appeal of the low-pay, easy to score gig. However, when this happens the best thing you can do is hang in there and avoid temptation. It’s hard but you can do it. How do I avoid temptation?
I have great friends: For example, Deb in particular is handy when I’m frustrated because we think alike about wages. When I was whining about no jobs, she’d continually tell me, “Hang in there, you’ll score a good gig” and she was right. I can always count on Deb and a couple of other good pals to talk me out of a bad low paying job decision. Get some friends who think like you and who will hang in there with you when job hunting sucks. You’ll feel better.
Go back to your income goal: In the last post we looked at setting your income goal. You set your goal for a reason. Remind yourself that you’re worth it and keep on trucking.
Reassess your choices: If writing is never going to pay the bills, you may need to reassess your situation. When I was super frustrated at the lack of blogging and web writing jobs, I considered going back to print. In the back of my mind I knew that if print didn’t work out, my next step would have been to get a job in social work (what I used to do). Getting an out of the house job would make it hard to juggle my son’s schedule, but I’d do it before I’d accept low wages. It all goes back to what your time is worth and what you feel you’re worth. I love writing, but I’m not going to work for $10 an hour. It’s smart to realize that if you can’t live on your writing wages, then writing may not be your ideal career. It might be just a hobby.
How do you avoid the temptation of those super easy to score but low paying gigs?