Not too many how-to pieces this week here at Blogging for a Living – it’s been crazy busy! Next week we’ll look at a better combo of jobs and tips, but for today, just some gigs. Some pretty good looking jobs today too.
Job tip o’ the day: Use the law of averages to your advantage. When I first started freelancing I was worried about landing work because in the past I had mainly written for companies I already worked for – i.e no job search involved. When I actually had to apply for work, I figured it would take forever to land a piece. However, during my first month of freelancing I sent out something like 60 queries (maybe more) and landed some gigs, including a feature article and a mid-sized feature, both in national glossies.
Maybe I was just lucky, but I like to think that one, by sending out so many apps and queries I increased my odds of landing work considerably, and two, it’s good practice. That first month it seriously took me an hour at first to get a query written out, 60 some odd queries later, I was turning them out like clockwork. The only way to get gigs is to apply, and if you apply a lot, all the better. NOTE: by apply, I do mean for gigs that’s you’re qualified for, and also if you’re sending queries, you still need to think them through, even if you’re chucking out a ton.
Green blogger – says in NY, but looks like an anywhere gig to me.
Simply Good Media is looking to hire 2 to 3 established bloggers to write articles/posts on the following topics; Home, Mom, Green, Women’s Fashion, Men’s Fashion.
Online Organizer – Center for Biological Diversity – kind of community management.
Location specific gigs:
Extraordinary summer internship in NYC — entrepreneurial, web. Paid and may lead to FT.
WANTED: Skin Care Writer, experienced in SEO – (Montrose, CA)
Seeking copy editor/web editor – Roseburg, Oregon
Nike/YouthNoise Play City Blogger – (Los Angeles)
Must Love Dogs – Content Writer – (Los Angeles)
Online Communications Assistant – National LGBT/HIV advocacy org – NY
Online Editor – The Knot, Inc – NY
UrbanEntertainment Writers for Urban Publication – (las vegas )
Editor/Writer – Bongarde Media – Greenwich, CT
Web Page Writer – (las vegas )
Restaurant Critic – Village Voice Media – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
eCommerce Product Description Writer – (Anaheim)
Residential green technology leader needs web writer and business copy writer – Chicago
Social Media Marketing Manager – NY Daily News – NY
Writer & Social Media – (Newport Beach) CA
Lifestyle Editor & Writer – P/T – (Lower Fairfield County) NY
Electronics Product Description Writer – B&H Photo Video – NY
Web Communications Administrator – (Philadelphia)
Reporter – RadarOnline.com – Los Angeles