I hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th and at least took a little time off to relax. Not too many gigs today, but that always happens around holidays. We’ll see more later in the week most likely.
Job tip o’ the day: Deb has a nice little post up, What You Want vs. What Your Clients Expect, that in part, covers should we tell our clients when we think they could be doing something better. Deb notes, “If you don’t like the way your client runs his blog, or if you feel he needs guidance, there’s nothing wrong with setting up a meeting (or virtual meeting) to discuss. Explain why you feel the situation doesn’t quite work and how you can make the blog work to his benefit.” Been there, done that, and I agree with Deb that offering a good idea makes the blog and client look better, and thus you look better.
HOWEVER: I also want to mention, don’t allow yourself to be put into the role of blog consultant for free. I’ve had clients in the past who know way less about blogs than I do, and although I’ve only been hired to write, the client ends up drilling me for ideas, help, and support regarding the blog, which is fine, if you’re being paid. I don’t mind offering some ideas for free, but when I’m spending hours a week FOR FREE, helping someone build their blog, I should be getting paid. If you want to help a client out, cool, just make sure you’re not doing too much for too little.
Expat Content Syndication/SEO Coordinator – Niche Media Solutions
Freelance Writers for SparkLife Blog – Barnes & Noble
Online Communications & Marketing Associate – Earth Share – not sure if it’s telecommute friendly or not.
Writer wanted for a DC based property management, real estate, mortgage, and investment company
Location specific gigs:
Seeking Ace Web Content Editor – Chicago Parent
Editorial Assistant – TONY Kids– Time Out New York Kids – NY
Agent “M” seeks multi-talented writer – (San Diego)
Assistant Editor – Society of American Florists – Alexandria, Virginia
Copy Editor, Research, Speech Writer, Blogger, etc – (Washington DC)
CONTENT EDITOR / PRODUCER – (Seattle)
Energy Writer – MIT News Office – Cambridge, MA
Sr. Writer, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide – (Seattle or Portland)
Content Editor/Proof Reading – Naperville – (Naperville, IL)
WANTED: Content people! – must be able to attend meetings in Boca, but telecommute otherwise.