You'd be amazed at how many freelance writing jobs are out there.
If you are a writer, there are many , many jobs out there for you. And if you are not a writer,
I highly recommend that you think about becoming one!
There are so many opportunities out there (and thus many opportunities for a good income) that I would suggest you check out your local community college as they have many classes that can get you
Many of these freelance assignments do not require someone who has a degree although that is always preferred as is experience in the writing field.
However, there are always ways around that as referenced in the following book by Robert Bly:
(One way around this that the author mentions is to offer to write a few articles for an online magazine, publication, blog, etc for free just to be able to put that article in your writer's "portfolio", or to get your foot in the door)
you can honestly say that you are experienced as a freelance writer
and you can even point potential employers to your published article for
reference! Easy as pie.
Many people think that writing as a career will lead you down only 2 avenues:
Writing as a journalist (for newspapers or magazines)
The truth is that there are so many freelance writing jobs out there for the taking.
Here are some examples of what I mean:
(for people who don't have time to write their own blog posts)
E-newsletters for individuals or companies
Writing for the government
I have just scratched the surface. This is just the tip of the iceberg guys. Everything you read (newspapers, magazines, ads, blogs, training manuals, etc) has an author and this field is ripe with possibilities!
A great book that I would recommend if you are just starting out in freelance writing is Bob Bly's:Getting Started as a Freelance Writer
To get your feet wet, here are 5 websites that have job boards listing freelance writing jobs as well as great resources such as discussion boards and tips for freelance writers.
If you've been looking for freelance work as a writer , check out Freelancewriting.com.
The website gives information on freelance writing jobs available for qualified writers and is updated daily. This website sifts through all the job boards such as:
even craigslist to pull out the best job leads in the writing industry.
The website also provides additional resources for freelance writers, such as the latest news for writers and authors,free ebooks, author interviews, tips from experts, discussion forums and more.
To visit the site, please visit: click here
This website lists available jobs for journalists and other professionals in the media industry.
Make sure to specify "work from home" in the search box to see what jobs are available.
This website also offers online courses for writers in the areas of: speechwriting, writing for children's television, how to use graphic arts programs and more.
To visit the site, please visit:
Provides resources and articles for bloggers. The job board details available jobs in the blogging arena in subjects such as cooking , real estate, fashion, entertainment, health and nutrition, wedding planning and more.
Check out the job board here:
4. Sunoasis Jobs
Freelance writing jobs are posted daily, also provides resources such as career development for freelance writers.
Ezine providing weekly freelance jobs for writers. Publishes their weekly ezine every Wednesday with new leads in the realm of writing online and for publications. Also provides great resources such as a discussion forum.
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