(Closed) Any freelance writers out there?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Honey Lake Plantation

I was a freelancer for a particular site for 2.5 years and enjoyed it while it lasted–it was good money and my byline was on every article (and still is). Unfortuantely, it was work-for-hire and while that didn’t bother me at the time, I wish I had asked for reprint rights after x amount of time in the beginning so I could republish some of those articles, now. But even then, it was still a good experience.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@roweboat:  I do when my full-time job doesn’t have me too busy.

I’ve contributed to Yahoo! Voices, but how much you get paid is a crapshoot. And I contribute to a local magazine. I’ve heard of elance and odesk but haven’t tried it. There’s also textbroker.

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I write for a couple of sights semi-regularly. Nothing paid, though :-/ I’d love to submit for Cracked but their Writers Workshop terrifies me. The critiques can be kind of brutal and i’m a softy about my work.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Have you looked into writing for About.com? It’s decent money. It’s great if you’re a writer while also having expertise in something else, because they usually require that you know a lot about the subject you’re writing about. I write for my city’s About.com page.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@roweboat:  I do a lot of consulting work on the side (marcomm is my field, so a lot of it is writing). I enjoy it a lot 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have been a “contributing writer” for a particular site for three years and love it. I’ve done some other freelance writing (check out elance). The particular site I work for is related to one of my areas of study, and it’s broad enough that I get to focus on whatever I want. I have to write a minimum number of articles a month, adn if the main person has any questions or issues, she asks me to edit. Sometimes a topic will be popular, and we have a google group for all of teh writers, so we can discuss there. The other writers are pretty great – if there is a relevent topic but doesn’t interest them or they don’t have time, they’ll often send it out to everyone.

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