Liaison Creative + Marketing is hiring a Proposal Writer to join our growing Austin-based agency dedicated to our Fortune 50 consulting client. From your central Texas home office, you’ll work with Liaison’s management and account teams, client creative/PR/comms/sales/marketing teams, and client-side stakeholders to write and edit customized B2B business proposals for a range of enterprise consulting ventures, including documents targeted toward other Fortune 500 firms.
Do you have a knack for knowing what others will find interesting and shareable? Can you turn ideas into high-quality prose in a matter of minutes, not hours? Are you able to think strategically and come up with creative prose that highlights a brand’s core values? Do you ever read BuzzFeed headlines and think you could have done better than that? If so, you could make a great Creative Copywriter (who we refer to in our company as a “content hacker”).
Adams Media, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., is looking for no-nonsense freelance copyeditors and proofreaders. A fast-paced and innovative publisher of pop-culture books, Adams requires exceptionally detail-oriented and motivated self-starters to rid their books of errors. No frills or editorial development. Just people who find and fix the small and important mistakes.
If you love to write compelling marketing copy this is the job for you. Yes, this job entails the job requirements of a traditional copywriter, BUT what sets our needs apart is we are looking for the right person who can understand the “language” of lead nurturing and the proper dialogue to align with a consumer’s life cycle which ultimately turns a lead into a customer and a customer into a product evangelist.
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8 Top Sites Paying Freelance Writers
Eight top sites paying freelance writers
Social Media Writer
We’re looking for talented writers and social media managers to help us with content creation for our clients. Our aim is to help small businesses use social in the most effective way to communicate and position their brands online.
We’re looking for energetic, motivated and independent people. You’ll need to have a passion for writing and be a skilled social media user, even if it’s necessary to have any experience as a social media manager. Have you been blogging and using social channels to promote a business or blog? Keep reading!
The job is essentially finding and getting an understanding of valuable content in the categories you’ve been assigned, then write social media updates that read like catchy “headlines” or recommendations for the content.
Blasting News is a fully independent magazine based on the principle of social journalism and powered by the voices of thousands of people called Blasters.
Anyone can become a Blaster: you don’t need to have a license card or a gold plate, you don’t need to «get into the circle of journalism». However, Blasting News does not accept a compromise on quality: you will be required to write insightful news, and become an expert on your area of interest, therefore adding values to our brilliant community.
By joining Blasting News you can:
1. Become a real reporter.
2. Become an expert in a particular field.
Blasting News promotes high-quality information written by individuals showing a high level of expertise, authority and trustworthiness in their areas of interest.
3. Talk to a global audience of +102 million people.
4. Leverage on Blasting News social network.
5. Get paid out of your articles.
The compensation is based on the number of readers of your news. The higher quality your news will be, the more readers you will reach and the greater will be your income.
Bustle is searching for a part-time Nostalgia writer for our Lifestyle vertical who is available two weekdays per week during regular office hours. This role requires extensive knowledge and appreciation for ’90s culture, which may include topics ranging from feminism, health, entertainment, and relationships, amongst others.
As Bustle already has quite a large number of ’90s/nostalgia topics covered, this writer should bring a unique perspective, definitive voice, and fresh ideas to their work.
Knoji is visited by over 1 million consumers each month who are seeking information on products, reviews and companies. To better serve these customers, we’ve launched a new article series called Consumer Guides – these pieces provide an in-depth look into companies and the products and services they offer. We aim to provide unique and differentiated insight into products and services to help shoppers make better purchasing decisions when comparing products and services online.
We’re selecting a few writers to join our Consumer Guides writing staff. We’re seeking writers who have a knack for doing online research, who have a good product sense, and who can break down and simplify complex issues for the average consumer. You should also have a portfolio of work published on mainstream, recognizable websites or offline publications. As a Consumer Guides writer, you’ll earn between $50 to $200 per article (approximately $0.08 to $0.30 per word), and have the flexibility to choose from a range of projects at your convenience. You’ll be paid monthly through our familiar PayPal payment system. Plus you’ll be providing useful information and advice that helps consumers make smarter purchasing decisions.
The Freelance Writers Den is the premiere online community where writers learn how to grow their income — fast. We’re busy! We’ve had over 80,000 forum posts since the Den opened in 2011 — and I answered over 10,000 of those questions myself! We have more than a dozen moderators on our team now to steer you to the resources you need, including experienced editors who provide valuable feedback.
We are looking for talented freelance writers who are able to write high quality articles for B2B Healthcare Professionals (Doctors, Nurses and Office Managers) in the U.S. that are engaging, educational and will drive traffic to our website through word-of-mouth and social sharing.
If you believe that you are able to write an article that is highly engaging, please reply to this listing.
The publish creative network includes hundreds of expert writers, designers, illustrators and animators. Every creative has been rigorously vetted to qualify their expertise, samples of their work have been reviewed and graded and they have been assessed for quality of customer service. This results in a network of world class creatives you can rely on for exceptional quality of work and communication on your projects.
publi.sh is a resource for people to learn more about marketing and stay on the pulse of new industry developments. We list the best marketing content from around the web. We list content such as articles, ebooks, white papers, infographics, slide decks, videos, webinars, interviews. publi.sh is free to use and all content can be viewed with 1 publi.sh account.
ThoughtCo.com, created by About.com, is looking for entry-level freelance writers to help create simple video scripts from our top reference URLs. We have about 500-1000 URLs on topics including history, religion, pop culture and science. The scripts should be clear, but attention-getting and clever. We’re paying $50 per script and we roughly estimate each will take 1-2 hours.
You’ve put your heart and soul into establishing a business that is successful and useful so, naturally, you’d want potential clients to know that. Marketing has undergone many structural changes with our increasing reliance on digital media. It’s not only important that your company has advertising campaigns, it also needs to have a strong online presence; that means good content. Prospective clients and audiences want to be continuously exposed to information that keeps them involved, informed and engaged. While you’re occupied with the finer technical details of your project, someone needs to take care of the content. Luckily, there’s a whole range of talented and diverse freelance writers out there just waiting for the opportunity to work with you. All that’s left to do, is find the right freelance writer for your project.
How are you finding writers?
One thing that is certain is that there is a plethora of writers out there, eager to work on exciting new projects; the question is how to find the writer that is perfect for you. There are many online platforms that facilitate this.
You could place ads on job listing sites and have writers contact you with their details and samples of their work. This is simple and opens the door to a variety of writers who will work for different rates. Sites such as Upwork, Craigslist and Freelancer operate by allowing writers to create profiles and submit proposals to prospective clients. Clients can select prime candidates, conduct interviews, compare bids and view feedback from previous clients.
To focus your search even more, you could contact writers directly rather than through these platforms. This allows you to view their portfolio and see how people interact with their work, the writer’s range, their voice and how that voice is used to speak on behalf of their clients. Using agencies is often a good idea because the writers have already been vetted and are tried and trusted, and the company will be able to gauge which writer is the best fit for you.
While finding a writer who is an expert in your industry may be a requirement in some cases, it’s not always necessary. Writers may not be qualified in your market, but sufficient research, attention to detail, and skill will get the job done. If you do need a writer who is familiar with your project, consider how you view their portfolios or writing samples. Don’t only look for work that reads well or is entertaining, but consider whether the writer can work with technical terms and can skillfully construct pieces of writing.
Social media is not going anywhere – use it. You may have writers in your network on LinkedIn or PartnerUp. This works well if you need expert writers; writers that have working knowledge in a specific topic or niche. Checking up on a writer’s social media can help to better understand not only their style and how they interact with clients, but also the client’s experiences working with the writer.
When you have a niche market and need writers with experience and knowledge in your field, try to form long-term partnerships, rather than working with a writer once only.
Don’t underestimate the benefits of building long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships with writers. The writer will already be familiar with your voice, style and brand, and will know what is expected of them. This not only makes the writing process quicker, it will streamline the process of finding a writer when a new project comes up.
Offering longer term arrangements with writers also means the writer is invested in your project, and will work as efficiently as possible to ensure you are eager to work with them again in the future. This may lead to finding writers that are dedicated and not just looking to make a quick buck.
While finding a writer that is talented and skillful is your main concern, consider how professional they are; do they respond promptly; are they committed to too many projects; do they follow directions?
Once you have found writers that have both these qualities, begin building a database. While having a partnership with one writer moulded to your style is ideal, writers can be unavailable, but if this is the case they may be able to share your requirements with writers in their circle.
Be specific about what you need
It’s important to be specific about what you need from the writer and it may be helpful to have an outline of your article. But don’t demand that the writer follows a specific set-up; rather allow room for creativity. Writers may be more attuned to what would make a better article. You pay for a writer allow them to write. Be sure of what you need the content to achieve so that the writer can be sure too.
Don’t forget about the mundane administrative details. It’s always important to be clear about when the project is due, whether you need updates on the progress of the project, how much it pays as well as when it pays. Avoid any misunderstandings that will stand in the way of a good professional relationship. When posting listings, make sure all the information is available, so that anyone applying is sure they are up to the task.
What to look for in a portfolio
It’s always necessary to view previous work and samples of writing. If the writer has a blog or online platform – which most writers do – read the feedback on their work. Read comments and reviews to understand previous clients’ experiences working with the writer. Look at the audience’s engagement with their work – do they respond and interact through comments, is the voice received well? References from previous working relationships is always helpful.
When looking at resumes, it’s not always necessary to have a writer with a journalism or writing degree. Writers can come from diverse fields and what is important is their dedication to the craft. Be open to writers who are not be native-English speakers; writing is an art and what is important is that the product doesn’t read like it was written by a second language speaker.
Finding the right writer is simply finding a writer whose style and voice compliments your project. Ensure that they have the same vision for the project and that they have the commitment and skill that will contribute to a dynamic and prolific professional relationship.
A bit about the Author
Sam Hoffman is a South African an Artist, Writer and Entrepreneur with a passion for beautiful words and ideas. She takes special joy in nurturing these ideas and watching them grow from inception to results and sharing her expertise with others.