Hello and Welcome back to The Write Styles where on this Motivational Monday – Make Money as a Freelancer! What better way to start the week than with fresh opportunities to start your freelance career? 🙂
Motivational Monday – Make Money as a Freelancer
CinemaBlend is one of the web’s most popular entertainment sites. Reporting on movies, television, and pop culture CinemaBlend is the go-to source for today’s plugged-in generation. CinemaBlend seeks an enthusiastic movie fanatic for a freelance news writing position who is available to write on Saturday and Sunday. Ideal candidates will be self-motivated wordsmiths with up-to-date knowledge of the entertainment industry and an appetite for all things movies. This is an entry-level position with room to grow. This is a freelance telecommute position for movie news writer who’s open to writing about a variety of topics within the movie industry.
Fitbit motivates you to reach your health and fitness goals by tracking your activity, exercise, sleep, weight and more. We’re a passionate team dedicated to health and fitness who are building products that help transform people’s lives. While health can be serious business, we feel it doesn’t have to be. We believe you’re more likely to reach your goals if you’re encouraged to have fun, smile, and feel empowered along the way. As a User Experience Writer at Fitbit, you have a passion for language and a flair for squeezing meaning into tight spaces. You will be part of the UX design team, helping designers find words that attract, retain and engage our users throughout their journey with Fitbit.
MorningChores is created to help and inspire people to become self-sufficient. We always welcome new writers to join our pool of contributors to help us help more people. If you have a strong passion and experience in gardening, raising livestock animals, beekeeping, survival, prepping, food preservation and recipes, foraging, farming, frugal living, off-grid alternatives, woodworking, self-sufficient living, and a desire to help people by writing helpful guides, then you are more than welcome to write for us. We and readers at MorningChores love actionable advice and ideas that we can apply in our lives. But more importantly, the article should be written by someone who actually knows (and does) the stuff they write.
Do incredible digital marketing work at a world-class level and let that success be the fuel for helping protect the Amazon rainforest. That is why we invest 15% of our total profits directly into helping indigenous tribes in the Ecuadorian Amazon protect their land from Oil & Logging companies. Each minute we lose a Football field worth of Amazon rainforest and yet this small piece of land is where 25% of our oxygen on the planet is created. That means every 4th breath that you take is coming from the Amazon and our mission as a team is to help stop the destruction and regenerate the forest – are you up for the challenge? We are looking for 1 to 2 different content writers specializing in the creating content for our solar and green energy clients; if you think you can take on the task of more than one area (and you can convince us) you will have lots of work.
Gardener’s Path is currently seeking highly experienced garden writers who can craft excellent growing guides and other written material. We are seeking horticulturists, master gardeners, serious home gardeners, agricultural specialists, homesteaders, and others who have academic or hands-on experience. We are looking for writers with differing skills sets to tackle gardening content from various perspectives. This content ranged from academic styled, scientific based articles to original how-to project-based guides. The ability to take decent photos of plants that you may be personally growing, or encounter is a plus.
Welcome back to The Write Styles where today we have some Fabulous Websites that Will Pay for Your Writing!
Fabulous Websites that Will Pay for Your Writing
COFFEE MEETS BAGEL
Coffee Meets Bagel’s mission is to inspire singles to share and connect authentically. The app curates quality matches with fuller profiles that result in real conversations. CMB is currently seeking to hire talented writers who can help us create a series of fun, helpful content for CMB members. Topics may vary from online dating 101 to how to politely say no or how to get over a rejection. This is a very flexible position that can be done part -time/contract, on-site or remotely. If you are a great candidate and want to work part time/contract, we are willing to reduce the scope of work to make that possible.
If you’re not making a full-time income as a freelance writer, then it’s time you knew the truth. It’s time you knew what’s really holding you back and what six-figure freelance writers know that you don’t.
If you can write – even at an average level – then you already have what it takes to quit your day job and make an incredible income as a freelance writer.
Today, I’m going to reveal the real reason so many writers fail to make the six-figure income they deserve…
…and how you can finally start attracting long-term clients and high-paying writing assignments within just hours from now.
An online multimedia magazine wine and spirit drinkers have been waiting for. We knock down the walls between you and everything you want to see; inviting you to explore and discover the world of wine and spirits. Writing samples in the wine, food and / or travel industry. (Experience in music and art? even better!) Ability to write in a “hip”, young, and socially conscious brand voice.
Thrasio is one of the fastest growing Amazon third party FBA brand acquisition and operation firms in the US. Our brand count is ever expanding and exceptionally varied across multiple verticals. We are looking for a motivated copywriter to join our team to assist with branding, product listings, contract editing, press releases and assist with the creation of brand assets. This person would work closely with the creative & marketing department but will have a relationship with many of the teams assisting in a variety of projects.
Affinity Connection is a publishing and marketing company that creates great content for our clients, driving their branding, influence and funding. We work with freelancers who can turn out a high quantity of high-quality work, reliably. Work with our editorial team to write awesome articles, making sure to pay attention to the voice and style of the particular client you’re writing for.
Do you consider yourself a PC geek? Are you the person your friends come to first when their computer isn’t working? Or for advice on what laptop they should buy next? Does staying on top of the latest Mac and Windows news sound like your dream job? Well, here’s your chance to shine. We’re looking for passionate, inspired, and detail-oriented writers to produce news, deals posts, and evergreen articles for the Digital Trends computing section. We cover topics ranging from PC components and laptops to cybersecurity and home networking. We’re searching for writers that want to work every day and put in the time to develop as a writer.
Welcome back to The Write Styles where today we have incredible and Creative Writing Opportunities for Anyone and Anywhere!
Creative Writing Opportunities for Anyone and Anywhere
MY NICE TIE
With the New Year upon us, we here at MyNiceTie we are looking to improve our vision, message, and our approach to selling ties. We sell fantastic, high quality, and affordable neckties and have used our ecommerce platform to not only sell ties, but also help those in need through the Kiva.org. Though we will continue to help, our focus is shifting to matters a little more close to home. The necktie is a symbol of success, formality, and leadership. It is a symbol of a time when Americans were less casual in our dress, our speech, and our behavior. We’re going to write articles, write video scripts, create symbols, and create matching ties for these values to increase the support for these principles. We need your help to do this as we want our impact to be strong and far-reaching.
Rally Health is all about putting health in the hands of the individual. It’s our mission, and it drives everything we do, which is to empower people with easy-to-use online and mobile tools that help them take charge of their health and health care, from improving their diet and fitness to selecting health benefits, and choosing the right doctor at the right price for their needs. We’re looking for a versatile journalist who can edit, write, and program content across multiple platforms — mobile, social, and web. You will be innovative, self-motivated, and comfortable juggling many things in our dynamic environment while maintaining fanatic attention to detail. Prior experience with health care content is essential.
Finding Your Writing Market Checklists – Module 1 of our program provides you with 34 market ideas and plenty of ways to enter them. Use this brainstorming sheet to help discover the right one for you.
Working with Clients Checklists – Use these pricing and invoicing checklists and brainstorming sheets to find the right approach for your clients.
Content Creation Checklists – Whether you’re creating content for yourself or your clients, these checklists will come in handy for self-editing, finding a writing style and coming up with persuasive headlines, phrases and more.
Marketing Checklists – Whether you’re growing your list or marketing your products, this section has some handy checklists for you.
Bustle.com is seeking a remote part-time Entertainment Writer with a passion for movies to contribute 2-3 full days per week. Applicants should have extensive knowledge of pop culture, strong news judgment, a fun and witty voice, and the ability to write quickly and cleanly. The writer will have an opportunity to write about all different kinds of movies, from blockbuster releases to independent films. Applicants should have an established appetite for movies, yet be willing to branch out and cover less familiar genres if requested.
Are you passionate about the Cannabis industry? We’re a Somerville based start up that is focused on helping Cannabis companies and brands grow, and we need someone to help us create content! You will create blog posts about digital marketing strategies that Cannabis companies can use to find success. Topics will range from Instagram marketing strategies, advertising restrictions, top industry trade shows to attend, and more. Our goal is to create the best resources available to Cannabis business owners who need to learn how to run marketing campaigns and scale.
I trust that all of these wonderful jobs will suit your needs! In case you missed it, don’t forget to check out my previous article featuring freelance writing jobs where you can work wherever and whenever you like. Please feel free to Contact Me if you wish to Guest Blog For Us.
Happy 2019 and Welcome back to The Write Styles where today, Published Author Bridget Baker Shares Her Secrets with The Write Styles! What better way to start the year than an inspiring writer sharing her secret story of success 🙂
Welcome to The Write Styles Bridget! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.
Published Author Bridget Baker Shares Her Secrets with The Write Styles
TWS: Bridget, you only decided to self publish having written your sixth book. I noted that you mention rejections and even ‘cursed’ acquisitions on your blog. However, you still kept going. What exactly was your reaction to your first rejection? What made you keep going?
Bridget: I think writers write. That sounds like a simple statement, and maybe it doesn’t make sense unless you’re a writer, but at the heart of writing is a desire to craft a story. In fact, I’d say writing is about 10% craft and 90% not stopping until you get it right. If you want to be a successful writer, attempting traditional publication is a wonderful place to cut your teeth. The first time I wrote a novel it was absolutely awful.
When I wrote my FOURTH novel, it was halfway decent, and that’s the one that landed my agent. It still wasn’t great. It was rewritten so many times, I doubt many of the original words are even left. I paid an editor to help me. I went on and wrote another four books (Three YA contemporary fantasies, and a YA Contemporary Suspense) before going back and rewriting that fourth one again. The only reason I went ahead and indie published it is that I had revised it so much it no longer resembled that first book.
To answer your question though, I kept going because I had to keep writing. If you can stop writing, you should stop. It’s a lot of work without a lot of reward. Some of us can’t seem to quit. We are the writers.
TWS: Your blog also shares that you won your first writing contest in second grade. When you wrote the short story for the class, were you already passionate about writing? Or was it that moment where you won the competition that made you want to continue the writing journey? How did that competition influence your writing career?
Bridget:Actually I thought I was amazing in second grade. I didn’t realize I was awful until after I read over my first book and realized it was tremendously bad. That contest wasn’t actually what gave me the desire to write novels. That came from Little Women. I hated the ending. Hated may not be a strong enough word. I despised the ending. I set out to rewrite it, and my ending was so much better that I knew I could write a novel. Ha! I had no idea how hard it would prove to be.
TWS: Bridget, you wrote your second novel at Panera Bread. That must have been quite a relaxing place to write. Where would you say is your favourite place to write? How does scenery or location affect your writing practice?
Bridget: I am very impressed that you found my blog. I don’t think anyone else has ever read that post. Good job! I used to escape to Panera bread because when my husband was in residency, we had a very very small house and two very small children. He couldn’t keep them out of my hair. I would run to Panera, eat bean soup or tomato soup, or a smoothie, and write. Now I do all my writing in my bedroom, either on the new desk my husband finally insisted I buy, or plonked down on my bed. It’s terrible form, I know, but I like sitting on my bed and writing. And the commute can’t be beat. 😛
TWS: You stated that you had eschewed self publishing for quite a while before looking further into it. What were your first thoughts on self publishing? How do you feel about it now?
Bridget: Honestly, I felt like without an industry gatekeeper saying my book was good, it wasn’t good enough. Then I started reading traditionally published books that were, clearly, not as good as mine. I don’t say that lightly. Every writer struggles with the fear their work stinks. Every single writer I know. And yet, it was very very obvious that my books were good, but they were never selected.
When my agent left her agency and I was agentless again, I thought, “GAH! Why is this happening to me?” I decided to query more agents. I sent out 75 queries and got right around 36 full manuscript requests, (Which is really high), and then I sat and waited and waited. It felt like I’d die without ever publishing a book. And finally, I just thought. To heck with that. I’m sick of other people deciding what books of mine get out there. I started looking into indie publishing and pulled all my manuscripts from agents.
TWS: Your book trilogy, ‘Sins of our Ancestors’ is about a virus nearly wiping out the human race, while the ‘Almost a Billionaire’ is a romantic book series. What would you say is your favourite genre to write? What should aspiring writers be aware of when writing various genres?
Bridget:I am the wrong person to ask about what to avoid. I went into indie publishing because I was sick of doing what people said I had to do. I’m sure I’m ruining my marketing by doing two completely different genres. Part of me doesn’t care. I read all over the place, so I also write the same way. I think you need to make sure you deliver on the promise of that genre, no matter what genre you choose. If you’re going to write romance, you better deliver that happily ever after. If you’re writing fantasy, build that world right. My favorite genre is whatever I’m writing at the time. I’m a shameless lover of so many books that I can’t seem to commit. (Luckily that affliction hasn’t impacted my love life! Just the one husband who I absolutely adore!)
TWS: Bridget, I noted on Facebook that you recently had a holiday in Costa Rica, how exciting! Can you share a sneak previews into any new ideas you may have collected there for your next novel?
Bridget: I am ALWAYS on the look out for new novel ideas and my husband and I travel. A lot! I worked out an issue with my new book coming out while I was on a catamaran to a hidden island. I worked out the details of my next billionaire romance while in a kayak playing with monkeys. I worked out the ending to a YA fantasy when I was hiking in a cloud forest. I am always always always thinking about my stories.
TWS: What would you consider as your most magical experience? And how did the experience affect your writing?
Bridget: My most magical experience in Costa Rica was the monkeys. If you mean in life, I think seeing third world countries, not the tourist locations, and talking to people there is the most transformative experience someone from America can undergo. We live in such a bubble. Seeing the hard work, and the hard life, that goes on around us in the world is shocking and eye opening.
TWS: You stated that your first novel was terrible and that your second one was probably even worse. What helped you become a better writer? What advice do you have for aspiring writers who may suffer from writers’ block? Or those who have great ideas, but cannot string their words together?
Bridget: BUY ALL THE CRAFT BOOKS. So many people love so many different ones. My favorites were Story Genius by Lisa Cron and Story by McKee, but honestly I read dozens before that. You wouldn’t expect to learn the law without reading textbooks. You can’t learn to WRITE just by reading books. I found Stephen King’s book on writing USELESS but other people love it. So read read read those craft books and KEEP applying what you learn. I really do think you’ll level up each time. Write a lot, read a lot, and craft read a lot and you’ll improve with each step.
But prepare yourself. The more you learn about the craft of story telling, the more you will ruin your enjoyment of MANY books and movies. They become predictable and I’m a borderline prose snob. If someone’s prose is bad, I can’t force myself to read it at all! Ugh. It makes me sad because I think I miss a lot of great stories that way, but there it is.