Wednesday, March 12, 2008

My #1 Tip for Creating Better Content

Today’s quick tip will be truly quick, unlike yesterday’s. It is inspired by a post on, a great blog by the way.

Today's Freelance Writing Quick Tip

Skellie advises to write in advance, that way you can give more thought to each post, say exactly what you mean to say, avoid being rushed and come up with better ideas. I took this to heart and applied it almost right away.

When I looked at my calendar this week, I knew I wouldn’t be able to write full-fledged posts. What I did though was write out a week’s worth of ideas to post on each day – calling them “Quick Tips for Freelance Writers.” While I didn’t write the actual post, I did write the idea down and do the behind-the-scenes research I wanted to reference in each post (eg, link to a post on another blog).

This has saved me precious time this week, as I usually spend anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours on each post. Read Skellie's post here.

Happy hump day everybody (Do freelancers have hump days? Hmmmmm . . .),
Yuwanda Black, Publisher
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Today’s Freelance Writing Jobs / SEO Writing Jobs
Note about job listings: I list positions that offer immediate work – and future work. Keeping your pipeline full requires taking a long-range approach and thinking out of the box (eg, sending in your credentials to FT postings). That's why explanations may be given w/some listings.

Freelance Editor

Freelance Copywriter for e-greetings cards

Part-Time Online Editor

Writer/Fundraiser (if you have this type of experience, send in your resume for freelance work; they’ll undoubtedly need you at some point)

Content Writer (if they need unique content on a regular basis, they have a need for freelancers – apply!)
Direct Marketing Copywriter

Article Writing & Re-Writing (Caution: I usually don’t like to list jobs from bid sites, but I did so here b/c they have lots of jobs and if you can land one client from them and work out a decent rate for ongoing work, then it will be worth it. Keep in mind though, it may take you a while to land a client b/c there are so many who will work for pennies. I refuse to list jobs from Elance and GetaFreelancer though; the pay on those sites is just ridiculous in my opinion).

Forum Posting (IMHO, the next hot thing in online writing. Similar to blog posting, only in forums. If you land the right gig, can be great filler income.)

SEO Forum Posting

Teen Writers (15-20 yrs old)

Freelance Writing Jobs from the Public Request Section of (Read more about this here)

No jobs from CC today.
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