Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Does Social Media Marketing Really Work for Most Blogs?

Today's post was supposed to be about a client who likes to leave projects "hanging in the wind," so to speak. I'll do that one tomorrow. I forgot that I post over at on Wednesday, and had another topic in mind that's been taking up space in my head for today's post. So, what's been cloggin' my noggin? Well social media marketing and freelance writing blogs.

Obviously, this blog is all about the business of freelance writing. And, even though I post to social media sites like Digg, Propeller and StumbleUpon, I just don't see much traffic from those sites. My post today, Does Social Media Marketing Really Work for Most Blogs?, goes into detail about why I don't think social media sites are a good bet for promoting freelance writing blogs.

I'd love to hear your take on the subject. FYI, don't forget to view the freelance writing job leads below.

Hope you're having a lovely hump day!

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.

Stock/Financial Markets Blogger

Web Writer/Editor (niche publications are almost always in need of freelancers to fill story needs -- apply if you have an interest in this niche)

Freelance Pharma Editor

SEO Writer

Internet Copywriter Needed

Creative Freelance Writers Wanted

Ongoing Work for Freelance Writer

Share Your Spring Break Stories for $200

SEO Copywriter Needed

Freelance Writers, Editors & Photographers

Freelance Article Writers (350-400 wd articles needed)

Ad Agency Copywriter (most ad agencies use freelancers, so it can't hurt to apply)

SEO Content Writer (most internet marketing firms use freelancers -- particularly for SEO copy b/c not many know how to do this type of writing -- apply, apply, apply!)

Business/Money Writer (Become an Guide in this sector and make a guaranteed $725/month in addition to page-view revenue generated; there are several more positions like this listed on this page (eg, fashion, health)


angel said...

Hi Yuwanda, I noticed some copywriting jobs today. How would a beginner break into direct response sales copywriting? I understand it's a lucrative business but I cant seem to figure out how to get started.

Thanks for all the work you do for us.

Yuwanda Black said...


Bob Bly is an authority on this subject. A good place to start is at his site, Basically to start in any niche of freelance writing though, you put together some samples and start querying clients.

In this niche, it may take a while to land a client b/c clients look for those who can bring results. You might want to start in another niche, get some experience under your belt and then target this niche.

Good luck however you decide to proceed.