>Another place to look for freelance workPosted: January 6, 2009
>It’s a new year. Resolve to get going on that writing dream. Set a goal, perhaps one submission a week? Make it a goal you know you can accomplish if you just apply seat to chair and fingers to keyboard. While you’re at it, if you haven’t been keeping careful track of income and expenses, start now so you’re prepared at tax time next year. Whether you do it with a spreadsheet, a program like Quicken, a handwritten ledger book or notes on your calendar doesn’t matter as long as you have the numbers when you need them.
To help you get started, I found another site where you can locate lots of freelance jobs. Go to www.online-writing-jobs.com and click on Freelance Journalism Jobs. The ads are quite specific about what they’re looking for, and the work is the kind of thing I’d be doing if I were starting out and living in a bigger city.
As with any ad, be somewhat cautious. Before you dive in, look up the publication and see if it’s something you want to write for. Then find out what they pay and what rights they buy. If it’s looking good, write up some ideas, then contact the editor in whatever way they request.
If you don’t find anything in the journalism section, there are lots of other options for freelance work that might also be fun and profitable.
May your clips and checks be plentiful in 2009.