Job Listings – November 27, 2007

The Sound of Money Dripping

Is anyone else finding the work drying up around them? I’m sitting here looking, yet nothing seems to be out there. There are a few nibbles, but again, thanks to the insane amount of competition (see this post and this post for that rant) no one’s taking the bait. Most frustrating are the inquiries that lead to nowhere. I had three in the last two weeks – all of whom decided to go with someone cheaper. No great shakes – who wants to work for someone who’s looking for a bargain? You can’t do a good job that way, nor can a client expect a good job.

Luckily, I have two ongoing projects that are keeping my head above water. You should, too. If you’ve done your marketing homework, you’ve already secured two or maybe more ongoing gigs. And if you’ve aced the class, you know to continue the search, for permanence is a fickle beast in freelancing. Those jobs, should you have secured them, are going to keep you in the black while you look for more gigs. If by some chance you’re facing an empty wallet and you haven’t the ongoing stuff, I sympathize. It was one year ago I was facing that same horrendous situation, and about the same time I decided enough was enough. Time for you to do that to, eh?

Start here. You never know – you may be the one lucky enough to rise above the competition and get paid a decent wage.

Freelance Feature Writer
Grant Writer
Magazine Article Writers
Finance Writer (ongoing work)
Children’s Writer/History
Hip-Hop Writing
Freelance Editors (Get out your Master’s – you’re going to need it!)

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  • Devon Ellington November 27, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    And then there are all those who expect you to write “test articles” for nothing, even after you’ve included clips.

    No, thank you.

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  • Lori November 27, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    Won’t do it, Devon. I get paid for those test articles or I move on. The putzes!

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  • Jennifer November 27, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    Hang in there, Lori–we all go through dry spells. In a few weeks you’ll probably be wishing for the free time back 🙂

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  • Lori November 28, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    That’s true, Jennifer. I’ll be wishing for a little time off. Enjoy it while I can, I guess!

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