Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Writing Gigs - Dec. 30, 2014

Hi everyone! First, an announcement: today and tomorrow (12/31) you can download Crash Course Freelance Writing for free by clicking this link. It's my gift to you for the holidays. Make next year your best year ever.

Business and Legal Writing

  1. Freelance Resume Writer
  2. Grant Writer 
  3. Financial Writer - Vanguard
  4. Money / Banking Reporter - Online Media
  5. Business Content Writers - Zebresearch

Content Writing

  1. Online Content Writer - Home Depot
  2. Marketing Writer - WunderLand Group
  3. Content Writer - Ablaze Technovision
  4. Content Writer (Canadian English)
  5. Freelance Content Writer - L2TMedia
  6. Web Content Writer - CyberCoders
  7. Freelancer Writers - Babygaga.com
  8. Real Estate Marketing Web Content


  1. Digital Copywriter - Manpower
  2. Copywriter - Possible
  3. Copywriter and Blogger - Vitamin T

Fashion and Beauty Writing

Medical Writing

  1. Senior Medical Writer - SLS Services

Professional Blogging

  1. Technology Blog Writer - Scrubly
  2. POS and Small Business Blogger - Prognostore
  3. Diet and Nutrition Blogger - Superfoodliving
  4. Health and Wellness Blog Writer
  5. Wine Blogger
  6. Casino and Gambling Blogger

Technical Writing

  1. Senior Technical Writer - Amazon
  2. Technical Writer - Santriya Technologies
  3. PT Technical Writer

Misc. Writing

  1. Freelance Writers and Editors - TripleCurve
  2. Ghostwriters - WebpageFX
  3. Creative Writer
  4. Write a Book
  5. Story Writer
  6. Real Estate Ghostwriter
  7. Paranormal Romance Writer
  8. Personal Wealth Management Book

Monday, December 29, 2014

WAHM Lesson #1 - Never Go Pee Alone

This disclaimer will be part of every WAHM Lesson. While these are true things that I've experienced as a work at home mom, many are written to make you laugh. They may or may not have happened in the order that they are listed. So, why is there a disclaimer? Because I know certain people that read this blog simply looking for dirt. Good luck with that. You won't find any. Go away and worry about your own life. For everyone that's here to read, learn, and laugh...welcome. Feel free to comment.

WAHM Lesson #1 - Never Go Pee Alone

I've been potty trained for 31 years. I've been wiping my own ass since I was six years old...so, 30 years. However, if you have a young child or a precocious child and you're a WAHM...you cannot go pee alone. Now, that doesn't mean your kid has to come in and supervise your tinkle time. It does, however, mean that you need to save your work and possibly make sure that your child is near or otherwise occupied. I mean...unless you like totally reformatting your work because your little helper decided that you work needed some artistic embellishment.

Yep, that's right. The entire ebook that I'm writing for a client was turned to the "Title" style in MS-Word. It's an easy fix...and yes...I laughed (and then told him to go play on the piano).

Sunday, December 21, 2014

I was around 11 years old when I came to the cognizant realization that I did not want to be like my biological parents...and that I did not want to remain in the ghetto for my entire life. By the time I was 11 and getting ready to enter into the sixth grade, I had attended nine schools. Nine.

My parents weren't in the military.

My parents did not move frequently for work.

My parents weren't gypsy-spirits with a sense of adventure.

My parents were drug addicts.

Every house we lived in either had no heat or no air conditioning...or both. Food was scarce most of the time. I can think back to times where I was happy to get a sandwich that was nothing more than a piece of bread with Miracle Whip spread on it. On a good week, we had cheese product (not real cheese). My biological father would often pass out from too many pills. My biological mother was often raging and high.

My brother is five years older than me. He was out of the house right after he turned 18. I was 12. I learned early in life to just stay out of the way or to just be out of the house as much as possible.

I was one of the only white girls not just in my neighborhood...but in the entire school during junior high. Despite my parents constant attempts to tell me how I would never amount to anything (they made bets with neighbors on which young girl in the neighborhood would get pregnant first), I came to the realization around the time that sixth grade started that there simply had to be a better life.

I participated in everything I could at school that was free. I was in orchestra. I was on the debate team. I stayed late to work on science and technology projects. I recorded literature for one of the English teachers. I did anything I could to stay out of the environment of the home and the hood.

Was I perfect? No. In fact, I was in many fights during junior high because of either the actions of my older brother at the high school (it's brutal to live in gang territory) or because I was being bullied. Despite the many mistakes I made in junior high, I kept my eye on the prize. Eventually, junior high was over and I made it to high school. Eventually, high school was over and I had the offer of scholarships (that I didn't take).

I can tell you from personal experience that if you want to break a cycle, you can. Age doesn't matter. Race doesn't matter. Working online evens the playing field. If you're a good writer, then you're a good writer. It doesn't matter nearly as much if you have a criminal record when you're self employed. It doesn't matter if you're a minority. To clients, you're just a person that can get the job done that they don't have to hold out taxes on or cover with benefits.

Attending bad schools really doesn't matter, either. All you need is a desire to learn. I went to some of the worst schools and the most dangerous schools in the state. I've seen people get shot and stabbed within the confines of a school that had metal detectors. None of that matters. What matters is if you want to learn. Do you want to learn? Do you have the desire to change your life? You can do it.

If you're ready to start making a change for the better, you can pick up my book for only .99 cents for Kindle or in PDF. You can start researching businesses. You can begin to change your life. Nothing is stopping you but you. You are your own problem....and you are your own solution.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Writing Gigs

Wow. It's been 12 days since I cleaned out my email. I have 210 emails again. Each email has at least one job. Most have 15 or more. If you like what you see here and you want to learn how to get as many leads as I do (and you don't even see all of the gigs I see), then pick up Crash Course Freelance Writing today for Kindle for just .99 cents. If you don't have a Kindle, the Kindle reader is free or you can pick it up from Gumroad in PDF format. Yep, there's also a printed version.

Business and Legal Writing

  1. Social Media Writers - Social5
  2. Freelance Writers - SmartBrief
  3. Web Writer (on site) - Moneymorning.com
  4. Economic Writer - Intl Business Times
  5. Business Plan Writer ($20 / hour)
  6. Category Descriptions
  7. Internet Security Writer - Purch
  8. CV Makeover
  9. Legal Writer - Thomson Reuters
  10. News Article
  11. Write a Business Email
  12. Business Writer

Content Writing

  1. Part Time Creative Writer - Office Ninjas
  2. Managing Editor and Content Writer - Office Ninjas
  3. Content Writer - ITL USA
  4. Content Strategist
  5. Writer and Editor
  6. Web Content
  7. Web Content: IT Company
  8. Content Writer - The Clark Associates
  9. Web Content Writer - The Creative Group
  10. Article Writing ($20 / hour)
  11. Content Writer
  12. Content Writers
  13. Content Creator


  1. Freelance Copywriter - Totokaelo
  2. E-commerce Copywriter - FW Webb Co. 
  3. Copywriter
  4. Copywriter - Strava HQ
  5. Copywriter - Michael Kors

Education and Academic Writing

  1. PT English Proficiency Test Writer
  2. Remote SAT Expert Blogger

Fashion and Beauty Writing

  1. Beauty Posts

Health and Wellness Writing

  1. Creative Dental Ebook
  2. Personal Training and Fitness Posts

Professional Blogging

  1. How to Blogger
  2. Blog Manager for Online Ticketing Website
  3. Motivated Writer and Social Media Bloggers
  4. Fashion Blogger

Technical Writing

  1. Technical Writer
  2. Technical Writer - Booz Allen

Travel Writing

  1. Travel Writers

Misc. Writing Jobs

  1. Proofreader - Mediaforta
  2. Content Editor - CarFax
  3. Children's Writer and Editor
  4. Ghostwriter for Religious Book
  5. Teen Romance Novella
  6. Spiritual Ghostwriter
  7. BEERS Writer

I want to work from home!*

"I want to work from home!*" is a common exclamation that I hear from people. They want to spend leisurely mornings in their pajamas and only work when they "feel like it." They want to take long lunches and hot baths during the afternoon. I hear all of the things that they want to be able to do...but I never hear about the actual work they will do. This is generally because they just "don't know" what they can do from home (which is a load of crap).

Then, they ask for me to help them find something they can do from home. I totally understand that it can be a hard task to find a legitimate work from home job. I said job and not a business. So, from that perspective I do understand why new people need help. What usually happens is that I begin sending them leads and then they find reasons why they can't or won't do them.

If I send them a lead on a virtual call center that is hiring, they don't want to "do sales" or "call center" work. They don't want to "have a set schedule."

If I send them a writing lead, they "don't know how to write."

If I send them a lead on being a virtual assistant or project manager, they don't want the "drama" that comes from taking orders from someone else.

Please understand that now when I hear someone say to me, "I want to work from home!*" that the asterisk is for the following:

"I don't really want to work. I just want to get paid for doing nothing because clearly that's how everyone gets paid."

If you want to work from home, sometimes you take what you can find while you look for or figure out what you truly want to do from home. There is nothing wrong with working for a virtual call center. Even Apple hires people to work from home....so does American Express. It sure as hell beats sitting in a cubicle, doesn't it? Yet, everyone wants to bitch about it if it's an option for them. A virtual call center is one of the easiest jobs to get. You need very little to get started besides a computer, a headset, and a relatively quiet work place.

I know, I know...there's your next excuse, "I have kids and pets and they don't know how to be quiet!" Well, god forbid you learn to work around their schedule. Yes, that does mean that you will work nights. Do you want to work from home or not?

Here's the deal about other work from home jobs (and even many virtual call center jobs such as with 1-800Flowers)....so many people want to work from home that this is just as competitive (if not more so) than a traditional job. Thankfully, lazy people that have excuses (and yes...they are excuses - we are all tired...we all have other responsibilities...but you either want to work from home or you don't) make it easier on the rest of us. You don't last or you just don't get the job.

Working from home doesn't mean working whenever in the hell you want. Most work from home jobs (jobs...not businesses) still require some sort of a schedule. Time management is your friend. When you learn to adhere to a schedule, you teach your children an important lesson: life is not free and we make decisions in order to make a living. Toys and food are not free.

You do not get paid for doing nothing. You do not wake up rich. If you want to make money from home then you get to work...just like the rest of us. Get over it or get back into the traditional work force.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Writing Leads

As an early Christmas present for all of you, I've dropped the price on Crash Course Freelance Writing. As a download on Gumroad and as a Kindle ebook, it is now just .99 cents. Don't wait - now is the time to prepare for your launch as a freelance writer in 2015!

Business and Legal Writing

  1. Legal Copywriter and Blogger - The Rainmaker Institute
  2. Researcher, Editor, & Writer - Legal Services Corporation
  3. Business Plan
  4. Freelance Writer - Maritz
  5. Business Writer - Gap International
  6. Staff Engagement Writing
  7. Business Plan for Music Studio
  8. Business Plan
  9. Curriculum Vitae
  10. Freelance Writers for Financial News Site
  11. Business Ghostwriter
  12. Freelance Business Plan Writer

Content Writing

  1. Content Writer - Mindteck
  2. Web Content Writer - Reputation.com
  3. Web Content Writer and Editor - Realtruck.com
  4. Content Writer for Business
  5. Content Writer - Adap.tv
  6. Writer - Working America
  7. Content Writer - FX Firm
  8. Cooking Articles
  9. Content Writer - Pyramid
  10. Nightlife Memphis Writer - Thrillist
  11. Genealogy Writer


  1. Freelance Copywriter - The Aspen Brands Company
  2. Copywriter - SRVR LLC
  3. Freelance Copywriter - Zocalo Group
  4. Copywriter

Education Writing

  1. English / Language Arts Item Writer - WestEd
  2. Freelance Academic Writers - Acad Write

Medical Writing

  1. Medical Writer - Covance
  2. Medical Writer
  3. Medical Writer - WebMD

Professional Blogging

  1. Professional Blogger
  2. Food Blogger
  3. Food Blogging
  4. Events and Entertainment Blogger
  5. Education Blogger

Technical Writing

  1. Technical Writer - Centrify
  2. Technical Writer - CTG
  3. Technical Writer - ProVenue

Miscellaneous Writing

  1. Review Essay
  2. Freelance News Writer
  3. Morning Technology News Reporter
  4. Guided Meditation Writer

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Tiny Conversations

I have no motivation today. None. Zero. Zilch. Nada. That means tomorrow will suck for me. I'm not behind. It would just be easier on me tomorrow if I weren't in the mood to procrastinate.

We've played outside. We've colored. We've enjoyed the unusually warm weather. We even learned to say something new.

Tiny offers me his toy...

Me: That's a deer. 

Tiny looks at his toy: Beer?

Me: No, darling. Deer with a D.

Tiny: Deer!

Me: Yes. Not even close to a beer. See what happens when you change one measly letter?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Freelance Writing Gigs

I have close to 200 emails. I thought I'd take a little time and go through them (finally). If you're new, each email has at least one gig. Most have at least 20 in them. That's a lot of potential. If you want to overwhelm your email, you can pick up a digital copy of Crash Course Freelance Writing through Gumroad. Unfortunately, I simply don't have enough time to post all the potential gigs that pay here on the site.

Academic Writing

  1. Freelance Writer - SimpleTense

Business and Legal Writing

  1. Legal Copywriter
  2. Social Media Writer (on-site) - Market America

Content Writing

  1. Website Content
  2. Content Writer - Fino Consulting
  3. SEO Content Writer - Bisk Education


  1. Fiction Ghostwriter

Health Writing

  1. Experienced Health and Wellness Writer

Medical Writing

  1. Senior Medical Writer
  2. Medical Writer - Critical Path, Inc.
  3. First Aid Blog

Professional Blogging

  1. German Blogger: medicine related
  2. NASCAR Blogger
  3. Online College Basketball Blogger
  4. Food Blogger
  5. Jewelry Blogger
  6. Bloggers - TalentZoo
Technical Writing

  1. Technical Writer
  2. Technical Writer - Puppet Labs

You're making this far too hard on yourself!

Lately, I've been exposed to a lot of frustration. It's not from my clients. It's not from me. It's from new work from home people...they're frustrated because much like the U2 song...they still haven't found what they're looking for (online)!

So, they come to me complaining about how it's hard or how they can't get started because no one is looking for people in the field that they are interested in doing for work. I ask them about their search terms (and where they are looking).

The response is generally:

"I just ran an Internet search that says 'how to become a (insert job choice here)' and all I got back was pages that wanted to sell me something! I thought you said you don't have to pay to work from home."

Well, you don't pay to work from home as a job as opposed to business. However, you do pay out in your time, your sweat, and maybe even a few tears. Hey, freelancinaint easy.

You are making your search far too hard on yourself. Yes, there are people out there looking to make money selling info products. To some degree, that's okay. I have a book about freelance writing. There's nothing wrong with trying to make money because you know something that others want to know. You can avoid those sites by simplifying your search.

Here are some examples

hiring telecommute (job name)

hiring freelance (job name)

virtual call center

work from home chat agent

Do you see how much easier that is than an entire sentence? Those still aren't fool-proof searches, but you'll avoid most of the things that want money. You'll still find people looking to scam you...so be careful. If it looks to good to be true, it probably is... So, you need to do your research.

Just stop making this harder than it needs to be. We all learn from experience. I did. We all do. Don't make your life harder than it needs to be!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Book Review: The Darkest Tool by Gerald Barnes

Recently, I read The Darkest Tool by Gerald Barnes. You can find it here on Amazon. I read it on my Kindle. I left a review, but I wanted to go into more detail (which is difficult to do on a Kindle).

Story Review: This isn't a word-for-word repeat of my review on Amazon, but it's probably close. When you read many of the other reviews on Amazon, you'll notice that some complain about the slow pace of the book. That's simply not true. It's well paced and told in detail by the two main characters. The first main character is a human teenager named Jonathan Night. The second main character is his demon guardian (yes, really - no I really haven't started drinking yet) Arioch.

The story is broken down into "Parts" and it rotates with the characters. There's very little about the story that I didn't enjoy. As a pagan, I was surprised and pleased that the Goddess is written in. Let's face it, it really doesn't make much sense to have a God that's a single parent. I mean...if that were okay, then why would the Christian God need Mary to have Jesus when He made Adam and Eve just fine? Anyway...writing in the Goddess was a nice touch. The only issue I took with it (and it's not that big of a deal - as a writer...I understand that we all write from a certain point of view or what to construct a certain world in the heads of our readers) is that she was essentially unapproachable. From a Wiccan standpoint, that's not true...but I can see why it was written in that fashion and I think it was an excellent decision.

The story is easy to follow and the reader can keep up with the impending psychological break (spoiler alert) of the main character. As a reader, you find yourself filled with compassion and a nagging sense to reach through the book and slap him. Maybe that's just me. I have a 16 year old son and I graduated high school in the 90s. So, I wanted to smack the main character.

You'll also find yourself enamored with Arioch. I absolutely love the way that Barnes wrote about the downfall of one-third of the angels. It was a beautiful story. Honestly, I think that was my favorite part of the whole book. It's descriptive and it's easy to really find yourself witnessing this part of the story.

I will admit that I did get a little confused toward the end of the book. It took me a bit to figure out what was going on (I won't ruin it for you). As a reader, I felt a little frustrated because although we want suspense, we don't want to get frustrated.

Overall, the story was excellent. I would definitely pick up any author written by Gerald Barnes. He now has a fan for life. I've recommended it to many of my friends who love to read.

Writing Style: There were several sentences that were poorly structured. It wasn't enough to detract from the essence of the story, but other writers might find that distracting. Don't let that (or the wayward placement of commas) stop you from reading or finishing this book. You'd really miss out on a spectacular story.

I think some of the confusion toward the end of the book could have been avoided with another round of editing and revision. However if I were Barnes, I would not base the need to revise based off of the opinion of one reader (me). I would only attempt the revision if multiple people complained about feeling overly confused at that point of the book.

Barnes' writing style is clear and highly descriptive. His style makes it easy to get lost in the book. It's a friendly style, but it's also clear that he is a gifted writer.

I hope he does another book. I'd love to read a sequel.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Why Ferguson Should Worry You Regardless of Your Race

Okay, so we all know about the potential implications involving race when we talk or even think about Ferguson. While that is worrisome, there is something even more worrisome that you should be worried about. What you see and what you know about Ferguson is censored by the government.

Did you know that the FAA closed airspace over Ferguson to keep news aircraft out of the area? You probably didn't really think about it until now...did you see any aerial video of Ferguson? So, here you have a government branch not really involved who shut air space due to a request to limit the news coverage. Congratulations, your news is censored. You will only hear and see what the government wants you to hear and see.

Now, while we wait for the grand jury's decision, Ferguson has called in reinforcement officers. Is it truly because they want to make sure things don't get out of hand? You already know that you can't trust your government. Martial law was declared the first time (and it wasn't needed). People had their Constitutional rights violated. People who were standing in a peaceable manner to protest were arrested. Hopefully, the officers from other areas on standby are good and honest people.

Did you know that there is information available that the majority of the people who caused trouble in Ferguson weren't from Ferguson? That's right. The people causing the majority of the problems were from out of town.

You need to be worried about what happened, what is happening, and what will happen in Ferguson regardless of race. Your government won't let you see the entire truth. They are perpetuating stereotypes and fearmongering.

Friday, November 7, 2014

November 7 - Writing Gigs

We've made it to the end of another week. How did it go for you? You know, you can get ready for a brand new year of self employment by investing the time and energy into buying my book and finding writing gigs. You can get it on Amazon or you can get an instant download. It talks about how to set your prices, find clients, and get started. It's easier than you think. Yes, you do have time. You simply need to prioritize your life.

Business and Legal Writing

  1. Marketing Writer - Rocket Fuel Marketing
  2. Business Research Paper Writer
  3. Business Ebook Ghostwriter
  4. Grant Writer - California Ballet Opera

Content Writing

  1. Content Writer - India Active Software Inc.
  2. Web Content Writer
  3. Article Rewriting
  4. Website Content Writer ($20 -30 hr)
  5. Content Writer for Technology Site


  1. Senior Copywriter - Wells Fargo

Fashion and Beauty Writing

Professional Blogging

Technical Writing

  1. Technical Writer - Elite Employee, Ltd.
  2. Technical Writer - Collabera
Miscellaneous Writing

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

"Must be nice. I don't have time."

Few things piss me off faster than when a conversation takes place where someone says they'd love to freelance (it doesn't matter what area, but the last conversation was about writing) and when I get pulled into the conversation...the person says, "It must be nice. I just don't have time to do it."

You've got the same 24 hours per day as I do. You've got the same 24 hours that Bill Gates and other super rich people have. Most of them didn't start off rich. Don't give me the "I don't have time" bullshit. You have probably more time than I do.

There's no such thing as "I don't have time." There is such a thing as fucked up priorities. If you spend your time at work sitting on social media and bullshitting with your friends, then you have no business freelancing anyway...because you'll spend all your time on social media and not work (and then wonder why you got evicted and why you can't make any money).

Next I usually hear about how I don't understand because they have to go home and make dinner and take care of kids and the like. Oh, really? Please...tell me how I don't understand. I worked full time outside of the home and completed two college degrees while being married and taking care of two of my children.

Now I work from the home and my third son has multiple appointments every week because he is special needs. My husband works 12+ hours per day. I do the laundry, the dishes, and most of the other household chores. It isn't because he isn't supportive. He knows I work hard. He's watched me. However, I'd have to do these things if I were single so it doesn't matter if I do them now...and it gives me a nice break from work.

So, you DO have time to learn to be a successful freelancer. What you don't have is the determination and dedication it requires to do it. Don't tell me it must be nice to do what I do...but you don't want to give up your time to do it. You have to start from somewhere. You don't just wake up and suddenly you're a freelancer (okay so maybe some people do - but not most).

It starts with getting your ass off of social media in the evening (or morning) and using that time to set up your profiles and portfolio. You have time - you just don't WANT to do it. You don't want to make sacrifices.

If you're really serious, you'll know I'm right and you'll make adjustments. I started off doing it on the evenings and during the weekends. Now I can work primarily when and where I want. You don't automatically get that luxury. You must WORK for it.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Monday Motivational Series: Turning Around a Bad Monday

It doesn't matter if you work for someone else or if you are self employed, none of us are immune to a bad day. It really doesn't even have to be a Monday. It's just that most of us feel the impending pressure and implosion of time and space...on Mondays.

Here's the good news - you can turn a bad Monday around. These tips work best for those who work from home (because if you have a boss, he or she won't be appreciative of some of them). These are some of the things I do to turn a bad Monday around.

Go back to sleep. When I get up and I can feel that a Monday (or any day) has the potential to be a huge pain in my ass, I go back to sleep. Even a little bit of extra sleep can really help. It reminds me that I am lucky enough (and by lucky I mean I worked my ass off to get to this point) to be able to control my own schedule. Of course, I can't always do this. Sometimes there are deadlines or appointments that must be attended. However, this is something that can help turn a bad Monday around. I can neither confirm nor deny that I sometimes sleep until noon if I am the only one home.

Take a hot bath in the middle of the day. This is great for boosting your mood and gives you something to look forward to. I've been known to label my days pre-bath and and post-bath instead of morning and "the rest of the day." Turn off your phone. Turn on your music. Use a nice soap. Invest in some great lotion. Take some time to relax. You'll end up more productive later.

Find the good in the day. Even when you freelance or work from home, you can and will have a bad day. Your kid doesn't want to eat the breakfast he asked for (my current situation). Clients suddenly decide that their project is somehow so time sensitive that if you don't complete it right this instant that the entire world will be in peril...and Star Lord is busy in another part of the galaxy so all of the pressure is on you. By the way, all of your clients will do that all at once. When your day feels like it is going to shit (and shit is subjective to each person), find the good in it. Sometimes, it's hard and you have to use generic things such as how you are living the dream working from home and providing for your family...and you're not stuck in a cubicle. Other times you can be more specific such as how awesome your clients know you are because they continue to rely on you project after project...and clearly your work will somehow save the world from some sort of certain death.

Take a walk. I walk five days per week. I won't tell you which five because I usually don't know until the days arrive. I might walk today, but most likely won't do it tomorrow because of weather. At first, I felt guilty about walking instead of working. However, I can use that time to decompress and I also use that time to brainstorm and think about current projects.

Eat ice cream any time you want. It doesn't have to be ice cream. Pick your favorite dessert. Eat it for a meal. That always turns a bad day around. It's something to look forward to doing.

Start with an easy project. I am a big proponent of tackling my hardest projects first. I don't like things hanging over my head. Yet, sometimes it takes a while to see any sort of results or feel like I am making any progress. On bad days, I start with the faster and easier things on my to-do list. It makes me feel like I've accomplished something. It helps keep my motivation up and it makes it easy to move forward because I am seeing progress.

Those are the things I do that help turn a bad day around. What are your tips?

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Writing Gigs

Well, the wheel of the year continues to turn. We pagans celebrated the year's end and ushered in the new year. I know that many of you are preparing for 2015. Many of you are dreaming of a new life as a freelance writer instead of spending your time in a cubicle. You can learn how to find your own freelance gigs via this instant download.

Business and Legal Writing

  1. Business Plan
  2. Ghostwrite a Business Book
  3. Ghostwrite Business Blog Articles
  4. Living Wills / Advanced Decisions Pamphlet

Beauty and Fashion Writing

  1. Men's Grooming Writer - The Wirecutter
  2. Beauty Writer - The Wirecutter
  3. Freelance Fashion Writer
  4. Unique Fashion Blog

Content Writing

  1. Web Content Writer (must be in the Philadelphia area. Pay is up to $18 / hr)
  2. Freelance Writer - UrbanBound
  3. Web Content Writer - CRGT
  4. Content Writers in Multiple Areas - TruStory Media
  5. Freelance Latino Celebrity News Writers 
  6. Content for Dog Website
  7. Health and Safety Content Writer

Educational Writing

  1. Science Writer - The Wirecutter

Medical Writing

Professional Blogger

Sports Writing

  1. Yankees Beat Writer - NJ Advance Media

Technical Writing

  1. Technical Writing - Danfoss
  2. PC and PC Accessory Writers - The Wirecutter

Monday, October 27, 2014

Almost Halloween Jobs

Hi everyone. It's almost Samhain. For we pagans, that is the start of the New Year. I hope your New Year is filled with lots and lots of writing.

Things here are busy as usual. I have more than 200 emails (yes, again). I had a great idea to handle the emails more efficiently...but my brain decided I needed a vacation to the stroke ward of the hospital. I am eight days post stroke. I haven't lost any motor functions or speech functions. They think they know what caused it...but I was very blessed by the Universe to come home with no lasting effects. With that said, here are some jobs for you.

Remember, you can learn how to find your own jobs by purchasing my book Crash Course Freelance Writing. You can do an instant download or even buy the print version. The print version is available on Amazon. The PDF is an instant download through Gumroad.

Business and Legal Writing
  1. Acquisition Editor, Business
  2. Legal Contracts, Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, and NDA
  3. Write a Business Plan
  4. Write a Business Plan
  5. Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy
  6. Business Writer - Matrix, Inc.
Content Writing
  1. Content Writer - NPE
  2. Blog and Social Media Posts - 4Walls
  3. Contract Content Writer - Performancing
  4. Morning Content Manager
  5. Web Content Writing
  6. Content Writer for Business
  7. Content Writer and Editor - TMobile
  8. Website Content
  9. Content Writer: Marketing
  10. Content Writer: Beer
Educational Writing
  1. Curriculum Developer - Hack the Hood
  2. Finish a Dissertation
  3. Copywriter I - Rosetta Stone
  4. Science Writer - BuzzFeed

Fashion Writing
Music Writing
  1. Daily Music Writer - Vulture
  2. Music Blogger and Reviewer - Stardust Entertainment
Professional Blogger
  1. iOS and Android Expert
  2. Technical Writer - KellyMitchell
  3. Technical Newsletter
  4. Writer - 1st Web Designer

Monday, October 20, 2014

Writing Gigs and Updates

Hi everyone! First, a few updates (yes, I know that by posting the updates first that my title should be rewritten. Team Free Spirit).

In the last 30 days, I've been featured twice on The Ed Tyll Show. You can visit my portfolio and scroll to the bottom of this page and listen. The option for Live Chat doesn't work right. You can contact me by going to the contact page.

Crash Course Freelance Writing is now available directly through Amazon! The printed version is at a special discounted rate. Yes, it is still available as an instant download.

Last announcement...people pay me for my business expertise. If you want to get some of that expertise for free, you can now read it here. I do offer coaching and consulting for freelance writers (and other businesses). It's easy to get started. You can just use the contact form on my portfolio.

Now to the part I know you've all been waiting for...writing gigs.

Business and Legal Writing

  1. Investment Writer
  2. 5 Year Business Plan
  3. Business Plan for Milkshake Company
  4. Write a LinkedIn Profile
  5. Marketing Content Writer - MaxPoint
  6. Investment Writer - Janus Capital Group

Content Writing

  1. Content Writing: Cufflinks
  2. Bitcoin Gaming Writer
  3. Digital Contract Writer 
  4. Content Writer - GloboForce


  1. Copy for eCommerce Website
  2. Web Copy

Education Writing

  1. Curriculum Writer (Math) - edmentum

Professional Blogging

  1. Online Technology Blogger - Rant, Inc.
  2. Online Travel Blogger - Rant, Inc.
  3. Online Gamer Blogger - Rant, Inc.
  4. Online Food Blogger - Rant, Inc.
  5. Online Finance Blogger - Rant, Inc.
  6. Online Dating Blogger - Rant, Inc.
  7. Online Music Blogger - Rant, Inc.
  8. Blogger Outreach Specialist
  9. Tech Blogger
  10. Travel and Education Blogger
  11. Marriage Blogger
  12. Political Blogger - NPR
  13. Blogger

Sports Writing

  1. Writer - Sports Report Pages

Social Media Writing

Technical Writing

Miscellaneous Industry Related