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Monday, May 31, 2010

Finding Freelance Writing Opportunities

Finding Freelance Writing Opportunities

When you think about it, it is not really hard to look for freelance writing opportunities. In fact, a lot of writing jobs especially freelance, have opened up because of the increasing demand for people who can update online content. In addition to the other areas and industries that they can write in, websites have given them greater number of potential assignments and jobs.

Still, where you will write or what kind of freelance writing you will do will depend entirely on what know and where your expertise lies. This is actually one of the great things about freelancing. You get to do the things that you already know how to do. In addition to earning more money, you are also gaining experience and enriching yourself through training.

Below are some of the areas and industries where freelance writers are needed. Read on and find the freelance path that is right for you.

Magazines

Freelance writers are frequently hired to contribute articles for magazines. In fact, this is one area where you can actually get regular assignments as freelance writer especially if they find your work good. The rate for every article is quite generous especially if it involves interview. Some writers even kill two birds with one stone by also taking the photographs for the interview. This way, they are also paid for the pictures that are published.

Newspaper correspondent

Another area where you can get freelance work are the newspapers, who often hire correspondents. This is especially true with areas that are outside the city. Newspapers find it cheaper to hire correspondents and pay for their services than send their own writers to coverages and provide for their transportation.

Online writers

As mentioned before, online writers are in demand nowadays because writers are needed to update the online content in websites. The writing industry online is so on the upswing that magazines that keep their own websites hire writers just to do online content. In fact, not all the write ups that you see in the Internet can be found in the magazines and not all articles in the magazines are used for online content.

PR writing

Public relations writing is the new and more effective way to advertise products. Because of this, companies are often hiring writers to do their pr write ups for them. This is because not only one article should be done. One topic or even is rehashed in several ways to fit different sections in publications.

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--Greg

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Areas for Freelance Photography

Areas for Freelance Photography

You may not know it but there are actually a lot of freelance jobs that are available to the persons who know how to look and where to look.

Whether the increasing demand for freelancers is because of the rising costs of paying regular workers and providing for their benefits or the fact that the Internet has provided more work for freelance professionals such as writers, photographers, web artists, graphic designers and lay out artists is a moot point. After all, the important thing is Americans are being provided with other alternatives in which to earn a living.

With the rising costs of basic commodities, many are actually turning to freelance work as a side line or as a means for extra income. When before, people who do freelance work are those who cannot work regular jobs because of family or time constraints, now people who have regular jobs also do freelance work in the side in order to augment their income. This is especially true with people who have families of their own and those who have children that they have to send to private schools.

One of the most in demand freelance professionals are photographers. Freelance photography is actually quite lucrative especially if you have already established a good reputation in the industry and in the community. The going rate per assignment can skyrocket and remember that you can demand to be paid per picture and not per assignment.

Below are just some of the ways in which you can do freelance photography. Read on and you might get an idea on how to earn extra from that extra film that you have.

Photo sites

Photos.com and other sites that provide photo services to people accept freelance photographers who can submit their work online and get paid for each photo. Of course, the pay is not as good as being hired to do photographs for an event but you can actually earn from the number of photos that you submit. Often, they pay bulk photographs as subscribers of these photo galleries pay for future use.

Wedding Photographs.

Another very lucrative industry that photographers should get into is doing wedding photographs. You can actually do photographs not only for the wedding day itself and the receptions but also before the wedding. In fact, there are some couples who even hire a photographer to do their engagement party, their bachelor’s party and their bridal shower. Photographers can also do engagement portraits as well as wedding portraits.

Another area where you can earn money during weddings are taking shots of the guests and then selling them afterwards during the receptions. As most people do not have someone who can take photographs, you can actually earn a lot from this. If you can, offer packages at low prices. This way, you will be able to earn more. You can even suggest that they just use photos as their souvenirs.

Event coverage

Freelance photographers can also earn so much in covering events where the pay is given per picture that is used. This is often the case with magazines and newspapers which hire correspondent photographers to cover the events for them. Online webzines and other websites are also other areas that you should look into. Companies that maintain the websites also pay a lot for pictures to be updated.

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--Greg

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Freelance Writing Jobs

Freelance Writing Jobs

Doing extra work is the way to go in this day and age especially if you want to earn an extra amount of money. With the rising prices of food and other basic commodities, it is not surprising that the trend is becoming the rule now rather than an exception. And more and more people are actually looking for additional sources of income especially if you have many mouths to feed.

Most are now working for more hours than they should be, holding more than one job at a time. Some who have to render long hours of time in their regular work, use their day off or the weekends to do some extra work. Some work on the local cinema or mall for a few hours while others do some babysitting on the side after office hours.

One of the alternative for people who wish to make extra money is to do freelancing. Most say that freelancing is actually better than holding part time jobs. This is especially true with writers by profession who can actually make use of their talent and their expertise to earn extra pay.

Writers are very much in demand these days because of the rising demands for their services in websites. Writers are needed to do online content and to update websites in order to boost site visits and viewerships. The pay is oftentimes better and the hours are not so long. Some even do freelancing for full-time.

But before you decide to venture into the professional world of freelance writing, read on. Below are some of the advantages that freelance writing jobs have.

Flexible hours

Freelance writing do not have a prescribed schedule. You will not be asked to render a specific number of hours. This means that you own your time and you will determine the schedule that you will have for a specific time period. Often freelance writers will be given a specific time period in which they can finish the assignments. The shorter the time period given, the higher the pay. In fact, they can actually negotiate for the pay if the assignment is a rush one.

Because of the flexible hours, freelance writers can do several assignments in one day and accept more than one freelancing assignments at one time. This will mean higher income for them and of course no stress to do finish the job. This of course will depend on how you will manage your time.

Family matters

Freelancing is also a viable option for people who can have to take care of children or who need to do something for the family. This is especially true with women who need to be at home to take care of the children. Freelancing is a good option to earn money and still stay at home. After all, you can just write almost anywhere.

Training while earning

Compared to other part time jobs that you can do, doing freelance writing jobs will allow you to use what you are already doing. This will allow you to increase your knowledge and to widen your experience. Your part time work will also enable you to practice what you know and use your expertise. What is more, every freelance writing job that you do is a feather in your cap, which you can add up to your credentials.

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--Greg

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Secrets to Freelancing Work

Secrets to Freelancing Work

With today’s rising costs of living, your salary is often not enough to cover the monthly rent in the house, the electrical bill and the food on the table. If you want to stay afloat, you need to earn more than what you are earning in the usual avenues. This is especially true with people who have a family of their own and need to feed more than one mouth in a month.

Often, people augment their income by doing freelancing work on the side. Freelancing work refers to the jobs that you can do on the side, where in you don’t have to be affiliated with a specific company.

There are actually a lot of freelance jobs out there, which a person can do in their free time. Most of these jobs, however, are on the artistic or creative side as well as those in the sales. Freelance projects that you can easily get are freelance writing, photography, web design, and graphic design, jobs that you can do at home and then pass on the deadline date. There are also companies that hire freelance sales agents that would sell their products on the side in exchange for a commission.

Doing freelance work however is not as easy as it seems. In fact, it can be really hard especially if you have a day job that you have to deal with. Still, a lot of people are augmenting their income this way and have become successful in balancing their time. The secret is of course to just make sure that you can manage the time and deal with the pressure.

To do this, here are some tips that can help you survive a day with freelancing.

Make a schedule

Time need not be an enemy if you know how to balance it and make time for each of your major priorities. Of course, one primary thing that you should remember is that your main job will always be first priority as this puts food on the table. The freelance work is just something that you do on the side when you are already through with what your day job requires of you.

This means that you have to set time for doing your freelance work, preferably after your day job. Often people who have nine to five jobs will go to their second job after their first job but since freelance work does not have a specific time schedule, you have to set a time and make sure that you keep it.

Divide the job

It can however be really tricky if your day job does not have a specific time schedule. This is true with people whose work has a flexible time schedule. If this is the schedule that you have then, you have to manage the work and not the time. For instance, instead of doing the work after 5 pm like everyone else, divide your freelance jobs into small chunks of work that you can do every time you have a free time. This way you can manage the work and manage to beat the deadline.

Not doing this will only stress you out as people will tend to do one enormous task in just one day. Although the adrenaline rush can see you through, it will be a major source of stress for you.

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--Greg

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Most Frequently Sought After Freelance Jobs

Most Frequently Sought After Freelance Jobs

According to studies, the following are the most frequently sought after freelance jobs in the United States:
* Accountancy experts/Bookkeepers

* Animators (for film)

* Cartographers

* Computer programmers

* Consultants (political, architectural, sales, marketing, etc.)

* Culinary jobs (chefs, wine connoisseurs, etc.)

* Data encoders/Data processors

* Editors/Copyeditors

* Engineers

* Events planners (corporate planning, party planning, etc.)

* Financial planners

* Florists

* Grants writers

* Graphic designers

* Inspectors

* Interior designers

* Landscape artists

* Massage therapists

* Photographers

* Private investigators

* Seamstresses

* Telemarketers

* Translators and interpreters

* Tutors

* Upholsterers

* Web designers

* Writers

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--Greg

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