I usually do writing prompts on Wednesday, but I’ve decided to expand to include anything writing related. This means I’ll be discussing Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts in writing as well as sharing articles and editorials about writing. I’ll propose writing exercises as well – what’s the point of learning something if you can’t practice it. Practice is a way of making something permanent, and writing is no different.
I’ll be back next week with something writing related I think you’ll like, and I hope you will discuss it with me.
See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!
I’d written a post about my experience with Textbroker, a freelance writing site I’ve had a lot of good work from. They post article writing jobs mostly, but the subjects vary a great deal. I’m still writing for them on almost a daily basis.
Guru is a freelancing site offering a wide variety of jobs like web design, photography, writing and a great deal more. The set up is a bit of a trial, but it’s well worth the effort. Getting jobs isn’t as easy as Textbroker either – you don’t just pick a job, do it and hope it gets accepted.
On Guru, you find a job you want and submit a quote for it. Free members only get so many a month and then, you have to pay for more. Quotes – not jobs. The job list is always available to look at. There are a lot of users on Guru so some jobs have more quotes submitted than others. It can take a while to get an employer to notice you if you’re not a premium member.
It’s taken me a couple of months of putting in quotes to get noticed. I wasn’t doing it all the time to be honest, but I put more effort into it in the last week or so. I was talking to two potential employers over the last few days, and one of them hired me today. 🙂
I highly recommend checking out the site just to see what it’s like. Who knows, you might see a job you want to try for.
See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!