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Top Places for Freelance Writers to Find Jobs

If you’re a freelance writer looking for outlets to share and earn money for your work, there are numerous opportunities.  Start by setting up profiles on websites such as LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, Indeed, Upwork, and Fivver.  Make sure that you include a professional photo and that your profile is thorough.  Online magazines are also a gold mine for freelance writers.  Visit their websites and write down their submission guidelines.  Then, come up with creative topic ideas that the editors will want to accept.  Here are additional places for freelance writers to find work. FlexJobs This is a paid membership site that costs about $14.95 a month or $49.95 per year.  This website is not only for freelance writers, but it specializes in remote jobs.  You can type in the word “writer” and set the search setting for the past few days.  Once you do this, you’ll find diverse openings for writing jobs from employers ranging from healthcare companies to media outlets. MediaBistro This is...


May 22, 2020

Freelancers Share Whether They're Ready for a Financial Crisis

The stark reality between the employed and self-employed is all too apparent as we all find ourselves living in the unknown. The only thing scarier than this pandemic is not knowing how you’re going to provide for yourself over the next week, let alone the next few months. We’re now seeing the detrimental effects of what COVID-19 means for our global economy and how most of all it’s impacting a very vulnerable part of our population — freelancers. In 2019, Fast Company reported that 57 million people in the U.S. worked as freelancers, making up 35 percent of the U.S. workforce. Freelancers all take a risk in their respective line of work and there’s always a gamble with having an unstable income and no employee benefits. Over the past three weeks, we’ve seen the coronavirus pandemic grow at an alarming rate, so much so that the entire world is seemingly shutting down. It started with large-scale events across all industries and quickly trickled down to closing all non-essential...

Njera Perkins

Mar 29, 2020

Assembly Bill 5 Unintentionally Takes Aim at California Freelancers

California’s new Assembly Bill 5 law takes effect on the first of January. However, instead of setting a good tone for the new year, for many, AB5 appears to be a tone-deaf effort. Launched by California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez to address gig economy issues that have resulted in unfair treatment of Lyft and Uber drivers, AB5 was designed to protect these workers. “AB5 forbids businesses to use contractors unless the companies can pass a stringent requirement known as the ‘ABC test.’ It’s designed to ensure that all workers are classified as employees unless they perform their work independent of supervision, have an established business doing the same sort of work for multiple customers and are doing work that isn’t part of the company’s core business,” Megan McArdle said via The Washington Post. Companies classifying these workers as “employees” must then set aside taxes, Social Security benefits and other benefits . The new law — designed to protect rideshare drivers — hurts...

Emily Adeyanju

Dec 23, 2019