Artículos sobre 'Career'

Artículos y publicaciones de blogs sobre redacción autónoma, periodismo y Journo Portfolio.

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Working for yourself is steadily on the rise and one of the best things about freelance writing is the flexibility - you can do as little or as much writing work as you would like. If you’re thinking about taking on freelance work or turning your part-time hustle into a full-time writing business, we can help you decide between part-time and full-time freelance writing.
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Before getting to the biggest freelance question of all (‘How much should I charge?’), you have to decide how you would like to charge your clients. There are four common ways of pricing your work: per word, per hour, per project, and monthly retainer. Each method of pricing your freelance writing work has its pros and cons to consider.
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The writing world has a lot of ups and downs to navigate so let's make a pact to support fellow writers and help each other find our way. We need to lift each other up whenever we can. But as much as we'd love to send money to other writers and shower them with clever gifts, most of us are don't have the resources for that.
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Have you jumped on the podcast train yet? There are more podcasts than ever, on every topic you could imagine, with hosts from celebrities to the teens down the street. Podcasts are super convenient since you can listen to them anywhere, and they have the power to entertain, educate, and inspire.
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Finding freelance writing work can feel like an endless trip on a hamster wheel, so knowing where to look for new gigs will save you time and frustration. We’ve rounded up ten of the most popular and active job boards for freelance writers. The best part is that all of them are free - so get ready to bookmark your new favourite sites!
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You’re starting to think about branching out into freelance writing or journalism, while still maintaining your full-time day job. It’s exciting, full of opportunities, and you’re feeling good! Just know that along with all the excitement, you’re about to get very, very busy.
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Tell me if this sounds familiar: you’re frustrated with parts of your corporate nine-to-five job and you want to do something you’re actually excited about. Something where there’s no Sunday night dread or Monday morning blues.
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A great way to build your freelance writing business is using testimonials that capture the attention of potential clients and editors. By adding a few raving testimonials to your website, you’re showing new clients that you have a proven track record of doing excellent work. That brings them one step closer to hiring you!
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After A Levels result day on Thursday, many young people will have their place at university confirmed. While the jubilation of finishing sixth form or college is gradually starting to sink in, the panic of getting prepared for first year will hit hard if unprepared. Journo Portfolio offers those taking an NCTJ-accredited course a concise but useful guide to help calm any nerves before lectures begin.
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Personal essays may not be the way you’re making a living as a freelancer, but they still make useful material for your blog. Don’t let recent chatter on the death of the personal essay boom fool you: they’re still a good way to get attention on your writing.
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Freelance writing is often a roller coaster ride of busy periods and dry spells. If you’d like to even out those highs and lows, cold pitching is a great place to start. Send out cold pitches consistently, even during your busy periods, and you’ll have a fairly steady stream of clients wanting to work with you.
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I’m willing to place a bet that you’ve either already written for free or have considered it before. Whether or not you should write for exposure is hotly contested on the Internet and you’ll find that some writers stand firm with ‘absolutely not.’
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Whether you’re focusing on copywriting for businesses, writing features for magazines, or reporting for your local paper, you need a good writing portfolio to get hired for more work. Obviously, you need to include your best articles but what else should you add to your portfolio? Let’s look at what else you can put in your writing portfolio to catch the attention of potential clients, editors, and employers.
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A quick but polite “No thanks,” from a magazine editor. A short and rude “No way,” from a popular blog. Crickets on your short story submission. Rejections will stack up quickly during your writing career.
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It’s hard to count how many assumptions there are about what it means to be a writer. Perhaps people assume you spend your days in starving-artist-mode, huddled over a keyboard, living off black coffee and chain-smoked cigarettes in tattered old T-shirts and tweed jackets, not paying much attention to the lives going on around you. Or maybe, when you say you’re a writer, people assume you’re an already-famous novelist. However, you’ve simply been published on the internet a few times.
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When looking to earn more money and find new writing projects, the first thought that comes to mind for many writers is sending out more pitches and scrolling through job boards. And while that can be an essential part of growing a career in freelance writing, it’s not exactly my favourite part of the job.
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Starting a freelance writing career sometimes feels like a Catch-22: in order to find work, you’re expected to have a robust portfolio showcasing all you can do. But in order to build up a portfolio in the first place, you need to…find work.
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Freelance writers know how to get shit done. There isn’t really a rulebook for what we do, which makes it all the more exciting and worthwhile for so many of us. It’s a welcome challenge—a chance to take this craft that’s your calling and be able to exist in the world by doing it.
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Every freelance writer has a brand, this blog post sets how you should nurture and grow your brand to take your career to the next level.
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Competition in journalism is constantly increasing. In sports journalism, for example, a vast array of up and coming writers are attempting to make their name through covering football, tennis and a plethora of others sports. Like in any profession though, it is important to ensure that you stand out from the rest.
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Few occupations suffered more than the journalism profession during the Great Recession and its aftermath. However, now that the economy has stabilized, it’s time for freelancers to focus like a laser beam on retirement savings. Recently, I spoke with two financial planning experts about how U.S.-based freelancers can start building their retirement accounts.
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Getting through to editors is sometimes difficult. They are always busy. Particularly on Press Day, for print publications. Although more and more content is online, there are still thousands of magazines, newspapers, and local publications which have a press day – the day everybody scurries about like mad to get everything off to the pre-press house or the printers. It's been like that since Dickens' time.