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John Lemke

» Review of Lightspeed - 0 views

  • They pay their authors 8 cents a word and publish stories of up to 7,500 words in length, although their general preference is for stories that are around 5,000 words. They do not publish stories under 1,500 words in length. They do occasionally publish unsolicited reprints, but in those situations they pay 2 cents per word.
  • Lightspeed accepts less than 1% of the work submitted to them. They also reply to all submissions within a week. They request that all authors wait a week before submitting another short story if their work is rejected.
John Lemke

Creative Writing Contests and Competitions 2014 - Freelance Writing Jobs | A Freelance ... - 0 views

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    A nice list of creative writing competitions complete with tips for success
John Lemke

You Got a Freelance Writing Assignment! Now What? - 0 views

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    This article offers writers tips on what to do once they get the gig. While they may seem obvious, I bet you have missed a few.
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Elance: Please Sign In - 0 views

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    eLance has a reputation to be a resource for online freelancers, not only copywriters and writers, but of all variants. The free package offers so many "tokens" per month with which freelancers can bid on posted jobs in certain categories, premium accounts offer you more tokens and categories. Free accounts can bid in one category only unless invited. In December of 2013, it was announced that they had merged with oDesk, similar and competing service.
John Lemke

» Earn $100 a Day With Textbroker : Freedom With Writing - 0 views

  • Textbroker makes it possible to not only claim assignments from the job board but to also set your own price for private clients that contact you through the system. This is a great system that allows you to make more money from repeat clients.
  • Once you sign up you can apply for writing privileges. This is a standard writing sample based on a topic that they choose. It’s important to write this as though your salary depended on it because it does; your sample will be rated and the better the rating, the more you get paid per assignment.
  • This is where Textbroker outshines every other site: While you are looking over the assignment no one else can look at it or claim it. You have 10 minutes to make your decision. If you accept it then you can write it. You have 24 hours to write it after claiming it. If you don’t want to write it then it goes back into the assignment pool for someone else.
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  • The problem is that once you have accepted an article you have 24 hours to write it. While that is not a problem in and of itself, while you have that article selected you cannot select another article. You write one, submit it and then choose another one.
  • The writing platform at Textbroker is not great. There is really no way to sugarcoat it and make it seem better than it is. It’s basic, has no automatic save and is honestly one of the worst out there.
  • Every article you write is rated. Your rating is the average of the last 5 articles that you have written. If you have consistently high ratings, ask to be moved to a higher category. Your rating can also be lowered if your reviews are consistently poor. There is room to move at Textbroker.
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    A good review of the textbroker writing site
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