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3 Story-Focused Freelance Writing Jobs | 5 March 2024

'Three of this week's story-focused writing jobs from across the web.'

Helping You Master Content Strategy Creation For Your Writing Clients

Freelance Writers | Off Assignment

Off Assignment say they are a literary magazine with a penchant for journeys and a fascination with strangers. They say they have a taste for offbeat places and care about voice and story (and it's true....read some of the samples they provide and you'll see). Pay = Depends on category written for, but ranges between $100-$300 per story

Freelance Writers | Inverse

Online magazine Inverse is looking for stories (and taking freelance pitches) about the craft or psychology of video games. Pay starts at $300.

Freelance Writers | The Guardian

The Guardian is putting together a homes supplement. Topics include home improvements (ideally something that adds value), gardens (great if it has a Chelsea Flower Show angle), and interior trends. Check pay.

The Road Less Travelled - Alternative Ways To Get Paid For Your Writing Skills

In this section, we highlight people who are successfully building businesses based on their (or other people's) writing skills.

As a writer, do you sometimes (okay, often) feel like you're in a crowded niche where it feels almost impossible to stand out?  And you’re looking for ways to build your customer base?

Shaunda Necole is an influencer and online business owner who has successfully built multiple blogs, podcasts and monetisation streams around her passion for food and travel.

In just two years, she built her blog The Soul Food Pot into Google's #1 site for Southern soul food.

Part of the secret to Shaunda’s success was niche-ing down - she took iconic African American recipes and reimagined them using modern kitchen appliances to make them faster and easier for amateur chefs.

But she did more than that … and so can you.

Trudy spoke with Shaunda on her Online Business Launchpad podcast. And Shaunda shared what she did to stand out in a super competitive niche.

They Also Talked About:

  • How Shaunda grew her Instagram following by engaging with and helping other influencers in support groups
  • Monetizing on Instagram through brand partnerships and affiliate links
  • Why you have to niche down as specifically as possible - "you have to go small to get big"
  • How Pinterest operates as a visual search engine and using its keyword bubbles for content inspiration
  • Creating content based on search intent - what your audience is actually looking for
  • The importance of compelling visuals and text overlay on Pinterest pins
  • Using tools like Tailwind to schedule and automate pinning

Want to hear more of Shaunda's journey to online business success? Listen to the full episode here! And don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode.

Episode 188:  How You Can Stand Out In A Saturated Niche With This Soul Food Blogger’s Winning Formula

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We hope you are inspired to get out there and start earning (or earning more) from your writing.

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