Quote of the Day: Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.–Francis BaconPublisher’s Notes:Two responses today in response to the possibly suspect job listing that Letty mentioned. The first is from Eric:“Letty was absolutely correct to urge caution. But if an ad appeals, you sometimes have to trust your instincts. I saw a “blind” ad in Freelance Daily over a year ago that screamed SCAM. A gmail address promising riches writing for a “top consulting firm.” I wrote, revealing little except my credentials. Went through two cycles of curiously mysterious blinded e-mails. Ending up with one of the most profitable ongoing freelance gigs I’ve ever encountered with what turned out to actually be a top-tier consulting firm. The editorial director had used a blind lead to screen out the dozens? hundreds? Of responses he feared had he used the company name in the first ad. So the writer’s correct – caveat lector – but don’t always dismiss out of hand. (p.s. – I also found a fantastic, mint condition bike for my daughter for $3 at a yard sale last weekend – Life is good!)”
The second is from Faye:“I have worked with Westside Media Group through a publicist. Many of them use their personal email addresses. He’s right about the crazy politics there! It’s a very prestigious group to write for and they are quite persnickety about the fact that articles must be related to the “West Side” and be upscale, edgey, etc. Don’t let the aol address deter my fellow freelancers from applying if they have something that fits their criteria. Still, as in most papers, they don’t pay well. It’s just a fact of the newspaper industry.”
Thanks Eric and Faye!
That’s all for today. Have a good day!
*SmiLes* Suzanne Franco
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