Thursday, November 12, 2009

Job Boards

Do you ever search writing job boards for work?

It's become part of my regular routine now. But I have to admit that I've been getting somewhat frustrated with it, lately, since most of the jobs that I hear back from don't really sound legitimate or the pay is ridiculously low.

In fact, I decided yesterday that maybe I was wasting too much time on something that never really seems to pay off, so I decided that I was not going to check out any job boards today.

Well, lo and behold, when I checked my email this morning, I had a perfect and well-paying gig (that I had found on a job board) just waiting for me!

Anyway, moral of the story: Never say never.

Although, I do think that it's important to keep track of how much time you actually spend searching for work on the job boards, and then how many gigs you actually get out of the deal. Doing so will help you in determining whether it's a good investment of your time.

If you do find it worth your time to look through job boards for work, here are two that I recommend:

1) Deb Ng's Freelance Writing Jobs Network
2) Anne Wayman's About Freelance Writing

I'd love to hear your thoughts on finding work through job boards. :) Do you think it's a worthwhile venture? If so, how much time do you spend searching?


Chantal said...

I stopped doing this awhile back too because it seemed to many of them offer pennies in return for work. But I still check the ProBlogger Job Board. I find that helpful. I never apply to anything below a certain rate, but like you said, you never know what you'll find.

Sarah said...

I haven't checked out the ProBlogger Job Board, yet...thanks for the tip! If you don't mind my asking, since you don't spend much time on job boards, how do you find most of your work?

Anne Wayman said...

Problogger is a good one, and one I include in my job posts... most are low pay, some are not, and all of them are real freelance... that is, do 'em at home in your pjs if you want.

Anne Wayman