Saturday, June 2, 2007

A Day Without A Computer

For those who doubt the saying "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone", try having complete hardware failure and being without a computer for a full day. This is my apology for not being anywhere to be found yesterday and my explanation for why I don't have much in the way of links today.

I wanted to check on Blog Flux (on which I've cooled, as apparently I missed the part where you only get the cool stats if you pay them and there is no networking set-up over there) and I knew I had a new article published at Associated Content. That one is about fighting urban sprawl with mixed-use development. I was excited to see it up as it's part of a series I'm doing.

I also ran across and I really wanted to get some feedback on whether anyone I "know" has used it and how it works. The link points to the page for searching projects, and I found a fair number of freelance writing jobs both under the Article/News category and the web content categories. It also appears that they pay by escrow, which tends to mean that you can feel more confident that you'll actually get paid for your work! I'll look into this and post more later.




I've belonged to for a long time and get lots of opportunities to bid on jobs. However, I seldom bid because I'm very selective in the kind of work I accept, and I have a waiting list of customers already. So I'm really on the lookout for a job I can't resist ... and that will pay the rates I usually charge. Bids are usually far too low as far as I'm concerned, but I'd probably feel differently if I were just starting out and trying to establish a freelance business.



Thanks for the feedback! I'm going to get a bit more and then I'll post what I've found. It does appear to be a decent place to start.