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Get Blog Sponsorships with IZEA

Find paid blog sponsors through IZEA

IZEA, dubbed The Sponsorship Marketplace, connects bloggers and their social media networks to big brands. IZEA is a way for bloggers to generate a little extra revenue from their blogs. Formerly known for providing advertising options to bloggers, IZEA has since expanded and now has a whole new platform to help Bloggers make money from Advertisers. How Do I Get My Blog Sponsored? After you create an account on IZEA, you will have access to a dashboard. There you will find current brands who are looking to reach a bigger social network.  Each offer will list instructions and the ideal candidates they are hoping will apply to their sponsorship program. For example, Lenovo had a sponsorship program that would require ideal candidates to tweet about one of their laptops. The ideal candidate is someone who loves Lenovo products. I just so happen to use a Lenovo computer and love it. So, this offer was perfect for me. Not only do I love Lenovo but my audience would be interested in … [Read more...]

Copify Hires Freelance Writers

Learn about being a freelance writer for Copify

Copify is a copywriting service website that hires Freelance writers from the US, UK, Australia and Canada. Based out of the United Kingdom, Copify claims to only hire skilled writers to provide services to a variety of markets and niches. From blog writing, product descriptions to SEO articles- Copify offers a lot to their clients and therefore need a variety of skilled writers to work on a freelance basis.   Does Copify Hire New Freelance Writers? Yes! But, you must be a skilled writer. While Copify does not have a set-in-stone list of requirements to qualify as a freelance writer, they are interested in people who have specialized training through courses or degrees in the field of writing or journalism. Experience as a writer is, of course, going to help you reach the skill level expected by Copify. According to the company, about 40% of applicants are approved.   How are Assignments Assigned? Copify posts available assignments and eligible writers can choose to … [Read more...]

Top 3 Tips for Recession-Proofing Your Freelance Writing Income

Learn how to recession proof your freelance income with three basic principles.

Taking the plunge into the world of freelance writing is exciting. You have the opportunity to work your own hours around your preferred schedule. You have the advantage of getting paid for doing what you love. You also have the benefit of being able to work from any location, as long as you have a computer and an internet connection available. However, there are many freelance writers who don't take the time to plan their business cash flow to help them cope during lean times. While clients are ordering articles to be written, money will flow into your account readily. So what happens to your freelance writing business when those orders dry up? How will you find alternatives to keep your income rolling when times are tight? Here are some tips for ensuring your freelance writing business always has enough money coming in to keep the bills paid.   Broaden Your Debtor Base It's surprising how many freelance writers hang on to one or two regular clients with no thought of … [Read more...]

5 Companies that Hire Remote Workers Internationally

Five Companies Hiring Work at Home Workers- All Around the World

Working from home is easy in the United States. Remote jobs are quickly becoming recognized as a solid work-lifestyle. But it is not just Americans looking for a way to work remotely- I receive emails from people living all over the world interested in finding a way to begin a work at home career. Their problem has been that most virtual markets are geared toward the United States. International work at home questions have been difficult for me to address. Honestly,  I've spent all of my time focusing on jobs in the US that I barely took notice or made long-lasting mental notes of companies that hire internationally. This post is my first step to begin recognizing global remote positions.   1. Lionbridge and Leapforce These technology companies are working with top search engines to assist in making the web a better place. Both companies, Lionbridge and Leapforce, seek remote workers all over the world. The available positions and locations are changing on a regular basis- if … [Read more...]

Is USAContactPoint a Legit Virtual Call Center?

Review of Virtual Call Center USAContactPoint

USAContactPoint is an American Based virtual call center.  At first it appears this is a new company, but looking further we find this is simply a company with a bad history who has decided to do business under a new name. Fortunately, it was a good move on their part as they handle customer service and sales calls for many clients. Current phone agents handling these calls are reportedly satisfied with their work and have had more positive to report in the last year than negative.   Employee or Contract? USAContactPoint's call center agents are Independent Contractors.   Where does  USAContactPoint Hire? Agents are needed nationwide but within the United States only. Pay at USAContactPoint Agents are paid for talk time at a rate of 18 cents per minute plus incentives. Pay is weekly via direct deposit. When companies pay for talk time versus an hourly rate, it is important to consider that most companies are not consistently handling calls back to back. There … [Read more...]