Where are all the “Opportunities”?


Hundreds of thousands of people are now hanging out their shingle proclaiming themselves ‘Freelance Writers” these days.  I’ve been a Writer for ten years now.  I’ve accomplished quite a bit in a number of different areas.  I’ve finished a Novel, I’ve been a researcher online, i’ve done copywriting, i’ve written for clients in the fields of dating, real estate, self-help, community organizations, student paper organizations and even some of those article mill sites.  I’ve blogged for a few networks (that never worked out.  They claimed no money was being made but they sure had advertisers galore).  I was tired of making other people money, hand over fist, and now own my four blogs outright.

I keep reading from ‘guru’s’, advertisers and marketers that there are opportunities galore to make money.  I’ve tried several options and am finding them nonexistent or sadly lacking.  I’ve even applied for several full-time writing/editing/blogging jobs with brick-and-mortar businesses.

So, where are all these numerous opportunities that ‘everyone’ is saying is like picking ripe delicious apples off the ground? Just for anyone’s picking?

By Brick ONeil

Author, Researcher, Writer: . Called 'a prolific writer' since 2001, work includes Blogging, Copywriting, Spreadsheets, Research, Proposals, Articles in the fields of real estate, dating, health, fitness, disease, disability, technology and food.

2 comments

  1. Hi,

    I am also a “freelance writer” but I am not the kind you have mentioned( I came in this field because I have nothing else to do for now!). But still, I get your point, which is that it is terribly hard to find jobs. And it is exactly because there are so many new writers in the block that it is a buyers market now, as far as internetty jobs go. Or, it is more of a buyers market than it was before sites like Demand Studio gave everyone a chance to write and earn.

    I have no clue what rates you are talking about here, but I believe a real writer, as in one who can write books, has a good opportunity with ebooks on sites such as Amazon Singles. Also, I would also humbly suggest that the design of your tech blog is pretty … average. Isn’t this the default theme of WordPress? Plus how do you monetize the site? You don’t even have any Amazon store links?!

    I should mention that I stumbled on your blog looking for a job!

    1. I have google adsense links on all 5 websites but for some reason, they dont work. I need to hire a tech person to help me monetize all the blogs/websites. But, I need to get a parttime job so I can hire this tech person. It’s catch-22 or a round-robin.

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