All Freelance Writing Launches Professional Freelance Writing Marketplace
Philadelphia, PA -- February 18, 2010 -- Freelance writing blog, All Freelance Writing (http://AllFreelanceWriting.com), launches a professional freelance writing marketplace today. The freelance marketplace will connect freelance writers and interested buyers while avoiding the traditional “race to the bottom” phenomenon in most bid-based freelance marketplaces. The marketplace allows freelancers to post writer profiles to gain visibility while those looking to hire freelance writers can post freelance writing jobs. All advertising in the marketplace is currently free.
“Anyone involved in marketing knows better than to market services primarily on price,” said All Freelance Writing Founder, Jennifer Mattern. “Freelance writers cannot mass-produce time the way retailers can mass-produce and purchase bulk goods. There are more important value elements to consider, but the value professional freelance writers offer is often drowned out on large bidding sites. Clients have to sort through many unqualified freelancers who bid low on everything that comes along, and qualified writers sometimes struggle to be seen because of the sheer volume of those applicants. The All Freelance Writing marketplace takes a simple approach to weed those very low-priced gigs and freelancers out to put an emphasis on higher quality work and more experienced professionals.”
The freelance writing marketplace is fully-integrated into the All Freelance Writing blog. Job posters or freelance writers fill out a front-end form and their submission goes into a moderation queue. If the job or writer profile meets the requirements laid out in the terms, it will be approved and sent live as a post in the corresponding marketplace category.
Freelance writing jobs and writer profiles must meet minimum pay or rate requirements to be accepted for publication. That rate is currently $.10 per word or an equivalent per-article or per-project rate.
“The marketplace is limited by pay rates because it’s the most directly comparable measure to weed out the lowest-level advertising,” said Mattern. “While the rate is still going to be on the low end for some of the more experienced freelancers in the blog’s audience, the line had to be drawn somewhere. The decision to go with a $.10 per word baseline was made to keep the freelance writing marketplace consistent with the site’s weekly freelance writing jobs post that aggregates job listings around the same pay level to bring them to the attention of writers. If writers want to accept less than that, that’s fine, and there are plenty of other marketplaces where they can do so. All Freelance Writing’s marketplace is designed to fill a void on the higher end for writers and clients who are looking for more, minus the noise.”
The freelance writing marketplace can be found at http://allfreelancewriting.com/freelance-writing-marketplace/ or under the “job board” heading near the top of the blog. The marketplace is the latest in a line of new features and free tools to benefit freelance writers including two word count trackers, a freelance hourly rate calculator, free Wordpress themes for writers looking to build a blog or professional site, and the upcoming keyword density calculator and writer’s market directory launching before the end of March. Writer freebies can be accessed through http://allfreelancewriting.com/stuff-for-writers/ or the “free stuff” link at the top of the blog.
About All Freelance Writing
All Freelance Writing is a freelance writing blog run by freelance business writer, professional blogger, and former public relations consultant, Jennifer Mattern. The blog was originally launched as a collaborative blog called Six Figure Writers (SFW) in 2006 and became AllFreelanceWriting.com in August of 2007 when the SFW blog was merged with Mattern’s freelance writing jobs blog. The blog now consists of a team of freelance writers covering business-related topics for freelancers such as finding higher paying freelance writing jobs, marketing tips for freelance writers, freelance humor, issues facing work at home parents, writer’s markets, free tools, and more. Mattern is also a co-founder of the Freelance Theater (FreelanceTheater.com) audio play series for freelance writers.
For more information about the freelance writing marketplace, All Freelance Writing, or other free resources for freelance writers, please contact Jennifer Mattern using the contact information posted above.
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