April 23, 2009

In the News: Many Bloggers Earning Big Bucks

The Wall Street Journal’s Mark Penn published a column this week about the growing number of professional bloggers — and their growing earning potential. Penn says that 1% of American adults are now earning some income from blogging. That translates into 20 million blogging Americas, with 1.7 million profiting from their work in some way […]

March 23, 2009

In the News: Tips for New Freelancers

With the ranks of unemployed growing, and the number of available jobs shrinking, many of America’s jobless are considering freelance careers. We have talked about freelancing many times here at the JobMonkey blog, including posts about the benefits and challenges of working for yourself. (Do you read, for example, this recent post about how to […]

March 12, 2009

Reader Mailbag: Legitimate Work at Home Jobs

Every Thursday, the JobMonkey blog answers your burning questions about your job search. So far, we have covered how to negotiate a salary offer, how to write a cover letter for a nursing job, and how to find a summer job at Disney World. Do you have a question about your job search? Send me […]

February 5, 2009

Reader Mailbag: Part-time Jobs for Full-Time Moms?

We’re starting a new tradition here at the JobMonkey. Every Thursday, I’ll be answering a question from our growing stacks of emails from our readers. This week we have a great question about part-time work-at-home opportunities.  Even if you’re not a full-time, stay-at-home mom, working from home can be a great way to find long-term […]

February 2, 2009

So You Want to Be a Freelance Writer? Get Yourself a Hairnet.

The unemployment figures are climbing and Americans are scrambling to find jobs. While starting your own business surely has its risks — especially in this economy — a growing number of recent college grads, recently unemployed and one-time stay-at-home parents are testing the freelance waters. One of the most popular jobs for stay-at-home workers is […]

October 13, 2008

Freelance Writing Jobs

Announcement: Another New Job Category at JobMonkey JobMonkey just launched its newest job category: freelance writing jobs. A decade ago, freelance writing jobs were the exclusive purview of $1/word writers for glossy mags like Cosmo and Sports Illustrated.  An even more elite few wrote actual books. Today, however, with the proliferation of Internet content — […]

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