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Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-26-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By Jonelle
A spreadsheet works well for my purposes.

A spreadsheet works well for my purposes.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-05-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,480
Posted By Jonelle
I would not write free samples.

I would not write free samples.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-30-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By Jonelle
I would agree, it does sound like he needs the...

I would agree, it does sound like he needs the services of a web developer. It may be that you could edit script, but that would not be something every copywriter is comfortable with.

Can you ask...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-01-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,772
Posted By Jonelle
Sorry this happened to you; that would be very...

Sorry this happened to you; that would be very upsetting.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-29-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By Jonelle
I think you need to try several platforms....

I think you need to try several platforms. Personally, I'd continue to have a website as a base, even though it seems less important. Social media can change direction at any time, and I would not...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-12-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By Jonelle
You may want to spend some time developing your...

You may want to spend some time developing your typing skills. I am also a slow typist, and it is hard to write quickly enough to make a decent hourly rate. I was always struck by some of the people...
Forum: Web Design & Development 12-22-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By Jonelle
You could try contacting non-profits and offering...

You could try contacting non-profits and offering to create or update their websites. Look at local Craig's Lists ads and see if any small organizations are looking for a web designer. You can also...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-28-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By Jonelle
I hope your situation improves soon.

I hope your situation improves soon.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-15-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By Jonelle
This is great info -- thanks Sherry.

This is great info -- thanks Sherry.
Forum: Web Design & Development 10-05-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Jonelle
I'm not familiar with that platform, but...

I'm not familiar with that platform, but typically systems have a CSS (cascading style sheet) that controls the size of elements, such as the h1 tag.
Forum: Web Design & Development 08-18-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By Jonelle
I could probably help you out -- please feel free...

I could probably help you out -- please feel free to PM me if you still need an expert.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-09-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,447
Posted By Jonelle
It does sound promising...certainly worth trying!

It does sound promising...certainly worth trying!
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-09-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By Jonelle
Those are great tips, Jamie.

Those are great tips, Jamie.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-04-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By Jonelle
It's a perfectly normal physiological reaction,...

It's a perfectly normal physiological reaction, so don't waste your psychic energy being disappointed in yourself. Emily has some great suggestions --- it sounds like for her, (and Im the same way),...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-27-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,428
Posted By Jonelle
I've learned to avoid those TB articles with huge...

I've learned to avoid those TB articles with huge lists of instructions -- they are completely not worth it.

Seriously, I think some of those clients would be happier paying higher rates for...
Forum: Web Design & Development 02-18-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,275
Posted By Jonelle
I do mostly WordPress these days.

I do mostly WordPress these days.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-04-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By Jonelle
I haven't.

I haven't.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-03-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Jonelle
Double check that you've followed all the...

Double check that you've followed all the guidelines. Whether your articles go through can really depend on the editor.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-18-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Jonelle
I'm often amazed at TB... they expressly forbid...

I'm often amazed at TB... they expressly forbid links to outside sources --- why not educate the clients not to ask for them? Maybe provide some standards to clients can get what they need without...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-16-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By Jonelle
I received the email some time ago, but let it...

I received the email some time ago, but let it pass because it seemed like far too much work for the pay.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-12-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Jonelle
So happy you found relief!

So happy you found relief!
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-04-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,834
Posted By Jonelle
I believe TB takes 30%.

I believe TB takes 30%.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-02-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,243
Posted By Jonelle
I know HTML well enough, and have dabbled with...

I know HTML well enough, and have dabbled with CSS. I definitely plan to learn Javascript, PHP and some SQL. These are great skills to have.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-26-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By Jonelle
Thank you! The docs are still free as of today.

Thank you! The docs are still free as of today.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-22-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By Jonelle
Happy holidays, everyone!

Happy holidays, everyone!
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-15-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,461
Posted By Jonelle
I don't do a lot on TB, but before I accept an...

I don't do a lot on TB, but before I accept an assignment, I always check the client's stats for rejections and rewrites, and won't take any assignments where either of these are what I consider...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-10-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By Jonelle
I think TB will block your application if it...

I think TB will block your application if it includes links to outside websites.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-08-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By Jonelle
I've only got one language, and have the highest...

I've only got one language, and have the highest respect for those who are bi- or multi-lingual, so please do not take this as bashing, but there are some areas in this article that don't sound right...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-07-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By Jonelle
I haven't added a QR code to the back of any of...

I haven't added a QR code to the back of any of my b-cards, but mostly because it is filled with other info. If I had space, I think I'd add it.

I have added a QR code to a business brochure; not...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-18-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Jonelle
It sounds good to me. My only suggestion is to...

It sounds good to me. My only suggestion is to add a call to action.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-17-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By Jonelle
Here's a couple of articles that may be helpful: ...

Here's a couple of articles that may be helpful:

Cover Letter Definition (http://jobsearch.about.com/od/jobsearchglossary/g/coverletter.htm)


http://www.coverlettercoach.com/ (Look under...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-16-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,645
Posted By Jonelle
There seems to be one editor in particular who is...

There seems to be one editor in particular who is a comma-Nazi. If a writer is not that great with commas, but manages to avoid that one, she'll probably be fine.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-15-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Jonelle
Good points. I guess my training was a few years...

Good points. I guess my training was a few years back, when the lines between the programs' capabilities were a little more solid. ;)
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-15-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By Jonelle
Yes, don't take it to heart. The president might...

Yes, don't take it to heart. The president might realized he's desperate for help and then hire you because you've already talked.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-15-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Jonelle
Illustrator is definitely for illustrations,...

Illustrator is definitely for illustrations, where Photoshop is more for photo editing.

For an open source Illustration program, you could try Inkscape.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-14-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
Posted By Jonelle
I think Hub Pages is a little iffy right now....

I think Hub Pages is a little iffy right now. They've instituted some changes that have hurt a lot of writers' income.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-14-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Jonelle
I highly recommend this book also.

I highly recommend this book also.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-05-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,738
Posted By Jonelle
FYI -- mostly out of curiosity, I signed up as a...

FYI -- mostly out of curiosity, I signed up as a client on TB and had about 5 articles written. Using TB is no guarantee that you'll get the quality you'll need when you need it, if you are on a...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-03-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Jonelle
I work with a cloud-based service, too. I tried...

I work with a cloud-based service, too. I tried being being meticulous with uploading files to a freebie cloud drive, but in my case, it was a huge, convoluted task that took forever. (I have lots of...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-02-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,336
Posted By Jonelle
This may sound harsh, but the intention is to...

This may sound harsh, but the intention is to help.

Your site is lacking the polish and attention to details that distinguish professional sites. Some things on this list are purely my opinion.
...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-29-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By Jonelle
That was my take also.... sounds like a Ponzi...

That was my take also.... sounds like a Ponzi scheme.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-28-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By Jonelle
I hope it works out OK for you!

I hope it works out OK for you!
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-25-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By Jonelle
Yes, use a contract, and get half up front. ...

Yes, use a contract, and get half up front.

If you feel you need current samples, how about finding a non-profit that you like and that could use your help?
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-18-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By Jonelle
Just to play devil's advocate.... as writers who...

Just to play devil's advocate.... as writers who write primarily online, and who like to be paid for our work, why should we object to paying a fee to access online magazines and newspapers? The...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-15-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By Jonelle
I believe reese may have been referring to this...

I believe reese may have been referring to this site: ed2go online course - Online adult & continuing education provider (http://www.ed2go.com/)

I've taken a few classes, and overall have been...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-10-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,129
Posted By Jonelle
It's frustrating not to hear back, but marketing...

It's frustrating not to hear back, but marketing is really a numbers game. Keep prospecting, and track the % of prospects that convert to clients over time. You'll soon get a feel for how many...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-10-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By Jonelle
Congratulations! Best wishes for a healthy and...

Congratulations! Best wishes for a healthy and easy pregnancy.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-10-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,596
Posted By Jonelle
It can take TB forever to rate articles, and when...

It can take TB forever to rate articles, and when it occurs, it's usually in large bunches.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-07-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,596
Posted By Jonelle
I also appreciated the TB email, and yet I can...

I also appreciated the TB email, and yet I can understand how completely frustrating the writing market is right now, especially for writers who are less experienced or less speedy.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-04-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,316
Posted By Jonelle
Scammers. Hate that. Thanks for updating.

Scammers. Hate that. Thanks for updating.
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