Freelance Writing, Ghostwriting and Article Writing Jobs

Here are the jobs listed for today. Happy hunting and enjoy!

Thanks to Anne!

Freelance Writing Opportunities-May 21, 2010

For all you Freelance Writers seeking opportunities.  I thought I’d start adding writing opportunities in hopes it will assist you in locating and landing a perfect Freelance Writing opportunity.

I may just link to a particular site I come across, or add specific details about a particular opportunity.

Today’s link is from Anne Wayman at AboutFreelanceWriting.

Please feel free to explore the many freelance writing opportunites she posts frequently on her web site.

Thanks Anne!

Easy Ideas That Will Help You Earn Extra Cash in This Horrible Economy (Part 2)

Here we go again, your virtual assistant services has come up with more great ideas for making money in this tight economy. In our last post we explained that we were going to continue this as a series as long as we can come up with valuable information for you that could really help you make some money. We welcome any ideas that you might like to contribute and we’ll add it to our next list. We feel it is our duty and honor to pay it forward in hopes this can and will help you.

So, let’s get started…

Room for rent

This is a great option if you happen to live close to a university or technical school. Many college students are more likely to feel comfortable renting a room with certain house privileges than older people. Just make sure you take precautions to protect yourself and your family but finding someone you can trust can prove to be very beneficial for a steady income.

Swimming Lessons

What a great idea especially during these hot summer months. You could either teach privately from your own backyard, if you happen to have a pool of course, or at your local recreation center. Keep in mind some places may require you to obtain special certification.

Write Reviews

If your knowledgeable and can write fairly fast, this could work for you very well. There are many web sites that will pay you a little cash to write product or miscellaneous reviews. Just do a Google search and you should come up with several.


Go to sites like Sologig, Guru or Elance where they offer a chance to bid on a particular project. Most anything can be done on a contract, freelance or outsourced basis and who knows, it could turn into a perfect opportunity for a full time job. It never hurts to give it a try, this is how we obtained one of our current clients, and that was 2 years ago!

Paper Route

This isn’t just for kids anymore, there are many of the older population trying to supplement their income and this is how they do it. You could increase your income by several hundred dollars a month. Check with your local area newspaper to inquire what might be available.

Direct Sales

If you enjoy getting out of the house and/or hosting parties, then this could be for you. There are many opportunities from Tupperware to Sex and you can make some excellent money. I have a girlfriend that sells Premier Jewelry and she makes 50% of the orders she books at a party! That is a huge commission.

Yard or Garage Sale

Yep, the good ole trusty garage sale, but hey, you can rake in some cash in just a couple of days. Sell everything you have not used within the last year, don’t like anymore, don’t have a need for any longer, stuff laying around the house just collecting dust and anything else your tired of looking at. Takes a little bit of work to get it all organized but it will certainly pay off.

Sell your homegrown veggies or fruits

Typically when you have a garden of any size there is no way you can eat all of it. You end up giving most of it away and that is fine and dandy, however, try selling some of it as well. You could put a sign in your yard to advertise it and you would be surprised how many people will stop and check it out. You might even try to sell them to your local grocery store.

Alright, there you have it again and as always, we welcome any comments or suggestions for some ideas you may have. Let us know and we’ll add it to the next list.

8 Easy Ideas That Will Help You Earn Extra Cash in This Horrible Economy

Your virtual assistant services team has come up with some great ideas to earn extra cash. We realize that there are some people not interested in starting a virtual assistant services business and may not have those particular skills. Therefore, we wanted to present some ideas to get those creative juices flowing and in hopes it will help you to achieve extra cash. Who couldn’t use that with this yucky economy and many of these can be done from home too. We hope you are successful in your endeavors.

Become a rolling advertisement.

Consider turning your car into a rolling billboard. There are many companies that are willing to pay to have your car wrapped with their advertisements. You’ll find plenty on Google.

Sell parts of your body.

I’m sure that got your attention. Check into programs that need your plasma, hair, eggs and sperm. Do a Google search to see where these clinics are located, give them a call and get started.

Perform music at weddings and other functions.

There are many churches that do not have staff or volunteers for their music. An experienced and talented pianist can make pretty good money doing this on the weekends. Go check out your local churches or put an advertisement in the local paper or craigslist.

Give eLessons.

You might be surprised at how many people do not know the basics of MS Word, Excel or other software applications. You might have computer experience that people seek and are willing to pay for. The ideas are endless here. Try using Backpage, craigslist and other free advertising sites to get started.

Start a laundry service.

You know how busy people are and how they would love to have a service like this! Offer to pick up and drop off at their office or home. You might even consider adding ironing to this list as well and that should pull in even more money. You might consider offering this to new mothers as a gift too.

Drive people to the airport or run errands.

You must have reliable transportation and be on time all the time. You can quickly obtain happy clients and once word is out, you’ll probably have to turn down business. Also, you can reduce your taxable income from mileage and the last time I checked, mileage was at 58.5 cents per mile. Incorporate into your errand business; grocery store, post office, pharmacy and dry cleaning.

Gardening and yard services.

This one is great especially for the spring and summer months and for adults or kids. If you have all the necessary equipment it would be fairly easy to get started. Go around your neighborhood and post flyers with your contact information and rates. Additionally you could offer to haul junk to the dump, yard clean up and the planting of vegetables.

Dog walking and/or pet sitting services.

You could start within your own neighborhood or apartment community and would cost nothing to get started. Ask your local veterinarian if they would allow you to post a flyer offering your rates and contact information.

Well there you have it and we sincerely hope you can obtain some cash with these ideas. We will be back with another list soon, so please stay tuned.

Good luck and let us know if you have started any of these ideas and how they are working for you. Do you have any ideas you would like to add to this list? Use the “contact us” page and tell us and we’ll add it to our next list. Thanks to all!

Motivational Tips for Work and Life

Your virtual assistant team has some motivation for work and life that will make you stop and think about how you can make a difference and be an example at work or home. Learn how to make everyday a great day by being that person who always has a smile on their face and that people are drawn to. Speak positively and have an attitude that exudes confidence and gratefulness in every situation!


We hope this also helps you and gives you a chance to focus on what you can offer to your employer, team and family.


  1. Contribution. What you give is most likely what you will receive in return. Seek out and determine what you can contribute to your team or work environment. Be engaging at work and that will lead you to experience higher levels of engagement at home and in your community. Whether you work virtually or on-site, be an active part and extend your brilliant contributions.
  2. Responsibility and accountability. If it is to be it is up to we! Hold others accountable for their engagement while at the same time take responsibility for your own engagement. Encourage others to continue to contribute and elevate employee engagement and interaction. Step up to the plate and be accountable and responsible.
  3. Master your personal energy. Your energy is your core raw material for engagement. Find ways to increase your levels of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual energy while also ensuring you take time for energy recovery. You must learn how to find ways to disengage from work to recharge and rejuvenate ourselves for the work ahead. So do something for yourself and have FUN, relieve that stress and focus on tasks that you know will de-stress you.
  4. Be strong! People who know what their strengths are use them on a daily basis and use them in the service of others. In doing so, people report higher levels of authentic happiness at work. What are your gifts or qualities you bring to your work and what activities do you engage in that strengthen you? Know your strengths while also knowing what strengthens you!
  5. Own your work. There is a great deal of truth to the statement: nobody washes a rented car. Some people make their marks while others sign their names (deep). Make your work a signature of who you are! Be authentic, honest, and ethical and leave an impression on others by showcasing the person you truly are!
  6. Get rid of the “if only”. Stop the “if only” thinking and do what you can with what you have wherever you are! Don’t postpone your engagement efforts waiting for the perfect opportunity. If only my company would do this, if only my supervisor would recognize me, if only I had a different job. Cease that negative thinking and practice the great advice from the NCAA basketball coach, John Wooden: don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do!


Remember to focus on the positive things in your life and what you can contribute no matter what the situation is. Be the one that makes a difference and end that negative energy and feelings and you will see a tremendous change in your life and your employment. Always give specifically whatever it is you need!


So tell us, what are some of your daily struggles with trying to remain positive and exuding confidence? Is it something you struggle with daily? Do you have other tips you would like to see added to this post? Please share your thoughts and input as we love to hear from you and are always seeking ways to help others.

Go out and “make it a great day”!