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This week I decided to look into the freelancing website, mediabistro.com. It was easy to sign up and there are plenty of opportunities for learning on the site alone. Along with applying for jobs and listing jobs on the site, there are also options for taking courses to learn more about different style of writing, an events page that informs you of all conferences online and offline that you can attend, and news about the media and the website itself. I feel like this website is probably great for writers seeking to find real jobs. But I don’t think this is a great website for online freelancing. It’s really unclear on how one should use the site because when you search for jobs it brings up positions primarily such as Digital Media Supervisor, Online Marketing Manager, Senior Web Developer, etc. And what made it even more confusing was the locations and durations, because these definitely came across as these jobs being actually potential hiring positions instead of just writing an article here and there. I found the website very difficult to work with and never did find any of the freelancing opportunities that I originally set out to find, which was really frustrating. However, it does not entirely surprise me because its homepage did not look like elance or demand studios in the aspect of actually being able to freelance. I also believe this is more of a website that teaches you how to pitch article to magazines because on the homepage there was an article about pitching to All You magazine. Which, upon inspection requested you be an AvantGuild member in order to read the article and other ones like it. Which, I thought was a bit ridiculous since it was supposedly on


mediabistro.com. Why wouldn’t they let you read it, if you’re already a member or mediabistro?


Freelance Assignment #3  

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