DIGGEM’s music video, produced by Grant Stoner (that would be me), Directed by Daniel Russell. You can also download free songs from DIGGEM’s upcoming album, “Meet Me at the Chain” here.
Archive for the ‘Work’ Category
With typical nine-to-five jobs going by the wayside to more flexible schedules and work from home opportunities, now’s the time to put those creative talents you may have stuffed away somewhere to work. Whether you became a stay-at-home parent, or lost your job due to downsizing, you may need to bring in some extra income to supplement that monthly budget. Good news … if you’re a writer, graphic designer, web developer, or really any other creative type, there are a bunch of great free sites out there to not only display your talents, but to find jobs as well. I’ve taken a look at a bunch of great sites for freelancers and came up with 5 of my favorites that will help you display your talents, look for jobs and make some cash!
Everyone knows that the best way to find work is through people you know. Friends, family, past colleagues, college alumni, high school alumni, and heck, even daycare alumni! LinkedIn makes it easy to connect to those you know for a more meaningful relationship than what they had for breakfast. Tons of job listings are here, including freelance, and once you see a job you like, you can find out who in your network is connected. Awesome!
This is a very cool, very versatile site to showcase your creative portfolio, share it with the world, and seek out great freelance projects to work on. You can post any type of media on here, be it visual art, multimedia, graphic design or writing then not only can you look for work, but potential employers can find you as well. Plus you can cross promote the information to your profiles on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more.
Very similar in concept to Behance, Elance focuses a little bit more business and technically oriented. Like the other sites, you create your online profile, and businesses can search for your skills when they are staffing for a project. Alternatively, you can also search for job listings and bid on them for your services. It’s a free service, but your bid also tacks on 8.75% to the client cost for utilizing the service, but still no charge to you!
This is a really terrific place for writers, filmmakers, copy editors, bloggers and experts to utilize their skills and make a pretty decent supplemental income working at home. Once you register and create your profile (no resume necessary, just a short bio), you start claiming writing or filmmaking assignments posted on the site. Clients include eHow and LIVESTRONG among others, and most writing assignments are short and easy, paying around $15 per article.
If you’re familiar with this online marketplace, there are certainly no bells and whistles to it, just people selling stuff, or hiring matching up with people looking for stuff, or looking for work. But, you can really find quite a few opportunities here under “jobs” or “gigs” if you’re proactive, everything from writing to website development to musical instruction, plus you can also post your resume in the resume section. It’s a hit and miss prospect, and since it is not necessarily moderated, you’ll want to do your due diligence before accepting an offer.