It’s true! They do pay people to write!
In the past few weeks I have “marked as read” nearly 5,000 blog posts without actually having read them. There could be a couple of things going on here. First, it’s quite possible that I just suck. But it’s more likely the freelance part of my career picked up again at precisely the same time my high speed internet connection decided to tank for a couple of hours each evening. (Why yes I have submitted articles from a very dark, very closed Panera Bakery parking lot in the past week. Buy a bagel. Support my free WiFi backup plan.)
It all started when I responded to an ad on Craigslist for a freelance writer. I know some people think Craigslist is a sketchy place to find work, and that’s okay with me. It’s not like I need the extra competition. But I’ve landed some really kick-ass jobs through the site — including the work I did a couple of years ago as an assistant to John Green. Then I found oDesk, and…well… I might have my VISA card (the one full of charges from divorcing Liar, Liar Pants on Fire™) paid off in three years instead of twenty.
Go me! Go me!
The downside? Posts here are going to be sporadic. If you want more, you might have to try sneaking a request by me and making it look like a freelance assignment. Or…I know! Dan was supposed to do a guest post here like months ago. Try browbeating him.