Hey there, hi there and ho there. I’ll be back later tonight to post what I’ve done today, but I wanted to get these here.

I’ve got some pretty interesting writing gigs here. These are competitive opportunities, so you have to write your best and thus increase your chances of having your article selected. This is actually more efficient than just writing an article or story and sending it off blindly to a publisher or magazine. These are titles that publishers want articles on. So do your best and you might make cash. I’ve had four articles picked up and published through this system.

1. Irreverent Downloadable Game Site needs 400-500 word reviews for online video games:

Darkside Arklight 2, Spandex Force, Caribbean Hideaway, Bloodties, Turbo Subs, and King Mania.
Original reviews must include a rating out of 5 and commentary on game play, graphics, creativity, innovation and sound.

Free trials are available. Reviews are needed by 02/05/2008. Earn $20 per selected review.


2. A Boston newspaper needs a 350 word article on the best spots to find pet treats in and around Boston. Focus on the top four spots in Boston to buy interesting and unique pet treats. Cover these topics: top-selling items, price range, and location. Selected articles pay $24 if submitted by 2/15.


3. A Boston newspaper needs a 350 word home buyer’s guide for first-time buyers in Boston. The guide should include quotes from a Boston-based realtor; tips to those who currently live in apartments/condos and want to buy their first home; dealing with the high cost of living in Boston; and what are some red flags to look out for. Submit by 02/15 and selected articles will earn $16.


4. Publisher: Project Parenting
Deadline: 02/15/08
$16 per selected article
400-600 words

Guide to baby cribs ∙ Car seat buying guide ∙ Best choices in diapers ∙ Timeless costumes for kids ∙ Guide to children’s bedroom furniture ∙ Must-have items for your child’s playroom ∙ The best bedding for your child ∙ Guide to stylish and functional diaper bags ∙ Outfitting your baby from head to toe ∙ Complete your crib with the right crib bedding


5. Find out the meaning behind these names: Noah, Nicholas, Kaylee, Addison, Mackenzie, Sydney, Taylor, Zoe, Natalie, Zachary, Benjamin, Elsa, Ian, Kenton, James, Christopher, Luke, Maya, Landon, Joseph, Gavin, and Evan.

Articles, 400-600 words in length should include gender, pronunciation, etymology, origin, history, popularity, facts, namesakes, famous persons, and name variants.

Write 1 or write 20 articles and receive $20 for each selected article submitted by February 14th.


6. Due by 2/14/08

Why the restaurant industry needs web-based marketing and ordering systems ($64)
In 600-800 words discuss why restaurant owners need web-based marketing and ordering systems.
Include all sources and interviews. Third person preferred. Audience: Restaurant owners.

How foodies use the Internet ($64)
In 600-800 words discuss how foodies use the Internet (to find recipes, connect with other foodies, rate restaurants, etc.).
Third person preferred. Include all sources and interviews. Audience: Foodies and restaurant owners.

How the Internet has influenced cookbooks ($40)
In 400-600 words discuss how the internet has influenced or changed how cookbooks are used? Is the cookbook dead … or evolved?
Is the internet the new cookbook? Third person preferred. Include all sources and interviews. Audience: Foodies. Tone: Light, yet smart.

How food practices influence how we relate to one another ($48)
In 500-700 words please discuss how food practices influence how we relate to one another.
For example, how does the presentation of food (family style vs. individually plated meals) affect how we relate to others at the table?
Include all sources and interviews. Audience: Foodies. Tone: Light, yet smart.

How tipping works ($40)
In 400-600 words discuss the practice of tipping. Is it ever OK to not tip? How are tips shared among wait/cook staff? How are they taxed?
Audience: Foodies who have never waited tables. Include all sources and interviews. Tone: Informal and informational.


7. Small Business Owners
Deadline: 02/15/08
Word Count: 400 – 600
$16 per selected article

· The small business owner’s guide to 401k plans
· How private equity can benefit small businesses and start-ups
· How investment research can benefit small businesses and start-ups
· How a fast loan can be used to support or start a small business
· Getting an SBA (Small Business Administration) loan
· What you need to know about the SBA (Small Business Administration)
· The ins and outs of commercial lending
· Factoring 101 for small business owners
· Small business owners: How to effectively manage cash flow
· Is a merger right for your small business?
· How CRM software can benefit your small business
· Effective money management for your small business
· Small business network management
· Project management 101