Lately I've been thinking about ways I can earn an income from my writing, besides the obvious, which is selling Diary of Bedlam. This morning I decided to scan Craigslist for freelance writing jobs. Here's a sampling of what I found:

URBENZ Magazine
URBENZ is a startup online magazine as is lloking (sic) for people, who are interested in trying something different instead of the typical 9-5. I'm not going to wirte (sic) what sort of skills you need to have. I want you to show me what you have to offer. Everyone has something to offer, and while some corporate gigs expect you to fit some box I don't expect that because people weren't born from a box and the only people that live in boxes are usually dead.

Holly's note: While I don't live in a box exactly, it is entirely possible that I am just too old to appreciate what this person is looking for. I can live with that, in a box or not.

Dating Consultant
Currently hiring consultants to help our male clientele. We keep a low profile and are a small firm specializing on the more risque end of the online dating spectrum. We are looking for consultants to help with creating profiles targeting our individual male client's goals. A few examples:

1) A younger man seeking a discreet relationship with an older female
2) An older man seeking a fling with a younger female
3) A young professional male seeking to simply casually date women of the most attractive caliber possible
4) A man who likes to be sexually dominant seeking a complimentary submissive female

Holly's note: Ghost writer for guys who want to cheat on their wives? Sign me up!

Minx Society (looking for unpaid interns to write blog posts)
Minx Society isn’t a company, it’s a lifestyle. Our mantra? Just because you aren’t famous doesn’t mean you can’t live like a celebrity! Minx Society specializes in trend consulting, personal styling, public relations, and event promoting.

Our website serves as a vessel for all minxes around the world – an online collection featuring the hippest of the hip. The definition of a Minx is elusive. But that is the very essence of a Minx; she doesn’t fit into any mold. She is enigmatic, iconic, independent, imaginative, and intelligent. Nothing fazes her; she’s calm and collected. She’s mastered the art of getting whatever she wants. Minxes can be any age in any profession; they simply have one unifying quality: they stand out.

Holly's note: I've never been hip. Not even close. I'm not even hippy in the physical sense–my assets tend toward the upper part of the body if you know what I mean. Besides the words "imagninative and intelligent," this description is pretty much the exact opposite of me, so I guess I'll cross this gig off the list.

I do have to admit that the above jobs seem slightly more interesting than the "Medical Transcription" and "Computer Tech Writer" positions on Craigslist (neither of which I'm remotely qualified for either). And now that I've had a chance to think about it, that Dating Consultant gig could be good fun–seriously, sign me up.

2 Replies to “Just for Kicks”

  1. GeneS says: May 18, 2011 at 6:20 am

    I think you need to combine the Minx writing with the online male profiles (which will probably also require photoshop skills to add hair and remove love-handles). Those two were made to go together.

  2. Jen Forbus says: May 17, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Oy! Seems like every time I read your writing, Holly, I feel like we share a wavelength!
    I wonder if the Craig’s List creator meant for this to end up a form of entertainment…

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