Getting Started in Content Marketing: Making Mistakes, Creating Experiences

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I’m sure I’m paraphrasing a million people when I say this, but what the heck. If you keep making mistakes, but they’re all different, they’re called experiences. With that platitude out of the way, I’ll say this:

I hate making mistakes. I’m my own worst critic and, unlike critics I might have online, I can’t just walk away from myself. I follow myself to bed and beat myself up over mistakes I’ve made. Mistakes suck.

I’m sure I’m not alone here. Getting started in content marketing for any company, mistakes are bound to happen no matter the steps we take to avoid them. So what do we do to keep having experiences while minimizing the mistakes? Basically, how do we make the kind of mistakes we learn from, not the kind that keep us awake at night?

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Posted in Content Marketing

An Important Note Regarding Invoices & Payment During the Week of Thanksgiving

Good Afternoon Writers,

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Online Writing Jobs office will be closed Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th. To ensure that all writers are paid in a timely manner, we will be processing payments sooner rather than waiting until business resumes on Monday, December 2nd.

That being said, please submit any payable invoices by end of business Tuesday, November 26th to be processed and paid by end of business Wednesday, November 27th. The editorial staff will be working diligently to make sure that as many projects are reviewed and graded in a timely manner and in time for you to invoice as needed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the office staff via email.

Thank you and enjoy your weekend and upcoming celebrations.

- Heather M.

Posted in Holidays, Payments

Online Writing Jobs – New Emails Going to Junk/Spam Folders

Good Afternoon Writers:

It’s been brought to our attention that many of the emails being sent from our new emails been going straight to your junk/spam folders.

We’ve sent out and will continue to send out important announcements and writing opportunities via these new addresses, so please check your junk/spam folders and add the following email addresses to your address books, all of these end in

• staff@
• Heather@
• Katie@
• Mindy@
• Matt@

Thanks, Heather M.

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Looking for Freelance Editors

Hi QG Writers!

For a variety of reasons, we’re now looking for some freelance editors to take some of the load off here at QG.  With some of our other responsibilities increasing, we need high-quality editors we can rely on to perform the task quickly and at an extremely high level.

The idea of using freelancers is still somewhat in its infancy, and we will be nailing down the process in coming days, but if the idea of editing articles appeals to you, please email us at and we will send an editing test for you to complete.  If you pass that test, you’ll be considered as a freelance editor and we will be in further contact.

Have a great weekend everybody!

Posted in Editing Updates, Hiring

From a Former Blogging Cynic

I’ve written professionally for longer than I care to share; it’s something that I can’t not do. I think it’s an obsession for every professional writer, and editor, for that matter. A colleague of mine and I joke that it’s a “sickness.” We have to write, and we have to correct every grammar error we see and hear. I drive my family and friends crazy; but hey, they drive me crazy too, so it’s a fair toss.

I’m a narcissist and a purist. I admit it; it’s a character flaw, but it’s who I am. So, I’m sure you can imagine that when blogging became such a popular form of writing, I was, well, DISGUSTED! Blogging was not professional writing in my book, and bloggers were not professional writers.

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