It can be hard out there for a freelancer. The avalanche of emails, stiff competition, low pay and ignored invoices all make it a real challenge.
That’s why Ebyline, a conduit between digital publishers and writers, works to connect those are looking for work and those who need work done and is now going one step further with its new Pitch Board.
Ebyline’s Pitch Board allows hiring news organizations to post ads for $50 (this buys your project 30 days on the board), promising guaranteed responses from interested freelancers within 48 hours. Because of the exclusivity of Ebyline (just about 25 percent of those who apply for the stamp of Ebyline approval make the cut), only those who have been declared “qualified” freelancers are able to respond to job postings. According to the company, there are more than 2,000 people currently in the freelancer bank, and they’ve all been screened and approved by Ebyline’s in-house editorial staff. To give you an idea of their clientele, the Los Angeles Times and the AP are among those seeking freelance talent.