One way to make a better career for yourself with writing is to put your efforts into a few channels. Rather than just writing one thing, you can be getting several checks in the mail by combining projects. For example, you could be querying magazines and sending articles on spec while also writing a book proposal, trying to get a regular column and writing for local businesses. You could even be taking on different types of writing – copywriting, fiction, and fillers, for example. Some writers find great success by even taking on writing-related tasks – such as consulting, teaching writing, and editing. Wearing lots of hats means you have to have great organizational skills, but it also means that you will be getting money from plenty of sources. Even if one income dries up, you’ll still have money headed your way. Plus, you never know when something will bite. Maybe you will have a hard time selling your short fiction at first but your article will be picked up. You won’t know until you try. And as you work towards success, at least you’ll have varied projects to keep life interesting!

Today’s job leads:

1) — This general job site often has a number of writing jobs.

2) — This general job site lists some Canadian writing jobs.

3) — This is another general job site for Canada. Again, plenty of writing and editing positions here.


4) — Lots of Canadian writing jobs at this general job site.

5) — This cool Canadian job site lists jobs in travel and related industries. It’s an overlooked job resource, but writing jobs do crop up here very regularly.

6) – This general job site posts some writing jobs, all in Canada.

7) — Embanet is an online education company. They regularly have a need for copywriters and people who can create online educational content. Check back often.