Hinky Gigs

Actual Job Postings from Craigslist 9/13/12

1.     independent writers wanted

Looking for freelance writers for new magizine id like articles on mma boxing fitness gyms and the such magizine is in the starting phase so all articles willbe volenteer with payment avalable
In the future iwith possable permanent possions avalable down the line

Note:  May I suggest you also hire a “profreader?”

2.     Need someone to write a copywrite sales letter for adult ebook

I need someone to write a copyright sales pitch letter with some fake reviews. I’m trying to sell a adult ebook and I need some one who is good at sales writing. Please send me a sample for your consideration and let me know your rate.

Note:  Instead of writing fake reviews, try writing a better book.

3. Staff Writer

BrokerPulse.com – the fastest growing digital media and networking platform in NYC’s real estate industry – is hiring Staff Writers.

Responsibilities include: integrated editorial workflow, copy-editing, gathering industry news, feature writing and web posting.

Ideal candidates possess a working knowledge of media and real estate. Moreover, we are looking for talented writers with an understanding of social media, and strong communication skills.

Initially, this is an unpaid position that will grow into a salary position for the right candidate. Essentially, the position is for writers who are looking to build their editorial portfolio and social following to ultimately secure a full-time job.

Send your resume and writing samples to lisa@brokerpulse.com

Note:  There’s a reason they call them brokers – if you work for them for free, you’ll be broke!

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4 Responses to Hinky Gigs

  1. Pigeon Heart says:

    hahaha. good commentary. ridic

  2. rhcwilliams says:

    Thanks, Pidgie! I know, isn’t it nuts? Especially that broker gig. I’ve never heard of a job – say, plumber – where the boss says, you won’t get paid initially, but you’re honing your skills/building your plumbing portfolio! And we may pay you eventually! So many shades of wrong.

  3. Debbie says:

    OK, #1 is just pathetic,
    #2 is, I don’t know – slimy?
    and #3 – seriously?
    It certainly makes me glad I’m not looking for a writing gig! 😉

    • rhcwilliams says:

      Isn’t it something, Deb? When I read them on Craigslist, I just shook my head. I thought, somebody should put all of these hinky gigs in one place to show how ridiculous they are! 🙂

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