Why Freelanced Content?
Freelanced Content. Not every company has the need for a full time writer, nor a skilled employee who can write advertising material or online content. That is where freelance content can save you. A freelance writer can bring to your organization the skills you need without the overhead of a full time staff member.
Recent Freelanced Content for Scuba Diving
One of the aspects of being a freelance writer is that many times what you write does not carry your name. This practice is often called ghost-written. The common practice is that the ownership of the copyright passes upon payment. Some publications have Non-disclosure agreements (NDA) which prohibits you from mentioning what articles you have written, so even to the point that you do any writing for them. Most of what I write falls in the ghost-written category, however, there are a few that appears in my name or without any restrictions.
Over the last few years,my freelanced content has helped me built a reputation for outstanding articles for the travel and scuba diving industry. My clients come from a mix of sources. Some are from my Upwork profile. Upwork is a freelance site that is the result of the merger of two of the largest freelance sites, Odesk and Elance. A few are from the different linkin groups I am a member of, my linkin profile. Some are from the local area, and many are now from referrals or being contacted after a potential clients read some of my articles.
One of the things I have seen frequently is that many in the dive industry do not have a strong background in business. Also, some of the accreditation agencies are stressing facebook as the best way to market. Facebook is great to keep your name in front of your current “friends”, but does nothing to find new clients. A good website is much better to getting new clients and to close a booking.
Here is a summary of the updates on this site:
As a writer, This point came home to me as I visited different exhibitors at the DEMA show last week. DEMA is the Dive Equipment Manufacturers Association. Each year they have an annual convention and a trade show. It attracts thousands upon thousands of individuals and companies from around the world. It is not a consumer show, but one that is meant to bring together professionals in the industry. I was there with a media pass and as I talked to different people in the industry I realized that my Scuba Diving Nomad website had not really been updated recently. Clearly a case similar to where the cobbler was so busy making shoes for customers he had no time for his own children’s shoes. I am a writer but my own site is lacking. What is happening as a Scuba Writer I currently have an article published twice a week on the leading scuba diving website. Deeperblue.com. My author page on the site will show the items that I have written for them, post number 70 this year is pending publication. My recent article about shore diving in Bonaire was very well received. In the last month, I have also ghost written a number of articles for the Dive zone website. I also did a few guest post on their behalf on other scuba diving and travel websites. As an example, I wrote an article about diving on the Great Barrier Reef that was on the travel tips website. I have a couple of new outlets for my writing in the works, which I plan on sharing as soon as they are posted. At the DEMA show, I was able to talk to a number of people that I would not of been able to with out that event. I am hopeful that some of these new introductions will lead to articles for my readers enjoyment and education.
Recent Freelance Writing Scuba Diving Related Publications Freelance writing covers a broad range of skills. This is the first in a series of articles in which I will highlight some of the material that is appearing on the web. Item that are written as a ghostwriter may or maynot appear depending on the terms of the assignments Recent articles with Charles W Davis Jr. or Scuba Diving Nomad Byline. Dive Advisor featured my write up on the San Quintin in their March 6, 2016 weekly newsletter. They also carried my article about Subic Bay Diving that I wrote in support of the Subic Bay Dive Association’s new website that I am also the webmaster for. Deeper Blue has published 6 articles in what should be a weekly assignment, two more are awaiting publication, see the list on my Deeper Blue author page — Charles Davis I was very pleasantly surprised to see my article “The 4 Best Remote Liveaboard Destinations” have over 2k shares. We are near the one year mark for the Johan’s Beach and Dive Resort webpage. I created and maintain this page and coordinate the facebook marketing. Johan has his main site www.subicdive.com that he wishes to keep, but it is difficult to update and won’t accept blogs. So I created this site. 3 articles a month on average for the website and 6 entries a month on facebook. I have also written a few articles on DiveBuddy. It a great website, however, they do not pay for publications. It has proven useful to posting promotional material for myself and clients. Freelance writing — Ghostwritten Material I am currently doing some SEO task and articles for Divezone.net. These are integrated into other content so it difficult to refer to. I am also doing some editing and articles for Bookyourdive.com and two of thier clients. The articles are ghostwritten.