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online salesWhen trying to keep up a blog, the worst thing you can do is take  a few days off. Unfortunately, some craziness has been happening over here, and I’ve had to take care of a few things before I could come back to The Galley.

With the holidays here, we could all use some extra cash, especially those of us who are unemployed and starting to freelance. Here’s a post I wrote for Cheapiness.com on sites that sort through all kinds of online deals to bring you the best ways to save on the net:

There’s so much info on the web, it’s time consuming to search through it all to find what you are looking for— especially when your time is money, and you are trying to save some.

Geek Like Me has saved you the trouble of deal hunting, and found some sweet sites for bargain shopping.

  • Woot.com feature’s a different product everyday at prices you may never find anywhere else. Geek Like Me suggests getting on the site early in the morning, since there are only so many of the featured product available. Today’s is a Pentax 12 megapixel digital camera, for $119.99!
  • GottaDeal.com has deals on, well, pretty much everything. Score on tech goods (like Kingston 8GB Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card for less that $14 bucks) to cutting boards, and you can even get the great prices on the go with their mobile website.
  • SickDeals.net is a bargain hunter’s paradise due to it’s variety of deals. Get Candy Land for $4.99 and relive some childhood memories on new (and cheap) throws and rugs.

Since stores have been posting not so great sales numbers, the Wall Street Journal says many stores are going to have some “massive” discounts to try to lure us last minute shoppers in. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for after Christmas blow-out sales, too!

Happy Holidays!
-C

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quillI know these are tough times for everyone, but if you are looking for writing jobs during what I call “The Era of Confused Media,” it could be even harder to land a gig. Magazines are dropping like flies, ad dollars are disappearing from print (but not always landing on the web), newspapers are shrinking and book publishing houses are suffering, too. In a career (and job market) where there seems to be no safe haven, where do you turn to?

I turn to my favorite sites. Here is a list, in no particular order, that I visit religiously for job leads, reference and tips and tricks for making it in media.

  • Mediabistro.com– For media news, jobs, comings and goings, mastheads, classes, video. I’m an AvantGuild member and it is worth every penny.
  • Ed2010.com– A comprehensive site for all things magazines. Great for writers looking to break in to the industry. Resume/cover letter advice, glossary of terms, job leads, internships, interviews with editors, classes and happy hours.
  • AboutFreelanceWriting.com– For creative ideas, job postings and killer writing advice.
  • ProBlogger.net– Great source for learning about social media in general. Tips for bloggers all across the board, advice on design, making money, promotion, advertising, etc.
  • CopyBlogger.com– Resource for bloggers, but great tips for writing in general, like overcoming writer’s block and how to avoid grammatical errors.
  • TheGoldenPencil.com– For freelance writers, this site has interviews, advice on the business side of things, tips on book proposals, the economy, ghost writing and more.

Hope these are useful to you. Share some of your favorites with us, too!

Till tomorrow,
C

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