Unsolicited Writing Opporunity

| February 6, 2009 | 2 Comments

Here’s an unsolicited writing opportunity that ended up in my inbox. While it’s not something that I’m interested in at this time, it sounded pretty interesting so I wanted to share it:

Heritage Web Solutions, located in Provo, Utah, is currently listed in the top 1% of hosting companies in the nation. We are currently ranked in Utah Valley’s top 50 business’. We are growing exponentially, handling hundreds of new accounts per month. Heritage Web Solutions is currently hiring for freelance content writers who can create excellent content for our customers’ websites. While reviewing your resume, we found your skills to be in accordance with what we are looking for.

Job Expectations:

  • Attempt to contact the customer within 24 hours of being assigned to the account
  • Conduct an interview to determine the information that the customer wants on each page they’ve purchased the service for
  • Finish writing content and submit to customer for approval
  • Complete one rewrite based on customer comments, should it be required
  • Return text within 5 business days of being assigned and submit to HWS
  • The contracted employee must be willing to call the customer. It is required that HWS customers will be contacted using a VOIP system. We require that our contracted employees have a headset that connects into their computer (a USB headset works the best) and we send them the software to download for the VOIP system.


Online Small Business (Microsoft)

  • Pay is 3 cents per word- word cap of 350 per page
  • $10 per designed page
  • $10 for each completed interview. Each client will require one interview.

(Please note that the pay reflected is for web content only — not standard media rates.)

Writing Sample:

For the writing sample, please send in a sample “home” page, “about us” page, and “services” page for a fictional (invent the content) dentist practice based out of Chicago, IL. Please keep it under 1200 total words.

Samples should be sent to jhoward@heritagewebdesign.com . Please copy and paste the text into the body of the email. Please include your name and phone number at the top of your writing sample, as well as the best time to contact you. Please include “writing sample” and your name in the subject line.

After you have submitted your writing samples, you will be contacted within 1-2 business days.

If anyone currently writes for Heritage Web Solutions, I’d be interested in hearing your experience.

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Category: Freelance, Heritage Solutions, Legitimate, Opportunities, Writing

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Felicia A. Williams is a freelance writer and blogger. She spends the majority of her time with her family and writing. If she's not writing or commenting on NJFM, she's either outside smelling the roses or writing articles for one of her other sites.

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  1. JJ says:

    Interesting. They used to pay .05 a word. Since my first real writing job payed me .20 a word it’s hard for me t get excited about Heritage.

  2. I responded to a Heritage Web Solutions ad back in August 2008. They were looking for freelance Web writers. However, as a freelancer, I’m not used to so many layers of paperwork and personnel. It just became a little too complicated for me, so didn’t follow up.

    Anyone else?

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