Shop Talk: Drumming Up Work In The New Year

If you’re anything like me, you’ll still be accidentally signing invoices, checks, and other documents as “2011” for at least few more days. Compared to previous years, 2011 was a pretty crummy run for myself and quite a few other freelancers I know. Some excellent outlets shuttered (GamePro, What The Play), gigs dried up, and the work just didn’t seem to flow as smoothly. But 2012 is here, and it’s time to kick some ass.

My New Year’s Resolution for 2012: be like more Chuck Norris. Who’s with me now? Here’s a quick and dirty list of a few ways to clean house and jump start some freelance work mojo in the New Year.

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Game Journo Gig Alert – New iOS site PocketNext is seeking writers

Another freelance gig alert crossed my desk, so I figured I’d pass it along in case anyone is looking for work. A new, soon-to-launch iOS site called PocketNext is looking to hire a handful of steady freelancers to tackle a wide range of content for the site. It’s a paying gig, and though it doesn’t list specifics on the site, the $$ rates are reasonable for someone who’s looking to get their feet wet or transition from volunteer writing to paying work. Hit the jump for more details.

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