My name is Paul. I run my freelance writing business called Noble Wordsmiths. Last year, I designed a website about Bangkok. I know a few friends in Thailand who run businesses, so I offered to promote them for free to get the ball rolling.
I have been visiting Thailand for nine years and have collaborated with some of my expat friends to build this website. Many are retired and know the city well, and there are great plans to expand the website with lots of unique information about parts of Bangkok and beyond.
Eight months on, the work load is getting out of hand, and I just don’t have the time to do everything. It started out as a hobby project, but now I am getting some interest from event organisers, and I would like to take the opportunity to grow the website further.
There’s tonnes of stuff to do, but at the moment I am focusing all of my efforts on writing and designing September’s issue of the online magazine. So I thought I would try and find some hungry go-getters who are looking to gain some experience while, at the same time, build a portfolio of work. This would also suit a retired person, looking for a hobby, who is familiar with Bangkok.
When I first started out as a copywriter, I would have jumped at a chance like this. Back then, I contacted many charities offering to write for them for free, but they already had people. So here it is: an opportunity to get your foot in the door of this project.
I can’t promise that it will be successful, or that there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. But, there is a potential for this to do well in time, and with that comes opportunities. At the very least you get to add to your CV that you worked for Noble Wordsmiths as a writer and so on, or you were Team Leader for a Bangkok project.
So if you are up to the challenge and can give up some of your spare time for a few hours a week to contribute to this project, we can turn it into a living breathing website. I can deal with all of the website development, but the external stuff is a taking a backseat while I build the site, and, of course, this is where a lot of the traffic comes from.
For instance, the blog needs re-designing and could really do with at least one post a week. Or someone can take on the task of building a mailing list and writing and designing at least one email a month. There is also the role of Social Media Manager who can make sure there is a constant presence on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram, while also building new profiles and maintaining them. And, a news correspondent that can look out for relevant news articles and post them on the website as soon as possible to help create a steady flow of traffic to the website. And loads more.
So, if you are interested in joining my virtual team; I look forward to hearing from. And who knows what may happen in the future. At the very least we can build a working relationship that can facilitate networking opportunities.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org where I can tell you more about the project, and we can then discuss what you’re interested in taking on and try out a few projects and see how they go.
Thanks for your time,
• Online Magazine Articles
• Email newsletters and mailing list
• Blog Setup and Management
• Social Media Management
• Relevant News Articles
• Help establish website features
• Contribute Thai recipes
• Answer questions based on Bangkok (consultant)
• Contribute general ideas
Some projects require immediate attention; others may be implemented over time. Ideally, I am looking for one person to handle each topic with the exception of helping to establish website features, answering questions and contributing ideas, but depending on the response this may change.
I hope we can build an online team and begin to build a network of like-minded freelancers. I will also be happy to pass on Noble Wordsmiths paid work to the team when my work load is full.
Please be aware that this may not happen overnight and may take a while before things start to get moving. I can discuss more about the project once we have established a dialogue.
I look forward to working with you in the future.
Posted 7 June 2017