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How To Apply To Be a PFP Writer

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Thank you for your interest in PFP! Please read the rules below in their entirety before proceeding. 

 

Writer Application

 

  • All writers are required to be at least 18 years of age, there are no exceptions to this rule.

  • Sign-up for an account on the forums with a unique username you have not used anywhere else as a profile name, twitter handle, etc.

  • Visit the Applicant Posting Area area

  • PFP Admin strongly suggests using a PC to complete the application process. In our experience, members who use mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, etc) tend to have more typos and errors than applicants who use a PC. If you are using a mobile device, we suggest being extra diligent with proofing your posts. 

  • Create 7 unique posts.

  • Each post must be at least 25 words in length. 

  • Once complete, let us know by posting in the  "Hit My 7th" thread. This will be your 8th and final post.

 

After you have submitted your 7 posts, they will be carefully reviewed to see if we feel that you will be a good asset to our team. Afterward, we will notify you of our decision via PM. We realize that we have a lot of fun topics to post on; however, please do not create more than 7 posts total, unless specifically requested to do so. 

 

Forum Rules

  • Do not advertise or post links to outside businesses
  • No foul language
  • No "text speak" or overusing emoticons 
  • No objectionable topics such a drugs, illegal activities, sexual content, terrorism
  • Post only original content. Plagiarism will automatically disqualify you from employment.
  • Do not be rude to other applicants or PFP staff members

 

We base our decision on:

  • Your ability to follow the instructions we have provided above.
  • Grammar and spelling (this includes punctuation and proper sentence structure).
  • Content (Your posts should be informative, on topic and add to the discussion. Simple “I agree” posts are not what we are looking for.)
  • Proper English usage.
  • How well you proofread your posts before submitting.

 

Our decision is not limited to the above. There may be other factors involved as we vet all writers on an individual basis. For instance, if English is your second language, you are welcome to apply, as we pride ourselves on being an international company with writers from all over the world. However, proper English is a *must* for this job.

 

Review Process:

We review applicants Monday-Friday (EST business hours). Please be patient after submitting your posts, most times we review over a dozen applicants at once. Please allow up to 3 business days for a reply. Weekends and US national holidays, however, may take longer for us to get back with you. If you have not heard back from us in that time, you may shoot us a PM, and we will respond immediately. We apologize in advance for any delays.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

1. What is the point of this forum? Do clients actually pay for this?

This forum is called the Applicant Posting Area. The point of this forum is to get a feel for each member's writing ability, writing style, and content. It is also a way for us to see if a member can follow directions and interact positively with other forum posters. The posts you make in this area are used for the sole purpose of vetting you to be a writer here at PFP. None of the posts made in this area are used on client sites, or used for any other purpose. Client's pay us for a variety of projects including forum posting, blog commenting, social media commenting, article writing, and e-book editing. Each project is unique and requires content that is created specifically with the client needs in mind. We never recycle or copy and paste content!

 

2. Does it matter what I write about?

Your posts are only used as part of your PFP writer application, so the topics you write about are entirely up to you. We only ask that you refrain from posting about overly controversial topics. 

 

3. This was so much fun, I just want to keep posting! Is that OK?

While we recognize that it can be a lot of fun to make your trial posts here, our rules are very specific about only making 7 posts. At PFP, your ability to follow directions is as important as your ability to write.

 

 4. I am really nervous! How can I make a good impression?

The best way to make a good impression is to follow all directions, proof your work carefully, and most importantly, be yourself! If you have a casual writing style, use it! Trying to sound overly academic will not give you an advantage over another writer, especially if you do not usually write that way. Each member brings their own unique style and talent to our team, and that is what sets PFP apart from the competition.

 

Thank you for your interest in PFP. We look forward to working with you!

 

 

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