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For creative professionals, working remotely didn’t seem like an option before the Pandemic, but there are hundreds of businesses, activists and individual artists around the world that are hiring specialists for jobs big and small.
Rich Samuels is an Emmy award-winning media pro with over 20 years of experience in writing and/or editing nonfiction programming, including short and long-form documentaries, corporate, educational videos, and news features. Media industry recognition includes three Los Angeles Emmy Awards as producer and additional Emmy nominations for documentary and news work. He’s currently working on his fifth young adult novel, Simon’s Last Stand. In recent years, Samuels has found a lucrative second income working remotely as a writer on Fiverr and Upwork, serving corporate and individual clients everywhere from the US and Canada to Australia and Ghana.
For 13 years, Amber Petty was a professional actor in New York and Los Angeles. She performed for years at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, traveled the world with Baby Wants Candy, and auditioned for commercials that told her to "react to the talking scale, but keep it really natural." Growing tired of bizarro side jobs (like telemarketing for the opera and dressing like a banana for Jamba Juice), Amber started writing freelance blogs and articles. Five years later, she's left acting behind, writes for a living (for places like MTV, IFC, Bésame Cosmetics, Thrillist, Greatist, Parade, Bustle, Snooki's blog), and helps actors find side jobs they don't hate.
Check out her coaching and classes at AmberPetty.com!
Brandon F. Johnson is a Screenwriter & Author from Chicago. Working in concept development alongside Executive Producers in film and television, brands and companies leveraging eclectic entertainment-focused endeavors, Brandon helps numerous entities align their growth goals with innovative audience experiences and storytelling strategies.
Over the last five years on Fiverr, Brandon has cultivated a Fiverr PRO profile that helps diverse and inclusive voices from all over the world shape their stories and develop original, unique ideas that feel genuine and authentic across a wealth of mediums.
As our culture moves closer to a ubiquitous level of pervasive cinematic entertainment, Brandon’s goal is to help ideas from unique voices create more room to grow and prosper.
Cleo Kirkland has worked as a SEO & Organic marketing consultant for over 10 years, working with companies like TaskRabbit, Nurx, RealSelf, TheBlaze, and Cheapoair scale and launch their SEO campaigns. He is also a Fiverr learn instructor on SEO, and teaches a course called SEO Fundamentals: The Ultimate Framework.
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