Archive for September 2007

On ‘SCORE Radio’: Matador Travel’s Ross Borden explores the world of freelance travel writing

September 11, 2007

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Some episodes of SCORE Radio: Counselors to America’s Small Business emulate Star Trek. They go where no SCORE Radio episode has gone before, and take listeners with them. Tomorrow’s show is an example.

  • ITINERARY: Matador Travel’s co-founder, Ross Borden, explores the world of freelance travel writing with call-in guests and yours truly.  [ASIDE: I’m an avid traveler and former Let’s Go! travel guides editor.] 
  • SCHEDULE: Beam us up at 11:30 AM to noon, Eastern Time.
  • DESTINATION/LOGISTICS: Tune to New York Radio WVOX 1460 AM or listen live online at www.WVOX.com to lend us your ear. Or phone the call-in line  – (01) 914-636-0110 – to hear and share. 
  • WHAT TO BRING: You, just tune in. I’ve packed a bag o’ traveling tunes for the occasion. I invite you to listen, and to share your favorite road songs in the comments here and at Matador Travel.

You may be wondering: “What’s Matador Travel?” and “What’s the connection between small business and travel writing?”  I’m glad you asked.

Matador Travel (tag line: “Connecting Passionate Travelers”) self-describes as a “vibrant community for people interested in travel, music and art, writing and photography, sports, and positive global development.” A review at Vagablogging reveals, Matador “aspires to be the “Craigslist for Travelers.”

In fact, Matador’s new york craigslist>manhattan>writing gigs advertisement inspired tomorrow’s show.

Professional and aspiring TRAVEL WRITERS: Paid assignments



Reply to: gigs-398753920@craigslist.org
Date: 2007-08-16, 5:36PM EDT

Matador Travel is an online community for travelers and writers. We just launched the Bounty Board–a free resource for both editors and freelance writers. Over the last couple days, professional and aspiring travel writers from across the globe have been taking down up our paid travel writing assignments. There will be new assignments posted every week. Check it out!

Bounty Board

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On Matador you can also open a free account and submit a Writer Bio. Some of our users have recently landed big freelance writing and production jobs with funded projects after being discovered on Matador. Check it out.###

Therein lies the connection between small business and travel writing. Hired guns pens can make extra cash, underwrite trips, get exposure, and expand opportunities for themselves and their businesses.

The Bounty Board is one of a boatload of resources Matador Travel offers to freelance writers and other stakeholders, such as NGOs. Moreover, Matador Travel’s scope is rapidly expanding. Tomorrow’s radio show will scoop the latest developments, such the launch of last night’s edition of Traverse Magazine (tag line: Inspiring World Travel).

Come join us.

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