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Open Post for Demand Studio Editors

Open Post for Demand Studio Editors

Recently I was contacted by a writer for a rather popular magazine and was interviewed about my experience with Demand Studios. I won’t mention the magazine as I’m not sure if my comments will be included in the final piece (If it is, I’ll post the link here). The interview gave me the idea for […]

Slow and Steady Wins the Suite Race

Slow and Steady Wins the Suite Race

Sometimes you don’t realize you have a treasure until someone inquires about it. The other day one of my readers asked about whether or not it was worth writing for Suite 101. Her question was more about time than money. Most folks want guaranteed payment up front for their hard work. Not to sound like […]

When Will They Ever Listen?

When Will They Ever Listen?

The other day as I was picking up after my kids and having a mental fuss fest in my head. I was wondering when will they ever listen?  I try to impart information and wisdom to my kids to help them grow into responsible successful individuals.  I wonder sometimes if my efforts are all in […]

Using Google Analytics

Using Google Analytics

I’m sooo confused. Some time ago I added Google Analytics code on a few of my sites to get a better feel statistically on how they’re actually doing.  Being the statistic watcher that I am, I thought “What the heck.  It couldn’t hurt.”  Well, no I don’t think it hurts, but it does confuse. There […]

Niche Sites, Keywords and Marketing

Niche Sites, Keywords and Marketing

Since I’m in the process of creating a niche website, I thought I would try to do it right this time. I’m happy to say that I’ve been able to earn money when I didn’t know what I was doing, now I’m going to try to take my time and do it right this go […]

Brand Your Blog with a Favicon

Brand Your Blog with a Favicon

Favicons are those cute little icons that are displayed next to a webpage’s URL, bookmark or internet browser tab. It helps you to brand your website or blog. After all, most folks are familiar with the white B with the orange background. I don’t even have to mention the owner of the favicon, everyone knows […]

And the Sourpuss Award Goes to...

And the Sourpuss Award Goes to…

I’ve been challenging myself to find articles everywhere. Whether I’m in the grocery store, walking around the lake or spending family time, everything and everyone is a potential article or blog post. Imagine my surprise when unsolicited material for this blog landed in my lap. I couldn’t believe it. I’ve gotta share this one with […]

What is Alexa and Why Should I Care?

What is Alexa and Why Should I Care?

There appears to be two rating systems that have clout on the internet.  There are probably more, but these two keep popping up every time I look at revenue generating sources.  They are Google page rank and Alexa ranking. Google Most folks know about Google.  The more traffic Google sends your way, the higher your […]

NaturallySpeaking vs. Vista Speech Recognition

NaturallySpeaking vs. Vista Speech Recognition

If you have already upgraded your system to Windows Vista, then you’re in possession of a valuable freelance writing tool.  As you know, I recently purchased a new laptop equipped with Windows Vista.  While I’m proving not to be a huge fan of Windows Vista, I must admit that I think I’m smitten with their […]

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Photo Credit: Tina Fey & her daughter in an ad for American Express

Online Writing - The Ultimate Reality Show

Online Writing – The Ultimate Reality Show

Let’s compare online writing to the reality TV shows, American Idol or Britain’s Got Talent, Australia’s Next Top Model.  Most folks, whether or not you want to admit to watching these shows, are familiar with them.  Well, rather than think about the singing or modeling contestants, think about your writing. In the Beginning These shows […]

Infolinks Inline Text Ads

Infolinks Inline Text Ads

Thanks to Bruno’s comment on my  AdBrite vs. Kontera Update post, I signed up to become an Infolinks publisher on May 4th and was notified that my site was approved on May 5th. The integration of the code was quick and easy.  They call it the 1 minute installation and I think they overestimated the […]

eHow and the Minimum Wage

eHow and the Minimum Wage

My eHow articles have finally surpassed the minimum wage mark.  According to the Department of Labor , the current minimum wage is $6.55 an hour (this number will increase to $7.25 an hour effective 7/24/09) and I’ve finally surpassed that number with my eHow articles. Here’s How I Figure It It takes me about ½ […]

New Month - New Writing Goals

New Month – New Writing Goals

Happy May 1st!  It’s the beginning of another month and a beginning of new goals.  Each month I list my article writing goals on my income tracking sheet. I list sites that I write for, how many articles I anticipate writing during the month and as I write them I log them on the sheet.  […]