Archive for July, 2009

An Intervention Post

An Intervention Post

| July 31, 2009 | 8 Comments

Please bear with me, but I feel it necessary to write this post. I started this blog with one goal in mind; to share my experiences in my transition from working a traditional job to being a work at home mom. I remembered what it was like having to leave my kids when they were […]

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Playing the Weekly Writing Paycheck Game

Playing the Weekly Writing Paycheck Game

| July 28, 2009 | 3 Comments

Am I the only silly one or do you guys play the paycheck game? For those of you who are not familiar with the game, the object is to constantly increase one’s weekly paycheck from month to month. Here are the rules: The first month of the freelance writer’s paycheck game is all about setup […]

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Jack of all trades, master of…

Jack of all trades, master of…

| July 26, 2009 | 2 Comments

As a freelance writer, I find that I am a jack of all trades and a master of very few. Part of becoming a successful writer is the ability to do research, digest information and spit it out in your own way with your own flair. How well one does this can be a double-edged […]

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HubPages Really Works!

HubPages Really Works!

| July 25, 2009 | 9 Comments

Yesterday I checked my Google AdSense account to find that I earned .01 from my HubPages account! To me, seeing that penny in earnings was like winning the lottery. That penny made my day! Hold on a minute. Don’t think I’ve lost my mind. You have to understand why .01 is so very important. I […]

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The Evolution of an Employee’s Dream

The Evolution of an Employee’s Dream

| July 22, 2009 | 6 Comments

Back in my days as a full-time employee, my dream was to be able to telecommute. Telecommuting meant working the same job but just doing it from home while remaining in full communication with the office. By telecommuting I could buy back some of my time, but I had to make sure to be accessible […]

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A Little Motherly Writing Advice

A Little Motherly Writing Advice

| July 20, 2009 | 5 Comments

I would be remiss if I were to constantly encourage writers to build a steam of residual income without also encouraging writers to commit to making healthy choices. The reason for the double commitment (residual income & health) is because they compliment each other. Finding a Balance It is extremely easy to become so focused […]

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Summer is Having Its Way with My Writing Schedule

Summer is Having Its Way with My Writing Schedule

| July 17, 2009 | 3 Comments

No matter how hard I try, summer is having its way with me. With the entire family home it’s been difficult to write. After experiencing this writing slump (not totally self inflicted), I realize that I have to make a few changes in my writing strategy. Next year I’ll be prepared for the summer slump. […]

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Cautiously Writing for Demand Studios

Cautiously Writing for Demand Studios

| July 7, 2009 | 25 Comments

With all of the editorial and style guide changes going on at Demand Studios, I had stopped writing for them. I felt that $15 was not enough compensation for the frustrations I was undergoing. It seemed that no two editors viewed the same article the same way and it got annoying. When things begin to […]

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Bukisa is Cleaning Up Their Act

Bukisa is Cleaning Up Their Act

| July 6, 2009 | 8 Comments

In reviewing the July, 2009 newsletter from Bukisa (I think it’s the first one I’ve ever received); I was pleased to see they were implementing a few changes. Some of the changes I really couldn’t care much about. Things like Private Messaging, widgets, banners, comments and invites don’t mean much to me. I have too […]

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