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80-20 Blackboard

The Pareto Principle is Alive and Well

Since we were in the house this weekend due to hurricane Irene, I got a chance to run a few numbers. Actually, running is the wrong word to use. I slowly and carefully raised my exhausted index finger to left mouse click on the Excel spreadsheet to quietly examine my numbers. You see, I needed […]

Abundance vs. Scarcity

The Attitude of Abundance vs. Scarcity

This post was inspired by Michael’s (Demand Studio Review) comment. His comment was regarding something I had written about the eHow writer’s compensation program closure. He had inquired as to why I did not take my eHow articles and place them on a newly created website to earn residual income off of the 300 or […]

Piggy Bank

It Takes Money to Make Money…Sort Of

It actually takes currency to make money. It’s up to you to determine your currency. I sometimes roam around the Internet reading how some bloggers/writers built their online empire (well not empire, but you know what I mean). Some people create sites, hire writers and earn money. Others purchase memberships to sites that help them […]

Blogger

How Many Bloggers Do You Know?

In your offline world, how many bloggers do you know? This question popped into my mind the other day as I was running. I set up my first site in 1999 (as pitiful as it looked) and didn’t get started blogging until 2008. When I earned my first 63 cents back in 2006, I didn’t […]

Mom at Work

I Work All the Time…When Will I Get a Break?

Oh man, I remember when I first realized I could earn money as an online writer, I felt like I worked all the time. I’d get up early and write before the kids woke up. Once I got them up, ready for school and successfully on the school bus, I’d go back to work. Sometimes […]

What a Difference a Year Makes

What a Difference a Year Makes

I normally don’t post proof of my income. I don’t really think it’s necessary because you guys know that I shoot from the hip and tell you like it is. However, I think that showing you a screen clip of my earnings will help you see what making a few adjustments can do. Below I’m […]

Problem or Solution: Where is Your Focus?

Problem or Solution: Where is Your Focus?

I’m a big fan of Brian Tracy. For those of you not familiar with him he is a motivational speaker and a successful businessman. I was introduced to his teaching several years ago by my husband. My husband, at one point in his career, was involved in sales and Brian Tracy was an integral part […]

Infolinks Guest Post

Guest Post

It’s very rare that I do guest posts, but when Tammy from Infolinks asked me to write one and share my experience with Infolinks, I couldn’t resist. Since it’s Friday (and you shouldn’t have to work hard on a Friday), take a few minutes to check out the guest post The Joys and Pitfalls of […]

500 Dollar Bill

4 ½ Years and 500 Posts to Achieve One Goal

It took 4 ½ years (I left my last part-time job on February 9, 2007 and today is August 4, 2011) and 500 posts later for me to reach one of my goals. Shortly after taking on line writing seriously one of my early dreams was to become self sufficient. In other words I wanted […]

email

In Response to an Email

This post is inspired by e-mail I received from one of my readers. This reader is familiar with online writing in that he has earned money writing for sites that pay up front. Now he’s looking to increase his residual income stream (smart move). The reader was interested in my opinion on content sites post […]

Earnings

Oh that Elusive 63 Cents – July Earnings

Just last night I looked at my numbers and mentioned to my hubby that I was 63 cents shy of reaching $2,600 for the month. When I said it we both laughed because we both remembered when 63 cents was my entire monthly haul. In April of 2006 I earned $.63. It was my first […]