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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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Heat Wave

Extreme Heat and the Freelance Writer

The longer I work as an online freelance writer the more perks I find. Many of us are living through a pretty intense heat wave right now. I’m probably one of the few people that is thoroughly enjoying it. I’ve always had a preference for heat as opposed to cold. The only time the heat […]

Going Backwards

Backing Up a Bit

I realized that my last post might be a bit discouraging to a newbie.  I feel I need to back it up a bit for folks who don’t know my story. My last post talks about my shock and weak-kneed reaction to earning over $100 in one day with Google AdSense. What some of you […]

Letting Go

Letting Go of Yesterday to Make Room for Tomorrow

With my new online writing strategy I decided to go through my existing blogs, my computer hard drive, my hosting account, databases and anything else that’s related to earning money online and clean out the deadwood. Because I’ve created and discontinued so many blogs, my HostGator account had quite a few unused databases so I […]

Steps to Success

Small Steps to Success

A long time ago I wanted to work from home. So now I do. After I worked from home I realized that I didn’t like the job-like feeling of writing for up-front paying sites, so now I write mainly for sites that pay on the residual model. I then realized I preferred creating my own […]

Good Old Days

Looking at Things Differently

In the good ol’ days (pre-panda and pre-WCP closure), I used to write articles based on what I was doing. When I was reformatting my computer and ran into a problem, I’d find the solution and write an article about it. When I figured out how and when to transplant a hydrangea bush, I’d write […]

Panda and the Lottery

Panda and the Lottery

When I stop to think about things, I think of Panda much the same as I feel about the lottery. Personally, I don’t play the lottery, but I’ve watched documentaries on TV about lottery winners. The sad fact is that so many of the lottery winners who were barely making ends meet before winning the […]

5th Ave

Online Writing: Do You

With the kids on spring break, my daughter and I (along with her best friend and her best friend’s mom) took a trip to the city. I call it “The City” because I’m a born and raised Bronx gal. We call Manhattan, “The City.” If you’re a New Yorker, the city needs no further defining. […]

Floppy Disc by Sundeip Arora

Is No Job for Mom Obsolete?

After Panda gave a swipe at the content farms with his chubby little paw, I had to stop and wonder, “Is NJFM obsolete?”  After all, this blog is heavily based on earning money as a freelance writer through residual sources. If you look under the Opportunities section, you’ll find a host of sites that utilize […]

Knee Jerk Reaction

Decision Makers: Knee, Brain or Gut

The recent changes in the Google algorithm has made me realize how much I’ve matured over the years as an individual and a writer. My decision making process and response to unexpected situations has evolved. The Knee When I was much younger (and a newbie writer), and the unexpected happened, I would react in a […]

Content Farm

It’s Not What You’ve Lost, It’s What You’ve Learned

I subscribe to the Brian Tracy quote of the day email, and I received this quote the day after the Google smack down. I thought it was appropriate. “Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.” – Robert Schuller, Clergyman While my Suite earnings took a beating, I’m still […]

Residual Earnings Graph

Freelance Writing, My Fourth Year

In my four years of online writing I learned a lot about freelance writing but I also learned a lot about myself.  Actually, I think I learned more about myself than I did about freelance writing. Freelance Writing My fourth year was met with a bit of burnout.  I wasn’t totally burnt out to the […]

Online Writing: Year 3

Freelance Writing: Year # 3

The third year of online writing was an interesting year (here are the links to year 1 and year 2 in case you missed the posts).  I earned money from the following venues: Suite 101 (that was my best year…it has been down hill ever since) eHow Bukisa Today.com (until April when they kicked me […]