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Sneak Peek at Tidbits

The More Things Change…

…the more they stay the same. I’m having a full-circle moment. Many moons ago I created my online playground, Tidbits and Stuff. You guys know the story. It was a hand-coded site, then a WordPress site, then a Joomla site and now…I’m converting it back to a WordPress site. I expect the process to take […]

The Slower, Less Traveled Road

The Slower, Less Traveled Road

When I look at my online writing career, I realize I could have earned a lot more money and reached my financial goals a lot faster. My slow, steady and maybe antiquated method for earning money isn’t the most popular route to travel. The Road I Took I started out on the more frequently traveled […]

NaturallySpeaking Voice Recognition Software

Disable Twitter/Facebook Posting in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Sometimes I like to use NaturallySpeaking voice recognition software to write my posts, articles or even my e-books. I started using voice recognition software a few years ago and haven’t quite mastered it yet. I decided to use it more so it could help me in my flurry of new writing activity. NaturallySpeaking 11.5 The […]

Out of the Box Thinking

High Tech Brain Storming Tools

I wanted to share with you some of the high-tech tools I use when I have a brainstorming session. Since I am taking a new direction in my online writing, I find that brainstorming is something that I do almost on a daily basis. Once my path is set, I’ll brainstorm less often, but there’s […]

Under Construction

Heading in a New Direction

When I originally created No Job for Mom I created it as a brain dump. I knew that it would be one central place where I can jot down things that I’ve learned and not have to worry about where to find it later. These next few posts will be what I consider brain dumps. […]

Not Feeling It

Not Feeling It

Something pretty interesting has been happening with me. Every time I sit down to the computer to write, I don’t. What I end up doing is searching the Internet on subjects far removed from writing (like non-genetically modified foods and transitioning to a whole food diet). Going with the Flow In addition to my monetary […]


Earning Residual Income as a Freelance Writer is Like Dancing

Good dancers are light on their feet. They must be able to quickly and gracefully shift their weight from one foot to the other along with the music. Really good dancers have fluid hand and body movements that accompany their footwork. One thing about a good dancer is that you know one when you see […]

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 […]


LeechBlock for Online Time Efficiency

I’m reading the 4 Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss for the second time.  If you haven’t read it yet, I suggest you borrow it from your local library (as I’ve done) or purchase a copy.  I’ve borrowed it twice from the library and think it’s time for me to purchase my own copy. What I […]

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 […]


Why NJFM Will Always be a Blog for Beginners

This blog gives beginners a glimpse into one person’s online writing journey. It is not a how to blog or a must follow blog. It’s just a blog chronicling my successes, failures and ideas. Why for Beginners I say it’s a blog for beginners because beginners usually lack confidence, have a lot of questions and […]

Flip Side

The Other Side of the Writing Coin

I finally got around to putting my specs together in order to hire a few Textbroker writers to write some content for me. It was an interesting experience. The one thing I did learn about this experience is that I am a freelance writer. As a freelance writer I find it difficult to hire other […]

Smelling the Roses

Smelling the Roses

I think I need to take a little time to smell the roses.  Over the past four years I’ve spent quite a bit of time writing on line.  I’ve spent quite a bit of time wasting my time online too.  It just seems that I always have a computer attached to the end of my […]

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A Little Spreadsheet Tip

There are a few things I do with the Income/Article Spreadsheet that might help to make your day easier.  For you folks who are spreadsheet junkies, you can skip this post because I’m not going to talk about anything new or earth shattering, just something that I do to make my life easier. Column Headings […]

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Could it be My Cookies?

I need a little help from you guys. When I first uploaded the Income/Article Tracking Spreadsheet, I realized that I had forgotten to insert the auto update feature for the column headings for each month.  In other words, if you change the column headings in January, it was supposed to auto update the headings for […]