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Roses, Writing and Epiphany

Roses, Writing and Epiphany

| January 31, 2011 | 28 Comments

Something happened to me over the past year while I was busy sitting on the couch with the laptop attached to the end of my fingers.  I didn’t notice it so much until I decided to get out to smell the roses. You see, while I was busy writing, someone came by and attached 7 […]

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Help from the NJFM Community

Help from the NJFM Community

| January 26, 2011 | 16 Comments

Sometimes I get emails for help that I feel would be handled better if I share it with the NJFM community.  I like helping folks, but my experience and knowledge is limited.  Another of my favorite sayings is, “You don’t have to know the answers; you just have to know were to go to get […]

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Scratchin’ and Scrappin’

Scratchin’ and Scrappin’

| January 24, 2011 | 36 Comments

There are some occasions when I have a little too much coffee and allow my somewhat demented thoughts to be captured here at NJFM.  I’m apologizing in advance because this is one of those occasions. From Scratch I am a basic non-gimmick type of person.  I tend to like to do things from scratch.  That’s […]

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Roses and Weeds

Roses and Weeds

| January 23, 2011 | 14 Comments

I know I’m supposed to be out smelling the roses, but somehow a stinkweed was delivered to my inbox. You see, I’ve set up Google Alerts for a few of my blogs (only the ones that generate income).  In my alert it not only notifies me of my latest post, but I also get to […]

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Smelling the Roses

Smelling the Roses

| January 21, 2011 | 12 Comments

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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Another Writing Site: The Matador Network

Another Writing Site: The Matador Network

| January 14, 2011 | 4 Comments

In browsing around the Internet I came across another writing site called the Matador Network. Its tag line is “Matador Network: The World’s Largest Independent Travel Magazine.”  Sounds like this could be the right site for you if you’re a traveler and like writing about it. Basic Info on the Matador Network This site has […]

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Preparing for the Dips

Preparing for the Dips

| January 10, 2011 | 16 Comments

The longer I stick with this online freelance writing, the better I am able to prepare for the dips (This post was inspired by Ken’s recent comment). When I first started writing online, I would compare last month’s earnings to this month’s earnings to get an indication of how well I was doing. In my […]

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Which Road are You On?

Which Road are You On?

| January 8, 2011 | 21 Comments

This post was inspired by Ira’s last post, Internet Marketing and Article Writing are a Matter of Inches, where he plainly lays out the two options for internet marketers (and freelance writers). Either you quit or you continue on the road to success.  He’s absolutely correct.  There will be detours along the way, but you […]

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A Little Spreadsheet Tip

A Little Spreadsheet Tip

| January 6, 2011 | 8 Comments

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?

Could it be My Cookies?

| January 5, 2011 | 2 Comments

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 […]

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