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Freelance Writing and Rainy Days

I tried searching NJFM for the term “rainy day” and realized the only place the term showed up was on page 15 in my ebook “So You Want to Become a Freelance Writer.” Since I didn’t write about it here on NJFM I feel I need to talk about it now. Writing and Rain If [...]


Out of Communication for a Bit

I was one of the fortunate folks to have been hit by the recent early winter storm. As a result, I’m in the dark. Our generator pull string decided to give up the ghost so we’re really in the dark. No power, no Internet, no hot water…life is good! I’m thankful for our  gym membership [...]


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 [...]


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. [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Hyper Sensitivity and Point of View

This post is sort of a rant, but I guess it’s more of a commentary on the sad state of our hypersensitivity. I received an email today from someone who read one of my older articles. This person apparently took exception to the fact that I used the words “darn it.”   The article is [...]


Help from the NJFM Community

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 [...]