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ICS – Idea Capture Spreadsheet

As promised, I’m uploading my Idea Capture Spreadsheet. As the spreadsheet title indicates, I use it to capture my ideas so I won’t forget them. On my personal copy of the spreadsheet, I’ve listed all of my websites and ebook titles. I’ve also inserted hyperlinks to the specific websites and documents. It makes it easier [...]


Necessary Tools for Writing

One way to earn money as an online writer is to promote products and services. Because I tend not to buy into the main stream purchasing habits, there are very few products or services that I endorse. That being said, I’m going to make a list of products I’ve endorsed in the past (and still [...]



Over the past few days I noticed my Google earnings had dropped significantly. I couldn’t figure out why the drop, but I know the Internet is a fickle beast so I didn’t lose much sleep over it. Knowing that I can’t control Google, I continued on doing what I do, playing around behind the scenes [...]


Shout out to Crystal Clear Edits

I wanted to give a shout out to Crystal and her new website Crystal Clear Edits. Crystal is a valuable member of the NJFM community. She poses great questions, offers encouragement and provides information that has helped many of NJFM’s readers. She recently unveiled her new website Crystal Clear Edits. You see, Crystal has this [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


NJFM Income/Article Tracking Spreadsheet

You all know that I’m a numbers junkie and I track a host of stats when it comes to my online writing. My stats are helping me to determine what and where to write in 2011 (I’ll get into more detail about that in a later post).  In the meanwhile, I’d like to share a [...]