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Writing 500 Words A Day

500 Words a Day

Writing 500 words a day, what a concept!  It’s been around forever and I’m just getting on the bandwagon!  Thank you, Hope Clark, over at Funds for Writers.  I don’t always read newsletters that end up in my inbox, but in Hope’s January 5, 2018, Message from Editor she states, “I begin writing Sunday – [...]


Not My Intention for NJFM

Strong Moms

Warning: Minor political rant! This is not what I had in mind when I chose the title  “No Job for Mom” for this blog. Below is a snippet of an article that appeared yesterday on the Emirates 24/7 News website. It doesn’t need much of an introduction: Mayor no job for mom: Berlusconi Sexism row [...]


If I Had Half a Brain I’d Quit

It just goes to show how far a person can go with less than half a brain! I’m still in the process of placing my Suite articles on a few of my blogs.  During this process I decided to update some of my income charts.  I had stopped updating several of my charts because it [...]


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 [...]


No Online Writing Regrets

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve written a post on writing. It may be a while before I write another one, but I wanted to share this thought. A long time ago when I started writing online I heard folks say it wasn’t worth it. The thought of spending untold hours writing online for [...]


Strength when Facing Adversity

One of the positive features of owning No Job for Mom is that I’ve come across a nice group of people. I’ve received comments from readers about how I’ve inspired them. What they don’t realize is that I get just as much inspiration from my readers. I was recently very inspired by a community member [...]


Happy New Year!

I tried my best to stay away from the computer during the holiday season. I was marginally successful. Anyway, it’s a new year and many of us are back with lofty goals. My goals for this year aren’t too lofty. I want to increase my income without increasing my workload. I want a sustainable writing [...]


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 [...]


What a Difference a Few Years Make

I’ve made reference on this blog before to my electronic journal. I started journaling in August of 2001. I use an old software called Adobe FrameMaker (version 6). It was the same software I used in my tech writing days. My journal is now over 1,100 pages. Back when I first started journaling I used [...]


Something Different this Morning

I know, my last post mentioned that this post would be about maximizing blogs, but I got side tracked (this happens when I have too much coffee). I decided to try something a little different this morning. [audio:https://www.nojobformom.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Too-Much-Coffee.mp3|titles=Too Much Coffee] (I was pacing a little too much when I recorded this because I periodically walked [...]