Same Blog-New Place
Friday, May 28, 2010
Labels: Daily Crazy
Thursday, May 27, 2010
As many of you know, I've decided to write online content and see where it takes me. I have a goal to reach 1500 articles. It sounds like a lot, but when you enjoy writing, it can be quite fun. My first site that I started at was Examiner.com. Examiner pays you for page views, quality of audience, and you get bonus local pay per article that involves your city.
I'm the Davenport Child Care Examiner, and now the Davenport Frugal Living Examiner. Writing on there has been okay. I haven't had a payout yet, but I think I made the payout amount (they don't include local bonus pay on your file) for next payment date. Their pay isn't the greatest. At first, I worked my butt off and wrote 45 articles in like two weeks, but after not seeing very much pay from them, even though I was a top examiner for our city, I'm not going to invest too much time and energy on that site. I really haven't promoted them very much either, so that may be the problem. Here are some of my articles over there:
Free Memorial Day Ideas and Coloring Sheets, Games and Patriotic Printables
Kid-Friendly Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Daycare Providers
Lately, I've been focusing on my Associated Content work. They pay per page views and have upfront pay option (plus performance pay). I have 29 articles over there and am just about ready to turn over to Clout 4-they have a "clout level" that's 1 though 10. The higher Clout level you are, the more pay per performance and higher pay for assignments. I've read articles on there about reaching Clout 7 in 6 months, so I must not be doing too bad if I'm already at 4 in a little over a month! Do you write poetry or short stories? Why not get paid for them? Associated Content even has a category for these topics! Just think, you write them anyway, why not get paid for all the page views you get for them?
Associated Content has been the most profitable for me so far. I have been accepting assignments and getting paid for them and turning in articles for upfront pay, which haven't been too bad offers! Here are some of my high page view articles:
How to Lose Weight Without Going on a Diet
How to Plan a Graduation Party: Five Questions to Ask Yourself First
Getting Rid of Ants Naturally with Home Remedies
I was also accepted at Demand Studios. This place scares me (lol). They are very strict-which they should be-and I've been afraid of getting yelled by them. You need to find three assignments before moving to the next level, I do believe. They pay an upfront payment, but the pay for articles run between $15-$20. Not bad in article world. A good place to get advice on your writing from editors, but they will kick you out if you continually write badly. Ouch!
My last place is Hubpages, but I haven't worked with my hubs too much yet. I do have plans, but haven't had time yet. My hubs that I have so far are these:
How to plan an eco-friendly wedding
How to save money on your wedding flowers
Do you have to be an experienced writer to write content? No. If you write fairly well, you could do it. Especially with Associated Content. I've seen some writers with even poor writing skills have high page views. Now, I'm not saying that you could write like crap and still make it. These people probably don't get upfront offers, because they are strict about the quality of articles. I have tested them to see how they rate and received lower offers on some articles because it didn't meet their guidelines.
Have I got your curiosity going? If you are thinking of joining any of these sites, I would appreciate you using my referral links below. Seriously, this IS a lot of fun!
If you join before May 31st and submit an article before then, you get entered in their drawing for an iPad! Plus, they offer you high upfront bonuses your first couple of weeks there to get you motivated to write.
Write for Examiner.com
Please use my id number for referral: 43610
Tips on saving money on your wedding cake
Hubpages referral link.
Ok, now go sign up and have fun with it!
Labels: freelance writing
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
When did you start blogging and what made you decide to blog?
What kind of blog do you have?
Do you make money from your blog?
What do you do to network/promote your blog to bring in readers?
How do you balance blogging and family?
How frequently do you post?
Do you own a business and blog about your business?
What do you recommend to blog about?
Have your readers influenced you in any way?
Has blogging changed your life in any way?
Who are your favorite bloggers?
What is your blogging style?
What do you do when you get writer's block?
Do you have any advice for newbie bloggers?
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
My youngest, Emily, has been going through a "phase" lately, where she just wants to wear her swimming suit everyday. I'm not sure if she is trying to send a positive vibe out into the air to remind Mother Nature that yes, it is May, and we should be experiencing warm swimming weather by now. If that is the case, then we're all wearing our swimming suits to church on Sunday.
The other day she was wearing her one piece and had to go to the bathroom. She wanted to let me know that she was going to have to take off her suit to go because it didn't have an opening. I told her that was how my swimsuit worked too.
She looked at me and said, "You don't have a swimsuit, silly."
"Oh, but I do," I replied. "I just haven't been seen in it since 1999."
Emily looked at me and then casually stated, "Mom, you can't wear a swimsuit-you're an old lady."
No Christmas presents for this kid.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
If you haven't visited this online community, you should go do so. BellaOnline is a great resource to learn about just about anything. They cover just about every topic from photography to health and fitness.
Bella Online offers training and support for all their writers to make sure that they are able to provide great content for us to read. In fact, hopefully I will find out, since I'm applying for the stepparent column.
I found this out by reading their About Me page:
We are the 2nd largest women's website on the internet, behind iVillage (owned by NBC). We do this all without paying for marketing, without having a big office or big budget. We run as leanly as we can so that we can benefit as many charities as possible.
How cool is that?
They get 2 million page views per month, so they must be doing something right! This community is ran solely by women, which is very cool. I hate those sites that claim to be all about women, but ran by men.
So, go visit this awesome community and learn about something new or find how to fix that family issue.
Oh, and tell them how much it would benefit them to have me as a writer there! ;)
Article of the day:
Monday, May 17, 2010
Nope. No presents for this little guy.
And, if you believe that...
I've got some swamp land in Florida I want to sell ya.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Sorry that I've been a bad blogger lately. Life is getting out of control for me and it seems like there are not enough time in the day to get everything done and to have a life too. With my writing gigs, my sister being in town, promoting my book, and I have to say it...
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
What does wanting, thinking and feeling have in common when it comes to accomplishment, well they are all linked to how much or little success you will allow for yourself.
Wanting, well wanting is the root of desire and it is good. Wanting is about growth and expansion we should all be wanting more or better. Don’t minimize your “wants” they are creative gifts for your growth and the seed to your accomplishments. Creativity begins with desire; allow your desire to manifest themselves by honoring your wants!
Thinking, thoughts are things I am sure you have heard that before. Yes your thoughts become your belief, and your beliefs are the foundation for your results. So basically you can have all the right tools (education, training) but if your belief about your ability is not good you will most likely never achieve the level of success as someone would with only that, a grand belief of their ability to do anything. So make sure you belief are in alignment with your desires, meaning whatever it is that you want make sure you believe you can have it.
Feeling, feeling is the attraction, like in the law of attraction. This is the magnet that will pull all that you need in order to achieve your goals that will lead to your success. How you feel about what you want, let me give you an example if you want wealth but you believe wealthy people are bad you will not be successful at accomplishing what you desire. You must feel good about what you want, you want that job and it feels great just thinking of getting it.
Can you see the difference?
I wish you success with your accomplishments.
Manon Leroux, Founder of The Passive Income Queen Blog. A Blog Serving Work from Home Moms to Attract More with Losing their Sanity!
Labels: guest blogger
Monday, May 10, 2010
Labels: freelance writing
Friday, May 7, 2010
THIS made it all worth while.
Thank-you, Leo Kelly. You made my night.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Have you heard of National Moms Nite Out campaign that is tomorrow? It's supposed to be the ultimate mom night out celebration. One of it's sponsors is Simon Malls and they are having events across the country in their malls. My mall, Northpark Mall, is having a party from 4-8pm and I'm so there!
Pizza Hut wanted to get in all the action and sent some moms a $25 gift card to take care of supper for tomorrow. Guess what? I was one of the lucky ones! Isn't it great how this whole mom blogging thing has allowed us do fun things and connect with the "big guys" corporations?
So, I'm ordering pizza for the kids and I'm going to see some local bloggers and moms and going to try to win some neat prizes. Oh yeah, if you go to their site, you can enter to win my book! Hurry though, I think it's over by tomorrow!
I'll be bringing my camera to catch some action! Maybe I'll see you there!
Mother's Day Craft Ideas.
Are you looking for ideas for Mom? A craft project may just be the thing!
Looking for Cinco de Mayo party ideas?
Monday, May 3, 2010
He played in the play house.
He played with the toy cars.
He ate chocolate.
And he brightened Nana's day!