Posts Tagged ‘ blogs ’

Promoting Your Work

Promoting Your Work

When you are prolific writer, it is generally more acceptable to “spread” your work out over many sites versus promoting all of it in one place.  In many case,  some work simply does not work on some sites.  Here are some additional ways of promoting your work, potentially increasing earnings.…

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Are freelancers too dependent on sites like oDesk and Elance?

Are freelancers too dependent on sites like oDesk and Elance?

One of my primary concerns going into 2014 is how dependent I’ve grown on freelance marketplaces. This includes sites like oDesk (I personally do not use Elance) and of course some of my favorite writing sites like Writer Access and Blogmutt.  The lure of having assignments there to pick and…

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Spamming continues to haunt this site

Spamming continues to haunt this site

Many of you read the post I placed last week regarding the number of attempted SPAM signups I had received in 24 hours after installing the Stop Spammers plugin. I was astounded at the time that I could possibly gain all this attention in a mere 24 hours but the…

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You can make real money online

You can make real money online

One bright note in the ongoing financial recession in the United States is the opportunity to earn money online. Since more companies are cutting back on full-time staff members to save money, they are turning more and more to outsourcing work that used to be done in house. Before you…

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Subscriber Milestones: A total head fake!

Subscriber Milestones: A total head fake!

Yesterday I was tickled to death to see I had reached 300 subscribers on my blog. Daily I am getting about 200 new views (wait until I tell you the most popular search term!) on my blog so this is exciting! Finally, after nearly four years, I’m seeing what appears…

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Who is paying for this

Who is paying for this

I am constantly baffled with the amount of spam I get on this blog and on my other blog calling out work at home scams. I average somewhere over 50 spam blog comments on a daily basis, far more than I get in real comments (which is rather disconcerting!).  …

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Stop hiding behind fake names

Stop hiding behind fake names

This is simply a rant – there is no real purpose to it except to rant!  One of the many challenges of working solely as a freelancer and working online is you are often forced to use your real name. Let’s face it, you have to provide your name for…

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Celebrate a milestone: What now

Celebrate a milestone: What now

Yesterday, I  crossed a milestone on this blog. I posted my 500th post. The very first post on this site was November of 2008. Clearly, I have not posted regularly, I’ve averaged about 10 posts a month. There is a reason that these posts are somewhat erratic. I have no…

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Cheap business owners

Cheap business owners

Just when you think you have seen everything, something happens to really make you wake up and pay attention.  Now before I get accused of not knowing my facts let me be clear about a couple of things: (A) I don’t work for low rates on freelancing sites and (B)…

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Smart Money: Time Management Tricks

Smart Money: Time Management Tricks

We need to be honest with ourselves when we are self-employed and make sure that we are making the most of the hours that we invest in our business. There are some tasks that simply do not provide a good return on our investment of time and in some cases,…

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Offering Guidance and Assistance

Offering Guidance and Assistance

Bloggers, freelancers and anyone else who owns a small business often have to wrestle with doing the right thing. In fact, it is often difficult to determine where “helping” others and offering guidance and assistance begins interfering with our paying work.  Many small business owners are very particular about how…

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Preaching to the choir

Preaching to the choir

I had some time to review some of my posts both here and on my other blog No Scam Work at Home. In the process, I decided to take a look at some of the statistics of these blogs and I have to admit to being not only stunned but…

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Creating Content for Blogs

Creating Content for Blogs

One of the challenges with having a  blog is coming up with content on a daily basis. Part of the problem may be the type of blog that you are maintaining. After all, unless you are writing “news” stories, you might find yourself at a loss for words! So just…

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Defending content writers

Defending content writers

While some people bash those who write for sites like Demand Media, Crowd Cloud and Textbroker as being “unprofessional”, I’d like to defend those who elect to use these sites to earn money.  After all, this IS about earning money and not always about the level of professionalism that is…

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Organizing your tasks

Organizing your tasks

Most of us have a “good time of day” when we seem to be fairly productive. The flip side of that is that we almost always have a time of day where no matter what, we turn into a vegetable and we can’t seem to get words to come out…

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