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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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What the merger of oDesk and Elance could bring – Part 1

What the merger of oDesk and Elance could bring – Part 1

Over the last few months, there has been a lot of news out of oDesk – first, they announced a strategic partnership with Kelly Services. Now, it rather baffles me that a company like Kelly wouldn’t have their own online services offering, given the company is more than 50 years old…

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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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Content mills or private clients

Content mills or private clients

There is no doubt that most freelance writers would prefer to work for private clients rather than spending their days working at content mills. Regardless of how well you are treated, how good the pay is and how responsive the site is, most freelancers will do far better with private…

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Defending the indefensible

Defending the indefensible

As many of you know when I am researching work at home scams, I tend to review numerous sites including the Better Business Bureau, RipOff Report (often unreliable) and various blogs. Ironically, you don’t often see people defending the company that is in question and if you do, it is…

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September did improve but still needs work!

September did improve but still needs work!

Early in September I complained about how far off my goals I was and indicated I needed to get back online. Well, getting back to work is not as easy as saying you are going to do it but, I did make an effort if nothing else. It is important…

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Self-Employment: A dose of reality Part II

Self-Employment: A dose of reality Part II

After reading a really misinformed article about the “joys” of self-employment” I felt that I really needed to respond. As I started my rant, it quickly became apparent that there was no way I could finish this in one blog post because the level of stupidity that greeted me was…

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Self-Employment: A dose of reality Part I

Self-Employment: A dose of reality Part I

As a means of keeping up with what other people are writing about the trials and tribulations of being self-employed, I often read other blogs, articles and various tidbits – especially if they offer tips. Let’s face it, we could all use some guidance. However, every now and again, I…

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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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April 2013: Goals attained and missed

April 2013: Goals attained and missed

In my ongoing determination to keep up with goals I set, based on the original January goals I am not doing so hot but remember, I did change these goals in early April. So, with that said, let’s see how well April worked out. In fairness, I should disclose I…

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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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Content Mills: Like it or not they are valuable

Content Mills: Like it or not they are valuable

I recently read a very well written blog post from a freelance writer who made the argument that freelancers should not start off their careers using a content mill. The theory is these sites encourage poor writing, encourage writers to accept lower rates of pay and stunt the growth of…

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Update: Microsoft Support

Update: Microsoft Support

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a purchase of Windows 8 and complained about a vendor that really gave me a problem.  However, I do want to follow up on this post because something really remarkable happened. After this post I went back and read the forum where…

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My own worst enemy

My own worst enemy

You know there are sometimes you cannot help but shoot yourself in the foot. I’m particularly good at that and tend to be my own worst enemy. Remember when I wrote the post on setting goals for 2013? I made this observation early in the post Finally I got around…

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An Update on Textbroker

An Update on Textbroker

I have to admit that I’ve been a bit skeptical about Textbroker because too often, I feel that the ratings by the editors (or whoever does them) is far too subjective.  While I am well aware of my propensity to either over or under use commas, I feel that for…

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