Back at the keyboard

OK,so my 2 years of job experience has taught me a few things,most prominently that I’m not cut out to be the mom that works 50+ hours outside the house with little chance of building real wealth or independence.

About a month ago,I set off on a vacation with my kids. I [...]

How to FOCUS on work when you have kids in the room

OK,so in the past my solution to working from home in spite of the fact that I have children was to lock myself in the bedroom and beg,bribe or otherwise encourage (mostly begging) them to leave me alone until this one task is complete. There’s never been a soundproof room in any of [...]

Pet Peeve About my Fellow Writers

Is it ethical to use my own website to complain about people who might be readers? I say “Yes,as long as it’s constructive.”I also think I might have just quoted myself in real-time for the first time ever. Do people do that? I guess I do. So here’s the thing:

Stop Wasting [...]

Back to life,back to reality….

 

Remember that song? It’s been stuck in my head ever since I made the decision to come back to internet writing professionally. I started this site in 2008 and at that time,I was supporting my family of 8 with the revenue I made from write-for-cash sites,revenue sharing sites,content mills [...]

Why you should never go to Amazon.com

A boycott of Amazon- she must be kidding,right? Relax- I wasn’t calling for a boycott,I was just asking you to never simply type Amazon.com into your browser,that’s all. Whether you’re spending $5 or $500- somewhere there’s a work-at-home mom who could conceivably make a few pennies from the sale. My Amazon.com earnings [...]

Speaking in Public:getting started as a public speaker

The title of Speak and Grow Rich always made me think that there must be an easier way to make money selling words. With public speaking,you don’t even have to write them down,right?

I think I’m pretty funny in my head while I’m washing dishes;thinking compelling thoughts in a mental narrative that [...]

note to self:never publish this

I keep a page with this title on each one of my sites,saved as a draft or password protected. I use it as a general “things to do next”and a place to document the invisible work I’ve done on the site. It’s amazing that I can remember what each of my six kids [...]

Expert Advice for Digital Photography Business

Elizabeth Halford,of Digital Photography School,did an excellent job of sharing some of the ways she makes money as a freelance photographer. She said people are often surprised to discover she’s working 40 hours a week,since she has her days free to spend however she wishes. Simply put,she works in the evening. [...]

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How to Access Clipboard History

It’s my own fault:I should be writing in a word processing program,instead of directly into the edit box at Suite101. In my defense,I was out of the habit for a while because their interface didn’t support the Chrome browser. So instead of using Internet Explorer or Firefox,[...]

Writing Process for webwriters

On writer’s message boards,occasionally someone new will ask seasoned writers about our process. What steps do we go through in the writing process,to write fast web copy that (hopefully) doesn’t suck?

The process that works for me is so different from what I’m being asked to do in school (did I mention I’m [...]