Important WordPress Plugins for Paid Blogging

I’ve been having a lot of fun making easy money with Blogsvertise,a paid blogging site. It’s easy to register,then add all of your URLS into their system,so advertisers can make you offers. Sometimes they want links,sometimes they want to post poorly written “guest blog”entries. Honestly,I don’t care what they [...]

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 [...]

10 signs that the Internet hates you

What- did I really just say that? The entire internet itself can’t hate someone,and why would it pick on little old me? Please,say it ain’t so.

It might be…If you’re not ‘feeling the love”from the energy you put into your niche blogs,there might be a reason.

Over the past 3 [...]

Design Your Writing Career

Everyone in my “real life”doesn’t know what I do for a living. It’s not that I’m secretive,it’s just that people assume a homeschooling mom of six is plenty busy enough,right? In fact,about 6 months into this business,when I was working several hours a day to build up my body of [...]

The secret behind those "Win a free laptop"ads.

My teenage daughters like to click on ads that say “Get a Free MacBook Pro for Answering a Survey.”Actually,so does my husband. He also enjoys talking on the phone with telemarketers,but that’s another story.

Have you ever done one of those surveys in order to win a laptop or something? By the [...]

Another site for bookmarking

Free blogging platforms are great for creating incoming links. I just found another,Salon.com has a blog network that you can use to create incoming links and direct traffic from your other sites. You get 100% of all three google ads on the page,which is nice. You also get a sidebar of links that [...]

Q- How much time should you spend promoting your articles?

A- none.

I know there are advocates out there for massive article-promotion campaigns,but I’m not one of them and I’ll tell you why.

#1- your article is REALLY only interesting to a few people- people who SEARCH google,yahoo,bing,etc for that information. If your SEO is on target,they will find it. [...]

What's your goal?

I just read- once again,a post from another freelancer asking other writers how they balance their time online. It’s too easy,without a plan,to get distracted into twitter or FaceBook,and discover at the end of the day that you haven’t really made any money. Here are a few things I’ve done to [...]