Dirty Tricks are Not Cool

OK- I have a lot of mom writer friends on my Facebook friends list. I’m here today to talk some well-deserved SMACK about one of them. I don’t have professional contact with this woman,she writes for a few revenue sharing sites. As far as I can tell,it’s a hobby.

She posted a [...]

Break Studios Review

OK,so I’ve been writing for Break Studios for almost 2 weeks now. I promised I’d write up a review once I had them figured out. They’re really laid back,compared to Demand Studios. The titles are also really different. the pay is also significantly lower.

So far,it’s balancing out,though. I’m able to [...]

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 [...]

Awesome Revenue Share Opportunity for Moms

If you didn’t know this,I’m the Homeschooling Editor for TypeAmom. I just got their November Newsletter email stating that they’ve opened up a bunch of new editor positions,it’s a great chance to get in with a growing company. They have a lot of great things going on there,a fantastic community of diverse [...]

How to Make a Career of Freelance Web Writing

by Barbara Cedillo Alvarez (with permission)

Several writers,veteran and new,have posted questions about how to make DS and freelancing for other clients a viable,profitable WAH (work at home) career.

I’ve been thinking about different ideas and strategies while I was driving around Las Cruces taking photos for my Quick Guides today.

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Email alerts when CloudCrowd has work

Yep- if you haven’t signed up for the cloud crowd email alerts,get thee bum over to facebook so that you can grab the silly little tasks early before they run out. It’s changes like these that will help the company get more work in the future. They’re improving their infrastructure so they can HANDLE [...]

Better newsletter handling for niche bloggers

Remember I complained about how Constant Contact didn’t meet my need,which was namely

A- to create a form whereby an entirely new set of subscribers could subscribe to an entirely different newsletter from a different website,all of which I could manage from my ONE account

I think I found one that does,it’s [...]

Magic List of Successful Keywords

I got another request for “good keywords”and unfortunately,I can’t just GIVE anyone good keywords. It’s not about the keywords. It’s about the combination of keywords that are good for different reasons. Hopefully this 3000 word article will explain

SEO for freelance web marketers (and that is exactly [...]

Lead Times for Print Publication vs Web Writing

For writing web content,2-3 months is generally a decent lead time for seasonal articles. It gives your article enough time to grow authority via incoming links and can help your SERP rankings through the peak of the season.

However- this is the web and a good (SEO good) article will do well year after [...]