Freelancing Online

January 13, 2010

I’ve Been Away – But I am back with Good News!

Hello! How have you been? I am so happy to have the time again to put into this blog. I really do miss writing for you and hearing back all the wonderful comments.

To catch up, I have been working for more online article companies including Bright Hub!, eHow, Triond, Bukisa, HubPages and probably a few more that I can’t recall at the moment. I have had some good experiences, bad experiences, lack of experience (read: cash in hand) with these places. So here is the deal, over the course of the next couple of weeks I will be writing short reviews on each of the online writing sites I have worked with. I guarantee you the good, the bad, the ugly, and an exact quote of money I have made from these sites.

Just to expand on the above. If you don’t want to hassle with strict deadlines, editors, and having to re-do and re-edit your writing and you only want to bring in enough to cover a basic manicure from the little known salon around the corner, then by all means these online writing sites can make that happen for you. If you want to make a little extra, say enough for a day at a nice day spa, then I will be giving some advice on bringing in $2-300 month easily.

Now for the juicy stuff. I just finished reading Peter Bowerman’s book The Well-Fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency as a Freelance Writer in Six Months or Less. If you don’t already own this book, you need to. I will be writing a review for his book here in a week or so along with a review of one of his other books The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living.

Thanks to Peter’s help and guidance I am testing the waters in the corporate copywriting waters right now. Peter claims in his book that if he can do it anyone can. Well I am here to say…If I can do it, you can too! You know me from Associated Content where we complained together about the low rates and how they just kept sinking as more and more people signed up to try to make a quick buck. We said then that there must be something better, we knew it, felt it, our hearts yearned for it. Hopefully now I have found it!

Now I sound like Christopher Columbus, exclaiming “I have found a new land.” When in fact others just like me have found it before me, and some have called this land their home for quiet sometime now. Take Bob Bly for instance he was an internet marketer and copywriter before the internet existed. Okay that’s going a little far, but he was the first to write a book on making a living as a freelance copywriter. I suggest you go to Bob Bly’s Website scroll down to the bottom to the For Writers Link and start reading the wealth of information by the Freelancing Wizard.

May we grow successful together!

Carla

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July 2, 2009

Amazon.com Ramblings

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If you have not already figured out the greatness of Amazon.com then I will help. Okay so they may not be the greatest place in the world – and yes you should support your local bookstore. But I must confess that I am hopelessly addicted to Amazon.com. I live in the middle of everything, as in I am 300 miles away from 3 very large cities, in a very small town.

I love our local bookstore but their square footage is slightly larger than my single wide trailer. They are very friendly there and can order in just about anything, but for some reason I still prefer Amazon.com. I guess I am just spoiled.

About once a month I spend $50 on books. Most of them are freelance related and I have even written reviews on Amazon.com about the books I have recently finished. Someday I may update others, but I just figured out how easy it is to set up a profile and write reviews.

Unfortunately they do not pay for their reviews, but they do pay through their affiliate program. It is well known that books are a common weakness for writers. So…if you are a writer it pays to sign-up for Amazon’s affiliate program and include links to your store, lists, profiles and reviews any where that is suiting.

As with all things, it is important to maintain the balance between informing and spamming.

If you would like information on and my opinion of various freelancing books on the market please visit my Amazon.com Profile. It includes my reviews, wish list and recently purchased items. I have rated every book I have purchased recently so it is a good indicator of the books I suggest. If you have any questions about them or would like me to write a detailed book review for this blog please let me know!

My Amazon.com Profile

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