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Handling Rejection Productively

(I realize it’s an offensive picture. I’m an offensive kind of guy.)

So, today I got my first rejection ever, from any site (including constant content grammar nazis). It was for a “list” on Demand Studios. What list? Atlanta Dinner Cruises. Let’s think about the initial problem. Atlanta is landlocked. Ok, I got around that by adding nearby lakes and adding a riverboat. One of my problems was my intro mentioned the Chatahoochee River which is the only one in Atlanta and featured a paddleboat dinner cruise for that river without (oh my god!) taking the time to spell out Chatahoochee for the 3rd time. Continue reading

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Self-Motivation 101

Motivating yourself as a freelance writer or any other work at home person can be very difficult. You wake up, sit in your PJ’s until Noon doing nothing, and before you know it, the entire day has been wasted and you’ve made jack squat.

Remember the goal when working at home? A lot of us forget after a few months or years. The goal is to make at least a part-time income if not more. I’m still hovering around the $2000/month mark which is acceptable for where I live but I have to admit I’m a lazy ass and I’m really working hard to implement motivators into my work schedule. Continue reading

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5 Steps To Help You Make A Full-Time Income Now!

I’ve been working full-time as a freelance writer/web guy now since 06. (I did work weekends in a deli for a while for free food/store discounts).

I did get some negative feedback from my last top 5 list by saying pure English speakers were usually better than those who have English as a second language. I wasn’t being discriminatory and of course there are exceptions but go look at the GAF writing area or even Digital Point to see what nonsense is being posted as English. Some may be structurally ok but just not something someone would ever read. That’s all. Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons You Aren’t Making A Full Time Income At Home

About 1/2 the people I know who work at home simply aren’t making a living with it or are skating that fine line between paying bills and sacrificing their cable or other wanted amenities. I’ll be honest here, there’s no reason for that. Let me tell you the top 5 reasons you aren’t making enough money working at home.
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Website Stage 1

Paid for hosting on the domain “www.EbookAuthority.com”

Do I like Ebooks? Not really but that’s not important here. Reading for prolonged periods at the PC is irritating haha.

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What have I been up to?

I haven’t posted as much as I like lately and that’s simply because I’m doing very well and have slipped into a bit of a routine. It kind of goes like this:

7AM: torn from sleep by baby smashing me in the face with something.
8AM: Get oldest 2 kids off to school
9AM: Do a little customer service work I’ve picked up. Takes about 20 mins usually. Feed babies. Continue reading

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Site Flipping For Writers

SITE FLIPPING IS EASIER THAN WHATEVER THE HELL THIS WOMAN IS DOING!!!

Site Flipping….

Many writers know this term but don’t realize they can make a killing doing it themselves.

You know those 10-20 article gigs you are doing for people? A lot of those articles go onto some lame site that will never make any sustainable amount of money and those sites will simply die off after the owner gets sick of paying for hosting while making NO sales on whatever crap they are trying to sell. Continue reading

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Website is up! (Sort of)

My attempt at a larger money-making website is coming along nicely. I bought a template that I had no idea how to use and spent an entire day teaching myself how to use Flash. I think I understand how that works pretty much but still can’t figure out how to put links in the header.

I plan to launch this site on August 1st so until then I’ll be writing my butt off and adding pages and content. Continue reading

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My First Large Website Is Coming!!

To my readers,

I have had very positive feedback on this site and that has been more encouraging than you could possibly realize. Many of you have followed along with me since I first started this blog with the goal of helping other work at home moms and dads as well as freelance writers of all experience levels.

Everyone seems very happy with me and all of my posts even though some may be outdated and a few of those sites don’t work anymore or simply shut down. Continue reading

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Turn Your Writing Gig Into Much More!!

Maybe I’m just lucky but since last summer, I’ve turned two small writing gigs into two permanent sources of monthly income.

One of these jobs was a simple grammar check of an e-book. I had no idea who the guy was but the e-book was on “How to make money online” and was about 60 pages long. I don’t know if he wrote it himself or not but it was almost good to go. I touched things up a bit, got paid, then was asked if I wanted to help him out with some customer support. Continue reading

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