Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Coming Soon to a Blog Near You...

So I have decided to expand my blogging world by adding a few blogs that are theme based. I will be creating two or three blogs in the next week or so, all which I will use to update my readers on various subject matter. So far, I have no clue what topics I am going to select, but I am certainly open for suggestions. If there is something you would like for me to blog about, please write me a comment and will definitely consider your suggestions, after all, these blogs are meant for you guys. I'll throw out some topic ideas as they come to me, and I am hoping I can get some feedback on what you guys think of my ideas. I don't blog for myself, I blog to get my voice out there and to interest the reader. So I am asking you guys, what do YOU want to read about?!

Topic ideas:
New and innovative gadgets
Consumer product reviews
Travel recommendations
New advances in healthcare
On-line freelancing careers and reviews of freelancing sites
Book reviews and literary updates
Entertainment and celebrity blogging
Google news blog

Write well, write often and fill me in on what you want to know!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I have been informed this evening that I am going to be published in the magazine "Spotlight on Recovery" early next year. This magazine focuses on recovery from addiction and shows that hope is out there and recovery is possible. They are publishing an excerpt from my book, which I am hoping helps me land an agent! I am so excited! I receive five copies of the magazine when it gets published, plus of course I am getting paid. This is the start of my print publishing career! I am going to go submit more articles to magazines now... Tata

Write well and write often IT PAYS OFF

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New Apartment, Empty Pit Inside

Well I have done it, I have rented my first apartment. Thanks to my income from Demand Media, I have earned enough to cover rent for two months, cost of furniture, a pet deposit, and tomorrow I am adopting a cat! I hope this cat cures my woes. Since the move I have been very lonely. I am trying to just work through the boredom, because I have bills upon bills to pay, but I just wish I had some friends out here. I thought I did, but the truth is, I don't. Oh well, enough ranting, this is my freelancing blog, so on to my freelancing. I was hired by Bright Hub to write for their depression channel as well as their eating disorder channel. I have written two articles so far, and one has been published. The pay isn't anything to write home about, but it will definitely make a difference when I get a sudden PayPal payment from them and I am about $75 or so richer. Plus, I am writing about what I know, so it's fairly simple and the articles interest me. I also applied for a site called LoveToKnow, but have yet to hear back from them. I desperately need to bang out a few Examiner articles this week because I want to make payout for the month of October and so far I am nowhere near it. I get almost no page views on that site though, so I am wondering right now if it is even worth the effort. I thought LA hotel reviews would be a popular topic, but I am lucky if I make 10 cents a day. I am trying to get my Suite account reactivated however. I am not sure who to e-mail but I definitely want to get on that. Okay, thats all for now!

Write well, write often

Friday, October 8, 2010

So Much to Do!

So I have taken a bow, and resigned from Suite101. My articles were being stolen and I was being told that I was the plagairizer, which really appauled me. I have turned my focus back to Demand Studios. I am making on average $500 a week, which is not too shabby if you ask me. I am using my DMS earnings to move into my first apartment on Monday and I am so excited. I have so much I have to buy before I move though. A lot of stuff is stuff I didn't factor into my price range. Another thing that worries me is that I am placing all my eggs in one basket, the DMS basket. I do still write for Bright Hub and Examiner, but neither site is exactly a huge money maker, so I am nervous that if Demand falls through for some reason, I won't be able to pay rent. I am still using oDesk, and just finished working for one of my clients, but most of the jobs there expect writers to work for $1-$3 an hour, and right now I work for $30 an hour, so it makes no sense to take a job that pays so poorly. I am hoping that something just happens to come my way, but I am not sure how that will happen quite frankly. The move is goign to free up time in my schedule once I settle down, so hopefully I have time to investigate the internet and some magazines to try to find some writing opportunities. If any of my readers know of any good opportunities for freelancers, please send them my way! It would be much appreciated.

Write well, write often

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy Bee

Hey guys, I've been neglecting my blog because I am just so stressed and busy.  I have quit smoking so I am all nerves right now. I have decided to get a new apartment on the 1st of November, so I'm racing around like a chicken without a head trying to find a place to live and everything is just crazy! I wish the day had 48 hours in it, honestly. I am a workaholic right now. Oh and major drama with my house, the internet has been down for two days, so I have practically moved in to Starbucks. That's where I am right now. I'm trying to make a list of everything I need for my new apartment, but I am sure I'm missing things. Anyone have any ideas of things most people don't think of that are necessities for a new apartment? This is a new adventure for me, and I can hardly believe that I am turning into adult!

Write well and write often

Friday, October 1, 2010

In with the Old, Out with the New!

Hey guys, no I didn't mistype my title. I am letting go of my freelance clients in order to make more time for Demand Media, which I had pushed out of my schedule a few weeks ago. After some serious number crunching, I have concluded that I can make the most profit by writing for Demand Studios, than I am making with any of my clients, even if I commit extensive time to the projects I have been working on. I am planning to move back to the East Coast within the next six months, and need money to do it, so I'm trying to put my concentration and efforts where I will reap the greatest benefits. Some of my projects have been so time consuming lately that I have neglected the production of my book, which is where my passioon resides. So from now on, I will focus on my book, Demand Studios, and Suite 101. My book and Suite 101 is where I get the most solice from writing, and Demand is where I make the most profit, so this is my decision. For now of course.

Write well, write often!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Progress on all Fronts

I am happy to inform all you loyal readers that all aspects of my life currently are going well (for the time being). I am making big strides with the progress of my book, I am working well with a private client who is just a joy to write for, and other people are inquiring about jobs for me to do as well. I am look up, and my salary is going up! Very excited. I am still partially financially dependent on my mother as I make this move into full-time freelancing, but with each new job, I feel myself getting closer and closer to my goal of financial independence. I pay for half of my purchases right now, which is far more than I have ever been able to cover in my life. The new job has given me a sense of purpose and confidence in my writing, which content mills just haven't provided me with. Oh! And I forgot to mention, the other aspect of my life that is going well is that I just started talking to this amazing guy. He is sweet and kind-hearted, and best of all is that he doesn't drink, so completely respects that I don't either. I am crossing my fingers that this good luck lasts, and hope this season is bringing great things for all of you!

Write well and write often