Hello, readers! I've been away for quite sometime because I just haven't been sure how to proceed with this blog. It seems that most of my readers here are interested in writing for upfront pay, which is great, but I've moved on to working more on residual income. For this reason, I've started a new blog devoted entirely to writing for residuals. You can visit me at The Residual Stream, and I hope to see you all there!
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Hello, readers! I've sorely neglected this blog for the past six months because I was just burned out on the whole writing online "scene," so to speak. I needed time to focus on writing, experimenting and learning before I had anything more of value to contribute. Now that I've been several months away, I have much more to report. Here's a look at how I've been doing with various residual income-based writing sites.
Friday, June 4, 2010
The Content Authority, a site that operates similarly to Textbroker, is hiring freelance writers to create content on a variety of different topics. While the site pays on the lower end of the scale, it might be a good starting place for beginning writers looking to get some experience in web content writing. The site pays weekly and the requirements for acceptance don't seem very stringent.
Monday, May 24, 2010
As a Demand Studios writer, I'm constantly looking for ways to expedite the research process and improve the quality of my work for those coveted high scores and of course, more money. In this post, I'll share some of the tools I use to aid my work. I was recently accepted to write for Livestrong. The stringent guidelines for this site made clear to me that I needed to polish my research skills and increase my speed if I wanted to have any time left over for working on residual income after a full day of writing for upfront pay. Hopefully, these tools and tips will provide some benefit for my readers who also write for Demand Studios.
Monday, May 17, 2010
The changes at eHow have left me a little confused about how to proceed since I made the site such a huge part of my overall residual income strategy. I've decided to leave my eHow tutorials on the site for no real reason, but I'm removing my eHow earnings tracker from the sidebar since it's really not relevant anymore. In case anyone's interested, however, I'm making about $350 per month from my 219 articles. I'm quite happy with this, but I've recently found that I could have been making much more. The good news is that you can still increase your earnings on eHow even though you can't submit further articles on the site.
Monday, April 26, 2010
About 10 percent of the emails I receive through this site are from dissatisfied customers of Freelancehomewriters.com, a site with a name very similar to this one. I believe this site is a scam, as most of these emails contain accounts of over-billing, continued billing after the individual has canceled the subscription and in some cases, refusal to remove the person's email address from their spammy mailing list.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Mahalo was once very different than what it's become today. When I first joined the site in 2008, how-to articles were written for a flat-fee of at least $20, sometimes considerably more. Certain articles, such as video game walk-throughs, paid as much as $250. Search engine results pages (SERPS) paid the least, but they were easy to complete and I felt the compensation was fair, particularly since anyone could write them. Things have definitely changed, (the addition of residuals and a reduction in upfront pay) but you can still earn a significant amount of money with Mahalo if you're willing to devote time to the site.