One of the most challenging parts of being a content writer is coming up with fresh, new article ideas, day in and day out. Some of the sites that I write for offer lists of titles that must be chosen from, eliminating this problem. However, residual income sites, and even some upfront pay sites such as Bright Hub, require that you come up with your own article titles.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Consumer Search is owned by About.com, and they are a New York Times Company. According to their website, they are actively seeking freelance writers to write consumer product reports. These reports pay-big time! The minimum pay is $350, but I've heard they are very labor intensive. However, I'm sure I'm not the only one who wouldn't mind spending a day or two on one report and being paid $350, or even more! Plus, they even pay a kill fee if they don't publish your report, so you're never working for free!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Someone recently posted on the WAHM.com forums about a company called IRA. I had never heard of it, so decided to do a little research. There are some seriously mixed reviews concerning the company. Here's what I found out about Internet Research Associates, the good, bad, and ugly.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
If you're anything like me, you probably write for several different content sites and/or clients in one day. You might also find yourself working many more hours than you intend. I found myself struggling to make the best use of my time while working on the many projects I have going. I knew that I needed to improve my efficiency, so I decided to take a hard look at all my projects and figure out how much time I could devote to each one per day.
Friday, April 24, 2009
I have had a few run-ins with Google stop words, also called "poison words," which have resulted in no ads displaying on the particular article page. "What are these elusive words?" you might ask. Well, there is no definitive stop words list, but there are many words that webmasters recommend you DON'T use on your articles, websites, or anywhere that generates Google Adsense revenue.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I've been asked several times about how to add Amazon affiliate links to your eHow articles, and decided it was time I make a tutorial on the subject. This is very easy to do, and won't take you long once you get the hang of it.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I've recently begun writing for Suite 101, and I must say I am extremely impressed with the site. It is a residual income site, meaning no upfront payment, but I was looking for something worthwhile to supplement my eHow earnings. I've tried Bukisa and InfoBarrel, and while I've had some results with both, I still don't think they'll ever equal eHow. Suite 101, on the other hand, has much more potential.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Ever curious about what other sites are linking to your eHow articles? I was just doing a quick backlink check on one of my websites through Backlink Watch, and it occurred to me to try one of my eHow article URL's. I don't know why I'd never thought of it before.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I realize that I haven't updated the blog in a while with any new upfront pay sites. However, I have had several sites bookmarked that I wanted to share. I've just been so busy with my residual income stuff, that I haven't made time for it.
Well fear not! Today, I've decided to compile a list of some of the various niche-specific upfront pay sites that will pay your for your articles. If you have the specific knowledge, or you're interested enough to research it, you could probably do well with any one of these sites.
Friday, April 10, 2009
I couldn't login to eHow for months and I couldn't figure out why. I moved to a rural location and we had to go with satellite internet. I could login to my eHow account just fine from the library, on dial-up, and anywhere else that wasn't through my satellite internet connection.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
In this tutorial, I'll be showing you how to make sure your ads line up properly with your article content, how to get rid of irrelevant ads on your eHow articles, and how to fix problems with your ad alignment. All of this can be done with one simple tool - Google Adwords. And you thought it was only for keyword research!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I realize that I haven't updated the blog much this month, and that's because I have been so busy with various residual income opportunities (plus, my mother-in-law has been visiting). So, as it is now the first of April, I thought I would provide an update on my residual income earnings.