Thursday, August 7, 2008

Informative Post

As I navigate through the gazillion online content writing sites I like to post about what I'm finding. I joined a site called Informative Post today. I am still awaiting a confirmation email, but from what some other Content Producers on AC say; Informative Post is promising.

Much like AC they pay a small amount upfront and the rest of the money you accrue through page views. I'll let everyone know the pros and cons of Informative Post as I become more familiar with it.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Demand Studios

Yes, I like writing. I love everything about it. From the words on the page to the quirky people who also call themselves writers to late nights just me and my laptop. I want to write more because it is something that comes easily to me.

To this end, I have been researching other sites to write for that will help to expand my portfolio and put some money in the bank (or PayPal...I'm not picky). Today, I applied to write for Demand Studios. They contract with 60 other sites on the Web that buy content to publish or distribute. Currently, they are hiring writers to submit copy for the site eHow. Basically, the writer chooses an article title such as How To Tie Your Shoe, writes the article and submits for review and (hopefully) payment. Demand Studios will pay $15 for each article and you may submit as many as you like. Your queue can hold ten titles at a time and after each is reviewed it frees up a spot to add another.

I had read threads on different forums that indicated the wait to hear from Demand Studios was anywhere from several months to 3 to 6 hours. It all seems dependent upon how your application stands out; especially your writing samples. I submitted my application at 3:10 this afternoon and I had an approval email at 3:16!

So far, I have set up my account and submitted one article. I'm going to wait to see if that one is accepted or if the editors will give me some revising pointers. After I know for sure what they want in an article I'll jump in.

Visit Demand Studios to find out if this opportunity would be something you would enjoy.

I hope everyone is doing well. Please let me know if you have any questions about online earnings or a topic you'd like to see covered here!

All of Your Eggs In One Basket...and Other Wise Words

I've tried many different online methods of making money this summer. Thus far, they have all been legitimate business from which I have been able to make some extra money. However, none of these could pay my bills on their own. This realization leads me to discuss the importance of multiple income streams.

As an online entrepreneur (um, and I am one because I have business cards that say so) the first "rule" that you need to be aware of is that you cannot rely on one thing to bring you all of the money you need. Also, getting started is the hard part. Right now, I am researching and, through trial and error, finding out what methods are most time and cost effective. Combine the winning methods and you have a good start at earning your potential.

It is also in your best interests to figure out what you enjoy doing. The activities we find pleasure in automatically have the potential to earn us more money simply because we are good at them and have no problem spending some significant time devoted to them. I enjoy writing. It doesn't matter what the subject of my rambling happens to be; I just like putting words to paper (or screen). Thus, I have been searching for more writing sites and building a good Web writing resume.

Find what works for you, what you love doing, and what activities are earning you the most money for your effort. With this formula you cannot go wrong. Stick to your goals and doors will open that you never realized existed.
Above all, have fun!