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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Freelance Writers Making Money from Food Writing

Writing about food for a living is another niche to earn income for any freelance writer. This particular category is not seen very often when checking writing boards for gigs or subject matter for articles around the web. Though, writers fortunate enough to break into this area make a very nice living opening food up to their reader's senses.

A wonderful article outlining some very beneficial material connected to the area of freelance writing dealing with cuisine is found here

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Magazines still hire freelancers to add to their staff writing resources. Articles are published in their paper or electronic versions.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Writing Resumes for Freelance Income















Freelance writing is a wonderful job and anyone choosing this profession loves it. Yet, there are times when the work simply isn't as steady as you would like it to be. This is when a resource to supplement writing income becomes necessary. There are times when a writer eventually must look for work outside of their niche (if there was any available in it they find it). Sometimes the work comes in the form of things such as resume writing.

Resume writing is a professional home based business for lots of people. Countless writers thrive at it. They have elected to take their writing skills to this particular form versus poetry or other genres. If you are considering bringing in some extra dollars via a resume writing service, check out these posts.

This one shares what is necessary to get it up and running-
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This one discusses some of the resume writing scams found online. Before working for anyone else, getting paid writing resumes, make certain they have a legit business in place.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Review of the site Bubblews


Writers are interested in passive income. Freelance writers around the web are attentive to any writing site which is capable of increasing this particular area of professional monies coming in. passive income is very important because it is as close to a steady stream of income as freelance writing will get you. Therefore, joining a writing site is appealing if the cash paid to your pocket is fairly good.

Freelance writers are extremely attentive to writing sites which are capable of increasing passive writing income. This particular area of monies is as close as freelance writers get to a steady stream of earnings coming in. Therefore, there is a great interest in writing sites to determine if they are worth investing the time and effort of creating content.

The return on the investment must be worth it because time is precious for any freelance writer. Submitting material to a writing site is generally done in between forming articles for personal clients or even creating blog posts for themselves. 

It is impossible to join every writing community. Analyses of writing sites give freelance writers an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge about a site before joining the community. This means the most valuable sites are certainly the most appealing. Generally this is determined from information or knowledge from other writers, reviews and input from other sources found around the web.

This is one of those resources used to help in making the decision of whether or not this is an attractive place to settle in for a considerable amount of time while building the best passive income possible. That being said these are some pros and cons of the writing site Bubblews.

 

Advantages

Earning is easier –making money is not simply based on page views with revenue sharing like similar writing sites. Other actions help you earn. In fact, things like receiving “likes” and comments for articles puts money in your pocket.  This makes getting more money for articles easier.

AdSense is not a requirement- the site does not require members to have an AdSense account. For any writer without one or unable to get one, it is not an issue. For newbies waiting on for an account you will earn while you wait

Moderation is not substantial-the site does not put a lot of weight on moderating content. There is a light hand on content as well as style. There is a filter to remove spam as well as any content outside of the site guidelines.

Lots of community support-the payment options are attractive and make earning easy. This is a plus for community support and involvement. Other writers around the site are reading and commenting along with focused traffic from search engines. The more the merrier or the bigger your next paycheck will be.

Only a minimum of 400 words needed-with a minimum of 400 words per article most authors find submitting lots of content easy. This means if you have a 2500 word one or a 400 word one, both are acceptable.

Minimum threshold of $50 for payment-this is a lot lower than most sites. The average site typically will not pay out until $75 or $100 dollars. The $50 means payment is received more often.  Lots of the very active members are paid every week with this lower threshold.

Along with pluses come the minuses with any site. Bubblews is no exception. Find out what there is not to like about it next.

Disadvantages

Breaking the rules costs money-most sites warn a writer when guidelines are broken. Bubblews takes the next payment due. If the next one is fairly large and rule infraction small, hard feelings are going to occur to say the least.  Make certain you understand the procedures and follow policies at all times. Take the time to learn them as soon as you join. Do not take a gamble of not getting your paycheck.

Spammers are an issue-with a lower moderation input and more emphasis on commenting and likes, spammers become a bigger issue than similar writing sites. Although spamming earns you money, it is also a set back with bad links to great content. Be careful with getting this nasty stuff connected to your hard work.

Down time often-this is a new site which has been upgraded several times and is still being worked on. The amount of new traffic, payment processing and members has impacted the downtime. This is noticeable for anyone joining the site and a nuisance. If potential readers come to content not there, they move on. Additionally, down time means less time to earn. When this will lessen or stop is impossible to say.

Glitches in the system-there are more than a few glitches in the system which is fairly noticeable. Things like having to use the Captcha button often to get on the site as well as the Pinterest button no working are annoying to say the least. This is possibly attributed to the same issues causing a large amount of downtime. There are fixes going in all of the time to resolve. How soon and how many will occur is not foreseeable at this time. Double check each submission for publication.

Site is not that old-this is a plus and a minus. Getting in on the ground floor of a new site is wonderful if it goes golden. This means the outlay is worth it. The opposite is also true. I have experienced a speculation on a site going in a positive direction and it ended up disappearing from the web. When it left it took all of my hard work.

In conclusion

These are advantages and disadvantages connected with Bubblews. Some are definitely bigger than others. For the most part I would say it is a good deal if it grows and becomes established as a good site with Google. Lots of veterans are concerned with the low minimum rate of words per article and less focus on moderation. This leaves room for a lower degree or value of work which is a negative when it comes to page ranking.

Higher page ranking is ideally where a writer wants work.  Google Panda updates cleaned house for lots of sites and penalized writers and their work for less than stellar articles. Is this a possibility with this site? Will your content disappear after investing lots of time and effort? It is certainly possible. A new site means taking a gamble on earning great money from passive income getting in on the ground floor or the complete opposite.  Your worst nightmare coming true is certainly possible.

Getting paid without a Google AdSense account and more often is very attractive. This is a plus no matter how you say it. Following the rules is a must with any site and not an issue for most.

Lots of sites experience glitches and downtime when they are new and absorbing a lot of info and members. Even veterans like Infobarrel and Hubpages had these issues. If you like the company and feel the future will be fortuitous, hang in there for now. Join and cross your fingers on what the future will bring.


This video is a personal review of the Bubblews site.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Music Helps Writers Block




Writers block is very dangerous for any freelance writer attempting to earn a living. The inability to gain ideas to put on paper (on the computer) is dangerous. Writing is how you make a living and without the ideas needed to craft wonderful content, you are definitely up a stream without a paddle. Finding a new way to bring new and innovative concepts to your brain is a necessity in these cases

Consider using music to make it work. Music has been around for hundreds of thousands of years. This means the abundance of raw material sitting around for you to use is unlimited. Using this resource to help create is not unheard of. In fact, words to songs are actually written content someone formed an idea for and another professional put to music.


Although every person has their own taste in what they listen to, it all evokes a variety of thoughts and emotions no matter what type you prefer. Regardless of individual taste, it is all raw material waiting to be used when your writers block kicks in.

Countless memories are tied to songs and lyrics heard and remembered. A melody or tune from years ago stays with you. Different types bring a variety of ideas or philosophies to mind. These are some examples of types of music and what subject matter is gained when you use them.
 
Love Songs

Love songs are an enormous part of memories related to music people retain for long periods of time. A record from high school or college evokes a sentiment that makes the world just right. Take a love song and create powerful emotional material.  

Write about the feelings that make your heart beat faster or even build an idea from the setting of the ballad.  Couples on the beach, having breakfast at sunrise, hiking in the mountains or even sitting in a restaurant drinking coffee. All of these ideas simply from the setting of a couple in a song.

Of course there are settings of weddings to talk about, but look for something more. A small simple portion of a tune builds more than a few places to begin your writing strategy.


Sad Songs

This is another arena where the piece of music taps into emotions. It turns on the sensation of sadness, loss or even grief. Even the happiest of people have sad songs they enjoy. Sentiment is difficult for some writers to latch on and write about.

Ideas are easy to come by just like the love angle. Remember the song playing at your grandfathers funeral? What did that say to you? Is it something you will write and share?

A sad song is great for finding a physical place to focus on. The physical location of the material emerges from the tune itself or from where you were when you heard it and the sentiment hit you. Where you in your car, at night by the side of the road. How about lying in your bed at dusk. Find ideas in sadness to take a reader physically to a different place.

Things about coming of age and growing up or older are attached to these ditties. There are countless places to take these concepts.

Angels and demons

Religious songs are all about morality, belief and tons of material surrounding faith. Building content around hymns or music related to religion holds a different meaning for everyone.

Some writers latch on to the songs that take them to a higher feeling and create content from those ideas. Others send messages to stroke morals and beliefs. Various religions and beliefs outside of your level of comfort is another direction to take. Tell the world about the religious beliefs of the American Indians before they were Christian converts.

Happy songs

The ballad played that makes you happy is one you certainly never tire of hearing. Everyone has their own single or even album which puts a smile on your face and a skip in your step. The band or piece of music simply goes straight to your "happy bone" when you connect with it. Investigate what it is about the tune that meets up with these feelings for you. That refrain you cannot get out of your head is saying write an article or blog post about me.


Go outside of your venue

Rock and roll listeners will do well to invest a little time in country music or even rap and the opposite is also true. Take some time to venture into an area you are not familiar with. Looking at something from the novice side of it will give a different viewpoint and make a nice article. Create a bit of material about an opera ballad and see what comes of it.

Surprisingly some writers going outside of their comfort zone discover more resources and the journey is worth it.


Musicians and music

The professionals behind the content are musicians with interesting stories, lives and subject matter galore. The amount of resources gained from musicians and music in general is huge.

For instance, write an article about what happened to a one hit wonder that never had that famous career they imagined. What about the musicians starting out as children and hurdles they faced? How is music recorded in Europe versus America? Find a niche and write a series. Ideas are overwhelming when you generalize music and musicians.

In conclusion

Imagine all of the things musicians work into their art and what you will be able to pull out of it to make your writing better. Music will be around for another hundreds of thousands of years making this source unending.