Monday, March 29, 2010

Payment Updates!

Finally received the funds from February 28 for $3

Got my $9 after threatening to use the articles myself.

I have hit the $200 mark already, but have not checked out all my paypal fees yet.

Still waiting on the stupid Escrow payment.  It says tomorrow, it better be!

I'll be back to give final totals later this week.  :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

March Update

Well, I have met and am over my goal for the month of $150, but I am having some issue with receiving payment.

The PTC that I cashed out February 28 has not paid me, and I sent an email, and have never heard back. I guess I write that off, it was only 3 bucks, but still.

I did some writing for a customer, that paid me through the Escrow on the writing site we found each other on.  I requested for them to transfer the funds February 17, it said something about it being my first transfer so it would take a bit longer, and I still wait.  When I checked the other day, it said it would transfer March 30!  I am not impressed on this.

And there is the customer that still owes me $9 from 2 weeks ago.  Yes, its not much, but its the darn principle of the thing!

I am trying to refocus on my Gold Canyon business, so I'm not sure where I want to take my goals in April, as I will need to spend more time working there to attain the goals I want.  I will decide as we get closer to April and I am able to make a few decisions.

Note:  Will update my march numbers for you

Saturday, March 20, 2010

My cute Kitty

Even though he is a huge pain in my butt, he can be so cute some days.  He will be 1 approximately the end of the month.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Productive Weekend!

While I feel like I had a slightly lazy weekend, I actually got a lot done.

All my writing projects are finished and emailed to the appropriate people.

Saturday night, I finished the blanket I was working on, and sunday afternoon I tucked in all the lose ends.  I see now that the one corner is very wonky, not sure what the heck happened (I folded it inwards in the picture)  Now I see the pattern is wonky.. dang it.  :(

I also finished 2 crochet scarves.  These will eventually be donated.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wanted Yarn Scraps!

I am so excited!  I have all these little balls of yarn that I hate to toss, as they can be used for something, but i don't know what.  I have slowly been gathering patterns for fridge magnets and such, but tonight at craft group I found a much better thing to do with them!

A lady there collects them, and she and others make little dolls with them, about 6 inches tall.  They then use these for packing material when sending dental equipment to third world countries.  It serves 2 purposes - way better than those styrofoam packing peanuts, and they are something for the little kids who come to the dentist and are scared.  They get a present after!

I am just so thrilled to have a great place to donate these to!

Monday, March 8, 2010

March So Far

March is looking good work wise.  I have completed a fair bit of writing, but unfortunately, I am waiting on pay, so most of my writing work is on hold.  I have done work for 3 clients, none paid, but 1 client I only worked on today, and his project is not complete.

The other two, I am not sure, and there will be no more work for them until payment has been resolved.

I also won bids on two more jobs, but I have not heard on those yet.  :(  I would like to use at least one of them to replace one of said clients above.

In other news... my knitting project should be done within a week!  And as much as I resisted the idea of socks, apparently my fingers think differently, as I just finished purchasing some sock yarn to work with.  Ahhh... what a crazy gal I am!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

February Update

I just received payment for the last of my February work, other than the PTC.  I think they are on longer terms, which makes me sad, but I am only waiting for 4 dollars there, so if they do not pay, I will just change my totals and move on.

Anyways, I had to remove one item that I was expecting payment for, as my article was rejected (it was a trial) and due to some confusion, mis-understanding, etc. I will not be fixing it or being paid for it.  This drops my total by $8.

Regardless, I still hit my goal, and I already have some new work for March and am starting on my goals.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

March Goal

I have decided that my March goal is $150.  I have taken on a new client that is a bit less work, but more money.  I am still looking, but I find that many of the freelancer jobs out there do not mesh well when you only have a few hours a day to work on articles.  Of course, being new still, it does take me longer to flesh them out and write them, so I cannot accomplish as much as others.

Monday, March 1, 2010

February's Earnings

I ended up making more than I had planned in February due to gaining a few new clients. 

Money actually in my paypal account:
Writing - $95.00
PTC - $5.13

Waiting on payment (sources that have paid before)

$16.27 - $5 actually belongs to January, but I held off paying until February, as I wasn't sure I would continue with that site

Making a grand total of $142.13. 

That helps to make up for being short in January.  I need to think about March's goals, so I will post that in a day or two.