Sunday, May 30, 2010

Weekly Summary

Usually I post a summary on sunday's as to where I am at, but seeing as tomorrow is the last day of the month, and I still have some work to complete, I am going to wait until tomorrow.  :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Work Wednesday - Elance

Elance.com

This is another website for someone who is looking for freelancer work, and not just writing work.  So far I have only taken on one job from this website, so I cannot say too much about it.  Minimum bids are $50, so you will make a bit more on jobs that you accept from this site, but again you are bidding with others, and there are fees involved when you accept anything.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

How I'm Doing So Far - May 23

wow.... I'm doing pretty good this month.  :)  It helps that I got a job that was worth $50, which was only 10 articles.  My client that I am working for has also had a lot of work for me so far, and I have done $187 worth of work for that client.  I managed to pick up some overflow work on a message board that I am on, and that was worth another $24.  And there is still a week to go  :)

Grand total is $261 at this point, and I have gotten the cash for most of it. 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Work Wednesday - Getafreelancer

I am going to attempt to post different places that you can go looking for work, if you are looking for extra income.  Not all of them are writing sites, so if writing is not your thing, some of these sites are worth checking out.

Getafreelancer.com
This is the first site that I started working on.  It is a bidding site, so you will need some patience when you decide to head over here, as you will be competing with many others.  I have found that many of the people on there offering ongoing work are typically writing teams, looking to add others to their team, which is not necessarily a bad thing.  I have not found high paying work, but if you are just starting out, it can be a good place to get some work under your belt.  Be aware that there are fees when you accept a job, but many people communicate outside the site to avoid that.

This site has more than just writing, so it is worth a check if you have other skills.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

May Update

Its sunday, and time for another update.  I try to do these every sunday, just so I can see where I am, and so anyone who is following along knows too.  :)

As for now, I have done work worth $165.  I am still waiting on some payments, but I am confident that they will be made, its just a waiting game.

I was able to cash out at one of my paid to click sites, and all of a sudden I am not getting much activity from there.  My other site has changed how it works, and I am 5 cents from payout.  That is frustrating.

I should have no issue making my monthly goal, as I currently have another 36 dollars of assigned work, which will let me hit $200.  :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

May Update

May is looking promising so far, and that making $200 should not be too much of an obstacle.

My client that did not have much for me in April is still working with all the advertising that was done, so I have been writing my tush off there and am already at 100 dollars and still going.

I bid on another job which was awarded and I have started on, which is another $100.

As of today I have completed $106.28 in work, and still have another $61.92 assigned to me.  And it is only the 10th.  I expect a great month unless something drastic happens.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Discussion Continued

This is what I have to say in regards to small dollar articles:

Some people are willing to work for minimum wage, others are not. Are you going to give the ones at minimum heck? They are likely starting out, getting some experience or education under their belt, and as they do, they will get raises or move to better opportunities

Thats how I see my writing. I started writing at a dollar for 500 words, and I'm slowly working my way up. I will no longer bid on a one dollar item, but someone else will. We all have to start somewhere.

For someone who absolutely needs the cash, and they know they can get an article for a dollar, but have a hard time getting articles at 5, I don't blame them for taking the 1 dollar article to get money in their pocket.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Guest Post on Another Blog!

I have an article on another blog, all about earning money online with writing!  Wanna check it out? 

Click here!  Writing online in Canada

Monday, May 3, 2010

Discussion Time

I figure it is time to get some actual discussion or chatter going here instead of me just posting numbers.

On one of the forums I am on, that has an area for people who write the discussion comes up once in a while about writing for small dollars, and shouldn't a person hold out for more essentially?  And everyone refuses to work for $1 for a 500 word articles, eventually no one will offer those types of jobs, and we can all get paid fairly.

Do you agree or disagree?   I will post my opinion in a few days.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Aprils Final Numbers

Well, I ended up having my private client come back with a lot of work for me, and I got onto a few content sites so I ended up with a respectable total. While I did not make my 200 dollars, I did okay, and now have some avenues for revenue when my private work is not available.

Writing - $118.78
PTC - $3.00
Fees - $8.35

Leaving me with earnings of $113.43 for the month.

I also earned $10 at Swagbucks.

I am going to set my May goal at $200 again, and see how I can do.  I am also starting to do some work with residual sites, so that should help a little bit.  I don't expect to see much from there for a while.