Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Work Wednesday - Surveyhead

If you enjoy doing survey's, you may want to sign up for Surveyhead.  It is not the fastest site, so if you need money right now, this is not the site for you, but if you like to get some occasional extra money, its not a bad way. 

When you create your account, there are different profile survey's you can do to help them find more survey's for you.  This are worth some money, but not a lot.  I personally did not qualify for a lot of the survey's as I do not have any children under 18.  If you do, you may do better.

It took me approximately 5 months to qualify for the $25 payout, and then it took a month to transfer to Paypal. 

http://surveyhead.com/  (I do not make money off the referral)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Work Update

I realize I am slacking on my updates, which I apologize for.  I was out of town all this weekend and once I got back, I had other things I needed to do to get ready for work, and as a result, this was low on the totem pole.

I have reached my goal of $250, and still have a bit more work due for this month, so I will be higher.  Hopefully I am still over 250 once I remove all the fees I have paid.

I should have my breakdown thursday or friday, as thursday is Canada Day here and I may not be around.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Getting Started

When it comes to get started in any type of freelance work, it is important that you have a porfolio of work that you can show potential employers.  I know in regards to writing, there are employers that will ask you to write an article of their choice as a test.  Sometimes these are paid for, sometimes they are not.  Many people will not do these if they are not paid, as they feel that the potential employer will just use these for their own benefit.  As a result, it is best if you have articles that are pre-written which you can show, or a porfolio published on a site such as Ezines, Helium or anywhere else that you are able to keep the rights.  I know in one instance, I had a potential employer ask for an article on a subject which I had already written something similiar on, so I sent them that article instead.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Work Wednesday - Content Authority

The Content Authority

This is another site that I have gotten onto.  I haven't done a lot of work on it, but they do payout as promised.  Payout is $25.  A nice thing about this site is that you can log in and decide what you want to work on.  There are priority articles, that pay a little bit better, and there are also regular articles and rewrites that you can do.  You select what appeals, and if nothing appeals, you can just log off and find something else to do.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Time for an Update

As a result of some illness last week, I have been working very hard to get caught up.  Thankfully my one private client is very understanding and willing to work with me.  My other client only requires 5 articles a week, so a few days off doesn't hurt me too much.

Private Client 1 - $66
Private Client 2 - $35
Helium - $30 - this includes May and June, as I didn't include May work in the totals

I am starting to look around for a bit more work, as I may be facing a wage decrease at work and it would be nice to use this to make it up.  Regardless, I will likely not have as much time to write, so less work, more money is my ideal.  And who doesn't want that?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Work Wednesday - Helium

Helium.com

This is another writing website.  There are a few different ways that you can make money here.

First writer - This is when you select a topic to write on, and no one else has written anything for it.  This is a $1 bonus.

First 5 Articles - If you write one of the first 5 articles on a topic, you get a payment based on the amount of stars you have gotten on the website.  (Stars are based on the quality of your writing)

Residuals - You can earn residuals on your articles no matter what number they are.  So if you have written articles for other websites, you can still post them on here, and make a bit of money.

I am still relatively new to this site, so I cannot vouch too much for it.  But it does come recommended by others.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Work Wednesday - Swagbucks

Swagbucks.com

Swagbucks is a website where you earn points, which you can then redeem for prizes.  You search the web like normal, but using Swagbucks toolbar, and you will earn points.  These range anywhere from 5 to 50 points.  There are also special codes that are posted on their website or other Swagbuck sites, which can be redeemed for bonus points. 

For Canadians, there are a limited amount of things you can redeem for, but I am saving all my points to buy Amazon credit.  At the time of writing, I have earned approximately $50 Amazon dollars.  I earn a $5 card every two weeks or so, without much effort.  There are also other items like Paypal money, but I find the Amazon.ca prices are the best bang for your buck.

If you want to join, I would appreciate you using my link:  Sharon's Referral Link

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

May Update

Well, my goal for May was 200, but I ended up doing better than that.  :)

Client 1 - $216.90
Client 2 - $65.00
Client 3 - $24.00

Fees  $16.73

I did cash out my one paid to click for $3, but it has not arrived yet.  I am no longer working on that site

Grand Total:  $292.17 after fees

I also cashed out from a Survey site for $27 which I am waiting on.  I also collected $10 worth of Amazon gift cards on Swagbucks.  Neither of these are included in the total above.

My goal for June is $250