Thursday, February 17, 2011

Gonna try some freelancing! Ever do it??

As we all know, these days it's extremely tough to make a living on just book royalties. I knew this fact going in and obviously I still wanted to pursue a writing career.

I haven't worked for someone else in almost eight years. I gave up my 9-5 when my daughter was born so I could be home with her. That had always been the plan and I started my home-based business at that time. But after a while, that gig wasn't all I really wanted and writing kinda took over my life.

Luckily, my husband's salary does pay the bills, but we're not using dollar bills as napkins around this place, if you know what I mean. So I'd love to bring in some money again, even if it's just a little.

I recently signed up with Constant Content after reading that my friend and fellow author Nicole Zoltack was giving it a try.

Click here
and you can give it a try too!

Now, I've tried this kind of thing before with Not really a great experience. I'd earned only pennies a week and I never actually collected a dime from them. They won't pay you until you reach $25. And at only pennies a week, that can take a looooooong time. But maybe I didn't give it enough energy. I don't know...but I wasn't very enthusiastic about it. And then I found that someone had stolen a few of my articles from there and was using them on their own page somewhere else. Left a real bad impression with me.

But Constant Content seems really good. You can write about anything you want, but there are guidelines and restrictions. Non-fiction only. All articles are reviewed before they go up for sale. And they will reject it for grammar. Of the first three I submitted, one was rejected for a few errors. I fixed them and resubmitted...hopefully it is okay now. Because three rejections and you are out. You set the prices for your articles and the site keeps 35%.

So I guess we'll see how this goes!! Wish me luck!!! If you're interested, please click the link and give it a try too!! I get credit for referrals! ;)


  1. Good Luck! I'll have to check this out. I was thinking of activating adsense on my blog and see if that does anything. :)

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  3. Kindros, I had thought of that too....but I didn't want my blog to be cluttered with ads...its so pretty just the way it is!! :) LOL!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Good luck! :) Have to say it doesn't appeal to me but then I do the normal 9-5 thing and squeeze the writing in *grin*

    The Arrival, only .99c on Amazon

  5. Yeah, Nicole, I am home with my some extra money would be real nice!!

  6. I'm with Triond right now. I started out kicking pie but I have not chance at earning their February bonus this month. I like it because I can publish photography and recipes in addition to everything else. My recipes get a lot of hits.

    But, since my total content is still low at this point in time I'm earning dimes and quarters a month. Though, it IS an investment. And, the more content the more hits.

    I haven't published anything there in the last ten days and I'm at 52 cents earnings and earnings on my google ads. So, when I DO get my content up (100 articles, stories, etc or more) I'll be earning money even when I'm not there contributing.

    Here is the link to my dashboard if you are considering it or are curious: