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Freelance Writers Will Love This

September 20, 2008

So in my meanderings, I have found another paid site for writers. Constant Content allows writers to submit article or tutorials and set their own price for their content. I like that they are reputable, that you can set your own article value, they copyscape and fact-check content. If your out to make a quick buck, this isn’t the way to go. Although there is a section in which buyers can post requests for content and specify a price range and word count, writers will do best by taking their time to create truly quality content and sale at its real value. (Unlike other content sites who are paying you less than 5.00 or 6.00 per piece.) I’m learning not to sell my content short and maintain the integrity of my work by being more cautious about where I decide to post content for sale. Happy writing!

The Novel

September 17, 2008

So I’ve been working on my first novel for about a year now. However, I’ve only recently really committed time to it. I think this will be a masterpiece…. if I could get it off the ground! There is such a big difference (in my mind at least) between writing my book and writing for work. I know the story is there, in my mind. It has been for a while. Yet, its proving difficult to let my imagination go and just write! Any advice?

New Published Pieces

September 17, 2008

So I’ve been a little remiss in public writing lately due to another project. But I’m back and have a few pieces in the pipeline. Lately, I published a commentary on the T. Boone Pickens movement and another about Facebook taking the place of MySpace on the international platform.

I also found a new groovy site to publish targeted peieces. (And by targeted, I simply mean articles written for profit.) So if you’re a writer, check it out. It’s like an online marketplace for writers and buyers. You price your own work.

CTRG Finally Published!

August 23, 2008

So I’ve been working on my training consultant business (Always have more than one revenue stream.)and decided that the easiest way to put data out there was to market my knowledge in the training world. Being a writer and a trainer has it’s perks. ;o) Anyway, I finally published a sister site for the business at http://corptrainingguide.synthasite.com/. I’m blogging there too, so check it out!

Sightseeing on Pensacola Beach

August 16, 2008

I’m lucky enough to live in sunny Florida. Even better than that, I live on the upper gulf coast, where the water is deep blue and emerald green and the beaches are white. Pensacola Beach is one of my favorite hangouts. I wrote an article about Sightseeing on Pensacola Beach on Associated Content. Tell me what you think of it! I’m always trying to improve my writing.

Score! Paid per article content producer.

August 16, 2008

So I found a website where I get paid to write about whatever I want. This is a big deal to someone like me who is used to writing what OTHERS want me to write! I love to learn new things and what better way to do that than to join a site that lets me learn and share and get paid, all in one. I haven’t yet decided on a “niche”, but it will come. I’ve only published a few, but check out one of my first articles about How to Reduce Employee Turn-Over. It was an easy topic for my first real go at freelancing on the web!

It Starts….

August 16, 2008

A little over two months ago, I was laid off from my day job in corporate America because of the ever falling trends in the mortgage economy. I had been an instructional designer and human development specialist for most of my twenties. Now, at almost 30, I was being put in a position to really look at my life’s work and decided to change it all. Luckily, I was receiving severance pay for a short amount of time so I could take a minute to think about what I really wanted to do. It soon became apparent that, for as long as I could remember, there was one common thread in everything I chose to do; creativity. Specifically, I excelled at writing down thoughts and information in a way that made it both engaging and informative. Like most teenagers, I had a journal in which I ritualistically wrote my daily thoughts and activities. When my heart was broken, I wrote poems. When my heart was happy, I wrote letters and stories. I was always writing! As an adult, I lucked into a technical job providing telephone support for a web site. Because this type of work was so cut and dry technically, I got bored and started writing “how-to” articles for my customers and co-workers. Evolving from that, I became an Instructional Designer. Sure that I had found my calling in teaching, I did my very best to be the best. I was successful, but this too turn out to be less than challenging as the content in business to business training is limited to the business. I am a firm believer in self ordained fate and knew that my last round of struggles were preparing me for something else. i knew the lay off was coming, I just didn’t know when.  Add to this scenario that my personal love relationship fell apart days after the lay-off, I lost my home, and I lost my mode of transportation. Not to be down for too long, I decided to make the best of it and turn to my old coping skill: writing. This was the best thing that I could have done because I started writing and have not stopped. Now,  I wake up thinking about writing. I started my own freelance business and started contracting my writing services to area businesses, including my old employer. I know I’ve found the work I was meant to do… because it doesn’t feel like work at all. I actually like what I do! I hope my readers do, too.