Archive for June 2010

Should You Consider Adult Assignments?

Jun 27th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Job Hunting

Here’s something you may not know about me: a few years ago, I was the sex and seduction editor for now-defunct Daily G2, an online newsletter that went out to both subscribers and to radio stations across the country. As far as topics go, they were adult-orientated, but fairly mild – the stuff you’d see [...]

Review: Billing Boss

Jun 23rd, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Tools and Reviews

Paperwork is the bane of my existence. There are days when I just want to shout “I’m a writer, not a freakin’ secretary!!!” on the top of my lungs because I’m so frustrated with the amount of paperwork and record-keeping on my plate. Several months ago, I hate the chance to check out Billing Boss, [...]

How to Make a Million Dollars without Trolling for Jobs

Jun 16th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Job Hunting

Ok, maybe not a million dollars. At least not right away. I felt like I had to write this post, though, because so many people are frustrated with finding paying freelance work.

NaNoWriMo: Thumbs Up or Down?

Jun 9th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Social Networking

I’ve signed up for NaNoWriMo every year for the past three or four years. I get all the emails about it. I hype myself up. At the start of the month, though, I always find myself busy with other project, and about a week or two in I decide that it’s too late to start [...]

Do Legit Data Entry Jobs Really Exist?

Jun 6th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Types of Jobs

For me, the words “data entry” send up a red flag, since so many data entry jobs are associated with online freelancing scams. That’s not entirely fair, though.

What is a List? (And Do You Need One?)

Jun 3rd, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Social Networking

In your travels, trying to learn more about freelancing online, you’ve probably come across a number of sites talking about lists. They give you tips on list-building, list number retention, list messages, and more…but few actually explain what the hell a list is in the first place and why you might want to have one.

Understanding Traffic-Based Blog Pay

Jun 1st, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Featured

When you write for someone else’s blog, you can be paid a flat fee or you can be paid based on your traffic. Many blog networks pay in a combination, guaranteeing you $X per post plus bonuses based on traffic or ad revenue.

If you’re new to blogging or freelance writing in general, understanding traffic-based blog pay is tough. Hopefully, I can answer your questions on this topic, clarifying the good, bad, and ugly of traffic-based blog pay.