Thursday, January 28, 2010

Still writing and taking surveys...

The cold days of winter are here and I have been busy writing and taking surveys in my spare time. After the kids are in bed, I take out my trusty computer and begin trying to work at home once again. Although I was pleased with my earnings from last year, I have much larger goals for this year.

Right now I am focusing on increasing my article library both on eHow and on Squidoo. I have Bukisa and Associated Content on the back burner right now, because they don't perform as well for me. My goal is to add affiliate links to many of my articles in an effort to increase my profits in the new year. I have not done a good job of this so far, but I will change that. I'm going to focus on the articles with the most search traffic first, and once those are done, I will add links to the other articles as well.

I also want to work on article marketing. I have not focused on this over the past year either but I think it's key to internet success.

Lastly, I plan to start a SiteBuildIt site as soon as I have the $300 saved to buy a year's subscription. I have a feeling that it would greatly help me in my work at home mom endeavors!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


I just signed up at Squidoo, another freelance writing gig. I have read many good things about Squidoo and the potential to make a fair amount of money on the site. I wrote my first "article" which Squidoo calls a "lens". So far it is the most complicated site I've written for but also offers more money making opportunities than any other site as well.

I'm hoping to continue making more and more lenses and build up my residual income streams throughout this new year. I really hope to be making full time income by the end of the year, which I know is possible if I just try hard and don't become discouraged or overwhelmed. I'm hoping that adding Squidoo to my list will increase my residual income quite a bit. Now if only I could find some great niche to write about...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Switch to Firefox

I am so thrilled right now! For months, I have been dealing with slow page downloads whenever I'm online. My emails took forever to open, and I was starting to lose my mind every time I got online. After following the advice of so many other work at home moms, I finally made the switch from Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox and I couldn't be happier!

Every page opens easily, I can check 25 emails in minutes instead of hours and I have never been so productive online before. If you are considering making the switch, don't hesitate a minute longer. Download Firefox now!