Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Attention All Moms: About.com Guide Needs for the Week

Attention all moms! A little birdie from About.com flew into my window this morning to let me know what some of the Guide needs are for the week. Here they be:

  • Stay at Home Moms
  • Teen Advice
  • Soap Operas
  • Crochet

These topics are great for stay at home moms, or retired moms that want to make a little extra cashola. If you are a self-proclaimed expert on any of the above topics, maybe it's time you applied to be a Guide at About.com. It is a great job and you will love it.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Just in Time for Summer: Freelance Jobs at About.com

Are you into extreme sports? Or, how about fun-loving, outdoor activities? Why not share your passion with the rest of us and be a Guide for About.com. I absolutely love my freelance job at About.com. My only complaint, it's not full-time, but if it were, I'd be on it like white on rice!

This week, I bring to you some Guide needs for About.com, just in time for summer:

  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Offroading/4 Wheel Driving
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rodeo
  • Waterskiing/Wakeboarding

Come on, what are you waiting for? Be a Guide.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Demand Studios: Are They for You?

If any of you have written material for Demand Studios, then you probably know that with a little bit of work, you can actually make some decent money with them. In fact, yesterday, I was scrolling around the site, and found that some of the top earners are making over $30,000 per year (I am guessing per year, but it did not specify). If you think about it, that's a decent amount of money for part-time work. And, you get to stay at home and work in your pajamas!

I have written about 20 articles for Demand Studios in the past and find that they are easy to work with, they pay on time and their writer's guidelines are fairly simple to understand. For "How To's", you only have to write about 300 - 400 words and you'll get paid $15.00. That, my friends, is a cake-walk, if you think about it.

So, in light of this epiphany of sorts, I have decided I am going to "step it up" with Demand Studios this week, and going to see how much I can earn if I devote the entire week to it. I am going to get up at a normal time (like I am really going to work), and take regular breaks. And, I am going to try to put in 8 hour days for most of the week. I will let you know how it goes as the week progresses, in fact, I have already claimed some articles. They pay $5 for a fact sheet, $15 for "How To's", and other similar types of articles, and they also just started doing rev share. Check it out and let me know how you liked it:

Demand Studios

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Carpal Tunnel: The Price We Pay

Do your hands tingle the day away or, do you wake up at night because they are so numb and painful that you wish you could cut them off? If any of this sounds familiar, then you may be like one of the millions of Americans suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome.

Carpal tunnel occurs when the median nerve, which runs down the forearm to the hand, is compressed, causing, in its later stages, unbearable pain and discomfort. The median nerve innervates the thumb and fingers, especially the first two (pointer and bird finger). It is also responsible for providing impulses to parts of the hand responsible for moving the fingers and thumb. So, what happens when this little guy gets compressed?

The symptoms of carpal tunnel are rather insidious in onset, meaning they start gradually and keep getting worse, especially if you keep doing the very thing that caused the symptoms in the first place. My symptoms include having a constant "pins and needles" sensation in both of my hands every minute of every day. At night, I am forced out of a dead sleep because my thumb and first two fingers are completely numb. When I try to wake them up, by shaking them, or repositioning them, there is a fiery, burning sensation that throbs up my arm which literally brings me to tears. The process of waking my hands up so I can function can sometimes take hours. It is awful. I recently started wearing braces at night, which does seem to help, although my hands still tingle all day long.

To learn more about carpal tunnel syndrome and what you can do about it, visit:

The Carpal Tunnel Fact Sheet

Friday, March 13, 2009

About.com Health Guide Needs

About.com is still looking for freelance writers to guide the following health sites:

  • Alternative Medicine
  • Leukemia/Lymphoma
  • Urology

Are you considered to be an "expert" in any of these topics? Why not be a guide and apply today!

As a guideline, why not visit my COPD guidesite on About.com.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Making Money Freelancing

I was browsing the web today, and found an interesting article about how to make a 6-figure income from freelancing. The program looks pretty good to me, so I thought I would share it with you.

This step-by-step guide gives you the recipe for how to score all the freelance writing jobs that you can handle. If you are the kind of person who needs a "kickstart" to get into this business, then this is the e-book for you:

And, another:

Please let us know how you liked them.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Follow Me on Twitter

I'd like to invite you to follow me on Twitter (I will return the favor, of course). Here I am:


Never heard of Twitter? It is a really cool social networking site that really rocks. You can invite all your friends and your friends, friends and anyway, you get the picture. Join for free here:


Hope to see you all there.