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Forum: Writing: Blogging 08-03-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By Cynthialil
Those items are usually in the Style file which...

Those items are usually in the Style file which you have to crack into - CAREFULLY. This the file that tells your whole blog what to do.

Depending on who wrote the theme, you should be able to...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 08-03-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Cynthialil
I'm a big fan of GoDaddy for one big reason. I...

I'm a big fan of GoDaddy for one big reason. I can call them at 2 am when I've messed up my website and they can help me reset it from the backup. Or just work through what ever mess I've made.

I...
Forum: Virtual Assistants 07-27-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,534
Posted By Cynthialil
I'd like to hear more about this. I can't quite...

I'd like to hear more about this. I can't quite wrap my brain around the concept but I think this is what I need. I'm so afraid of ending up with a huge bill at the end of the week because someone...
Forum: Virtual Assistants 07-26-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,534
Posted By Cynthialil
Here's what I'm trying to figure out. I...

Here's what I'm trying to figure out. I understand hiring a VA for a specific job on eLance - do X research, locate X blogs.

I'm looking for someone to check in with me daily, remind me of...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-05-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,626
Posted By Cynthialil
Night Owl for sure! It's 2:30 am right now and...

Night Owl for sure! It's 2:30 am right now and last night I was coding websites until 5 am. It's the only time of the day I get total peace and quiet so it's perfect for writing and any time I need...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-30-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,100
Posted By Cynthialil
I've had good experiences and so-so experiences...

I've had good experiences and so-so experiences with Adsense. I make money - a lot of it off the ads on YouTube videos but it's just a trickle. In the past, I've had websites where I made $30 a month...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 03-30-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Cynthialil
Anyone working with Facebook Promoted Posts

I finally got brave and tried using Promoted Posts on Facebook. I'm somewhat happy with the results but you can see where this could be a real money suck for not much return.

Are any of you using...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-29-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By Cynthialil
Thanks DeeDee, sending you a message

Thanks DeeDee, sending you a message
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-28-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By Cynthialil
I'm looking for people to write a review of the...

I'm looking for people to write a review of the websites owned by my clients. Since it's not a "product" I can give someone in return for the promotion, it's tricky to find bloggers.
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-27-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By Cynthialil
Need Bloggers to Review a Website

I'm looking for bloggers to review a couple of websites:

Mainly looking for fashion, deals, lifestyle, mommy blogs or teens.

If you charge to write reviews let me know how much - it's a...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-21-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Cynthialil
One bit of advice - make sure you preview your...

One bit of advice - make sure you preview your finished book some way before you make it live. Kindle publishing does all kinds of odd things to spaces and symbols. It took me hours to get it...
Forum: Tips for Saving Money 03-21-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 38,188
Posted By Cynthialil
The Robby Wash Ball. Seriously, I don't work for...

The Robby Wash Ball. Seriously, I don't work for these guys - years ago I got one to try and I haven't bought any laundry detergent since. I couldn't believe it. They're price to start with but what...
Forum: Tips for Saving Money 03-21-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,971
Posted By Cynthialil
If you shop at Vons, they have a new coupon app...

If you shop at Vons, they have a new coupon app that makes it so easy. You don't have to print anything. Just choose your coupons and you have your list right there in your hand when you shop.
Forum: Coupons, Deals and Sales 03-21-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,397
Posted By Cynthialil
Bluekangaroo.com You can choose to follow...

Bluekangaroo.com

You can choose to follow only the topics you're interested in so it helps you sort through the clutter.
Forum: Social Networking Link Exchanges 03-15-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 37,270
Posted By Cynthialil
I'll start working my way through your Twitter's....

I'll start working my way through your Twitter's. Depending on your interests, I may follow you with a different account.

For me: two options

If you Tweet about shopping, deals, family, I'd...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-13-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Posted By Cynthialil
Well, I can only go by my experience. My sites...

Well, I can only go by my experience. My sites are automatically backed up every night by the hosting company. The two times I've destroyed them (once by trying to load Wordpress myself) I called...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-13-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Cynthialil
I get it, but here's the thing. You're...

I get it, but here's the thing. You're representing yourself as a professional, but you're doing it on a free blog host. What does that say to potential clients?

I know it's hard to get started,...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-13-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Posted By Cynthialil
That may be so, but for a beginner, installing...

That may be so, but for a beginner, installing Wordpress from scratch is not easy. They're better off letting the one click system do it, then you'll have a backup if the site does get hacked.
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-13-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Cynthialil
What happens when you just go straight to your...

What happens when you just go straight to your URL? Do you see a place holder or template that's NOT Wordpress or nothing?

Could be the installation failed or there's a placeholder page blocking...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 03-13-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By Cynthialil
Not exactly sure what you're trying to do but a...

Not exactly sure what you're trying to do but a lot of Amazon codes don't work well on Wordpress. Your best bet is to either add an Amazon aStore to your blog (you add it with a link so you don't...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-11-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By Cynthialil
I hear you and I know it's easy to get...

I hear you and I know it's easy to get discouraged but when you love to write, you have to write.

I've been writing since I was born but never thought I could make a living at it. Now, it's my...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-11-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By Cynthialil
You need to build your site on the host - FatCow...

You need to build your site on the host - FatCow in this case. The plan you mentioned might be for an easy site builder kind of thing. Those are usually simple templates so you can get a site up...
Forum: Social Networking Link Exchanges 03-11-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 114,727
Posted By Cynthialil
Blue Kangaroo Deals

I'd love more fans on the Facebook page I run for Blue Kangaroo

http://www.facebook.com/BlueKangarooOffers

I'm working my way back through this post to "like" your pages.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-08-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By Cynthialil
I have a thriller on Amazon's program and I so...

I have a thriller on Amazon's program and I so need to set up that free day. I keep waiting for the week when I'll have plenty of time to promote it. . . which never happens.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-08-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Cynthialil
Normally, I'd say Amazon's self publishing...

Normally, I'd say Amazon's self publishing program is good for a first timer but I don't know about using it for children's books.

As far as publishing a physical book, I'd just warn her to be...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-08-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,817
Posted By Cynthialil
In addition to what everyone else said, I blog...

In addition to what everyone else said, I blog because I get access to things I love like TV interviews and screeners and new products to try.
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-07-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,817
Posted By Cynthialil
I've always been surprised by how many people...

I've always been surprised by how many people complain about GoDaddy. I've been with them for around ten years and I've only ever had a few email issues.

What I like best about them is their...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 03-07-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,688
Posted By Cynthialil
I just started using Shareasale but I had a hard...

I just started using Shareasale but I had a hard time navigating around on the site. Lately, I've been sticking with Amazon. I used to do well with them, then they shut me down because of this issue...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-05-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,817
Posted By Cynthialil
Blogger has adsense built in (but I believe you...

Blogger has adsense built in (but I believe you have to split the commission with them. ) - My mistake as noted below. They do not take a share of the commission.

Really, it's so cheap to get a...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-05-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,410
Posted By Cynthialil
I know it's hard to walk away from any kind of a...

I know it's hard to walk away from any kind of a paying job. I've been there - but I think you'll be happier in the end.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-05-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By Cynthialil
As I understand it, the main value in paying is...

As I understand it, the main value in paying is that you can email people directly. I wouldn't pay for that. I've used it to find experts on a topic, then I go out to their own webpage where I can...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-05-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By Cynthialil
This is the issue - you have to be willing to...

This is the issue - you have to be willing to lose a client when you ask to be paid fairly for a job. I think some companies don't realize how much they're asking. They have no idea how long it takes...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-04-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,410
Posted By Cynthialil
Lengthy guidelines become even more of a problem...

Lengthy guidelines become even more of a problem when you have several clients. I've worked in situations where two clients wanted the exact opposite - one wants capped headlines,the other wants...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-04-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Cynthialil
I wouldn't refer to that as a niche. To me, a...

I wouldn't refer to that as a niche. To me, a niche is the area you generally work in. I've written about a lot of things but my niches are entertainment and technology. What you've presented here...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 03-04-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,688
Posted By Cynthialil
I used to be very fond of Commission Junction but...

I used to be very fond of Commission Junction but now they charge you if you're inactive. I don't make a lot of money on the site as it is, now that I'm actually losing the dollars I've earned - it's...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-03-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Cynthialil
Thanks for noting that. And thanks to...

Thanks for noting that.

And thanks to everyone who contacted me. I have someone who sounds like a perfect fit. So please don't send anymore PM's regarding this job. It's filled.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-03-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Cynthialil
JOB IS FILLED: Hiring: Someone to Proofread and Format Interviews

JOB IS FILLED - THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CONTACTED ME

I'm an entertainment journalist and I'm putting together a book of my interviews. What I need is someone to go over the transcripts...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-08-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,334
Posted By Cynthialil
What confuses me is what are you selling? ...

What confuses me is what are you selling?

I've written hundreds of articles for magazines over the years and I've never heard of going through a third party to pitch my work. I can't imagine an...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 10-26-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By Cynthialil
Blogging what you like vs Blogging what will sell

I'm a TV fan, so most of my blogs over the years have been TV related, but there's a lot of competition in this field. I make some money, but I often feel if I wrote on a more sale-able subject...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-22-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By Cynthialil
I can help you some here. I started out in the...

I can help you some here. I started out in the magazine world before moving online. The only trouble now is that the whole magazine biz is going down the drain, so it's harder to find work than it...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-02-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 199
Posted By Cynthialil
Smile iPhone Game Bloggers Wanted

If you've played an iPhone or iPad game in the last two weeks, I need you!

Game Deck is a new social media network for people who love iOS games. Every day we feature a game review on their blog,...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-20-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By Cynthialil
I've been writing for Gather for years and...

I've been writing for Gather for years and they've had their ups and downs. If you enjoy writing, it's a good way to make some extra cash. I much prefer it over Examiner. You can see your hits and...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-13-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By Cynthialil
I'm looking at it on Firefox and all of the text...

I'm looking at it on Firefox and all of the text of your post runs together so it's very difficult to read. I can't imagine anyone with an impairment managing.

I'd go with a cleaner template and...
Forum: Telecommuting 07-12-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By Cynthialil
This is sort of a scam in that they're selling...

This is sort of a scam in that they're selling you information that is common knowledge and charging you many hidden fees. Here's a great article about how Google is cracking down on those ads.
...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 06-11-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By Cynthialil
I just spent the last few years working with a...

I just spent the last few years working with a domaining company, so I used to deal with this on a daily basis. I can tell you that people who buy and sell domains for a living go with the shortest,...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 06-11-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By Cynthialil
Today I got a pay check from a company that sells...

Today I got a pay check from a company that sells ads on one of my websites. Not a huge amount of money, but it was on a site that I only check on once a month or so. So, not bad. It took me awhile...
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 06-11-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 431
Posted By Cynthialil
I do love Amazon but I'm amazed at the deals you...

I do love Amazon but I'm amazed at the deals you get on ebay! I just bought a car charger for my phone and it was 3.00 - free shipping. I can't drive to the store for three bucks!
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-27-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Cynthialil
I was told that affiliate links are fine,...

I was told that affiliate links are fine, obviously, within reason.

I'm just getting started as the national Save Our Show examiner and I like it. I've heard others complain about them being too...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 05-22-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,531
Posted By Cynthialil
This is how it works. Last week I had a click on...

This is how it works. Last week I had a click on an ad that paid out 1.50! That was a nice little bonus. I've had ones pay up to 5.00 but those are rare. It depends on what the people paid for the...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 05-16-2009, 12:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,263
Posted By Cynthialil
Oh man, I just stopped a friend of mine from...

Oh man, I just stopped a friend of mine from doing the same thing. Basically, they teach you how to use Adsense, so they aren't TECHNICALLY scamming, but it's rotten anyway.

Anyone can use...
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