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Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-13-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,920
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Got my first rewrite request. Blah.

Got my first rewrite request. Blah.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-17-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,444
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Are you looking for an editor?

Are you looking for an editor?
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-14-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 366
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Swiftrank/Travel Shark

I know that a few of you here wrote for them in 2012. Have any of you received a 1099? I think I may have to move forward without it. I was curious if they were sending them out considering the...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-05-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Editing as a Career Choice

I am counseling a young woman who is mulling over different career options. She would like to be a copy editor but hates to write. And by hating to write, I mean she'd rather sling fries and take...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-05-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Actually this student explained that it was a...

Actually this student explained that it was a basic expository essay on a topic of his own choosing for Freshman composition. I'd left that piece of information out initially because I posted to be...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-05-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
I found it amusing because many people here can...

I found it amusing because many people here can write 800 words on anything before they even have coffee in the morning.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-04-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
"Dude, I have a paper due on Thursday and I haven't even started"

"And it's minimum of 800 words"

-Silly boy in my Humanities course today.

Where is the LOL smiley? :D
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-01-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,888
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
That's Lorem Ipsum...

That's Lorem Ipsum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorem_ipsum) :)
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-28-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Tradition, mostly. A lot of freelance and...

Tradition, mostly.

A lot of freelance and contract workers liken their job strategy to the old proverb, "Don't put all of your eggs into one basket," and maintain a variety of places to provide...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-03-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Cracked is a Demand Media site.

Cracked is a Demand Media site.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-03-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,081
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Examiner Income Potential

Jenn (with two Ns) asked me about Examiner in the goals thread. I'd stated that I was excited about the income potential there.

I signed up as the national Bill Maher Examiner. I was approved a...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-03-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,392
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Hey Jenn--I'm starting a new thread to discuss...

Hey Jenn--I'm starting a new thread to discuss Examiner. :)
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-02-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,392
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
My primary goal for 2013 is to finish off my...

My primary goal for 2013 is to finish off my associate's degree and transfer into a university program. I'm ramping up to 14 credit hours this semester and a full load over the summer. Previously, I...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-20-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,983
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
I feel the same exact way! I love school. While...

I feel the same exact way! I love school. While all of the students around me dread finals week because they hate to study and hate taking the exams. I dread finals week because I really don't want...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-19-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,983
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Charmed, Hoping2; I'm not even yet finished...

Charmed, Hoping2;

I'm not even yet finished with college and already my education has given me a deeper level of understanding and has changed my perspective about things in ways that I cannot...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-17-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,983
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
I didn't mean to sound flippant about student...

I didn't mean to sound flippant about student loan debt in my previous post :)

I agree with everyone here about not piling up too much debt. I'm 38 and in the process of getting my degree but I am...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-15-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,983
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
No, not yet. I'm currently enrolled in...

No, not yet.

I'm currently enrolled in college and expect to complete an associate's degree by summer, before I attend a university to pursue a bachelor's degree.

I'm not pursuing a degree...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-14-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,135
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
My favorite photo is the same one I use on FB--me...

My favorite photo is the same one I use on FB--me in a bar, holding a glass of white wine. If that's too much for potential clients, I'd guess they're too uptight to appreciate my particular style...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-04-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,466
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
My goal for 2012 was to expand my writing to get...

My goal for 2012 was to expand my writing to get more byline action. I did that.

My goal for 2013 is to focus on quality. I'd like to produce work that is cohesive, engaging, and...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-27-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,166
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Has she tried marketing her services online for...

Has she tried marketing her services online for freelance work? Or is she only interested in working for a firm? I would think that would be something like writing, where your location really isn't...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-27-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,166
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
I'm currently taking classes at a community...

I'm currently taking classes at a community college and plan to transfer next fall to a university to pursue a bachelor's degree in sociology with a minor in nonprofit administration.

I figure, if...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-12-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
I drink heavily. Wine. Lots of it.

I drink heavily.

Wine.

Lots of it.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-05-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,738
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Thanks for the input! If I decide to...

Thanks for the input!

If I decide to outsource, it'll be for the reason that I've exhausted my creativity. I work as the content manager for three e-commerce websites that sell nearly identical...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-05-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,738
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
I'm in a position where I may have to outsource...

I'm in a position where I may have to outsource some content work in the immediate future, and posts like these help confirm my suspicion that it's probably best to go through a broker like...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-03-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,104
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
I currently write 1-5 articles per WEEK. I have a...

I currently write 1-5 articles per WEEK. I have a handful of other responsibilities, though.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-03-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
I use Dropbox too.

I use Dropbox too.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-17-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
I think the best thing that we can do to protect...

I think the best thing that we can do to protect our daughters is to empower them with self-confidence to ensure that they have a healthy sense of worth, while at the same time explaining to them the...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-11-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Thanks! I've sent responses to those of you who...

Thanks! I've sent responses to those of you who have inquired via PM. Just thought I'd mention that as there's no pop-up or anything for notification!
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-11-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Looking for Guest Bloggers

I have a PR3 site in need of guest bloggers. I'm primarily looking for in-depth political or social commentary, hardcore analysis, scathing reviews. Site is uncensored.

There's no pay; just an...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 10-10-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Thanks! What about links to relevant content...

Thanks!

What about links to relevant content on sites like Squidoo? Does Google see the relevancy in such links?

I know there are no hard and set rules. I'm just trying to understand the basic...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 10-10-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Obviously that would be the ideal. I suppose I...

Obviously that would be the ideal. I suppose I should have poised my question as, "in the absence of high-ranked blogs within my niche."
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-10-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,598
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
I performed daily copy editing for about a year...

I performed daily copy editing for about a year with a team of about 15 different writers. Most of these writers were virtually indistinguishable from each other. They wrote technically correct copy...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 10-10-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Thanks for the response, gebaarlijkeman.

Thanks for the response, gebaarlijkeman.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-09-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,598
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Yes. At the bottom of the thread page on the left...

Yes. At the bottom of the thread page on the left side, there's a button that says, "Post Reply". There's also a "Quick Reply" box below.
Forum: Writing: Blogging 10-08-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
So, what's the consensus on guest blog linking strategy, anyway?

Which would be more desirable: numerous links to blogs that are relevant to your niche, but low-ranking, or higher-ranked blogs that aren't really related?

What strategies do you employ?
Forum: Writing: Blogging 10-07-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Thanks Martin!

Thanks Martin!
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 10-07-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,891
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
How does posting on forums lead to increased...

How does posting on forums lead to increased website traffic?
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-06-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,598
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Nah. Count me in. If anything, I think it's a...

Nah. Count me in. If anything, I think it's a good thing when these kinds of places try to keep their writers current on what's going on in the world of Google SEO. The content landscape has changed...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-02-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
I would think that if you won such a contest, you...

I would think that if you won such a contest, you would no longer have to endure the daily grind of securing projects to work on. I would think they would come to you.
Forum: Pop culture/Entertainment 10-01-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,557
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Natural Born Killers Fight Club Moulin Rouge

Natural Born Killers
Fight Club
Moulin Rouge
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-01-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Attention Copywriters

Michael Wolff at USA Today doesn't like the status of today's advertising industry (http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2012/09/30/michael-wolff-usa-today-advertising-contest/1600259/).
...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 10-01-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
I don't know about the OP's situation, but I'm...

I don't know about the OP's situation, but I'm personally promoting an ecommerce site that has its own content; I'm interested in guest blog posting for SEO links.
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 10-01-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Thanks! Well, that's the thing. A lot of the...

Thanks!

Well, that's the thing. A lot of the sites that want to become affiliates for my products don't appear to have quality traffic because they appear to be sites built just to plant affiliate...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 10-01-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Thanks! One of the things that's tough to...

Thanks!

One of the things that's tough to determine though, is why certain sites have experienced a good conversion rate. Is it because they partnered with another site who offered a really great...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-01-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,253
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
I'm managing web content and marketing for my...

I'm managing web content and marketing for my main client, hoping that it'll turn into a long-term gig.
Forum: Writing: Blogging 10-01-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Hey Martin, can you share which Christmas forums...

Hey Martin, can you share which Christmas forums you've found?

I'd like to offer guest blog posts in exchange for leaving a link to a site I'm promoting.
Forum: Writing: Blogging 09-30-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
I am also looking for established...

I am also looking for established Christmas/holiday blogs.
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 09-30-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Selecting affiliate websites as a merchant

If you were an ecommerce merchant, what would you look for in potential affiliate marketing websites, beyond some kind of relevant tie to what you're selling?

I've been given the task to sort...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-16-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,020
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
Both the peanut allergy itself and its severity...

Both the peanut allergy itself and its severity is increasing at an alarming rate and we don't really understand why yet.

I'm not sure which part about my post you found sarcastic. Was it the part...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-16-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,020
Posted By MalloryObKnoxious
I guess the difference in opinion we have stems...

I guess the difference in opinion we have stems from the attitude that non-allergic kids in peanut-free schools are being penalized somehow. I just don't see it that way.
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