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Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-02-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,162
Posted By anng
I have 10 writers I'm testing out now, so I'm...

I have 10 writers I'm testing out now, so I'm taking names of those interested at this point.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-29-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,162
Posted By anng
Looking for Writers

Update: I dumped this job. AfI was told much of the work was quick and easy rewrites, but I did one after writers complained about the work it took, and it involved heavy research. It took me an hour...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-22-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By anng
At this point, I've been informed that all but...

At this point, I've been informed that all but one writer has been paid, and the writer who is awaiting payment has been in touch with this person. It also sounds like this work was all for a...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-19-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By anng
Message to Anyone Owed Money for Hotel Work

It has come to my attention that a group of writers were hired to do some writing for a member of this forum, then they were not always paid.

If you are one of the writers who is owed money and...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-18-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 465
Posted By anng
OT - Hope4

I left you a private message but have had no response. I have questions about a response you made in a post a few days ago regarding non-payments. As this may affect a site I work for, I need to know...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-15-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By anng
Thanks! I've worked with awesome writers over the...

Thanks! I've worked with awesome writers over the years and was glad to grab a few who were available when this project started.

At this time, we've filled the open slots and have a good list...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-13-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By anng
Need Writers

It's been a long time since I've spent any time here. I landed a job as a writing team leader, and we are in need of writers. Our last few hires have just not worked out, so I'm going to post the...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-02-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 561
Posted By anng
Anyone Whose Worked With Me Before

I'm not hanging around these forums long. I found another site to hang out at, but I did want to state that anyone who has worked with me before, I am going to soon be hiring again for a hotel...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-21-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 43,075
Posted By anng
International Gaming something, Trade maybe? But...

International Gaming something, Trade maybe? But it's a major coup on her part because gaming is a HUGE industry, especially if they also cover online casino games (Online gambling was legalized in...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-21-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 43,075
Posted By anng
Her LinkedIn shows she left TB in July and took a...

Her LinkedIn shows she left TB in July and took a position with IGT in August.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-21-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,969
Posted By anng
That looks similar to an open order my son just...

That looks similar to an open order my son just looked at on TB. The client instructions said "Write an article" and the topic was Technology. He laughed and moved on.

Then the very next one he...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-21-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,187
Posted By anng
Here's my take. Even if they are legit, and after...

Here's my take. Even if they are legit, and after reading a few blog posts, I am incredibly skeptical, the site promises:

100% Native English Writers

You have just admitted that though you work...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-21-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,187
Posted By anng
That's exactly what I thought.

That's exactly what I thought.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-21-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 43,075
Posted By anng
When I sign up for a team, one of the first...

When I sign up for a team, one of the first things I do is shut off notifications for that team. I got sick of the constant emails that are almost always a "Hey, the deadline is in an hour, get in...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-20-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By anng
Friday Goals

Trying to get ahead so that I can take the weekend off.

Writing:

Car article done
Shopping article
Google article
5 bios 1 done
Casino article done
Check TB direct orders and see which...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-20-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,890
Posted By anng
I still say go to Virginia's attorney general for...

I still say go to Virginia's attorney general for advice. The BBB is getting to be useless. I'm having an issue with a local company who charged us a $125 service fee for coming out to our house...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-20-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By anng
I switched from Copyscape to Plagiarism Checker -...

I switched from Copyscape to Plagiarism Checker - Free Online Software For Plagiarism Detection (http://www.duplichecker.com/) at a client's request. It's free, Copyscape isn't, and I find the...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-20-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By anng
I have clients wanting different things. One will...

I have clients wanting different things. One will return articles if the sentences are not varied in lengths. Another simply doesn't care. Then a third wants short, to the point sentences that end up...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-20-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By anng
I had one job prospect through Odesk. The guy...

I had one job prospect through Odesk. The guy asked for 5 paid samples, paid me for them, then said the work was great and the project would start that week. A week came and went and he sent a...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-19-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By anng
One thing to watch when they reverse a...

One thing to watch when they reverse a transaction are fees. Years ago, a company accidentally paid me twice and reversed the second one. When the client paid the $125, Paypal took out the fees and I...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-19-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,807
Posted By anng
I couldn't even get past the application. It...

I couldn't even get past the application. It keeps telling me my information is not valid.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-18-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By anng
MTurk goes through, and Amazon Payments drove me...

MTurk goes through, and Amazon Payments drove me nuts. In my case, and it seems to be a rare event, they decided that my credit union was not legit or something, not really sure. After two years of...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-18-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By anng
There is nothing stating they pay you for the...

There is nothing stating they pay you for the sample, and my email to them about it went unanswered, so I wasn't going to bother.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-18-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,177
Posted By anng
I love product descriptions, but I checked again...

I love product descriptions, but I checked again just now and it's still saying there are no open projects.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-18-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,210
Posted By anng
That's very true on many counts. One of my...

That's very true on many counts. One of my clients contacted me asking me to start advertising for a writing team for a project that is designed to completely overhaul his website. I know the size of...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-18-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,210
Posted By anng
I agree with JWinter too, but more importantly, I...

I agree with JWinter too, but more importantly, I know many writers are starting to protect where they write. I write for a content mill that the general mass of lurkers haven't discovered yet, so...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-18-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,177
Posted By anng
I got their email, went and signed back up,...

I got their email, went and signed back up, logged in, and not an article in sight. So the email saying that there "is sufficient work to write full-time" seems to be a farce.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-18-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By anng
I didn't finish it. The "sample" they wanted on...

I didn't finish it. The "sample" they wanted on the application they sent me required 300 words on a topic they chose. I passed their editing test, so you'd think if they trust me to edit, they'd...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-17-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By anng
Tuesday Goals

I need to get things organized again. A former client emailed me saying they're about to revamp their entire site (it's a big site) and that they think I need to hire and manage a writing team again....
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-17-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 43,075
Posted By anng
I have removed myself from teams. I do when the...

I have removed myself from teams. I do when the writing guidelines say one thing and articles are sent back for revision saying something else and then an editor tells me that "We have no way to...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-17-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 45,353
Posted By anng
Honestly, I'd email the attorney general in...

Honestly, I'd email the attorney general in Virginia using the company's address listed on the privacy policy. The attorney general will either already have complaints or be able to research and...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-16-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,330
Posted By anng
It really varies. Since landing a new client a...

It really varies. Since landing a new client a few months ago, I am back to working 8 hour days. If I apply and land something else, I either have to drop a client, which I don't want to do, or work...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-16-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 45,353
Posted By anng
I don't think they operate it from another...

I don't think they operate it from another country. There's an article/interview out there with Avi that details everyone that helped found the company.

One of the owner/founders (Avi Dixit) also...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-15-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 45,353
Posted By anng
They do have an address up in the privacy policy...

They do have an address up in the privacy policy that leads to an office building. I have a feeling it is the lawyer's address though because there are a couple law offices, a mortgage company, and...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-13-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,956
Posted By anng
Which is so true, but at the same time, it really...

Which is so true, but at the same time, it really was doomed to fail. I remember grabbing a series of articles that were titles like:

How to Add Egg to Ramen Noodles
How to Cook Ramen Noodles in...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-13-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,956
Posted By anng
I am one of the few who have said that. Still, I...

I am one of the few who have said that. Still, I never would ask for freshly created samples for free. It's the same mentality as calling plumbers, asking them each to do an hour's work for free, and...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-13-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By anng
Friday Goals

See with the lack of thunderstorms today if I can't get a little more done...

Writing:

5 bios done
1 article for doctor
Outline other 6 2 done
Invoice 2 clients done

Non-writing:
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-13-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,956
Posted By anng
I've been in the corporate world and never had to...

I've been in the corporate world and never had to pass tests outside of for a state job, but the test was taken once, at school, and stored in the state files, so that all state employees had access...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-12-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By anng
I can't answer the local laws, but I can say that...

I can't answer the local laws, but I can say that I've used two hosts in the past. The first, I can't even remember the name anymore, but they were horrible. Their servers were down more than they...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-12-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By anng
That was me a week ago. My husband doesn't clean...

That was me a week ago. My husband doesn't clean our room. He's happy messing it, but to actually put away laundry, vacuum or dust, or file papers, NEVER. I don't use the bedroom as an office, but it...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-12-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By anng
I'm just getting back from the driving my teens...

I'm just getting back from the driving my teens to their schools, and always feel so drained after all that driving. But I have stuff I really need to get done and yesterday was an epic fail.
...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-12-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 45,353
Posted By anng
I'm starting to wonder how much weight the BBB...

I'm starting to wonder how much weight the BBB holds anymore. I haven't bothered with them for payments, but we've had an ongoing issue with our new propane supplier. The company keeps charging us...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-12-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By anng
It's funny you say that. My daughter this year...

It's funny you say that. My daughter this year opted to move from her high school and enroll in the local tech center to follow the digital arts program. This means for half the day, she's at the...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-12-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By anng
It varies. I've seen weeks go where there is no...

It varies. I've seen weeks go where there is no work, and others where there are a few pages full.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-11-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By anng
You're both welcome. I am finding that with the...

You're both welcome. I am finding that with the shift back to school shuttling, I can't get myself together. I know what I need to do, but the frequent breaks to my day are messing me up and I'd...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-11-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By anng
Daily Goals - Wednesday

It's been a while since anyone, including myself, has put up a daily goals and today I need to get organized. Settling into a back to school schedule is always so tough.

My first goal is to hound...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-11-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,481
Posted By anng
Sadly, that's common. Panic attacks/disorder runs...

Sadly, that's common. Panic attacks/disorder runs in my family. My mom had it, my maternal grandmother gave many signs that she had it, at least one of my aunts had it. I have it and my son and...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-11-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,481
Posted By anng
Brick & Mortar

Brick & Mortar
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-10-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By anng
I always apply anyway. If I don't like the rates,...

I always apply anyway. If I don't like the rates, I can simply say no. My experience is this, there was a job posted in NYC years ago that didn't give rates. I applied and ended up working with a...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-10-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,481
Posted By anng
I've been in your shoes. I used to be a travel...

I've been in your shoes. I used to be a travel agent and dealt with the public daily. Then I hit 27, had my first panic attack while lying in bed, and things quickly went downhill from there. Problem...
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