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Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-21-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,170
Posted By Robin Bull
Get on Upwork. Private clients pay more than...

Get on Upwork. Private clients pay more than writing mills, anyway.
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 07-21-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By Robin Bull
Working from home has a lot of competition. Just...

Working from home has a lot of competition. Just keep looking and applying...and make sure that you're following up. Maybe check out FlexJobs because although they charge for curating their database,...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 06-07-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,028
Posted By Robin Bull
My husband has it. He hates it. His computer...

My husband has it. He hates it. His computer locks up a lot now.
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 06-07-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By Robin Bull
Welcome to WAHM!

Welcome to WAHM!
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 06-07-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,424
Posted By Robin Bull
When it comes to any telecommute (work from home...

When it comes to any telecommute (work from home / remote) job, you must do your due diligence. Between the telecommute board here (still, do your homework) and Upwork (which is free), you should be...
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 06-07-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By Robin Bull
Welcome to WAHM!

Welcome to WAHM!
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-07-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,170
Posted By Robin Bull
Get on Upwork. It's free. There's all kinds of...

Get on Upwork. It's free. There's all kinds of writing and editing work on there....including academic.
Forum: Work at Home Dads 06-07-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,918
Posted By Robin Bull
I dunno. What is he good at? What does he enjoy?...

I dunno. What is he good at? What does he enjoy? What doesn't he like to do?

Sometimes my husband helps me (or he did until I hired someone).
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 03-11-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By Robin Bull
Squidix....but I'm partial.

Squidix....but I'm partial.
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 03-11-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 997
Posted By Robin Bull
Three isn't enough. I have elderly parents (one...

Three isn't enough. I have elderly parents (one is mentally ill and the other is legally blind), I have a special needs son, and there's also not enough time in the day for cleaning and groceries....
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 03-11-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,552
Posted By Robin Bull
Welcome to WAHM. I mean, really, the advice would...

Welcome to WAHM. I mean, really, the advice would be highly dependent upon what type of work you're looking to do from home.

General tips include if it is too good to be true, it probably is;...
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 03-11-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,312
Posted By Robin Bull
Welcome to WAHM.

Welcome to WAHM.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-11-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By Robin Bull
Nope. I don't use it to get clients. I'd end up...

Nope. I don't use it to get clients. I'd end up losing money that way. I do use it from time to time for things like book covers or other things that my clients may need.
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-06-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,777
Posted By Robin Bull
Sure. Go to blogger.com or Wordpress's website....

Sure. Go to blogger.com or Wordpress's website. Start a free blog. Start writing. Start sharing it.

You can worry about the finer points (keywords, ads, and what not) later. Write about things...
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 03-06-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Robin Bull
Being self employed has helped me in many ways....

Being self employed has helped me in many ways. It's the only way I can feel assured that my six year old non-verbal son is safe. He's not in daycare. I am available at the drop of the hat if his...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-06-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By Robin Bull
Send an invoice or a demand letter. Or both. You...

Send an invoice or a demand letter. Or both. You should work on a cash at delivery or retainer. All of my new clients, unless they are through Upwork, must pay a retainer unless I can verify that...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-06-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,432
Posted By Robin Bull
It depends on the client. Generally, my clients...

It depends on the client. Generally, my clients are long term. So, we talk in advance about their expectations and mine. I will edit as needed, but I do draw the line if needed. Yet, like I...
Forum: Telecommuting 03-06-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,456
Posted By Robin Bull
I am a former professor who now writes full time....

I am a former professor who now writes full time. Stay away from content mills. Get on Upwork to find freelance jobs. Don't bother with elance because they are now owned by Upwork and will be...
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 03-06-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,545
Posted By Robin Bull
I've got three boys ages almost 18 years old,...

I've got three boys ages almost 18 years old, almost 16 years old, and 6 years old... Here's the best advice I can give you: when your baby is a bit older, the food battle isn't worth it. I won't...
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 03-06-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By Robin Bull
Agreed. I have a pretty steady schedule. It's not...

Agreed. I have a pretty steady schedule. It's not timed to the minute or anything. It's usually get up, get the youngest ready for school, take him to school, come home, do about an hour of...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-15-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Robin Bull
My money comes from my own products, but maybe...

My money comes from my own products, but maybe you should do like Amazon affiliate links or other affiliate programs where appropriate. Maybe the Google Ads that pop up on the side. I'm not a...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-15-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,768
Posted By Robin Bull
These are great tips for Facebook.

These are great tips for Facebook.
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 02-15-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By Robin Bull
Welcome back to WAHMing.

Welcome back to WAHMing.
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 02-15-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By Robin Bull
Welcome to the forum!

Welcome to the forum!
Forum: Telecommuting 02-15-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,892
Posted By Robin Bull
I worked with Expert Planet at one point. They...

I worked with Expert Planet at one point. They didn't require a landline when I did it. They aren't always hiring, but if you can get on and get through training (including grabbing enough training...
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 02-08-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,498
Posted By Robin Bull
Welcome to WAHM. You'll find a lot of good...

Welcome to WAHM. You'll find a lot of good opportunities on the telecommute board.
Forum: Writing: Blogging 02-05-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By Robin Bull
I'm fairly technically impaired. I either have to...

I'm fairly technically impaired. I either have to wait for my oldest son to have time or I have to pay someone. My new host moved mine for me. Best $25 I've EVER spent. :) There's no shame in making...
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 02-05-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By Robin Bull
Welcome aboard. I have three sons, five nieces,...

Welcome aboard. I have three sons, five nieces, and four nephews. I have three of the nieces and one of the nephews on a regular basis. Busy! Busy! :)
Forum: Writing: Blogging 02-02-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By Robin Bull
Just contact the company that you're buying your...

Just contact the company that you're buying your domain and monthly hosting from and ask them how much they will charge you to move it. That's what I did last week. Best stress-free $25 I ever spent....
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-02-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By Robin Bull
I had a similar situation last year with a 50k...

I had a similar situation last year with a 50k ghostwritten ebook. I tried multiple times to get my money, and wasn't paid. I sent a demand letter that basically said:

To Whom It May Concern:
...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-02-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,331
Posted By Robin Bull
I would say to make sure that you're posting...

I would say to make sure that you're posting where ever your target market can be found, but it's more than posting regularly. You have to actually interact with them. You have to provide valuable...
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 02-02-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
Posted By Robin Bull
If I were you (with your training), I'd look at...

If I were you (with your training), I'd look at Flexjobs. They are fee based (because they curate the postings) and you can probably find something utilizing your skills that you can do from home. I...
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 02-02-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,696
Posted By Robin Bull
Welcome! Enjoy the days while they are little....

Welcome! Enjoy the days while they are little. Before you know it, they're grown. I have one turning 18, one turning 16, and one that is almost 7. Time really does fly.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-02-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,451
Posted By Robin Bull
It depends on the type of articles. You could...

It depends on the type of articles. You could look into Hubpages. You might just pop them on there and use it as a place to store writing samples. Then, go out and look for private clients. That's...
Forum: Telecommuting 07-20-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,512
Posted By Robin Bull
I have a SN child as well. I also write from home...

I have a SN child as well. I also write from home FT. I can't say there's any one area for me that pays more than another. I started off at $10 an article or so (500 - 700 words), but now mostly work...
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 07-09-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By Robin Bull
Well, we are almost neighbors. I'm in Oklahoma.

Well, we are almost neighbors. I'm in Oklahoma.
Forum: Help/Support/Advice/Prayers 07-09-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By Robin Bull
Honestly, just with trial and error. What works...

Honestly, just with trial and error. What works for anyone here might not necessarily work for you. I have a 17 year old son, a 14 year old son (who plays sports), and a 5 year old special needs son...
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 07-09-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By Robin Bull
Welcome to the forums! It's a great place to be....

Welcome to the forums! It's a great place to be. :)
Forum: Network Marketing 07-09-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Robin Bull
Agreed. In our home, we refer to TGIF as Thank...

Agreed. In our home, we refer to TGIF as Thank Goddess I'm Free. :)
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 07-09-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By Robin Bull
Check out the telecommute folder and also check...

Check out the telecommute folder and also check out flexjobs.com. That's generally the first thing I tell people. I'm glad to see that you understand the difference between a biz op to work from home...
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 07-09-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Robin Bull
Welcome to the forums! You'll learn a lot here...

Welcome to the forums! You'll learn a lot here and also meet some great people.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-19-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,476
Posted By Robin Bull
When I write an article, that's all I do...write...

When I write an article, that's all I do...write an article. I am not a coder. I know code, but unless someone is paying me more, it's not happening. If I were writing a 600 word article I would...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 05-19-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By Robin Bull
Seriously, don't stress. I don't worry about word...

Seriously, don't stress. I don't worry about word count unless a client specifically says that want so many words. For my personal blog and my business website, my posts might be 200 words...they...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-19-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By Robin Bull
I use Wix.com and I absolutely love it.

I use Wix.com and I absolutely love it.
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 05-19-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By Robin Bull
Glad you decided to come out of lurkdom! I wish I...

Glad you decided to come out of lurkdom! I wish I had time to be here more often. :) :rolleyes:
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 05-19-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By Robin Bull
Welcome to the forum! You'll love it here.

Welcome to the forum! You'll love it here.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-26-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By Robin Bull
You could just use Excel. I will tell you,...

You could just use Excel. I will tell you, though, to make your life easier and have a standard rate sheet. You might also want signed contracts. All of my clients are private and I've only had one...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 03-13-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By Robin Bull
OnlineSam is right. Without knowing what you plan...

OnlineSam is right. Without knowing what you plan to do, it's hard to give suggestions.

I know that I can do everything I need to do from an HP199 provided that I have Internet to use Office...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 03-13-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Robin Bull
I agree with the girls. You've not given a lot of...

I agree with the girls. You've not given a lot of info. However, with that said...whether or not it would work would depend on the location of the paid ad and how your paid ad is worded.
Forum: Pet Talk 03-13-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By Robin Bull
Talk to the vet before you do this (especially...

Talk to the vet before you do this (especially with it being near the eye), but this is what I do (vet approved) when my dog (an Akita) gets a cyst (like you, I know her cyst is benign). Make a paste...
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