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Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-07-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Kiernansmom
Kind of. I do still get work; I just turned in...

Kind of. I do still get work; I just turned in two articles the other day. But the work is way less than usual. Starting in 2016 until about 2018, I got a lot of work there from direct orders from...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-09-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By Kiernansmom
I think they pay on the 15th. At least that's...

I think they pay on the 15th. At least that's when I got my payment from them recently. They might also pay on other days but I'm not sure.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-17-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By Kiernansmom
I work for both writing companies and private...

I work for both writing companies and private clients and make over $30k. I've been doing it for 10 years with no hassle from the IRS so I think I'll be ok. No other writers I know charge sales tax....
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-17-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By Kiernansmom
I earn a full-time income from freelancing so...

I earn a full-time income from freelancing so it's not that. I've just never heard of charging sales tax on a service like this, and none of the freelancers I know do. Kind of like when I get my hair...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-17-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By Kiernansmom
I don't charge my clients taxes. I don't think...

I don't charge my clients taxes. I don't think most people do. I guess you could just build those taxes into your prices. I don't really think about it, though. I just set aside a portion of my...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-13-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By Kiernansmom
Honestly I don't think it's actually "sexist" to...

Honestly I don't think it's actually "sexist" to simply put "he." That kind of feedback would get a major eye roll from me. But I know some people are extra sensitive about that stuff these days, so...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-20-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By Kiernansmom
Yep, like I said, that's not right. I don't think...

Yep, like I said, that's not right. I don't think you did anything wrong here, and if you feel like pursuing it, then keep emailing them and hopefully they finally respond. I guess my original point...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-19-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By Kiernansmom
I've been writing there for 5 years and never had...

I've been writing there for 5 years and never had that problem. Once in a while, I have a small issue there, but it's rare. I would be upset if I were you as I agree this is Scripted's problem...but...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-07-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
Posted By Kiernansmom
What do you mean by passive income? I've never...

What do you mean by passive income? I've never heard of people actually making a good amount of money from the passive income I know of, but maybe you're talking about something else completely. I...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-02-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Kiernansmom
I think you're looking in the wrong places. I...

I think you're looking in the wrong places. I have 4 or 5 clients right now and most pay around $0.10 per word. Sometimes I get closer to $0.20 and other times $.05 or $.06, but it's usually about...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-13-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Kiernansmom
I'll just be putting in money whenever I can, but...

I'll just be putting in money whenever I can, but eventually I'll likely have a predetermined amount deposited into it. That will probably have to wait until both kids are in school and I can work...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-10-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Kiernansmom
I do plan to write until I'm old! But I'm also...

I do plan to write until I'm old! But I'm also working toward opening a Roth IRA to save for retirement.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-24-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,582
Posted By Kiernansmom
Your academic transcript? That seems weird to me....

Your academic transcript? That seems weird to me. I've never been asked for that and am not even sure where I'd find it, lol.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-19-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By Kiernansmom
Oh man, I wouldn't want to add all that up...

Oh man, I wouldn't want to add all that up either! I think I only made a few hundred so it was easier for me. Yeah, I think I'd want a 1099 for $6k+. I wonder why they didn't send one.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-15-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By Kiernansmom
You can just go to the site and add up all the...

You can just go to the site and add up all the payments you made last year, right? That's what I did, but it wasn't much so I didn't expect a 1099 anyway. A lot of companies that pay through paypal...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-06-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,684
Posted By Kiernansmom
Yep, it's decent, but you might be able to get...

Yep, it's decent, but you might be able to get more. My current clients pay anywhere between $.03 and $.20 per word. I do shoot for at least $.10 per word these days, but I occasionally take less for...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-09-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,802
Posted By Kiernansmom
Yeah, as long as you don't make a habit of...

Yeah, as long as you don't make a habit of missing deadlines, you should be ok. And releasing the job before it's due doesn't affect your score. Releasing it after the due date/time lowers it by like...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-06-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,164
Posted By Kiernansmom
This is how I've always gotten clients, too, so...

This is how I've always gotten clients, too, so I'd recommend this method.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-20-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,345
Posted By Kiernansmom
Some writers actually make a very good living...

Some writers actually make a very good living from those sites. I've only used one of them, and pretty much every assignment pays more than $0.10 per word now. That's around what I get from my...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-12-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,714
Posted By Kiernansmom
Yeah, what they do have available pays well. It's...

Yeah, what they do have available pays well. It's just rarely available! I wrote a few articles for them last month and haven't seen much else lately.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-06-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,218
Posted By Kiernansmom
No, I got my last payment on April 4, but I don't...

No, I got my last payment on April 4, but I don't think it was through Stripe. It seemed to be through the usual method on payday.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-25-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,707
Posted By Kiernansmom
it's Writers Domain. I honestly didn't even know...

it's Writers Domain. I honestly didn't even know they were still around! So no, don't let this get you down. Go find some private clients. Any time I reach out on Craigslist, I end up with more work...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-05-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,218
Posted By Kiernansmom
I did have some issues with it. It said I didn't...

I did have some issues with it. It said I didn't enter my bank account number when I already had, so I just erased what I had and put it in again and it worked. But there were a few times that...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-19-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,552
Posted By Kiernansmom
Crowd Content pays every other Friday.

Crowd Content pays every other Friday.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-02-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,385
Posted By Kiernansmom
I used to edit there, and I don't remember a...

I used to edit there, and I don't remember a quota. I do remember that I was both writing and editing on a project, and I got some articles sent back for tiny issues that I always fixed when I was...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-24-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,317
Posted By Kiernansmom
I thought it was just one, and then the client...

I thought it was just one, and then the client can accept or reject it. They must be making an exception for this client! Weird.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-03-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,118
Posted By Kiernansmom
I see a few articles available here and there....

I see a few articles available here and there. There were none available for a few days last week, but now I see one. I was able to write 3 or 4 a couple weeks ago. It works out because this site is...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-02-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,118
Posted By Kiernansmom
I did not get the email. I do see a lot fewer...

I did not get the email. I do see a lot fewer jobs in my queue, but I know projects come and go so that's not a surprise to me. I would prefer not to see jobs I can't take; the 5 I can see right now...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-21-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Kiernansmom
Yep, same issue for me. I'm guessing it's just...

Yep, same issue for me. I'm guessing it's just an interface issue and will be fixed soon.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-18-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,995
Posted By Kiernansmom
Agreed. I don't know many freelance writers -...

Agreed. I don't know many freelance writers - especially with kids at home - who can work 40 billable hours a week. I work about 20 hours per week now that I have two young kids, and I usually make...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-05-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,995
Posted By Kiernansmom
My rates vary depending on how interesting the...

My rates vary depending on how interesting the content is to me, and how often the client pays. Currently, my main clients pay $.08 and $.10 per word. My backup clients and mills pay between $.04 and...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-31-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,016
Posted By Kiernansmom
I have reviewed applications there before and was...

I have reviewed applications there before and was actually fair; if the writing sample was good, I recommended that Scripted hire the writer. Of course, it's not all up to one writer, so maybe it...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-28-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,218
Posted By Kiernansmom
Tonight I'm taking my son to a movie night at his...

Tonight I'm taking my son to a movie night at his school. After that, my husband and I will probably relax with some pumpkin beers. :D Tomorrow, my husband is going to watch the kids while I go to a...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-13-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,016
Posted By Kiernansmom
It's not scam; if it was, I think you would have...

It's not scam; if it was, I think you would have heard about it by now. Look it up if you're worried about it, but seriously, starting another bank account for it is not necessary. It does not cost...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-13-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,016
Posted By Kiernansmom
Yep, it really depends on what you're used to....

Yep, it really depends on what you're used to. Some of the clients I've been working for for years only pay once a month, and others pay once every two weeks or once a week. So waiting a month or 6...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-11-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,016
Posted By Kiernansmom
I've written for Scripted since 2012 and never...

I've written for Scripted since 2012 and never heard of an epayment option. It was just PayPal and then switched to Bill.com in maybe 2013, so that must be new. With Bill.com, you don't submit your...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-31-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,016
Posted By Kiernansmom
I'm pretty sure you'll get paid so I doubt you're...

I'm pretty sure you'll get paid so I doubt you're working for free, but I agree that sometimes it takes forever to get paid! And there have been times when I'm pretty sure they just wanted to delay...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-26-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,016
Posted By Kiernansmom
What kind of trouble are you having? I rarely...

What kind of trouble are you having? I rarely have payment issues there. I don't really like Bill.com because it takes 2 days for the payment to hit my bank account, and once in a while the site says...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-25-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,438
Posted By Kiernansmom
Yeah, I think unplugging everything is...

Yeah, I think unplugging everything is unnecessary if you have a surge protector. I have worked right through storms before. I would definitely lose a lot of work time if I unplugged everything...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-12-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,757
Posted By Kiernansmom
I've been freelancing full-time for 5 years and I...

I've been freelancing full-time for 5 years and I rarely write 8 articles per day, nor do I regularly work 8 hours. I would definitely get burned out at that rate, so you're not alone! I learned that...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-31-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,334
Posted By Kiernansmom
Not uncommon at all. I've always worked for a few...

Not uncommon at all. I've always worked for a few big companies that offered direct deposit into the bank account.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-05-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,203
Posted By Kiernansmom
I think it often takes more than 6 months to be...

I think it often takes more than 6 months to be able to support yourself with freelance writing. It took me about 2 years of writing from home part-time and then waitressing a couple nights a week...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-25-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,804
Posted By Kiernansmom
I think the editors get paid the same whether...

I think the editors get paid the same whether they fix stuff on their own or send it back. But some editors are definitely more reasonable than others. Some do not appear to read the guidelines on...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-18-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By Kiernansmom
I have also had problems there, though they are...

I have also had problems there, though they are usually short lived. I think like a week ago I couldn't open an assignment, but luckily it wasn't due yet, so I worked on something else and came back...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-18-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,729
Posted By Kiernansmom
It's usually the opposite for me, lol. The summer...

It's usually the opposite for me, lol. The summer is usually slow at the content sites I write for. They just started to pick up in the last month and will probably be busy until the week of...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-27-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,010
Posted By Kiernansmom
Yeah, I would be happy to complete the orders if...

Yeah, I would be happy to complete the orders if they paid more. They don't seem like they're worth my time right now so I just can't bring myself to do them.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-24-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
Posted By Kiernansmom
I've never said Hey in a work email. but I often...

I've never said Hey in a work email. but I often say Hi. I only say To whom it may concern or other formal greetings on my cover letter. I would feel odd writing that in an email, just like I would...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-03-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,644
Posted By Kiernansmom
Posting it here actually does have a pretty big...

Posting it here actually does have a pretty big effect. The wahm site is so popular that it's often one of the first hits I get when I google a company. Also, I have seen many company names posted...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-23-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,361
Posted By Kiernansmom
The hiring process was fast for me over a year...

The hiring process was fast for me over a year ago, but they rarely have work, so I'm surprised to see they're hiring writers. When they do have work, it's a decent writing site.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-01-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,248
Posted By Kiernansmom
I have a desktop PC that I prefer to work on, but...

I have a desktop PC that I prefer to work on, but I sometimes use my MacBook Air when I want to work somewhere else in the house or outside the house. I don't know much about computers. My husband...
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