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Forum: Writing: Blogging 05-20-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By ThisIsMiss
That may be true in a way, but I also found that...

That may be true in a way, but I also found that since blogger connects to Google+ all of my blog posts were on the first page in relevant searches. (It may also be coincidence because I always try...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 05-13-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Thanks for the advice everyone! I went ahead and...

Thanks for the advice everyone! I went ahead and got a domain name.

I am still hosted by blogger, but only because I have NO CLUE how to switch over to a hosted site from here. I am really not...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 05-03-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By ThisIsMiss
When to get a domain

I just started a blog last month - mostly for fun, but to also make a little money on the side. It's been doing pretty well so far - at least better than I thought it would its first month. I've been...
Forum: Telecommuting 05-03-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,382
Posted By ThisIsMiss
I have a degree in Marketing Communications and...

I have a degree in Marketing Communications and wanted to do PR, but I haven't been able to find anything that allows me to work from home unless I already have like 5+ years experience... I've only...
Forum: Question of the Week 04-29-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 30,104
Posted By ThisIsMiss
I buy most things online, but I need to go to the...

I buy most things online, but I need to go to the store for clothes because not everything fits me right or looks the same in person. If I could buy everything online, I could because it is faster...
Forum: Fitness/Weight Loss Support 04-29-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,418
Posted By ThisIsMiss
They say muscles are made in the gym and shown in...

They say muscles are made in the gym and shown in the kitchen. It is true that you can work your butt off, but it you are not eating right, it won't show. That is one thing I have an issue with. I...
Forum: Cookbook & Recipes 04-29-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,715
Posted By ThisIsMiss
I came in here to share one of my favorite...

I came in here to share one of my favorite crockpot chili recipes then I read this and now I cant stop drooling and thinking about rushing home to put this together. I feel like I am starving now and...
Forum: Cookbook & Recipes 04-29-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,505
Posted By ThisIsMiss
I cook from scratch as much and as often as I...

I cook from scratch as much and as often as I can. Not just for taste, but I just feel it is so much more fun and I like knowing what I am eating. I tried growing my own veggies last year, but...
Forum: Social Networking Link Exchanges 04-29-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,000
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Would love to have you in my circles if you still...

Would love to have you in my circles if you still use Google+

Amanda Gamm (https://plus.google.com/u/0/117757383230920065049/posts)
Forum: Social Networking Link Exchanges 04-29-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 26,364
Posted By ThisIsMiss
I would love for you to join me on my pinterest...

I would love for you to join me on my pinterest page

Subscription Maven - Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/amandamaven/boards/)
Forum: Social Networking Link Exchanges 04-29-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 114,619
Posted By ThisIsMiss
I've gone through and "liked" a few pages. I am...

I've gone through and "liked" a few pages. I am on my lunch break at my second job, so I cant like everyone just yet!

If you could like my page, I would really, really appreciate it. It is in some...
Forum: Social Networking Link Exchanges 04-29-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 37,256
Posted By ThisIsMiss
I would really love some love on my Twitter...

I would really love some love on my Twitter account - I've been using it on and off and am only now kind of getting the hang of it

https://twitter.com/AmandaMaven
Forum: Writing: Blogging 07-21-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Another newbie to blogging looking for advice!

Sorry if this post isn't all too cohesive. I am typing this in the dead of night after a few hours of studying!

I've been writing freelance for about a year and a half and really think I am ready...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-19-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,648
Posted By ThisIsMiss
I've had so much luck with gumtree and the London...

I've had so much luck with gumtree and the London Craigslist while in the UK. I just don't like having to pay for ads when I'm not sure I will get anything from them. Maybe just try your luck and see?
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-02-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,554
Posted By ThisIsMiss
So, I just heard back from Catherine, but didn't...

So, I just heard back from Catherine, but didn't get too much out of her.



The new post does answer a lot though and does make me feel a bit more optimistic
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-01-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,554
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Right now, they are my main egg too, so I am...

Right now, they are my main egg too, so I am hoping that the new changes including something that I am able to do and comes with a decent pay. I already sent in an email asking for clarification...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-01-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,554
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Changes to WG

For those who write for WG, what are your thoughts on the changes? Will you be testing for the new roles?
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-14-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,778
Posted By ThisIsMiss
I write for them. They are a bit backed up...

I write for them. They are a bit backed up because Bounty hasn't exactly gone live until recently apparently. All my articles have been reviewed now (ones I submitted from June onward) and I wrote an...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-14-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By ThisIsMiss
I was let go when they were doing the audit for...

I was let go when they were doing the audit for my poor quality (Only 1 rejection ever and only a handful of rewrites). I was told that I could apply to other areas though.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-14-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,944
Posted By ThisIsMiss
I've heard about them taking ages to get the...

I've heard about them taking ages to get the forms through. When I sent mine in, I needed the money badly and explained to them that waiting would be tough so they allowed me to submit a few...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-07-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Oh wow. I could really use this right about now....

Oh wow. I could really use this right about now. I need to think hard about all of this. I've done the first few steps recently... just need to work on the rest. Namely how to work Step 5.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-07-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,843
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Hi everyone. Sorry I've been away. My DD and I...

Hi everyone. Sorry I've been away. My DD and I came down with colds :(

The loans that are coming out of deferment aren't actually in deferment, but forbearance, I got them switched up, sorry....
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-04-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,843
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Unhappy I am giving up on trying to work from home

Sorry, I just need to vent a bit right now. I'm kind of freaking out about my financial situation right now..

The Daily Glow program from Skyword just let me go today. All I was told was that they...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-24-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Super Speed Reviews at Skyword

Has anyone else noticed really fast review times at Skyword ever since they temporarily closed down evergreen articles? I just wrote a few articles today and already got them approved for payment....
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-06-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By ThisIsMiss
A phrase book sounds like a really good idea....

A phrase book sounds like a really good idea. Sometimes I'll read a phrase and it's enough to inspire me to not only correctly set the tone, but also come up with different ways to use words as I...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-06-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,143
Posted By ThisIsMiss
I love writing for WG.. I only recently started....

I love writing for WG.. I only recently started. It takes me a bit longer to write articles, but I think it's because I'm more careful with my editing process after being fired from DS. (Plus my LO...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-03-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 42,733
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Thank you for the info, ladies! This is really...

Thank you for the info, ladies! This is really great advice, and I really appreciate it.

With the recent stuff with DS, I've decided to start working towards finding an office job for a little...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-03-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By ThisIsMiss
I was officially accepted in the beginning of...

I was officially accepted in the beginning of July. They are very specific about what they want, but if you follow their style guide, you'll be fine. They don't have too many requirements, so the...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-03-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By ThisIsMiss
They did have good qualities... I loved the...

They did have good qualities... I loved the bi-weekly pay and $15 articles, but I can get other articles out for other places (like SkyWord) faster and with a lot less stress. I'm sure you'll find...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-03-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Vent away! I was also let go. I've been venting...

Vent away! I was also let go. I've been venting on other threads. Do you have other eggs you can focus on instead? DS is really crap anyway. They are the ones missing out in the end.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-03-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,640
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Yeah, they really do stress me out a lot too! I'm...

Yeah, they really do stress me out a lot too! I'm just glad we have other eggs we can use! We are better off :)
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-03-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,640
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Only 61. I slowed down my writing with them since...

Only 61. I slowed down my writing with them since June, so the bulk of it was from March to May. The thing is, I got lower scores for really little things. Like a missed period or because I forgot to...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-03-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,640
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Nope, I wasn't given a chance to write three...

Nope, I wasn't given a chance to write three articles. My email just says this:

We regret to inform you that we are removing your Demand Media Studios writing permissions. As you are aware, we...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-03-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By ThisIsMiss
I have a 4 month old girl.. it really is hard,...

I have a 4 month old girl.. it really is hard, especially since I'm a single mom and this girl loves attention. I write while she naps and sleeps, and I sometimes get someone to watch her for an hour...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-03-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,640
Posted By ThisIsMiss
I just got notified that I was fired. I'm pretty...

I just got notified that I was fired. I'm pretty devastated by it. At least I wasn't *really* using it as a main source of income anymore since being hired by wiseGEEK. My scored were 3.6 and 4.0...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-03-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By ThisIsMiss
On average, my grammar score is a 3.6, but I...

On average, my grammar score is a 3.6, but I still had plenty of months where it was a 4.0, my research and references was always a 4.0-4.2. I heard about the program, and thought I would at least be...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-21-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Do you mean to apply? You have to go through...

Do you mean to apply? You have to go through Skyword.com and apply from there. They also have other programs you can join too.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-20-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By ThisIsMiss
They are revamping the keywords since DG wants to...

They are revamping the keywords since DG wants to stop a few tapes of keywords. Namely, anything on extensions, dyes, and one more I think. A lot of people, myself included, have had articles denied...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-18-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 367
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Cotton Babies seeking blog writer

The catch is that you'd need to go to BlogHer in San Diego in August.

"Natural parenting company seeks on-going relationship with skilled writers with experience in parenthood, sleep...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-17-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Hmm... ok, thanks everyone! I mailed in my...

Hmm... ok, thanks everyone! I mailed in my information last Monday, and I sent my last article in that day too, so hopefully by tomorrow things will start rolling. I've been eyeing a few titles that...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-17-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,778
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Whoa! I wish I could make that kind of money with...

Whoa! I wish I could make that kind of money with Gather. I joined because I heard a lot of people were... I just can't seem to get it!



When you choose a news topic, it will show you any...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-15-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By ThisIsMiss
When I tested it was 3 batches of 3 equaling 9. I...

When I tested it was 3 batches of 3 equaling 9. I just passed the test not too long ago and found the experience very nice. I like the title selection because there are plenty that I learned about...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-15-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By ThisIsMiss
wiseGEEK review times

How long does it normally take for them to review your work? I was recently accepted and submitted my first batch of 5 a few days ago and haven't heard anything back yet. I have a lot going on at...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-15-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Ditto. They didn't show up, but I still got paid...

Ditto. They didn't show up, but I still got paid for them on time. I think I heard something about a glitch with them showing up properly.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-11-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,778
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Gather really depends. Some people do really,...

Gather really depends. Some people do really, really well, while others, like me and a couple others I know have trouble getting good topics. You need to write only 8 articles a month and I only do...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-01-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By ThisIsMiss
I have a three month old and she is super clingy....

I have a three month old and she is super clingy. She won't be with anyone but me and requires my 100% attention or else she'll cry. I can sometimes put her in my Moby wrap while I work, but she...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-01-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By ThisIsMiss
I have a few articles due soon as well. :( I...

I have a few articles due soon as well. :( I hope they give us a 24 hr extension like last time..


Oh, and I really butchered "problem" I obviously can't type with baby in hand!
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-01-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By ThisIsMiss
Is anyone else having probling logging onto DS?

Is there some sort of maintenance going on I don't know about? I keep getting a blank page..
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-01-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By ThisIsMiss
I've never had anyone say anything when I was...

I've never had anyone say anything when I was under, but I've only been under about 5 words. Sometimes its hard to reach the minimum. There's only so much you can say about a topic. Most CE's are...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-01-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,778
Posted By ThisIsMiss
It is really hard to get used to writing for...

It is really hard to get used to writing for Gather, you need to stalk celeb gossip sites all the time. Find ones that update a lot, like TMZ and bookmark them. Don't follow Google trends or anything...
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