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Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-30-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,335
Posted By ebookwriter1
Your website is down. Did you take it down to...

Your website is down. Did you take it down to work on it? If not, try to get it running again so you can ue it as a marketing tool.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-20-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By ebookwriter1
Two weeks is nothing. Most high-paying...

Two weeks is nothing. Most high-paying publications don't pay for at least 30 days, and some pay net 60 or net 90. That's why so many people don't try to get better-paying work; they think everyone...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-20-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,242
Posted By ebookwriter1
The update didn't specifically target how-to...

The update didn't specifically target how-to pages; it targeted low-quality pages/sites. If you write in-depth how-to content that isn't the same as everything else on the Web, you'll probably be...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-09-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By ebookwriter1
Paypal only issues a 1099-K if you receive at...

Paypal only issues a 1099-K if you receive at least $20K in business Paypal payments and have 200+ transactions in one year. You still have to report the income and pay the taxes, whether they report...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-08-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By ebookwriter1
Paypal only issues a 1099-K if you meet BOTH of...

Paypal only issues a 1099-K if you meet BOTH of the following criteria: you made at least $20,000 in one tax year; AND you had 200 or more business transactions. If Aunt Mabel sends you $500 as a...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-16-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By ebookwriter1
You should, though, because the value to her is...

You should, though, because the value to her is totally different. With direct mail, you're asking someone to take action, whether it's buying a product or signing up for a free trial of something....
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-16-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By ebookwriter1
Direct mail absolutely pays more than other types...

Direct mail absolutely pays more than other types of writing because it has a higher value to the client. You didn't mention if you are writing a brochure, postcard, or other type of mailer, so I...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-19-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By ebookwriter1
Good for you for doing the right thing and...

Good for you for doing the right thing and addressing this issue. I'm sorry you have to deal with the fallout.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-21-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,598
Posted By ebookwriter1
I would tell her you are going to contact the...

I would tell her you are going to contact the police or district attorney in her state and report her for theft of services. Maybe the idea of having a misdemeanor or felony conviction (depending on...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-15-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By ebookwriter1
Small claims is an option, but it's not a good...

Small claims is an option, but it's not a good one unless you live in the same state or you have a contract saying any claims will be litigated in your state. I assume you don't have that, so filing...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-15-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,603
Posted By ebookwriter1
That's weird, because several editors said they...

That's weird, because several editors said they are forced to check something off or risk being "in trouble."

Now that we can see our edits again, it's clear some people are just checking boxes...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-12-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By ebookwriter1
#1 When I ran into the same problem, I just did...

#1 When I ran into the same problem, I just did some sample articles and put them on my website. I focus on legal writing, so I wanted to have a variety of samples in the niches I enjoy (personal...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-10-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,603
Posted By ebookwriter1
I haven't had any problems writing them, either....

I haven't had any problems writing them, either. The problem is that CS is now forcing editors (unless that rule changed sometime this week) to check off stock comments on the pieces they review. So...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-09-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,703
Posted By ebookwriter1
You don't have a case, and neither does anyone...

You don't have a case, and neither does anyone else who writes on a 1099 basis.

WD doesn't tell you where to write (you can write from home, a coffee shop, or a library).

WD doesn't require you...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-05-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,603
Posted By ebookwriter1
To be fair, the people running CS don't know...

To be fair, the people running CS don't know their elbows from their behinds in a lot of cases. I'm not saying CS is perfect or that reviewers at CS don't make mistakes. It's just that in this...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-05-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,603
Posted By ebookwriter1
The simple answer is that a professional does not...

The simple answer is that a professional does not rewrite one or two sources. You're right -- unless you invent something or discover something, the facts are all out there. It's up to a writer to...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-04-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,603
Posted By ebookwriter1
I've written hundreds of these for CS as well as...

I've written hundreds of these for CS as well as another site that handles answers for this project. First of all, unless this was an "expert" answer -- which pays more and requires a separate Q&A...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-31-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,590
Posted By ebookwriter1
It really bugs me when lazy people try to...

It really bugs me when lazy people try to capitalize on the skills of others by ignoring the rules. WD *just* removed the article cap, giving us a chance to make more money with them. This kind of...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-08-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,853
Posted By ebookwriter1
It's been frustrating, to say the least. I keep...

It's been frustrating, to say the least. I keep getting one particular editor who tells me "you can find this information elsewhere." No kidding! Unless they want to pay me $200+ for original...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-08-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,107
Posted By ebookwriter1
I wrote a few articles for QG after they switched...

I wrote a few articles for QG after they switched over to OWJ. Frankly, it's not worth it. They want perfect writing and tons of links (none from the same domain, so if you have one from MedlinePlus...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-01-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By ebookwriter1
If the company has the same initials as "Woman's...

If the company has the same initials as "Woman's Day," then I'd write to the support desk. I heard something about people revising articles and having them show up in the editor's queue as mashes of...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-30-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By ebookwriter1
I'd honestly ask him what he means. Either he...

I'd honestly ask him what he means. Either he made a typo or he's asking for something obscure, because a search for "cookie submits" displays this thread on the first page, along with something...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-28-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,404
Posted By ebookwriter1
I haven't had much luck with open orders, but...

I haven't had much luck with open orders, but I've been getting direct orders for $30 to $60 per article (not many, but some). I'll keep TB around just for those orders, but I don't plan to hit the...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-20-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,404
Posted By ebookwriter1
I look for blogs that seem abandoned (no posts...

I look for blogs that seem abandoned (no posts for several months) and then send an email about blogging packages. I worked as a legal assistant before I started my writing business, and I've written...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-20-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,404
Posted By ebookwriter1
Fifty is low if you're working in a specialized...

Fifty is low if you're working in a specialized niche. I'm currently blogging for two lawyers. One pays me $60 per post and one pays me $62.50 per post.

I don't send samples via email. I have a...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-19-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,404
Posted By ebookwriter1
I would not say anything about the quality of...

I would not say anything about the quality of their content; you never know if the person you are talking to wrote it and will be offended/upset if you bring it up.

What you could do is say "I...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-18-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By ebookwriter1
That happened to me the other day. I finished my...

That happened to me the other day. I finished my proposal and hit submit, and then I got a message saying the project had been awarded (it hadn't been when I started writing!).

I am really lucky I...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-17-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By ebookwriter1
I haven't done any cold calling, but Bob Bly...

I haven't done any cold calling, but Bob Bly (arguably the best copywriter in the country) just sent out an e-mail message saying he recommends against it because it makes you look like you have too...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 02-03-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,513
Posted By ebookwriter1
That makes sense. I know someone who is an...

That makes sense. I know someone who is an AMAZING editor, but his writing is garbage. Just because you know every grammar rule doesn't mean you'll be able to write anything remotely interesting.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-21-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By ebookwriter1
I don't publish rates because I work in a few...

I don't publish rates because I work in a few different niches. I might charge a law firm $60 for a blog post and charge a medical practice $75; it all depends on how much research I have to do,...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-15-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By ebookwriter1
I would recommend grouping your samples according...

I would recommend grouping your samples according to their niches. I focus on medical, legal, and B2B writing, so that is how I am going to be setting up my portfolio (I just installed the WP...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-14-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,494
Posted By ebookwriter1
CC was just bought by another company, so that...

CC was just bought by another company, so that explains the silence from the admins. Their hands were probably tied as far as how much info they could share with us while the sale was going on.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-06-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,494
Posted By ebookwriter1
I think the new trend is allowing small groups of...

I think the new trend is allowing small groups of writers to do work off-platform. There has been very little on-platform work lately, but I know several writers doing tons of work behind the scenes....
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-21-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,515
Posted By ebookwriter1
Yes, I do both. The key is consistency. I do my...

Yes, I do both. The key is consistency. I do my "now money" work during the day, and then my husband and I spend one to two hours per night working on our passive/residual income projects. I am...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-23-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By ebookwriter1
Easy Overflow Available - Due Today

I have some easy overflow work available for anyone who is interested. I need a batch of blurbs about different professions. Each one has the same format, so you don't really have to use any...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-10-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By ebookwriter1
Your experience is the same as mine. I've been...

Your experience is the same as mine. I've been writing there for nearly four years. I have a very low overall rewrite percentage, but the rate has shot up in recent months. What bothers me is that I...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-08-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,242
Posted By ebookwriter1
I do have a couple of my own websites, and some...

I do have a couple of my own websites, and some of them are earning a decent amount, but DMS lures me in with the twice weekly pay. I have medical bills, so I am trying to rack up as much as I can at...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-08-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,242
Posted By ebookwriter1
Come to my house and we can commiserate. I don't...

Come to my house and we can commiserate. I don't know why some of the editors over there have to question everything. I wrote an article on a topic I majored in AND have a professional certification...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-05-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By ebookwriter1
You will get a letter approving or denying your...

You will get a letter approving or denying your request for an installment agreement. You have to sign it and send it back with your first payment. If you don't get the letter soon, I would call the...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-05-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,948
Posted By ebookwriter1
I don't even respond anymore. I placed a bid for...

I don't even respond anymore. I placed a bid for a project that looked promising. The client stated he was willing to pay $0.04 per word or something like that. So I bid $20 per article (500 words at...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-03-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By ebookwriter1
My goal for today is $225. I have $28.50 so far.

My goal for today is $225. I have $28.50 so far.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-31-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By ebookwriter1
Right, but unfortunately, a lot of clients still...

Right, but unfortunately, a lot of clients still think that 5 percent keyword density and use of awkward keywords is the way to go. I try to educate people about what works and what doesn't for SEO,...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-29-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By ebookwriter1
Your rates will depend on what type of service...

Your rates will depend on what type of service you provide. If you are only looking for typos and minor errors, you would charge less than you would if you were going to be helping shape the...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-26-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,438
Posted By ebookwriter1
True, but not by much. :)

True, but not by much. :)
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-26-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,438
Posted By ebookwriter1
I do, but sometimes it isn't worth the hassle. I...

I do, but sometimes it isn't worth the hassle. I can do one DMS article for $25 or do two or three CC articles for $14.25 each in the same amount of time. I do the higher-paying work when it makes...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-26-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,438
Posted By ebookwriter1
I would do some things for $0.02/word, but not...

I would do some things for $0.02/word, but not specialized content.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-26-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,438
Posted By ebookwriter1
Legal Blog Posts at TB

Is anyone here doing the legal blog posts at TB (the ones that used to be at CloudCrowd)? I love that type of work, but I just can't imagine that so many people are doing them for $5.48 each when...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-25-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By ebookwriter1
This a tough one, because I've been on both sides...

This a tough one, because I've been on both sides of the coin (applying for gigs and doing recruiting/human resources). I would say to apply unless the ad says a degree is absolutely required. I...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-19-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By ebookwriter1
The client doesn't want a verbatim transcription;...

The client doesn't want a verbatim transcription; s/he wants a writer to take the audio file and ghost write a post based on the information.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-17-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,879
Posted By ebookwriter1
That's a really good point. Maybe CrC and similar...

That's a really good point. Maybe CrC and similar sites need to explain what the ratings mean and that they affect our pay.

I don't have any other complaints about the site, honestly. I've made...
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