side hustlesSide hustles!

If you know a few tricks, then working from home can be extremely lucrative, but you may need several income streams. After you have landed a few writing gigs and finished all your work early, you could try branching out into other areas. By finding other ways to make money online, you can quickly build up a monthly bonus from several small transactions.

Online Surveys

There are a growing list of websites that pay users to complete surveys. Do a quick Google search to check your chosen site is legitimate, then get to work filling in surveys. Making money with Swagbucks is a popular and well paying option. It can be monotonous and won’t make you rich by itself, but a little bit of extra income each week will add up.

Become a virtual tutor

As a writer, you have gained knowledge which could be valuable to others. If you have a college degree, then you are probably capable of teaching in that discipline. Maybe you’re bilingual or play a musical instrument. And, for some tutoring gigs you don’t need a degree.


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If you’re nerdy like I am and love the web, this will probably interest you. Even if you’re not, scan this and learn something about domain names… how they work, a bit of their history, etc. If you don’t already have your website this will be valuable as you finally buy a domain name (Blue Host is by far and away my favorite host) you’ll have a better sense of what’s going on.

The last entry on this list may be the most valuable. Take a look. Just click on the image.

101 Fascinating Facts You Didn’t Know About Domain Names

Infographic about domain names provided by Website Builder Au with permission.

As always,

Write well and often,




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Year-End Review Helps Writers Truly Assess Their Writing Business

November 30, 2017

A year end review is a good practice for freelance writers. Since tomorrow it will be December, it’s a good time to start thinking and writing your year-end review of your writing business. Fortunately, since we’re freelancers, we don’t have to approach this evaluation with the kind of dread that so often happens in the […]

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A Writing Client Goes Missing or Why I Insist on an Advance

November 28, 2017

An advance for a portion of the fee, or even all if it, protects you against flaky clients and those who have no intention of paying you. I was reminded of this last week. I answered an ad on LinkedIn for someone who wanted some blogging done for a project that sounded interesting to me. […]

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My White Privilege and an Apology for Thanksgiving

November 23, 2017

I was born into white privilege, although no one was talking about it back then. As I grew up I learned that the Pilgrims and “Indians” as we said back then, celebrated the first Thanksgiving because the natives taught the newly arrived folks how to farm and catch food. The scene was always portrayed as […]

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Project Management on the Fly for Freelance Writers

November 21, 2017

Project management tools are readily available. There are even free ones that have good reputations. All, however, require some sort of learning curve. Since I don’t think about project management until I’m in the middle of something that would benefit from some clarity about everything,, I’ve not been willing to pay the price of learning […]

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7 Mysteries About Freelance Writing That Stop Many From Becoming A Freelance Writer

November 16, 2017

With the rise of the internet, interest in freelance writing is picking up. However, with people coming from different countries and backgrounds, there is a shroud of mystery about how freelance writing really works. So here I am today to bust a few common myths that create doubts among the newbies and hold them to […]

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8 Ways to Write Efficiently Creating More Time for Your Creativity

November 14, 2017

When you write efficiently you actually also create more space for your own creativity. I recently took on a project that’s got some pretty tight time demands and I was feeling a bit at odds with it because I knew it would cut into my own writing. Then I asked myself an important question: Is […]

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November 9, 2017
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How Many Languages Does Your Blog Speak?

November 9, 2017

How many languages does your blog speak? For some reason this morning I was thinking about Christmas – the traditional winter holiday of most of us whites here in the United States. and that’s exactly how the thought showed up – with the recognition that most religions and/or peoples do celebrate a winter holiday. That […]

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