Day 2 of 30-Day Social Media Fast

So I was not good today. I found something I simply had to share. It was just too good to keep to myself. I went on a binge -- shared it everywhere.

I got an email today from some new crowdsourcing company and put in an application. Plus, I got a reply from a couple of Craigslist ads. One was a scam, which I reported, but one looks promising. Doesn't pay much, but small eggs are just as nutritious as large eggs -- you just have to eat more of them.

CrowdSource still doesn't have anything decent to do. I will keep writing for Yahoo and doing as much CrowdSource as I can. I have a goal every day, and so far this month, I haven't met that daily goal, but I'm still trying.

Content Blvd. is pretty much a bust. If I'm going to write on spec, I'll put some stuff up on Constant Content that isn't just presented to one person who never does anything with it. It's not reliable enough to generate steady income. It's like Constant Content forcing you to only write to the daily requests, and not allowing you to submit anything just on its own. I do like the owner there, and I think he is trying to create something viable. I'll hang in there with them, but won't be contributing much, just looking to see what comes up and what happens.

I suspended all my Fiverr gigs. I don't have time to deal with it right now. I'm going to start going through boxes and finding stuff to sell during downtimes from now on. I can't just sit here and let time slip away. September is coming faster than it seems.

So that's day 2. Hope yours was better than mine.

How NOT to Get a Job Through Craigslist

I look on Craigslist daily for opportunities, but you have to be careful. Today, for some strange reason, I decided to see what writers were posting in jobs wanted. I found this ad and had to share it. This is how NOT to get a job on Craigslist. Seriously, if you're looking for a writing job, and ESPECIALLY an editing job, don't have typos in your ad.


Day 1 of the 30 Day Social Media Fast

Well, this is harder than I thought it would be. I keep getting notifications from sites about threads I'm subscribed to or comments on threads or new members wanting to get into G+ communities. I've been good about not posting anything, but I have to check to see if spammers are posting, and I have to approve/disapprove new members. Only day one, and I've already decided that if I can't get any mods on the groups, I'm going to shut them down. Everyone wants to belong and benefit, but no one wants to help. I have mods on two, but not on the others.

On the other hand, it rained all day, so my plan to work in the yard fell through. I've pretty much been job-hunting today, looking for something decent paying that doesn't involve having to write in present tense without the words can, may, should, would, and could. Seriously -- what kind of idiot doesn't let you use the word "can?"  I don't want to write on spec either, but people who are willing to pay decently are few and far between.

There are new rules on CrowdSource every day, and I just hate even going there, although I need the work. Now there is nothing up there but reviews. I thought reviews were supposed to be written by people who had used something, not just made up off the top of your head. Guess not. Most of the "facilities" they want reviewed aren't even online, so how you are supposed to review them is beyond me.

I'm more and more convinced that they have lost the contract, because they crap they are putting up now is just that -- CRAP.  That, plus the fact that TripleCurve is begging for writers to write thousands of articles a week tells me that they are the lucky winners. They want too much for what they pay, though.

I may have lost my health beats on YCN. They aren't there this morning, but Jelena is checking into it. And just when I had decided to start writing for them again. They don't pay much, but at least they don't have freaky editors, and you can write from your own experience.

The writing world has basically gone to hell in a handbasket. I'm in a bad situation right now where I need a lot of money quickly, so I have to take what I can get and work long hours to make enough money, but when this is over, I'm taking it easier. I'm done with trying to make tons of money. I just want to pay the bills and have a little left over at the end of the month. I never have been extremely ambitious, and I'm not going to start being ambitious now at my age.

I'm also going to look back into doing more affiliate marketing. I wish I had never stopped doing that, because now I have forgotten everything I knew about it, but I can learn again. I know a lot more about affiliate marketing in general now than I did when I started, so that's a viable alternative to just writing for pennies.

I just have to get past September, then I'll be fine.