Saturday, January 16, 2016

Daily Two Cents - Are They Spread Too Thin?

When I signed up at Daily Two Cents in 2014, I was looking forward to writing short articles (100 words). At that time the owners of DTC also owned another writing platform, WritEdge. Okay, so they owned 2 sites, one with a 100 word minimum and the other a 400 word minimum. 

But shortly after I joined they began setting up more writing sites, one right after another. They have one that is for reviews of anything (movies, products, TV shows, etc.) that site is HonestReviewz. Then there's Listofied (top 5, top 10 of anything), another is Trendzic, that site is all about selling any product. I was beginning to think that maybe they're spreading to thin. They continued starting up more and more sites...poetry & fiction, crafts, news and current events, and more, lots more. Some sites are pending completion.

What do you suppose began to happen? That's right, the writers at DTC stopped publishing there and went to the niche sites to write. Here it is November 2015 and the two owners of all these sites are telling the few remaining at DTC that we need to publish more articles or they will have to shut the site down. Well, who didn't see that coming? I guess Michelle and Danielle didn't.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lost in a Sweep

eHow closed their Writer's Compensation Program (WCP) and in the process they lost or removed some of my articles.  Then to complicate things, Xomba revamped their website and misplaced 9 of my articles.  Fortunately, I have everything saved on my computer's hard drive. I put some of the lost articles on Bukisa  and for the remaining homeless articles I made a Squidoo lens. I call it 'Articles Lost in a Sweep'.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Featured on RedGage

RedGage featured my Cats On A Plane story.  I got a nice bonus for it too!!  $4.90.  It's really easy to earn money on RedGage with links, photos and blogs.  You can start earning money on RedGage, click here to join.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

eHow Finally Did It

eHow finally did the unthinkable.  They are discontinuing the Writer's Compensation Program (WCP).  This means they will be removing all articles from their site by May 31, 2011.  They're giving us the opportunity to sell our articles to Demand Studios (eHow's parent company).  If we accept their one-time, lump sum offer, Demand Studios will own all the rights, and we forfeit use of the article.  What a mess!   I want to retain my articles, I'll simply publish them elsewhere.  NO DEAL!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


I signed up at RedGage finally and I should have done it much sooner.  RedGage is a combination of writing site and social networking.  You can upload videos and photos or write an article.  Transferring videos from YouTube is a snap and you can create links to just about anything on the internet.
The good part is that you get paid for all this by unique views to your content.  You don't need a Google AdSense account or a PayPal account.  RedGage issues a debit card and your earnings are put on the card.  How easy is that?  
They have a contest where you earn 'raffle tickets' that get put into a drawing to win $25.00.  That's done every 24 hours.  Earn points by submitting Knowledge Based content, inviting friends to join RedGage and by mentioning RedGage on another website.
I'm still navigating the site trying to learn the ropes.  Thumbs up to RedGage.
You can sign up too, just click RedGage.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Don't Overthink!

The best way that I can describe overthinking is; your brain freezes.  You want to write an article about a subject that you are quite knowledgeable, but the words won't come and the fingers can't type.  I published an article on Xomba (one of my favorite writing sites by the way).  Take a look at my Overthinking Your Writing article and maybe the words will come easy for you too.
If you would like to earn a residual income by writing online, join Xomba now!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

'Red' Adair

 I submitted an article to Bukisa and it was published just a few hours later.  I was quite surprised.  Usually the editorial review takes 24 - 48 hours.  That was a pleasant surprise.  The article profiles the life of Red Adair; oil well capper and firefighter.  You can join Bukisa to earn residual income.