My Goals with this Blog...

Are to document my experiences with various income streams and programs in my quest to becoming a full time freelancer working from home. I plan to list my current 'eggs' and to post the things that have and haven't worked for me.

Well, this month is going to be a bit lean. On person lowered the amount of work offered, another is dead till next month. But! Another may be stepping up to that their place. Sounds a bit flaky though. I tend to turn away questionably or confused offers. I also turn away offers that are so much work the money isn't worth it. What do I mean by that?

I mean that for example I am paid $5 for near 1,000, I turn it down. 200 words is quick and easy. But 600+ requires me to put together a narrative, an outline that teaches and informs. Then toss pictures into it and a post will take way past my hour window. Add onto some not paying you till after 20 of those and want that 20 quota within a day and you feel like you are working for a sweatshop but from home. One of the big reasons I work from home is to not only feel comfortable but not feel chained to my desk all day. The amount of writing I'd have to do to break even was just not worth it, especially when I can blog for other for $10 at 100-200 words.

So sometimes the time is just not the piddly money to even bother*. Besides those low payers tend to want boring ass generic topics and have the nerve to get mad and want rewrites when they get what they pay for. Which is utter, lackadaisical shit. Pay me well and I try my hardest to impress. Pay me little and I do under the bare min till I drop you for something better down the road. A lot of writers are like this. You'd think the low payers would catch on /facepalm.

*I say sometimes; some tasks are so fun to do that you are willing to take a dive. Having a blog you just like in general (or the owner) helps me ignore the low pay.