Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I went to Legislative Day in Albany, NY today, and it was an incredible experience. I got updated on what was going on in the Legislature, met several senators and a few assemblymen. One of the speakers had us keep repeating that we needed to have boldness, and he was referring to having the courage to approach our representatives about how we feel about key issues that are coming up for a vote.
How does this impact my writing to make money on the Internet?? Quite a lot, actually. I decided to practice boldness on that speaker, and among the large crowd of people milling around, I was actually able to approach the speaker where he stood in the hallway, and using BOLDNESS, I approached him, and in less than 30 seconds, explained who I was, what I was doing, and got PERMISSION to scan information he had handed out, write an article on it, and post it on the Internet, linking to his site!
What that means to me is several articles, and maybe a separate blog about politics, which is right up my alley, and I was using HIS idea, in more ways than one!
The lesson I walk away with today is that there is an opportunity everywhere for an article, or articles, and if you practice boldness, you might get a more positive response than you imagined! The worst that could have happened is that he might have said no, and I wouldn't be any farther behind than I started!

Monday, March 16, 2009

About Associated Content

I've already made $2.75 on Associated Content. Now, I know that you're probably snickering just a little bit to hear that, but keep in mind that it was weeks before I made my first six cents on eHow, and the Examiner is a bit quicker, but I've been on Associated Content less than a week, and only have two articles there, so this IS cause for celebration! I'll keep you posted!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Associated Content

On the recommendation of a friend I have mentioned before, Dena Bolton, I have signed up to write for Associated Content, another Internet source of income. Writers can get paid for content published elsewhere (I can post my eHow articles and New York Examiner articles), and you can get paid even more for original content, which you give them exclusive rights to.
Check it out, and let the earning begin! Dena said that she was earning more money at the Examiner and Associated Content, inspiring me to follow after her. Thanks Dena!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Free Mandated Reporter Training

NYS OCFS is offering free online mandated reporter training. I thought this was too good an opportunity to pass up, and have posted related articles on my daycare blog, on the New York Childcare Examiner, and on eHow as well. If you are considered a mandated reporter in any capacity, this two hour video clarifies NYS law regrading your responsibility to report, as well as helping you to brush up on your abuse, neglect and maltreatment info.