• Content and Copywriting

    Suite 101 Is In An Upswing

    I haven’t written about Suite 101 in a long time. Since the Google Panda down-turn, I haven’t given the site much of my time and have focused on other freelance writing pursuits, instead. Lately, though, my Suite earnings have been going up. Last month my earning were up by $10 and it looks like this month will almost double my January earnings. Other writers are finding that they are getting more readers and earnings, as well. So what has Suite been doing to earn an up-tick? Well, I know that they cleared out a lot of the garbage articles they had on the site. That was sure to help. They’ve also started…

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    Suite 101 Stats for September

    There’s been a lot of talk that Suite 101 has hit bottom and is never coming back. For a while I believed it, but I was still making some money there so I didn’t leave. It’s lucky that I didn’t. My money has bounced back and is almost back to pre-Panda levels. I’m pretty excited since that is a big bunch of moola. Here are my stats: Before Panda 2200 PVs per week Currently 2100 PVs per week My earnings have been going up by 10-50% each month By this time next month my earnings should be back to pre-Panda levels I have only posted 4 articles since Panda hit…

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    How to Replace Demand Media Studios?

    Lately I have been writing a lot for Demand Media Studios. Here’s why: They pay twice a week I can make $30 an hour or more The articles can be written using very little brain power I can do $100 worth of work in a few hours and spend the rest of the day working on my ebook, blogs or websites There have been rumors swirling, though, that DMS is having financial trouble and won’t be able to last much longer. So, after tapering off for a few weeks, I’m back to the client hunt so I can keep more eggs in my basket (I have several clients other than Demand)…

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    Why I Still Write for Suite 101

    After Panda, Suite 101 face-planted into the asphalt of the Google highway. Many of my writer friends there quit or just stopped writing. Some went on to create websites and blogs specifically aimed at roasting Suite. Me? I stayed. My reasons may not make sense to everyone, but I’ll share them anyway: I still make a decent chunk of change there. My earnings are steadily going up and are almost back to pre-Panda days. I am now what Suite calls a “Topic Editor.” I’m over two sections, Mixed Media Arts and Painting/Drawing. The position only pays $.5 an article, but I don’t really do any major editing. I scan over the article, tweak a few things…

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    Why Social Media is More Important Than Google Search

    Back in my post a few days ago, I talked about tracking how readers get to your articles and blog posts. Well, in my search for the truth I found something amazing. On one of my most visited articles only 25 people found it using Google Search in an entire month. How did the other 8,000 people find my article? StumbleUpon and Facebook. In fact, my article had been stumbled around 400 times. Others are reporting similar trends. What does this mean to me? To you? It means social media is the new search engine. We need to stop fretting about SEO and Google’s Panda and start dusting off our Facebook pages…