The Hungry Freelancer by Beth Jones Review

The Hungry Freelancer by Beth Jones Review

The Hungry Freelancer by Beth Jones I have been thinking about trying to find more ways to make money writing. So when I saw this book about freelance writing I wanted to read it.

The Hungry Freelancer : How to Break Into (and Succeed In) the World of Freelance Writing by Beth Jones is a pretty good resource for anyone thinking about freelance writing.

Freelance writing covers just about any kind of writing where you are not working directly for someone else for a long period. That pretty much covers anyone who makes money writing without being an employee.

The author says that it is quite possible to make a living doing freelance writing projects. But you have to actually do the work. She says you should write something every single day…if only one paragraph. This will help you improve your writing skill.

This book covers just about everything you need to know to become a freelance writer and make a living at it. Including the downsides.  One of which is that if you don’t work every day you won’t make money on the days you don’t work…so how much you make depends on how much you do.

The author talks about how to get started, how to find clients, and the days when you just don’t want to write anything at all.

The books contains a list of resources where you can find writing jobs too. The book was easy to read and understand and I learned a lot.

If you are thinking about taking up freelance writing I recommend you read this book first. Especially if, like me, you are not really sure you want to try to make a living at it.

The book can be read on an IPad, Kindle, IPhone, or Android and You can buy The Hungry Freelancer on

Beth Jones has done a lot of freelance writing. Her work has appeared on USA Today, eHow, eHow Home and Garden, White Fence, Hoyt Station, and in local newspapers. For more information visit her blog about freelancing or her Facebook page.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Dr. Barnsley Brown : Sponsor Spotlight

Dr. Barnsley Brown is a “recovering academic” who left a professorial career over a decade ago to start her own passionate business, Spirited Solutions Professional Speaking & Coaching.

She helps busy professionals, women, and business owners create balanced, prosperous lives and work they love!

For full details on Dr. Barnsley’s mission, credentials, and expertise, visit : Spirited Solutions.

She has created an e-book package called Get Out of Debt and Get On With Your Life!

The e-book and it’s bonuses tell what she did to make herself mentally, spiriturally, and financially ready to launch her dream business.

She says that if you are worried about having “enough” whether of money, love, time, energy, or anything else…then you will never be able to live the life of your dreams. So you need to create a firm foundation for that first!

This e-book package will show you steps to take to create your parachute.

Dr. Barnsley is one of my sponsors for the upcoming Lucky Day Sweepstakes event that starts on the 13th. She is going to give one of my lucky readers a copy of Get Out of Debt and Get On With Your Life! e-book and audio package that usually sells for $57.

It sounds like a really good prize to me. I have not recieved a copy of it myself and have not reviewed it but the information on her website certainly sounds interesting.

If you would like to get a head start on entering the giveaway you can subscribe to her ezine and get a free report. Doing so will be worth 5 entries on the giveaway.

Be sure and come back on the 13th to start entering!

The Peaceful Housewife Natural Household Cleaner Recipes Review

The Peaceful Housewife Natural Household Cleaner Recipes Review

Green Products

The Peaceful Housewife has a collection of gentle, environmentally-friendly natural household cleaner recipes available in eBook form. These are recipes that use items you probably already have in your home. You can know that they  really are environmentally safe.

Even if you want to be green and buy environmentally safe products it isn’t always easy to tell just which products really are green and which only claim to be. If you make the products yourself then you know exactly what went into them.

This eBook contains recipes for 20 different kinds of cleaners. For some cleaners there are several recipes and you pick the one you like best…or the one you already have ingredients for! Many of the recipes use vinegar as one of the ingredients. Vinegar is known to have many uses so that isn’t surprising.

There are recipes for glass cleaner, disinfecting wipe solution, diaper pail freshener, furniture polish, and pest sprays as well as many others. All of the recipes would be useful at one time or another. This is a good resource and I think it worth the price. You can check it out on The Peaceful Housewife where she sells it along with many green items already mixed up and ready for use.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Experience Boston Tourism:The Must-See Sights You’ll Love Review

Boston Tourism Essentials: The Must-See Sights You’ll Love by Deborah Bradley is a pdf ebook. It is written by a native Bostonian who didn’t realize how special her hometown was till she left it. It looks to be an excellent guide to the tourist attractions of Boston. I have not been to Boston yet myself so I can’t say for sure if she has included everything you might want to see. But she sure did include a lot.

One thing I would like to do is take one of the walking tours she talks about. They cover the Freedom Trail which includes such places as the Park Street Church, Old South Meeting House, Paul Revere House, and The Old North Church. She has included links for where to download maps and get more information about all the stops on the Freedom Trail.

The book includes a LOT of information about Fenway Park and its history. Baseball fans will definitely want to read the information about touring the park.  There is information about events other than baseball at Fenway park as well. And she includes information on how to get there and where to buy tickets.

There is information on the Commons and the Public Gardens including historical facts and directions on getting there.

Then she talks about the museums in Boston. There are enough to keep you busy for a while. If you are only staying a few days you will not have time to see them all.  I personally would visit the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Harvard Museums first. Then if there was still time…the other Art Museums.

As a bonus there is information about the Boston Public Transportation System. You might want to read this if you are short on cash.  Much cheaper way to go then taxis. And easier than driving. Of course according to this many of the places are withing walking distance.

If you are planning a trip to Boston or even just thinking you might want to go someday this would be a helpful resource. You can get a copy free just by signing up for the Boston Tourism Made Easy-Boston Event Guide Newsletter.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

How to Move From Blogger to WordPress Ebook

How to Move From Blogger to WordPress Ebook

How to move from Blogger to WordPress is a Pdf book. You can download it and read it pretty quick. It has instructions for every step of the move from Blogger to WordPress. It starts with getting your own domain name and ends with your new WordPress blog all set up.

how to move from Blogger to WordPress

This is what I used for my move. I got a copy and read it. Then I read it again. Then of course…I read it again! I wanted to be sure I knew what I was doing and had all my duckies lined up. I was scared out of my mind pretty much actually. I figured that no matter how well written the directions were and how closely I followed them…something was gonna go all pear shaped.

Since you are reading this post you know things went pretty well. I did have some trouble finding some of the files she talked about. But that was just from looking in the wrong place at first. I should have spent more time looking around the hosting dashboard and seeing where everything was before I started. So if you are doing this…make sure you know the neighborhood before you start moving stuff!

I followed directions and everything went pretty well. I did have to do the import a couple of times because it didn’t get them all. Then it got stuck and when I restarted it ended up doubling everything. So I had to go to the files and delete the content and start over. That was frustrating but it did work out the second time. I have no idea what the problem was either.

In any case I survived. My blog survived. With some changes. I didn’t even try to move the design. I have been told that you can do that. I wouldn’t want to try it myself though. You can hire folks to do that for you. Blogelina has a team of folks that do complete Blogger to WordPress transfers. That would be a lot easier. It does cost money though. She also has classes on how to build a better blog. You can learn a lot by taking those. I did. I’m still learning from them.

Disclosure: The links in this post are affiliate links. I would make some money if you used my links and bought something. I have used the eBook but not the Blogelina transfer service. From being in her classes I do know that Blogelina knows a heck of a lot about blogging. If you can afford it that would be a great alternative to doing it yourself.


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