Tuesday, June 28, 2011


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Monday, June 20, 2011

How To Prevent & Eliminate Blackheads

Well, I found a Squidoo-worthy eHow article.  So instead of putting my article about how to prevent and eliminate blackheads on Bukisa or Infobarrel (I'm still waiting for the first article I migrated from eHow to Infobarrel to get approved), I decided to put my articles on how to prevent and eliminate blackheads on Squidoo.  No one wants blackheads and once you get them, they can be a pain to get rid of.  So be sure to check out the article for great ways on both how to prevent and eliminate blackheads.

If you have any tips that I missed, please share them in the comments section!  And if you're a Squidoo member please "like" the lens.  If you're not a Squidoo member, sign-up here and start making lenses & getting paid!

Here's the article: How to Eliminate and Prevent Blackheads

Best Romantic Comedies

While I'm in the process of moving my eHow articles to new homes, I thought I'd share a lens I wrote on Squidoo (on Squidoo you create "lenses" instead of writing articles--lenses allow you to include various modules & offer more freedom than a traditional article) about romantic comedies a.k.a. chick flicks.  This lens is about the top romantic comedies by actress.  Therefore, I've compiled some of the most popular romantic comedy actresses, such as Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Aniston, and Katherine Heigl, and compiled their best romantic comedies to make an ultimate list of the perfect Friday night chick flicks to enjoy.

Please check out my lens, Top Romantic Comedies by Actress and let me know what you think.

Pretty Woman (15th Anniversary Special Edition)Notting Hill (Collector's Edition)The Proposal (Single Disc)Sandra Bullock Comedy Collection: 4 Film Favorites (Miss Congeniality / Two Weeks Notice / Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood / Miss Congeniality 2 Armed & Fabulous)You've Got Mail (Deluxe Edition)Just Go With ItThe Back-Up PlanLife as We Know ItThe Ugly Truth (Widescreen Edition)How to Lose A Guy In 10 DaysBride Wars

Sunday, June 19, 2011

eHow Ends WCP & Where to Go From Here

I my spare time I have been writing articles online and gaining revenue both passive and active for these articles.  My biggest earnings came from several eHow articles I wrote when the Writers' Compensation Program ("WCP") was active.  Sometime last year, eHow stopped allowing writers to contribute new articles unless they applied to and were accepted to their Demand Studios writing program.  However, they continued to pay WCP members residual income for the articles they had written.  Starting May 5, 2011, they stopped paying WCP members their residual income and offered either a bulk payment for your articles or for you to remove all of your articles from the site.  I felt my offer wasn't worth what I could make on other sites, tTherefore, I had all of my eHow articles removed from eHow and will be migrating them to other sites.  That's where the tricky part comes in--where do I move them to?  I already write for Associated Content (no Yahoo! Contributor Program), Bukisa, Squidoo, and Hubpages.  However, none of those sites pay as much as eHow did--nor have I put as much work into them.  Associated Content is great for upfront payments, but not so great for residual income (only 1.50 for every 1,000 views). Bukisa has switched over to an adsense format so I'm still seeing how that is working out.  Squidoo lenses and Hubpages hubs are tailored differently and I'm not sure are the best place for simple eHow articles.  I am hearing good things about Infobarrel so I have recently joined them and will likely put my articles in a combination of Infobarrel and Bukisa.  I will let you know how it goes and as I post new articles I plan to do blog posts advising how it's going and which sites have give success.  I plan to use sites like Shetoldme, Best-Reviewer, Squidoo and Hubpages to get backlinks to my articles.

Are you a former WCP member? Did you accept eHow's offer or are you moving your articles somewhere else? What type of success have you had so far?

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