Good morning! It’s off to the zoo bright and early today. Luckily, the heat wave in Ohio has ended and the high today is only supposed to be 70! It seems like a perfect day to spend at the Zoo.
Over the past three weeks I’ve kind of been wearing myself down. The last two days I’ve managed to slow my pace a bit and have even got 7-8 hours of sleep the past two nights! I am feeling much better.
Good Posts From the Week
I really enjoyed this post from Kim: Freelance Writing is Brutal. Sometimes it’s easy to look at a some freelance writer’s income and become envious. But the truth is that freelance writing is hard work, especially in the beginning. Kim’s post portrays the not so fun side of freelancing. Also, if you want to read even more about freelance writing check out Holly’s post: How to Get Freelance Writing Jobs.
- Are You Lured In By Sales? @Living Rich Cheaply
- The New IPhones – Which One is for You? @Stacking Benjamins (Watch the video)
- Planning for Success @Real Simple Finances
- The Terrible Twos and Financial Responsibility @Mom and Dad Money
Other places you can find me:
- Living Like No One Else: Buying a Home with Cash @Cult of Money
- How to Start a Business While in College @The College Investor
- 6 Unconventional Ways Your Divorcing Friend Can Keep Expenses In Line @Support In a Split
- 3 Ways to Financially Prepare Before Buying Your First Home @Money Ning
Freelance Writing Jobs
- Women Career Bloggers @Craigslist $50/post
- Tennis Writer @Freelance Job Openings Pay: $0.25/per word!!
- Content Writer @ProBlogger
- Marketing Blogger @ProBlogger
- Copywriter @Blogging Pro Pay: $15/article
- Entertainment Writer @Craigslist Pay:$15/article
- Article Writer @ProBlogger Pay: $0.03/word
- Tech Blogger @Craigslist
- Small Biz Blogger @Craigslist $10/post
- Political Blogger @Craigslist Pay: $15/post
- Eco Friendly Blogger @Freelance Job Openings $15/post
- Art Writer @Craigslist
- SEO Writer @Craigslist
- Real Estate Blogger @ProBlogger
- Federal Military Resume Writer @Freelance Job Openings $30k – $60k per year
Miscellaneous Freelance Jobs
- Korean to English Translator @Craigslist
Also, I received an email from a Rev.com representative about transcription jobs they offer. Now, I have not personally tested out Rev.com but here is a little bit about what they do.
Here’s how it works: * You transcribe English language audio and video from home * You choose your projects and work as much or as little as you want * You set your own schedule and can work flexible hours. Here’s what we do: * We pay $0.40 to $0.75 per audio minute (US$; avg earnings are currently $241/month; some earn > $1,000/month) * We pay you every Monday via PayPal * We provide a website to find, claim, and submit jobs. We continually add tools and features to help you earn more money. Learn how to become a transcription services provider here.
Also, if you’re trying to earn a little extra Christmas money don’t forget to sign up with Inbox Dollars and Swagbucks. And, yes those are my referral links. 😀
Have an awesome weekend!!
Alexandra @ Real Simple Finances says
Thanks for the mention! 🙂
It’s good to slow down sometimes. I’ve had the option to sleep in a bit the last two days, which I *tried* to take… my dogs had other ideas. They’ve been roughhousing loudly at 6:30 every day, which is infuriating. Yet, if we close them out of our room they cry endlessly!
Lyle @ The Joy of Simple says
Hey Alexa and thanks for a fun read 🙂
Glad to see you’re taking care of yourself a little more…and a day at the zoo sounds like a wonderful plan!!
Thanks also for the links, I’m gonna check out that transcription service since have done stuff like that in the past. Who knows…a few bucks here and there would be cool!
Take care and enjoy the weekend with you and the girls! All the best.
Matt Becker says
Thanks for the shout out Alexa! Hope you guys are enjoying the zoo. I know our little guy loves it.
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I’m glad you decided to go to the zoo. I love the elephants and big cats, but the huge birds like ostriches scare the crap out of me. Thanks for the mention.
Connie @ Savvy With Saving says
It’s a beautiful day here in NY too! Crazy how suddenly the weather changes, the other day it was 90+ degrees.
Glad to hear all your side hustles are going so well but don’t forget sleep! 🙂
Have a great weekend!
Laurie @thefrugalfarmer says
Good for you for slowing down a bit and making sure you get enough sleep – that makes a HUGE difference for me, I’ve found. Some great articles and freelancing leads – thanks, Alexa!!
[email protected] says
Thanks for the mention and hope you and girls had a great time at the zoo!
Hope you had a fun time at the zoo. No matter how bad you need the money remember to get that sleep! Everything seems to be way less enjoyable when you haven’t had your rest.
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