Sunday, October 10, 2010

Working Exercise Into Your Day

Do you take the time to work exercise into your daily routine? If you are like me, a good part of your day is spent sitting at a desk, and meals are often just to keep you going. I don't often watch what I eat, even though I make sure the kids get balanced meals.

For a short period of time last year I made a commitment to exercising twice a day, and the results were wonderful! I had more energy, my clothes were getting looser and I just felt better all the way around. Then I got sick, and I stopped. It's past time to get back on track and get healthy! I know, you don't have time to exercise. That's what I said too. But you do have time. A good friend of mine is very dedicated to working out, and has in fact lost a ton of weight because of her commitment. And she is one of the busiest people I know! She is always going, and always has time in her day to do one more thing when you need her. If I had half of her energy, I believe I could accomplish it all with time left over!

The best advice she ever gave me was to start slow, just commit to 5 minutes twice a day. So that's what I did, and before I knew it, I was doing 15 minutes twice a day. Then I started getting on the stationary bike twice a day for 15 minutes plus using the cardio fit once a day as well. And you don't need equipment to get started. There are many sites with free exercise videos available and if you have a service like netflix, they have videos on instant view that cover every type of work out.

Today my challenge to you, and to myself, is to commit to just a few minutes a day. Get up, get your heart rate up and work up a sweat. It will be tough in the beginning, but soon the benefits will ensure that you want to continue exercising each day!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Consumer Love

Consumer Love is a blog owned by a fellow writer, and is a definite must read for anyone who is interested in ways to save money and live more frugally. In today's economy, that is pretty much everyone unless you are one of the lucky few who has a million dollars languishing in your bank account!

As a freelancer, your income may vary widely from month to month, making it necessary at times to pinch pennies to make it through. This is where Consumer Love comes in handy. There are tips available for saving money on food, services and cleaning your home frugally. Check it out, you won't regret it!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Companies Who Hire Freelance Writers

With so many new content companies popping up, it can be hard to keep track of where you applied or want to apply. Once you apply and are accepted, it is often hard to keep track of where you have articles due! Here is a list of reputable companies that hire freelance writers:

Demand Studios DS pays writers between $7.50 to $15 for articles on a wide variety of subjects. Special projects are also available at times with a higher pay rate. Writers are paid twice a week through paypal.

Break Studios BS writers make $8 per article and are paid twice a month. The article subjects are geared towards men and range from vehicles to relationships. Writers are paid twice a month through paypal.

Internet Brands Pays writers $4 to $10 per article on a variety of subjects. There are channels dealing with particular topics and you will be chosen to write for one or several. Writers are paid once a month by check or direct deposit.

Need an Article Pays $5 and up for articles of different lengths. Payment is every Friday.

Bright Hub Bright Hub pays $10 per article plus a percentage of the ad revenue and has a variety of channels to write for. Payment is made once per month through paypal.

Star Reviews Star Reviews pays between $8 and $10 for blog posts and articles on a variety of subjects. Payment is made twice per month.

Textbroker Textbrokers pay ranges depending on the client and the level of the writer. Payment is made to paypal twice a month, but is not automatic and must be requested.

Writer Access Writer access also has varying rates according to the writer's level. Payment is made during the first week of the month to paypal.

About Me

My photo
I am a freelance writer who specializes in website content as well as print media. I offer fast, professional service and competitive rates.