Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I snuck one more article in today

How to get a new car with cash for clunkers check it out if you are looking for a new car.

New ehows from today

I wrote six ehows today! The first few are recipes. I wrote about organizing your fridge because I always see people fridge being a total mess. This is the one part of the house that is to remain clean at all times in my world. I am a bit obsessive about it. I have been getting my body beach ready for my trip to San Diego next week so I wrote about that as well.

How to get your body beach ready.
How to organize your fridge
How to make a cheese steak sandwich
How to make roasted tomato soup
How to make lemon raspberry sorbet
How to make Thanksgiving dressing

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Entertain your toddler

I wanted to share a old article today. This article talks about entertaining a toddler on a budget. It had some really good tips on activities that I do with my children that are free!

How to entertain a toddler on a budget.
How to make blowing bubbles.
How to grow monarch butterflies cheap.
Entertain your toddler for cheap in Phoenix
I added a couple extra budget friendly kid related articles.

Monday, August 10, 2009

A sweet and sour chicken story

A few years ago for my birthday my husband decided to make me dinner and have it ready when I got home. He looked threw a few of my Grandmothers notebooks of recipes. He decided to make sweet and sour chicken. Little did he know that I had no idea that the recipe was in the notebook. My Grandmother used to make this for us when she visited when I was a kid. It was my favorite as a child. Sadly my Grandmother past away when I was 13 and I had not had it since. My Grandmother was such a good cook and was always making something wonderful. She was my inspiration to go to culinary school and has had a huge influence on my life. My dad often says I am a lot like her. So little did my husband know that he was giving me the best birthday present ever just by making me sweet and sour chicken from a recipe he found in a old notebook that was on the bookshelf. I miss my Grandma and that recipe really brought me back. So I decided to share this wonderfully delicious recipe on ehow in honor of my birthday on Saturday hope you enjoy.

How to make sweet and sour chicken.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Ehow of the day

So today I just wanted to share a delicious recipe for sun dried tomato hummus.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Todays ehow

How to Protect Your Child From Meeting Predators Online
Hope this helps people be more careful about what their kids are doing online.

Back links for articles

I have read a lot about this. Back linking your articles is supposed to get you a higher ranking in the google search. So I use this blog and redgage as my mane way to back link. So I started to think the other day of more ways to back link. I have heard of yahoo answers being a good place. I took a look at the food and drink section and found that there are many people asking for recipes. So I have a new goal. I am going to start using yahoo answers as a way to advertise and back link my articles. I am going to try to back link at least one article a day and no more than five. Don't want to spam my articles on people. This could work for blogs and possibly ebooks if you do it the right way. So if you have a few minutes a day I would try to peek at yahoo answers and see if there are people asking question that you have a article or blog post about.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My ehow of the day

I added one of my favorite healthy kids recipes to ehow today. Check it out and hope you enjoy!
How to make quinoa casserole.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

EHOW of the day

I am going to start posting the ehows I write every day and call it my ehow of the day. Should be fun. Today I wrote a article on how to make a shiny hair mask. Forget buying expensive conditioners, this is cheap and easy. In fact most people already have all the ingredients they need to make a shiny hair mask at home!

Writing for ehow

I have been writing for ehow for six months now. I have put in minimal time due to having two kids under the age of three, a job one day a week and have moved recently. Not to mention the kitchen remodel and house painting. I am up to about $50 a month. I have 180 articles. Most are recipes and don't earn but a few cents here and there. I would like to turn that $50 a month into $600 a month. Between ehow my blogs and redgage I might have a chance if I really buckle down. I have posted goals before and I am ahead of schedule for my September 31st goal of having 225 articles.

So here is my plan. I will try to increase my earnings by at least $40 a month for as long as it takes to make $600 a month. I know that $600 a month is not a lot of money but there is a lot I can do with $600 a month. That meens I will need a plan.

First step is to write in my blogs more often. I have pushed them to the side. But they are valuable in many ways to me. For one I really enjoy reading and comenting on other blogs. I like the free writing oppertunity. They are also a valuable backlinking oppertunity.

I will need to crank out articles. I know a lot of recipes sp that is what I like to focus on. They make very little money. But it is what I know. I also knit and do a lot of home crafts so I will try to find the time to write articles about these things. I stay at home with two kids and learn a lot of fun things to do with them so that is a large number of future articles. I was a information junky when I was pregnant. If it had anything to do with pregnancy I read it and researched it and then read it again with my second. I love pregnancy and find it so very facinating. So I plan to share more pregnancy related articles.

Set a schedule for writing. I will not only need to come up with topics to write about but I will need to set a schedule for writing. I will be going out of town in a few weeks and until then I am booked. When we get back I am going to demand that I have some alone time a few times a week to write some. I also have naptime and after the kids go to bed. I am getting a lap top that will help make the process smoother.

Did I mention that I am going to resume work on a recipe book. I plan to try and have that ready by Christmas. I am really hoping I can make that happen and actually sell it.

Lastly I will try to back link the articles that I have. Getting more views is critical.

This is a long term goal that will take maybe six months of work but I am willing to give it my all and try and make it work. Who knows if I make it in six months I will set my goals higher.