How to earn Dollars Writing Short Sentences and Fillers

Earn Money from Home from Writing

Most people think writing is too hard, or is a job for the more talented person. That is wrong.

Anyone can learn how to earn money, writing things on subjects they know something about and will enjoy doing it.

I intend to show you how to do that, by writing fillers and reader's letters. Use your imagination and write verses for all types of greeting cards, poetry, puzzles or whatever you put your mind too. Anyone can do it.

The subjects can be anything you choose to write about. Of course, like anything you need to study the market that you intend to write for. That means reading the books or magazines you already enjoy reading, and more.

Best of all, you earn money for doing it! Here are a few examples

Uses for Short Sentences - Otherwise Known as Fillers

Most magazines and advertisers use short sentences for:

  • Short interesting articles to attract people's attention.
  • They will fill an otherwise empty space on their page.
  • Short sentences encourage readers' participation.
  • They create involvement in their magazines.

What You Need to Get Started?

Believe me; you do not need to outlay thousands of dollars to start! To write a readers letter you need paper and pen, a few stamps and envelopes to enclose your precious work.

To supply articles for editors that accept work via emails or similar format you need a computer. Although, they still accept neat hand written articles today.

Whether you use a computer or write by hand, it is essential that your work is neat and tidy. It must be free of errors. If you send in hand written work, make sure you use a dictionary and keep a copy of all your work. The advantages of having a computer is you have a built in spell checker, and the benefit of storing copies on disk for your future reference. Some editors will accept manuscripts sent on disk.

Finding Markets

As I said earlier, you need to study the markets that you wish to write for. The libraries will have reference books; the best one I know is Writers and Artists Year Book. It lists the Newspapers, book publishers, magazine publishers. It includes other helpful information of what the publisher needs in his magazine.

When you next visit the doctors' surgery, have a look at their recent magazines. Jot down the editors names and addresses. Look for new editions of magazines from friends. Keep an up to date list of this information. Make a note of the column or readers' letters that you could submit articles and letters to. If you cannot find the information you need, write to that particular magazine for their guidelines. They will send this out to you. These will include the length of article, type of font, what type of article they accept etc.

Studying your Markets

I cannot stress enough the importance of doing this. These are the reasons why you need to study your markets before sending anything away:

For starters, you could not send an article about fishing to a modelling magazine. Naturally, they would not consider your article. You need to know what kind of subjects and articles the magazine is looking for. By reading their magazines, you will know.

Some magazines and newspapers use particular size articles. You need to study the paragraphs in current issues. Note, the style, viewpoint, and length and whether they use photos. This is where a computer comes in handy, it has a word counter, which saves you a lot of work.

What suits one market will definitely not suit another. If you are not sure, send an enquiry letter away, and ask for the particular magazines guidelines. This tells you what type and size of font, how many words, what topics they accept.

Never send anything to editors until you check the above things out thoroughly. Bad research will mean the difference in your articles selection before others or not at all.

Finding Ideas that Work

Try to write something you have personally experienced yourself. How it affected you and your family. It could be how you felt and coped with an illness or your most embarrassing situation. Your particular experience with the birth of your first child.

Find a unique angle to this subject. Either the humorous or catastrophic side of it. It could be this opinion of yours that you read in your next magazine or paper and be paid for it.

Read, read and read. While reading an article you may find something that will trigger another idea or use a printed article in a similar way by changing the topics.

Reply to letters or articles you read in a magazine with your own opinion on a particular subject.

Use your camera and find unusual circumstances. Look for a misspelt sign, one with a humorous angle, celebrities, or your children's comical experiences etc.

Listen to people chatting on the bus or train for snippets of conversation that may be useful. Keep a notebook and write down any ideas you think of before you forget them. You may not have a use for it now but next week or month it may be important.

Read other magazines or school newsletters for inspiration. Listen to children's funny sayings. Kids come home with a mountain of funny questions, so innocently asked that you could use or reword.

You need to do all of the above to find new ideas to write about

Writing Articles Online

You can also earn money online, writing for a number sites. hubpages,is a really friendly place to write and earn money with many people willing to help you. Then you can try writing for Info barrel, is a newer site with many members writing there. It has several members willing to help you learn a new way of earning money online. Then there is Helium which has contests to get you competing with others. Try them out and see which you prefer.

 

Small Australian Directory of Markets

Suggested list. Always check for the companies guidelines before sending articles out. The details on this list may have changed since this information was collected.

Fremantle Arts Centre Press

25 Quarry Street,

Fremantle,

WA 6160

Web Address: http://www.facp.iinet.net.au/

Email: facp@iinet.net.au

New Idea

Private Bag 9960

North Sydney

NSW 2059

Web Address: www.newidea.com.au

Email: newidea@pacpubs.com.au

The Age Company Ltd

250 Spencer Street

Melbourne,

Victoria. 3000

Web Address: www.theage.com.au

Email: newsdesk@theage.com.au

The Sydney Morning Herald

GPO Box 3771

Sydney 2001

Web address: http://www.smh.com.au/

Email Letters: letters@smh.com.au

Your Garden magazine

Private Bag 9850

North Sydney

NSW 2059

Web address: www.yourgarden.com.au

Email: yg@pacpubs.com.au

Woman's Day

ACP Publishing

54 Park Street,

Sydney NSW 2000

Web address: www.womansday.com

Email: womansday@acp.com.au

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omdelhi profile image

omdelhi 8 years ago from New Delhi

Informative hub.

thanx for sharing.


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uglydawg 8 years ago from Vancouver, WA

very good and informative article. I had not heard of "Writers and Artists Year Book" it may be that it is the same as the one that is called "Writers Market" here in the states?


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Caregiver-007 8 years ago from Florida

I recently heard of "Writers and Artists Year Book" as a source for those interested in publishing articles and getting their names out there. How intelligent to use it for comments, short sentences, and fillers. Very instructive article. Thank you!


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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

a great article and good food for thought


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Great hub! Very informative and detailed and clearly illustrated with samples. I think I would like to try this out. :-) Thanks


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Earth Angel 8 years ago

GREAT Hub!! Thank you so much for sharing!! Earth Angel!!


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Thanks everyone for your thoughts on my hub hope it helps someone


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sparkster 8 years ago from United Kingdom

thanks for the incentive, great article!


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RFox 8 years ago

Well thought out and informative article. Greatly appreciated!


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KonaGirl 8 years ago from Slingerlands

Great article. Very informative.


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Mark Knowles 8 years ago

What a wondeful hub. Is there an online equivalent to these fillers?


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

You have got me there. Although I know a lot of the magazines accept email applications. You would need to go to their particular editor online and ask for the guidelines. Or just check their site it may give you the details in there. Each magazine does things differently.

Thanks for your comments and interest.


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Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

Thnaks for this information, very helpful.


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MoralsEthics1960 8 years ago from Florida

Thank you for the information it will be put to great use.

I look forward to more so I can continue to grow.


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

That ok Morals... Hope it helps you in the future


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JazLive 8 years ago from Decatur

You get a "rate up" - THANKS!

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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Thanks for that. Good luck


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Cameron Corniuk 8 years ago from Painesville, OH

I never knew that actually worked. For some reason, I just figured most magazines/newspaper had a staff writer do all that, but when you lay it out like you did, it all makes sense.


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Yes I still haven't made my million yet though.... Still trying


Christopher 8 years ago

Thanks for the info.Love your hub.Interesting one.


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Thanks for that christopher. Thanks for stopping by


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stevemark122000 8 years ago from Southern California

Great Information. - Thanks.


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Thanks Steve for dropping by


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bluerabbit 8 years ago

What excellent advice! This is a terrific resource for beginning freelancers.


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Thanks for that bluerabbit. Welcome to Hubpages by the way.


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frank2much 8 years ago

happy to find something new and unconventional.


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Im glad you approve. We have to keep trying that's for sure.


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donnaleemason 8 years ago from North Dakota, USA

Thumbs up, thanks.


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States

Very good info, Eileen! Thanks for sharing this with us and I'll be looking into this!

Bonnie


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Bonnie, Hope it helps, Never to old to learn something new. thanks


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Thanks you Glory. Hope it helps you


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William F. Torpey 8 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

Nice hub, Eileen. I'm sure it will be helpful to lots of hubbers.


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dutch84 8 years ago

do you have to be an Aussie or live in Australia to do this?


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Dutch84, I cannot see why you cannot do this from anywhere. We can write articles for american magazines. But wherever you live you just apply the same principles all magazines need fillers in to fill the gaps between articles in their magazines and newspapers. That's what it is all about. Just ask for your local book publishers guidlelines.

Then write to those. Making sure you keep to their requiresments. Thanks for stopping by.


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

William torpy thanks for that. cheers


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CJStone 8 years ago from Whitstable, UK

All good advice.


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gardener den 8 years ago from Southwestern, Pennsylvania

Great information for anyone.


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gardener den 8 years ago from Southwestern, Pennsylvania

Great information for anyone.


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

You make it seem so easy to make money by writing, and it sounds like you sure know your stuff with these very usefull tips!!......Right!, wheres my pen!:)


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Rudra 8 years ago

This is a great idea.


Ali 8 years ago

The page is really inspiring. Everyone can get a simple idea about writing. The article is really informative and helps to increase the ability to start writing. Thanks a lot for such a nice article.


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Thanks everyone for great comments I find it real helpful to know that this article can help someone.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Great article, Eileen. You were right to stress the importance of studying the markets and publication guidelines. I think that is the most overlooked and shrugged off piece of advice ever! Unfortunately, it's also one of the most important. It might take a little longer, but done right can mean the difference between acceptance and rejection.

Bravo, Eileen!


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smilybaby 8 years ago from India

Good work. Thanks


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

smilybaby no probs and thanks for stopping by


jen 7 years ago

hi eileen, to be very honest I never heard about this before! Thanks for sharing your info but anyway, could anyone who are not australian residential join and be paid by them?


jen 7 years ago

hi eileen, to be very honest I never heard about this before! Thanks for sharing your info but anyway, could anyone who are not australian residential join and be paid by them?


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Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Jen, you have to read each ones rules etc. Some are australian only some american I think from memory


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Ms Chievous 7 years ago from Wv

I never would have thought about this idea! I will be checking out the websites this weekend.. Happy and safe traveling!!


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Angela Heess 7 years ago from Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA

Loving the aussie links and info :-)

Very informative, and I see that you have a real passion for writing. Great work!

Blessings


eileen hughes 7 years ago

Angela thanks for stopping by yes I love writing about almost anything.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

I never thought about writing short sentences for profit. thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a nice caravan!


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marisuewrites 7 years ago from USA

Wow, what good info!! thanks for all your hard work putting this together!!


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Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

christoph, thanks for stopping by, yes we can all manage at least a sentence.

Marisuewrites, thanks for that, glad you thought it ok.


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Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

christoph, thanks for stopping by, yes we can all manage at least a sentence.

Marisuewrites, thanks for that, glad you thought it ok.


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katyzzz 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

A great article, I do hope these places pay commercial ( not pittance) rates.


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shirleybill 7 years ago from Texas

Great information.


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Yoke-Lim 7 years ago

Hi, I am a freelance writer in Malaysia.Until recently, I've been writing multimedia/online English lessons for schools and kindergartens. Now, I am a 'self-publisher' having just published my debut eBook on essay writing for Malaysian students. Your article on short sentences and fillers has given me options I've not thought of. Thanks.


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Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

shirleybill, thanks for that

Yoke-lim, Glad it has given you more ideas. that is how we all learn a bit from here and there it all helps


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The Rope 7 years ago from SE US

Thanks! Useful info that is written with clarity. I'll put it to good use.


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Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

The rope, I hope some of it helps you to earn money


watericed777 7 years ago

Nice hub, pack full with information, it sure was helpful for me not just to put it into practice.

Thanks


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Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Watericed, glad it helped you. There is a lot to learn with writing


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Bmystic57 7 years ago from Sheldon,Tx

I'm one of those people that think thet way you just wrote about...I can't write,or that's too hard,or I'm not that smart,or educated enough.And I can't spell either...nothing over 5 letters in it.Ha!ha!

The list goes on.

Thanks,I needed to read this,very enlighten.

thank you Eileen

I like to read everything that you write ,so I may be here awhile.LOL


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Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

bmystic, The main thing is to try. never give up. Use your spell check when you have written anything at all. And if you can ask a friend if they would not mind reading some of the things that you write.

Put it this way...You wrote that comment with only one mistake (thet) should be that so you are doing ok.


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GusTheRedneck 6 years ago from USA

Eileen - I like it when I come upon a writer who is trying hard to help other writers. Good article, this one.

Gus :-)))


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Gus, we all have try and do what you can to help others.


Nolan Hart 6 years ago

Great Hub with some interesting info. Writers can also earn from submitting short links to restaurants, businesses, describing places, etc, at http://www.mygeoinfo.com which shares 90% of Adsense revenue.


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

nolan hart, thanks for reading. I did not know that thanks


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Cindy Letchworth 6 years ago from Midwest, U.S.A.

Some good tips here. Finding a market for your work is one of the hardest parts. Thanks for giving some new ideas.


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Cindy letchworth, Yes that's another reason why I gave up fiction writing this is so much easier and less hassels.

Thanks for reading.


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa

good hub...wished i could make money from home..


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

marliza gunter, yes you can just keep writing hubs and join a couple of other writing sites and keep writing good quality articles.

Do not give up as this type of writing is an on going earning. you may go to sleep tonight and someone will click on your article and you may earn some money. where else can youearn money while you sleep. But yes it still takes hard work. but then again if you work in an office you have to work to get paid. But you will not be paid while you are sleeping for the next twenty years or so like writing in here and for other sites. cheers keep at it and you will learn more all the time.


Money making machine  6 years ago

This is great website and great place to cill and read impressing articles for online bussiness owners


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Money making machine, thanks for your comments and reading my article.


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JannyC 6 years ago

Great job your right on about everything well written.


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Jannyc thanks again for commenting


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kathy02 6 years ago from Mayenne. France

This hub has definitely given me some new ideas. Now where have I put that stack of magazines from the last couple of months......


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Kathy02, yes kathy it is not only on the internet that you can earn money from writing. that's for sure. thanks for taking the time to comment .


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kazeemjames01 6 years ago

Very useful information. Thanks for sharing


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

kazeemjames01 thanks for commenting


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waj4all 6 years ago

Hi Eileen, Great article as usual, but I was wondering: Can one distribute the same articles amongst Hubpages and others like Info Barrel, for instance?


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

waj4all, You can write any type of article for hubpages or Infobarrel as long as it has at least 400 words.

Although you could also make up a collection of short sentences in the form of handy cleaning hints.

Tips for cooking

Write about how to do articles. as long as they have the required length. And this should also give the reader information on how to do whatever you are writing about, include any details and instructions on ways of doing this.

Hope that helps you.


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waj4all 6 years ago

It helps. Thanks!


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cashmere 5 years ago from India

I cant believe i missed this one! Its a real gem. Love the idea spinning techniques you spelt out as well.


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cjbart 5 years ago from Corning

Nicely done and very informative.

I have been having FUN and earning a bit of steady Income by writing Blog Posts for a Networked Blog System.

This is not huge income, but it has sharpened my skills, and increased my knowledge.

If anyone else interested, contact me


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Eileen Hughes 5 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

cjbart, thanks, glad you are making some money. we all have to start somewhere. I have a couple of blogs but have not earnt much with them, but it keeps me out of mischief.


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furnitureman 5 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Very inspiring Hub. I pasted it to my documents. I will work on it immediately and hope to achieve what you are saying. Thanks a lot. Great hub. Voting up. Very, very useful.


Aka Professor M 5 years ago

@Eileen Hughes: There is such a warmth & friendliness that I felt permeate this hub when I finally got around to actually reading it, Eileen! I do apologize for taken so long in doing so.

I have been busy establishing myself on HubPages, with samplings of my writing styles first, then I felt that I could be of service in helping those, who needed it, get better with their writing styles.

Having skimmed through your profile and browsed briefly at some of your works, I knew you definitely had a handle on your craft. Now with more time to invest in my unique researching style I have decided to communicate with some of my more established peers.

I've already been in contact with Colin (Epigramman) Gerry (Sligobay) and Ken (Saddlerider1) to exchange information with them on topics which we all can relate to, Eileen.

I hope to get around to see and read all my followers hubs and interact with them. Thanks Again for Following me and I can now reciprocate in that area, Eileen!

Voted Up Useful and Awesome, my friend and fellow Hubber!

Regards Mike (Aka Professor M!) ;D


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Eileen Hughes 5 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Aka Professor M, Thanks once again for taking the time to read this article on earning money writing S/Sentences

I really appreciate your comments.


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BWD316 5 years ago from Connecticut

great info, im going to check out some of these other sites


manoj 4 years ago

This is very usefull to everybody who read this for earning money from internet .This is a very ggod and interactive article for everybody


Kerry43 4 years ago

I really wasn't expecting to see the detailed list at the end, that's very handy. I had also never heard of that yearbook. Next time I am at the doctor's office I will be trashing the magazine table lol.

Thanks, Eileen, enjoy your weekend:)


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Eileen Hughes 4 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

I hope this helped to give you a few different ideas. Thanks for stopping by


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Very interesting and useful information. You have given me some great ideas here. I will be busy checking out some of the magazine information for sure! Voting up, useful and interesting! :)


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Eileen Hughes 3 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Thanks sgbrown, its amazing how we can all pick up little ideas and different ways of earning some money

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