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Oh, I am so excited. I just got a freelance writer job.

  1. wittywriter profile image59
    wittywriterposted 8 years ago

    Hi, Im sorry, but I am so excited. I just landed a freelance job writing for Examiner.com. Besides hubpages, this is the only one that I have been able to get paid for my writing since I came back from my sabbatical that lasted almost 4 years. I used to be a full time freelance writer until a life changing experience happened to me November 2006. I thank you all at hubpages for allowing me to get back into writing again. You all have been wonderful supporters. I know I have only been here for 5 weeks, but reading all your hubs and being able to express here just has opened my flood gates to my second start. I will not be leaving hubpages, as I am way too addicted. I just wanted to share. I hope you all do not mind.

    1. Moonmaiden profile image79
      Moonmaidenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats to you on your newest venture.

    2. frogyfish profile image82
      frogyfishposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wittywriter, congratulations to you with CHEERS!  I won't even be jealous, I am so pleased for you!

      1. wittywriter profile image59
        wittywriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, frogyfish. I only hope and pray for the rest of us (hubpage junkies) in getting the pay we deserve.

    3. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We don't mind at all-- I'm sure it gives many people hope. I have seen other such stories here.
      We wish you the best.

      1. wittywriter profile image59
        wittywriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks so much.

  2. wittywriter profile image59
    wittywriterposted 8 years ago

    OH! Thank you so much, Moonmaiden. Examiner.com does have more openings. If anyone is interested, drop on over and see if any interests any of you. Ill let you all know when I have posted my new article. I have to do it in 3 days. They just set up my page. I want to see if there is anyway to advertise hubpages on it. smile

  3. RooBee profile image81
    RooBeeposted 8 years ago

    Wow! Congrats! I'm excited for you and encouraged that there are people out there who get paid to write! smile

    Please do give us a link to your article when its done!!

    1. wittywriter profile image59
      wittywriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No problem. Will do! and Thanks.

  4. LondonGirl profile image87
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    Well done you! Let us know how it goes?

    1. wittywriter profile image59
      wittywriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LondonGirl, thanks. I sure will let you know. Even with a terrible head cold I can not help my but yell my excitement. My husband is pretty excited too. He would love nothing better than to have me make the money I used to make when I was freelance writing. With this freelance job on Examiner.com, I am making only a dollar less than I already make an hour. So, if I can get the hits on Examiner.com and a couple of really good gigs, I might be able to go part time as a License Nursing Assistant. I am hoping in less than 2 years to go full time again as a freelancer and part time as a LNA instead of part time freelancer and full time LNA. Pray for me.

  5. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations!  All the best to you!

    1. wittywriter profile image59
      wittywriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, KCC!

  6. Tom Cornett profile image63
    Tom Cornettposted 8 years ago

    Cool!  I love reading good news!  Congrats and best wishes!  smile

    1. wittywriter profile image59
      wittywriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A big thanks, Tom Cornett. smile

  7. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    I too am writing for the examiner, so I am sure you will love it wittywriter.  What city are you writing for by the way?

    1. wittywriter profile image59
      wittywriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, wonderful SweetiePie! At least I know someone there. smile I am writing on plus size fashions, Manchester NH. My name is April Godbout. They just finished setting up my page late this afternoon. Ill be playing around with it starting tomorrow morning and hope to have my first article finished by tomorrow night. I only have three days. Thanks! It is one more step getting me back to where I was when I was the happiest. How long have you been writing for them? Just curious.

  8. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    Make sure you put a link on your profile so people can find you over at the examiner.  I am the arts and crafts examiner for the LA edition.  I started in March and I absolutely love the site, but Hubpagges is still my favorite smile.

    1. wittywriter profile image59
      wittywriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Cool, I will have to check you out... ummm... that did not come out right. I will check out your articles on the examiner. I sure will put a link on my profile. Great suggestion. If you have any other little suggestions, I am open to it. Drop me a line... thanks so much.

  9. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    Also do not forget to build links back to the hubs similar to the topics you write about at the examiner.  That is one of the great ways to promote our hubs outside of Hubpages.  The examiner says they actually are happy with self-promotional links to informative sites, and hubs do qualify.

    1. wittywriter profile image59
      wittywriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, that is great information, SweetiePie. I so appreciate it. Will be doing that... thanks for being so helpful.

  10. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    Also check out the epicenter on the examiner because they have some great articles and videos on how to get started writing there.

  11. Murilion profile image41
    Murilionposted 8 years ago

    congratulations for it,hope you always be there for long and you also spend your time here

    1. wittywriter profile image59
      wittywriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I plan on staying here. I kind of like it and all of you, the ones I have met so far. smile

  12. Chris Eddy111 profile image83
    Chris Eddy111posted 8 years ago

    Let me add my congrats too.  Keep writing and sharing because your good news will spread to others in this loving Universe.

    1. wittywriter profile image59
      wittywriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Chris Eddy111. Now, I am doing some research and writing on my new article so I can get it published on the examiner. I am also working on another hub for here. Man, I am so glad I have today off. Whew! smile

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    MSmithHubposted 8 years ago

    Congratulation! Wish you all the best.

    1. wittywriter profile image59
      wittywriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thanks.

  14. BristolBoy profile image78
    BristolBoyposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations.  This examiner website seems like a really good one for hubpages writers.  Shame that it hasn't come to the UK yet though.

    1. wittywriter profile image59
      wittywriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Keep a close eye. It may some day. In the mean time you can jump on and check out the hubpages people that jumped to examiner. LOL! Lend some support. smile

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    Congrats!!! You deserve it!! big_smile

    1. wittywriter profile image59
      wittywriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. It is nice to get back into the freelance writing. I hope to jump into more. I missed it. Sabbaticals sometimes suck. smile But I needed it. I just wish it did not take me 3 or so years to get back into it.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    well done..... do you mind me being just a teeny weeny bit jealous....

    1. wittywriter profile image59
      wittywriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Not at all. LOL!  I pray for you to get a chance as well as everyone else getting their wishes here at hubpages. You all have made me feel so welcome here. Its a new home. <sniff smile

  17. Princess Kari profile image57
    Princess Kariposted 8 years ago

    congrats that awesome smile
    take advice from hubbers with excellent writing skills and averages of 100 to find out more smile
    so happy for you

    1. wittywriter profile image59
      wittywriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. I am not new at writing. I have been doing it for 16+ years, but I do always welcome good advice. With writing you can never learn too much and it is ever changing. New avenues, new places... oh my... its almost endless what you can do.

  18. wittywriter profile image59
    wittywriterposted 8 years ago

    I just uploaded my new article on examiner.com. It will take them up to three days to examine and approve my first article. When it gets approved... Ill let you all know. The title is Hot swim suits for plus size women. I just want to say thank you to all that have posted a reply to me and any future hubber posting encouragements - I really appreciate them all.

  19. wittywriter profile image59
    wittywriterposted 8 years ago

    my article is up on examiner.com, http://www.examiner.com/x-11576-Nashvil … ize-women, jump on and see what you think.

  20. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    It says article not ready sad.  Mine did that at first, so make sure to email your channel manager to let them know you wrote your first article, which means you will be live on the site much sooner.

    It should not take three days if you email the channel manager to let them know you have written the article.  It took twelve hours for my first article to go live on the site.

  21. AshleyVictoria profile image60
    AshleyVictoriaposted 8 years ago

    Congrats on the freelance gig!

  22. freelanceauthor profile image61
    freelanceauthorposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations

    you can also try the following:
    daytipper.com
    associatedcontent.com
    constant-content.com

    But if you're earning good money here, might as well focus on one or two things. examiner is also a great place to earn.

    Good luck

 
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