Pell Grants Face Cuts in Congress

In February 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an appropriations bill that would cut the Federal Pell Grant Program, beginning in July 2011. The bill is now being debated in the Senate as anxious students await the outcome for the college funding program.

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Working on a Marketing Campaign

I am grateful that I was offered the opportunity to do a bit of marketing/writing for a private company this month.  It sure is making up for the shortfall in the Yahoo Contributor Network issues. 

As a freelance writer we must always remember to diversify, diversify, diversify.  Work with only one company, and you may quickly find yourself out of work.


Sampling of Recent Articles on Yahoo Contributor Network

Overcoming the Myth of Homeschool Socialization
As a veteran homeschooler I am tempted to ignore the question of homeschool socialization when it comes up, but I realize it is being used to discourage new homeschoolers and send them running back into the traditional school system.
Homeschool Questions and Answers: What Kind of Math Curriculum Should I Use?
The question you should be asking is now which type of homeschool math curriculum is best, but which type of homeschool math curriculum is best for my child.
Ideas for Decorating with Bed Sheets
Bed sheets are a great and colorful way to decorate a room, but you don't have to stop with the bed, or even with the bedroom. You can decorate with bed sheets in any room.
Five Must Have Apps for the Content Writer
With the release of more and more iPhone and iPad apps every day, there are now more tools to help the content writer perfect their work and to stay on task. Here are some of my favorites.
 Get a Job as a Movie Extra in Atlanta
Jobs as move extras, and other movie related jobs and businesses have begun to crop up in Atlanta. You don't have to be the movie-star type to find a job as an extra. They are also seeking homes and businesses in which to film.

Maybe I was rash

Maybe I was  a bit rash when I wrote the blog post Thanks a lot Google the other day. But, the Google Algorithm changes really hit me in the pocketbook.  From the best I can figure, my pageviews over at Associared Content/ Yahoo Contributor Network are down 30%.  Where my monthly passive income from that site was enough to pay 3 of my utility bills each month, it will now only pay two. 

I can make up the difference by writing 10 more articles a month, or possibly by promoting my articles, which I have always been lazy about. 

I realize that making money online is not a magic bullet.  You have to adapt to survive. So I am adapting, and I will survive. 



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