Wednesday, May 11, 2011

In Case You Haven't Been Paying Attention--Ehow's WCP Has Ended

I just wanted to post this notice for those that have moved on from ehow and may not have logged in to their accounts in awhile or have not received any emails from ehow regarding some recent changes. In case you haven't heard, ehow has abolished the Writer's Compensation Program as of May 5th 2011.  Some of us  have gotten offers from ehow to buy out our article libraries for a flat fee. If you haven't received an email (just as I have not--AGAIN!) sign in here and check to see if a buyout offer has been made to you.  You have until May 31st to accept any offers.

We all knew this would eventually happen. I've decided to accept the offer I received and leave my ehow worries behind me. I certainly will miss my small monthly ehow payments. With only 30 articles left in my library the payout was a welcome boost to my Paypal balance even if it wasn't enough to cover any monthly expenses. I was thrilled to be consistently making more than the minimum payout for the past 8 consecutive months and viewed that money as a small stash to fall back on in urgent situations like car repairs or other unexpected expenses.  For those of you that depended on your ehow income to meet monthly obligations I sincerely hope you were offered a fair amount that will allow you to meet those obligations for months to come. If you chose not to accept the buyout I hope you find another home for your work and will continue to earn from your efforts.

Since this may be my last post on this blog I'd like to thank everyone who visited, commented, vented, subscribed and contributed in any way to the ehow discussions posted here. It's been great to know you all, read your articles and learn from your shared experiences in the world of ehow and freelance online writing.

Ehow was just one of my ventures in earning money online. I'm involved with other sites and opportunities that I've posted about on my other blog. Hop over to Mom's Online MoneyMakers, if you'd like to investigate other income producing alternatives. I'm sure I will see many of you on ListMyFive, Twitter and other places in the future. Best wishes to all!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Not Using Facebook with Ehow? Login Here to Check Earnings

Well, it looks like eHow finally made good on their promise (or threat), depending on how you view it, to require users to login through their facebook accounts. If you've decided not to link your facebook account or don't have a facebook account you can still login to eHow to check earnings, edit articles, update your account info, etc.  Here's the link to use if you're avoiding the facebook login .

By the way, I never received any official notice in an email regarding the changes that recently took affect so I figured I would post the link here for those of you in the same boat.  It doesn't really surprise me though, since I rarely got any notice when they swept my articles.

I'm curious if anyone has gotten an email from eHow.....please comment and tell us if you've heard directly from ehow on how to access your account without going through Facebook. Luckily, a ListMy5 writer posted this info in the forums or else I might still be searching for answers on how to get into my account.
Thank you  traqqer!

Wishing you all continued success with your online writing careers!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Something of Interest for Ehow Recipe Writers

I came across a bookmarking site designed specifically for online recipes and thought some of you with ehow recipes might want to try it. If you've got any cooking "how to's" that you'd like to promote you can add them to  Just start an account and enter your ehow links with a short description and a photo if your article has one. I've heard some writers say that their recipes don't do as well as some of their other articles so maybe this would help bring some more views to those yummy dishes on ehow  or any other freelance site or your food/cooking blog if you have one.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

List My 5 - Ground Floor Writing Site Opportunity

Hey there ehow friends! Since I posted about an ehow related topic on my other blog I thought I would drop the link here for those that may be interested. You may already be onboard with LM5 or this may be something new to think about it. If you're looking for another site to write for that will help drive traffic to your ehow articles check out the following link.          

Welcome to Mom's Online Money Makers!: List My 5 - Ground Floor Writing Site Opportunity

How to Shop for FREE at will show you how to earn Amazon rewards and make purchases without spending any of your "real money." Hope to see you there!

P.S. October is still looking great for me...will most likely make payout again with $8.70 as of today! Hope you're having a good month as well.  LM5 may deserve some credit for my recently improved ehow earnings  : )

Monday, October 11, 2010

Beware of Ehow Member Offering to Buy Your Account (or take for free)

I received a bizarre ehow message today and wanted to share it with you. Be on the lookout for similar messages and please report them to ehow. The username of this person is relicon but it sounds like he may have other aliases. Here's the message in red below. The comments in black is what was going through my mind as I was reading it.  

Unfortunately, according the responses I got in the forum regarding this message, I'm not the only one he's contacted about doing this. Have you had any contact with this person or anyone else making a similar request? If so, did you respond or report it to ehow? 

"As you already know, is no longer accepting new articles. Good intro...stating the obvious when you don't know what else to say.

I was wondering if I could have your ehow account for free. BAM! That's the sound of my jaw hitting the keyboard.

If not, I can buy it from you with a satisfying price. satisfying?

I'm doing this because I would like to own your account and promote your ehow articles for residual income. Of course you would.

I'll just try to promote your articles and hope it'll make some views. Wow, now I'm really impressed. I'd never thought of doing that before!

If you don't use your ehow account anymore or you've given up already, you can give me your account for free or I can buy them from you. Given up? Does he not understand the concept of passive income?

If you do decide to give it to me or sell it to me, don't forget to change your personal stuff like your paypal and social security in your ehow account details. Of course, how dumb do you think I am?

I bought ehow accounts in the past 3 months and some people don't change their personal stuff in their ehow. Just 2 let u know. I really hope this is not true. Why would anyone leave their personal info on the account if they did sell it to him?

I'm really good at promoting articles, I hope you'll make the decision. I'll buy your ehow account even if it costs me $100. Hey, big spender...where've you been all my life? 

please let me know your decision. thank you." Oh no, kind sir, thank you! Thank you for this ridiculous proposal that gave me quite a chuckle. So who's the prankster? Anyone want to confess?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

I Finally Made Payout! How About You?

When ehow shut down the WCP I was left with 30 articles and very discouraging earnings and not much to say about ehow, so this blog sat neglected since.....WOW....June 11th?....has it really been 4 months?

Time flies when you're not obsessing over ehow, I guess  = )

Anyway, I thought I would add some positive comments here about my earnings. I hope to hear more of the same from you so please go ahead and brag about you're Sept. earnings or feel free to vent if you're discouraged.

Although only a few of my 30 articles are making money consistently every month, I've been sooooo close to breaking that $10 minimum several times in the past. Well, last month I finally did it! I closed out September with $11.30.  I had only made payout one other time and that was in June of '09.

I would be very pleased if this became the norm going forward. Although 11 bucks won't even pay the internet bill, it would serve as a monthly reminder that the time I put into ehow was a good investment in my future. I'm going to think of any future payments I receive as interest on a savings account that I opened last year and forgot about.  I haven't been making any deposits to it but the amount I've already put in is slowly paying off.  

My earnings so far for October are $3.35 so it looks like a good possibility that I'm on track for another payout in November.  We all know it's too soon to make that assumption so I'll let you know how things turn out at the end of the month.

How are you doing with your articles that remain on ehow? Was September a good month for you too?

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Redgage $25 Visa Card Arrives Quickly

Just a quick post to let you all know that my Redgage Visa Card arrived in the mail a few days ago. My balance at Redgage had grown to over $37 so I decided to request the minimum payment of $25 to see how long it would take to receive the card. I asked for my withdrawal on 5/21 and it arrived on 6/5, so that's about 2 weeks time for processing and mailing. I immediately followed the activation instructions that came with the card and verified the balance to be $25 to spend anywhere Visa is accepted. 

One thing I'm confused on is that the FAQ section of the Redgage site states that a $5 one time fee will be deducted from your first withdrawal to cover the cost of the card, so I'm not sure why I received the entire $25 on my card instead of $20. Maybe someone goofed and I'll get that deducted from my account at a later date. Either way, it's awesome to get paid this quickly for doing something fun and interesting from home.

My Redgage balance as of today is $12.98, so when I reach the $25 mark again I'll add it to my card electronically and instantly the next time.  Redgage also states that future withdrawals added to an existing Visa card will have a 5% fee deducted so I'll just have to wait and see if that is true. Has anyone requested the Visa card from Redgage and if so, have you noticed any fees taken out of the balance?

Note: If you'd like to be added to my friend list in the left sidebar, just leave a comment and follow or subscribe to this blog. Then send a note on ehow to bestmommy asking me to add your ehow profile link to the list. Hope to hear from you! There's always room for one more!

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