So as I mentioned in the last post, one of my goals today was to contact all the Textbroker clients I’ve written for so far and ask them for Direct Orders. I did it, and so now I’ll just wait and see if anything comes of it. I suppose that asking for work should probably be something that I do regularly and not just as a one-time gig.
Maybe I could actually attempt to maintain a dialogue with my past clients. You know, network and build a relationship with some of them. Surely that wouldn’t hurt my chances of receiving direct orders, would it? No, of course not! I’ll do it…
I wrote 3 more articles for Textbroker today too, earning me an additional $19.60. Previously I had been cashing out and transferring it to my checking whenever I had over $10, but I think I will leave it in my Paypal until I can accumulate $500. Then I’ll transfer it all to my bank account and go buy another laptop. Trying to be a writer with only an iPad kinda sucks. I mean, I love the iPad for all that it was intended for (primarily web surfing), and I found a way to use it well enough for HubPages, but I miss having a real keyboard.
My nephew got me a bluetooth keyboard for our iPad, and I loved it at first, but I make a lot of typos on it. Plus, lately the keys are getting stuck more often. That wasn’t so bad when it was just the iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii button, but last night while I was working on a Textbroker article, the backspace button actually got stuck and started deleting my article, one character at a time. Even after turning the keyboard off, it still kept on backspacing until the touchpad keyboard finally popped up.
I lost an entire paragraph.
Then just as I was finishing the last couple of sentences, the iPad battery died and I lost the entire article (no autosave).
So yeah, I miss having a laptop, so I will try to earn enough to buy one next month. One hundred Textbroker articles should do it!