Sunday, February 22, 2009

C-K Kids Minute Menu Pro Daycare Software

Today I wrote my second article for The New York Childcare Examiner. After my first article was finished, I had to wait for approval from the Examiner that I answer to, Brit, and upon receiving that, I am now free to write at will.
For the first couple of days, I suffered a bit from writer's block, wondering how I would be able to consistently come up with fresh, new ideas on just one subject, and now I'm past all that, and filled with enough excitement to keep me sleepless as I plan which articles I will write next.
The Examiner is not as limiting as eHow, as I am not confined to just writing How-to's, and today I wrote a review of the daycare software that I use, Minute Menu Pro Daycare Software.
The Examiner pay is picking up at a faster rate than eHow did, and it will be interesting to see how it all plays out.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My First Examiner Article

I just finally published my first article as the New York Childcare Examiner. As with any other program, it took some time to familiarize myself with all of the gadgets and tools on the publishing tool, and it took the better part of eight hours before I was satisfied with the results. The good news is that I watched every tutorial, read through the relevant tips, and can honestly say that I feel totally familiar and comfortable with the publishing process on that site, and I am ready to start earning some money!
The channel manager for the Family and Parenting Channel will critique me, and when I have her approval, I will be free to step up the pace, and write somewhere between 3 and 7 articles per week.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Successful Home Daycare Article a Big Hit!

I'm building up residual income by writing on eHow. I write about everything I know, and research to fill the gaps that are missing. Last month, I wrote an article about How to Run a Successful Home Daycare, and it is by far my biggest money maker. I can't say that I'm really surprised, because I am new to eHow, and really had no expectations. I get paid far more per click than any of the other articles; I have articles with hundreds and hundreds more hits that have paid a lot less. I am still researching residual income, and how to increase it. My goal is $1000 per month, and I'm not even close yet.
I found an expert, WriterGig, and started following her on eHow, and then began following her blog, and eventually saved up the money to buy her e-book, "How to Earn Passive Income on eHow. I am devouring it. It has new ideas about keyword searches, and other tools that I had not heard of before.
She is making $1000 per month on eHow, as well as additional income from other sites, and she shares her know-how about it. I subscribed to everything I could on her website, and even got invited to listen to a pod-cast, which was a first for me!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Affiliate Program

If I didn't tell you before...I found out that my favorite daycare software program, Minute Menu Kids Pro, has an affiliate program, and I am totally excited! Besides having real-time friends that are into daycare, I also keep running into people through my internet life that are considering home daycare as an alternative to punching the clock somewhere.
If you get a minute, check out Minute Menu Kids Pro, as they have a 30 day free trial offer, which I also took advantage of!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Taxes and Deductions

After spending two days studying tax forms at the IRS website, I have just written two more daycare articles, checking to make sure my facts and opinions jived with the IRS.
I'm sure that there's a lot more to be said about deductions, but I noted with great interest that most of what I covered laboriously with time and space formulas and meal and snack allowances was all taken care of automatically by the Minute Menu Software I have discussed in previous posts.
For your reading pleasure, I wrote "How to Prepare for Tax Time with Your Home Daycare" and "How to find More Tax Deductions For Your Home Daycare".

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tax Time

One of the biggest returns at tax time from my daycare was when I claimed the food that I bought for groceries. If you spend time wandering around the IRS site, there is a fair amount to read about daycares, and what the government has done to make home daycares more profitable.