Monday, November 9, 2009

What is the best time of day to post to your blog?

I recently Googled this question and here is the answer:

According to the best time of the day is first thing in the morning. If you have traffic from throughout the US, make sure that your blog posts are scheduled so that they will post by 8:00 am Eastern time.

My online writing gets more traffic on weekdays, not weekends. For that reason, I try to schedule my blog posts by 8 am Eastern time during the week.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

CAHSEE 2009 for Educational Testing (ETS)

The California High School Exiting Exam (CAHSEE) is beginning on November 21st. These scoring sessions for ETS run a week or two each month between November and April. The first session this fall is scheduled to begin on November 21st. Schedules are in 4 hour blocks of time. It is a good way to earn an extra $50 a day if you have some free time. Visit, "Work at Home Jobs in Education," to apply to ETS.

ETS is not always hiring, you have to keep checking back. After you apply, it takes a while to hear back from them. I got a phone call asking me to submit employment paperwork at least 8 months after filling in the online application form.

Ironically, soon after being hired by ETS I completed the online form for Pearson again indicating I had experience scoring aptitude tests from home. Pearson hired me immediately after indicating I had experience! ;)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Writing for eCopywriters

eCopywriters is a company that currently pays writers to work from home. With eCopywriters you earn up-front payment only. Writers begin at 2 cents per word with a rating of 2. As your rating improves, so does the amount you earn per word.

There is not a lot of work available during the week, but there is plenty available on the weekends. If you are looking for a way to pick up some extra money in your spare time, eCopywriters is a great way to do it. You can find more information about applying with eCopywriters on the right toolbar of this blog. It is listed under "Work at Home Writing Jobs - Upfront Payment."

Having waited several days for my writing to be reviewed, I searched the internet and found several writers posting to forums that they were unhappy about it taking a while for assignments to be approved for payment. Apparently, the client must approve the writing before you can get paid and some clients take their time. Everyone eventually gets paid, but it can take up to 2 months. Two of the three assignments I finished in the beginning of November were approved in time for the December 1st payment. The third assignment is still pending.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Grading and Scoring Aptitude Tests Online

November through April, I stay busy grading aptitude tests. I grade these tests for two companies Educational Testing Systems (ETS) and Pearson. As an at home scorer, you are required to complete several hours of training before each scoring session. Training is paid. I personally earn $10-$20 per hour grading tests and it is one of my favorite ways to earn money from home. Their system measures your accuracy as you score tests. If your scoring accuracy drops below a certain level (usually 75%), you will be asked to retake the training. If your scores still are not accurate, you will not be allowed to score the project.

You can read more about applying for these positions by visiting the links in the right bar under "Work at Home Education Jobs"

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