Since becoming a stay-at-home Mom, I’ve learned so many new things about myself. I have learned how much I truly love the internet and social networking. Moms need an outlet and when your husband, best friend, Mom or siblings are working, turning to the computer is sometimes your only answer.
I’ve also learned how much I enjoy writing. I’ve worked in sales, customer service, finance, etc where I always interacted with people, but I hadn’t realized how much fun it is to write. I recently stumbled upon a wonderful online newspaper site called Examiner.com. I had been blog-hopping and found a post about the site hiring writers for all sorts of topics. I was surprised to see such an array of topics (from nightlife to beauty to sports) available to write about both locally & nationally and after doing a bit of research decided, why not!
Within hours of answering a few questions and providing them an example of my writing, I’d heard back from them. I selected a local position for Stay-at-home Moms for my area. Another passion of mine is couponing, which I have to admit was greatly influenced by bloggers. I am grateful they have inspired me to coupon and I have been doing so ever since! Now it’s time to pay it forward.
If you also have a passion for writing and are looking for something either as a hobby or part time job, I encourage you to give Examiner.com a try! The application was fairly simple to complete. The site does not require you to be an experienced writer, have a minimum number of articles a month or any other funny stuff. It seems their only real requirement is writing in 3rd person because it makes for a good article. It has a great community forum where tons of writers help each other with advice and I love that after writing an article the links are all right there for me to tweet, facebook, stumble and more!
So if you’d like to join me as a writer (click the Examiner.com link above). Or if you’re interested in learning more about couponing or local entertainment (click the stay-at-home mom link above & subscribe). I’ll see you over there!
Caroline Morin says
I had no idea something like this was available. Thank you for sharing!
This is a great idea! I have all kinds of interests and I do love writing (I’m a blogger and I am working on a novel) I will have to add this to my list of things to try. Thanks! I’m going to bookmark this post!
Sylvia Ortiz says
Thank you for this info. I may give it a try to see if I have what it takes. 🙂