Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Self-employed Retail MFA: Becoming a Freelance Writer, Day 1

I haven't given up on the Amazon thing yet! I'm just looking at all the avenues and possibilities, and I do have some skill...writing...I guess.

So I've signed up with E-lance. I'm looking through all the proposals now and...really...



Well, the good news is that the odds of me landing a $20 per assignment job is 10-1. The bad news is that the other freelancer's I'm competing with have a combined amount of experience of over two hundred years.

Now, I need something to work on first...something simple...something entry level, but sweet jesus. Has it gotten so bad that I have little or no chance on an entry level freelance gig when someone who has 35 years of experience is willing to do the job for $10.00?

I really need to finish, "What Color is my Parachute?"

Friday, September 16, 2011

Self-employed Retail MFA: Becoming a Seller on Amazon, Day 1

WTF am I doing? No seriously!

It's been a while since I updated, but I've been applying to places that does not involve retail...a month later...

I signed up to be a seller on Amazon. I have kept a lot of books from my college days and I would like to sell them...or rather sell them so people can actually would read books like The Princeton Review GRE single subject Literature in English or The Official Chrono Cross Strategy Guide.

After 30 minutes I want to delete my sellers account. I seriously don't know what I'm doing and now Amazon has a hold of my card information...on a side note Old White Wolf books are a lot of money now...but I'm guessing no one will buy the books...

Life was so much easier when I did this for a company three years ago. All I had to do was put in the information in a little box and post it. I didn't have to worry about shipping or the cost of labor...or if anything sold.

I haven't even put up a listing yet...on a side note I'm doing this: "Careers With An English Degree: How Reading Books Can Paralyze You After Grad School".

I'm reading too much of the rules and regulations than posting anything. I'm an "entrepreneur" now...I think...(if you're just selling your stuff, does that make you an entrepreneur?)

I keep asking myself if this is the right path. I don't know what I'm doing...this feeling reminds me of my first day in grad school.