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Who in the World is Rich Thomas?

In Uncategorized on April 26, 2009 at 7:21 pm

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He began freelance writing in 1997 in the field of boxing journalism, and soon ventured into reviewing books, and his hobby soon become a regularly-paying gig by 2007. Writing is now the larger of Rich Thomas‘s two part-time jobs, and he works as a Travel Editor for two websites. Rich lives in Lisbon, Portugal with his wife, and is busy teaching English, working on a novel, learning Portuguese, and entertaining his two dogs – and still manages to squeeze in time for AC.

Here’s what this Source has to say about writing for Associated Content:

SK: How did you get started with writing for AC?
RT: I found it based on a recommendation from someone who was reading my blog. I wrote that I was experimenting with performance-based writing, and they suggested I look at AC.

SK: What inspired you to join?
RT: Compared to what I was doing back in the very early days of my current run as a freelancer, it offered the best deal: a combination of flat-fee and performance payments.

SK:  Your favorite content category to browse at work:
RT: I was the test subject in Travel for the Category Editor program, which I suppose makes me the “Senior Travel Editor.” Therefore, I spend the most time ferretting out travel articles for featuring, and looking for good authors who need pointers and encouragement.

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AC Makes an Appearance on ‘The Early Show’ on CBS News

In AC News on April 26, 2009 at 7:17 pm

Last week, CBS News aired a segment about ‘Selling Online Expertise‘ and featured Associated Content as one of the websites that is allowing people to make money from home in this turbulent economy.

CBS interviewed me for their feature, and you can watch it online here:

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Thanks again to everyone for their continued support!

If you’re having a good experience with Associated Content, be sure to leave a comment on the CBS site with your insights and commentary.

Who in the World is Andrew Minzak?

In Interviews on April 16, 2009 at 6:18 pm

new-head-shotAfter 15 years of success as a baseball player that started off walking his first 8 batters, then hitting the 9th before getting pulled, this AC Source switched gears to write about sports instead of playing them.

He’s recently finished writing his first screenplay, and almost finished his second; he’s also the reigning 2006 shuffleboard champion on a cruise to Alaska.

Andrew Minzak believes there’s nothing better than early-mid 90’s music and taking it in with a nice cold Dos Equis. He’s also a firm believer in awarding fantasy points for ‘Super Models Dated’, and has been playing Fantasy Football for over a decade. I caught up with this talented sports fanatic to find out who in the world Andrew Minzak really is:

SK: How did you get started with writing for AC?
AM: A friend of mine mentioned this site to me as a way to make some extra cash and also build an online portfolio, so I decided to check it out.  I was actually more interested in building my online portfolio, but AC offers a lot of opportunities to make some extra money.

SK: Your fairly new to AC; what inspired you to join?
AM: Once my friend told me about AC, I thought it would be a great way to get more practice and improve my writing style.  I’ve gotten alot of great feedback which is exactly what I was looking for, whether it was positive or negative.

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Weekly Roundup: Easter Countdown

In Weekly Roundup on April 9, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Only a few days left until the Easter Bunny pays a visit.  Here’s what AC Source’s are looking forward to this Easter season:

How to Make an Adorable Easter Bunny Cupcakes Cake by SuperWAHM

Easter Crafts for Kids: Handmade Easter Bunny Magnets by R. Ann Sipper

The Easter Bunny:  Silly Parents, Rabbits Aren’t for Kids! by Patti Henningson

How to Make Your Own Chocolate Easter Bunny by Pauline

Any Easter Celebration is Incomplete Without the Hunt by Luke M.

Understanding Easter Lilies by SkyDanzer

Groovy Mod-Style Easter Eggs Are Over Easy by MaddyLane

Easter Traditions: the Biting of the Bunny by Will Stape

Who in the World is K. Karl?

In Interviews on April 3, 2009 at 8:30 pm

k-karlThis full time mom of two young boys is always on the move, and works as a surgical nurse on the weekends.  When she’s not busy working, Kim Karl is drumming up some interesting articles on Associated Content.  She says her mind is always reeling with ideas and stories, so writing is her perfect outlet.  Kim’s currently working on a novel for young adults, but is still a regular contributor on AC.

I caught up with Kim recently to find out what she’s reading, enjoying, and how she gets her caffeine fix to keep up with her busy lifestyle:

SK: How did you get started with writing for AC?
KK: I participate on a money forum. One of the other participants mentioned that you can make a little extra money writing for AC and other online websites. I thought that writing would be fun, signed up, and here we are.

SK: Your favorite content category to browse at work:
KK: I can’t really browse anything at work, but I catch up quite a bit at home. I love Home Improvement, Parenting, and Business and Finance. Of course, my favorite category is Health and Wellness.

SK:  Do you write for other online sites or publications or only on AC?

KK: The wet noodle beatings from Angie finally sank in. I have started to put some non-exclusive articles up at Constant Content but I’ve only sold two for usage rights so far. I’m perfectly happy just writing for AC for right now.

SK: Your most popular/most commented/newsworthy article?
KK: I haven’t done many News articles because I really lack the experience needed for that. My most popular article is iCarly and the Pak-Rat Video Game. It was a Display Only that I put up to test the Google Trends waters. I’ve had many anonymous comments from kids. I’ve also had to delete many more comments because the kids feel the need to post their personal information, phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses.

SK: Name one website you visit at least once per day:
KK: I visit AC almost every day, except on the weekends. I stop into Webwriters on Ning at least once a day just to see if anyone’s around or to ask advice.

SK:  Three CPs that have inspired you/whose work you enjoy reading regularly:
KK: I started reading your interviews last summer and I would like to say that I agree with all the other AC Weekly interviewees on their picks. This is just my way of sneaking in more than three.
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