Illustrator, musician and rockstar AC writer Rose Elizabeth Kitchen has been publishing away since December 2007 and has almost reached the 600-article mark. She’s a Featured Health & Wellness Contributor and has a background in healthcare as a freelance medical writer. She’s also an editor and writes on a variety of subjects including nursing, criminal justice, alternative medicine and dieting.
I caught up with this talented writer to find out what’s in store for her AC career and where else we can find her online…
SK: How long did it take you to become an AC addict?
RK: Just a few days. Once I got my first upfront payment I was hooked. It felt great to find a place that would pay pay me to produce great articles on the subjects that interest me the most.
SK: Why have you stuck with AC for so long?
RK: Because I believe in AC. Sure the glitches are aggravating, but I truly believe AC has our (the Contributors) best interest in mind. AC allowed me to learn web-writing while making an income. By writing for AC I also picked up several private clients that contacted me because of my articles on AC. The community also plays a major role. The people I have met at AC are some of the most amazing people and they have greatly enriched my life.
SK: Out of all of the topics you write about, how do you decide which ones to develop or focus on in any given month?
RK: When a holiday is approaching I dedicate time to writing articles about that holiday because it always pays off. When a holiday is not approaching I work on my niche which is health and wellness. Health and wellness always pays off and it gives me the chance to still work in medicine without actually working in a hospital or clinic. I like being able to further my medical knowledge and the knowledge of others by writing health and wellness articles. I also keep track of medical news and awareness months and focus a few articles around those.
SK: If you could start your AC writing career over again, what is the one thing you would do differently?
RK: I would have taken the time to learn more about web-writing and SEO first. I encourage all new writers to take advantage of the AC forums prior to submitting their first article. If I could redo my first several articles I would. Though they were written well, they really had no SEO and, for the majority of them, it shows in the page views.
SK: Do you use any social media tools to promote your content? If so, which ones? Read the rest of this entry »