No matter where you come from, you can be paid to write

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Content mills can be a great way for writers to find regular work. Unfortunately, many limit the locations from which they will accept writers. Often they only accept writers from the U.S. This can be a big problem for international writers.

Another problem with these companies is they don't always advertise that they don't take international writers. I have lost count of the times I have filled out applications, written samples, and more only to find that they don’t accept writers from my country. It's a terrible waste of time.

The good news is there are plenty of reputable companies…


TRUE CRIME

Three disgraceful acts in one day.

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This couple might just be the worst of the worst. They were caught red-handed on the cafe's CCTV, the woman can be easily seen helping herself to the staff's tip money from Carats Cafe Bar in Southwick, England. Leaving them disappointed. The owners of the cafe released this comment with the video.

“Carats would like to name and shame this family for not only taking all the money from our staff tip box along with not pay for their food. A valuable lesson learned by our wonderful staff, that there are some unpleasant people around…”

Not only did they steal…


ADDICTION

The news which has followed her death shines a light on why she did it.

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Lauren Scott (known as Dakota Skye) posted a topless photo of herself next to a George Floyd memorial. She added this comment to the controversial Instagram photo:

“Happy #GeorgeFloyd day in #santabarbara <3 #dakotaskye equality&fair treatment for all. Dope mural.”

Naturally, she received major backlash from her followers.

One upset person said “Wtf what does flashing have to do with George Floyd death.”

Another said “Are you fucking serious?”

Obviously many agreed that this was an inappropriate way to recognise someone’s death. …


And will never do it again.

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I started transcribing a few years ago. The decision to do this type of work came from a need to make money. I had heard from others that I could find potential opportunities in this industry, so I signed up to a few companies. I won't name names, but they're all well known.

The sign-up process is fairly straightforward. You give them your details, they send you their ‘style guide’ and then you complete a practice transcription which they grade and (if it was good enough) accept and allow you to start taking jobs…


TRUE CRIME

And I went there whilst her body lay lifeless in the freezer.

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All seemed fine from the outside of The Compasses Inn. It was a typical English pub in Norfolk. The pub wasn’t far from my grandparents' home, and from time to time we would go there together. Little did we know the landlady was destined to be murdered by her partner.

Rebecca Thorpe 29 was a popular young woman, described by all who knew her as kind and fun. She had a passion for food and dreamed of one day owning her own pub.

Michael Tucker is less well regarded. People who knew him well describe him as a controlling alcoholic…


CRYPTOCURRENCY

They’ve made it legal tender too and the IMF are not happy

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The president of El Salvador Nayib Bukele has announced that they will now begin mining Bitcoin with the energy from their volcanoes.

Image captured by the author from Twitter of nayibbukele

This type of zero-emissions type of mining has been seen in other countries, including Norway and Iceland.

It is glorious news for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency as a whole. For a while the mainstream media and even billionaire Elon Musk have been shouting about the environmental impact of Bitcoin mining, I discredited much of this in a prior Medium article.

Although most of the rhetoric is misguided, it is still…


One simple pro tip that made writing headlines easier than ever before

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Titles make or break a story. If your title sucks, then why would readers believe the main body of your work will be any better? A bad title immediately decreases your story's chances of being successful or going viral. You are doing your work a huge injustice when you let it down with a poor headline.

The pressure on a headline to perform has always bugged me, it’s kind of ridiculous that 30 or 50 characters can define hundreds or even thousands of words. Alas, this is the world we live in, we are but mere mortals. If those first…


Meet Brave, the browser that pays you cryptocurrency for using it.

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Forget about Chrome, don’t even mention Internet Explorer. These familiar browsers are things of the past, relics that are just too outdated to use. The new kid on the block has arrived and is shaking the whole concept of internet use on its head.

Brave is a quiet revolution, everyone who uses it never returns to the medieval ways of before. Bye, bye Firefox, it was fun while it lasted, but a truly superior alternative has come my way.

How do you earn cryptocurrency with Brave?

Brave browser uses a cryptocurrency called Basic Attention Token (BAT). Brave filters out all ads that aren’t aligned with their policies…


This is how I did it and it’s the opposite of what the majority are telling you

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Medium is an awesome place to write. It has a ready-to-go audience, a great editor tool, and an exceptional community of writers. It’s also got the Medium Partner Program. Which pays you for the views and reads you get from your work.

I started writing on Medium in April 2021 and didn't have high expectations for my earnings here. I had heard from many to expect less than a dollar on your first month, but I earned much more than this, and I was thrilled with the result.


TRAVEL

Welcome to the island of Madeira.

A waterfall in Madeira, Image from pixabay.com

For so long just the idea of travel has seemed out of reach for many, but now the vaccination programme is in full swing and the world appears to be recovering (fingers crossed it’s for good), restrictions are gradually being lifted. This is awesome news for digital nomads.

You might wonder where you should go to next in this post-Covid world. I can think of no better place than Madeira. Whether you’re intending to travel for just a few weeks, or make a lifestyle out of it and stay for months, then this island is definitely worth your consideration.

Delilah Brass

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