1. When did you join AC?
I joined AC in November of 2005.
2. Why did you join AC?
I was looking for a sustainable source of income from writing, while be able to stay at home. AC offered all that I was looking for.
3. Who are you favorite content producers on AC?
So far, I do not have any favorite CP’s but I do browse the content often.
4. What are some of your favorite articles on AC?
There are way too many to choose from. At the moment I do not have any favorite content.
5. What do you enjoy writing about?
I write about lots of things. I try to focus on stuff I would find useful and things I am knowledgeable on. I write a lot of content on restoring cars, home improvement, pets, health and wellness, diseases, finances, job searching and skills, and computer based information.
6. How do you choose your topics for writing?
Generally I choose to write what I like but if I think a topic will bring lots of viewers I will try to get a few of those in too. Mostly I write about the things that interest me, friends, and family members.
7. Do you think AC could be a part time or full time job?
If you spend enough time writing, I suppose it could be a full time job. For me, it was all I did for a couple of years but I found it was not enough to sustain me. I work FT at FedEx Ground as well and still freelance in my spare time. I do enjoy writing so I think I will continue for as long as AC exists. At least AC could be a part time job if you wanted it to be.
8. Do you think AC could support a living?
Well, considering what I need to survive, it would take entirely too much time to try to support my lifestyle on what I make here at AC. But my bonus’ combined with the payments I make for each article is enough to pay a few bills each month or gives me money to splurge with. The money is good when I am steady writing for 3-4 days a week and of course the monthly bonus is great!
9. What do you like about AC?
I like that AC gives me the freedom to write about anything I want, in any style that I want. Everything here is my choice. Yes, there are rules but none too stringent that I cannot express my creativity as a writer.
10. What don’t you like about AC?
So far, I love AC! The only thing I would change is the time it takes to get a piece reviewed and actually paid for. Since I started here almost 3 years ago the response time could be 2-3 weeks. Now it is has much improved with the entire process taking about 1 week.
11. If you could change and make something better on AC what would it be and why?
I am not sure I would make any changes. I think AC is operating smoothly and there are plenty of ways to boost your page views. AC is quite helpful with all the advice and emails they send out.
12. What advice can you give to writers here on AC?
Do what you love, write about what interests you, and readers will come.
13. What do you do when you are not writing for AC?
I work full time as a service manager for FedEx Ground. In my free time I like to work on cars, read books, do crosswords, and watch movies.
14. Do you have any pets?
I have a cat, a mini pinscher, and an iguana.
15. Where is your favorite place in the world to go?
The beach. Any beach.
16. What are your hobbies?
I have been an artist since I was a child. I enjoy watercolor, color pencil, and charcoal as my mediums. I once considered going to the Fashion Institute of NYC and was accepted. I have also had my artwork displayed in New York City.
17. Who are your heroes in life?
I don’t have a hero. I look for strength within myself. Afterall, if you can’t count on yourself, who can you count on?
18. Where is your favorite place or places to eat?
I love, love, love Italian and Chinese. I also enjoy great american foods like fried chicken, apple pie, and hot dogs.
19. If you had a happy color what would it be?
Fuschia (dark, almost reddish, pink)
20. Last question! How long do you plan on being with AC and why?
I will continue writing for AC as long as they exist and things operate smoothly.