Has your Facebook status ever been a rant about too many passwords? If so, I wrote this article is especially for you 🙂 In today’s cyber-world who could possibly keep up with all the passwords? When I launched The Write Styles with SiteGround, one of their ‘gurus’ helped me with my password crisis. I did some research and discovered a world of password managers. So here the 6 Best Password Managers that I trust will help you! I have indicated which are free, which give free trials and which need be paid.
Dashlane is prominent due to it’s simple interface that makes it so easy to use. It offers simple security, auto-login, form auto-fill and logging in has never been simple when at an online store.
Never forget another password. Keeping track of all your passwords is startlingly simple with Dashlane’s free password manager. Organize all your passwords in one secure place. Get your passwords wherever, whenever you need them. Multi-device image
Auto-save passwords, and watch Dashlane type them for you.
What makes KeePass really great other than being the recommended password manager of SiteGround is that they are also FREE. KeePass is an open source free password manager! How they work is that all your passwords are stored within an encrypted databas that you control, store and maintain on your own system. The only time you need to upload any of your data is purely when you wish to change device.
There are many plug-ins available for KeePass for sharing among third-parties, browsers, devices or platforms. What also makes them really handy is there are KeePass portable apps available too. Lastly KeePass offers an auto-type functionality allowing them to log into sites that many other password managers can’t. KeePass scores a 5 rating on SourceForge. Read More.
LastPass is seen as one of the first successful password managers. They allow you to audit passwords, strengthen passwords and do automatic password changes too if your service has been hacked or somehow compromised.
It also allows you to easily create a LastPass account and import your existing passwords. It’s the best way to install LastPass on Windows. The 64 bit installer includes 32 bit IE installer.
Password Manager Pro is a secure vault for storing and managing shared sensitive information such as passwords, documents and digital identities of enterprises. Trusted by NASA, Walmart and similar big names.
They offer a free trial period, but afterwards you need to pay.
RoboForm remembers your passwords so you don’t have to! Just remember your one Master Password and RoboForm remembers the rest- it’s that easy! Our bookmark-style Logins automatically log you in to your favorite websites with one click. Whether it’s on your PC, Mac, phone, tablet, or even USB drive, RoboForm Password Manager gives you secure access to your passwords wherever you go! One license works on all of your devices. You can be confident knowing that our advanced syncing technology always keeps each device up to date.
They are currently offering 50% discount price of $9.95
1Password melds security and convenience for the most popular operating systems in the world. Users can create strong, unique passwords for all their accounts, log in with a single click, sync over Wi-Fi (no cloud required!), and encrypt all their important information with the one password they need to remember. 1Password offers a free trial for 30 days.
Those are my 6 Best Password Managers ~ I trust they will bring many smiley Facebook statuses now 🙂 If you have any other rants that I could possibly help with, do leave a comment or email me. I would love to help you!
South African, Chrissi Maria, spends most of her days as a ghostwriter, copy-writer, researching and writing magazine articles, compiling scripts, or marketing. Chrissi is a most passionate teller of people’s stories, but today she shares her own story of her success and inspiration with you. I trust that Chrissi’s perks of being your own boss will inspire and motivate you!
Perks of being your own boss… by Chrissi Maria.
Yes, there are perks to being your own boss, but if you are expecting to read an upbeat, being my own boss is ever-so-awesome piece of prose, you will need to look elsewhere for an over-zealous self-help source on earning a quick and easy buck as a free agent.
This Week’s 14 Top Paying Ideas for Short Story Publishers
Having published Piotr Mierzejewski and Michele Barrow-Belisle’s articles this month, readers have been inundating The Write Styles asking where they too can have their short stories published. I did some digging around and came up with 14 Top Paying Ideas for Short Story Publishers to add to my previous publishing post.
#1 Apex Magazine
Apex Magazine publishes Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction. Visit their website to get a gist of the types of stories that they accept for publication.
Payment: $0.06 a word up to 7,500, plus an extra one cent per word per podcast. Read More.
Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine is looking for “character oriented” stories, where the characters, rather than the science, provide the main focus for the reader’s interest. Sci-Fi dominates the fiction published in Asimov’s, but they do also publish borderline fantasy, slipstream, and surreal fiction.
8-10 cents per word for short stories up to 7,500 words,
8 cents for each word over 7,500.
Asimov’s seldom purchases stories shorter than 1,000 words or longer than 20,000 words, and don’t serialize novels.
They pay $1 a line for poetry, which should not exceed 40 lines. Read More.
#3 Cicada Magazine
CICADA is a YA lit/comics magazine fascinated with the lyric and strange and committed to work that speaks to teens’ truths. We publish poetry, realistic and genre fiction, essay, and comics by adults and teens. (We are also inordinately fond of Viking jokes.) Their readers are smart and curious; they do invite submissions but they are not required to engage young adult themes. CICADA does not distribute theme lists for upcoming issues.
Especially welcome are works by people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQAI+ folks, gender-queer folks, and other marginalized people. Not welcome: cultural appropriation. Read More
*Cicada is now running a contest.
Creative Endeavors Contest: What You’re Carrying
What gear gets you through the day? Unpack your backpack, your purse, your fanny pack: in art, photography, or poetic ode, count the items you’ve got on you at this very moment. Deadline: May 31, 2016. Read More
#4 Clarkesworld Magazine
Clarkesworld Magazine is a Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine that publishes short stories, interviews, articles and audio fiction. Monthly publications available on their website for purchase in e-book format and via electronic subscription.
Clarkesworld Magazine is currently open for art, non-fiction and short story submissions consisting of 1,000 – 16,000 words.
Payment: $0.10 per word for the first 5,000 words, $0.08 per word afterwards. Read More.
#5 Fantasy & Science Fiction
Fantasy & Science Fiction has no set formulas, they look for stories that appeal fantasy and science fiction readers. They do expect the sci-fi element present, however subtle as they have a lot of fantasy, but never enough humor or sci-fi.
Furthermore, only send full manuscripts up to 25,000 words as they do not accept queries, and make a point of reading their magazine before submitting.
Payment is 7 – 12 cents per word on acceptance. Read More.
#6 Harper’s Magazine.
Writers wishing to submit nonfiction to Harper’s Magazine may send queries via snail-mail, accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. The magazine will neither consider nor return unsolicited nonfiction manuscripts.
Artists, illustrators, and photographers may send material in any format. Read More.
HeroesandHeartbreakers.com welcome original romance stories in all sub-genres (erotica, contemporary, paranormal/urban fantasy, women’s fiction/chick lit, historical, romantic suspense, etc).
They require short stories (15k – 30k words) as well as novellas (30k – 50k words) and category-length works (up to 60k). They will consider Novellas and category-length romances for publication as serials.
Payment: $1,000 to $2,000 advance (length dependent) against 25% Royalty. Read More
#8 Inter Galactic Medicine Show
Intergalactic Medicine Show are looking for fantasy and science fiction stories modeled around a PG-13 that are up to 17,500 words. They are wanting well-developed milieu and believable, engaging characters. They are also requiring clear, unaffected writing. Asimov, Niven, Tolkien, Yolen, and Hobb are better literary exemplars than James Joyce.
#9 Inter Galactic Medicine Show are also in need of Artists
All illustrations and artwork in Inter Galactic Medicine Show are by assignment. For consideration of art assignments, send samples of your work. (higher rates for professionals) Read More
#10 Lightspeed Magazine.
They are now closed for unsolicited submission, but will open during 2016. Normally they would accept stories between 1,500 and 10,000 words of original science fiction and fantasy novels.
Payment is 8 US cents per word. They do also accept reprints at 2 US cents per word. Read More.
#11 One Story
Submission period September 1st – May 31st.
One Story is seeking literary fiction. They do only accept stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words of any style and on any subject as long as they are good. They are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and that are strong enough to stand alone.
Payment: $500 and 25 contributors copies. Read More.
#12 Strange Horizons
They want fiction with a speculative element up to 10,000 words, with preference of under 5,000 words. They are not a horror market.
Payment: 8 US cents per word. (minimum payment of $60) via PayPal or check. Read More.
#13 The Sun
The Sun publishes essays,fiction, interviews, and poetry. They favor personal writing, but are also looking for provocative pieces on political and cultural issues. Actually, The Sun seems open to just about anything. In fact they actually invite you to surprise them, as not even they know what they like until they have read it.
from $300 to $2,000 for essays and interviews,
$300 to $1,500 for fiction,
$100 to $200 for poetry.
Please do not send simultaneous submissions. Read More
This is an online Fantasy and Sci-Fi magazine publishing fiction and poetry, as well as nonfiction, 750 – 6,000 words, from writers of every conceivable background. They are seeking intricate, experimental stories and poems with gorgeous prose, verve, and imagination that elicit strong emotions and challenge beliefs. Uncanny believes there’s still plenty of room in the genre for tales that make you feel.
Well, that concludes your 14 Top Paying Ideas for Short Story Publishers, I trust this list will assist you. Do feel free to contact me if you wish to add to the list, or leave your additions in the comment section.
Create Your Write-From-Home Business to help you launch your writing career.
These are the products that I find work for The Write Styles, alternatively I have found them highly recommended by several leading people in the writing world. Some of these products are free and others have nominal costs involved. Visit Create Your Online Business for our updates. May you too create your Write-From-Home business in no time! Good Luck 🙂
SiteGround is clearly my hosting choice for The Write Styles. I find their pricing remarkably affordable, their speed is incomparable, and their customer service I can truly attest to! They have an online chat, which is most helpful, but they also pick up the phone to call you to ensure all is running smoothly.
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Bluehost is probably one of the most powerful proven platform that is perfect for hosting any writer’s needs. Currently their most popular plan is the plus plan is $5.95 per month, which allows up to 10 websites, 150 Gig, unmetered bandwidth and among other really great stats, they offer $150 marketing offers included in their plan. These guys really mean serious business.
Namecheap is rather spectacular as their logo explains, “Create your pro web presence in no time.” Not only are they extremely affordable offering secure and reliable high-performance hosting from $9.88/year, but what they deliver in their package is just something extraordinary and well worth looking into for today’s writers.
WordPress.org is my favorite website building site ever, and is what I use to build The Write Styles. Here you can use code or simply pick a theme and make use their various widgets and plugins. I also found that there are thousands of useful themes that you can import and adapt according to your wish. I think the term limitless creativity is rather apt for WordPress.org.
WordPress.com offers various plans from free for life, to the most popular Premium plan for $99 per year, and then the Business plan for $299 per year. Please do ensure that you compare their plan to WordPress.org in great depth before you begin your site! WordPress.com does not offer the expected plugins, widgets, nor the other useful tools that you may use when building your website. Their themes are however extraordinarily professional and sleek, so perhaps you will find whatever meets your needs.
Easy Website Builder Application allows you to build, design, and publish your own website effortlessly. They offer over a 1,000 template designs and include web Hosting with all their plans.
The pricing of Easy Website Builder’s package deals range between $8.95 per month for the light pack including a maximum of five pages with free setup and escalate to $11.95 for their ECom Package, which offers a maximum of 500 pages, online image editing tools, free setup and ‘tons of extra goodies’. Their platform is rather simple, one merely chooses a theme, adds content, images, blogs by using a really friendly Online Website Builder interface. Read More.
Wix is most likely one of the most easiest web builders on the market. Their drag and drop editing features mean there is no need for coding, and creativity is limitless. Wix offers a huge assortment of various designer-made templates and beautiful galleries for all types of business or private sites as well as over 250 apps to ensure that creating a website has never been easier.
Wix has gone to great lengths to ensure mobile optimization, secure hosting, Search Engine Optimization, 24/7 support and so much more, as they advertise, “We’ve got you covered.” Another interesting marketing concept Wix uses is,
Wix offers over 200 Apps in one website builder, which helps any writer starting up their own online business to connect to social media, invoice, setup contact forms and their year planner even has countdowns t o upcoming events.
Wix gives provides all these features free, but to remove the .wix from your domain name and remove the Wix ads, you will need a premium plan. Their most popular is the Entrepreneurs & Freelancer’s Premium Plan at $12.42 per month, saving your 45% and offering your unlimited wider Bandwidth.
Clicky Analytics is a user-friendly insightful means to track traffic to your site. Considering that traffic is what keeps your site in existence, these stats are essential. By carefully studying the behavior on your site, you can determine what is working and what needs change.
Customizing your dream site to suit your needs.
WordPress has offers many elegant themes for free for life, but their premium sites are well worth looking into as well. Here are some affordable themes that really made me realize the world of opportunities created by WordPress.
Using these simple products will get your platform up and running, now keep a close watch on Write For a Living as I keep you updated with new findings to help you along. Please also do keep your eye on this page, as I will be updating it regularly for you.
Exciting stuff, right! Also, keep your eyes peeled on Freelance Writing Jobs as that too gets updated on a regular basis!
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Okay, I do trust this inspires and motivates you to just dive in and get started!
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