How to Manage Multiple Test Readers

If you’re working on a large piece of writing, it’s a good idea to have a some “test readers” read your work. Test readers can help you find problems (like typos and grammatical errors) in your work and can also give you good, honest feedback about it. Did your writing draw them in? Did it . . . → Read More: How to Manage Multiple Test Readers

Using Affiliate Programs to Make Extra Money

You can easily make some extra money online by joining affiliate programs and promoting other people’s products. First let’s use a simple example to explore how affiliate programs work.

Make a business arrangement with affiliates to share profits.

Joe invents a widget and is trying to sell it for $20 profit per widget. He . . . → Read More: Using Affiliate Programs to Make Extra Money

Adding Flair to your Writing

There are several ways you can add nice touches to your eBook (or any other writing) to break up the monotony. You don’t want your book to seem like a long essay, right? You should make it a pleasure to read so people don’t get tired of it and put it down (or close the . . . → Read More: Adding Flair to your Writing

Why Outsourcing Makes Sense

I had some trouble outsourcing the design of my eBook graphics and web site. At first, I wanted to do it myself. I came up with some good ideas for graphics and I know enough about web design to make a simple web site. I could save a lot of money this way. But after . . . → Read More: Why Outsourcing Makes Sense

Taking a week off

I won’t be writing my usual two blog posts this week. I have a lot to do in my eBook and a lot to do at my day job. I also found out today that a good friend and mentor of mine died in a car accident, so I am in no mood to be . . . → Read More: Taking a week off

April 2010 Plans

My plan for April is to finish my eBook and get it up for sale by the end of the month. In March I focused on content, which was a single, consistent task; in April I need to do the tons of little tasks required to bring it all together. I think this is going . . . → Read More: April 2010 Plans

March 2010 Results

March was a great month for my writing! I finished writing my eBook, which came out to about 43 pages and a little over 17,000 words of solid content. My goal was to reach either 40 pages or 20,000 words, so I am happy with it coming out to over 40 pages. This first draft . . . → Read More: March 2010 Results

The Power of Consistency

Thirty minutes doesn’t seem like much time, because it’s not. Thirty minute intervals fly by. You’re not going to be able to change the world or achieve your life goals in a mere thirty minutes. But you can get what you want if you work for thirty minutes per day. Over time, the thirty minutes . . . → Read More: The Power of Consistency

Boost of Confidence in my New eBook

Today I just want to share a short personal story that has given me a huge boost of confidence in the eBook I am working on. This is also a good reminder about why you should be building passive income streams! 🙂

Passive dollar signs are superior to other dollar signs.

I found a . . . → Read More: Boost of Confidence in my New eBook

If You Want to be a Writer, Spend More Time Writing

Just start writing!

About a month ago, I purchased two new books about how to be a writer. They both include tips for becoming a freelance writer and how to make good money doing it. They look like really interesting books, but I still haven’t read a single page from them!

Did I waste . . . → Read More: If You Want to be a Writer, Spend More Time Writing

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