Content Ideas: 4 Ways To Create Content Your Readers Will Love

Are you looking for fresh content ideas? If you create content, you know that content creation takes time, thought, and energy. Sometimes the well runs dry. When that happens, go back to basics: to your readers, or viewers, if you’re developing videos. Think about your readers, and their problems. Additionally, think about your own needs. Need content ideas? Make a … Read more

Self-Publishing: Here Comes Christmas, Get Ready To Sell Now

Are you a self-publishing author? Here’s a big tip: start preparing for Christmas holiday sales NOW. It’s July; we’re in the second half of the year. Christmas goodies appear in stores early: consider having your fiction and nonfiction selling by October, at the latest. Speaking of October, if you write fiction, consider writing a few horror stories for Halloween. I … Read more

Freelance Writing Success: 5 Traits To Develop, Starting Today

Want to develop a freelance writing career? If you’re proactive, love learning new things, and enjoy writing (mostly), chances are that you’ll succeed. Recently, a new freelance writer asked a good question about writers’ personality traits: “what kind of person succeeds as a writer?” Wow, great question. Years ago, when I contributed to a large magazine, I congratulated a writer … Read more

Make Money Blogging: Turn Your Passions Into Income (Series)

Want to make money blogging? Millions of blog posts are published each day (70 million a month on WordPress alone), but most bloggers make zero income. To orient yourself to the blog landscape, here’s ahref’s 70 blogging statistics for 2022.) That said, hundreds of thousands of bloggers do make an income. Some make an amazing income. I’ve been blogging consistently … Read more

Writing Fiction For Profit: 4 Ways To Make Money From Your Creativity

Are you writing fiction? Many freelance writers write novels and short fiction as a side hustle, with varying degrees of success. Ghostwriting may be the easiest way make an income from your fiction as a side hustle—you simply write. Someone else publishes and markets the material. I’ve ghostwritten both fiction and nonfiction for many years, originally for traditional publishers, simply … Read more