Motivation Monday: The Trap Of Productivity For Writers

I’m a huge fan of everything productivity-related, especially productivity for writers. I can click my way around the web for minutes and hours on end, devotedly researching—hoping to find one magic strategy or trick. Here’s why: writing is hard work. When you’re researching, you’re not writing… However, you’re blithely certain that one day, really soon, you’ll find something which will … Read more

Your Writing Business: Get Started Today

I’ve received some questions about what you need to start a writing business. The short answer is: “you need a customer; someone to buy your writing.” But what if you’re not sure what kind of writing business you want? You might set up as a freelance writer, or maybe you want to self-publish books… Decide what your ideal writing business … Read more

Begin A Freelancing Career: Get Paid To Write Today

Recently I’ve received lots of questions from freelance beginners; they want to get paid to write, but how do you get started? You have a couple of options: Write something like a book or an online course and sell your creation; or Offer your writing services—that is, sell your writing skills. Want to get paid to write? Sell your skills … Read more

Get Paid To Write Blogs: Turn Your Hobby Into A Career

Could you get paid to write blogs? Many bloggers begin as hobbyists, then wonder whether they can turn their hobby into a business. Ashley (not her real name) was furloughed and wanted to develop a side hustle. She enjoys blogging and social media, but attempts to monetize her blog failed. When I reviewed Ashley’s blog, I realized she had several … Read more

Nonfiction Book Sales: 2 Quick Edits To Boost Sales

Got a nonfiction book which isn’t selling? There are few things more frustrating than spending your time writing a book and then discovering that sales are slow or non-existent. Over the past couple of months several writers have talked about slowing sales, so let’s look at ways you can boost sales of your nonfiction book with a couple of quick … Read more