This past week, we covered: ebooks, freelance writing jobs, blogging, how much you charge for your writing services, NaNoWriMo prep, and more on the blogs.
It’s been a BUSY week. If you missed our Monday Madness special offering, there’s 24 hours left for you to take advantage of it. It’s time for you to get the dream writing jobs you want and deserve.
And if you’re a professional writer, and need help, there’s a “I Need More Help With…” poll (and a freebie for you), on my freelance writing blog.
The holiday shopping period is coming up. This means income to canny writers. Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be covering how you can make the holiday shopping period work for you. In a nutshell, if you help others to make money, YOU’ll make money.
Here’s what happened this past week.
Book covers can teach you something very important about the writing business.
Want to quit your day job and go full-time as a freelance writer? Working in your pajamas and having more time may seem like heaven, and it is. However you need to think carefully about what it’s like when you don’t have a regular pay check.
For one month, I wrote a press release a day for a client. He was starting a new business. His advertising budget was minimal.
Ebooks are hot. As more Kindle devices are sold, and ebooks become ever more popular, there’s a problem for ebook authors: crushing competition.
You’re a writer, you have a blog. Perhaps you blog for clients. Images are essential for your blog posts; not only do they attract attention, but they’re also valuable for SEO.
You’re an author. You can write any book you choose. Inevitably, you’ll get ideas for books you wish you could write, but the big rule is “write what you know”… isn’t it?
If your writing is perceived as a commodity, clients have no respect for your work. This is because commodities are bought on PRICE ALONE.
Luckily, you can change that perception if it exists. You’ll know it exists if clients always low-ball you, or if you have problems finding writing jobs.
If you’re a newbie writer, this post is aimed at YOU. I’ve been working with a couple of very shy writers who are terrified of blogging; they think that they’ll humiliate themselves.
Way back in 2006, I wrote some “quick start” articles for NaNoWriMo participants. We started a couple of months before November, and writers told me that the articles inspired them and helped them to focus.
Initially, I bought my iPad as a reading device, and for meetings. Now I use it more than my desktop machine – and as a complement to my desktop machine.