Angela, I am in the process of preparing a contract with a potential client who has handwritten about 10 pages he wants to publish in a book. This is my first venture into such a project and need to give him a reasonable fee for helping him put this book together. I have been an […]
If you have teaching credentials, or years in the classroom, use these skills to write for academic publishers. Classic textbooks are revised periodically, and published year after year. In many cases, the professor does little writing, while farming out the actual writing to others. The big three textbook publishers – McGraw-Hill Education, Pearson Education, and […]
As a corporate blogger, I am always on the hunt for new ways to find potential clients. Have you heard about PRWeb? It’s a highly visible press release service that allows companies to publish their news releases to the web.
COMMENTS POSTED ABOUT: Profitable New Year’s Resolution? A Daily Word-Count Writing Goal = More Money!! Okay – I tried this over the three day weekend and I was amazed at how much I wrote. The key is TURN OFF YOUR INTERNAL EDITOR. Do not look back at the material written ñ just write more words. […]
Years ago, I decided that New Year’s resolutions dealing with productivity and, thus, increased future revenues, were far more fun than those of the weight loss variety. So, I switched to resolutions that would, quite simply, end up increasing my bottom line. The more books I write and release, the more money I make. It’s that simple. The problem? Finding the time to be that productive!
Let’s face facts. Freelance writing is not an easy business. You pursue this vocation because writing is your passion, but you also need to tend to more mundane matters, like eating and paying the bills.
Blogs can move mountains. A simple blog post can create a path to success. It was one such blog post that paved the way to a very unique freelance writing gig and my success story.
This week, I’m sharing some holiday cheer, history, and other artistic goodies from WritersWeekly. Enjoy!
We are often told as writers to write what we know. If you are going to make a living as a writer, it sometimes requires writing what you don’t know, what you don’t like, or what you find difficult. I make money by rarely saying no to a writing assignment or request.
For more than a decade, I had put off writing my business book. I knew I had compelling ideas and techniques that would fill a void in the marketplace, but the prospect of taking on the daunting task of what could end up being a multi-year endeavor dissuaded me from even attempting to capture any of my ideas in book form. If I was going to do it at all, I needed to find a way to get it done fast. But how? I had exactly zero experience as an author, so how might I ramp up the learning curve quickly, on the first attempt?