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?
I’m on the recliner in my family room, crouched over my laptop, taking advantage of those precious moments while the rest of the family is still asleep. Scrolling through a 14-year-old student’s essay I just read and corrected, I make notes. What kinds of feedback would help her most at this point in her academic […]
Surprisingly, I was contacted by an important Spanish magazine. When I understood why they got in touch with me I thought it was a joke. But, it wasn’t! They wanted me to start writing profiles of those musicians for their magazine. And, the best part is, they pay me $50 for each of them!
Did you know that your previous employers and established business relationships in your previous work experience can be mined to secure a steady stream of freelance income?
A couple of days ago I published my 100th erotica story and, this month, I received my biggest check yet – for a little over $10,000! …