How to make a living with your writing (writing jobs to make quick money online)

Two things: First, I’m involved in an anthology called “write and grow rich.” I accepted because: A) I wanted to practice a story-based approach to sharing knowledge, so I shared a story I’ve never told before and focused on making it gripping. B) Think and Grow Rich is hugely influential, but few people appreciate the depth and specific tactics to …

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How to publish and market a children’s book or coloring book on Amazon

I wrote a guide to publishing children’s books earlier, and wanted to make something about marketing children’s books as well – so I’m sharing this short guide and a video I made for a friend who writes children’s books – my tips on how to redistribute content to get more links and shares of her books are great for any …

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After 13 days in optin Hell, I boosted email subscribers by 300%.

For the past few months, this site (which gets around 1500 visitors a day) has been averaging 10 optins a day for my “Guerrilla Publishing” free book offer. That’s mostly from an optin form on the sidebar, and a few content upgrades on relevant blog posts. But since I’m getting ready to rewrite my autoresponder series and launch an evergreen …

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GDPR regulations for writers using listbuilding giveaways like KingSumo

Most of my author friends have spent the last 2 months freaking out about GDPR. I haven’t commented, because I’m not an expert and I’m not personally concerned. But since I encourage book giveaways to help authors build email lists of targeted readers, a lot of people have been asking specifically whether or not giveaways are still a good idea …

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The Letter of Lord Chandos

I’m sharing this because I enjoy it: the struggle of putting down feelings into words. Hugo von Hofmannsthal The Letter of Lord Chandos THIS is the letter Philip, Lord Chandos, younger son of the Earl of Bath, wrote to Francis Bacon, later Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans, apologizing for his complete abandonment of literary ac­tivity.     For it is, …

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How to write a non-fiction book that changes lives

I’m editing a non-fiction book today and making notes on what went wrong. Unfortunately, some of the things missing are things I also don’t do in my own non-fiction books, so here’s a short list. #1 – make it a community effort The easy way to publish a bestseller is to include stories by other people. The more people you …

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How I doubled my Kindle sales rank with a simple 5-minute Amazon hack.

From page 7, to page 3 in one hour… When I review other authors books on Amazon, I usually point out they need more keywords in their description, title, and even author bio. Why?  Because Amazon is a search engine. If you don’t have any WORDS in your description letting Amazon know what kind of book it is, it won’t …

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How to sell more art and poetry

I made a video review for Cassandra Arnold and it’s worth sharing, because she’s both and artist and a writer, and she’s struggling to get visibility on both or figure out how to sell her poetry books and short stories. I touched on some really interesting book marketing ideas for poets and artists, so I hope it helps some other …

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How to publish a nonfiction book that attracts clients and grows your business

Most business-owners understand the potential of writing a book, they just don’t know what to write about. They usually try to find their “one perfect thing” – which can be hard if you’re not exactly sure what you want to do with your life or business; and of course you want everything to be perfect which can be intimidating. Here’s the …

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