Why I bought a timeshare: Selling the dream of luxury travel – life on a permanent, 5-star vacation resort

Why I bought a timeshare: Selling the dream of luxury travel – life on a permanent, 5-star vacation resort

This week is our last week of a month and a half tour of Mexico. Although I’ve traveled extensively since I was young, and have made money online for several years, I’m only beginning to make enough money to really travel around, work from anywhere, and fully engage in nomadic living. During our time in The 3 secrets to book...

How to Promote your Book: Stop Marketing!

How to Promote your Book: Stop Marketing!

When I finished my first book, I set up a contest and giveaway to entice book reviews. Then I created an email list of about 1000 blogs I thought might be interested, and emailed them all about it. I asked them to pass on the good news to their readers. I later found out that The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a haunted castle tour...

Best Security for your WordPress Blog: Malware and blocked site woes, reviews and lessons learned

Best Security for your WordPress Blog: Malware and blocked site woes, reviews and lessons learned

If you have a Wordpress blog or website, you may have noticed that it’s getting harder and harder to keep it clean. You may have experienced the “white screen of death” or the dreaded “Reported Attack Page!” that tells you not to visit your own site, because it contains malware and has been blacklisted. As someone...

My Super Simple Ebook Formatting and Conversion Process for the New Kindle, Smashwords and Epub Rules

My Super Simple Ebook Formatting and Conversion Process for the New Kindle, Smashwords and Epub Rules

I’ve been meaning to learn ebook formatting and conversion for over 2 years. Sadly, every time I got started, the sheer enormity of the process scared me away. Multiple formats? Lots of Code and HTML? Yuck. But I’ve been giving the work away for too long, and I know it’s something I’m going to need The 3 secrets to...

It’s all about the money: What does being professional mean for your creative independence?

It’s all about the money: What does being professional mean for your creative independence?

A few years ago I was at a party. This was back in the days when I fire-danced (spun a staff with lighted kevlar ends) for fun and was involved in a small community with similar interests. At the party I girl I knew started talking to me about fire-dancing. She was a little tipsy, The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a haunted castle tour...