How To Make A Living With Your Writing: With Books, Blogging and More

Books, Blogging and More

Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher: Curl Up Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 132

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Would you like to make a living with your writing? This book will show you how. I spent 13 years working as a cubicle slave in the corporate world. I was miserable in my job and my creativity was stunted by the crushing daily grind. Then I started writing books and blogging, using my words to create products and attract readers. In September 2011, I left my corporate job to become a full-time author and creative entrepreneur and since then I've grown my business year on year, all based on my writing. More importantly, I'm finally living the happy life I always wanted. I'm not a Kindle or blogging millionaire and this is not a get rich quick scheme. But I will share with you how I make a multi-six-figure income from writing books, blogging and marketing in an ethical manner. We're living in the best time ever to make a living with your writing! Read on to learn more. The book includes the following Table of Contents: Overview of how I make a living and income split First principles Tips on writing and productivity Tips on mindset Part 1: How to make money from books It's not just one book Your publishing options: Traditional publishing Changes in the publishing industry Your publishing options: Becoming an indie author How to self-publish an ebook How to self-publish a print book How to self-publish an audiobook Part 2: How to make money online in other ways A business powered by content marketing Product sales Affiliate income Consulting or coaching Professional speaking Advertising and sponsorship Freelance writing Tips for content marketing The transition and your next steps Plus/ Companion Workbook so you can answer the questions in the book for yourself. If you'd like to make a living with your writing, click to sample or buy now.

How to Make a Living with Your Writing

Books, Blogging and More

Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912105571

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 132

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Would you like to make a living with your writing? This book will show you how. I spent 13 years working as a cubicle slave in the corporate world, then I started writing books and blogging, using my words to create products and attract readers. In September 2011, I left my day job to become a full-time author entrepreneur. You can do it too.

How to Make a Living with Your Writing

Books, Blogging and More

Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781514756638

Category: Authorship

Page: 124

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Drawn from her own personal experience, the author shares her perspectives and insights into establishing and growing your own business based on your writing.

ProBlogger

Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income

Author: Darren Rowse,Chris Garrett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118240693

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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An update of one of the bestselling blogging books, written by two of the world's most successful bloggers There's a reason why the first two editions of this book have sold thousands of copies worldwide. Written by two of the world's most successful bloggers, it's one of the clearest books out there on how to earn an income from your blog. This new edition gets you up to date on the very latest changes that affect the blogging-for-business landscape. Featuring new material on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn; plus new ways and tools to grow your audience and expand your business beyond your blog, this professional blogger's bible is better than ever. Helps novices choose a blog topic, analyze the market, set up a blog, promote it, and earn revenue Gives aspiring bloggers proven techniques and the tools they need to succeed in building a business from their blogs Reveals 20 key ingredients for a successful blog post Offers solid, step-by-step instruction on how bloggers actually make money, why niches matter, how to use essential blogging tools and take advantage of social media and content aggregators, how to optimize your advertising, and much more Includes techniques for attracting and growing an audience and how to mine new business opportunities beyond your blog Written by two fulltime professional bloggers, this exciting, updated edition of ProBlogger tells you exactly how to launch and maintain a blog that makes money.

How to Make a Living as a Writer

Author: James Scott Bell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780910355162

Category: Authorship

Page: 258

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It's the best time on Earth to be a writer. More writers are making money today than at any other time in history. For centuries few have been able to support themselves from the quill or the keyboard alone. Not anymore. With the rise of ebooks and indie publishing there are now more opportunities than ever for writers to generate substantial income from their work. And there is still a traditional publishing industry that needs new talent to keep growing. In How to Make a Living as a Writer, you'll learn the secrets of writing for profit and increasing your chances of making a living wage from your work. Here are some of the subjects covered: - The 7 Secrets of Writing Success - The 8 Essentials of Your Writing Business - How to Reach Your Goals - Keys to a Winning System - How to Stay Relentless - Unlocking Your Creativity - How to Write More, Faster - Comparing Traditional and Self-Publishing - How to Go Traditional - How to Go Indie - How to Form Multiple Streams of Writing Income - How to Write a Novel in a Month - How to Choose Non-Fiction Subjects - How to Keep a Positive Mental Attitude - Resources for Further Study And much more, all to help you write what you love and earn what you're worth. James Scott Bell has made a living as a writer for nearly two decades, and shares with you everything he knows about the best practices for turning your writing dream into a reality.

How To Make A Living With Your Writing Workbook

Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912105960

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

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Would you like to make a living with your writing? This book will show you how. This workbook version includes questions and space to write your answers so you can take action for your own writing career. I spent 13 years working as a cubicle slave in the corporate world. I was miserable in my job and my creativity was stunted by the crushing daily grind. Then I started writing books and blogging, using my words to create products and attract readers. In September 2011, I left my corporate job to become a full-time author and creative entrepreneur and since then I've grown my business year on year, all based on my writing. More importantly, I'm finally living the happy life I always wanted. I'm not a Kindle or blogging millionaire and this is not a get rich quick scheme. But I will share with you how I make a six-figure income from writing books, blogging and marketing in an ethical manner. We're living in the best time ever to make a living with your writing! Table of Contents: Overview of how I make a living and income split First principles Tips on writing and productivity Tips on mindset Part 1: How to make money from books It's not just one book - understanding intellectual property Your publishing options: Traditional publishing Changes in the publishing industry Your publishing options: Becoming an indie author How to self-publish an ebook How to self-publish a print book How to self-publish an audiobook Part 2: How to make money online in other ways A business powered by content marketing Product sales Affiliate income Consulting or coaching Professional speaking Advertising and sponsorship Freelance writing Tips for content marketing The transition and your next steps ​

How to Market a Book

Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490590912

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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The first job of an author is, of course, to write great books, but these days, their second job is to market them. ** Updated Second Edition, September 2014 ** Marketing isn't a skill that most authors have naturally, and there is little formal training. But when your book hits the shelves, and the sales don't start rolling in, there's only two things an author can do. Keep writing more books and ... Get to grips with marketing. This book is for authors who want to sell more books, but it's also for those writers who want to think more like an entrepreneur. It's for traditionally published authors who want to take control of their future, and for self-published authors who want to jump-start a career. There are some short-term tactics for those who want to kick up immediate sales, but the focus of the book is more about instilling values and marketing principles that will help your long-term career as a writer. It's also about going beyond just the book, because the methods in this guide can take you from being an author into professional speaking, making money from other products and creating opportunities that you can't even imagine yet. There are no rules in this game, but learning this kind of authentic marketing has certainly changed my life, so read on and I'll share everything I know with you. How To Market A Book covers an extensive range of marketing principles, strategies and tactics: Part 1: Marketing Principles - including myths, how to balance your time, co-opetition and generosity Part 2: Prerequisites for Success - including an understanding of yourself and your target market, professional editing and cover design, your book page on the retailer websites, pricing and the use of free Part 3: No Platform Needed - Short-term Marketing - including how to get book reviews, paid advertising, using traditional media and tips for TV, radio and press releases Part 4: The Author Platform - Long-term Marketing - including the reasons why a platform is a good thing, author branding, your author website, list-building and email marketing, content marketing and blogging, audio and podcasting, video and book trailers, social networking, professional speaking, and becoming an author-entrepreneur. Part 5: Launching Your Book - including how launching has changed, soft launch, launch spikes, post launch and relaunches as well as lessons learned from some major book launches. Plus/ tips for when you get overwhelmed and plenty more links to further resources.

How to Make a Living with Your Writing a Companion Workbook

Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530755615

Category:

Page: 158

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Would you like to make a living with your writing? This book will show you how. This workbook version includes questions and space to write your answers so you can take action for your own writing career. I spent 13 years working as a cubicle slave in the corporate world. I was miserable in my job and my creativity was stunted by the crushing daily grind. Then I started writing books and blogging, using my words to create products and attract readers. In September 2011, I left my corporate job to become a full-time author and creative entrepreneur and since then I've grown my business year on year "" all based on my writing. More importantly, I'm finally living the happy life I always wanted. I'm not a Kindle or blogging millionaire and this is not a get rich quick scheme. But I will share with you how I make a six-figure income from writing books, blogging and marketing in an ethical manner. We're living in the best time ever to make a living with your writing! Read on to learn more. The book includes the following Table of Contents as well as questions and areas to write your answers: Overview of how I make a living and income split First principles Tips on writing and productivity Tips on mindset Part 1: How to make money from books It's not just one book Your publishing options: Traditional publishing Changes in the publishing industry Your publishing options: Becoming an indie author How to self-publish an ebook How to self-publish a print book How to self-publish an audiobook Part 2: How to make money online in other ways A business powered by content marketing Product sales Affiliate income Consulting or coaching Professional speaking Advertising and sponsorship Freelance writing Tips for content marketing The transition and your next steps

Authorpreneur

Build the Brand, Business, and Lifestyle You Deserve. It's Time to Write Your Book.

Author: Jesse Tevelow

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781982055554

Category:

Page: 222

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Are you tired of your job? Looking for something more rewarding and profitable? Have you ever thought, or been told, "You should write a book, or start a business!" Well, it's time to give it a shot. Jesse Tevelow has self-published two books (Authorpreneur is his third), which are both #1 bestsellers on track to generate $30,000 per year in passive income. And that's just for starters. He also used his books to launch a business that banked over six figures in its first year. Other part-time authors are doing far better, earning six, or even seven figures per year. Many have leveraged their books to build fulltime business ventures. This wasn't possible ten years ago, but the publishing industry has changed. People are finding unparalleled freedom and wealth through writing, and you can too. Authorpreneur will show you how.

Creative Blogging

Your First Steps to a Successful Blog

Author: Heather Wright-Porto

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430234296

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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Creative Blogging shows you how to start blogging for the very first time to express your creativity, reach out and be heard—and even how to make money with your blog! You'll start at the right place: The beginning! Learn answers to the most important and popular questions: What is a blog? Do I need a blog? How do I get started? What do I blog about? How do I blog? Creative Blogging then takes you through the how-to aspects of blogging, so you can quickly learn the terminology and get started. You'll then be able to choose the right blogging tool for you! Soon, you'll be prepared to unleash your creativity! Like a good author, you'll learn how to find information to blog about, and how to express yourself in your blog in the ways that you want. Your creativity is what will make your blog successful, but every artist needs an audience. Creative Blogging reveals how to draw people to your site! You'll also discover how to work with images and video, how to integrate your blog with Twitter and Facebook, and even how to make money with your blog! Let your creativity bring your audience to you and your blog with Creative Blogging.

Blogging for Writers

How Authors and Writers Build Successful Blogs

Author: Robin Houghton

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781572139

Category: Blogs

Page: 176

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The writers world has undergone a revolution in the last decade. With 30 million bloggers (in the US alone), many of whom consider themselves to be writers, blogging has brought the fiercest competition to the writing profession, but it is also something that a good writer, with a little guidance, can turn fully to their advantage. Blogging for Writers shows you how. Opening the door on this exciting world, it profiles the best and most imaginative writer-driven blogs and details how you can start your own blog and see it flourish. From which platform to use (Blogger, WordPress, etc) to setting up the perfect blog; from layout and design to getting the tone right; from social networking and getting noticed to finding a readership and liaising with publishers, Blogging for Writers lays out the fundamentals and then digs deeper, advising how to make your blog and your skills stand out from the pack and, essentially, bring the customers your way.

Business for Authors

How to Be an Author Entrepreneur

Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher: Curl Up Press

ISBN: 9781912105601

Category:

Page: N.A

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This is not a book about creativity or the craft of writing. It's aimed at helping you take the result of your creativity into the realm of actually paying the bills. To take you from being an author to running a business as an author.

Career Change

Stop Hating Your Job, Discover What You Really Want to Do With Your Life, and Start Doing It!

Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781482046182

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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Are you tired of asking "What should I do with my life?" Are you sick of your job? Don't worry, I know how you feel! I used to start every working week saying "I hate my job" and spend every Friday night drinking too much to drown my misery. I was a cubicle worker in large corporates, going to pointless meetings, writing endless documents no one would read, testing computer systems that would soon be obsolete. Every day, my soul and my creativity died a little. Maybe you feel the same? Well, life is too short to just exist on the edge of breakdown, and there is a better way of living. You need to discover what you love to do and then make that your job, your life's work. This book will take you through understanding the way you feel now as well as how to improve your current situation immediately so you can create enough space to work on breaking out and doing what you truly love. It also contains the career change process I used to go from management consultant to full-time author-entrepreneur. It's time to change your career and your life.

Your Money or Your Life

9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Fully Revised and Updated for 2018

Author: Vicki Robin,Joe Dominguez

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101539705

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Brand new for 2018: A fully revised edition of one of the most influential books ever written on personal finance with more than a million copies sold “The best book on money. Period.” –Grant Sabatier, founder of “Millennial Money,” on CNBC Make It "This is a wonderful book. It can really change your life." -Oprah For more than twenty-five years, Your Money or Your Life has been considered the go-to book for taking back your life by changing your relationship with money. Hundreds of thousands of people have followed this nine-step program, learning to live more deliberately and meaningfully with Vicki Robin’s guidance. This fully revised and updated edition with a foreword by "the Frugal Guru" (New Yorker) Mr. Money Mustache is the ultimate makeover of this bestselling classic, ensuring that its time-tested wisdom applies to people of all ages and covers modern topics like investing in index funds, managing revenue streams like side hustles and freelancing, tracking your finances online, and having difficult conversations about money. Whether you’re just beginning your financial life or heading towards retirement, this book will show you how to: • Get out of debt and develop savings • Save money through mindfulness and good habits, rather than strict budgeting • Declutter your life and live well for less • Invest your savings and begin creating wealth • Save the planet while saving money • …and so much more! "The seminal guide to the new morality of personal money management." -Los Angeles Times

The Healthy Writer

Reduce Your Pain, Improve Your Health, And Build A Writing Career For The Long Term

Author: Joanna Penn,Euan Lawson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912105816

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 330

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Are you a writer struggling with back pain, weight gain related to sedentary working, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, neck pain, eye strain, stress, loneliness, digestive issues, or Repetitive Strain Injury? If you struggle with any of them, you are not alone. This book will help you become a healthy writer.

The Successful Author Mindset Companion Workbook

A Handbook for Surviving the Writer's Journey

Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912105762

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Being a writer is not just about typing. It's also about surviving the roller-coaster of the creative journey. This book collects the mindset issues that writers experience and offers antidotes to help you along the way. This WORKBOOK edition has places for you to write your answers to the questions inside.

You Write, They Pay

How to Build a Thriving Writing Business from Nothing!

Author: Susan Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942761372

Category:

Page: 76

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Sick of Being Told When You Can Take a Bathroom Break? Is your day job bringing you down? Do you wish you could join the ranks of freelance writers but just don't believe it's possible? Maybe you're retired but you hate the idea of being a Wal-Mart greeter. Maybe you're a stay at home mom who wants to make some cash while the kids are at school. Or maybe you've just always had a knack for writing and wonder if you could do it for a living. If you've ever dreamed of starting a career as a freelance writer, there's no better time than now. But how do you start? Isn't it scary to take that leap? Can You Really Make Money as a Writer? The short answer is yes. But where do you find clients? Do you have to have a niche? What is it really going to take to make this new career path work? You could take the hard road and figure things out along the way, wasting a lot of time in the process while you scramble to get all your ducks in a row. Or you could hire a coach so you know exactly what to do to start your writing career on the right foot... but only if you have thousands of dollars to spend. Is there a third option that saves you time and money in your quest to write for a living? Write Well? Paid Well. Yes! Susan Anderson's "You Write, They Pay" gives freelance writers (and wannabe freelance writers) the tools to get their writing career going and the money rolling in now. You'll learn: how to approach projects when you don't think you know anything about the topic, how to get paid, how to get good clients (who pay you well!), and how to find work when you're just starting out. Learn how to make your writing dreams a reality today.

Stein On Writing

A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies

Author: Sol Stein

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Your future as a writer is in your hands. Whether you are a newcomer or an accomplished professional, a novelist, story writer, or a writer of nonfiction, you will find this book a wealth of immediately useful guidance not available anywhere else. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of useable solutions-- how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place." You will find one of the great unspoken secrets of craftsmanship in Chapter 5, called "Markers: The Key to Swift Characterization." In Chapter 7, Stein reveals for he first time in print the wonderful system for creating instant conflict developed in the Playwrights Group of the Actors Studio, of which he was a founder. In "Secrets of Good Dialogue," the premier teacher of dialogue gives you the instantly useable techniques that not only make verbal exchanges exciting but that move the story forward immediately. You won't need to struggle with flashbacks or background material after you've read Chapter 14, which shows you how to bring background into the foreground. Writers of both fiction and nonfiction will relish the amphetamines for speeding up pace, and the many ways to liposuction flab, as well as how to tap originality and recognize what successful titles have in common. You'll discover literary values that enhance writing, providing depth and resonance. You'll bless the day you read Chapters 32 and 33 and discover why revising by starting at page one can be a serious mistake, and how to revise without growing cold on your manuscript. In the pages of this book, nonfiction writers will find a passport to the new revolution in journalism and a guide to using the techniques of fiction to enhance nonfiction. Fresh, useful, informative, and fun to read and reread, Stein on Writing is a book you will mark up, dog-ear, and cherish.

Essential Guide to Freelance Writing

How to Write, Work, and Thrive on Your Own Terms

Author: Zachary Petit

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599639055

Category: Reference

Page: 234

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"So you want to be a freelance writer. Great! But now you're faced with a laundry list of questions: Should I freelance full time or part time? Should I write for magazines, newspapers, or online markets? How do I dream up the perfect article idea, and how do I pitch it successfully? How do I negotiate contracts, foster relationships with editors, and start getting steady work while avoiding financial panic attacks and unpleasant ulcers? The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing won't just show you how to survive your freelancing writing career--it will teach you how to truly thrive"--

Making a Living Writing Books for Kids

Tips, Techniques, and Tales from a Working Children's Author

Author: Laura Salas

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979555173

Category:

Page: 354

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There's a big difference between getting paid for your writing and making a living from it. In this book, award-winning children's author Laura Purdie Salas shares insights and habits gained over 20+ years of writing (and related speaking and teaching) for kids. Her successes and failures are laid bare, in detail. You will learn:* What kind of mindset adjustments must I make to build a career?* Besides my book sales, what related writing and speaking can I do to earn money?* What habits do many successful working writers have in common?* How do I keep my writing business organized?* What's the difference between networking and promotion, and do I really have to do either one of them?* What conferences should I go to?* How do I negotiate better contracts?* How do I find some kind of balance between life and work?* Why do I always have to handle the family appointments?* How can I avoid professional humiliation or deal with it when it does happen?And lots more. With honesty, tough love, and humor, Salas spreads out the business side of writing for a living. You'll gain a realistic view of how to approach and achieve a livable income as a writer. (And you'll know whether this field is for you, or whether you want to stick with your day job and write on the side for pure love!)NOTE: About 80% of the information in this book applies to writers for adults and also other creatives. But since Salas is a children's writer, the examples come from the children's publishing world, and some information, like school visits, is particular to children's writers.Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 125 books for children, including Meet My Family!, If You Were the Moon, the Can Be series, and BookSpeak! Recognition for her books includes starred reviews, the Minnesota Book Award, NCTE Notable Books, Bank Street Best Books, Riverby Award for Nature Books, Scholastic Book Club editions, foreign editions, and more. Salas has taught writers through classes, conferences, and online for many years."Making a Living is a practical guide focused on the Children's Literature business, but it is useful for any self-employed human being trying to make a living through creative work of any kind. Reading it affirmed many things I've learned over the years and gave me new ideas to try. It is a good resource to own and refer to over and over as the political climate, business climate, and one's personal life changes."--Georgia A. Greeley, artist, writer, and teacher"I think most writers would love to sit down with a mentor over a cup of tea. Laura Purdie Salas's personal tone in Making a Living as a Children's Writer makes reading it feel like a conversation with her. It is FULL of information for every children's writer, and it's thorough. Not only does Laura share the details of how she makes a living writing for children, she guides the reader to do the same through personal experiences, tips, and next steps to take. Even as an experienced writer, I found nuggets (and heaps) of wisdom in every section. I appreciate how there is enough information in this book that Laura could have prepared a writing conference on the content...instead she makes this comprehensive book affordable and accessible for all of us."--Annette Whipple, children's writer"If you want to make a living writing for children, or if you already do but want to up your game, don't pass on this book. It's the most thorough and informative book you'll find on this subject."--Avery Elizabeth Hurt, children's author"Reading this book is like having a nice long chat with an experienced author--and learning from her years of experience!" --Buffy Silverman, author of nonfiction books and poetry for kids"Salas is an organizational, motivational whiz. Packed with specific, down-to-earth advice that will help both newbie and experienced writers set and reach career goals."--Michelle Schaub, author of Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers'