I know that I have been slacking (A LOT) lately on this blog and I am determined to change that— starting right now! My goal is to post at least three times a week, even if some of the posts are simply short blurbs about something interesting I have found that I think would be helpful for some of you.
Have had a crazy few months, but it is time to kick all that craziness to the curb and get back to business. So, here is a roundup of some good articles I have found this week that are helpful for writers. Let me know what you think about them….what would you like to know more about? That will help guide me in the information I bring you.
This post talks about what NOT to do if you want to make money with your blog….and consequently points out what you should be doing instead.
This article will introduce you to some writer’s tools that you might not know about. In fact, even though I spend a lot of time every week writing, there are several in this article I was not aware of, and will be trying myself.
Yes, you can learn something from a business that does not make it, and you must remember that failure is not permanent. It teaches you what does not work and guides you toward what will.
“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
― Winston Churchill
This Style Matters article delves into using the crowdfunding platform called Kickstarter to raise the funds for your self-publishing efforts. People pledge money for your project because they want to see it completed, and often the rewards that you set up for donors make the difference between success and failure of funding your project.
This is an article with some common sense tips about working on Freelance Websites like Freelancer and ODesk. They can be frustrating for beginning writers, but there are so many projects there– and you will meet some great people on these sites as well.
This is a good article about creating content that for affiliate marketing purposes. Affiliate marketing is writing a post to help a third party sell that product or service; in return they pay you when they make a sale due to your help. This is something that I really have not done to this point; it is on my “To Do” list for the rest of the year– I just need to find some services/products that I believe in so that I can sell them! (Wonder if New Balance needs help selling their athletic shoes??!!)
Well, those are some of the interesting articles I have read this week about writing and making money. How about you? Have you seen an amazing article that I may have missed? If so, please do share so that we can all be more successful!