Ever wonder how to write a book when you’re short on time?
Maybe you’ve still got a day job. Maybe you’re not a full-time writer, but it’s your dream.
So you write during slivers of precious free time, either before or after work.
How will you ever find the time to write a book?
Here’s a reality check…you won’t ever find the time. You’ll have to make time.
If you want to learn how to write a book, you must chisel out time for this from your already-packed schedule.
You may think: It’s no use. I’ve already tried. I’m way busier than you can imagine.
I get it. Really, I do. In fact, I’ve been there. Yet, I wrote the first 90 of my nearly 200 published books, while I still had a day job.
Dreaming about writing a book in your spare time? Here’s how it’s done:
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It happens to nearly every freelance writer at some point. You need to drop a client. But how do you break the news? What do you say in your farewell email to clients?
There’s usually at least one main reason you’ve got a bad taste in your mouth for a client.
They don’t pay enough. Their people aren’t appreciative. Their deadlines are too crazy. Or maybe all three. Sound familiar?
Maybe things started out great, but now the situation has changed.
There’s a new editor or marketing director. You find yourself putting off their work. And you may not be doing the best work you possibly could on their account.
You know the client has got to go. But what do you say in that farewell email to clients?
“Sayonara, sucker,” “See you in hell,” “It’s been great working with you,” or something else?
I spent a lot of time thinking about this before I dropped two steady clients.
Ready make it happen? Here’s what to say in your farewell email to clients.
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Are you looking for blog writing jobs?
No. I’m not talking about the prolific Craigslist ads and content-mill stuff that pays $5 to $10 per blog post.
If those are the types of writing jobs you’ve been chasing, it’s time to get some new clients. You can do better.
If you ask the Interwebs, there’s an estimated 400 million blogs online. Sure, lots of those are dead sites or personal blogs with pictures of kids, cats, and crafts. And you won’t find any writing jobs there. But there are blog writing jobs that pay.
Do a little digging, and you’ll find business blogs in virtually any niche designed to engage readers, drive website traffic, and promote a product or service. You’ll also find niche news-style blogs that operate similar to a newspaper or magazine.
Both of these types of blog writing jobs are money for the serious freelancer. Why? Well-run blogs publish frequently and need content. That means one blog writing assignment can easily turn into a regular gig.
Looking for more blog writing jobs? Check out this list of 10 sites that pay $75 and up per assignment.
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Are you a shy or introverted writer? Most of us are to some degree. But that doesn’t mean you can’t book well-paying freelance jobs and make a living writing.
In fact, being a shy or introverted writer can work in your favor. Seriously.
Have you ever cowered at the thought of cold-calling freelance prospects? Broke into a nervous sweat when asked to introduce yourself at a networking meeting? Or got queasy when it was time to get on the phone with a prospect?
It happens. Those get-in-front-of-people moments are terrifying for a lot of shy and introverted freelance writers. Ever felt that way?
The thing is, being shy or introverted isn’t a weakness, it’s just who you are. And if you embrace that as a freelance writer, you can book freelance jobs, get paid well, and make a living writing.
You just have to figure out how to do it in a way that jives with your personality.
Want to learn how to book more work, even if you’re a shy or introverted freelancer? Check out these 10 tips to get started.
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