In This Issue...
It’s never too late.
When the world tells you that you’ve missed your chance…
When schooling seem too expensive or too far in your rearview mirror…
When family commitments take every ounce of your creative energy…
When even your own mind plays doubt on repeat…
It’s never too late.
Do you hear that? Do you believe it? Do you know it deep down in your being? We hope so. If your dream is to write a book or make a living as a freelance writer, then believe us—it’s never too late.
Below, Gena shares the 5 Keys to Building a Successful Freelance Writing Business. These are the keys she’s relied on for almost 20 years.
They’re the ones she sees new writers miss all too often. New writers dream of building a freelance writing business but overlook some of the simplest ways of building it.
Then we share the things we've learned this week (TIL), including finding a free social media calendar and an SEO tool that'll get people reading your blog.
Let these resources help you push through your doubts. You are achieving your dream of becoming a successful author or writer. With training and dedication, you can do it!
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
In this issue:
5 Simple Keys to Becoming a Successful Freelance Writer
If the past year of working from home has made you wonder if you could make it as a freelance writer, then check out Gena's article. She's been earning a living as a freelance writer for the past 17 years. She gives valuable tips for earning money writing and editing for others.
An Author who Proves It's NEVER Too Late
If you've ever doubted your ability to become a writer, or that you had anything meaningful to say in your writing, READ THIS. Author Rene Gutteridge interviews Jeremiah C. Braudrick, author of Removing the Dragon Skin. A hardcore Marine who never considered himself smart or educated ended up studying at Oxford. Braudrick's path has certainly been unexpected. He epitomizes the truth that it's never too late to follow your dreams.
Think Becoming an Indie Author Means Only eBooks? Think Again!
If you're an independent author (or dream of becoming one), this article by Monica Leonelle gives you lots of options for promoting your books. If you ever thought Amazon's KDP was your only hope, Leonelle will prove you wrong!
This SEO Expert wants to read your blog...
Ever feel like no one's reading your blog? Or wish that Google actually could find it easier? Now there's an app that solves that problem: SquirrlySEO.
Check it out: This plugin creates a sidebar in Wordpress that analyzes your blog post as you write it and gives you suggestions to make the content more google-friendly. Make all the suggestions it offers "green" and your blog post is 100% optimized. Easy as that! It's like having an SEO expert sitting beside you when you write!
It gets better.
The creator is offering a special deal for the next 6 days only: Get SquirrlySEO for LIFE for a one-time payment of $49. That's insane! It's normally $30/mo, so this deal pays for itself in less than 60 days. Speaking of which, it comes with a 60-day, one-click refund if you decide it's not for you.
Don't let this one get away, Accelerators. Get Squirrly right now!
Things we learned this week that'll take your author platform up a level!
- Ever wonder what you should post online on a given day? This free social media calendar is definitely worth bookmarking!
- Wish you could post to Instagram from your desktop browser with all the features that are on your phone? Now that's possible with this Chrome plugin.
- Struggling to figure out how to speak to your audience? This stellar Branding Archetypes guide might help.
- Have a task you need help with? Fiverr now lets you post your job and then people bid to work for you. In 24 hours, we had 18 applicants!
- Not sure how to publish your book through Kindle Direct Publishing? Amazon's now offering free webinars.
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