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  • Avoid the Time-Suck: Market on Facebook without Wasting Time There’s no doubt about it, Facebook can be a real time suck, if you don’t use it wisely. But believe it or not, if you take the time to PLAN now, you’re going to save a lot of time later. Taking the time in advance to define your audience, organize your information, create a publication calendar, ...
  • Free Downloadable / Printable Goals Journal If you need a little guidance and encouragement to reach your goals, whether it’s for your writing, your business or even a personal goal, here’s a printable journal that might come in handy. This journal walks you through: The process of using a journal to achieve your goals Understanding the WHY of your goal Setting a S.M.A.R.T. goal Self-assessment to ...
  • Have Enough Content for a Book? Here’s a question that almost every aspiring author asks themselves. Heck, even repeat authors wonder this as well. Talk to most folks and they’ll tell you that they have a great idea for a book. And to be fair, any good book starts with an idea. However, an idea isn’t enough. Sure, when Robert Kiyosaki dreamed up ...
  • 9 Ways Short Stories Can Earn You Money Short stories can help you earn money in a number of way. The digital age has created a new interest in short, sharp fiction, as the internet generation looks for “snackable”, entertaining content to help pass the time when they are waiting for the bus and so on. 1. Building Your Name and Brand Smartphones and tablets ...
  • Useful Writing Resources to Help You Achieve Success There are many resources dedicated to the art of writing and becoming a successful writer. And the number online is growing all the time. Here are some of the best: Writer Help Wanted (sure, we’re biased) Whether you’re brand new or looking to amp up your efforts to earn a living from writing, this resources has you ...
  • Time Management Tips for Writers Some authors write a lot faster than others. Lucky them. But many authors get writer’s block and stress over their work. Still other struggle to meet their deadlines. Time management can help solve these issues. Here are some tips to make the most of each day. 1. Set a Schedule Try to write at the same time every ...
  • Traditional Publishing versus Self-Publishing Many new writers agonize over whether to try the traditional publishing route or opt for self-publishing. Here are four factors to consider to help you decide. 1. Is it fiction or non-fiction? 2. Does it require a lot of images? 3. What genre of fiction is it? If it is comics, manga or anime, print might be the best ...
  • It’s Not Just about the Writing When It Comes to Fiction Whenever a fiction writer decides to self-publish their work, they can be so excited at the prospect that they slip up on some of the most basic details. These details can make all the difference between success and failure. Here’s a checklist of essentials which go beyond the mere writing and contribute to the bestseller ...
  • 12 Fiction Marketing Tips There are a number of ways to market fiction effectively. Here are some of the top ways to sell well: 1. A Great Cover People really DO judge a book by its cover, so make sure yours is as good as anything you would see on a store shelf. Hire a freelancer at Fiverr.com to turn your ...
  • Fiction Writing Basics There are several basic rules when it comes to writing fiction. 1. Character Is Key You need to have a main character that readers can identify with. They don’t have to be perfect. To make them interesting, they do need to have some issues to work through in the course of the novel. 2. Outline Your Plot Write an ...
  • Before You Write Fiction: Ask Yourself These Questions If you’ve been thinking about writing fiction, there are a number of questions to ask yourself before you start. 1. Can I write what people want to read? There are two key aspects you need to think about: * Are you a great reader? * Are you familiar with the bestsellers in the genre you want to write? If you ...
  • Top Tips for Connecting With Niche Influencers If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “It’s not WHAT you know, it’s WHO you know,” you will get an idea of just how important it is to network regularly in your business, and in particular, to connect with top influencers in your niche. Niche Influencers – What and Why A niche influencer is a person who has ...
  • Writing for More Social Media Interaction Most social media marketers aim for eyeballs, but it’s engagement that will drive high page rankings and more followers, for increased profits. Getting more interaction on your site, blog, and social profiles is the name of the game. There are several ways to accomplish this through the content you write. 1. Know your niche. Give them ...
  • Building a Strong Online Community – Forget the Numbers A strong online community is not just about numbers. It’s also about how people engage with your business or brand and the ways they do it. Here are some tips for you to build a strong and loyal community of followers who will love sharing your content and sending you new customers… Make The Most of ...
  • Becoming a Thought Leader on Social Media Whether you’re an author, a freelancer, info product seller or just about anything else, becoming a thought leader in your niche or industry is all about establishing yourself as someone worth paying attention to in your niche or industry. If you think of yourself as a brand in your own right, not just your company ...
  • Are you limiting your traffic opportunities? Probably… It’s Alice from Elite Writer’s Lab. Ron’s around too, but being a bit of a technophobe, I wanted to reach out to you on this one myself. If you’re looking to expand your reach to grow your audience of potential customers and clients, it’s easy to hit a brick wall if you’re limiting the ways you try ...
  • Working Smart or Just Working Hard? Here’s something that most writers and online business owners struggle with – working too hard for not enough return. Even when the returns are good, the hours can be grueling. We know. We’ve DEFINITELY been there. As work at home parents, we can’t afford to be sitting at our computer 24/7. We chose to run our online ...
  • 35 Things to Make Content Marketing Easier…And Less Frustrating Today’s post is all about making your content marketing easier. We do hope you find it helpful in getting your content down and out to your followers. Feel free to share it on Twitter, Facebook or anywhere. We’d love that. Now let’s get started. Here are 35 things that can make your content marketing easier… 1. Write about what ...
  • Why and How to Outline Your Book There are many ways to write a book. You can wing it. You can sit down at your computer and just start writing. Many people take that approach. In the world of fiction writing they’re called “pantsters” because they write by the seat of their pants. However, there are other types of writers too. They are ...
  • How Long Should It Take to Write a Book and Will it Be Any Good? Most authors are full of questions. They’re also full of energy, doubts, enthusiasm, hesitation and a whole bunch of conflicting emotions. That’s what happens when you’re excited about an idea and invested in the outcome. So let’s try to answer some of those common questions so you can get down to writing and worry less ...
  • Do You Have Enough Content to Write a Book? Talk to most people and they’ll tell you that they have a great idea for a book. And to be fair, any good book starts with an idea. However, an idea isn’t enough. Sure, when Robert Kiyosaki dreamed up his Rich Dad, Poor Dad book, it probably started as just a simple idea on how ...
  • Stop Working So Hard: Build You Content Marketing Team & Get Things Done! Over the past week, we’ve provided a lot of ideas for creating content and using it to grow your business. There are so many possibilities and while you may not take advantage of each and every opportunity and idea, you can probably do a lot more than you think. That’s the beauty of having your own team ...
  • Prolific Content Creation without Working Yourself To Death Alice recently had the honor of being interviewed for a Laptop Lifestyle summit where she talked about being a prolific, results-oriented content publisher WITHOUT working yourself to death. See that’s the key, ensuring that your content works for YOU and your business and that you don’t spend your entire day tap tapping at the keyboard while ...
  • 8 Ways to Monetize Your Content Creation Skills You work hard create content for your readers, but if you want to grow your business, it needs to serve a purpose for you. With that in mind, we’ve got 12 easy ways to monetize your content. 1. Building Your List: Don’t do anything else until you content is feeding people into your mailing list. ...
  • How Can I Give Away Content without Giving Away the Store? by Alice Seba and Annette Elton Here’s a question we recently received from our subscriber, Ed. “How do we keep from ‘giving away the store?’ That is, how do we keep from giving away what we’d normally charge clients to do for them?” This is a very common question amongst our clients and people we’ve worked with over ...