While self published authors should choose Amazon categories for their books that align with their subject matter, some authors get overly concerned about them. I explain why they shouldn't be.
As a freelancer, there are two pricing schemes you can explore: hourly rate or fixed price. While each has its own advocates, let's lay down the pros and cons of both schemes so that you can make an informed decision.
Writing your book is just the first step in your self publishing journey. Though you might not believe me now, it’s also the easiest part of being a self published author. So let’s see how ready you are for what comes next by taking the quiz.
Pen names, or pseudonyms, can sound like a good idea for building an author brand or identity, preserving privacy, and being able to explore different writing genres. But using them can have an impact, positive or negative, on your book sales and even your life. Find out how.
Before you start promoting yourself to potential clients, there are a few things you should prepare in order to ensure that your pitch will be complete and professional. Here's a list of essentials you need to make a good impression and land a successful pitch.
An author I follow on social media was launching her first self published book. She asked her followers about what to do on book launch day. Was it a regular day? Should there be some celebration or events? Here are some insights and ideas for the day your self published book goes live.
A popular theory says that your next book helps market your last book. True to a point. The danger in this is that authors think that by self publishing more books, they won't have to do book marketing. Sadly, this works against them. So how do you kick the habit of self publishing too many books?
Reader magnets are usually freebie eBooks that self published authors give away in exchange for collecting a reader’s email address and/or contact information. But do they really work to build an email list of fans and book sales?
A self published author was concerned to discover that a new book with a very similar title was appearing before hers in search on Amazon. She feared that this other book would take away her visibility on Amazon and Google, even though hers was published much earlier. Were her fears valid?
Self publishing a co-authored book is really “ourself” publishing. Collaborating on a book can be a fun and fulfilling project between family, friends, or colleagues. But co-authored books add several issues to all the challenges of individual self publishing.
Do a quick check to see if you are overlooking something that could interfere with your career as a remote employee or freelancer.
Even though self publishing is easier than it’s ever been in history, as a self published author, you still need to have these non-writing skills.
Are you at least 13 years old? Do you want to make money from the comfort of your home? Do you have a stable internet connection? If your answer to all of those questions was YES, then continue reading. I present to you legit ways to make money online as a teen.
I get inquiries from self published authors who want to sell large quantities of their books to organizations such as schools or corporations. These are referred to a bulk book orders or volume sales. Here's what you need to know about doing these sales.
A keen clothing reseller, new to reselling, makes an easy-to-make mistake and is stuck with a mess.
There’s really nothing wrong with wanting to memorialize one’s personal or family history through self publishing a memoir or biography. But many of these "legacy" authors don't understand what they're about to attempt. I explain.
This article provides tips that I have accumulated from reading articles when others are asking for help improving their hubs. Although I hope the article will be beneficial to all readers, I have tried to include some suggestions and links to help nonnative speakers.
The ongoing pandemic has severely dented people's financial security. In recent months, many people have turned to freelance writing to support themselves. This post aims to help them to find relevant projects.
Aside from the writing of it, self publishing a book series can be a major undertaking that involves significant planning and marketing. Here's what you need to consider.
Can you make money blogging? I'm afraid not—unless you attract and retain your audience by doing these 5 things.
Anxiety interferes with decision making, but if you recognize anxiety you can work around it.
“What are the best niches?” This is understandably a question that many self published authors have. We want to make sure that we get a return on our self publishing investments. Not an easy question to answer! I discuss what a “best” niche is and how to find ones that are worth pursuing.
Almost everyone seems to want to write a book, though many can't or shouldn't. Don't get trapped into a book writing project to fulfill someone else's impossible dream! I explain why and how.
I often see “I won’t work with Amazon” outbursts from self published authors on social media. Most of them just don't understand their relationship with Amazon. I explain what that relationship is.
How do I get my stories noticed on Wattpad? How do I gain popularity? Here are six simple steps.
Photos present a host of problems when used in self published books. Here's what you need to know to keep you out of legal trouble, and improve your book.
Thinking of creating a passive income stream or a side hustle in these trying times? Here are some of the most popular suggestions and whether they're worth your time.
Using influencer marketing is a new and evolving marketing channel for advertisers. But is it good to use for self published books? I discuss what authors need to know, and reveal who are the best influencers to boost book sales.
It is SO IMPORTANT for authors to have blogs! It's how we build an audience. But what content do we create for our blogs, and how do we turn our readers into fans that will buy our book? Start upping your blogging game by implementing these top tips.
HubPages.com is not a get-rich-quick site, but with time and patience a good writer can create a stream of passive income. Here are the most common mistakes that HubPages writers make.
Being a successful indie writer means making sales, which requires an audience. Learn the basics of author brand building, audience building, and creating a network of readers hungry for your next novel!
Lead generation nonfiction books can be great marketing tools for building your expert status in your field and might help generate sales leads. But I’ve seen so many entrepreneur and small business authors get overwhelmed, over-invested, and disappointed with them. I explain why.
HubPages.com is not a get-rich-quick site, but with time and patience a good writer can create a stream of passive income. This article is about writing fiction and poetry on HubPages.
HubPages.com is not a get-rich-quick site, but with time and patience a good writer can create a stream of passive income. As a veteran writer with nearly 200 featured articles, I have some advice for writers trying to get make money on HubPages.
HubPages.com is not a get-rich-quick site, but with time and patience a good writer can create a stream of passive income. The first rule is an easy one: quality content always earns the most money.
HubPages.com is not a get-rich-quick site, but with time and patience a good writer can create a stream of passive income. In this article, I will show you my step-by-step system for writing profitable online articles.
This article will share the best freelance websites for beginners and explain their pros and cons. It doesn't matter if you want to work as a developer, writer, designer, or anything else as I have included platforms for all kinds of jobs.