Farmer’s Markets and Events: How to Decide Where to Sell Your Products
This article shares some essential information you want to learn before vending at an event. It also touches on observations to make to decide whether you want to vend at it in the future.
The 6 Traits of a Successful Content Creator
Content creation is a popular and rapidly evolving field. Anyone can create content, but success requires skill, expertise, persistence, and adaptability. This article discusses the six main traits most successful content creators share.
Can Merchandising Help Get Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores?
Can merchandising incentives and displays incentivize bookstores to carry your self-published book? Probably not. I explain why.
4 Farmers Market Tips for the Small Gardener and Producer
If you're a smaller-scale farmer or gardener, use these four tips to make your experience selling at farmers markets more enjoyable and profitable.
Important Skills That Successful Content Writers Should Have
Content writers can stay competitive by keeping their skills sharp and keeping up with what employers are looking for.
Should You Self-Publish a Box Set of Books?
Big-name record labels and musicians sell box sets (or boxed sets) and bundles. So do big publishers and authors. Can small, self-published authors do it, too? Yes. But like anything else, there are some things you need to know before diving in.
Unpublishing a Book on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
I've unpublished a number of my Kindle ebooks. Unpublishing your books is an important decision. Here’s what you need to consider.
3 Things Freelancers Need to Do That People Fail to Mention
Navigating the world of freelancing can be hard. There's much more to this job than proper time management and the search for clients. This article breaks down three crucial things freelancers need to do that usually go unmentioned.
How to Write Blog Posts Magazines Will Buy: 4 Tips
You can actually make money by writing for just a few hours a day, but it's not easy. Here's what I've learned as a freelancer.
3 Challenges Faced by Non-Native English Writers
Non-native English writers are often very gifted, but they may find it a bit harder to be successful in the competitive world of writing and publishing. An excellent command of the English language is a must. Experience and self-confidence are equally important.
Downsides of Donating Self-Published Book Profits to Charity
"I’m going to donate all my self-published book’s profits to charity." I’d suggest simply making a cash donation to your favorite charity instead of sharing your book’s profits. Let me explain why.
How to Make Money Using an Online Neighborhood Marketplace
This article includes information and tips about selling new and used items on localized, online marketplaces like OfferUp, Nextdoor, and Craigslist.
5 Money-Management Mistakes to Avoid as a Freelancer
Learning how to properly manage your money is crucial if you want your freelance career to flourish. This article breaks down five of the most common mistakes young freelancers make and why they should be avoided.
Does Self-Publishing on Multiple Platforms Multiply Book Sales?
Does self-publishing a book on one platform, such as Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) or IngramSpark, is it okay to publish it n another one, too? And does self-publishing your books on multiple platforms really increase book sales?
Self-Published Book Marketing Without Social Media
One question that I frequently receive (and that pops up regularly in author forums) asks what else can be used to market one’s self-published books other than social media. So, let’s look at book marketing without social media and discuss whether it’s even possible.
What Authors Need to Know About Bartering for Services
Authors who need book design or editing often consider bartering for these services, especially if finances are a concern. Learn when and how bartering works in writing and self-publishing.
HubPages vs. Medium: Which Site Is Best for Writers?
This article looks at HubPages and Medium from a writer's perspective. It compares and contrasts their relative merits and draws conclusions as to which is the better platform for online authors.
Create Instagram Reels With These 3 Free and Easy Tools
Reels are the fastest way to grow your Instagram account. This article discusses three free tools you can use to create, edit, and post your reels. Done is better than perfect, and easy is better than hard. Have fun!
Why It's Difficult to Sell Custom Card Decks and Journals on Etsy
Creating and self-publishing a custom card deck or journal is easy. Selling It is not. Let’s dig into the topic of selling these products on creator-selling platforms such as Etsy.
Selling on Facebook Marketplace for Beginners: Listing, Creating, and Printing Shipping Labels
List an item to sell on Facebook Marketplace and learn how to create and print your shipping label and how to mark an item as shipped.
How to Write Every Day: 5 Tips to Keep You on Track
Many writers aspire to write on a daily basis but just can't seem to make it happen consistently. This article draws on my 35 years of experience to provide 5 practical tips for those who desire to write every day.
Self Publishing Fan Fiction: What You Need to Know
The whole subject of fan fiction puts me into a panic. Let me explain why along with what you need to know about the legal and marketing challenges it entails.
How Not to Respond to a Negative Review of Your Book
Recently, a fellow author brought to light—or rather, created a drama about—something something that touched on a topic writers deal with almost daily: the dreaded “bad review.”
Why Are YouTube Earnings so Unreliable (and Are They Fixing It?)
YouTube's monetisation is notoriously unreliable, but why? And are they doing anything about it?
How I Left My Banking Job at 27 to Become an Entrepreneur
Starting a business during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic was daunting, but for me, the worldwide uncertainty presented a unique opportunity. Here's my story.
How to Collect Scrap Lead From the Range to Recycle for Cash
By recycling the lead in bullets, you can fee the environment of a toxic metal and scrap the lead for money. Shooting ranges harbor thousands of bullets, and the copper, brass, steel, and lead they are made of can be recycled and scrapped for cash.
5 Easy Ways to Make Money Online Without a College Degree
I've been working and doing odd jobs online for several years. These are a few of my favorite ways to make money from my computer, and none of them requires a college degree.
How to Make Money From Your Art on Royalty Merchandise Sites
How do artists make a living using their art? Here is just one of the ways I have found that is working for me: royalty print-on-demand merchandise sites.
Should You Rewrite Your Self-Published Fiction Book?
Let’s explore why authors may feel compelled to rewrite self-published fiction works and whether it’s advisable to do so.
8 Ways to Make Money From Affiliate Marketing Without a Website
In this article, we explore several ways you can earn money via affiliate marketing without having your own website.
Items to Bring if You Are Vending at a Flea or Farmer’s Market
This article includes an exhaustive list of items for vendors to bring when they are selling merchandise at a farmer's market, bazaar, festival, or other event.
Is Book Advertising Different for Fiction and Nonfiction?
Is the book-advertising process different for fiction and nonfiction? The answer is yes and no. I explain.
How Do I Begin DoorDash Driving? Everything You Need to Know
I am a teacher and needed a side hustle that would work with my ever-changing schedule. DoorDash was the best fit for me. Here are some tips for brand new DoorDash Drivers that I wish I had known when I started.
10 Tips for Revising and Updating Your Article or Blog Post
Revising an article so that it stays fresh and current is important. However, sometimes it can be difficult to know how to revise your article or what specifically to change or update. Here are some of the things I consider when updating my work
5 Things I Consistently Sell for Profit on eBay
eBay is a hugely popular selling platform. There are millions of successful resellers on the platform, and you can be one of those people. I've found hats, shirts, shorts, shoes, and jackets to be the easiest things to sell for a profit on the eBay platform.
9 Content-Writing Tips for Beginners That Get Results
Tips are very useful for newer content writers because it is easy to get lost as a beginner. In this article, we will look at nine key content-writing tips that you can apply to your work today to take your career to the next level.