Needing a little inspiration for your next article or blog post? This article covers 365 writing prompts designed for health and wellness writers.
The method I discuss in this article is useful for authors that post on their own site. This article no longer applies to using AdSense to track earnings on HubPages articles, because they use their own AdSense to collect author's revenue as of February 2020.
Selling your self published book at an event, expo, or trade show sounds like a great idea... until you understand what it really costs. Here's what you need to know!
How to create a group on Facebook to promote your small business. How to join Facebook groups to share your articles online and sell your crafts and other products. I show you how to start a Facebook group for business.
Content freelance writers have to write high-quality articles fast to make money. In this article I share my writing tips, difference between web content and copywriting and client-writer relationship
Do you feel confused when it comes to bidding on Upwork? It can be a little tricky especially when you are new. In this article, I will show you how to bid like a professional freelancer.
If you're frustrated trying to get published, why not try writing Romance? Romance publishers are crying out for new material, even from unpublished authors...
Freelance writing is a robust market. In 2020, writers can build a home-based writing business with little more than a laptop and persistence.
The importance of using interpersonal techniques as a means to improve your chances of being published are discussed.
How are self published books are viewed by traditional publishers? Issues with traditional publishing after self publishing are discussed.
Everyone knows about traditional publishing; write book, write cover letter, pitch to an agent, get an agent, find publisher, become an author. Sounds easy, right? It's not. As such there is another option, go self-published. Sounds easier, right? Well, you'd be wrong and here's why.
Customer reviews aren’t the only reviews that can help give your book credibility and visibility. Editorial reviews can provide valuable insight about your book for potential readers.
To be a good journalist, you must believe strongly in the public's right to be informed. To be a good writer, you must have a driving desire to be good at producing content. Knowledge is everything.
Looking for ways to monetize your blog or other content? Learn how to become an influencer to increase your chances of attracting advertising sponsorships.
I have been a blogger for almost 10 years now. If you're thinking about getting into blogging as a hobby, side business, or career, here's what you should know about the major ups and downs of it all.
Ad-free blog sites sound really great in theory. Bloggers can get paid for their content without income from advertising that annoys readers. But there are significant challenges to this blog model.
Can you make money blogging? Back in the early days, yes. Today? Well, it's more challenging. While the blogging model of the mid-2000s may be going extinct, it is evolving into something else.
To celebrate and announce your self published book, you've taken a page from the traditional publishing playbook and want to host a book signing event. But that's quite a project! See what's involved.
After working with several nonfiction authors, I've identified these common self-publishing mistakes that need to be avoided.
You've decided to self publish a book. How do you know how to pick a profitable genre? Is it simply choosing something that's hot like romance, or do you go with what you know?
A good book title is important for marketing any book. But how do you choose? Discover tips for choosing one that works for SEO and marketing when self publishing nonfiction.
You're going to sound different every time you do an audio book recording. But you need to be consistent to pass audio book quality tests and to improve the user experience. Here are tips for getting more consistent vocal quality.
Should you aim to win in the ad bidding wars on Amazon Marketing Services to advertise your Kindle eBooks? No! And learn how to set an ad bid for your book and budget.
Authors can be so concerned about getting book reviews for their books that they fail to do book reviews for other authors. Discover the benefits of supporting other writers with book reviews.
It's hard to get published these days. And there's reason - several in fact. Here's why. Plus I tell you how to market self-published books successfully.
Many of our favorite authors use pen names. What is the point of using a pen name and how do you choose one?
Successful blogging is in the first instance about very carefully choosing a niche topic. A blog about your home town is an excellent idea, as you have a ready made niche market in the form of residents and businesses, while the subject is likely to know very little online competition. This page guides you through the process of creating a blog about your home town and how to position it that it knows the greatest chances of success.
Self publishing a workbook or guided journal can provide benefits for both authors and readers. Challenges for printing these specialty publications are discussed.
Localization is reviewing and editing communications (text, audio, video) to make sure they follow the language standards and idiosyncrasies of the intended audience. Find out more about these edits.
I often see posts in author forums from new authors who are very interested in getting their self published books into local public libraries. This is one of the most inefficient book promotion efforts. I explain why in this rant.
Installing Viglink on your site can be time consuming, tricky and costly if you don't avoid these common mistakes.
This is a Q&A session I've had with an inquisitive writer who asked significant questions concerning the Medium platform.
Listverse is a legitimate writing opportunity. Here's everything you need to know before submitting your first article.
The best way to get published is to get noticed. Many places will not accept a draft without a query letter, and knowing how to write a good query will get you noticed.
Keywords and the quality of content built around those keywords determine your search engine rankings, the amount of traffic you get, and eventually your revenue. How do you find the keywords?
Worried about getting ripped off? Here are five ways to easily spot a fake publisher or literary agency.
Freelance writing doesn't have to mean pennies per word. Learn where and how to find freelance writing jobs that pay a living wage. Hint: It's not always online.
You may have already written your next business book or blog without knowing it! Learn how to find gold in existing self-published material to boost content marketing efforts without a lot of effort.
Stuck and unsure what to do next? How do you get blog topic ideas? How do you provide quality content readers want? It's as easy as re-imagining your role as a blogger.
If you are a writer who wants to increase traffic to your website or blog posts but you don't have a massive social media following it can feel like an uphill battle! These 5 free tools can help you dramatically increase organic traffic to your website or blog immediately!
Even though it could be a creative and desirable product, self publishing a custom printed deck of cards can be a challenging and expensive venture. Learn what costs are involved.
One of the decisions you need to make when self-publishing is about your ISBN number. What you decide can have implications for the future of your book or eBooks.
Listverse is a writing site that is gaining popularity for its unique and fascinating content. It pays $100 per article.
Do you like to write in your spare time, but wonder if writing hubs on HubPages is for you? Read my list of seven signs writing for HubPages might be a good fit for you!
Hiring an editor for your book can be a significant investment, both financially and emotionally. Here's what you need to know before you hire.
I have earned good money and had good experiences as a writer for HubPAges and ToughNickle. Here's why I think HubPages is the best place for writers like me.
Dan Poynter, the "father of self-publishing," is an inspiration to new aspiring self-published authors. His books offer advice for any writer hoping to break into the business of self-publishing.
When you publish your eBooks on KDP and enroll them in KDP Select, you can promote them with Kindle Free eBook Promotions and Kindle Countdown Deals. But are they worth it? Here's the real deal...
Medium pays authors from subscription fees based on reading time. I researched Medium before publishing on their platform. This is my review, updated Oct 2019.
Finding high-paying freelance writing jobs isn't that hard. Many publishers appreciate the hard work writers put into their pieces. Stop working for low wages. Get paid what you're worth.
Self publishing an audio book can be expensive! But there is a way to make an audio book for almost free if you're willing to learn how and do the work yourself.
Asking for feedback on self published book cover designs can be helpful. But how much feedback is too much? Discover ways to resolve the dilemma and move forward.
Earning a regular income from writing on HubPages is not easy, however, with motivation and the right approach it can be done. In this article I offer several pieces of advice for new and veteran writers based on my personal experience on HubPages over the last few years.
Effectively marketing your blog can be the difference between making money with your blog or wasting time trying to make money, only to end up failing. The mistakes described below are some that I wish I knew about before I started blogging. Hopefully they help you to avoid the same mistakes I made!
Self-publishing companies may say they'll help you with book marketing or promotion. But what does that mean? I'll tell you what you need to know when figuring out if their services are worth it.
I write online full-time. There are three sites I have written for over the years. Each one is different with some advantages and disadvantages. Perhaps this information will help you determine where you want to write.
Maintenance of articles is vital to the success of an online writing business. I explain how to improve search engine traffic and how I keep readers engaged.
This year marks my fifth anniversary on Hubpages so I’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on my experience on this platform so far.
Here is why the business models used by many writing sites lead to failure. I offer my opinion based on my background as a systems analyst.
Why not use a stock photo instead of going through the hassle of making the recipe and taking one’s own photos for use in the cookbook? Lots of reasons! Read to find out.
If you are learning shorthand, you'll need good shorthand pencils. On the face of it, it's just a notepad and a pen/pencil, but these are the tools of the experts and the right pencil gives you speed
A book launch is the next logical step after a book is published. Find out what is a book launch, along with tips for self published authors, getting buzz, and virtual book launches.
After original publication, authors may want to rewrite and republish their books. But what's the motivation? Issues regarding unpublishing and republishing old works are discussed.
These days, many authors and independent publishers are turning to self publishing platforms to get their books to market. Learn what these platforms provide, as well as pros and cons.
Authors often want sales but hate selling. Here's a tip that can help authors get in the right mindset: Pretend you're going to be a contestant on Shark Tank.
Authors may be tempted to go cross-genre, meaning that they write and self publish books in multiple genres. While this certainly is a testament to the breadth and flexibility of their writing skills, it can present a host of challenges for their book promotion and sales efforts. Find out how.
The article discusses five free writing residencies that are good options for emerging authors who may not have many publications or references.
If you're looking to self publish a book, then here are a few tips and roadblocks that you might want to be aware of. Get the know-how to avoid costly mistakes.
There are a lot of writing sites that advertise making money online. This review will show the pros and cons of various available sites and help writers get a head start towards success.
Self-published authors can now publish a print book through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). But it's not easy. I share my experience and tips for converting an eBook into a print book on KDP.
It is important to write an impressive proposal and bid the right amount to get the job that you want. In this article, I will share some tips that you can use to maximize your chances of getting the job that you want.
Are you a poet who wants to be published? Have you entered a writing competition and had your poem included in an anthology? Some of these contests are scams. Here are some tips to avoid being conned.
How to do online research writing better and faster. Learn the tips and tricks of preparing and documenting online research, pre-writing skills, reflective editing and the publishing of your respective text. Includes graphic organizer ideas.
Now that Amazon's Createspace no longer offers book formatting or book layout, self-published authors will have to look elsewhere for these services. Find out what you need to know when buying.
Craft books present a number of unique challenges when self publishing. Photo use, printing, eBooks, legal issues, and writing how-to instructions when self publishing a craft book are discussed.
Even if the written content is stellar, poor presentation and packaging can turn any self published book or eBook into trash. Find out what makes a book or eBook look unprofessionally self published.
Authors can use Flipboard to promote their own articles and share other content. I explain how it works, in addition to known problems and issues with the platform.
Wondering what it takes to get 1,000,000 views? Here's how I did it on HubPages. How to find topics, get followers, and maintain the momentum. The key is not to give up too soon.
Here's some advice on how to stay busy as a freelance writer and attract new writing gigs and publishing opportunities.
Because Bubblews so often misses or delays writers' payments, many are questioning whether it's a scam. Here's why I think they may not be deliberately cheating, but simply can't keep up.
Assembling a book launch team is a popular way to market a book. But I don't recommend them for self published authors, and I don't participate in them anymore. Find out why.
Welcome to the wonderful world of book publishing! If you're a new author, you'll need to understand the landscape. Discover key terms about the business here.
A common book marketing suggestion is to set up a pre-order offer for an upcoming book or eBook. Here's what to consider for a pre-order for YOUR self published book.
When self publishing, one of the critical factors for success can be how you price your work. Learn what factors need to be considered when pricing your self published book or eBook.
Content is just content until it gets transformed into something else. Learn ways to repurpose content, especially blog posts, to make more money from writing.
If you accept guest posts on your website, follow these tips to maximize the advantages of guest posting. Those who are interested in submitting guest posts, make sure you get proper attribution.
Looking forward to writing on iWriter? Well, find all you need to know to work on this freelance site. Learn how to sign up, pick work and get paid. Learn also how to grow your account and earn more!
Self publishing a book is easier and cheaper than it's ever been! Learn tips for publishing a book using the Amazon KDP (formerly known as Createspace) platform.
I review essential tools HubPages provides that help you make more money with your writing. Don't overlook these effective techniques.
Are you interested in making money writing online (or anywhere else), but don't know where to start? Have you already started, but are struggling to pull things together? Join the club! Here are some suggestions from someone who does this for a living.
Everyone has a story inside of them, waiting to be told. However, only a fraction succeed in getting the story “out there.” If you want your novel to reach the world, first understand the main obstacles that cull most would-be authors.
SImple but fun article topics that are accessible to any article writer who may experience writer's block or is looking for a change in his writing style to change things around
So you've written your novel. Now what? Before you rush to self-publish, there are a few realities to consider.
When authors need help with writing a book, they may turn to a writing coach, book coach, or editor. But which one is the right one for you? All three options are discussed.
This is a detailed review explaining how to self-publish a children’s paperback book and let Amazon handle printing and order fulfillment at no cost to you.
How do you get AdSense Approval easily? It begins by understanding the four areas of business attraction, content, copyright, and organic traffic.
If you are using a self publishing platform OR you are traditionally published, your primary income from your book will be in the form of royalties. Discover what book royalties are and how they work.
Author Shout Cover Wars allow authors to promote their writing by entering the book into a week long competition based on the appearance of the cover. Entry is free and participation has a limited range of benefits.
If you want to make money blogging--writing online--there are many tools and resources available now that may help you find readers and get paid.
Even with platforms such as Amazon's Createspace and KDP which can publish virtually overnight, self publishing takes time! Discover how long it might take to self publish a print book or eBook.
So you want to put together a booklet. This may be for your own use or for a social club of which you're a member, or you may wish to present information at a specific audience, or to promote a particular issue for professional purposes.
Before you check out the iWriter site, check out this iWriter review. The review and comments will teach you everything you need to know about buying and selling articles on iWriter.
Discussion on copying articles and detailed instructions on how to get duplicate content removed from other sites. A must read for anyone that has had their work stolen and republished by others.
Sounds like a self published author’s dream! A book with very few words that can make money? I’m in. These would be called low content books. But what are they and what’s in them? And how can authors use this strategy to make money?
There is potential for anyone to earn money from writing on HubPages. How much you earn depends on many factors and the most overlooked one is your expectations and intentions.
Do you know the true secret to creating the perfect example of unique content? Are you sure you use multi-tasking the right way? Did you know that a few distractions might make you more productive?
You have made it! Your book has been birthed after many months of hard labor and you have book signings lined up. Where and how does an author sign his books?
All new authors need to get people to notice their books. Here are 7 ways to help you get that job accomplished.
Translating a book into another language can open up new reading audiences. However, it can also open up a messy situation with translators and editing issues. See what's involved here.
Textbroker seems like a freelance writer's dream: Choose from a number of article requests and get paid upfront by the word. So why wasn't I satisfied? My review explains why.
Anyone with good English can earn cash on HubPages the easiest, most instructive and best paying platform to make money on the internet.
Copywriting is one of the most common ways to earn online, but what is it? And how do you get copywriting work?
STOP! Before you open up an unruly can of worms with your ebook project, make sure you stop and read this in-depth hub about hiring eBook Ghostwriters.
“My friend has just finished her book. What should she do next to get a book deal from a publisher or self publish?” Loaded question! Here's a post you can share (or use yourself!) about what comes next after you've written a book.
A small passive income would be welcomed by many. If you can write grammatially and can still learn a thing or two, here's how to do it!
Some self published authors are getting creative in finding ways to make money from writing, including crowdfunding a book project. Is it legit or a scam? Find out here.
If you know how to write and write well, you can earn good money by writing articles and creating content. If you want to start making money writing, here are 6 websites you need to sign up for today.
As self published authors, we’ll need to understand how people will be using and interacting with our writing in a voice technology future. Here are some ways this could affect us, and some ways to start readjusting your thinking so that you don’t become irrelevant.
What if your book becomes irrelevant? Yes, it could happen. I share how to determine if your book is irrelevant, as well as how to deal with the issue. This will be of particular interest to nonfiction authors.
New authors often struggle with the decision of whether to go with self publishing or attempt the traditional publishing route. Nine questions here can help you decide!
Don't get suckered into self publishing scams that pump you up and plunder your rights! Learn to spot some telltale signs of these groups that prey on authors.
Hating your job and wishing you could start earning money writing from home? Here's how I earn hundreds each month working only a few hours each week.
What is affiliate marketing and how does it work? This article describes what affiliate marketing is and how to make money from affiliate marketing.
In online author forums for self published authors, you’ll see a variety of concerns on book printing quality, particularly for print on demand printing done by Kindle Direct Publishing. The problem is authors’ inexperience with the printing process and tech. Find out what you need to know.
Is it really a good idea for you and another writer to review each other's books? Here are six reasons why you shouldn't.
Well, it's official, CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) have merged and become one service. Learn about the merge, how to move books from CreateSpace to KDP, how to order print copies on the back end, how to publish with KDP in a nutshell, and additional resources.
Learn what's involved with writing a motivational self-help book. I'll show you the structure and how to use your own life experience to help others benefit.
How to Write Reviews on a Blog: A guide to writing reviews on a blog, along with information about using photos, including disclosure notices and sharing review posts on social media.
Like craft books, self publishing cookbooks involves some special issues that regular fiction and nonfiction don't. Learn how to self publish a cookbook here.
In April, 2018, HubPages' staff invited me to Maven's conference in Canada where plans for the merged companies were discussed. This is my review.
When you are working with an editor, they need to hear you say a few things to help the relationship grow stronger.
A veteran writer offers specific ideas and topics to help you write articles that get online traffic
Not all guest blogging opportunities are created equal! Here are some times you might want to take a pass on these invitations.
Are you sure you can use the images and photos you've downloaded? See why I don't use free stock photo sites... especially for books.
Don't believe the hype that self published book sales are easy! Discover what's really possible when it comes to these sales.
Maybe you are just starting out as a journalist or you are seasoned and looking to improve your interviewing methods. Either way, here are some ideas on how to approach an interview. From my experience, preparation makes for a good interview. You want to know your subject before you start.
New at writing? Here are some tried and true tips for writing articles and blogs. Key points to help make your article unique and google friendly.
Should you self publish your book on both Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and IngramSpark? I compare the two self publishing platforms, as well as explain why to pick and stick with one or the other.
In this article, I will show you the exact steps that you need to take to start your blog even if you have no previous experience.
Advice from an experienced Hub Pages author with more than five million page views that will help other writers to increase the number of people who read their articles.
You've hit your mark and written 10 articles, 50 articles, or 100 articles. But the money won't just roll in now. Here's what you need to do.
Are you having trouble getting your article featured on HubPages? I'm a veteran writer with nearly 200 featured articles. Let me help you get your HubPages article featured.
When offering your readers self-improvement advice, it’s crucial to have an authoritative nature throughout the book. I'll explain how to do it right.
Learn how to publish an eBook for free and get it distributed by Kindle, Apple, Google Play, Barnes and Noble, Sony, and others. How to get a free ISBN for your eBook. How much money can you make?
I've discovered many unresolved issues with InfoBarrel while researching the site. I explain the reasons why I feel it will eventually fail.
To make money as a freelance writer, you have to write a lot of articles. This article explains how to set up an outline, brainstorm, perform research to write articles fast, to sell more articles.
Are you a freelance writer looking for new platforms to add to your writing portfolio? I discuss my experience with Zerys, including pay rates, clients, rejection rates, direct orders, and more.
How many of your self published books will you sell? Big question that's tough to answer. Gain insight into the self publishing book sales landscape.
How should you reach out to bloggers to review your self published book? What are Amazon policies about these reviews? Best practices are discussed.
You’ve written a book; so now what? It’s hard to get published without a literary agent. Here are some tips on how to write that all important agent letter.
My personal review on Copify, Textbroker and GreatContent UK and what my working from home experiences have been.
These are the five steps I used to become a six-figure author, and while simple doesn't mean easy, it is still a viable career path for writers with motivation and a willingness to write to market!
Constant Content is one of the best-paid online markets for short web content and articles. This review of Constant Content is based on my personal experience making money writing from home.
Attention poets, writers, artists, journalists, photographers, and other creative people: Online and print literary magazines are alive and well. Author, poet, and one-time e-zine editor J. J. Murray examines respected “old school” and “new school” literary magazines and gives a detailed list of 19 literary magazines that make it easy to submit work--and they pay in cash.
Though Zemandi is not necessarily the best paying freelance writing opportunity out there, it is not a scam. For decent writers who want to supplement their income, this is definitely a viable option.
The illustrated children’s books I have written have been rejected at every turn. It makes it hard to keep my equilibrium. But then I see all those who went before me who were also rejected, and I know I'm not alone.
Writers often wrestle with the decision as to whether to self publish an eBook or a print book... or both. Discover pros and cons for print books and eBooks.
There are thousands of articles, blogs and websites telling you how to become a freelance writer and make money doing it. Some are great, but a lot seem to just repeat the same information over and over. Here, apart from a few basic points, I will just share my own experiences.
How writing fanfiction on Wattpad could lead to huge success. Ways to become the next successful fanfic writer like E.L. James of 50 Shades of Gray fame.
"How can I become a movie critic?" or "How can I write movie criticism for a living?" is a common question among movie lovers. Learn how from the former writer of Mr. Cranky.
Do you want to work as an online writer? Experienced copy writer gives 5 tips for writing a sample copy that gets you a good first rating.
Freelance copywriting is like any other creative endeavor pursued professionally. You need to have connection and skill. Do online courses offering help you build skill and connections? I discuss ways to break into freelance copywriting.
Self publishing eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform is pretty easy. What’s sometimes not so easy is figuring out how all the Kindle programs impact your income. I explain here.
I'll show you how to make your articles look more professional with these 20 strategies. The ideas I share here will also help you get curated to HubPages' niche sites.
Are you tired of getting paid less than what you are worth? This article will show you how to get better paying freelance writing jobs even if you are not very experienced.
Constant Content is one of the best content sites to write for. Learn how to apply, how the platform works, and how you can earn a supplemental income.
Ever thought of using Amazon Marketing Services for advertising your Kindle eBooks? I share the basics of using the program, as well as what I've learned from using it for my Kindle eBooks.
Every established writer was once a beginner who refused to be held back by the meager pay. The peanuts motivated them to be better. What’s your story? Have you reached your maximum earning potential as a writer?
What are the HubPages niche sites, and ow do they work? This article will tell you how to get your article on a HubPages niche site.
Self-publishing is becoming more conventional, and can often be more lucrative than traditional publishing if you have and employ the right resources.
The dream of freelance writing can quickly fall apart. The good news is that sober expectations can safely navigate you towards success in this difficult but satisfying career.
Free traffic is something that everyone loves. In this blog post, I will show you several ways of getting traffic for free.
After 5 years on Hubpages I have learned a lot about writing, publishing and earning money online. Here are my top ten tips for earning money online at Hubpages.
Writing a children's book can be tougher than you think. Self publishing and marketing a children's book could be a legal and marketing nightmare. Here are just some of the challenges.
Swag, also known as promotional products, can be a creative way to promote books. But you need to understand what you're buying to avoid blowing your budget!