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  • 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.

    Self Publishing Platforms Pros and Cons

    Self Publishing Platforms Pros and Cons

    by Heidi Thorne40

  • 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

    What Are the Best Shorthand Pencils and Notepads?

    What Are the Best Shorthand Pencils and Notepads?

    by Dedicated Content Curator2

  • 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.

    Self Publishing Scams and How to Spot Them

    Self Publishing Scams and How to Spot Them

    by Heidi Thorne16

  • 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.

    7 Things to Know When Self Publishing a Book

    7 Things to Know When Self Publishing a Book

    by Robert P Sullivan6

  • To sell freelance articles in today's competitive market place, you must do everything possible to give your work the edge. Presentation matters as much as content. This article explains in detail how to present your work so it's more likely to sell.

    How to Write Articles That Sell: Preparing Articles for Submission

    How to Write Articles That Sell: Preparing Articles for Submission

    by Austin Hackney8

  • 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.

    Make Money Writing Articles for Constant Content

    Make Money Writing Articles for Constant Content

    by Stephanie59

  • 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!

    A Quick Guide to Writing on iWriter

    A Quick Guide to Writing on iWriter

    by Januaris Saint Fores14

  • 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.

    How To Publish a Small Book or Booklet

    How To Publish a Small Book or Booklet

    by Adele Cosgrove-Bray1

  • What is a promotional byline and why does everyone who freelances as a speaker, writer, or designer need one? Here's how to write a mini-biographical note that sounds professional, yet approachable.

    What to Put in a Mini-Bio or Author Byline

    What to Put in a Mini-Bio or Author Byline

    by Sally Hayes1

  • 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.

    iWriter Review: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    iWriter Review: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    by Kari283

  • Podcasts aren’t all just news and talk. Podcast audio dramas are growing in popularity, representing an opportunity for self published fiction authors. Here’s what you need to know about creating them to avoid creating more drama for your life and work!

    Podcast Audio Dramas: What Fiction Authors Need to Consider

    Podcast Audio Dramas: What Fiction Authors Need to Consider

    by Heidi Thorne13

  • Looking for ways to monetize your blog or other content? Learn how to become an influencer to increase your chances of attracting advertising sponsorships.

    How to Become an Influencer

    How to Become an Influencer

    by Heidi Thorne12

  • 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.

    Tips for Finding Success on HubPages

    Tips for Finding Success on HubPages

    by CWanamaker3

  • Why would anyone want to rewrite a book that's already been published? To reach more markets and make more money! Discover the top reasons to rewrite your self-published book.

    Top Reasons to Rewrite Your Self-Published Book

    Top Reasons to Rewrite Your Self-Published Book

    by Heidi Thorne34

  • 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.

    How to Write Blog Reviews

    How to Write Blog Reviews

    by Marissa31

  • 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.

    Make Money Writing on These Six Websites

    Make Money Writing on These Six Websites

    by Cari Jean85

  • 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?

    Tips for Writing the Perfect Freelance Article

    Tips for Writing the Perfect Freelance Article

    by Jayme Kinsey49

  • Though blogging software, such as that from WordPress.org, is usually free, that doesn't mean blogging is free! Find out the cost of a self hosted blog.

    Cost of a Self Hosted Blog

    Cost of a Self Hosted Blog

    by Heidi Thorne10

  • Do you enjoy writing but you're not sure what to do to publish your hard work? It's all laid out here. How to write, edit and publish your work with ease. You could make money on it!

    Write and Publish Your Book With Ease

    Write and Publish Your Book With Ease

    by Joanna0

  • 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.

    How Long Does It Take to Self Publish a Book?

    How Long Does It Take to Self Publish a Book?

    by Heidi Thorne8

  • Listverse is a writing site that is gaining popularity for its unique and fascinating content. It pays $100 per article.

    How to Earn Money on Listverse

    How to Earn Money on Listverse

    by Prachi Sharma2

  • 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.

    How to Self-Publish a Cookbook

    How to Self-Publish a Cookbook

    by Heidi Thorne12

  • Many of our favorite authors use pen names. What is the point of using a pen name and how do you choose one?

    Why Do Authors Use Pen Names?

    Why Do Authors Use Pen Names?

    by Lisa3

  • 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.

    How NOT to Make Your Book Look Self Published

    How NOT to Make Your Book Look Self Published

    by Heidi Thorne20

  • 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.

    How to Create a Facebook Group to Promote Your Business

    How to Create a Facebook Group to Promote Your Business

    by L M Reid20

  • 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.

    How to Get Better-Paying Freelance Writing Jobs

    How to Get Better-Paying Freelance Writing Jobs

    by Kshitiz Gaur0

  • 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.

    My Experience Writing for the Zerys Content Platform

    My Experience Writing for the Zerys Content Platform

    by Rose Clearfield35

  • 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.

    Dan Poynter, the Father of Self-Publishing

    Dan Poynter, the Father of Self-Publishing

    by Jennifer Wilber2

  • This article will list some of the best online tools and resources that any writer can, and should, use to improve their work and to save precious time while writing.

    8 Incredibly Useful Online Tools for Writers

    8 Incredibly Useful Online Tools for Writers

    by VerityPrice0

  • 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.

    Should You Translate a Book You Self Published?

    Should You Translate a Book You Self Published?

    by Heidi Thorne12

  • 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.

    Participating in Author Shout Cover Wars

    Participating in Author Shout Cover Wars

    by Cecelia0

  • 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.

    What Are Book Royalties?

    What Are Book Royalties?

    by Heidi Thorne15

  • 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.

    Writing Tutorials: The Process of Online Research Writing

    Writing Tutorials: The Process of Online Research Writing

    by Marisa Hammond Olivares186

  • I write online full-time. There are three sites I write for. Each one is different with some advantages and disadvantages. Perhaps this information will help you determine where you want to write.

    3 Sites I Write for and What I Think About Them

    3 Sites I Write for and What I Think About Them

    by Margaret Minnicks26

  • Self publishing print books with print on demand (POD) can be cost-effective, but that doesn't mean it's cheap. Here are tips for photos, color, and book size that can make POD books more affordable.

    Self Publishing Print on Demand Books for Less

    Self Publishing Print on Demand Books for Less

    by Heidi Thorne10

  • Building an audience for your niche web business through paid advertising and promotion can feel like throwing good money after bad. But the most effective strategies to drive laser-targeted traffic to your niche website are free. This article explains all these strategies and how to deploy them.

    3 Powerful Strategies to Bring a Ton of Traffic to Your Niche Website

    3 Powerful Strategies to Bring a Ton of Traffic to Your Niche Website

    by Amanda Littlejohn2

  • 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.

    Crowdfunding a Book Project

    Crowdfunding a Book Project

    by Heidi Thorne20

  • 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.

    Literary Magazines: Old School, New School, and Ones that Pay in Cash

    Literary Magazines: Old School, New School, and Ones that Pay in Cash

    by JJ Murray8

  • Want to know how to have a best seller book? There's legit, and not so legit, ways to get one. Best selling book shenanigans are called out her. Also learn why best selling status may not matter.

    How to Have a Best Seller Book ... For Real!

    How to Have a Best Seller Book ... For Real!

    by Heidi Thorne14

  • 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.

    What Is an ISBN Number?

    What Is an ISBN Number?

    by Heidi Thorne20

  • 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!

    How to Earn Money Writing on HubPages

    How to Earn Money Writing on HubPages

    by Tessa Schlesinger29

  • 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.

    What Is Localization for Book Editing?

    What Is Localization for Book Editing?

    by Heidi Thorne12

  • Now that self publishing is available to almost everyone, many feel inspired to write and publish their memoirs. But is it a good idea? Explore the reasons you should (or shouldn't!) write a memoir.

    Should You Write a Memoir?

    Should You Write a Memoir?

    by Heidi Thorne12

  • "How many words (or pages) should my book be?" Common question from new, even experienced writers. Short answer is use as many words as it takes. Long answer is a bit more complex as discussed here.

    How Many Words Should a Book Be?

    How Many Words Should a Book Be?

    by Heidi Thorne22

  • 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.

    HubPages Vs. Steemit

    HubPages Vs. Steemit

    by Jason B Truth4

  • If you self publish, you might be wondering how to create an audio book edition. It's much more complex than self publishing a print book or eBook! This Q&A answers your questions.

    How to Create an Audio Book

    How to Create an Audio Book

    by Heidi Thorne9

  • 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.

    Self Publishing a Book for Almost Free

    Self Publishing a Book for Almost Free

    by Heidi Thorne165

  • Starting a blog can become a great way to earn an income from home. But with so much information out there, it can be intimidating to figure out where to start. So here are the five most basic steps to set your blog up for long-term success.

    Beginners Guide: How to Start a Blog in 5 Basic Steps

    Beginners Guide: How to Start a Blog in 5 Basic Steps

    by KV Lo9

  • 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?

    Book Signing Etiquette for Authors

    Book Signing Etiquette for Authors

    by Brenda Barnes104

  • 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.

    How to Turn Your Kindle Ebook Into a Print Book

    How to Turn Your Kindle Ebook Into a Print Book

    by Heidi Thorne17

  • HubPages is way bigger than any other writing community out there right now. However, there are some good sites like HubPages you should at least consider writing for. Take a look.

    6 Alternative Revenue-Sharing Sites Like HubPages

    6 Alternative Revenue-Sharing Sites Like HubPages

    by Rahul Parashar51

  • 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.

    Is Blogging Going Extinct—or Evolving?

    Is Blogging Going Extinct—or Evolving?

    by Heidi Thorne16

  • Writing evergreen content has been identified as a way to improve search ranking, stay relevant and extend sales. Learn what is evergreen content and tips for using it.

    What Is Evergreen Content?

    What Is Evergreen Content?

    by Heidi Thorne20

  • I’ll explain what is involved with writing a motivational self-help book. I'll show you the structure to use and how you can apply your own life experience to write a book to help others benefit.

    How to Write a Motivational Self-Help Book

    How to Write a Motivational Self-Help Book

    by Glenn Stok5

  • 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.

    The Challenges of Self-Publishing a Craft Book

    The Challenges of Self-Publishing a Craft Book

    by Heidi Thorne15

  • Anyone with good English and something worthy to say can start earning some extra cash right now for free. How? With HubPages, the easiest, most instructive and best paying platform to make money on the internet.

    How to Make Money Online at Home in 2018 (With Hubpages)

    How to Make Money Online at Home in 2018 (With Hubpages)

    by Juliette Kando FI Chor87

  • 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.

    Self Publishing a Custom Printed Deck of Cards

    Self Publishing a Custom Printed Deck of Cards

    by Heidi Thorne14

  • 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.

    The Proper Way to Feature a Guest Writer on Your Blog

    The Proper Way to Feature a Guest Writer on Your Blog

    by Shauna L Bowling180

  • The most important things to consider about magazine writing: how to write a good query letter, how to match your articles with the right publication, and how to persist despite rejection.

    Three Important Points of Magazine Writing

    Three Important Points of Magazine Writing

    by Kristen Willms0

  • 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...

    Get Published: How to Write Romance

    Get Published: How to Write Romance

    by Kate Swanson36

  • 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.

    How to Write a Proposal and Bid on a Freelancing Website

    How to Write a Proposal and Bid on a Freelancing Website

    by Kshitiz Gaur0

  • It's one thing to write a blog, but quite another challenge to make money from it - especially in 2015, when the way to monetize successfully has changed so much

    How to Monetize Your Blog

    How to Monetize Your Blog

    by Kate Swanson111

  • Self publishing a workbook or guided journal can provide benefits for both authors and readers. Challenges for printing these specialty publications are discussed.

    Self Publishing a Workbook or Guided Journal

    Self Publishing a Workbook or Guided Journal

    by Heidi Thorne12

  • Effective book cover design is both art and science. This article written by an experienced author and designer discusses some key cover design factors that will help make your book a success.

    How to Create Book Covers That Sell

    How to Create Book Covers That Sell

    by Carla Chadwick4

  • 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.

    What is a Book Launch?

    What is a Book Launch?

    by Heidi Thorne6

  • 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.

    Writing a Children's Book Challenges

    Writing a Children's Book Challenges

    by Heidi Thorne10

  • 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.

    Book Signing Event Tips for Self Published Authors

    Book Signing Event Tips for Self Published Authors

    by Heidi Thorne6

  • Have you ever wished you could make money writing from home? I do! Let me show you how I make hundreds of dollars each month on HubPages.

    Writing Online for Money with HubPages

    Writing Online for Money with HubPages

    by Kierstin Gunsberg48

  • 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.

    8 Ways to Imagine Your Role as a Blogger

    8 Ways to Imagine Your Role as a Blogger

    by Rachael Lefler4

  • Formatting the pages of a book for publication can be done with Microsoft Word, which includes tools for book formatting. I'll show you how to set page layout, font size, titling, cover design, book spines, and more.

    How to Properly Format and Self-Publish Your Book

    How to Properly Format and Self-Publish Your Book

    by Glenn Stok33

  • 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.

    How to Write a Copywriting Sample

    How to Write a Copywriting Sample

    by Virginia Kearney15

  • How do you make a copywriting portfolio? Do you really need one, and what benefits can it bring you? Find out everything you need to know.

    How to Make a Copywriting Portfolio

    How to Make a Copywriting Portfolio

    by JohnMello11

  • This article will tell you about more than 20 free tools that are very useful for bloggers. All the tools in this article will help you to write, organize, do SEO and much more easily,

    Free Blogging Tools That Every Blogger Should Use

    Free Blogging Tools That Every Blogger Should Use

    by Kshitiz Gaur6

  • Have you self-published your first book? Are you ready for the next steps to being a successful authorpreneur? In this article, I’ll share my first author expo experience, how I networked with other authors, how I prepared for an author expo and what to do and not to do an author or book expo.

    10 Things You Should Know About Your First Author Expo and Book Fair

    10 Things You Should Know About Your First Author Expo and Book Fair

    by Amelia Griggs4

  • I've been in the business of writing for a paycheck for a little over five years now, right before I entered college. In that time, I've learned what works and what doesn't. The most basic tools of the trade are the ones I keep coming back to, and...

    The 5 Most Useful Tools for Online Writers

    The 5 Most Useful Tools for Online Writers

    by Joey4

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