Thursday, 29 July 2021

The Simple Little ‘Secret” That Can Explode Your Productivity

We all hate to waste time, yet it’s something we all do, and some do it way more than others.

Over the years I’ve read so many books on productivity and one common thread that they all say is that to be productive, you need to know what it is that you want to do and the order in which you need to do it.

And this is a great piece of advice.

It’s why I use a diary to write down everything I need to do every day. I make a list of everything and then I number them in the order they need to be done.

This has an amazing effect of giving me more time to write every day because it cuts out thinking time so that I can get straight to work.

And having a daily to-do list can help you too. If you’ve never done it before, give it a try. You won’t regret it.

But it’s not just writing related tasks that you need to write down. You’re kidding yourself if you think you’ll be more productive by not including everything you need to do on your list.

And remember, you’re not writing down jobs to be done, but tasks to be done.

What that means is listing each task that needs to be done, rather than a whole project.

So, for instance, if you have a few writing projects you might put –

  • Outline blog post about productivity lists
  • Write query for magazine
  • Write blog post
  • Proof and send query to ABCD Magazine
  • Proof and read blog post
  • Tweet and Facebook with link to blog post

That list is more ‘do-able’ than writing

  • Write and upload blog post
  • Send query to ABCD magazine

If you only write the project to be done instead of the tasks involved, it can make you more hesitant to start or put you off doing it at all. That’s why it’s so much better to write the steps needed so that you can get straight down to business.

Just don’t overwhelm yourself with too many things to do in a day. I usually include a set amount of time to get things done and over the years I’ve got a pretty good idea of how long it takes to get them done.

And all the books I’ve written about writing work the same way as a list of tasks, because that’s what they are. 

They’re all set out to guide you effortlessly through writing an article, an ebook, a short report (in only 2 hours), set up and run a profitable website, or how to overcome writers’ block instantly.

You can find them all by clicking the link below:

Thursday, 22 July 2021

I'm Helping Thousands Earn Money From Writing

 I'm currently working on my second book in my Monthly Writing Challenge Series, and the first book, about freelance writing, will be available soon.

I'm going to 'pre-release' it as a discounted ebook on Amazon, and I'll be doing the same for each of them. Then later this year I'll publish them all as a complete series, available worldwide and in many different places, including libraries.

And my subscribers will be the first to know as soon as each ebook is released at a discount price.

And while you're quaking with unrelenting anticipation, I have other books and ebooks to help you write more and earn more, and they're already helping thousands of others.

Goodbye Writer's Block
How to Be a Creative Genius and Have an Abundance of Ideas Plus the Inspiration and Motivation to Write

How to Write An Article in 15 Minutes or Less
- Including Research, Writing and Proof Reading

7 Day Ebook
Writing and Publishing System

Living The Laptop Lifestyle
How to Start & Grow a Profitable Online Business So You Can Quit Your Job

So if you're not already earning (or not earning enough) money from your writing, now would be a good time to change that.

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Earning Money From Freelance Writing

 I'm currently in the process of writing a series of money-making books.

It's going to be called, The Monthly Writing Challenge Series because each one is a stand-alone book that shows you how to earn money writing in just 30 days.

The first one in the series (which will be available soon) is all about freelance writing. And what's great about it, is that it will help you to start writing and earning money quickly.

It's a step-by-step approach so all you have to do is follow along and get straight to work.

This book will guide you through many different freelance writing opportunities, especially those with high pay because as you know, I believe in writers being paid well for what they do.

Freelancing is how I began writing and I never regretted it because I earned so much money from it. And the payments came fast which really spurred me on to write more.

I'll let you know when this no-fluff-straight-to-writing-and-earning-money guide is available.

So stay tuned.

In the meantime, how about writing, publishing and selling copies of your own ebook this week?

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

How to Write More And Quit Procrastination For Good

 Procrastination is a word all writers dislike, yet it's simple to beat. And it's taken me years to figure this out.

You see, procrastination happens when you're not writing. It can even happen when you ARE writing and your mind wanders and you think of random things like, "I need to go out later and buy a loaf of bread." Then all you can think of is the loaf of bread.

So why does this happen?

It happens because you're reluctant to do whatever it is that you should be doing.

So what can you do about it?

It's easy.

You just have to love to write. If you don't love it you'll never want to do it or it will be hard to keep going once you start.

When you love to write, time flies. You get into the state of 'flow' and can write for hours.

The way to beat procrastination is to use the Pomodoro Technique, where you set a timer for 25 minutes and write as much as you can till the timer goes off.

I've used this hundreds of times because it's great for getting me going as I work against the clock.

But once I get going, flow takes over and then I can write for hours.

This is loving what you do.

Being a writer is for the long haul. It's not a get-rich-quick scheme.

Can you see yourself writing for 5, 10 or 20 years?

If not, get a job.

But if you love writing, quit procrastinating and write.

Living The Laptop Lifestyle:
How To Start & Grow A Profitable Online Business So You Can Quit Your Job