Showing posts with label Make Money. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Make Money. Show all posts

Monday, 16 September 2019

Don't Buy a Writing Product. Invest In It.

Last week I received a copy of Writing Magazine in the Mail.

I used to subscribe to this magazine years ago but then stopped. But recently I decided to subscribe again and I found it when I checked my mailbox a few days ago, and it also included a copy of the 2020 writing competitions guide, which contains over 670 writing competitions from now until the end of next year.

So the day it arrived I sat and read it from cover to cover, which, as it happened, took all day.

But while going through it I was highlighting things that I wanted to go back to use, including 9 free-to-enter writing competitions for this month, 2 article ideas I can write about, 6 freelance writing markets I want to submit to, plus I learned a lot from the writing articles in it too.

So I didn't just buy the magazine, I invested in it because the magazine cost me roughly $10, but with the things I'm going to submit to, it means I could earn several hundred dollars (or more).

And I'd already decided to invest in the magazine and not just buy it before I subscribed. This is something that I do with every writing product I buy whether it's software, books, magazines or websites that I subscribe to. Once I receive my products, I make sure that they earn me far more than I paid for them. Even if I try something and find out that it's not really what I want to do, I at least make sure that I try it once and earn money from it.

Some of the other writing products that I've invested in over the years include

Quick Cash Writing,

Write Any Book in 28 Days or Less

10 Day Ebook Writing System.

So if you're thinking of purchasing a new writing product, or you already have one that you haven't used yet, get it and make it work for you. Do the work.

Don't just passively read it once and say it didn't work. Do the work.

If it's just a simple information book/product, don't just read it once, read it at least 10 times and make notes so that you're not just reading it, you're absorbing all the information in it so that you can use it later.

Turn all the writing books and products that you've ever bought, and those that you will buy in the future into an investment instead of just an ordinary purchase.

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Tuesday, 27 August 2019

How Much Money Do Bloggers Make?

People always want to know how much money can be made from blogging.

We hear it all the time about someone who starts a blog and suddenly - WHAM! They're making a fortune. Or so it seems.

But we all know that these type of people are the exception to the rule rather than the norm. So, for the average person, the question is, how much money can you earn from a blog?

Well, you might be disappointed to hear that the answer to that is that there is no answer. That's because there are too many variables like

how well the blogger can write
what their blog is about
what ways they make money from their blog
how popular their blog topic is
how useful the information is that they write about
who their audience is
how well they market their blog
whether or not they know how to reach their targeted audience.

And there are other factors as well that can make or break blogging income, so no one can accurately predict how much or how little someone will make from their blog. Even people who open brick and mortar businesses, never really know if it's going to be successful or not, and again, it all depends on too many different factors.

The good thing about starting a blog is that unlike opening a physical business, there are very little or no upfront costs. So if it doesn't work out, you haven't lost much.

I've been working online for almost 20 years now and I've always earned money. I used to have quite a few websites and blogs that I'd regularly write for and I've also written many books. Over the years I've cut back on how many websites I have, but I still earn money from the ones I do have.

I believe that anyone can earn money online from just their laptop computer and an internet connection. You don't even need to have anything to sell. You just need to know what to do and how to do it. Then you need to take action to make it work.

And as I've said, everyone is different and every blog is different, so I can't guarantee you'll be rich overnight, but I can tell you that it is possible to make money online. I know because I've been doing it for years.

And in my newly updated book, Living the Laptop Lifestyle, I show you how easy it is, even if you don't know where to start and you don't have any money.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Off-Line And Not Writing

You may have noticed (or not) that I haven't posted anything for over a week now.

And the reason is two-fold.

First of all, my computer had a meltdown.

It started slowing down and crashing and then began issuing "Panic Reports." I had no idea what they were until someone at the computer shop explained to me that they are what the computer does when it struggles to open apps and times-out too often.

Anyway, long story short, it turned out that my operating system, that I'd only updated a few weeks ago, had become corrupted and so it was struggling to open apps, even standard ones like Apple Mail.

And so after spending several days trying to clean up my hard drive and rebooting my computer, I finally had to give in and take it to the shop for a few days.

But now it's back.

I had to spend a few days without my email or any of my usual digital files, so I had to occupy myself by catching up a few other things I'd been putting off.

The second problem was that there was a bit of a family emergency that I had to deal with, which consumed both my time and my mind.

But now that fire is out and things are back to normal.

So now I'm back to writing and posting on my websites.

And the best thing is that even though I hadn't worked for a few days, it didn't interfere with my income and my books went on selling and my websites continued to earn money.

That's just one of the things that I love about my work-from-home writing job.

But I wouldn't want to be away from the online world for too long because it could end up costing me money, and I'd miss it too much.

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Friday, 4 January 2019

Green Smoothie Writing Kickstart

It's a New Year and a time for new starts and kickstarts.

So this year I've embarked on a 21 Day Kickstart Diet run by my favourite doctor, Neal Barnard.

This diet is supposed to get you eating healthy and feeling great.

Today is day 3 and breakfast was a green smoothie.

At first, I was disappointed because I couldn't imagine a drink being an adequate breakfast (or tasting very nice).

But because I'm determined to see this diet through to the end, I decided to stick to the smoothie and not replace it with the toasted sandwich that I was thinking about.

And to my complete surprise, the green smoothie was not only filling but it tasted really great.

And it got me thinking about writing and how it's easy to think that one type of writing isn't going to be fun or interesting to do, so it's easier to stick to what you know.

But as the saying goes, if you keep doing what you're doing, you're going to keep getting what you're getting.

So if you're not writing enough, or not earning enough money from your writing, then you probably need to start doing something different.

And just like the green breakfast smoothie, it might not be as bad as you think, and might actually be great.

When I was just starting out with my writing, and I was floundering a bit with wondering what to write, where to send it, and how to make money from it, I came across the Quick Cash Writing course.

I followed it through to the end, even doing to writing projects that I didn't think I was going to enjoy at all.

And by the end of it (which took about 3 months) I'd not only earned a substantial amount of money from my writing, but I'd also learned what type of writing I enjoyed doing, and what I didn't enjoy, which left me better informed as to which direction to head with my writing career.

So if you're in the same boat that I used to be in, and you don't know which way to head with your writing, or worse, you have no idea what you should be doing, go ahead and download the Quick Cash Writing course, and see how much you can achieve (and earn) in just 3 short months.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Blog Writing and Earning Money

It's just about every writer's dream to be able to start up a blog, write short articles and earn money. Not just a bit of money, but enough money to live on.

But how easy is it?

If you've never done it before and you don't know what you're doing, it can be hard.

There are three things that you need to do:

Friday, 27 July 2018

Automated Advertising For Your Blog or Website

Last year I came across a company called VigLink.

It's a really useful company that helps me earn more money from my blogs and websites.

And the best part about it is that VigLink does most of it automatically so that all I do is write a blog post or an article and it inserts affiliate links or PPC links.

I can, of course, search through their extensive list of merchants and insert links of my own, and at the same time, they will insert links automatically as well.

There is also an option to let them optimise my links, which means that if a link has been created to one merchant's site, and another merchant is offering the same product for a higher affiliate commission, VigLink will automatically change the link to the higher paying merchant (unless you opt out).

They also have an option called Anywhere which you add to your browser's favourites/menu bar and when you visit a webpage with a product you'd like to promote, you just click the 'Anywhere' link and it will either give you an affiliate link to it or tell you that VigLink is not currently associated with that website.

And the Anywhere links can be used...well...anywhere, including social media posts so if you come across a site that sells really great running shoes, you can get an Anywhere link straight away and do a social media post about how cool you think the shoes are and include your Anywhere link.

VigLink also has a really easy-to-use dashboard and they pay commissions monthly.

So why am I telling you about this now?

Because it's almost the weekend and I was thinking that if you joined VigLink right now, you could start earning commissions on the weekend while you're off enjoying yourself.

It's really easy to set up an account and then all you have to do is add a piece of code to your website or blog (they have complete instructions for all the different blogging software including Blogger and Word Press and even simple HTML websites) and it can all be done in just a few minutes.

And that's it.

They make it so easy to earn more money from your website or blog without doing anything.

You just set up an account, copy and paste a small piece of code into your website or blog, and that's it.

So if you already have links to websites that are affiliated with VigLink such as or, VigLink will turn those ordinary links into affiliate links.

Their software will search your site for any links that aren't affiliate links and change them, even if they're links from years ago.

Some of the links on your site will be CPA (Cost Per Action) which means you earn commission for sales and/or signups, or CPP (Cost Per Click) which means you'll earn money every time someone clicks on a link, regardless of whether they buy something or not. Or you can choose to only have CPA links or CPP links.

So before you finish writing for the week and go off to enjoy your weekend, think about adding some bonus income to your website or blog that can work for you, even when you're not.


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Thursday, 12 July 2018

How To Make Money From Blogging When You Have Nothing to Sell (and you just want to write blog posts and articles)

What wanted to make money writing articles.

Just that.

You didn't want to sell anything.

You just wanted to sit, write articles, upload them to your blog/website without having anything to sell.

Can you make money that way?

Is it really possible?

As a matter of fact it is.

But it doesn't work by magic.

The way to do it is by using PPC (Pay Per Click) advertising so that people come to your blog, read your article and then, hopefully, click on one of the ads on that page so that you earn some money.

Naturally, there's a right and a wrong way to do it.

First of all, you need to get as many visitors as possible to your blog because the more visitors you get, the more clicks you'll get.

So you need to use the correct keywords in everything you write to make sure that plenty of people find your articles when they're searching on Google.

And those keywords need to be high-paying if you want to earn your living this way.

As you can imagine, this is quite a big topic if you want it explaining properly.

Two free resources that can help you are a 2008 audio of an interview with Tim Gorman who made his fortune working this way.

And there is also the free 2004 PDF, 33 Days to Online Profits, which walks you through setting up a blog.

Both of these, although somewhat out of date, can teach you how to make money blogging using PPC advertising.

And if you don't want to write all your blog content from scratch, you can use PLR ebooks and articles that you can rewrite as your own. Read more about how to do that at

If you want to set a blog for free, you can use a free Google Blogger blog like this one. It's easy and you can start blogging straight away.

And then you can use the two previously mentioned resources to help you understand how bloggers make money from blogging.

And even if you don't know how to set up a blog, there's help for that too.

Earning money from blogging this way, can be done part-time so even if you already have a full-time job, or you're busy writing books, you can still earn extra money from your writing with a simple blog that you post to just once a day, or a couple of times a week.

That's what's so great about being a writer.

There are so many different ways you can earn money from your writing.

So what are you waiting for?

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

A Simple Way to Create an Online Writing Business

You want to set up a simple blog or website, write content, sell products, and earn enough money so that you can turn it into a work from home, online writing business.

Sounds simple when you say it.

But how do you do it?

Where do you start?

I talk about this and a whole lot more in my ebook  Living The Laptop Lifestyle: How To Start & Grow A Profitable Online Business So You Can Quit Your Job. (

And if you want to start working from home straight away, without having to write everything from scratch, a fast way is to use PRL products.

There is a website called the PLR Ebook Club that can help because it has over 21,000 ebooks that you can rewrite and rebrand, and other downloadable products (including videos and software)  PLUS over 100,000 articles for content or marketing.

And there's more being added all the time.

This means that if you join the PLR EBook Club, you'll have a never-ending stream of ideas, articles and products you can rewrite and sell.

So you can build a money-making blog or website in no time flat.

And if you sign up for free today, you'll also get a free ebook that tells you how to turn PLR products into an online business.

If you want you can skip on over to to read more about other ideas of how to use PLR products to earn money online.

Or you can go straight over to the PLR EBook Club ( to find out more about what they offer and how it can help you.

This is a great opportunity if you've been wanting to set up your own money-making blog but don't know where to start.

Use it to jump-start your online writing business straight away.

P.S. And as another incentive, the PRL EBook Club membership is sold through ClickBank who offer a no-quibble 60-day money-back guarantee.

This means you can try it for 60 days and if you don't like it, you can get your money back and keep all the products you've downloaded.


Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Make Money Writing Online - An Easy Way to Start

Last week I came across an amazing resource for writers.

It’s a website that you can join and it has tens of thousands of digital products including ebooks, videos and software, that you can download and keep.

It’s PLR which is Private Label Rights so that you can rewrite, reuse, rebrand or do anything else you want with what you download.

There are also over one hundred thousand PLR articles spanning over 400 niches that you can use too.

Can you imagine wanting to write and make money online but not knowing where to start. Or you used to be good at it but now you’re feeling stuck.

And then you find that you can download and rewrite and reuse thousands of products and articles or use them for inspiration and ideas for your own products.

All of a sudden you’ve got a whole library of products and content to use yourself, sell, giveaway, rewrite, rebrand, use for inspiration and ideas and research, or you could even create your own audio recordings from what you find.

Honestly, when you have this much content to choose from, the ways of how to use it can be endless.

You could end up with never having to worry about where to get ideas from or products to sell ever again.

I’ve written more fully about it over on my website.

You can check it out by clicking the link below.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

My Books (And Yours) in The New Online Store

Today I was having a look online at the new Amazon store in Australia.

The new Amazon rules now redirect all Australian customers to the new Australian Store, no matter where they previously shopped.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that you can buy just about anything in the new store from Kindle books, Paperbacks and Hardcover books to computers, electronics, toys, clothes and just about everything else you can think of.

You can even get an Amazon Australia Prime membership with free delivery just like all the other Amazon sites. This service was not available here in Australia until recently so it's quite a big change.

I also saw that my books are now available on this site too:

How To Write An Article In 15 Minutes or Less: Including Research, Proof Reading and Editing.

10 Ways to Make Money Writing Articles

How to Write 1 Article in 7 Different Ways

FYI: 'How to Write 1 Article in 7 Different Ways' is a real time-saver because you just need one article outline, and from that you can create 7 different articles which drastically cuts down the time it takes because instead of doing your research 7 times, you only need to do it once.

And my novels are available to buy on Amazon Australia too.

And here's what's in it for you:

If you sell books on Amazon, check to see if they're listed on the new Australian store.

If you're an Amazon Affiliate, you can now get product links for your website/blog for your Australian visitors.

And if you want to write more in less time and make more money, you can now buy my books and ebooks in Australia directly from the new Amazon website.

To me that's win, win, win.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Get Paid To Write Short Articles

There is no doubt that the Internet is information driven.

People come online in their millions every day looking for information.

This has opened up a huge market for freelance writers because so many people (and companies) want to have a website or blog but don't have the time or the ability to write their own content.

And it's easy to just take a look around online to see that there are so many writers earning money writing regular, short, online articles, including my friend and colleague, Yuwanda Black, who has even written an ebook about it that not only shows you how she did it, but how you can do it too.

So where do you start?

There are thousands of freelance writing opportunities to be found on freelancing websites like This is a website where I first made my way into freelance writing.

And some writers are earning over $3,000 a month just from writing short articles. And they're only working part-time. Often just a couple of days a week.

I recently wrote about one such writer who is regularly earning around $3,500 a month from writing short articles just a couple of days a week.

So shoot on over and read it and use her story to inspire you to start writing and earning money not just every month or every week, but every day.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Simple Advice To Write More and Earn More

A few days ago I was listening to an audio recording of a conversation with top copywriter, Bob Bly.

Bob has been a copywriter most of his working life.

He works from an office he rents instead of working from home because he finds he gets more done this way.

Many copywriters have 'copy cubs' working for them but Bob never has because he prefers to do all his writing himself so that if anyone hires him to do their copy for them, they can be sure that it is actually Bob that will work for them and not a hired cub.

And one of the things he said in this audio really struck me as not only sage advice but also so simple that most people miss it.

He was asked about how much money he earns from his copywriting and how he manages to earn it consistently because Bob is one of the most highest-earning copywriters on the planet.

And his answer was simple. He said, (and I paraphrase because I can't remember his exact words) "I work 12 hours a day, 6 days a week. And when you work that much you have to earn a lot of money."

It made me nod my head in agreement because so often I get asked about earning money from writing because so many people never seem to be able to do it.

And when I delve deeper into the problem, it almost always turns out that they're not really doing much writing.

Their ideal is to write for a few hours every day.

But in reality, they're not writing very much even in a week let alone writing every day. It's also surprising (or perhaps not) how many people sit down at their computer every day, but instead of writing, they goof off on Facebook or forums or just idly surf the net jumping from one website to the next.

So the real 'secret' to earning a lot of money from writing is to do what Bob Bly does and do a lot of writing.

How much money could you earn if you were working 12 hours a day? And I mean actually doing writing instead of being distracted by other things.

I know I could quite easily knock my earnings out of the park (so to speak) if I kept those kinds of writing hours.

But I do work several hours a day and that is how I keep my writing income as consistent as I possibly can.

How about you?

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Friday, 27 April 2018

Making Money Online From Blogging

Recently the subject of making money online came up, specifically making money from an already existing website or blog.

There are people who create and sell websites. It's known as flipping. They set up a website or blog, earn a substantial income from it in a short time and then sell it, usually for around 18 month's worth of income.

And although I've never flipped sites or bought any, I can see that it could be a really good way to start earning money quickly online.

But if you've ever looked into buying a website or blog from someone else, and the site is already earning good money, just remember that to keep the income going, you have to keep doing what the other person has been doing.

A website or blog isn't a way to earn money in and of itself. Instead, it's a method of distribution. It's where you sell whatever it is you're selling.

So if you write books, your website is where you sell them. Or if you want to work as an affiliate marketer, your website is where you promote the products you're selling.

What I'm saying is that it isn't the website or blog that's making money. It's the person running it.

So if you see a website promoting low-interest credit cards and it seems to be earning quite a bit of money, just remember that it's the person who owns the website (or the person doing all the writing for it) that is earning all the income and they are only using the website as a way to do it.

Which means that if you have no interest in the products being sold on the site (like credit cards) and don't know the first thing about the people who might be interested in them, then it won't be the site for you.

To earn money from a website, you have to be good at promoting whatever products or services are being sold there.

Plus you also need to know how to expand the business and sell more.

And if you know that already, then you could set up your own site, write all your own content,  and build an online business from there.

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

4 Ways to Increase Your Online Income

If you’re working online selling books and information products, and you’re doing it right, then you should be making money.

But what if you’re not making as much money as you need to?

What can you do to increase your online income?

As far as I know, there are 4 ways you can increase the amount of money you make online.

I’ll tell you what they are and then we’ll look at each one separately.

- Sell more products.

- Sell at higher prices.

- Sell more of what you already have.

- Increase your website traffic.

Sell more products. 
The first thing you need to do is see if you can find more products to sell. If you’re only selling one or two products then you may not have enough products to sell.

If you create your own products, make more.

If you work as an affiliate, find more products to promote.

Sell at higher prices.
Sometimes, selling products too cheaply can put people off buying them, as weird as that sounds.

They also say it takes just as much effort to sell a $100 product as it does to sell a $20 product. So maybe you could think about raising your prices, bundling products to make more money with each sale, or creating higher priced products.

If you’re working as an affiliate you can search for higher ticketed items.

Sell more of what you already have.
There are several ways to sell more of the products that you already have:

- Find a broader market to sell to.

- Reduce Your Prices.

- Have a sale or sell several products together in a bundle.

If you’re working as an affiliate, you can try targeting a different niche with your marketing.

For example, if you’re promoting exercise equipment on a fitness website, you might also start a weight-loss website and promote your products there as well.

Increase your website traffic.
Getting more traffic to your website could actually be a catch-all for the other 3 ways.

But the biggest impact would be if you tried one or more of the other 3 ideas and then used more of these ways to increase your website traffic at the same time.

More traffic comes from more marketing, or from marketing to more diverse niches. But all your marketing should be done consistently because that’s what helps to keep your income high.

People come to the internet looking for information. Make sure your website, and the products you’re promoting, provide what they’re looking for.

Repeat customers are your best customers, so give them a reason to keep coming back.

To make even more money from your website you need to make sure you’re selling to the right audience at the right time, selling more of what you've already got for a higher price, selling to as many different niches as you can, having plenty of products and books to sell,  and doing your marketing right.


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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

10 Ways To Make Money Writing Articles

Being able to write articles quickly isn’t enough. You also need to make money from your articles. Or at least you do if you want to quit your job and become a professional writer.

Most writers won’t even write an article unless they know how they’re going to make money from it.

And you shouldn’t either.

Good articles can go viral online.  It’s as though they take on a life of their own.

To achieve this there are two things you need.

Firstly your article needs to be good. By this I don’t mean well punctuated or have correct grammar. What it needs is great information that everyone is looking for.

Secondly it needs to contain the correct keyword or key phrases, so that everyone searching for an article on your topic will find it.

Articles can increase in ranking on Google over time too. So once you write an article, it can go on earning you money for years.

I have articles that I wrote over 10 years ago still showing up in Google search results even today.

That’s why green content is better for articles because the content stays relevant for a long time.

This means that articles can go on earning you money for years.

And there are many different ways that you can make money with articles and I’m going to show you what I consider to be the top 10 of these.

You can use this list anytime you want to earn more money.

Just choose what you want to use the articles for and then start writing.

Having this list means you don’t need to sit and think of ways to make money. You only have to choose one. ---------

What you're reading is an excerpt from my ebook "10 Ways to Make Money Writing Articles."

It's a free bonus ebook along with "How to Write 1 Article in 7 Different Ways" which you also receive when you purchase "How to Write an Article in 15 Minutes or Less."

If you haven't done so already, you can download your own copy from

And if you've already downloaded it, are you using it to write articles quickly and earn more money?

With this complete set of 3 PDF ebooks, you can write an article in 15 minutes or less, turn it into 7 articles and then make money from them in 10 different ways, which significantly reduces writing and thinking time while helping to increase income.

Friday, 2 March 2018

The 'Secret Weapon' to More Affiliate Sales

I told you yesterday about how to earn more money from your writing as an affiliate marketer.

Well today I'm going to tell you the 'secret weapon' to getting more sales than you ever have before.

And that is, knowing what your market wants.

Before you even write one word to try and sell something, find out what it is that your readers want.

Using Google, or any search engine, makes it easy to find what you need to know.

You can search forums, book reviews, social media, blog comments, in fact a quick online search usually yeilds a lot of useful information from anywhere that people are giving their opinions.

Once you find out what they want, then you use this information to tell them how the product you're selling (and it can even be your own book) will provide what it is that they want.

Just get to know their pain and then offer what you're selling as the solution.

I enjoy doing affiliate marketing. Sometimes I even write my own sales page rather than sending customers to the vendors own sales page, if theirs doesn't offer what my readers are looking for. I tailor it to my own market.

I work online in different niches so I'm always trying to keep up with what people are looking for so that I can use my cunning writing skills to sell it to them.

This is why I love being a writer.

There is so many different ways I can earn money from it which helps to keep me on my toes and helps keep me financially bouyant.

And it all started with this ebook:

The Super Affiliate Handbook
By Rosalind Gardner.

How one woman earns over $500,000+ per year selling other people’s stuff online.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Straight Forward Way To More Affiliate Income

It's not always easy to earn money from writing.

In fact, most people don't know how to do it.

But like most businesses, you need more than one income stream.

That's why I use different ways to earn money from my writing and one of those is affiliate marketing.

Some people think that it's not possible to earn much money this way, but that's because they're not doing it right.

For a start, putting up banners and links on your website won't work. You may get a few sales that way but not many.

Other things you can do (and I do these too) is:

Write your own sales page for the product you want to sell
Set up a series of emails to promote a product
Use different ways to market like social media and press releases
Try the products yourself and write a review

Of course, there are other things you can do but this is a good start.

And then, there's the math of the whole thing.

For instance, if you're selling a high ticket item like a treadmill, then you could earn $600 or more for each sale. So you only need to sell one a week to make some decent extra money.

Likewise, if you're getting $60 commission, then if you can make one sale a day, it still adds up to $420 a week.

And if you're selling something else for $20 commission, then you'd need to make 3 sales a day to earn $420 a week.

Of course, you need to be selling more than one item so that you can make multiple sales a day.

And you need to be selling quality products, that is, things that your customers want to buy and that will be useful to them.

That's where your marketing skills come in. You write articles, blog posts and emails about what the product is and the benefits of using it.

When I tell people that I'm a writer, they naturally assume that the only thing I write is books.

But my writing business is much more than that because I have several streams of income from my writing.

And so should you if you want to earn as much money as you can from your writing.

Not only is affiliate marketing good for my finances but it allows me to have different things to write about. So if I get bored with one project, I just move onto another.

And the ebook below is how I got started with affiliate marketing.

The Super Affiliate Handbook
By Rosalind Gardner.

How one woman earns over $500,000+ per year selling other people’s stuff online.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Always Have Plenty To Sell

If you want to make money from your blog or website, then you need to make sales.

This means having multiple products to sell.

You won't get rich if you're only selling one thing.

So if you've written a book, write more.

And if you make money through affiliate marketing, find more products to sell.

I don't think there are many people in the world who got rich selling just one thing.

(OK so maybe a few lucky so-and-sos made a million or two or three by selling just one thing, but they are the exception, not the norm.

Even bands who have a one-hit-wonder, still make money by touring and appearing on TV shows and on the radio.

And I don't know about you, but as a writer, I want to write more anyway which in turn helps me make more sales.

So if you want to have more things to sell, spend time writing more books.

And in the meantime, if you want to earn more money now, start selling more affiliate products.

You can find a list of affiliate networks (and my own affiliate program) at

One of the affiliate networks listed there is VigLInk and they are by far the easiest to use. You only need to copy and paste a small piece of code onto your website or blog, and they will monetise your content with affiliate links automatically.

You can also use VigLink to find your own affiliate links to use as well, but the best thing I find about them is how they automatically place affiliate links in my online articles (some of which I wrote years ago) and I earn commission without even knowing it.

So now I always have plenty to sell whether I know it or not.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Why You Shouldn't Buy Writing Products

Have you ever bought a writing product but found it made no difference at all to how much you write and how much money you earn?

Many of us (myself included) buy lots of writing products.

And the reason for buying them is so that we can write more and earn more.

But they don't always work.

And the reason that they don't work, is because we don't learn anything from them.

You see, it's easy to have an ideal of being a busy, productive writer churning out loads of great writing every day and earning lots of money from it.

But the reality is different.

Not much writing gets done and no, or very little, money is earned.

So you buy a writing product that promises to show you how to write more and earn more and...


Nothing changes.

At school, we learn most things by rote. The teacher goes over and over the same things until what they wanted us to learn was what they used to lovingly be called, "drilled into our heads."

And this is the same with anything we want to learn.

It won't happen by reading a book once. Or doing a course once, but never doing it again.

Instead you have to go over and over it and do things again and again until they are "drilled into your head."

So drag out those old writing courses and books and keep going over and over them until they are throughly drilled in.

If you don't have any old ones, get some new ones. But don't waste them. Go over and over them.

And don't stop until you've earned back at least 30-times what you paid for them.

Writing products should be an investment.

So make sure you get a good return on your investment.


7 Day Ebook Writing And Publishing System

Online Writing Courses to Help You Write More and Earn More (many are free)

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

How I'm Earning Extra Income From My Blog

A few weeks ago I talked about a new affiliate program I'd started using called Viglink.

It's an affiliate network and is affiliated with thousands of different companies all over the world, so from just one account, I can have access to these companies, some of which I cannot affiliate to myself because they are only interested in working with big online sites that can earn thousands of dollars in affiliate commissions every month. But now I have access to them through Viglink.

And it's turning out to be quite a profitable way to make more money.

It's really easy to use and works in several different ways.

For instance, all I had to do was place a small snippet of code on my sites and if on any page, I have a URL to a website that uses affiliates but it isn't linked, Viglink will replace it with an affiliate link automatically.

And it doesn't just do this on new web pages, but on all pages on all my sites. Some of these pages have been online for years without any affiliate links on them, but now I'm getting clicks and commissions from URLs that I had no idea used affiliates.

Also there is an option called Viglink Shopping, and what this does is, if I've mentioned a product, Vignlink will not only turn it into an affiliate link if there's one available, but if the merchant runs out of stock of the item, or stops selling it, Viglink will automatically link it to a different merchant. And all without me doing a thing.

There is also a handy app called Viglink Anywhere that I've installed on my browser's toolbar. And anytime I visit a site that is selling a product, I can click on "Anywhere" and it will not only tell me if there is an affiliate link for the product but will also provide a link as well as a shortened version so that I can use it anywhere (as the name suggests), even on social media.

It's so handy to be able to see in an instant whether or not a product has an affiliate program and get a link immediately.

It really doesn't get much easier than that.

If you're interested in using Viglink on your own website or blog, you can click on the link on the affiliate page of my Cheriton House Publishing website where you'll also a list of nine other affiliate programs you can join for free.

Earning extra money without doing any extra work is always a good thing 😀