Showing posts with label Writing Quickly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Writing Quickly. Show all posts

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Write Articles 7 Different Ways For Easier, Faster, Better Results

There's no doubt about it, using the right keywords can yield better search engine results.

But finding the correct keywords takes time, and in the online world, time really is money, so the less time you spend searching for the best SEO keywords, the better it will be for you because then you can spend more time writing SEO articles.

But what if I told you that there's a way you can spend less time looking for the right keywords AND less time writing articles too? Would you be interested? Well, it's really easy, if you know how.

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Monday, 16 December 2019

How Much Can You Write in 2 Hours a Day?

Being a writer means spending time alone to get your writing done. But it doesn't have to be a lot of time.

Just 2 hours a day can yield over 10,000 words written a week or a full-time income from writing.

2 hours is plenty of time to write, but it takes good organisation.

If you sit down and have no idea what to write about, then your time will be wasted and before you know it, your 2 hours is up and you've got nothing done.

But if you already know what you're going to do, then it can be 2 hours of extremely productive time every day, which is 10 hours a week, assuming you work 5 days out of 7.

You may not think that 2 hours is long enough, but if you're not writing much at all at the moment, then 2 hours a day is a huge improvement in output.

Not only that, but if 2 hours is more time than you're writing now then it's a huge improvement and it's much better than not writing at all.

But you need to make sure that it's distraction-free time and that means no texting, no surfing online, and definitely no anti-social media. Only allow it to be 2 hours of writing, editing, proofing, uploading, publishing.

And the best part is that when you get into a regular habit of sitting down and writing every day, you may even find yourself working longer without even realising it.

And once it becomes a daily habit to work for 2 hours a day, it will be fun because you won't be resisting it anymore and it will literally change your life.

As the great motivational guru, Mike Littman used to say, 'People form habits, and habits form futures."

So know what you want your future to be, and then get into the habit of sitting down for 2 hours every day to make your future writing dreams into a daily reality.

And now that we're so close to the New Year, there is no better time to plan out and start working on your writing dreams.

Friday, 1 November 2019

What to Write When You Don’t Know What To Write

Sometimes it’s too easy for me to sit down and not know what to write, or, more aptly, not feel like doing any writing.

So rather than sit there and trying to force myself there’s something else I do.

And I’m not the only one with this problem of not always feeling like writing. It happens to others too, even those with popular blogs or authors who’ve written several books. We all have days when we just don’t want to write.

So what I do is I use this time for marketing. And there a few different ways I do it, and all for free.

Sometimes I use anti-social media to put up links to things on my sites or to talk about my books or post inspirational quotes.

I also still use for getting more visitors to my sites because it works.

Naturally, it doesn’t work as well as it did when Google used to include my marketing articles in search results, but it’s still a popular site and I get plenty of free traffic from there.

And these are just a couple of things that I do

So don’t ever sit there and say you have nothing to do, because there is no such thing as too much marketing, especially when you can write articles.

And you may find, like I do, that once I start working, it makes me want to stay there and write more.

If you can’t think of anything else, write a few short Ezine Articles and upload them to the directory.

It’s quick and easy to do, especially if you can write an article in 15 minutes or less.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Debunking the Myths of Writing Fast or Slow

I've just finished reading (and making copious notes) from the book written by Steven Manning called "How to Write a Book on Anything In 14 Days or Less." I'd like to give you a link to this book so that you can read it for yourself, but it seems to be out of print.

Anyway, it got me thinking about fast writing compared to slow writing and how some authors seem to think that writing a book slowly and taking maybe a year or two to write it, means that their book will be better than someone else who wrote their book in a couple of days or even weeks.

Reading Steven Mannings book showed that writing quickly AND writing well is possible because it has 5-minute writing exercises in it. And when I did the exercises, I was surprised at how well I can write with so little time to write and practically no time to think. Yet my brain kicked into gear each time and I was really pleased with how well I did.

I then looked up what author Dean Wesley Smith had to say about it because he is currently one of the MOST prolific writers I know. He knocks out a novel every single month plus several short stories, copious blog posts, holds writing workshops and runs his own publishing company. He is a rock star when it comes to writing and publishing.

And according to Dean, he says that he is not a fast writer and the only reason his writing output is so high is because he spends a lot of time writing every day.

He even broke down his writing speed like this:

He can easily write 250 words in 15 minutes. So that means that if he only wrote for 15 minutes a day, he could write a 90,000-word novel in a year.

So if he wrote for 30 minutes a day he could write 2 novels a year and if he wrote for an hour, 4 novels a year... and so forth.

As it is, he writes 12 novels a year and does all his other writing besides. Most months he writes over 100,000 words including his short stories, blog posts, and emails.

Which means that with his speed of 1,000 words an hour, he must be writing over 3,300 words a day which is around 3 hours a day.

And he says (and I totally agree) that writing fast doesn't mean writing badly and writing slowly doesn't mean writing well.

This is because every writer is different and we each have different amounts of time each day when we can sit and write. Plus every project is different. Sometimes it's possible to knock out a book in just a week or two and other times it can take months.

There is also state-of-mind to consider. Sometimes, if I'm tired or ill and I don't feel like writing, I tend to think that my writing will be suffering. But later, when I'm feeling better, I'll check my work and find out that it didn't make any difference. The only difference was that it probably took me longer than usual to write, but the quality of my work is still the same.

Dean Wesley Smith also says, and he is completely correct, that writing too slowly can hurt your writing because that is when the critical part of the brain takes over and tries to stop you from writing. Writing quickly with only the creative brain is better than slowing down and letting your inner critic in.

And because there is no need to wait for a traditional publisher to publish your book, it frees you up to write as many books as you want to in a year and publish them all.

Read more about this at Dean Wesley Smith's 'Writing In Public' series.

Learn how to write any book in 28 days or less.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The One and Only Secret to Making Money Writing eBooks

When I first ever thought about writing an ebook, I thought it would take months to do.

First I had to have a great idea. Then I needed to outline it, write it, edit it, proofread it, get a cover and publish it.

Sounds like a lot, doesn't it?

But first of all what I didn't realise is that the publishing part is easy and an ebook takes less than 5 minutes to publish.

And as to the outlining and writing, well... that depends on several different factors like how long your ebook is, how focused you are and how fast you can write.

If there's one thing that is THE most important when it comes to writing any book, it's how motivated you are which also influences how fast you can write.

And one thing that I've learned, is that the more I write, the faster I get.

That's because anything is easier and faster the more you do it, and eventually, you develop your own routines and ways of writing.

There are many authors who've found that they can write an ebook in as little as 3 days.

Sylvester Stalone wrote the script for Rocky in 3 days, and best selling author Stuart Wilde wrote most of his books in 2 or 3 days.

And you can download my free ebook "How to Write a Book in 6 Days" to learn more.

Friday, 1 February 2019

Can You Write An Ebook in 3 Days?

There are many people who want to know how fast an ebook can be written.

And can it be written in as little as 3 days?

Well, anything is possible.

But if you write an ebook so quickly, will it be a quality book?

Well, first of all, to write an ebook in just a few days, you have to have a strong motivation to do it and have an outline ready so that you can sit down and start writing straight away and not get distracted.

I find that when I'm inspired and highly motivated, it's hard NOT to write all day.

And when I'm writing all day, it's easy to write 2,000 words an hour or more when I'm in full writing flow which means I can accomplish 20,000 to 30,000 words easily.

Not all ebooks are equal in length or quality, but if you're a good writer, have a detailed outline, a solid system of writing, and the focus to work without distraction, then there's no reason why your ebooks won't be valuable.

Some ebooks are only short at around 10,000 to 15,000 words and only take 30 minutes to read.

But if it's content that people want and love to read then you'll make sales no matter how short your ebook is or how quickly you wrote it.

I know of at least one writer who wrote a best selling ebook in just one day!

And there's no reason why you can't do it too.

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How to write and publish an ebook and start getting sales in just one week

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Is It Possible to Write an Ebook in Only 6 Days?

So you wanna write a book.

Not only do you want to write a book, but you want to write it quickly.

But is it possible to write a book in only 6 days?

Well they say that anything is possible, and there are other authors who have written not just books, but prize-winning books in less than one week.

Famous entrepreneur Dan Kennedy once wrote a book in only 3 days. Best-selling author Stuart Wilde wrote most of his books in only 2 or 3 days.

Dr Joe Vitale wrote his best-selling book "Turbocharge Your Writing" in only one day. 

Sylvester Stallone wrote the script for "Rocky" in just 3 days. 

And William Saroyan wrote his Pulitzer Prize-winning play "The Time of Your Life" in only 6 days.

So you see not only is it possible to write a book in only 6 days, if you're really motivated you could finish it in much less time.

And if your book is good, the income from it can be phenomenal.

When Dr Joe Vitale first published his e-book, "Hypnotic Writing", he sold 100 copies of this $29.95 book in only one hour. Three months later he'd earned a massive $45,000 from this one book alone.

Top copy writer, David Garfinkel, published an e-book called "Killer Copy Tactics" that brought in $35,000 in only 2 months.

So as you can see, not only is it possible to write a book in 6 days, it can also have great income potential.

—>This was an excerpt from my free ebook, “How To Write A Book in 6 Days." 

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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Why You’re Not Writing

Do you wake up every day inspired to write but time gets away from you and you end up doing hardly anything at all?

Do you want to write more every day but never seem to have the time?

Well, it’s probably because you don’t understand the importance of time.

Even more than that, you probably don’t understand how to efficiently use the time you have every day.

This is why I often talk about how useful it is to work in Pomodoros because they get you working quickly with better focus and no wasted time.

And if you’re like me, once you start writing, it’s easy to keep going.

Pomodoros also help because they keep you focused. And two hours of focused work is better than a whole day of distractions.

If you want to know where your time goes every day, you can time-map your days to see how you’re REALLY spending your time.

A time map will also show you how everything that you want to accomplish won’t fit into one day, which is why you’re often defeated when time gets away from you.

I’m always guilty of trying to cram too much into my days and then I get frustrated which leads to distraction and procrastination.

That’s why I love using writing systems like my 7 Day Ebook Writing and Publishing System which has clear steps to follow so that by the time you’ve worked your way through the book, your manuscript is written AND published.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

How to Start Writing a Novel Quickly

I recently publsihed my latest novel, Two Weeks In Corfu, and it feels like a great achievement.

And today I've been busy catching up on some freelance work before I dive into my next book.

And it occured to me how many people ask me about how to start writing a book, especially a novel, which most people believe is already in them and just waiting to burst out (yeah, yeah, we all hear about that all the time).

But for the serious writer, beginning a novel can seem daunting.

Yet the reality is simple.

You just start with one idea.

That's it.

Just one short sentence is all you need, like, "Aliens land on earth and want to set up their own colonies."

Then from there, you simply expand that one idea and flesh it out until it becomes your next best seller.

You see, the mistake most people make when they think about starting to write a novel, they think they have to know the whole plot line at once.

But that's not true.

You just start with an one idea and flesh out the whole story from there, piece by piece till you have your whole outline.

And you don't even have to know how it will all happen.

You only have to know what will happen.

And as you work, it all comes together effortlessly.

So to begin with, all you have to do is begin.

Friday, 9 March 2018

The Math Of Earning an Income From Writing & Publishing Books

So...the other day I was thinking about earning money from writing books.

I was thinking about it because I'm about to embark on using a new distribution and POD channel for my books and ebooks.

And it got me to thinking about earning a full-time income from writing and publishing books which is what I get asked about a lot.

So here is the math that I was thinking about:

If you write and publish books and ebooks and earn $2 royalty for each copy sold, then to earn a decent income, which in my humble yet extremely accurate opinion is $100,000, you'd have to sell a lot of books.

So a $2 royalty per book/ebook means that you'd have to sell 50,000 copies of your book every year which is about 4,167 copies per month.

Hmmm...that's a lot.

But look at it another way.

If you've written 50 book/ebooks and you earn $2 per copy, then you'd only need to sell 1,000 copies of EACH book per year which is around a mere 83 copies of each book every month.

So isn't it a lot more do-able to sell 83 copies of a book every month instead of 4,167?

Not only that but if you've written and published 50 books and someone reads one of your books and likes it, chances are that they'll buy more books from you.

But if you have only one book to sell, once someone reads it, you have nothing more to offer them so you have to find new customers.

Of course, there is another way to look at it and that is to consider earning more than $2 per copy sold.

You could always charge more for your books and earn $5 per copy which would mean that to earn $100,000, if you've written 50 books you only need to sell 400 copies of each book every year which is about 33 copies a month of each book.

But to charge more, you have to write really good books that hook your reader in so that they not only want to keep reading the book they already have, but it also makes them want to read more of your books.

Selling 33 copies of each book every month shouldn't be too hard, especially if you've got 49 more books to offer.

But first, you have to write and publish 50 books or ebooks.

Which is why I always try and tell people to write quickly.

Don't get it right, get it written.

You can always go back later and edit your work. But you can't edit a blank page.

You just start by having a really good system for writing and publishing fast.


Write Any Book in 28 Days or Less.
Laid out in an easy to follow style and suitable for writing fiction and non-fiction. Just follow the advice as you go through the course and by the end, you’ll have your manuscript written, working just 1 hour a day.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Time is Really All We Have

We all talk about time and say things like "don't waste my time" or "I don't have time."

But have you ever thought that time is all we really have.

Our life is our time. So if someone or something is wasting our time, it's wasting our life.

That's why it's important to make the most of our time (our life).

So to be a successful writer means to find the time to write.

But it's all too easy to say that you don't have more time to write because of work and family commitments.

Naturally, there may be pockets of time somewhere that you can use to get more writing done.

But who wants to work every hour of every day, right?

The other alternative is to write more in the time you have.

Do you know that when J K Rowling wrote her second Harry Potter book she was a single mother and had a full-time job so her only spare time to write was her lunch hour which she spent at her computer writing. She guarded that one hour a day ferociously.

The 'trick' is to write faster.

It's well-known that writing faster usually means writing better because you don't have time to second-guess yourself and it also leaves no option for procrastinating. You just don't have time for it.

Author Rachel Aaron is best known for her book, 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love where she demonstrates how she increased her writing speed from 2,000 words an hour to 10,000 words an hour, which she had to do because she couldn't find more time to write so she had to write more.

You can read more about her amazing book at

I've read it and I can tell you that it can really help you to increase your writing speed.

And like they say, I can write better when I'm writing faster because I don't have the time to worry about anything. I just have to keep writing.

I use a timer to keep me on track. I set it and see how much writing I can get done in the time that I've allowed myself, which is usually in repeated sessions of 33 minutes and 33 seconds as taught by the late, great copywriter, Eugene Schwartz.

It really helps me to make the best of the writing time that I have every day.


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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Writers Who Don't Write?

Believe it or not, I keep discovering writers who never write.

It seems incredible to me that there are people who say they are writers and ask me about how I earn money from my writing while they don't seem to be able to earn anything at all.

And when I dig a little deeper into why they aren't making any money from their writing, it's because their writing doesn't exist.

They simply never write anything.

They think about writing every single day.

But they do nothing about it. Except, of course, read about others earning money from their writing and wondering why it never happens to them.

I think the problem often stems from silly ads that can be seen everywhere online that show someone sitting on a beach doing nothing, or they're somewhere exotic sipping a glass of wine. And the ad will be all about working from home and being your own boss or earning money as a writer.

Those stupid kinds of ads really annoy me because it makes it look as though working from home, or writing for a living, means sitting around doing nothing all day long or being on a permanent holiday.

Yet the reality is that writing is work. No unpleasant work, but still work.

That's why so many give up because they didn't understand the reality of working as a writer.

The truth is that all successful writers write.

Stephen King writes every day for 90 minutes. He even writes when he's on holiday.

Top copywriter, Eugene Schwartz, used to write 3 to 4 hours every day, and he wrote 7 days a week.

And prolific novelist, Dean Wesley Smith, writes for hours every night from around 10pm or midnight and he writes until dawn (and then sleeps until lunchtime, but these hours suit him).

All writers work differently and at different hours of the day.

And all prolific writers are successful one way or the other.

But they all write.

They write every day.

And they all realised long ago that writing is a job, not a hobby.

So what are you going to do for the next 10 days?

How about writing and publishing an ebook?

Sunday, 7 January 2018

A Full-Time Income Writing Short Articles

I was reading recently about a writer who earns $175/day writing blog posts.

She charges $35 per post of around 400 to 500 words. Her client pays for 5 daily posts (M-F) a week.

So she writes them in one day and submits them weekly.

On the other 4 working days of the week, she writes short articles for other clients.

With this regular work, she's earning a full-time income.

Not bad for writing a few short articles and blog posts every week.

But she couldn't do it if she didn't have a great writing system so that she can write articles quickly.

That's why I use my 15-minute article writing system that I teach in my ebook How To Write an Article in 15 Minutes or Less.

It also comes with two bonuses:
How to Write 1 Article in 7 Different Ways
10 Ways to Make Money Writing Articles.

It's for anyone who wants to earn money from writing articles either for paying clients or their own website or blog or for writing marketing articles.

And being able to write 1 article in 7 different ways gives you a week's worth of daily articles from just one idea.

And 10 different ways to earn money from them.

Not bad for 15 minute's work. :)

Find out how I made $4,000 writing articles in just one day.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

We All Understand Things In Different Ways

One morning recently, a young girl of about 9 or 10 years old, wearing a school uniform, stopped me in the street and anxiously asked me what time it was.

There was an even younger boy with her who kept repeating, "We've missed the bus! We've missed the bus!"

I looked at my watch and said, "It's ten to eight."

She looked confused and asked, "What time is that?"

I said, "It's ten minutes to 8 o'clock."

She then looked even more confused. "I don't understand what you mean."

"It's ten to eight."

She thought about it for a few seconds and then asked, "Is that like 7 something?"

I said, "Yes, it's 7.50."

She suddenly looked relieved and said to the young boy, "Come on. We haven't missed it yet," and off they both ran.

I was quite amused by it. She didn't know what 10 to 8 meant, but she did understand 7.50.

How were they teaching kids in school these days? Not very well if kids don't know what 10 minutes to 8 o'clock means.

But then I figured that we all simply understand things differently.

Sometimes just reading something that's written a different way can give you a completely new understanding of it.

And that's helpful when it comes to writing articles too because you can take just one article idea and write it several different ways. That makes it fast to write and saves a lot of time.

Not only that, but it helps people to really understand what you're trying to tell them.

So when you have an idea for an article, see how many different ways you can approach writing it.

For example, you can write it as a list article, a story or write about mistakes, such as, "The Biggest Fatal Mistakes That..." And all three articles are explaining the same thing, but simply in different ways.

This not only saves time coming up with ideas, but it can also improve your search engine rankings because when people search for information in different ways, one of your articles will keep showing up.

So when you're writing an article, think of different ways you can say the same thing.


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Monday, 19 September 2016

Writing Quickly Helps With Focus

I talk often about writing quickly.

And I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, writing quickly does not mean writing badly. It’s just the opposite.

I find that when I sit down to write and put my timer on before I start, it helps me to get straight down to work and not procrastinate, because I don’t have time to waste. I only have 25 minutes to get as much written as I can before the alarm goes off and I have to stop for 5 minutes.

And while I’m writing against the clock it also helps me to stay focused and ignore distractions.

And the more I do it, the better I get.

It’s just like anything in life.

It’s better to practice good habits instead of bad or lazy habits.

Once I sit down and start writing it’s so easy to keep going.

Just try using a timer and see for yourself.


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Thursday, 1 September 2016

If You Want To Earn Money From Your Writing, Don't Do This

I write a lot of articles and blog posts about how to write quickly.

This isn't because I think that speed is the most important thing (although it is really important), but because I find that the faster I write, the better I write.

I believe it's because when I write quickly it turns off my internal critic, the little voice in my head that wants to edit as I write and keeps telling me that I'm going off track or that my grammar isn't right.

But when I start writing and don't stop, the inner critic in my head can't be heard.

I also set a timer when I write, for about 25 or 30 minutes, so that I'm writing against the clock which helps to keep me going.

So when I talk about writing quickly, I'm talking about writing well, not writing badly.

By all means write as fast as you can, but never EVER write badly.

Don't think that fast writing is good writing. Fast writing simply means you can write more and turn off the inner critic/editor at the same time.

Bad writing is one of the things that ruins writers' chances when they think that just because they can self publish everything they write, they can write garbage.

Don't ever do that.

The Internet is full of book reviews and if you get a lot of bad ones, no one will want to buy your books.

If you want to know if your writing is good, ask yourself if you'd be satisfied with it if you were sending it to a publishing company. Would you send them your manuscript, or would you have written it better or edited it more?

So when you write, do your best writing, do it quickly, don't edit as you write, edit and proof it professionally, and then publish it and get on with your next book.

Writers write, so keep on writing and remember, never write anything but your best.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

How to Write a Book in Four Weeks

Writing a book is great.

Writing a book quickly is even better IMHO.


Because it not only means that you can write more books every year, but writing quickly leaves you no time for second guesses and self doubt.

If you want to hit a daily writing target, then you have to sit and write and not waste time with being your own self critic or trying to edit as you write.

And when you see great writing courses like Write Any Book in 28 Days or Less and BAM - Book a Month (two of my utmost favourite courses), it's easy to see that writing a book in 4 weeks isn't difficult.

You just need to know how to do it.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

How To Earn Money Writing Blog Content

How I Earned Over $4,000 Writing Articles  In Just One Day  I did it using my simple 15 minute article writing system which Includes Research, Writing and Proof Reading
Some writers earn ALL their income from writing blog content, while others use blog content for marketing their books or as a way of earning extra income from their writing.
And all of these are extremely advantageous because the income can be quite substantial.
How Do You Make Money Writing Blog Posts?
I’ve spent years making money from writing articles for my websites and blogs. I’ve even had websites that were simply for nothing else except revenue that I earned from writing articles for them.
And the following is how I did it.
Monetising Blog Posts and Articles
The two simplest ways I found to make money (and there were many) was through advertisements and promoting affiliate products.
I distinguish between blog posts and articles because posts are short and fast to write (300 to 500 words) whereas articles are longer and take more time to write (500 to 3,000 words). 
But both can be used to make money.
Finding Keywords to Write About
When I’m only writing blog posts and articles to generate revenue from advertising and affiliate sales, it’s important to get as many people as possible to read them.
This is where keywords are important.
I have a free Google AdWords account that I use to find keywords and key phrases to use.
I try and include them in the title, first paragraph and at least one sub head.
I choose keywords with low competition and low searches to help get my pages indexed on the first page of Google search results.
How to Write Articles Quickly
Time really is critical when working this way so the more articles I can write, the better.
To write quickly I often use my fast article writing system and write an opening paragraph, an ending (conclusion) and at least three points in between that I want to cover.
This is akin to the well-known writing maxim of:
  • Say what you’re going to say (beginning)
  • Say it (three points to cover)
  • Say what you’ve said (conclusion)

This makes article writing so much faster AND easier.
Two Important Points to Remember
Before you write anything at all, there are two things that you need to do.
First, know exactly who you’re writing to. Be able to picture your target market and write directly to them.
Others will visit your site but they are not who you’re writing for so ignore them.
Secondly, make sure that your articles and blog posts contain great information.
Readers should feel like they’ve learned something so make sure that your posts and articles contain at least one great tip.
And that about wraps it up.
Done correctly, you can earn quite a decent income from writing your own blog posts and online articles.
Just make sure that everything you sell (affiliate products) are quality items that  you truly recommend because if someone comes to your site and buys junk, they’ll never trust  you again.
So provide quality both in products you sell and your writing.


How I Earned Over $4,000 Writing Articles
In Just One Day

I did it using my simple 15 Minute Article Writing System which Includes Research, Writing and Proof Reading.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Will It Fly?

Will It Fly by Pat Flynn
I recently listened to a podcast of online author and marketer, Pay Flynn being interviewed about his latest book, "Will It Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money ?"

This is a book all about thinking carefully before you launch a business as to whether it will fly (succeed) or not (fail).

He likens this to finding out if the wind direction is right before you fly a kite. If all the weather conditions aren't right, the kite won't fly.

He uses real-world case studies with anecdotes from his personal experience of making money online, hosting successful podcasts, testing niche sites, and launching several online businesses.

But anyway, this is not about Pat Flynn's new book, but about how much testing to do before you launch a business.

Which got me thinking about how much testing to do before you launch a product, i.e, write a book.

If you're going to spend a year or two writing a book, then you need to do a lot of research first if you want to earn enough money from book sales to cover all the time it took you to write it.

Publishing companies usually expect a book to make at least 40,000 sales a year to be considered worth keeping published.

For self published authors, these figures don't have to be so high, because you can publish a book online in minutes and get then get on with writing your next book.

And if you can write your books fast, then your ROI (Return On Investment) doesn't need to be high for you to be able to earn an income from your writing.

But don't get me wrong. When I say fast writing I don't mean bad writing. I mean writing quickly and not letting your conscious mind interfere and start criticising what you're writing. Just write in one focused window of inspiration. You'll find that you not only write faster, but better.

Take look at these numbers of book sales to see what I mean about income.

If you spend a year writing a book, then you'd need to earn money quickly from your sales to pay you for the time you've spent writing. It also means that you'll only be publishing one book every year so you still need to sell a heck of a lot of copies of that one book to earn enough money to live on.

But if you wrote a book and published it in just one week (which is SO do-able you won't believe it till you try it), then if you sell it as a $20 ebook and only make 100 sales a week, that's still a weekly income of $2,000. PLUS you'll still be getting income from other ebooks you've written and published.

This is why writing books quickly (instead of sitting around waiting for your muse to show up), is far more profitable.

Not only that but you'll feel great for working so hard and producing so much.

Which will only spur you on to do more.

So instead of sitting around and wondering if your ebook will sell or not, as long as there's already a market for your book, you WILL make sales.

Just know who your customers are and where they hang out online and then write books that they want to read.

Spending less time wondering and more time writing, can give you a much greater ROI, than thinking about whether or not your idea will fly.

Just throw it into the wind and see what happens.

If sales aren't that great and you only sell a few hundred copies, if it only took you a week to write it it's still a great hourly rate.

So don't get it right. Get it written.

And let it fly.

2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love Rachel Aaron

1500 Words Per Hour: How To Write Faster, Better And More Easily Using The Simple And Powerful Speed Write System For Writing Mastery N.P. Martin

How to Write a Nonfiction eBook in 21 Days - That Readers LOVE!

Quick Cash Writing by Nick Daws - write quickly and earn money fast

Monday, 8 February 2016

How to Write Fast and Earn More Money From Your Writing

Writing fast is really fun and extremely productive.

There are some that will tell you to take your time and be really creative. “Enjoy the process” is what they tell you, but to me it’s a mantra for failure, because you won’t enjoy things that take too long to do.

Making goals happen fast is a lot more fun and more profitable.

Read the article here.