Saturday, March 29, 2008

Writing and Procrastination

You know you want to write. You believe you have
something that others would like to read. It may be
to entertain them with fiction.

It may be a how-to book to help them solve a problem.

And if you're like a lot of us, your head is exploding.
With ideas. This is good news. And bad news.

It's good news that you have so many ideas you
feel like you could be writing forever and still never
run out.

The bad news don't know where to start.
This is the worst thing a would-be writer can be
going through.

Years can pass while you think about your first
subject. Believe me, I know. You watch the world
pass you by while you're still trying to figure it all

We all have to start somewhere. No, the first book,
eBook, novel, short story or whatever does not have
to be perfect.

That's what leads to the procrastination devil. We
have to lighten up in order to start up.

Have you noticed that people who do not seem to
have as much on the ball as you, become more
successful? Why is that?

While we were pulling our hair out and making
ourselves sick with doubt and worry, those other
naive souls simply DID IT!

Maybe they didn't know enough to paralyze
themselves with anxiety. Maybe they didn't worry
about failure. No, they just decided writing was
something they wanted to do and they sat down
and did it.

Then they sold their work. Became successful.
While we look at them and think how unfair the
world really is.

I've seen it happen. You've seen it happen time
and again. These souls had confidence. They knew
their writing didn't have to be the absolute best on
the planet. But it was their thoughts and knowledge
spoken from the heart.

Are we going to continue on with thinking about it.
Lamenting and fretting and getting nowhere?
Or are we going to take a page from their book
and begin. With the first page. Then move on to
the second. It will be finished.

Then you too, can look for a publisher. Or you may
decide to self-publish.

You may have written a how-to book and decide to
sell it online. As a digital download. As you know,
this is one of the most lucrative writing endeavors!

You have your own unique voice. Nobody else has
your take on things or experiences life in the same
way you do.

Whatever type of writing you are burning to do,
there is all kinds of help out there for you to get your
hands on.

However, don't fall into the trap of buying up every
book on writing ever published. I did that. Spent
so much time studying and learning, that became my
job. I would keep saying, "I don't know enough yet. I'll
just buy this one more book and then I'll be ready!"

When we take that approach, we will never be ready.
For anything in life. Especially writing!

We have to work through it and begin. It will become
easier. The hardest part is just beginning to do it.
Then it moves along with grace.

So, have confidence. You do have something to say.
Take a soulful breath and begin.

Wishing you the luck to reach your dreams....

Friday, March 28, 2008

Awaken The Writer Within: Now You CAN Be A Writer

Have you always had that burning desire to
write? To be a writer? Were you the one who
secretly rejoiced when your teacher gave
writing assignments while everyone else groaned?

Have you bought every book on writing you could
get your hands on? Do you have a shelf of books
from Writer's Digest like I have?

Are you a published writer? Or are you still

You have writers who you follow with a passion.
Waiting for their next book to be released.

On your list of favorite and beloved writers,
is the name Jim McMullen there?


Well, Jim's one of those guys who became a
quiet success. He wrote a NY Times Best Seller
that sparked a revolution.

As a matter of fact, Jim is even credited with
saving the near-extinct Florida Panther...and
helping to make it the State Animal of Florida.
(now that's impressive)

So, even though he flies under the radar, he's
definitely someone who knows what he's talking
about...and someone worth listening to.

Jim took his life's passion and turned it into
a smash hit. The NY Times even did an editorial
review of his think-piece "Cry Of The Panther".

But what does that mean to you, anyway? Well,
if you've ever dreamed of writing your own
book, living the lifestyle of an author, then
you need to pay attention here.

After living the retired life deep in the
swamps of the Everglades, Jim has been coaxed
out again.

He put together what some are calling the,
"Simplest way for anyone to write, finish,
and publish your own book."

Jim focuses on helping you take that idea
you have and turn it into a book. And you
know what that means, right?

As a Published Author you'll get paid every time
someone buys your book. You will literally earn
money 24 hours a day, 7 days a week..even while
you sleep.

You can get all the details right now by
visiting this link right now:

Never before has turning your passion into
profit been this close to you.

So whether you want to write eBooks, fiction,
non-fiction or just to be a better writer to
help you in your career and all through life,
have a look at what Jim can teach you.

Jim is also giving away the first few chapters
of his book FREE.

You can get it right now by clicking here:

Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Easiest Home Based Business

If writing, publishing and selling eBooks online
appeals to you, there are several guides which
I'm proud to recommend.

This how-to books really show you exactly
HOW-TO do what they say. No hype. Just
solid information that will help you get your
home based business of being an info-product
entrepreneur off the ground.

Below is one of the best guides. It's written by
someone just like you. No guru. A real person.
Her article is reprinted here with her permission.

Easy And Lucrative Home-Based Business
by Melanie Mendelson

Writing and selling "how-to" e-books is a very popular
Internet business model, and rightfully so. Here are
the top 10 reasons why you should consider getting into
this business:

1. Work From Home

You can sell your e-book on the Internet, so all you need
is your computer with Internet access. You don't need to
have an office - you can do everything from home in your
spare time.

2. Set Your Own Hours

You can spend as much time as you want on this business.
You can take it slowly and spend only a couple of hours
per day writing and promoting your e-book.

Or you can do it full-time, creating and selling multiple
e-books and building a huge Internet empire. You set your
own hours and nobody tells you how much to work. The
choice is yours.

3. Huge Profit Margins

E-books are delivered electronically - customers download
them to their computer once you receive their payment.
There is no shipping or printing cost, which means that the
profit is 100% yours.

4. Automated Income

Once your website, payment processing and e-book
downloading are set up, your business can run with almost
no intervention from you.

The only thing you need to do is drive traffic to your website.
Once people start visiting your site, some of them will decide
to buy your e-book. Since everything is electronic and
automated, sales will happen at any time - even while you sleep.

5. No Inventory Hassles

You don't need to stock any products or deal with boxes,
packaging and shipping - and no trips to the post office!

6. Very Low Startup Cost

To write an e-book, the main cost is your time. However,
with proper guidance and speedwriting techniques, you can
create a saleable e-book in less than 1 week.

Since e-books are electronic, there is no printing cost.
Other costs are webhosting (under $20/month), creating a
simple website (can be under $100) and payment processing
(free setup). This makes it one of the cheapest businesses to start.

7. Ease Of Entry

Anyone can write an e-book. You don't have to deal with
any publishers or agents, and don't need to depend on
anyone but yourself. No approval processes, bureaucracy
or red tape.

8. Full Control Of The Product

If you are in a business of reselling other people's products,
you don't have any control over those products. You are
basically putting the livelihood of your business into other
people's hands.

Having your own product (in this case, an e-book) gives
you complete control over the product itself, pricing and

9. No Face-To-Face Selling

People will decide to buy your e-book based on the information
you provide on your website. If you are the kind of person who
hates direct sales, face-to-face contact and talking on the phone,
this is a perfect business for you. Everything is done through
the computer, so you don't have to talk to or see anyone.

10. Positioning Yourself As An Expert

Being an author carries a lot of clout. It doesn't matter how long
your e-book is - most people are impressed by the mere fact
that you've written something. Having your own e-book will help
you get established as an expert in your field and gain credibility.

About The Author:
Melanie Mendelson is a stay-at-home mom who makes a
full-time living on the Internet!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Writing eBooks: Thinking Outside The Box

Don’t Stifle Your Cash-Pulling Creativity

Most marketers don’t realize that they’re selling
themselves short when it comes to profitable idea
generation. Most of us go by the rules – seeking
out and the following a proven formula for success.

It’s easy because we read what someone else has
said works, implement a cookie-cutter approach,
and start to see some results. Even if they’re small
results, we’re elated because at least it’s something.

Tiffany Dow teaches, in her new eBook,
that you have to veer off the beaten path from time
to time and give yourself the opportunity to shine in
the spotlight.

Unless you create a breakout product or develop an
innovative idea, you’ll always be trailing the top
money-producers on the ‘net.

If you really want to see the amount of money that
you’re making explode, then you’re going to have to
think outside the box.

Only then will you be able to set yourself apart from
your competition in the eyes of your target audience
and position yourself as an authority figure in your niche.

You may be able to find that there’s a void that needs
filling that your competitors haven’t yet discovered.
Whatever it is that your customers are searching for,
but are unable to find online, this is where you want
to make gains off of the other guys’ shortcomings.

Not following the leader will help you advance in the
money game. Be willing to be the first to do something,
whether it’s a new traffic strategy you’re teaching,
or new customer service technique, or a creative
product idea that has everyone buzzing about it.

There are so many different ways to figure out what
needs still aren’t being met. You can post a survey or
questionnaire on your website asking people what they
would like to see developed.

You could also ask questions of people on forums or
spend some time watching TV or looking through
magazines to see what the average consumer is
interested in.

Once you find your answer, you need to develop the
product that will fill this need. You can even create
your own niche for a product that already exists.
For instance, people created clothes and display cases
for Ty Beanie Babies and made a lot of money off of that.

You could even recreate an older product by looking
at books that are now in public domain. These books
could be spruced up for you to sell.

Your other option is to improve upon an existing
product that’s already successful. You would be
fixing the weaknesses in a product by making yours,
which is better than what already exists.

Be willing to eke out your own place as a leader in the
marketplace, and don’t fall in line and conform with
what’s considered the “norm.”

Being different, in the case of online sales, can make
you rich. Pick up a copy of Building an eBook Empire today at

Monday, March 10, 2008

eBook Writing For Newbies

eBook Writer! That's what you want to be.
So how do you start? First, take a deep, calming
breath. And believe...

You don't have to be a professional writer in order
to write an eBook. You just need enough information
about a topic to make it valuable to consumers.

Your future customers have a problem. They want
a solution. You can provide them with their answer.

As you write, you'll talk to them in a casual,
conversational tone. They don’t want to hear
something that reads like a textbook from their
school days.

They also want it fast – and they scour the ‘net to
find reputable sources they feel comfortable investing in.

When it comes to eBooks, as I learned in you don’t
have to have a lot of expertise in a specific field in
order to write about it.

If you’re willing to take the time to research the topic,
then the sky really is the limit when it comes to deciding
what you want your niche to learn from you.

Of course, today it’s easier than ever before to do
research. All you need are some Internet smarts.
If you know your way around the ‘net, then you
should know how to use Search Engines and article
directories to find information for your eBook that
you can digest and rewrite in your own slant and voice.

Just be careful that you don’t infringe upon any of the
copyrighted material. Everything that you write will
have to come from you.

You can’t copy something that someone else has
written into your eBook and then sell it. This will more
than likely cause you to become involved in a nasty
lawsuit, which is something you don’t need.

For me, the idea of someone copying someone's work
and putting their name on it, sickens me. I once found
an article I had written on a forum and in an article
directory...with someone else claiming it as his own!
It still upsets me. I believe in Karma. Don't mess
with it!

Creating an eBook to sell online can be a lucrative
endeavor for your Internet business. You can make
some serious money as an information publisher.

The next time you have a great idea that you would
like to write an eBook about, go ahead and give it a shot.

You’ll discover that this eBook is something that your
website’s visitors will purchase. This is because you
know what they’re looking for and you can create your
very own product with their needs and desires in mind.

Plus, after you’ve finished your eBook and have it ready
to sell, you’ll feel a great deal of accomplishment and pride.

Affiliates will flock to represent your information product,
too, if it’s chock full of value.

I can't think of anyone more capable of teaching you how
to write eBooks than Tiffany Dow. As ghostwriter to internet
marketing superstars, she saw behind closed doors and
now can show you how to write, publish and sell eBooks.

Pick up a copy today and start your own eBook empire!

P. S. This is a steal at $27!!! It is
sold elsewhere for $47. Honestly, it's worth a whole lot more.
This is a step-by-step guide. Follow what Tiffany teaches and
you'll have your eBook written in no time!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Writing and Selling Information: Now There's Just No Stopping You!

For more years than I care to admit, I purchased
books on writing. From Writer's Digest, local
bookstores, you name it. Since I work in a library,
you just know I've had my hands on every one in the

I learn something from every one of them.

Then there is Tiffany Dow. When I purchased her
eBook, I figured I'd learn a few things I didn't know
before. Sometimes different writers resonate with
you. This book left me gobsmacked.

Listen, I have to tell you. If you truly want to write
and market your own information
, there is
nobody I can recommend more highly than Tiffany Dow!

I was floored! Never has a book given me such
confidence. All you have to do is follow what she says.
No kidding. It's a take-you-by-the-hand, step-by-step
. She leaves nothing out.

From point A of the first inkling of an idea - to point
Z of having your finished product on the market ready
for the public.

Now if you want to know more about the chapters, you
can go back to my older posts. The very first ones.
I review all the chapters so you get to see what
Tiffany covers. Have mercy!

Then if that's not all...for an added bonus you'll get her
book, How To Write A Great Product When You're
Not A Professional Writer!

Now I've paid all price ranges in the past so when I tell
you Tiffany is only charging $27 for this treasure, well,
I think she's cheating herself. But hey, guess we shouldn't
argue. And believe me, at $27, it is a steal.

Tiffany Dow knows what she's talking about because she's
walked the walk. She was ghostwriter to many of the
internet marketing gurus. Yes, the ones who put their own
name on their eBooks. Written by Tiffany!

The one good thing to benefit Tiffany by doing this and now
benefits all eBook writers is that she had the behind-the-
scenes look at how these internet marketing superstars
managed their eBook operations. She learned exactly what
they did to be successful. And she spills their methods to you!

Building An eBook Empire! is the bible on eBook writing!

I can't stress strongly enough how I feel about this eBook.
Except, I wish I had written it.

All eBook writers who want to build a substantial home
based business
by writing and selling information
MUST have this on their desk. Click below...

PS....Shhh...there are other places on the web where
this sells for $47. But here it's a measly $27!!!