Tools for Kindle Marketing

Amazon Kindle has their own built-in ad platform,and it’s super effective but since they pay authors 2 months later for sales and they require a $100 commitment,you need to either set very short ad run times or risk that $100 that you might not see back for a while. On the brighter side,[...]

Back at the keyboard

OK,so my 2 years of job experience has taught me a few things,most prominently that I’m not cut out to be the mom that works 50+ hours outside the house with little chance of building real wealth or independence.

About a month ago,I set off on a vacation with my kids. I [...]

Right on schedule…

Today I officially published my first actual book. With my name on it.  I can’t even count how many ebooks and physical books I’ve ghost-written over the past few years.  I was always surprised by how much actual work goes into them and watching my work rise on the sales charts with someone else’s name [...]

Pet Peeve About my Fellow Writers

Is it ethical to use my own website to complain about people who might be readers?  I say “Yes,as long as it’s constructive.”I also think I might have just quoted myself in real-time for the first time ever. Do people do that?  I guess I do. So here’s the thing:

Stop Wasting [...]

How to Write a Roundup Article

Roundup articles are a little like “freebies”for web content writers.  Presumably you’ve been writing in the same niche for a while and have several articles about a few very precise topics.

Mini Touchscreen Laptop –irrelevant but awesome

A roundup article is basically a compilation of all those articles,with links to several [...]

Speaking in Public:getting started as a public speaker

The title of  Speak and Grow Rich always made me think that there must be an easier way to make money selling words.  With public speaking,you don’t even have to write them down,right?

I think I’m pretty funny in my head while I’m washing dishes;thinking compelling thoughts in a mental narrative that [...]

Free eBook Introduction to WebWriting

One of my favorite people in the webwriting business is Felicia from No Job for Mom. She has a professional yet friendly voice and shares her experiences so generously in her website. I love that she’s a mom who has made this business work and I’ve learned so much from her over the years.

She’s [...]

Suite101 earnings,revisited

Almost a year ago,I wrote about my Suite101 earnings,because one writer made $5000 in a month and they finally told us we were allowed to discuss our income.

I’m revisiting that topic this year because the industry has changed a little,so have my earnings and my writing habits and Suite101′s best practices

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10 signs that the Internet hates you

What- did I really just say that? The entire internet itself can’t hate someone,and why would it pick on little old me? Please,say it ain’t so.

It might be…If you’re not ‘feeling the love”from the energy you put into your niche blogs,there might be a reason.

Over the past 3 [...]

Writing Process for webwriters

On writer’s message boards,occasionally someone new will ask seasoned writers about our process. What steps do we go through in the writing process,to write fast web copy that (hopefully) doesn’t suck?

The process that works for me is so different from what I’m being asked to do in school (did I mention I’m [...]