Productivity Tips for Writers: Make 5 Minutes Count

I love productivity tips for writers, because you can make your minutes  count, even if all you have is five minutes. Everyone, no matter how busy they are, has 5 minutes.

Those minutes mount up, and if you use them wisely, they can change your life.

Words, Words, Words…

As the saying goes, there’s more than one way to skin a cat.

And for writers, there are many different ways you can make $$$ from your words. Sadly that often means using your words as a JOB. You trade your hours for dollars.

There’s nothing wrong with that. If you’re a new writer, that’s fine. You need the practice. However, if you intend spending your entire writing career doing that, you’re wasting your talent.

If you know me at all, you know that I encourage you to spend at least some of your writing time writing material which will pay you many times — by creating ebooks, and blogs, for example.

There’s another way to multiply the effect of 5 minutes of writing. What if you could write a short article, and make $72 today, and another $72 tomorrow? What if another 5 minutes turned into several thousand dollars over the course of a year?

Writing for commissions is a three billion dollar per year industry. Amazon and eBay have huge affiliate programs, which sustain hundreds of thousands of small businesses, and many large businesses. It takes minutes to create a blog which you can use for your affiliate marketing.

If you’re looking for ways to boost your writing career — in just minutes — it’s time to discover affiliate marketing. In five minutes, you can be well on the way to earning an affiliate commission, when you tweet about your affiliate product. Amazon for example, makes it easy for you to tweet products while you browse, with its toolbar for affiliates.

Get creative: use your minutes

If you’re a new writer, it’s confusing. Relax. You’ll settle in to your new career. On the other hand, if you’re an established writer, chances are you’re getting stuck in a rut. Your day’s packed with writing for clients. There’s nothing wrong with that. However, you should also be looking for ways in which to get out of your writing rut.
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Angela Booth is a copywriter, author published by major publishers, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills at her online store. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her novels and business books have been widely published.

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Angela Booth is a copywriter, author published by major publishers, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills at her online store. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her novels and business books have been widely published.