What can you achieve in 60 minutes? You’ll be surprised if you try. These days, any writer can succeed, and more quickly than you can imagine. I work with writers every day, and we all have something in common… we don’t make the most of the time we have.
And yes, that includes me. I slacken off too. I thought that I’d get more done that I have in 2013. With the fourth quarter of the year coming up, I need to get my rear in end in gear.
We could achieve MUCH more, if we committed to our success and had a few simple strategies in place.
For example, consider Bob Mayer:
My first book came out in 1991. My 53rd was published recently and I’m aiming to complete six books this year (4 down, 2 to go). I made a living in traditional publishing for 20 years and an even better one in indie publishing the past several years.
He’s completing SIX full-length books in 2013. I’m sure that he makes the most of every 60 minutes he has. However, he’s been writing for a long time. If you don’t have that much experience, relax. No matter how much or how little experience you have, you can achieve much more than you imagine, if you make the most of every hour.
Develop a “60 minute” strategy
Here’s the 60 Minute Strategy in a nutshell: write something to sell in 60 minutes.
This can be a short report, or a short story.
Short material sells. As I said in Writing Short: Short Material Sells, So Write It:
You can make more money writing short material than you can writing longer material.
Let’s say you decide to write one short story a week. If you were to write 20 stories, one a week over the next five months, you’d have 20 short stories selling for $2.99 on Amazon’s Kindle bookstore.
Why $2.99? Many reasons. The primary one is that you make 70% of the sales price for an ebook priced at $2.99; this means you receive slightly over $2 per copy.
You can make five figures a month, just writing short stories, as MarlaB does.
What can you write to sell in 60 minutes?
A 60 Minute Strategy means that you need to create something you can sell in 60 minutes. That could be a complete very short, short story. It could be a report. Perhaps your content will take longer than a single 60-minute session. It might take two, or three. However, the strategy is – create something to SELL, in 60 minutes.
What if you have no time?
These days, we’re all stretched thin. If you have a family, and a full-time job, finding 60 minutes to create something to sell can strain your ingenuity. However, it can be done. You might need to enlist the family to help you to find 60 minutes once or twice a week.
Planning is the key to your 60 Minute Strategy
To make the most of your 60 minutes, you’ll need to plan.
Take a few minutes now, and decide what you’ll create.
Whatever you decide to write, planning is the key. You need to know exactly what you’ll be writing, and when. You know that I encourage you to write “shitty” first drafts:
Expect crap. Be DELIGHTED to write crap. You wrote, didn’t you? You got words on the computer screen which weren’t there before, and that’s a huge achievement. It’s the first step.
Decide what you’ll write, make a plan, and write it.
There’s not much more to it than that. Confidence is everything – I know you can do it, and once you get started, you’ll know that you can do it too.
We’ll have more to say about the 60 Minute Strategy. Start planning now. Then find or make the time in your schedule.
Put the 60 Minute Strategy into action today.
Write It, Sell It: Sizzling Success in 60 Minutes or Less
You can use your idle minutes. Turn them into cash – write, then sell.
Discover the shortcut to sales that few writers (me included until now) use to its fullest potential. It’s a great new write-and-sell strategy: develop your own profitable income streams and boost your hourly rate into the stratosphere. Turn your writing career around today. Whatever you’re earning now, you can make much more money, and work fewer hours too.
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