This week our theme has been “Christmas in July”.
Here’s a roundup of the articles.
We give you five ways to increase your income when you cash in on the holiday season NOW.
Write Kindle holiday-season-themed fiction and nonfiction now
Now’s the time to get your holiday-season fiction and nonfiction written. Publish it when it’s done. Create a webpage and a Facebook page for your holiday material. You’ll be way ahead of other writers who write holiday Kindle ebooks in November and publish them in December.
I’m currently working on a series of short stories. I’ll be publishing them individually, and then as a collection.
I’m creating a “pets” website:
Love me, love my mutt: gifts for pets.
People who have pets buy Christmas gifts for them. My Jack Russell, Honey, always does very well for herself at Christmas. Think: pet treats, homemade dog biscuits, pet clothing, baskets, and so on. You can monetize this kind of site with affiliate promotions, or if you take the “local” angle, and promote goods which are on sale locally, you can attract advertisers.
If you’re looking for writing jobs, NOW’s the time to get them. We said:
BIG TIP: the Christmas sales bonanza gives you an excellent reason to contact clients. Both publications and businesses need writers for holiday promotional material. Magazines will give you the go-ahead on stories, because they need to get issues to the printer long before the holiday. Businesses want to nail down the content they need.
Make money from your memories: write fiction and nonfiction with a workbook and videos
Are you missing the BIG stories that only YOU can tell?
Most new writers miss out on one big source of inspiration: themselves.
With my writing students, I’ve found that once I help writers to mine their own life stories, their writing instantly improves. And they make more money, because their writing is more authentic and authoritative. You’re the expert on you, so once you start trusting yourself, you’ll sell more of your writing.