Are you fully booked with clients? Got a publishing plan? The business world is gearing up for the holiday season, and so should you. It’s the best time of year to make money writing, so if you’re not booked solid, get moving TODAY.
If you want to make money writing, look at the calendar
Christmas is coming, and while it’s a busy season for everyone, it’s especially busy for writers. Many writers make the bulk of their yearly income from October through January.
In Deck the Halls: Christmas Dollars for Writers, I said:
Holiday Season Dollars: Get Into Gear Now
Start by opening your client list. You do have one, don’t you? If you don’t, make a list of everyone with whom you’ve worked in past 12 months. They ALL need something you can supply.
Pick up the phone and call your best clients. Ask… “Hi… What are you doing for the holiday sales season? If you’re running sales, I’d love to help you to get the news out about them.”
As we’ve said, this is a great time to contact businesses and publications, to see what they need over the next couple of months.
Read the article. It contains some good ideas on making money over the next few months, and remember ebooks. Ebooks sell.
Ebook sales: are you ready for all the new readers discovering ebooks?
Consider all the avid readers who are getting new devices among their holiday gifts. Some of those readers will be new to ebooks. Think about how you can serve them. Could you write a couple of novellas or three short stories, and publish them in the next three months?
If you’re a nonfiction writer, the holidays offer opportunities for you as well. Remember: short sells. The digital world has made attention spans shorter. Write short ebooks, and publish them.
Create an action plan now, and ACT
It’s completely up to you whether you make more money in the holiday season.
Close your office door (or your bedroom door, if that’s where you write.)
Consider all your opportunities. Think about your writing business. What’s working for you right now? If you’re getting a constant stream of clients, it’s time to contact them, and see what they need over the holiday season. Selling ebooks? Look at your top sellers. Write ebooks on the same topic, or if you’re writing fiction, write a series in that genre.
I love this time of the year. It can be the best time of the year for you, but only if you plan, and act, starting today. Onward! 🙂
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