Traffic And Income Report December

Income & Traffic Report – December 2013

This is the second in my Income & Traffic Report Series. What Went Down In December Well, a lot actually… I had a ton of personal changes happening in my life and the Holidays kept me pretty busy. I was happy that I hit December with a running start because I petered out by the […]

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Lessons Learned From Selling 4,335 Copies Of Two Self-Published Non-Fiction Books In 8 Months

8 months ago I published Copywriting For The Rest Of Us and Video Marketing For The Rest Of Us out of frustration. To make a long story short, Copywriting For The Rest Of Us was written in a day using Dragon Naturally Speaking and Video Marketing For The Rest Of Us was an info product I […]

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Psychology and Writing: Creating Real Life Characters Using Psychology Based Character Arcs

Mike Says: This is an AMAZINGLY insightful guest post from writer, poet and blogger Kelsey J. Mills on the finer points of character development. I highly recommend you absorb this post – it’s real value comes from the underlying connections between creating “real” characters and your own inner psychology.  Truth be told, I’m not a fan […]

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How To Write Honestly

In the beginning, middle and end of every writer’s career there is a two headed dragon that must be slain. This nasty beast goes by several names: “Writing Style” “Effective Prose” and even worse… “Better writing” To defeat the dragon and salvage any type of writing career you must first realize its true identity, only […]

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Lessons Learned from an Indie Publishing Project

This is a guest post from author Stephen Gallup. A few years ago, a coworker of mine self-published a novel. Larry’s was by no means the first self-published book I’d read (and enjoyed), or even the first penned by a coworker. However, I was at that time considering self-publication for my own opus, and so gave […]

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How To Choose A Genre To Write In

When I first starting writing fiction, my #1 question was: “How do I choose which genre to write in?” Since my background was is in marketing/entrepreneurship I became obsessed with trying to mimic the the great financial successes of other authors. People like: Stephen King J.K. Rowling R.L. Stine Nora Roberts James Patterson And others… […]

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Stumbleupon Paid Discovery Versus Facebook Paid Ads

About two weeks ago I decided to hold a little contest with myself to test out Stumbleupon Paid Discovery Versus Facebook Paid Ads. I have used both extensively in the past for various projects, but never for driving traffic to a blog. I will be the first to admit that this case study has serious holes […]

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How To Overcome Negativity And Destroy Trolls With Art

The Internet is a black hole of negativity.  Today I saw this: http://www.buzzfeed.com/maycie/this-guy-travelled-the-country-in-a-pink-tutu-just-to-make-h Then I read the comment section… What can I say? No matter what you do, if you put it online someone is going to say you are wrong, inexperienced, stupid, ugly and smell bad. There ain’t no way ’round it, don’t matter who […]

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Interviews With Authors #2 – Belinda S. Frisch

In today’s episode of Interviews With Authors we have the incredible pleasure of hearing from horror, mystery, and thriller author Belinda S. Frisch. Here is the interview:   What inspired you to write and self publish your first book? I’ve been a reader and a writer since I was a young. I wrote teen angst poetry […]

Nancy Lynn Jarvis

How Nancy Lynn Jarvis Became An Accidental Publisher (Part 1)

Nancy Lynn Jarvis: Accidental Publisher My husband and I owned a small real estate company which we wound down after the real estate collapse in 2008. Our plan was to declare ourselves retired and travel, but our investments weren’t generating enough income to let us do what we planned, and we found ourselves stuck at […]

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