Shortcut to Life as a Paid Author
I think I’ve finally found my calling. As a writer, I mean.
Don’t get me wrong — I’ve enjoyed learning the art of copywriting for the past several years. It’s given me everything I wanted out of the writer’s life: income, free time, the ability to work from home, and more.
But like a lot of you, I’ve always wanted to write a book.
Till now, I’ve never been able to make it work. I didn’t want to invest a ton of time upfront and risk zero return on the backend.
More than that, I dreaded the idea of pouring my heart-and-soul into a project only to discover nobody wanted to read it.
Well, I can safely say that fear has fled! My salvation comes in the form of e-books.
Here’s the thing about e-books. If you follow anything Bob Bly does (and I’m a Bob Bly groupie — as is everyone I know who’s serious about making a living as a writer), then you’ve probably noticed something …
He writes and sells e-books. Those e-books cover a wide range of topics, but all are personal interests of his.
And he makes a killer income off them.
Oh, and the best part? It’s all passive income. Once Bob’s books are written and launched, they keep earning him money and he hardly has to lift a finger.
I’ve decided to follow Bob’s example and throw my hat into the world of e-books. If you’re up for it, I invite you to join me. In fact, I’ll spend the week sharing a five-step plan to get you started.
First up, you’ve got to choose a topic. Come up with something you’ll love writing about. (Remember, this shouldn't feel like work!)
As for me, I’ll be taking a sporty angle. My husband is a pretty serious triathlete. I’m not what you’d call serious (I have yet to compete), but I do know a lot about sitting on the sidelines and cheering him on (for five hours … with two toddlers in tow).
So that’ll be my e-book angle: The world of watching and competing in crazy-long-triathlons.
What about you? What topic would you most like to write about and someday turn into an e-book?
If you’re having trouble deciding, don’t hem and haw too long. You can always write an e-book on one subject and then switch topics down the road. Bob Bly has e-books on everything from writing to raising children to car tips.
Just think about things that interest you. Make a list of your hobbies or topics you discuss with your friends.
Above all, make sure it’s something you enjoy learning about. Then tell me about it here.
Bob Bly’s Ultimate Guide to E-Book Writing Success
Bob Bly shows you exactly how to build a six-figure passive income in under two years writing, publishing and selling your own e-Books. It’s the easiest, fastest, surest way to earn six figures.
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