There’s lots of stuff on the Internet about making money; and lots of folks Marketing Different products and services. I’m only addressing folks who write books, and many of the questions that come from those folks on making money with their books and using the Internet as a Primary Tool.
I write from experience and not theory. I am having fun and I am making money. I use all of the tools of the Internet that are easy for me to use. If they are too hard for me then I don’t use them, and I don’t try to teach the hard stuff to myself.
I will tell you this: If you have written a book, then you have to be willing to expand outside of just your book. If you want to have fun and make money by using the Internet as your Primary vehicle of creating your information as well as promoting it, you must expand outside of your book.
If you get stuck in *I wrote this great book* and your primary product is that book, then most likely your attitude is that you are hoping to be discovered. That can happen. But in the meantime, you might want to have some fun and make some money, instead of staying stuck on the hopes that you will be discovered.
Waiting to be discovered is almost like you wanting to meet mr or mrs prince charming, by not leaving your house, despite the many opportunities you are asked to go out of the house.
You stay in the house with the notion that prince charming is just going to knock on your door, when you have put no energy out there for that to actually happen.
I have not once said: *I am writing a book to be famous.* *What I have said, is I intend on being a Web Based Multimillionaire.* That has put me on the potential path of that happening. But it is happening with more than *a book*.
I began with 2 newsletters, when I did not know what the heck I was doing. Those 2 newsletters have grown into 3 ebooks and 2 Paperback books, soon to be 3, with more coming. Money comes to me from that. The newsletters and books were all created electronically and all business for them was conducted over the Internet before I ever had a paper copy of anything. All electronic.
Also I do Personal Assistance Stuff and folks pay me money for that. I also do online courses and folks pay me money for that. I also do tons of free stuff.
I love every inch of what I do ! Its all related to my writing ! ALL of it! Next for me is audio versions of my stuff, and folks will send me money for that.
And this essay, that you are reading is the beginning of a new book; ebook first entitled: *Manifesting E-Media* Why that as a title?
Since there is a mechanics behind having fun and money show up in our lives, and that’s what I write about; that is also what I apply to my livelihood of which I have created with the Main Thread that runs through all of my writings. Simply the themes of *User Friendly Physics*, or *How To Get What You Want w/o Goofin’ It Up First!*
So, if you are a writer, please know there is *gold in them thar hills!* But you have to be willing to expand your writing beyond the actual book that you are writing or have written.
I have friends who have written Novels, and they keep having them edited and this and that, and as of yet have not made one penny off of their writing; and they keep paying for more edits. They have no energy moving , or momentum to bring the money to them in ease. They also are not willing to think past their current manuscript, and are hoping to be discovered, so they worry and wait, and hope.
Well Not me Bub, I wanna have fun while I am creating more of my writing stuff, and part of that fun is being sent money for the stuff that I do now !
And yes, I would write and have written much stuff for free, just because I love writing and have to write; but when you make the Decision that writing is your livelihood, then at some point all other income streams have to go, so that you can do only that.
It will be at this point , that the only source you have as an income are things related to your writing. So you do want to get paid, and are no longer doing only free work. You can’t do only free work for the love of writing, and live by the means that we live in todays societies.
Money helps us live as we choose and our writing can very well be a vehicle of that. And when you can do *that*, then Life is But a Dream ! (sj)
Author/Consultant Susan James writes of User Friendly
Physics and The Immaculate Physics Applications to our
lives. Covering Millionaires to Weight Loss, Susan writes
from personal application of Maverick Momentum methods.
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