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Monthly Archives: June 2015

10 Tips For Getting Paid to Write

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I once heard someone say, “A man with a pickup truck will always have work.”  Well, add to that a woman with good writing skills because ghostwriting, freelance writing, and speech writing are all opportunities we can go after to make extra money are even do full time.

According to the Freelance Industry Report, more freelancers are happier than they were before becoming self-employed and of those polled, women seemed to be even more passionate than men about freelancing for a [...]

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Are You Ready to Make a Shift?

by Nikki Woods on Monday, June 29, 2015

What would you change if you could? How would you shift mentally, professionally or emotionally to improve where you are this very second?

We all want to do better and my brand new book “Shift: Twenty Women Share Stories of Strength, Courage and Succeeding Against the Odds” is your chance to get inspired, informed and ignited.

Order your copy right now and be part of the moment, the message and the movement. Along with the book get free email course 10 Days to Making [...]

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AUTHORS: 6 Tips to Writing a Can’t Miss Press Release

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, June 25, 2015

Most writers are a one-person operation, that means once you publish your book, you either have to hire someone to do your marketing and public relations, or you can learn to do it yourself.

One of the first steps in letting the world know what you’ve accomplished is to send out a press release.

RELATED CONTENT: 5 Tips on Finding the Right Writer’s Workshop or Conference

For you, the point of your press release is to announce this major accomplishment but that does nothing [...]

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5 Tips on Finding the Right Writer’s Workshop or Conference

by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

How much does it cost to write a book? Technically, not much.  But you should be willing to invest in the kind of tools that can make you a better and than cost money.  Over the years I’ve found that attending classes, workshops and conferences have been well worth the time and money—but I’ve also been to some that were pretty lame.

RELATED CONTENT: 7 Better Ways to Build a Business Around Your Book

Writing  events can be great opportunities for meeting [...]

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Hiring a freelance editor is a significant financial investment—one that can range from several hundred dollars to several thousand, depending upon the kinds of editing you require, the editor’s rate (which may be either an hourly rate or a flat fee, usually charged per page), and the number of revisions/rounds of editing. So as an author coach, I want you to get the most out of your money. I want you to leave feeling enlightened, empowered and excited to be [...]

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7 Better Ways to Build a Business Around Your Book

by Nikki Woods on Monday, June 22, 2015

Despite the popular stories of indie authors making a killing with Kindle books or as authors, in general, typically the income most authors receive from book sales isn’t enough to pay their bills.

Statistics show that just over 77 percent of self-published writers make $1,000 or less a year, An extremely high 53.9 percent of traditionally-published authors, and 43.6 percent of hybrid authors reported their earnings below that threshold. Only 0.7 percent of self-published writers, 1.3 percent of traditionally-published, and 5.7 [...]

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7 of My Top Tips for Getting Booked on Radio and TV

by Nikki Woods on Friday, June 19, 2015

Every time you turn on the radio or TV, you see a so-called expert being interviewed. The Today Show, CNN, Talk Radio, local morning shows, and all the rest rely on these experts to give background and insight on the hot topics of the day.  For these experts, the result of being on TV or radio is that their BOOK SALES SOAR, they become an IN-DEMAND SPEAKERS, and one media booking leads to more.

This can be you.

RELATED CONTENT: A FEW More [...]

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Author Chat With Nikki Woods and Julie Marie Mansfield

by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Few things irk Julie Marie Mansfield more than the people who know a child is being sexually abused and say or do nothing. Herself a survivor of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), Julie now makes it her mission to help inspire the humanization of survivors; to help give a face to the harrowing CSA statistics that say 1 in 3 girls (and 1 in 6 boys) will be sexually violated before reaching adulthood; and to help foster a culture of prevention.

Starting [...]

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Be A Better Writer: 5 Immediate Fixes

by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Do you worry whether your writing is good enough? If you are nodding your head, you are not alone. Every writer has doubts about his or her writing.

The good thing is that writing is a journey. Every sentence you write is a step along the road and makes you a better writer.

On this journey, you can either travel the long road – or use shortcuts.

RELATED CONTENT: 5 Pieces of Advice for Aspiring Authors

Using shortcuts means learning to spot and fix [...]

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A FEW More Things Writers Should Stop Doing … NOW!

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Writing can be lonely and challenging.

Even for experienced writers.

Often when I write a blog, it’s because I wish someone had shared the same information at some point along my journey.

But then somewhere along the way, I realize I still need a lot of the blogs that I write.  They are educational and therapeutic, not for you necessarily – but for me.

RELATED CONTENT: 5 Pieces of Advice for Aspiring Authors

Here are a few more things writers should stop doing … NOW.

1. [...]

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