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Earn a steady income from writing articles!

April 9th, 2010

I certainly got enough gardening done last weekend – by Monday I ached all over and felt as though I needed another couple of days’ holiday just to recover.  Still, everything’s looking much neater and even if it’s still not easy to see the green shoots of recovery in the economy, there are plenty pushing through in my garden.

And talking of the economy, there seems to be a rash of articles in various writers’ magazines bemoaning the low income that most writers have to exist on.  But it still doesn’t seem to put people off wanting to write.  And I don’t blame them.  Many of our students want to earn a part-time or second income and, as our student success stories show, this is quite feasible.

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Especially if you set your sights on writing non-fiction.  It can be hard to imagine sitting down and penning a 100,000-word novel as a beginner, but if you adopt the right attitude, getting a regular stream of articles accepted and published is not an impossibility.  There are thousands of online and print publication looking for material to fill their pages and with careful research – into both the topic you are covering and your target publications – there’s no reason why you shouldn’t succeed.

If you’ve always dreamed of writing but keep finding excuses (I’m too busy…  I’ll do it when the children are a bit older… I’ll start when I retire…) you should visit the website of time management guru David Allen. Take on board his suggestions about ‘Getting Things Done’ and you’ll free up enough time to realise those ambitions.

And finally, if you don’t already blog, but would like to have a go, visit Daily Blog Tips.  There are tips about getting started, design, linking, money making and much more.  Once you’re up and running (or if you’re already blogging) let me know if you’d like to be one of my monthly guest bloggers.  Talking of which, next week Writers Bureau tutor, Alex Gazzola, will be my guest, telling you why making mistakes can be so important!

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