Use NaNoWriMo to Make More Money Next Year

by Vincent King · 8 comments

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Generating online income has never been easier, as people everywhere are using the internet to earn a great living, or to pick up a much-needed side salary to make a better life for themselves and their families.

The internet offers a great way to create a productive, thriving business for anyone who wants to earn some extra cash.

There are many reasons to start earning an online income — from aggressively paying off bills and getting ahead of the debt to building a nest egg or improving your quality of life.

Oftentimes, building a successful business online means having a website or writing an ebook.

In today’s market, if you’re not a natural writer, you may be paralyzed by the thought of writing for an online audience. There’s pressure knowing that the wrong words can ruin your attempt to build a business.

Struggling with your words can be painful, especially when self-doubt keeps telling you you’re not good enough.

The internet has made it so that anyone can be an entrepreneur and start a business that earns them a fair second income — the kind they’ve been trying to find forever. But it does mean getting down to business and creating the content.

Maybe you don’t want to build a business, but you have a novel you’d love to get out of your head and onto Amazon. Terrific, but you still have to write it.

You want to write and build your online empire, but because you have no idea where to start, you never do. Your ideas simply sit in your head until they die, never making it to the page. Your business will never get started like that. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) can help.

NaNoWriMo is more than an annual gimmick used to trick writers into getting their words on the page; it’s a way to boost your income by getting that piece of work out — the one that your future customers need and are willing to pay for. NaNoWriMo helps you get over your fear.

Whether you’re going to finally finish that novel you’ve been dreaming about, or that awesome ebook full of practical information, then you must know who you’re writing for, what you want to say, what proof you need to provide (so your book has credibility), and how you’re going to say it.

Do your homework. Plan your outline. Add your research. Then, you’re ready. And if you don’t make it in November, stage your own NaNoWriMo as soon as you can.

Sign up at the NaNoWriMo website. On November 1st, you’ll start with millions of other writers. The spirit of NaNoWriMo isn’t to write the best book in the world; it’s to get your ideas out as fast as you can.

By writing fast during NaNoWriMo, you’ll produce very rough work. That’s okay — it’s what you’re supposed to do. NaNoWriMo gives you the head start and constant kick you need to get something done you might not otherwise finish.

Once the month is over and the writing’s done, you can spend money on a quality edit. December’s for getting an editor to look over your copy and help you polish before you publish.

Within a couple of months, you’ll have generated an income-building asset that you can publish on Amazon or your website. Your business can get started before the new year!

By using NaNoWriMo to plan your strategy, you could have a valuable ebook earning you a steady stream of customers and income before you know it.

Are you going to join NaNoWriMo?

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Laura@ Financial Freedom Newsletter November 12, 2012 at 1:12 pm

This is a very interesting idea! I had never heard of this NaNoWriMo before, but it does sound enticing. I hope it pushes fellow writers to pursue their dreams, or at least get some of their work outside of their heads! After all, there can never be enough books in the world!

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Maggie@SquarePennies November 13, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I’ve heard of this method, but I’m not sure it’s for everyone. It is a good way to get started if you have writer’s block, though. I generally don’t write until I have the ideas flowing well. Fortunately, that happens fairly often. Since I’m not trying to make money with my blog yet, that takes a lot of pressure off too.

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Bert November 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I am able to relate from experience that publishing with Amazon is quite a simple process. One area of this that is rarely mentioned is the option to go exclusive with the self-publishing program. This places your product in their lending library, which may offer a writer more compensation than an outright sale’s commission. This writer’s website sounds interesting, and warrants at least a look. I think we all can use a push once in a while.

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Lifeisdynamic November 15, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Often told I have a way with the written word, I would love the opportunity to write about something at length which would interest others. However, my problem is not so much ‘writers’ block’ as a potential writer bereft of any ideas and imagination!

Oh well, it appears not all would-be-writers are blessed with both talents: the ability to write and the imagination to keep a reader interested! Irony! Perhaps its a sense of humour I lack!

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Bert November 15, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Lifeisdynamic: There is a far greater need out here for editing, proofreading, and re- and ghost-writing than original content. Put your talent to use.

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Lifeisdynamic November 16, 2012 at 12:01 am

Thank you for your ideas, Bert. I had given some thought to ghost writing, and so forth. I need to know more about the possibilities, the skills required, the processes and contacts.

The serious research and potential action for these ideas are all part of my retirement plan for extra income and a genuine interest and must take its place in order of priority for the next twelve to eighteen months.

Appreciative of your thoughts and encouragement. Any other suggestions and information are welcome.
Judith

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Donna November 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm

What about books for young readers? Is there an online market for picture books?

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Edna November 19, 2012 at 3:31 am

Minal. If you want to write and publish via Amazon or any other, you first have to be able to write. May I suggest you start with punctuation and grammar. Sentences and proper nouns / names start with a capital letter….

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