My super-Informative BlogWhat does it take to write a book? A blog post? Take a gander at my ramblings and get your answers.
If you’re a freelance writer, I’m willing to bet that you’ve been told you have to find a niche to be successful. If you’ve heard this and you’re struggling with fitting yourself in a box, I’m here to tell you to relax – the niche isn’t necessary.
It’s true. I recently came across a post in a Facebook group that said: Do you really need a niche as a freelance Writer? I find myself struggling to figure out what that niche is. Help! This poor young writer was freaking out because she didn’t have a niche and didn’t know where to start.
I know, I know, you don’t believe in blogging for business. It’s a waste of time.
…You don’t know where to begin or what to write. But my friends, without a blog THAT DRIVES TRAFFIC, you’re going to be stuck with a website that few people visit with posts that no one reads.
I see this all the time.
When I sit down to research some of the biggest marketers, coaches, and speakers out there, I am shocked at how dormant their blog is. Sure, it’s got really valuable advice, but it lacks SEO, relevant keywords, and a true marketing strategy.
All the good stuff it needs to really be seen.
If you WANT TO BE SEEN, you need to shake the notion that a blog isn’t necessary and listen up. Here are 7 Reasons Why Your Business Should Have a Blog:
As long as I’ve been conducting consultations, I still make the mistake of giving away too much information during the initial call. And what happens? Those I give it to don’t engage with me. Instead, they take what I’ve said and move on, either attempting to do the work themselves, or giving my ideas to the next writer that is willing to write their book on the cheap.
I could stab myself. Don’t let this be you.
Here are some ideas to keep in mind as you conduct your consultations so that you don’t give up your intellectual property, your integrity, or your need to stab yourself in the eye.
You started your book months ago. Maybe even years ago. Now it sits there, incomplete.
Or maybe you haven’t started it, but you keep meaning to.
Oooor…maybe you have no idea how to begin.
Whatever the reason, your incomplete book remains, well, incomplete. I bet you’ve said one or more of the following things:
“I don’t have the time.”
“It sucks anyway.”
“I’ll get to it.”
“I don’t have a story to tell.”
There are lots of reasons you haven’t written your book yet. Here are the top four I hear as a ghostwriter, and what you can do to make your book happen.