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How much is your writing worth?

What is your writing worth_Sarah Lentz

How do we decide what our writing is worth?What should a freelance writer charge? I usually dread this question. Let's begin by pointing out the obvious: pricing depends, in part, on the following: skills & experiencewriting style (this does matter)what we're writing (lifestyle blog posts, white papers, etc.)how much your client trusts you and your writing abilityI'll be upfront, though, and tell you I'm ashamed of my previous answer to the question of how a freelance writer should decide what to charge. I'm...

How Udemy can help you earn more as a writer

How Udemy can help you earn more as a writer_HypothyroidWriter.com_Sarah Lentz

Udemy SchoolSince picking up that one course I mentioned in a previous post -- Writing with Flair 2.0 with Shani Raja -- I've bought twelve more writing courses. And here they all are, in order of purchase:Writing with Flair 2.0 -- Shani RajaCopywriting White Papers: An All-levels Strategy -- Len SmithSEO Beginners: How I get 1,000 visitors a day with SEO -- Len SmithCopywriting: Become a freelance copywriter, your own boss -- Len Smith Copywriting Secrets: How to write copy that sells -- Len SmithHow...

How can branding help you sell more books?

How can branding help you sell more books by Sarah Lentz

Why does branding matter?I've been doing some research on book marketing tactics -- so I can include the best books I find in a list for my next book, Writers in the Red. My book won't be long enough to contain everything you'd ever want to know about self-publishing, so the least I can do is provide a list of books that have actually helped me sell more of my own books. If I want that list, I'm pretty sure the readers...

A new Udemy course and plans for 2018

HypothyroidWriter.com new Udemy course 2018 goals post_Sarah Lentz

A new Udemy course for a new yearI took advantage of a New Year's sale for Udemy and a $5 credit they sent me by email to nab a brand new course I bookmarked and almost bought during the Black Friday sale. The full price (i.e. when Udemy isn't having one of its fantastic sales) is $200. I paid $5.99. What is this course, you ask? Writing with Flair 2.0: How to Become an Exceptional Writer with Shani Raja (Ex-Wall Street Journal Editor). So...

A tale of two editors

HypothyroidWriter.com two editors blog post Sarah Lentz

A Tale of Two Editors​Long ago . . . or, actually, in early fall of 2016, an author (also nameless) sought out an editor for her finished novel, and her writing coach recommended someone, whom she contacted -- eager to have her work polished by a first-rate professional.This editor quoted her a price of over a thousand dollars -- with $1,000 in advance. The author was reassured that this was merely what she should expect to pay for professional editing,...

The first year with Amazon’s AMS ads — one author’s review

HypothyroidWriter.com AMS ads blog post Sarah Lentz

My first year with AMS adsI started using AMS ads shortly after signing up for Derek Doepker's KD Sales Machine -- a little more than a month after the day I launched my first self-published book, The Hypothyroid Writer, on October 20th, 2016.The ads made an immediate, noticeable difference in my book's sales, and I created ads for each new book as I finished and launched it. The more ads I had, the more I was spending on them each month,...

Five places to buy stylish, smart, & budget-friendly work-at-home shoes

HypothyroidWriter.com work-at-home shoes blog post Sarah Lentz

How do your feet set the stage?The right shoes can be a critical element of your writing environment (both inner and outer). If they affect our self-perception when we're wearing them to an office (or other workplace away from home), why would they not affect us when we're working at home?Some of my shoes say, "I'm all about the comfort, right now," while others say, "I'm a professional (with excellent taste), and I'm the best at what I do."It might...