Fun and Finance From Your Books

Fun and Finance From Your Books

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Especially for budding writers/internet marketers

Guest Post.

For the last few years, I have been learning the techniques of working online and internet marketing. Coming from a teaching and sales background I thought writing a book would be an exciting new direction for me.

I recently watched some webinars about people writing books and turning them not only into eBooks but self-publishing with the help of “Create Space” and creating paperbacks too.

Over the years I have written in excess of 350 articles about all aspects of working online, I thought perhaps I could create a book from a compilation of some of these articles and turn them into a paperback edition.

So not being very technical, for a couple of days I studied YouTube videos on using “create space” to produce a book. There are so many to choose from. Eventually, after several attempts to format my book to the required size with appropriate margins etc. I decided to have it formatted for me.

So now I visited “fiver” a website where freelancers are waiting to fulfil all tasks you choose not to do yourself. I found a very helpful chap who was happy to advise me and promised an excellent job from my manuscript at a very reasonable price.

All I had to do was choose a selection of articles to take my readers on a journey showing them how to create an online business. Some articles are humorous, some educational, some to build self-belief. Included are many reference books that would be helpful.

Articles decided upon, the next job was to proofread the whole manuscript adding introductions etc. and preparing it for its journey into print.

The cover was fun to design with the help of “create Space’s tool. I achieved quite pleasing results I hope my readers will like it, and the contents. Now I don’t expect my first book to be a best-seller, but it has been an exciting adventure from which I may progress.

I hope in the future to create a range of children’s books for slow readers as this is an area that appeals to me. I love helping children struggling to get to grips with the joys of reading.

I love working at home developing ideas and my internet business. If working at home appeals to you begin in your spare time, give up some TV and enjoy an exciting future. It doesn’t grow overnight, you have to commit to your venture and invest some time. However it is an inexpensive way to set up a business which develops at your own speed according to commitment.

Affiliate marketing is a great way to begin online working with a coach and mentor who provides a range of products for your customers, together with training and comradeship from the group. Whilst you are learning the techniques required you are paid a commission. So maybe this will inspire you to discover a new hobby business you can create online.

Adding Some Colour to Your Country Home



Adding Some Colour to Your Country Home

You’ve moved into your new country home. Odds are you’ll want to re-decorate. I always have. Cream or white throughout? Money is often tight, so you’re looking to keep the costs to a minimum.

There’s much you can do without spending a fortune. Lots of items can be bought to brighten things up.

As well as paint, of course, there’s rugs, curtains and paintings.

Let’s face it; there’s nothing more boring in a new residence than white walls. So, although you may be on a budget for designing and decorating, you do need to do something.

The main job initially, is the walls.

That can be transformational right away. A fast way is sponge painting. people often like textured effects you can obtain.

To get the right mood, in the room you’re working on, the colour choice is critical.

To make it appear calm with a pleasant ambience, my personal choice is mint green, but everyone has there favourite.

Painting a wall always makes a statement. It’s not always an easy task, especially if the whole family is involved in the choice! Of course, you could always hang one or more actual works of art to create a focal point if you wish, (and finances arent so crucial)

That will say something also about you.

Placing a colourful rug or carpet can also transform a drab room. They can be purchased as “offcuts” quite cheaply.

Their look and the feel can lighten up a room and make a room look fresh and stylish.

Dependent on the vogue of your furniture, you could easily make a nice rug the centre-point of the room.

It’s amazing how much of a difference soft furnishings can make!

simply spotlighting a simple yet colourful mat. All of the above suggestions can make a huge difference at a very reasonable price. They can make your country home shine!