Hello everyone! Hope everyone’s had a great week! I haven’t had any sales on my books this week, but this week has still been a busy one for me. As you can tell from the posts I’ve written this week, I’ve been very busy attending or watching webinars that were part of the Self-Publishing Success Summit, and I’ve learned quite a bit from the ones I watched. As a matter of fact, I’ve learned so much I’m not sure where to start! I think what I’m going to do is start by scheduling “Your Work at Home Journey” for another free promo at the beginning of August. I also want to work on a few other book ideas. I actually thought about unpublishing “Get Paid to Talk,” and in its place publishing a book that shows people how to find a work from home phone job and gives them just some examples of work at home phone jobs that are available, rather than a whole book with 97 companies that offer work from home phone jobs. Other idea I have (that I’ve actually had for some time) is to have someone create an app that goes along with the book, that will help people find work from home phone jobs that would be good for them -I’ve actually started working on a Microsoft Access database that I hope I’ll be able to have someone turn into an app. I also have a few other book ideas in mind – “Get Paid to Type,” could be the same type of book, except for transcription jobs, and “Get Paid to Write” for freelance writing work.
I’m also happy to say that I sold another copy of “Get Paid to Talk,” this week. Maybe I need to start writing in this blog more often 🙂
I also got the idea of writing an eBook that would be a kind of combination of “Your Work at Home Journey,” and “Get Paid to Talk” – I would start with some information about the different issues people need to be aware of when doing phone work (the ones that are more specific to phone work, like taking care of your voice, and good customer service skills) and then the second section would be information on the different types of phone jobs that different companies hire people to work from home for – I would provide information on what the jobs involve, as well as a little information on some of the different companies that hire for those jobs – not as much as I provide in “Get Paid to Talk” but enough for people to decide whether they might be interested in applying. I would end the book by encouraging people to check out my work from home phone job finder app, which I’m currently in the process of trying to get an idea of how I want to design it – I contacted a seller on fiverr about it today and realized I had NO idea what I wanted when he started asking me a bunch of questions, like where was I going to host it. I think I need to think some more about this.
That’s just a few of the ideas I have. This week I plan to get ready for the free promo I want to do for “Your Work at Home Journey,” – I’m hoping it helps increase sales of that book, as well as sales of “Get Paid to Talk,” and also helps get some sign-ups on my email list.
Also before I wrap up, I wanted to share a tip I found out about how to see a list of all your WordPress blog posts quickly (this is only going to apply to bloggers of course). If you use Yoast SEO and have XML sitemaps enabled, go to your WordPress dashboard and click on SEO, then click on XML Sitemaps (make sure the checkbox on top is checked). Then click on the XML Sitemap button next to “You can find…” Click on the post-sitemap.xml or page-sitemap.xml to get a list. Your list will look something like this:
You can then copy and paste it into an Excel spreadsheet so you can have a list of your posts handy.
Hope everyone has a great week! Look out for a few more posts about Self-Publishing Success Summit webinars that I watched.