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Writer to Writer - August 2009

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It's taken a while, but I've finally finished updating The Low Down on Niches.

I've expanded the book from 29 pages to 97 pages.  That's a lot of extra information!

This book is now a complete how-to-get-started in niche writing.

As you may be aware, I make literally thousands of dollars every year by writing ebooks that fill a need of some sort.  So by helping people with a problem, I make an income. There's absolutely no reason you can't do the same if you know how to go about it.

On the same subject, Brian McElroy is a writer I've known for a couple of years. He earned over half a million dollars in his first year as a copywriter, and has gone on to consistently grow his business.

Brian is very much into information marketing, and is currently offering some  fr^ee training.  If you're interested, go here to register. (I don't know how long this will be fr^ee, so don't delay!)

Over the last week or so I've been researching affiliate programs for my internet marketing site.  Strange as it may sound, I found another income stream for writers while I researched.

I've written a very short article about it, and you'll find "How to Write Contextual Ads" in this issue.

In addition to my article, Cheryl Malandrinos has written an article for those of us who suffer self-doubt on a regular basis.  The majority of writers suffer from this insidious problem, me included at times, so do make the effort to read this informative article.

Okay, that's it from me - time to sit back and enjoy this issue.

Til next time…



p.s. Have you checked out the children's writing sub-site yet?  It's brand-new!

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Creating Ideas for Children's Books

Writing for the Internet Vs Writing for Magazines - Is it the Same?

Distractions:  Don’t Let Them Steal Your Writing Time

Review of "The Wealthy Writer"

Increase Freelance Productivity: Learn Time Management!

4 Ways to Get Freelance Writing Jobs 


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How to Write Contextual Ads

  Cheryl Wright - All Rights Reserved



Over the past week I've been going through the process of setting up a Clickbank merchant account for my internet marketing site. In the course of that process, I discovered that Clickbank now has 'HopAds'.


It didn't take long before I realized this is another source of income for writers.


Have you ever clicked on a Google Adsense ad? I'm pretty sure you would have. These are short and to the point adverts that are placed on websites. When a visitor clicks, it takes them to another site.


The advertiser pays to have Google ads placed on various sites, and the site owner receives a small commission for each click.


(Stay with me, I'm getting to the point!)


When I was researching information for the Clickbank account, I discovered that Clickbank now have these sorts of adverts (called 'contextual HopAds') available to their affiliates. Basically, like Google Ads, you place a piece of code on your site and it pulls in relevant adverts that are subsequently displayed on the site where the code is placed.


I knew this was available. What I didn't know was that each product owner has to supply their own ad copy.


Here's what is required for each contextual ad:


A headline of up to 28 characters


Description text of up to 72 characters


Up to 8 Keywords or keyword phrases of up to 25 characters per line


You can find more detailed information on this Clickbank page.


This service could be sold for $10-$20 per advert you write, or even more.


Once you get the hang of it, they only take 5-10 minutes each. Need an example? Go to   and check out the links on the right-hand side. These are Clickbank HopAds.


Over the years I’ve seen heaps of people advertising for someone to write these for them.  Build up your reputation, and watch your income grow with these quick little money makers!





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End the Cycle –
Stop Self-doubt from
Stealing Your Time

  Cheryl Malandrinos - All Rights Reserved


Self-doubt plagues many writers.  Even bestselling authors like Cody McFadyen suffer from it.  In an article he wrote for The Tome Traveller's Weblog, he said, “…the day to day act of sitting down and making the words appear…is a doubt-fueled activity.” 

If self-doubt was something we could just ignore, then who cares if it’s part of the writing game.  Problem is, we can’t ignore it.  It’s like an annoying parrot sitting on your shoulder constantly squawking, “You’re not good enough, bra-c-k.”  And worse than that, we believe it—which leads us to procrastinate instead of sitting down to write. 

Is there anything you can do to stop it?   

You bet there is!  Let’s talk about how you can silence that squawking parrot and end that cycle that steals your time.


Set Realistic Goals 

So much depends on our ability to set realistic goals.  We’ve discussed setting goals using the S.M.A.R.T. method in the past.  You can find a detailed article on how to use this method here. 

Unobtainable goals feed self-doubt.  Discouraged by disappointing results, you begin to think you’re not up to the task, when not setting S.M.A.R.T. goals is the true problem.  

Once you begin using the S.M.A.R.T. method, you’ll find how much easier it is to obtain your goals, and that will motivate you to keep going.


Accept Horrible First Drafts 

Whether you’re writing your next article or beginning the first chapter of a novel, the writing isn’t going to be perfect.  Let the words flow off your fingertips and don’t waste time analyzing each word.  If you get stuck, insert a little note to remind you of what you want to place there and then move on.  

Stopping to analyze your writing encourages self-doubt.  Expecting even your first draft to be perfect will stifle creativity and you’ll find yourself making excuses not to sit down and write.


Get Rid of Negative Self-talk 

If there is one thing I am guilty of, it is negative self-talk.  At this point, I don’t even realize what I’m saying; but when I hear my daughter shout in frustration, “Oh, I’m so stupid!” I know exactly where she gets it’s from. 


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