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Writer to Writer - November 2009
Issue Two

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Actually, I've been a busy little bee over the past few weeks.

You may be aware that I own several websites, and earn income from these.  With Christmas fast approaching, I've been working on preparing these sites for the festive season.

Whether we want to acknowledge it or not, this time of year is often the most profitable for many website owners.  You may already be aware that I own a Christmas website ( which is a constant work-in-progress. 

Every month or so I endeavour to add new articles and/or resources to the site.  This keeps visitors coming back, and helps keep my site higher in the search engines.

I am always on the look-out for ways to boost the income from my websites, and while doing some keyword research recently, discovered a keyword phrase that could potentially bring visitors by the words alone.

The keyword phrase?  Christmas Ideas.  With searches of around 250,000 each month, I knew this would be a winner.

So I purchased the domain name ( and the visitors are literally flooding in.

In the first two weeks of the site going up on the net, I had 195 first time visitors to the site. At that point I'd done no advertising whatsoever - I hadn't even added it to an email signature file!

How does this affect you as a writer? 

If you're even remotely interested in writing ebooks for profit, then this is information you need to know.  Keyword research, while a little tedious, is what will bring visitors to your site without advertising, and without massive marketing.

Already this month I've had 667 first time visitors. I've done some minor advertising, which cost me very little.  This was in the form of  The Great Cookbook Giveaway, which I mentioned in the last issue. I have now added two giveaway cookbooks, each pointing people to two different Christmas sites, so I'm actually building two subscriber lists at the same time.

If you would like to learn more about using this particular giveaway to get publicity, read the editorial in the last issue

If you would like to learn more about writing ebooks, and also learn about keyword research (and other related information), check out my totally revamped ebook in this subject - The LowDown on Niches.

Last issue I announced a contest - the first in over two years.  The entries are slowly coming in, which is great.  But I've been contacted by loads of people stating the closing date of November 30 doesn't allow enough time to ensure entries are good. So... I've extended the time.  Entries will now close December 18. 

If you have already entered and want to spruce up your entry, feel free to do so.  Resend with a note stating this replaces an earlier entry. There will be no extensions after this date.

For full detail of the contest, please go here.

Don't forget that some items have been discounted for a short period of time.

"I Wanna Win! - Tips for Becoming an Award Winning Writer" - save 50% off the cost of the book (pay $9-97 instead of $19-95) but only until the end of the month.  This discount has been made available for the duration of the contest. 

I haven't had time to change the price of my Christmas products, so you can still get these at their introductory prices from last year.  I plan to lift the prices back to normal soon, so if you are interested in these, grab them now.  Here's the link:

Before I close, I have one more - very important - thing to tell you.  I often mention my friend Kevin Riley.  I have bought practically everything Kevin has ever released.  I received an email from Kevin today explaining that he has literally just released a brand-new package.

Rocket Christmas is a guide to making extra money for Christmas in just three days.  This of course is dependent on you applying bum to seat and actually following the guide.

One thing I totally love about Kevin's guides is the fact they come with step-by-step instructions, and tons of screenshots.

If you've been with me for a while, you'll know that I am technically challenged.  Well guess what - so is Kevin! But he shows how easy it really can be when you know how.

You will watch over Kevin's shoulder as he compiles a short report.  It doesn't get better than that.

As I said earlier, I've purchased practically everything Kevin has released since I found him a few years ago, and have taken two of his live courses.  I find his products incredibly valuable, which is why I also recommend them highly.

At this very moment, Kevin has knocked a huge amount off the price of this 96 page ebook package, so if you're interested, don't delay. It's not expensive to start with, and Kevin is offering a huge discount - but I don't know how long the discount applies. (Make a cut-lunch for a few days instead of buying it, and you'll have this covered.)

Just glancing through this guide gave me ideas for at least one new Christmas guide I can create.

In three days you could be collecting money from your new info product business! Seriously. *Kevin also provides some essential  tools you will need.

Go here now to learn more about this excellent package. I should also add that you will have the opportunity - with a little action on your part - to make mo.ney immediately after purchasing this product.

And last but not least, I'd like to wish all my US subscribers a happy Thanksgiving.  Although we don't celebrate this holiday in Australia, it always gives me a reason to think about what I have, and how truly lucky I am.

Now for this issue.... The article for this issue covers a subject I've never heard of before, and chances are you haven't either.  It's all about writing for NGO's.  Intrigued?  Read this informative article from Lesley D. Biswas, and learn how you can boost your freelance income.

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

Til next time…



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5 Ways to profit from NGO’s

Lesley D. Biswas - All Rights Reserved



So  you’re  interested  in  writing  for  the  Non-government  organization (NGO)  market.  That’s  great!  The  NGO  sector  is  the  eighth  largest  economy  in  the  world  and  thankfully  its  still  booming.  If  properly networked,  NGO’s  can  become  a  steady  source  of  income  besides  ensuring  you  never  run  out  of  ideas.   


Here  are  five  ways  to  profit  from  the  NGO  market:



1. Seeking  freelancers.  All  NGO’s  produce  publications,  both  print  and  web  content  aimed  to  inform  their  beneficiaries,  business  houses  and  the  general  public  about  activities  and  finished  projects.  Writing  grant  proposals,  brochures,  newsletters,  annual  reports,  editing  and  proofreading  are  some  jobs  that  go  to   freelancers.  


Although  breaking  into  the  NGO  market  isn’t  that  tough,  you’re  still  required  to  do  the  homework  that  goes  into  any  market  research.  But  NGO’s  don’t  receive  that  many  pitches  and  you  can  expect  a  prompt  response.  However,  to  ensure  the  response  is  favourable,  you  need  to  be  well  versed  with  the  NGO  sector – learn  about  the  NGO,  their  publication,  their  activities  and  their  funding – before  you  make  that  pitch.   


Target  local  NGO’s  for  a  start;  whom  you  can  visit  and  spend  a  few  days  attending  their  campaigns  and  events.  Make  a  file  of  all  the  material  you  can  lay  your  hands  on,  including   handouts,  brochures,  leaflets,  press  release  and  news  cuttings.  Study  their  websites  and  familiarize  yourself  with  their  objectives.  The  more  familiar  you are  with  the  NGO  and  the  issues  it’s  tackling,  the  greater  is  your  chance  of  acceptance.  If  possible  give  them  mileage  in  one  of  your  current  publication  by  covering  their  workshop  or  campaign.  That’ll  cinch  your  contract  when  you  meet  the  managing  editor  with  the  clipping.   


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