Start an Online Business Fast – Why You Should Consider Internet Marketing

Internet Marketing

Would you like to be able to start your own business quickly? Would you like to be able to do it in a low-cost way? Would like to be able to make money of of other people’s products that have already been created? Would you like to be able to produce and market your own products? Would you like to have a business that can reach the world?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, I would urge you to consider Internet marketing when it come to creating a new business. Why should you consider Internet Marketing? Let me give you some reasons.

You Can Start Your Online Business with a Low-Cost Initial Investment

Here’s one reason, it’s a relatively low-cost way of starting a new business.  If you think about some of the well-known franchises, you will find that thousands or tens of thousands of dollars are required to start such new businesses; however, getting into internet marketing is a relatively low-cost way to be able to start a new business.

It may be that you likely already have some of the tools that you would need to be able to do that. You may be watching or reading this on your phone. Or you may be watching and reading on your laptop, desktop, or some type of computer.  Good news: that’s just what you would need to be able to get started with internet marketing.

Oh, yes, you may end up having to have some internet service. And most of you that are watching my videos or reading this today, already have that. But if you don’t, you can go to a restaurant or someplace where they offer free Wi-Fi.

All I’m saying is, Internet Marketing is a relatively low-cost way to get into starting a new business if you’re an entrepreneur. Aside from the relatively low-cost for starting, we can see other reasons for considering Internet Marketing.

You Can Start Your Online Business without Even Having to Have Your Own ProductsAffiliate Marketing

The second reason for getting into internet marketing is because you don’t even have to have your own products. You can promote other
people’s products: you can become an affiliate of their business. This is called affiliate marketing.

You can promote other people’s products. You can find something that relates to your niche, your business, that would help people—something that you highly believe in and something that you would be glad to recommend. Once you have found that beneficial product, you can recommend it to other people through the Internet.

Affiliate marketing involves you pointing people to the products that you have an affiliate relationship with. Whenever someone decides to purchase the product, then you would receive a small commission for it.  Or, depending on what the product is, it might even be a large commission in some cases. But Internet Marketing is a relatively low cost and easy way to get started with your own online business.

While you do not have to have your own products, what if you do already have one or if you desire to develop one in the future?

After You Have Started Your Online Business You Will be able to Produce and Market Your Own Products When You are Ready

Now, after you’ve done affiliate marketing for a while, even though you don’t have
to have your own products, many of you will want to produce your own products.

In past blogs and videos, I have talked about many of us about writing our own books. And then I encourage having spin-off businesses from those books.

Many people dream of becoming an author, and then sitting back and enjoying royalties for the rest of their lives. While it is nice to receive royalties that come from having written a book, many authors talk about how they make much more off of the residual incomes their books produce. They make more by having multiple streams of income that come from writing that book.

So writing a book would be an example of a product you could produce. You could develop online courses. You could start business coaching or life coaching programs. You could promote physical products you have invented.

Once you have a product, you need to promote it to potential customers. Internet marketing is invaluable for this.

You Can Start Your Online Business and Quickly Reach the World

Well, the fourth thing is that you can reach the world in doing this. In the video above you can see my Australia cap. I’m glad I’ve been able to go to Australia many years ago, through an invitation of friends over there. They invited my son to come over on a
mission trip. My wife and I used that as an excuse to go over and pick him up. He was there for three months, and we were there for a month. It was a wonderful experience.

While physically going to Australia was great, the travel can be quite expensive.

My son and his family are now missionaries to Japan. We have visited them twice during their terms on the field, and we plan to go again in the near future. Even finding good deals on airline tickets is expensive.

While we can travel to those places, I can write a blog post such as this one, and I can get comments from Australia, Japan, and other parts of the world. I do this promotion from my own home.

You will see an endorsement for one of my books on marriage from Mrs. Constance McKenzie. I appreciate her doing that, however, she is from Africa, and we have never met in person.

If you would like to know more about Internet marketing, please check out this site for great resources and even training for success with internet marketing.

If you are serious about writing a book, I recommend you check out my course on 6-Figure Writing.

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Thanks for reading.

What is a Cool Website any Aspiring Entrepreneur Can Use

Wealthy Affiliate - A Cool Website

 

What is a Cool Website any Aspiring Entrepreneur Can Use Right Now to get Better Results with Internet Marketing?

Websites are important in today’s world for most entrepreneurs. Those include websites of their own, and they include websites that are great resources for building their businesses.

A Cool Website
A Cool Website

The video on this website welcomes you to another session of walking with Randy, which are Facebook Live videos, and later YouTube videos,where we discuss writing, speaking, coaching, and marketing tips. In this one we talk about marketing.

 

The Resource

I will get right to the heart of the matter. The cool website I want to mention today is called “Wealthy Affiliate.”

Become a Wealthy Affiliate

Now I will give you full disclosure: Some of the links on my website are affiliate links, and I have an affiliate link for this one. Now what that means is if you go check out some of those things that you link to through my website, and you decide to invest in some of them, I might get some remuneration for that. The reason I finally got an affiliate link for wealthy affiliate is because for about seven or eight years I had recommended the website heavily anyway. And I thought, “Well, if I’m doing that anyway, I might as well get an affiliate link.” If you go to my website and click on something that says “Wealthy Affiliate,” more than likely that will be an affiliate link. Okay, so much for the disclosure.

 

The Value of Affiliate Marketing

Now, why is Wealthy Affiliate, a coolwebsite that you can use right now to get better results with internet marketing. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, you will want to learn as much as you can. Wealthy Affiliate will teach you the ins and outs of affiliate marketing.

I just mentioned. I had an affiliate link to the website called Wealthy Affiliate. So that is not my own product, but I have a link to it. There are many products that don’t have to be your own products that are great products that could help people. You could get a commission on for referring people to those products. This is a quick way to start earning money online.

Now I forgot to mention that in my affiliate link situation, it does not cost you any more to sign up through any affiliate’s link than it would if you just went directly to the original place and signed up for the product or membership there. Whenever you decide to invest in a resource, you might as well help your friends out. Then if your friends are interested in resources you recommend, they will be glad to go through your affiliate link.

 

The Value of Creating Your Own Products

Though recommending affiliate products is great, more than likely you will desire to have your own products. Wealthy Affiliate will help you learn how to produce and market your own products. I think this would be an even greater value for those of us who are creative, but either way—using other people’s products  or using your own–Wealthy Affiliate will help you with that process. It’s very good in those departments.

In previous blog posts, I mentioned how this type of online business could be ideal for bi-vocational ministers. Well, affiliate marketing is a way to start getting income quickly without having to produce your own products.

But most of us are pretty creative too (at least in sermon preparation). Because of that many of us would like to produce our own products.

 

The Value of Building Your Own Websites and Blogs

Another reason WA (Wealthy Affiliate) is a good website is it will teach you how to build your own quality websites. If you desire to set up a blog. It will teach you how to do that too.

So, it will teach you about affiliate marketing. It will teach you about producing your own products. It will help you learn how to set up your own quality website and blog. However, WA’s value goes far beyond that.

 

The Value of Providing Keyword Research

Another reason WA is valuable is because it will teach you the value of keyword research. There is a lot that goes into understanding the importance of keywords that we don’t think much about. I would encourage you to learn about the value of keyword research. Good keywords can improve traffic to your website. Wealthy Affiliate provides you with a tool that will show you how many people clicked on a certain keyword in the previous month, or months. One that is well-searched and includes other important factors might be a key word you would want to use in some of your blog posts or in some of your articles. Good keywords can increase traffic to your website.

 

The Value of Included Website Hosting

Another reason WA is valuable is that it includes website hosting. As I said I have been associated with them for about 12 years. Now, I liked the training, and I still like the training. I have not come near exhausting their vast amounts of training at all. I’m still learning. I really like that aspect of their program, but the thing that has kept me with them the most has been their provision of website hosting.

If you set up a website, you have to have “hosting.” You have to have more or less a place to park your website online. That means you have to pay for hosting.

Well, since I am a wealthy affiliate member anyway, I am able to use their service. They include free hosting for multiple websites. So, that’s another reason why it is a cool resource for us internet marketers. The fact is that this website has hosting set up for you, so you can run your entire business using their fast and reliable hosting services.

 

The Value of Extensive Training

I already mentioned training, but that’s another reason why WA is so valuable. They come out with at least one new live training every week. When you join them, you have access to hundreds and hundreds of lessons from previous trainings through the years.

Also, as a membership community, many experienced entrepreneurs also put new training on the website too. It is one of the best places for training in Internet marketing.

 

My Recommendation

I highly recommend Wealthy Affiliate, and I would recommend it whether I had an affiliate link with them or not.

 

How to Find out More about This Resource

If you’re interested in finding out more about Wealthy Affiliate. go to the top of the page and look for the Marketing tab. If you click on that, Wealthy Affiliate will show up. Again, you click on that, and the link will direct you to their website where you can check them out more fully.

 

How to Find More Tips Like These

If you’d like more writing, speaking, coaching, marketing and marriage tips like these. Check out the tabs at the top of the page here at Randy’s Blogs.com. I wish you the best in your marketing journey.

 

Three Insider Tips for Writing Quickly and Easily that Every Brand New Author Needs to Know

Happy Writer

Happy WriterWhat are three insider tips for writing quickly and easily that every brand new author needs to know?

The accompanying video is the first edition of “Walking with Randy.” A few months ago I started walking. I started out getting 2000 steps a day, and then I worked my way up to 10,000. I think 10,000 is a good number, so I’m probably not going to try to progress much beyond that.

Walking with Randy

In this article, I’m going to talk about insider tips for writing quickly and easily

for brand new authors.

Find Time to Write

The first tip is to find time to set aside for writing. We need to realize that we all have the same amount of time. We have more than 10,000 minutes every week. Before we talk about regularly scheduled time, though, we need to find snatches of time hidden within our days. For instance, we find that we spend a lot of time waiting. If we plan ahead a little, we can redeem that time. Your waiting time could be used for writing. If you had a little notebook or computer tablet with you, you could spend that time writing.

In preparation for setting aside exclusive times to write, we need to examine what we do regularly. Do you find that you spend a lot of time on lesser pursuits? Maybe those activities are not bad in themselves, but do you have times that could be spend on more productive tasks?

An example of using waiting time could be seen in going to the doctor’s office. Nowadays, you might be asked to wait in your car before going in to actually see the doctor. Under more normal circumstances, you might be asked to sit in the waiting room. While you are doing that, you could read one of their magazines. You may have planned ahead and brought your own reading material. However, if you brought your writing materials, whether they be paper or digital, you could use that waiting time to move your project along.

The next thing is to be intentional in setting aside time exclusively for writing. You might be able to write for 15 minutes on your lunch hour.

You might decide to get up earlier, or, if you are quite productive at night, you might decide to set aside some extra time by going to bed later.

You also, could combine all three of the above times by getting up a half-hour earlier, writing 15 minutes at lunch, and going to bed a half-hour later.

If you can find 75 minutes in your day, you can complete a chapter. That would mean you could complete the rough draft of an average-sized 200-page book that included 20 chapters in just 20 working days!

By then, you would have your “book.” Granted it will be a rough draft, but the book is basically done. Then you will polish the book and make it great.

Create Short Artificial Deadlines

Alarm Deadline

The second tip is to create artificial deadlines. Suppose you give yourself five minutes to write on a certain topic, five or six minutes, or maybe 10 minutes. A lot of writers have found this to be very beneficial in helping them to get certain projects done.

Now, by making the deadlines, small like that, the whole process helps prevent the feeling of overwhelm.

Shorter deadlines also helps with procrastination, because it doesn’t seem so insurmountable to write for just a little project, instead of a big long one. For instance, if you had your chapter broken down into anywhere from 12 to 15 little five minute projects. You could get a chapter done easily by writing, and meeting those short artificial deadlines.

You see? We respond to deadlines. If you spent some time in college, you might have told an all-nighter or two in order to get a paper done. You had two or three months to get it done, but the deadline was looming it had to be turned in the next day. Or, how many of us have gone to the post office with our tax forms on April 15? I know I have done that a few times. So, we respond to deadlines. To get the ball rolling, create your own artificial deadlines. I would recommend that you create five, six, or 10 minute deadlines.

These short deadlines will help you to get over perfectionism. When you have a deadline of five or ten minutes, you don’t have time to agonize over every word. Of course your writing should be the best you can make it, but that will be accomplished in the editing process (whether you do some editing each day or at the end of the first draft). Right now, your goal is to get the ideas on paper.

Write in Answer to Questions

The third tip is to write in answer to questions. You see, our minds are programmed to answer questions. We know six words that help us with questions. When we hear a group of words starting with one of these particular words. We know that group of works is a question. That can help us with writing because our minds are programmed to answer those questions. I’m sure you have guessed by now, but those words are, “who, what, when, where, why, and how.” I would also add to this list a couple of two word questions, such as, “What then?” and “So what?”

Well, those are some tips for being able to write quickly and easily. First of all you have to find a time to write. Second, you need to create some artificial deadlines and doing that will help you to get your work done. I didn’t mention it, or maybe I did but this helps was perfectionism. Third you should write in answer to questions.

These are the insider tips for writing quickly and easily that every brand new author needs to know.

If you would like more writing tips like these, click here.

If you would like some more in depth encouragement for writing that would move you along step-by-step toward your goal of writing your book, click here.

Video for Blog Posts – The Covid Video Blessing

Watching Video on Computer
Watching Video on Computer

Forced into doing things we are not used to describes the year 2020 for most of us. Video for blog posts is something that some of us discovered as a transferable skill that resulted from us meeting a need during the pandemic.

Along with being a speaker, writer, and book-writing coach, I serve as a bi-vocational minister. Several of my friends in this same category got thrust into some new experiences.

Many of us, as a precautionary measure, quit worshiping at our local churches for a while. That is when many of us started doing online services. I already had a YouTube channel and some experience producing my own videos. Others, though, learned how to do this for the first time.

The Background of the Transferable Skill of Using Video for Blog Posts

I had some experience with Facebook Live, but, as often happens, I had to learn the process all over again in order to record some of our messages. For a while, that was simply done in my home office, but when we decided to return to our church, we continued broadcasting live through Facebook.

Apart from that, I have a wonderful assistant who helps me carry out many tasks that can be time consuming. So, after I learned how to transfer the FB Live videos to YouTube, I trained her in that process too.

We edit the live recording to shorten it somewhat, and to remove any copyright claims for the wider YouTube audiences.

I know I can include the YouTube videos here on this blog, but I wondered if a link could go directly to the Facebook Live video from over a week ago too.

Trying the Temporary Links for Using Video for Blog Posts

So, here goes the experiment.

First, we will include the YouTube video. Some like for me to have these replays up anyway.

Here is the video from a week or two ago:

Here is a listing of that same link:



Now, here is the attempt to go to the original Facebook Live version:

And, again, here is that link:

https://www.facebook.com/randy.carney1/videos/10224508277198421

I guess one way to check this is to publish it temporarily, and then come back and finish editing the bog post.

Since I am writing in real time, let me just say, “I will be back in a minute.” 🙂

I left and published temporarily and both of the links worked. So, you can use Facebook Live videos as well as YouTube links. (I will have to keep checking back to see how long the Facebook video links will work.)

Using Facebook Live to Produce Video for Blog Posts

How To Use Facebook Live To Get More Traffic To Your Website could be an alternate heading for this section.

Facebook Live is a quick and easy way to produce a video for a blog post that assists Internet marketers to get more traffic to their websites.

The bottom line here is that this is a quick way to produce a video for your blog post. Doing this gives you an almost unfair advantage. You will get more traffic to your website over other Internet marketers by inserting videos into your blog posts.

All Internet marketers should check out this tool because using it is a very quick way to produce videos. Once the video processes where it comes up when you open up Facebook, all you have to do is copy the url and use it as a link to a picture in your blog pos

Here’s why Facebook Live is so important…

You can start on an article, cut away to do a video, and then come right back.

How can you get started with video very quickly?

  • Go to your Facebook page
  • Click on the “Live Video” link
  • Your camera will come on and you will see yourself in the lower right corner
  • About half-way down on the left side of the page, you will see the word, “post”
  • You can go down two items below that and click on the down arrow to choose to share to your timeline, to a page you manage, or to a group
  • I would recommend putting in a title, but it is optional
  • Then put in a short description
  • When you are ready, click on “Go Live.”
  • After your presentation, click on “finish,” and then choose where you want to share the video on Facebook.
  • Wait a while for the video to show up on Facebook where you shared it
  • Start the video, and copy the url from the top of the page
  • Then you can place that link in your blog post

And the great news is, this incredible tool costs nothing at present.

You can check out this quick way to produce a video for a blog post by going to your own Facebook page.

If you would like more tips on writing, click here.

Why Every Author Needs to Write Amazing, Irresistible Book Proposals

Reading on Pile of Books

If you really want to know how to get clarity and be ahead of the game for writing your book, then this writing great book proposals secret holds the key you need to succeed. It tells why every author needs to write amazing, irresistible book proposals. I will mention a resource later that will help if you want to avoid having to spend hours struggling to write book proposals.

The Point Of This Secret Is: The Book Proposal Is One Of The Most Important Parts Of Any Book-Writing Project

 

The important thing for authors to understand with this secret is that you need to have an amazing book proposal to stop the right people in their tracks and make them pay attention. Agents or publishers are the people who need to see your proposal if you go the traditional publishing route.

As a authors, here’s what I mean: if you don’t have a great book proposal, agents will walk (or click) right on by your offer without ever taking a look.

Everyone needs to know this because without a great book proposal, you could

 Write an Amazing, Irresistible Book Proposal

have the greatest book in the world, or the greatest book idea ever, and hardly anybody will see it because no agent or publisher stopped to take a look.

Next you need to:

1. Pay attention to the fact that you need a great book proposal to get a great agent.

Agents are the gateway to traditional publishers. Many of them have relationships with each other. The recommendation of a good agent goes a long way toward getting a publisher to consider your book.

In a few cases, a publisher will allow book proposals to be submitted drectly from the author. In those cases, it is imperative that you have an attention-getting proposal. Many publishers are overwhelmed by proposals. Publishing houses have been notorious for having slush piles. You don’t want your proposal to be in such a pile. Then, it may be an assistant that goes through the pile. Agents have assistants too.

You want to have such an amazing, attention-getting proposal that it will be interesting at first glance

2. Realize that even if you self-publish, a great book proposal will prepare you for marketing your book.

In today’s world, authors that are picked up by traditional publishers still have to do a ton of marketing of their own books. If you self publish, the marketing will be all on you, unless you hire a publicist. The process of creating a book proposal will help you to be ahead of many other self publishers.

Another type of publisher is called a hybrid publisher. These publishers have elements of both self-publishing and traditional publishing. Many traditional publishers will require you to create a book proposal just for the reasons I mention here.

3. Most of all, realize that creating a book proposal will clarify your entire writing process.

Part of your proposal will require a synopsis for each chapter. That is a great start for your book. I recommend a special type of writing plan. The synopsis part of your book proposal will be a great foundation for this expanded writing plan.

Did this get you excited? Well, if you’re an author who wants to get clarity and be ahead of the game for writing your book, check out this highly effective course on writing great books. In it, I cover “How To Get Your Book Proposal Written (In Just a Day or Two) WITHOUT Hiring An Expensive Publicist!”

You can get it right here. Enroll now!

Write an Amazing, Irresistible Book Proposal
Write an Amazing, Irresistible Book Proposal

Your # 1 Time-Wasting Mistake — Fast Writing Tips for Authors

Write an Amazing, Irresistible Book Proposal

Fast writing tips for authors are very important. However, not following some of them can have serious consequences.

Your # 1 Time-Wasting Mistake When It Comes to Fast Book Writing

Frustrated Writer

If you want to get your book written, then pay careful attention to this time waster. This time waster doesn’t seem like one because you avoid one to three days of hard work by avoiding an all-important task. Avoiding  fast writing tips like this one does have consequences.

The Moral Here Is: To Plan Your Entire Book Before You Start Writing 

The important thing to understand with this time waster is you need to finish the writing plan for your entire book. You will be tempted to try to start by just writing a chapter of two. However, you will soon bog down if that is how you go about it.

So, here’s what I mean: if you constantly stay in “urgent” mode you’ll be engaged in activity all the time and feel like you’re busy, but you will actually just be spinning your wheels.

If you want more details about these fast-writing tips, watch this video.

Don’t neglect this idea because most people will initially be resistant to the idea of planning their whole book. They will not want to do two days of hard work to make things easier for the next four weeks.

For best results here you should

1. List temporary titles for all of your chapters
2. Write down 12-15 questions for each chapter under the title
3. Come up with a list of “trigger” words that will remind you of the answer to each question (3 or more). Place them underneath each question.

Once you have your book planned out in this way, it will cry out to you to be written. Doing the hard work first will save you a ton of time. Maybe even a year or more. This plan will allow you to start anywhere in your book if you feel more like writing on the topic in a later chapter. The questions will also help you avoid writer’s block. Just answer them. You don’t even have to feel inspired.

Seriously, your biggest time waster will be to avoid doing this all-important task.

So, now, go write the plan for your book!

If you would like more fast writing tips like these, click here.

Did this get you excited? Well, you can grab this new life-changing course for writers on how to get your book written! Get it here: 6 Figure Writing.

6-Figure Writing and Wealthy Affiliate

6-Figure Writing? What’s that? I just want to update you on some of the latest things going on in a life in a day. 🙂

How do you get to the place where you can write books quickly and easily? How do you learn 6-figure writing, build websites and do Internet Marketing? My course and a recommended membership site will help.

Keeping Peace in Your Marriage
Example Books

I recently created a new online course course, called 6-Figure Writing. Many of you are interested in writing AND in the marketing of your books once they are written. 6-Figure Writing helps you write your books, and Wealthy Affiliate helps with the marketing of your books.

The Back Story for 6-Figure Writing

I just posted a new blog post at Wealthy Affiliate that tells how I got to where I am today.

Part of the background has to do with struggling to make daily word counts as a staff writer for a curriculum publisher. Fortunately I got over that and went on to write ten books. Now, I want to share the lessons learned with others.

The Current Look of Wealthy Affiliate

About ten years ago, I came across Wealthy Affiliate. I joined and have been a member ever since. It helped me learn how to make websites. It provides hosting for websites. In fact, this website was created with what I learned at Wealthy Affiliate and some free instruction from James Stafford.

To check out the rest of my writing blogs, click here.

Most of all, though, I would like for you to read the rest of the story for 6-Figure Writing at the post I made at Wealthy Affiliate. While you are there, look around at their website. If you are interested in online marketing at all, I highly recommend their service.

Keep learning and working hard. Success will come.

Personal Time Management Strategies to Write a Book Quickly

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Personal time management strategies are the secret behind many successful people. Here are time management tips and tricks for every author who wants to write his or her book quickly and easily. I share this so you can write a book without having to sit there staring at a blank page for hours.

Personal Time Management Strategies
Time Management

So here’s where we are right now…

  • Getting published is easier now than ever before
  • That means you need a book
  • It is easier than you think to write a book
  • Sometimes the hardest part is getting started
  • Sometimes you just stare at a blank page when you have a writing session

We’ll cover three tips for time management for writers

Tip #1 – You Have A Lot Of Time Already.

You see? We all have 24 hours each day. That means that we have 1,4440 minutes each day too.

Likewise, we have 168 hours each week, so that means we have 10,080 minutes in a week! Just think of it: Over 10,000 minutes to do what you want to with each week. Surely we could use many of those minutes to give priority to writing.

Let’s simplify it even more. Let’s say you break your book down into 5-minute writing segments. That means you could use a lot of time you may not have thought you had.

For instance: You might have to go to the dentist. After you check in, you usually sit in the waiting room before you are called. At this writing, you might have to return to your car to wait. If you are in a waiting room, you could read their magazines while you wait, or you may go prepared for the waiting with your own book. OR …., you could take your writing materials with you–pen and paper, or maybe even your laptop.

Then you could start on one of your 5-minute writing projects. You likely will not use a timer there, so you will have to keep an eye on your watch.

At the end of five minutes, they have not called you back, so you start on your next 5-minute writing segment. Then you have time for a third one. There you have one-fifth of a chapter written, all while using waiting time wisely. Do you see how personal time management strategies can help you finish your book?

While you can get a lot of your book written using waiting time, you likely will not write it all during waiting time. That leads us to our next tip

Tip #2 – You Have Ways To Carve Out Some Time

Many writers write early in the morning before the rest of the family wakes up. Others are night owls, and they write an hour or so after everyone else goes to bed. Still others spend some time during lunch.

Another alternative would be to combine all three of those ideas: Wake up a half-hour before everyone else wakes up. Then use another half-hour after everyone else goes to bed. Additionally, write for 15 minutes during your lunch hour.

If you write for 75-90 minutes every day, you can easily knock our the rough draft of your book in less than 28 days if plan your book using a special 5-minute writing segment plan.

Since writing is a priority for you, surely you can carve out some daily time for writing.

Tip #3 – You Have Ways to Eliminate Distractions

In order to write quickly, you will have to be focused.

It is best to have a place to write. If you can designate a separate room, that is best. You can have your own office. Others, though, may have to use a dual-purpose room. Still, it is best to get away from other distractions. If at all possible use a room exclusively when you are writing.

Here is another good tip to eliminate distractions. Put a sign on the door. It can say, “I’m Working” or something like that. If you are writing fiction, you can even threaten to write violators into the story! The sign just serves as a gentle reminder to family members that you should not be disturbed unless it is absolutely necessary for them to talk to you.

So, let’s summarize what we’ve covered in “Personal Time Management Strategies to Write a Book Quickly:”

  • You have a lot of time
  • Plan for 5-minute writing segments
  • Plan a time to write
  • Fix a place to write
  • If you write for 75 minutes each day, you can finish your rough draft in less than 28 days.

The point here is that you can write your book quickly and easily without having to sit there staring at a blank page for many minutes or even hours on end.

What have you adopted as personal time management strategies? Please share some more tips with us in the comments.

You can get more writing tips here.

Now, if you’re serious about learning how to take this to the next level, don’t lose a single minute. Head on over to check out the 6-Figure Writing course at my quick and easy writing website.

Stay at Home Business Opportunities – The Unexpected Blessing of the Corona Virus

Having a stay at home business is great!

Have you ever wished you could be your own boss? You may have wondered about stay at home business opportunities. You may have thought about an online business. Yet, you may not have felt like you had the time or the money for an investment in such a business.

Many of us are having to stay home as a result of the Corona virus coming to the USA. It looks like we may be in until May.

Stay at Home Business OpportunitiesChildren do school work at home. Families spend more time together. Since the children were not in school, this presented many challenges for families where both parents worked. Now, it may be that at least one parent is home, and in many cases, both parents are. That helps with the childcare situation a little better.

With all the inconvenience and uncertainty, this may actually work out very well for you if you have always wanted to try working from home. This situation may just turn out to be an unexpected blessing in disguise!

My Off and On Story

When I worked as a staff writer for a major publisher of Christian-school curriculum, the company provided each of us writers and editors with personal computers. That upgraded our process very much. I am grateful for the skills acquired during that time.

Later, I bought, with the blessing of my wife, my own personal computer. That was great for writing projects.

Then the internet came along, I worked as a free-lance writer for at least a year. Following that, I wrote and published my own books. FWB Publications published one of my books. Currently I am working on a project that has been accepted for by Author Academy Elite Publications.

I also became very interested in internet marketing. Then I signed up for Wealthy Affiliate, which provided great training for online marketing. Besides the training, they also provide a hosting service that will provide hosting for up to ten of my own websites (such as this one) for no additional charge. That actually is the main reason why I have stayed with them for so many years. That, and the fact that they continually update their training and services.

Serving as a bi-vocational minister gave me opportunities to have a variety of jobs outside of the churches I was pastoring. Some of those were high-paying. Some were part-time. There were some periods where I could devote most of my time to online activities. There were others, where I had very little time.

A start-up faith-based college asked me to work with them. It was like what often happened in my journey. Just as my online activities picked up, my “Day Job” would pick up even more. So my work from home journey has been an up and down experience, but it has been a very rewarding one.

Now, that we are all, except for essential businesses, having to stay home here in Illinois, there is again an opportunity to devote more time to online work.

How Some of my Online Skills Blessed Our Church

We had a national directive to limit our contact with others. The governor of the state of Illinois followed suit. Our church complied by canceling our services.

So, some of my previous online experiences have come in handy. We decided to have our Sunday morning services for the last two Sundays streamed through Facebook Live. Here is one of those videos.

We also had our Wednesday Bible Study online or through the phone by using FreeConferenceCall.com.

The first Sunday, we just had the sermon preached while sitting at my desk at my home office. The second Sunday, our musicians uploaded a video right before the one listed here. It worked fairly well. We even had a special number by playing a video from my phone and holding it up to the camera.

A surprise came when one of our former church members from Georgia, over 500 miles away, sent us a message, asking when we were going to do this again.

Creativity Rises to the Top for Many During this Time

Many businesses are creatively retooling to meet needs during the Covid 19 shutoff. Some have switched over to making hand sanitizer. Others make ventilators for hospitals. Some make masks, and most recently, some contract to make hospital gowns. Some restaurants are optimizing their drive-through and carry-out options.

How will you be creative when you think about stay at home business opportunities?

You might want to consider a writing business, a speaking business (for the future when we are all released to be around people), or a coaching business.

This is a Great Time to Start an Online Business

If you have to be home anyway, whether you are temporarily unemployed, have reduced hours, or actually get released from your company, you might as well pursue stay at home business opportunities if you have that interest.

I mentioned Wealthy Affiliate earlier. You could check it out by clicking here.

If you would like a free report about Time Management for Writers, go to DrRandyCarney.com.

There are many opportunities beside these. You might want to write a book. If you are interested in a hybrid process between self publishing and traditional publishing, I highly recommend Author Academy Elite Publishing.

Conclusion

Many of us are having to practice social distancing for a while. Some of us will find that we have time to get to projects that we have been meaning to get to for awhile.

Maybe you have wanted to start a home-based business, especially and online business.

How wonderful would it be if this time off allowed you to start a new side hustle that allowed you to say goodbye to your day job forever (if that is your ultimate goal)!

You have heard it takes time and money. It is true it will take some money, but not nearly that of a fast-food franchise. Now you have time, take advantage of the situation.

If you would like to subscribe to my YouTube channel, just click on the video above and sign up when you get to YouTube.

You’ve heard my story. I would be interested to hear yours. How are you using this time off to your best advantage? If you have a story about online marketing, we would certainly be glad to hear it. Leave your reply below.

Wishing you the best in the short, and long, term,

Randy

Take a Chance – The Tree Fell Perfectly

Take a chance in business. Sometimes (many times) you have to do that to make progress.

In baseball, you can say that you miss all the pitches you do not swing at. In football, you miss every possible completion you do not throw. In basketball, you miss all the shots you do not take.

When it comes to business, you miss all the sales you do not ask for. You miss all the opportunities you do not attempt.

Thank you to Son-in-Law Brian Barker for cutting down a hickory tree in our back yard. We have wanted it down for quite a while. We either want to build an add-on dining room, or at least a deck. at some point.

Take a chance. My son-in-law did, and he got a tree to fall perfectly. Your business chances may turn out just as well.

He looked doubtful when he saw where it was located, just three lawn-mower widths away from our kitchen window.

We had noticed the leaves had spots on them, and we wondered if the tree were coming down with some kind of disease. He had asked about cutting down a tree in our woods for firewood. I don’t think he expected for us to suggest a tree in our yard.

He had to land the tree between our house and a pear tree, and it had to miss a pine tree at the edge of the yard.

Brian could have just not attempted to fall the tree. In fact, he suggested I talk to one of our mutual friends to see if he could suggest someone to do it for us. I think Brian was really worried about how we would feel if it went several feet farther south than where we were looking. If it did, it would hit the corner of our house and possibly tear off a gutter. I was able to persuade him that I really hoped he would try it, and we would not hold it against him if it did fall off course a little bit.

Brian said, “When you hear the saw start up, tell the girls (my wife, Rhonda, and his wife, Rachelle (our daughter)) to get out of the kitchen. … I’m serious.”

It fell perfectly!

Take a chance in your business efforts, just like Brian did with the tree. Sometimes, you will fail, but you will learn something. Sometimes, though, a surprising opportunity may come your way. You may be afraid to follow up on it. If you don’t, though, you will never know if it could have been good for you.

Maybe your skills are not good. They will never improve if you don’t try.

Be wise. Do your due diligence, but when the time seems mostly right, take a chance. The results may pleasantly surprise you. Maybe it will fall perfectly!

Would you like to write a book? Every book you do not attempt has no sales. It has no impact on anyone. Have you never done it before? Are you willing to take a chance? Would you like some help from some who have gone through the scary path before you? Would you like some time-management skills to help you in your writing?

You could check out some more writing tips here.

When have you taken a chance in business? How did it help you? Do you have a breakthrough moment, you would like to share with us?

We would love to hear from you in the comments section below.