Do you want to make money writing a book? It’s easier than you think. However if you want readers, you need to write what appeals to them. If you choose the right topics, you’ll sell thousands of copies of your book and your publisher will love you.
Here’s how to decide what to write, so you know that you’ll make money from your book.
1. If You Want Readers, Target Those Who MUST Read Your Book
Targeting sounds complicated, but it’s not. If you can get the hang of targeting, you’ll know without a doubt that every book you write will sell.
Here’s how to target: look for readers who are desperate for a solution to a problem.
Your own problems can be a source of income for you, if you solve them, because any problem that you have is likely to be shared by hundreds of thousands of other people around the globe.
For example, perhaps you’ve managed conquer anxiety, or you lost weight with your own method. Either of these topics would make a great topic for a book because there are thousands of people who are desperate for solutions to these problems.
2. You’ll Find Your Best Ideas in Your Own Backyard
Ideas are everywhere. You can find them when talking to friends, or when watching TV.
Here’s an important tip: develop a solution for a specific problem, rather than one which is too general.
Here’s what I mean. Let’s imagine that you want to write a weight-loss book. There hundreds of weight-loss books published each year. Therefore a book on general weight loss is too broad; there’s too much competition.
However, if you decided to write a book on kids’ weight loss, or a book on losing weight after having a baby, your topic is much more targeted and is much more likely to find readers.
3. Set Yourself a Daily Word Count Goal
Writing a book, even a relatively short one of 50 or 60 pages, can seem intimidating. Relax. Although you may read a book in an hour or two, it will take you much longer to write it. That’s fine. You write every book one word at a time.
Schedule your your daily writing time. If you just have 20 minutes, that’s fine.
Next, set a daily word count goal. When you’re starting out, make this goal very low. For example, you could aim to write 50 words each day.
You can write 50 words in a couple of minutes and this goal is so low you’ll easily complete it, no matter how frantic your life is. When you set such a low goal, you’ll find that you easily exceed it, and this gets you into the habit of writing.
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