This Week’s Goal: Finally Publishing My Book

Okay. I’m coming off of hiatus and shifting things back into gear.

No pressure, right?

I was suppose to have my book published earlier this year back in April, but was having trouble with converting the layout specifications and making sure it looked how I wanted it too look. But since none of that was going according to plan, I took a break. Then stayed on break. No more.

NO MORE.

What was the point of me writing this booking if I was never going to publish and it share it with the world? A waste of an opportunity. So, I’m giving myself seven days to do what I’ve put on the back burner for about two months to complete. Nervous? Yes. Excited? Hell, yes.

And although I want this finished product to be perfect, I don’t expect it to be. But I definitely want it to be out there for readers’ consumption. And it can never be that if I never publish it. So… fingers crossed that I encounter less bumps and headaches finishing the final steps. And this time – for real – I’ll let you know when it’s available.

Side Hustlin’ Sunday: Niche Writing

I talked about writing before as a side hustle. And it might’ve been in respect to résumé writing, because I’ve had my fair share doing that along with writing cover letters. But writing in general is a great income stream if you have a niche for an target audience in need.

Other writings that I’ve personally done that brought in income were:

  • Press Releases – living in LA makes this a very lucrative opportunity as just about anymore involved in the entertainment industry is trying to put themselves our there.
  • Social Media Curator – yes, this is a thing and a sought out thing. How is this writing? You will be writing the content for brands and companies social media posts. Trust me when I say they don’t write themselves.
  • Blogs – this writing very easily falls under social media, but is more labor intensive because blogs are much longer pieces content with SEO practices used and it has to be well written and attractive.
  • Books – ebooks, guides, how-to content, whatever it is, put it into a book. I’ve helped a number of people get self published but I’m finally working on my own. Currently writing book number two.

But don’t stop there. These are just the ones I’ve done. Depending on your background and experience, your writing experience can create opportunities with:

  • Drafting affidavits
  • Agreements and contracts
  • Letters of Intent
  • Slogans and sayings
  • Flyers and poster
  • Scripts for TV and movies
  • Teach a writing class

If you’re good with writing and want to earn a little sumthin’ – sumthin’ on the side, find one niche in the market and make it your own.

Happy hustlin’, my fellow hustlers!