Writing Your Ebook – Finding Time and Focus

writing your ebookHere’s a great question sent in by Carol:

Hi Liz,

I spend time writing content for clients but feel like I am in a j.o.b. since I am still trading time for money. Would love to be able to have more passive income from writing my own ebook and affiliate marketing but don’t know where/what to focus on and how to find the time to work on them.


When you’re working for someone else, in this case, writing for clients, it can easily become a chore, and it won’t take long before you stop enjoying what you’re doing, and it just becomes a way to make money.

When you feel like that, it’s time to put your talent to work for you and focus on writing your own ebook.

But you need money, so you can’t simply just stop everything to work on your book, right?

The problem with this thinking is that you’re now focused on the money.

Now, I’m not saying to stop the things that are making you money, but don’t let it stand in your way of creating your own product either.   You can in fact do both.

You already have the talent, which is writing, so you’re part way there, in fact, you have the most important part under your belt which is being able to write well.

Writing Your eBook and Where to Start

Since you already write articles, here’s an idea.  Why not create an ebook or guide for a surefire way to write great articles fast or something along those lines.

Pack your ebook with your experiences. For example things like, how you come up with great titles and topics,  how you conduct y your keyword research, the tools you use, ideas for how to find writing clients.  Write about your own personal tricks that you use to write.

When you already have an expertise, that’s an excellent position to be in when creating your own product, so capitalize on that.

I know the time and focus  is hard. Focus especially is hard for me, but I’ve been able to remedy that with making a realistic task list every day and using a timer.

But when writing your ebook, you’re going to have to be even more disciplined since you’re already writing content for clients.

The best approach is to look at your day and critically examine what you have to do and how much time each thing takes.  Then figure out where you can grab 30 minutes, or whatever you can spare each day to work on your ebook.  Have an ebook task assigned to each day and be sure that each task is attainable in the time you’ve given it.

The key will be to do something every day towards getting your book done, even if it’s just writing a few paragraphs a day.

If you’re still having trouble, click here for how to create an ebook and getting it done.

Sometimes the hardest part to writing your ebook is just getting started.   We all have busy lives and plenty to do, but if you can put the extra effort into this now, it will pay off in the long run with passive income and a business that doesn’t require you to trade time for money.

If you need a boost or just some information about what it takes to get started, and some of the essential details like finding topic ideas, editing, book formatting, graphics, publishing options, cover design or just in general how to write a book, Kristen Eckstein will step you through the process taking you from creation to published.   Click here to take her free survey that will clarify your writing goals, and she’ll also send you her free book “21 Ways to Write and Publish your Non-Fiction book”.





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