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I hope your new year is off to a good start! There’s a saying that usually new year’s resolutions are forgot by the 7th of the month, but if we still are keeping them by the 20th or 21st there’s hope — or even better, we may even do them all year!
WRITE A LETTER — PUT EVERYTHING IN IT!
Try this, it’s kind of fun. Write a letter to yourself around the 20th or so of January. Date the letter one year forward. So, if you wrote it today, it’s going to be Dear [your name] dated January 19, 2015.
Write this to yourself as if it is was one year later. So, you write a letter about all the things you did over the last year (which is really the year to come).
This letter is meant to be over the top. Write down everything you can imagine or possibly dream or hope for!! No holds or bars — just write out everything you might want to happen.
Of course, we’ll never possibly do all these things. But some of them we will! And that’s the point — aim for the stars … and hopefully we’ll reach some of our goals.
The funniest thing happened to me the other day. Now this was the 15th of January, mind you. I was cleaning up and going thru papers. I have a few boxes of papers. I go for weeks and months without looking at these papers — and they’re not in order.
As I’m looking thru and sorting, I pick up the 10-page letter I wrote to myself on January 15, 2013, last year! And it is dated January 15, 2014. And it was the very day — January 15, 2014 the moment I picked up this 10-page letter.
I just happened to find this letter! I’d forgotten all about it.
And I did accomplish at least some of what I wrote down!
HELP ME CHOOSE THE SUBJECT / TITLE OF MY KINDLE EBOOK FOR JANUARY 2014
One thing I put on my 2014 goal list this year is that I want to write and publish one ebook a month to Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. Simple ebooks — maybe only article length.
Will you help me choose the subject of my January ebook?
Thank you for reading my blog.
Happy New Year 2014!
May it be one of your best years ever.
Write your comment to this blog with your title choice, OK. Thanks!
Here’s the subjects/ titles.
Coconut Oil — clearing up confusions. Going back to Steven Acuff, and how he first shared this info with me.
Fermented Foods — from coconut yoghurt to Kombucha, to pickles to Kombucha. All the good feremented foods and why they are good for us.
13 Ways to Weight Loss and Healthy Food for People Who Love to Eat — a title of an ebook I already have on Kindle. It needs some improving.
Steven Acuff’s Diet as I Know It — all of these type articles would go back to credit Steven Acuff too
A Review — on an Affiliate Marketer, Blogger, Online Writer, SEO and/or Website Person
LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Blogging and Ezines – My 2013 Three Month Experiment — what I learned and experienced in this three-month experiment.
Blogging — my experience with my blog since March 2010, 3 years, 10 months. What’s changed? How have things panned out — in regards to the blog? What have I learned?
Fascinations – in Copywriting. Fascinations are a very special form of short message, a sentence or two. Similar to tittles, subject lines, bullet points — they are short teasers. You might find one on the outside of an envelope to entice you to open the envelope, i.e., “What never ever to eat on an airplane.”
Selling on Amazon — this is a tricky one. Because I can’t go real deep into it, because this is how I make money — and there is competition in the specifics of what I sell, etc. I do have my own tricks and methods. But I could cover the subject in general terms.
Which topic interests YOU most, or what do you think other peeople would like to read?
P.S. Hopefully, we’ll find more ways we can work together this year — even through barter and trade. I’m building a team this year! If you’re interested in being part of my team, let me know that too!
Amazon Kindle (Photo credit: agirregabiria)
Wanted to stop in here — at my own blog, and give a brief update. It’s been quite a roll and a season. I miss not having more interaction on my social outlets — Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, this blog and my AWeber ezine. “Amazon is a cash machine,” as some say. But it does not allow for or have the outlet for interacting with the customers. The customers belong to Amazon.
It’s been my best online selling season ever — ever being ever since I started selling online, back in late 2002. And it’s still going. We’ll see strong sales thru mid-January — with school textbooks, and new year’s products, gift cards, and exchanges. But the Christmas push is pretty much over.
But I love my customer base — and being in touch with the people!!
It’s been, push push, labor, labor — and I’m happy. But I’m sort of glad this phase is over for now. Maybe I’ll consider getting myself one of those virtual assistants, or having someone come in and help with packaging orders.
Now, I can get back to thinking about some of my other ways to earn and interests — writing, for example. After all, this store is called EditWrite Mercantile.
I had a deposit from Amazon this month for $1.55 for sales from my Kindle ebooks!! Simple article-length ebooks of which I just wrote, formatted, posted to Kindle and forgot. Sold for $0.99 each. I am looking forward to doing more of that this year. With a little more effort and dedication, I can increase that number. Honest, this is encouraging. Ebooks CAN be sold on Amazon Kindle!
My last Ezine was over a month ago. Need to get on that too!
And Steven Acuff’s ebook needs editing and critiquing, and I’m nearly ready to get involved with that as well.
So one mentor of mine, advised me six months ago or so, to focus on making a comfortable living. That is what I’m doing. And everything I do and I’m doing is linked together. This year I want to brand my business as EditWrite Mercantile. And this will be more than just listing, selling, rinse and repeat — it will be interacting, getting to know people, talking, chatting, sharing, blogging, etc.
But as for now — take a look at what I’ve been doing on Amazon and Pinterest, if you will. Comment here, and we can interact me on Twitter and Facebook too.
Here’s my link to my products: www.pinterest.com/kaye456/ and www.katherinekay.com
No Holiday Parking (Photo credits: www.myparkingsign.com)
It’s Christmastime almost! A crazy time. Be careful driving! When I get out, I wish more people would stay home and shop online — and visit stores like mine, rather than go out running all over town!
Whatever you’re doing this holiday season, I wish you the best. And may you draw nearer to your dreams and what you have your heart set on. May your families and children thrive and do well.
And my favorite things: Study. Learn. Be better. Be kinder. Be more respectful. Read the classics. Learn from history and our past. And do something inspiring and that stretches us to be more of the essence of our best self.
Meanwhile I’m making the most of this time with my Amazon store. This is the time of the year when I can offer more gifts for him, her, them — students, professionals, Moms and Dads — from my EditWrite Mercantile.
I have about 10 Santas I was gifted last month — that I am taking photos of, writing up descriptions, choosing keywords and listing on Amazon.
I invite you to visit my store: www.amazon.com/shops/EditWrite.
I’m new on Pinterest. I invite you to visit my Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/kaye456/ But my page may not come up directly. So if you see Lisa Suttora’s page first — go to her Unique Christmas Gifts 2013 board and then click on one of my posts, and that will bring you over to my Pinterest site. Look around on Lisa’s board — some great Christmas ideas for gifts there.
And I apologize and beg you to have patience with me — if everything is not a perfectly oiled and running system here. I know my welcome letter for my ezine is funny (looks like HTML code) — but it works. Below — recent blogs — have links that aren’t live or go to the wrong place.
But Pinterest is working and my Amazon store looks good (above)! And just like a good retail person — I walk the floor everyday of my store — try to keep everything clean and up-to-date.
Stop by and see me — maybe you’ll find a good book for the holidays, a new sham for the pillows in the guest room, wood blocks for the kids, a new iPhone case for the favorite nephew, stocking stuffers and more.
Happy, Warm, and an Industrious Holiday Season to You!!
http://www.pinterest.com/kaye456/ — remember to click around and over to my Pinterest site — I don’t think it will bring you directly to mine, because I’m new. But I’m doing Pinterest — and see sales from my efforts!