5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COMING UP WITH A SUCCESSFUL EBOOK IDEA

5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COMING UP WITH A SUCCESSFUL EBOOK IDEA

If you’re even a tiny bit serious about building an online presence, then you’ve probably started to realise something big: it takes WAY more than just your blog. You’ve also probably started noticing that eBooks are popping up everywhere.

Since eBooks are becoming more and more accessible (and doable), that must mean that there’s no room or point in you creating one, right?

Actually, there is.

In a contrasting sort of way, the fact that eBooks are becoming more mainstream is a positive thing. It’s growing the amount of people who want to read or buy them in the first place.

Do you think your family or friends would really get the point of creating an eBook? When people hear that I’ve created one that’s 100+ pages and give it away for free on my site, I get some odd looks. But as more and more people learn how powerful eBooks can be, more and more people are interested in downloading and buying them, too.

Here’s the deal: if you’ve ever wanted to create an eBook to boost your online presence (or even just to add it to your CV), then now is a great time to do it. In fact, since launching my first eBook in February, my mailing list more than doubled and continues to grow on a daily basis. Because of that one eBook. MADNESS.

Now, I know the one question stopping you. The one you want to ask me. The one that stopped me moving forward.

“How do I come up with a topic that people will actually give me something for?”

It’s an important question, friend. In today’s post, I’m digging into all the ins and outs you’ll want to know so you can come up with a successful eBook idea of your own.

HOW TO CREATE A PERSONAL ROUTINE TO STAY PRODUCTIVE

HOW TO CREATE A PERSONAL ROUTINE TO STAY PRODUCTIVE

Daily routines can make a huge different to how happy, healthy and productive we are. But what makes them even more effective is if they're personalised. I've recently tried adjusting my routine in the hopes of getting more important work done and wasting less time.

While it's important to take inspiration from other people to see how their routines work, you also need to pay attention to you. You need to understand how your own brain works and what will suit your body best.

So in the hopes of increasing my own productivity, I now hope this gives you the ability to help increase yours too. Here are some of the things that can help you create a personal routine to stay creative and productive.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR BLOG RUNNING WHEN YOU GO ON HOLIDAY

HOW TO KEEP YOUR BLOG RUNNING WHEN YOU GO ON HOLIDAY

If you’re part of the Blogging Breakthrough community or follow me on Instagram and Twitter, you probably know that at the start of the month, I was away for five days in Dublin.

My plan was to take a complete break from creating content, social media, emails - everything. Crazy, right? That I wasn’t going to even check in with anything for about a week? 

I got back into the swing of things the day after I came back, but it was only last week that a blog post was published that was actually written by me. All I can say is the the break and the holiday overall were absolutely wonderful.

The trip had been planned since February and nearer the time, I had to decide what I wanted to do with my blog - keep it running or take a break. I chose the first option.

Then I got into a huge panic that I’d have too much work to do before I went away. Getting all the blog posts written up alongside my day job was going to be the most difficult thing, and that’s not to mention photography and social media scheduling. Managing your blog and online presence on a day-to-day basis is one thing. Getting it ready for when you’re taking a holiday is a completely different playing field.

Like many bloggers and small business owners, taking a break doesn’t always fit the criteria of what taking a break actually means. Even if we go away, we’re still checking our emails, responding to people on social media and watching snaps. I was determined that my holiday would not be like this. I wanted to take a break in every sense of what that phrase actually means. 

Could my blog stop completely and still be OK? In a way. I mean, it wasn’t a huge amount of time that there was going to be silence. But I felt like I’d come so far with my blog in 2016 that I didn’t want it to go quiet. So I created a plan and boy has it paid off.

The same thing is going to happen again in August when this time, I’m on holiday for seven days. But now, I know exactly what to do.

So today, I wanted to share with you my step-by-step plan of how I kept my blog running whilst I was on holiday, along with growing my social following and hitting a record number of pageviews. 

5 OF THE BEST THINGS THAT WILL BRING YOU JOY AT WORK

5 OF THE BEST THINGS THAT WILL BRING YOU JOY AT WORK

When you think about it, whether you're a freelancer, full-time worker or you run your own business - we spend a lot of time at work. In your studio, travelling around to appointments or in the office, it's a huge chunk of time that we spend in our career environment.

It can take some of us a while to settle into a new place at work and this is only natural. And really, whatever stage we're at in our career, it's up to us to make sure that our day is going to be a positive one.

Especially when you're going through a busy or tough time at work, it can be difficult to stay focused and passionate all the time. But I've found that when I feel like this, if I focus on the things in my career that bring me the most joy, they actually have the biggest impact in my life. So today I wanted to share these with you, in the hope that they can also help to inspire and motivate you.