Saturday, August 23, 2014

So Where the Hell Have I Been?

Things have been pretty quiet since the wedding, blog-wise.  I'd like to say that's because I've been honeymooning in some exotic location, but actually, I've just been busy with work.  The summer slump finally gave way and now I'm quite busy trying to catch up on all my owed work. 

I've also been busy writing something special for you, Lean Times readers: 

What it says on the tin: This is a book that will walk you through the process of establishing a freelance writing career with zero experience and no contacts.  It gives practical, actionable tips for starting out as an internet content writer, then how to branch out into professional copywriting or writing for magazines.  It also touches on the business aspects of the job, from time management skills to managing taxes and how to get insurance. 

Part of my mission at Lean Times is to give people the skills they need to live comfortably at the income level they choose.  In my case, I've chosen a simple lifestyle so that I can afford to work a job I love.  Because I do something I'm so passionate about, a lot of people have contacted me asking for help and direction on how to get started. 

This guide is by no means exhaustive, but I do believe that anyone who reads it should be able to put those tips to work immediately.  If you put in the work, I absolutely believe that you will be able to quit your day job and pursue writing full-time after reading this book -- as long as you couple the tips inside with the lifestyle changes I try to advocate here. 

Quit Your Day Job is currently undergoing its final round of editorial changes.  I'll let you know when it's ready for pre-orders.  Due to the cost of production (and my desire to keep costs low for my frugal readers) this book will only be available in ebook format -- but I'll try to get it up in as many different formats as possible, including a .pdf that you can print at home. 

I'm really excited about this, and I hope you all get some value out of it, too!

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