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THIS WEEK'S ARTICLE:

How To Make Money
FAST From Your Writing!

Rob Parnell

(Warning: this article contains tough love!)

Many people email and ask what they can do NOW, this minute, to make money from their writing. 

It must be something to do with the age we live in - to expect that we can just make money appear in a flash is something we know is impossible but still we hang on desperately to the idea - especially when we're totally skint.

Pretty much the only thing that pays instantly is prostitution.

Turn a trick and you can be $20 better off in fifteen minutes or less.

Rob a bank or mug and old lady and you might be better off quickly too - but then you'll have a few years in prison to trade for that instant gratification.

Winning the lottery? Yeah, right - will you never learn?

I can't think of anything else that pays instantly.

Everything else requires planning and preparation - which many people these days see as 'the catch'.

Yes, there's always a catch when it comes to making money. 

Getting a job requires filling in applications, writing resumes, and going to interviews. Lots of unpaid work FIRST before you get paid. Even then you often have to wait a week or a month before you get any cash in your hand.

So it is with writing. 

You can't expect to make any money writing without some planning and preparation. The two Ps. At this stage too, I would add a third P. Patience.

How about patience, eh? 

I know sometimes we get so short of money that patience won't cut it. We need money now, today, right?

Well, when it comes to writing, there's absolutely nothing you can do that will pay instantly - not unless YOU'RE ALREADY A WRITER.

And wouldn't it be better if, the next time you're completely down to your last brass razoo, you'd made some plans, done some preparation and actually had something to fall back on BEFORE you got to be penniless - again?

Trouble is, we tend not to think that way. 

Our brains are lazy when we've got money - the motivation to GET money only seems to kick in when we don't have any. But that's because we think of money like food. We're happy when there's plenty but then panic when it runs out.

Making money from writing is easy and quick - but only IF you're used to doing it, have done it for a while, or are in the process of setting up a writing career.

There's no such thing as a quick and easy way to make money writing if you're not already doing it.

So, assuming you're already a writer - that is, someone who actually writes, not someone who just thinks that their ability to write might bring in some cash - what can you do to make money quickly? 

Fast, as in within the next 24 hours!

Well, for the benefit of the desperate, here-under are the TOP THREE WAYS to make money writing instantly.

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1. Call your writer friends and offer to edit, proof or critique their manuscripts. Ask for an upfront payment of $50 to $500 depending on the job.

2. Write a newsletter or flier offering your writing services - ghosting, resumes, letters, reports or tuition - print up copies and post them through people's letterboxes in your area. Again, ask for an upfront part payment when people contact you.

3. Write a book and sell it on the Internet. Use PayPal or Clickbank, selling your ebook from a free blog.  

Number 3 is by far the easiest and quickest way. 

No excuses. We all know writers who've written a book in a week or two.

Perhaps you already have one that just needs a bit of tweaking. 

Whatever, make a PDF and put it up online. Result? Cash within 24 hours. You better believe it! For more information, go here. 

What NOT to do:

Don't bother surfing the Net looking for instant cash opportunities. 

They don't exist. 

You'll end up doing a lot more work looking for the opportunities than you'll ever get paid for. My experience is that you can do a lot of work online for so called "writing job" sites and STILL NEVER GET PAID. So don't get sucked in.

Okay, I know you're not going to listen to me about this. 

Surfing for free cash will probably always remain a cherished activity for many a sucker. But think of this:

If you really need money desperately, what are you doing with an Internet connection? That's costing money that you really need to live, right? 

Come to that, what are you doing with a cell or iPhone that's eating up cash like a goblin? 

And all the crap you buy on credit cards? Take-out. Beer. DVDs. CDs. TVs. It's all costing money you could have had in your pocket…

Everything's relative, right? 

We say we want money - and preferably lots of it - but when asked, 'what will you do to get it?' or 'what would you give up to get more?' we start to hem and haw - and retreat.

There was a stage in my life when I had nothing and I was happy - literally - if I had enough money for a packet of Marlboro. Food was a luxury that came a close second to alcohol. 

So I know what it's like to be poor. Big time.

I remember the days I used to beat myself up about having no money. I remember thinking I would do anything for money - but within my own comfort zone, of course.

So don't you think I don't know what being poor is like. I do.

But there comes a day when you have to face reality, my friend.

You're poor because, for some perverse reason, you want to be. 

You make it happen. Just like you can make being wealthy happen, if that's what you really want.

You have to take responsibility for your own life - and stop blaming other people for your problems.

You have to understand there's no such thing as a free lunch. 

And, that there's no such thing as instant money from writing.

There's always going to be work involved - and whether you're prepared to do what it takes - and keep doing it - is the real issue!

So the next time you think you want money instantly, remember the three Ps: planning, preparation, patience - oh, and another good one: persistence!

 Keep writing!

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Rob Parnell
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