As authors, we all take pride in our books. While some of us have to pay for the skills we do not possess, there are many authors who do everything themselves. I’m talking about formatting, editing, cover design, book blurbs, marketing materials, etc.
For some of us, it is a complete mystery how to do this. However, if you have exceptional skills doing this, it can definitely be a way to earn some extra income.
We all have our strengths and weaknesses. If you are a stickler for grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, and story flow, it could be worth offering your services.
Do you have a creative or artistic flair? Do you know what a great book cover looks like from designing your own?
Love to draw? Offer your skills and have a lot of fun creating customized characters for your clients.
Book Blurbs and Descriptions
Do you have a way with words or mad copy writing skills? Make your clients and yourself money by writing book descriptions that sell.
Can you create a gorgeous Facebook banner or post image, Pinterest graphic, business cards, or other marketing materials?
Do you have a passion for teaching others the process of writing and publishing a book? This is a great way to help others and supplement your income at the same time. If you are looking to hire an author coach, here is the link to my coaching services.
Being a creative doesn’t mean you need to rely solely on book sales. You can put the skills you use everyday to work helping others and building new relationships as well as marketing your talents. It’s a win-win for everyone.