Before I dive into who the 3 winners of our ebook, Nap Time Cash are, I just thought that I’d share something that has been on my mind: The Holidays. It’s getting close to Christmas and our little Monkey is more excited than ever. Every day he asks us about presents – and we let him know that Santa brings presents to good little boys, and that seems to work… some of the time when he’s in one of his terrible 2 kicks.
Having a little child around the house certainly changes the feel of Christmas. Jane and I were talking yesterday about how it makes us feel like a kid again. Seeing Monkey’s excitement when we see Christmas lights or even Santa, which we did a few days ago, it worth it’s weight in gold. Seeing him smile ear to ear the other day when he saw Santa was so cool and I’ll admit that it nearly brought tears to my eyes. It was either seeing him brought me back to my childhood and all of the wonderful memories, or it was the bug that flew in my eye. Either way, I’m really excited about this time of year for Monkey!
We’ve picked up several presents already and I KNOW that he’ll be super excited. And speaking of being super excited, I used Random.org to choose 3 winning comment entry numbers at random.
They are…. 34, 11, 21
Congratulations to the winners!
Please check your comments and look at the number of your comment to see if you won. If you are one of the winners, please contact us and we’ll send you the Nap Time Cash ebook right away. Again, congrats!
From time to time I may provide updates on Jane and my writing business. Don’t worry, it will not be a ton of updates, just things here and there every once in awhile.
As far as new updates on our side writing business, right now I’m spending some time looking for a few new clients. There is a potential for a VERY niche client that I hope to hear back from and/or talk to this week regarding the proposal I sent last week. This person is a referral of a referral, so we would have never ever found him out there otherwise. (I talk a little about asking for referrals and what we say in the Nap Time Cash ebook.)
Anyway, I sent two proposals providing him with two options. This is not a small project and both proposals are in the five-figures PLUS a percentage of revenue that his website earns for the next 12 months. Would it be a lot of work if we get this client? Yup. But the upside potential over the next 12 months plus the initial payment is so worth it.
I know some of you are wondering, how could I bid so high on a writing project? As I talk a little about in Nap Time Cash, once you get a bunch of clients and start to find the areas you love to write about, work on becoming GOOD at writing content for those areas. Look for ways you can become somewhat of an expert in an area. You may already have some expertise in an area, or something that you’re already passionate about. Or, if you are like me, it may take some time to find those little sweet spots where writing and researching is a breeze and you become fairly good at it.
I’ve been fortunate enough to tap into an industry where people pay very good money for content and expertise that just so happens to be in an area that I’ve been learning about, studying, and have experience with. But like so many of you, I started with zero knowledge. I started writing articles, content, blog posts, etc. for low amounts which allowed me to get/win clients, gain experience, and figure out the areas I love writing about and feel I’m good at.
Now over the years I’ve learned some tough lessons. One of which is never counting your chickens before they hatch. So we’ll see what happens with this client. I expect that it will take a good couple of weeks to close this deal if we can win his business. And I’m going to try to do anything and everything to win it. If we do win his business, this does change a lot of things. A lot. But I’ll wait to talk about those chickens if they hatch.
Anyway, I truly hope that all the moms/dads out there who have a bit of time and an interest in making some money on the side check out our little ebook. Our little side business has saved us so many times and is on the track to becoming a much larger income source than we ever imagined. We don’t make any promises – and we let you know upfront that it takes some work finding/securing clients, and then actually doing the writing. It’s not some over night money making scheme. And I know many of you could benefit from some extra cash – especially around the holidays.
One final side note that I will make… We have another potential client that could turn VERY interesting in a few months. If we get this client, Jane and I will need to bring on a lot of help because the project is quite large. So that means we’d be working the other side of the coin, which is hiring writers for short-term and long-term projects. It’s a few months away, so stay tuned. It would be very cool if we could hire some of you. :) We shall see. Fingers crossed.
Again, congrats to the winners – don’t forget to contact us to get your ebook!
They are…. 34, 11, 21
Blog post coming in the next few days… Black Friday Deals And Toys! Whoo Hoo!
You might also want to read:
- We’re Giving Away 3 Free Copies of Our First eBook, “Nap Time Cash”
- Blog Contest Update: We will host a LIVE show to broadcast the winners!
- Live Video Broadcast of Contest Winners. Tonight at 6 PM CST.
- The His Boys Can Swim Pregnancy Blog Contest Winners!
- Do other moms/dads want to make some extra money during down time?