The title of this post may be a bit misleading! Because the subject-matter is not something I am an expert at, or qualified to give advice about. I am hoping someone here might be able to advise *me*! I have been trying to make a living as a freelance writer for quite a number of years now, without success. I have earned a certain amount of money through writing content for Internet websites, covering different areas of interest. But it only gave me a very small side-income, and sad to say, the websites I used to write for have now all either closed down or they are still running but no longer paying contributors. It is all very disheartening. The small amount of money I earned from writing for those websites was a lifeline to me, since I live on a miniscule income anyway, so every little helps. It seems so hard to get your work accepted by any type of publications, either online or traditional print, and the rates of pay for published writers are usually very low in any case.
As I have mentioned here before, I have written a short self-help book, which I have published on Amazon. So far, the sales are slow, but I am always hopeful. I probably need to promote it more. That being said, it is really ultra-competitive on Amazon anyway, trying to sell your own books, because countless other people are doing the same thing. If anyone here is interested in my book, I do now have three 5-star reviews for it! So the feedback has all been very positive so far. Here is the link to it:
Photo of my book cover, copyright Maggie Bailey 2019.