Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

Why I Created a Conference in a World of Too Many Conferences

Why I Created a Conference in a World of Too Many Conferences

The world doesn’t need another conference. There are enough summits and meet ups and festivals to last a few lifetimes. And we certainly don’t need another writers’ conference.

But what there may be room for, what we just might need, is not another busy extravaganza with every minute of the schedule packed to the max, but rather, a place to breathe and be. An experience that leaves you changed.

How to Start a Blog Even if You Aren’t an Expert

How to Start a Blog Even if You Aren't an Expert

Were you ever on the cusp of hitting publish on a blog post, hand hovering over the mousepad, and suddenly this thought floods your brain: “What do you have to offer? You aren’t an expert.” You hesitate. You pull back. You click ‘Delete’ instead. Has this ever happened to you? If so, you’ve encountered imposter syndrome, a notorious killer of goals and dreams. Imposter syndrome is the feeling of inadequacy, like you’re not good enough or don’t deserve your situation. As bloggers, we even let it get the best of us. Sometimes it holds us back from exploring new topics […]

How I Wrote And Launched A Book In 30 Days Even Though I Didn’t Think I Could Do It

How I Wrote And Launched A Book In 30 Days Even Though I Didn’t Think I Could Do It

I just wrote and launched an ebook in 30 days. It wasn’t easy, it wasn’t pretty, and yes I did ugly cry. Despite this, I faced my fears and tackled my paralyzing perfectionism to break through and do the unthinkable… make money from my art.

This is the story of how I created a simple product my dream clients actually wanted, wrote over 30,000 words in about a month, and then launched my book, Simple Is The Cure, to my email list of under 500 subscribers to make $800 in a matter of a few weeks.

142: How to Monetize a Podcast (or Any Craft): Live Coaching Session with Heather Teysko

142: How to Monetize a Podcast (or Any Craft): Live Coaching Session with Heather Teysko

There are no end of alleged “influencers” on social media telling you to chase your passion. To pull the ripcord and pursue your dreams full-time. What their carefully curated snapshots fail to tell you is that passion isn’t enough. And it shouldn’t be.

The Best WordPress Theme for Writers Who Want to Go Pro

The Best WordPress Theme for Writers Who Want to Go Pro

As a writer, you need to showcase your work in a way that makes it easy to get discovered or shared―which in today’s world, means you need a professional website. That’s how you make a living from your craft. Of course, that website won’t make you a better writer at the end of the day―but it will help you get discovered and shared.