Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

Blog Your Way to a Traditional Book Deal: Interview with Erin Odom

Blog Your Way to a Traditional Book Deal: Interview with Erin Odom

Not long ago, Erin and her family were in poverty. Today, she has a successful writing business reaching countless people with her work that was 7 years in the making.

In January of 2011, she had a 2-year old and a newborn. Her family was barely making ends meet. Erin’s husband was teaching high school Spanish, she was working several jobs, and they were dangerously close to foreclosing on an out-of-state home.

How to Sell 1,000 Copies of Your Self-Published Book in Two Weeks: Interview with Natalie Brenner

How to Sell 1,000 Copies in Two Weeks as a Self-Published Author: Interview with Natalie Brenner

If the question is how to sell 1,000 copies in two weeks as a self-published author, do you know the answer? If you don’t, have no fear because our guest will tell you! Natalie Brenner joins us on today’s The Portfolio Life. Natalie is the author of This Undeserved Life; she’s also a professional photographer, a doula, one of my coaching clients, and someone I call a friend. But most of all, Natalie is a writer. She’s always loved writing, and even as a kid would dream of writing a book. Recently, she made that dream a reality. In fact, […]

How One Writer Landed a $220,000 Book Contract Without Being Famous

How One Writer Landed a $220,000 Book Contract Without Being Famous

I am consistently amazed by what many writers think is not possible. For instance, the other day I was talking to someone who wanted to get a book published and start making money writing. But at some point someone told her she couldn’t do that.

“You won’t make more than a few bucks off your first book,” one author told her.

“That’s not true,” I said.

And then I told her the story of Benjamin Hardy…

The Writer’s Roadmap: 12 Steps to Make a Living Writing

The Writer's Roadmap: 12 Steps to Make a Living Writing

“Writers don’t make any money.”

I’ve heard teachers and relatives and even authors themselves say this. But is it true? It doesn’t have to be.

Yes, we have all heard the tales of starving artists. But here’s the other side of that story: You don’t have to starve. Not today. Not with the countless opportunities that exist to share your message with the world.

How to Go on Vacation for 3 Months Every Year: Interview with Sean D’Souza

How to go on vacation for 3 months every year: Interview with Sean D'Souza

If someone asked what you could be the best in the world at what would you tell them? Today’s guest answered that question and it changed the course of his life!

Sean D’Souza is an author, online marketer, cartoonist and one of the smartest people I know.