Advice to new/all writers

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First of all, I'm glad to see all of the helpful information here.

We're all brothers and sisters, so I just wanted to share some advice from personal experience.

I'm pretty well known here, but somewhere down the road years ago, like most people in business, I made a business mistake.

That mistake was making an offer that I couldn't possibly deliver over a long period of time.

I thought I could hire writers to help out when demand became so overwhelming. However, I quickly discovered that good help is hard to find, so I ended up with endless amounts of customers, but I could only depend on myself to write good copy for them.

Here's how I made that mistake:

On a daily basis, I was writing copy for people, making them hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales for their memberships, products, etc. I eventually wanted to do the same for myself, so I came up with an offer (a stupid one to say the least), but the demand quickly took over what I could handle all by myself.

That experience not only taught me a valuable lesson in business, but it totally changed my life for the better.

Basically what I am saying is that when you make an offer, make sure that you can handle it. Don't let anything else influence your offers besides what you can handle.

It's easy to get off track.

Thanks and God bless!
#advice #new or all #writers
  • Profile picture of the author bobcarlsjr
    sounds like what is happening to business that utilize groupon right now!
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  • Profile picture of the author ndcole78
    Yes, Bob, I never thought about it that way, but yes that is exactly what is happening with some businesses using Groupon. Being in business is a learning experience for anyone. I've been in business for a long time, so I just wanted to share a little word of advice.

    It seems like common sense, but when dollars are all around you, your flesh can take over and cloud your good judgment.
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  • Profile picture of the author abugah
    Good advice. Always under promise but over deliver.
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  • Great advice, having too much work can be soul destroying. You want to give quality but the quantity is too high.
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  • Profile picture of the author abugah
    Originally Posted by ndcole78 View Post


    I thought I could hire writers to help out when demand became so overwhelming. However, I quickly discovered that good help is hard to find, so I ended up with endless amounts of customers, but I could only depend on myself to write good copy for them.

    Thanks and God bless!
    I agree with your sentiments.

    Writing is indeed a difficult job. In fact, even with a short gun on their heads, millions of men and women would not manage writing even a 500- word coherent essay.

    And I think this quote is appropriate...

    ''Writing is the hardest work in the world. I have been a bricklayer and a truck driver, and I tell you -- as if you haven't been told a million times already -- that writing is harder. Lonelier. And nobler and more enriching.''
    - Harlan Ellison
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