Hi, I’m going to talk a little more about my indie author journey. Before I go on too much about things like Amazon or ebooks or anything else, I just want to talk about health, because health is extremely important in whatever you’re doing. And these days I see so many articles about how stressed out we are, that there is a crying need for people to think about their health right now. And there has been for some time, I think.
Staying on a budget can be a difficult proposition under the best of circumstances. Today, keeping one’s spending under control is more difficult than ever, due to the ease and temptation of succumbing to online offers. However, based on my own sad experiences with this, let me offer the following tips for saving money.
First, let me ask you a question. How often have you seen something like this: “Although we cannot guarantee results, our app/online course/method generated us a six-figure income. While normally this would be worth $500 (or maybe $1,000), you can get it now for $199 (or maybe $499). But we need you to buy it by tomorrow, because after that this offer goes away forever.” Now, raise your hand if you’ve ever fallen for these lines. Don’t be ashamed if you have. I know I have.
So, my first tip for saving money is to think before you spend it. Sleep on it at the very least before you decide to get in on this “great deal.”
The interesting thing about starting from scratch, because basically you were making a good living from fiction writing to making bupkus, is that it actually frees you of expectations.
If nothing else, it has taught me a thing or two about what not to spend time and money on.
So, I’ve set up a challenge for myself this coming year. I intend to start with a monthly budget and go from there.