Win a Free Autographed Copy of The Waitress!

Win a Free Autographed Copy of The Waitress!

2015-03-28 11.09.27CONTEST TIME!! Comment on this blog post and give the book and contest a mention on your own blog for a chance to win a free autographed copy of “The Waitress, the Whiskey & the Handcuffs”, now out in paperback!

This contest runs until midnight on March 31st, and some time throughout the day on April 1st, I will randomly draw the winner.

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P.P.S. BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!! Share the contest posting on Facebook, and ‘like’ my Facebook page  for yet a third chance at winning a free and funny story!

Enter once, or all three times.

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I Am the Night Stalker…

It’s been an interesting March, financially. I’ve replaced my full-time-with-part-time-hours-at-minimum-wage Day Job that I was laid off with in January with a part-time nicely over-minimum wage Night Job. I start orientation probably this coming Tuesday, and will be working 21 hours a week throughout the night stocking a large retail outlet. I’m actually looking forward to this job. This will be what keeps a roof over my head and pays down my debt.

The hours at a much higher hourly wage will likely be built into three shifts from 11-7 through the week. That leaves me four free days for other pursuits. So I added a couple of extra streams of income…

I’ve taken on two new service clients at $20 per hour each. The average appointment lasts two hours but a first appointment may be as long as 4. I worked for both new clients this past week and earned $120.00 for 6 hours work. The only catch to this type of service is that some clients don’t need the service weekly, which would be ideal for me. As it is, I can expect these two new clients to bring in about $80 every 3 weeks.

If I can bring in enough clients to fill in 5 weekly appointments at 2 hours each per day I would be bringing in $200.00 per week or $10500.00 annually, before taxes. That’s nearly my yearly expenses. So that’s my goal with this stream of income: padding my 2016 expenses account (Pre-paid Living!).

Both of these income earners are “Time for Money” trade-offs. They have a decent income but I have to actually be there and do the work. I need more passive income streams going…

I’ve also become a Jamberry Nails consultant, having been hypnotised into the endeavour by my daughter. I have just become active, so have not received any income through Jamberry yet, but I’m looking forward to seeing whether or not it will pay for my groceries every month. That’s my goal with it, anyhow.

I’ve also decided to get back into free-lance article writing… I have to actually write some articles and get some new clients in this one. Goal here? START.

I’m on top of my 52 Week Money Challenge – so far so good! I think I’m over my little blip of a financial crisis.

Square Has a Deal for You!

Square Has a Deal for You!

SquareReaderI’ve been using the free Square credit card processing option for several months now to sell my book as well as tutoring services and offline purchases from my designs store. It works right through my phone, whether I’m connected to the internet or not, and it can make the difference on getting the sale RIGHT NOW instead of (maybe) later.

If you’re not using Square, you should consider trying it – the fees are incredibly low and right now, Square is offering up to $1000 in free transactions just for signing up through this link.

Here’s the Free Excerpt of “The Waitress”…

The Waitress, the Whiskey & the Handcuffs

The Waitress, the Whiskey & the Handcuffs

I didn’t like the free excerpt of “The Waitress” that’s available for download at Smashwords, and here’s why…

At this time, the system is automatic, and only allows for a certain amount of the book to be available from the beginning of the story only ( in other words, I don’t get to choose where the excerpt begins) – which means that much of what the reader gets to actually read is front matter: copyright notices and legal mumbo-jumbo. To date, there have been 74 downloads of that excerpt, which doesn’t reflect in any actual sales at all. No wonder! There’s no time for the reader to get a feel for the characters before it’s all over.

I want to tease you into buying this thing! That’s hard to do when you don’t really get to meet my “people”.
Goodreads lets me do things my way. Download this excerpt for free (or read it right online if you’d rather). Hopefully, Ruby, and Judd Gulley, and The Little Drunk will intrigue you enough to drop less than a dollar to read a really funny story.

And pssst! It would really help if you share this post. 😉

Get the free excerpt HERE.