How to Hack Your Sleep – Sleep Less, Do More, Feel Better: Part 1

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The Ultimate Social Media Guide for Writers

Note from Nick: this post originally appeared on LiveHacked.com in early 2012; I’m re-publishing it here because 1) it’s one of my favorite posts and 2) after the major server migration I just finished this past weekend, I didn’t have it in me to write something new before this morning! Enjoy! Social Media: The Ultimate Guide for Writers I’ve been …

Nick ThackerThe Ultimate Social Media Guide for Writers

Selling Books: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need

Note: This post is really long. I believe it’s pretty darn good, and there’s lots of information in it. If there’s one post I’ve ever written that truly sums up my thoughts on writing, books, and making money from them, this is it. Here we go! Since I’ve started this blog, I’ve grown a highly-targeted email list, gained attention in a crowded niche …

Nick ThackerSelling Books: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need

Introducing: The Writer’s Toolbox

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There’s an interesting paradox about technology. The better it gets, the more it’s able to help us get things done better, cheaper, and faster. But at the same time, the promise of that technology (whether it fulfills the promise or not) can cause us to believe we need more and more of it. When the personal typewriter was introduced, pencil and …

Nick ThackerIntroducing: The Writer’s Toolbox

Why “Social Media” is Only Half the Answer

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Note: Before I get too far into this post, I want to announce the release of my new book, Building a Blog for Readers: 101 Questions to Ask Before You Launch Your Empire. If you’ve been struggling with getting readers to your blog, or what to talk about on your blog, this little manifesto is for you. Since blogging and writing online is …

Nick ThackerWhy “Social Media” is Only Half the Answer

Why Your Blog Design Sucks, And What to Do About It

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Have you noticed a lack of visits to your blog lately? Maybe a plateau in Google Analytics showing consistent visits, but an apathetic readership? Maybe you’ve tried writing better headlines, more epic content, or releasing a new great ebook, promising riches. Why aren’t they responding? Why don’t your readers care about what you have to say? Maybe they do–but your design sucks.  …

Nick ThackerWhy Your Blog Design Sucks, And What to Do About It

The Absolute Easiest Way to Set Habits In Anything

Note: I made up the following story. It does not reflect the ordeals of any real people, nor does it describe actual events. However, the general premise is taken from actual case studies, research, and medical journals from the 2009-2010 timeframe, as well as the excellent book The Power of Habit – Why We Do What We Do in Life …

Nick ThackerThe Absolute Easiest Way to Set Habits In Anything

The Secret to Gaining Massive Readership for Your Blog

This site’s not about traffic-generation. First, there are plenty of other sites out there all able to help with that. Second, most of you reading this aren’t interested in building massive blogs that generate loads of income, passively. I get that, but I don’t care. Here’s why you should be interested in this post: every writer; every creator, needs to …

Nick ThackerThe Secret to Gaining Massive Readership for Your Blog

5 Reasons Why Twitter Isn’t Working For You

I recently wrote a very long post about social media, and how authors (and other professionals) can use it to their advantage (think: sales), but I wanted to hone in on one particular aspect of social networks in particular: How to truly get the most out of Twitter. You’ve most likely got a Twitter account already; if not, get one. …

Nick Thacker5 Reasons Why Twitter Isn’t Working For You