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This is a guest post by Edwin Henry, a writer based in Boise, Idaho. Connect with him on Twitter @edwinthenry.
Let’s take care of some myth-busting about creativity and inspiration.
There is a preconception that inspiration or creativity is something that happens, because it’s a romantic ideal. The image of a person struggling over a piece of work, when, eureka, a light goes off in her head and she gets to work until she finishes it and the flash is over.
My last income report got a great response, so I decided to write one for the month of September. Below is a breakdown for my income and expenses with my photography business. Though I didn’t keep a strict time log of hours worked, I’d estimate that I worked about 15-20 hours a week, including driving time, location scouting, outbound marketing (direct messages on Instagram), shooting, and editing time.
It’s been a little over a week since I launched my ebook. As promised, I wanted to share all of my results with you, including sales, profit, total number of email subscribers, lessons learned, and things to look forward to. So here goes!
And I.cannot.wait. The book has turned out to be a lot longer than I anticipated, mostly because I decided to include more posts than I thought I would. But this works out perfectly, because I’ve long pondered creating a book of my best blog posts, and this project has made that a reality.
The final email list subscriber count is 58, with 45 of those being confirmed subscribers. I plan on sending a broadcast message to that list and my main blog list of just under 800 subscribers.