Baby Boomers and Booklets ? Share and Share Alike

As one of those fabulous Baby Boomers, you now own a lifetime of valuable experiences, experiences that are useful to other people. You've given so much to your family all these years. It's dawning on you there may be a larger audience who would benefit from your knowledge. You're just beginning to hit your stride. Writing a book is too daunting. The speaking circuit isn't quite right, either. What else can you do?

One easy answer is a tips booklet. Create a tips booklet from those discoveries you've made -- with your family, your work, your personal interests, your trials, and your victories. You can make a huge contribution to someone else's life by passing along your first-hand wisdom, in bite-sized pieces. It will definitely take you less time, money, and stress to write a booklet than an entire book. Plus you'll become an instant author.

Your everyday solutions may have seemed like common sense at the time. And for you, it was. With some distance and further evaluation, you now see what was common sense to you isn't necessarily common sense to someone else.

? Look at the answers you found for creating balance between home and work.

? Re-examine the paths your business took from start to today.

? Think about the journey you had with health care providers for your parents.

? Remember the experiences and ideas you generated traveling with your children.

? Ponder the processes you implemented for volunteer community groups.

These are a few ideas to get you thinking. This will jog your memory into a wealth of material to write about, a gold mine to share with others. Your challenge may then become selecting only one topic for a booklet. The process of sharing ideas can be lucrative for you, both in personal reward and in dollars. There are thousands of companies and organizations that will find your booklet useful as a vehicle for promoting their own product, service, or cause. When your booklet relates to a business of your own, that booklet will also be a marketing tool for you every time you sell your booklet to someone else who distributes it for their own purposes. It is a win in every direction.

Once you've completed your booklet manuscript and identified potential buyers to contact, consider what other formats the manuscript content can become. Before you know it, you'll have an entire line of information products related to your original idea, products that will serve you and the people receiving your information in ways limited only by your imagination and willingness.

Paulette Ensign (herself a thriving Baby Boomer) has personally sold over a million copies of her own tips booklet "110 Ideas for Organizing Your Business Life," in 4 languages and various formats all without spending a penny on advertising. She has clients, worldwide, who have met and surpassed her results. Contact her at http://www.tipsbooklets.com or phone +1-858-481-0890 (Pacific Time Zone).

In The News:


Mama Dont Allow No Fighting in Your Writing

When you sit down to write a steamy romance, a... Read More

How To Avoid Viewpoint Slips

Sit back, and imagine what it feels like to be... Read More

Editing Secrets

Once you've plotted out your book, developed the characters and... Read More

Does The Title Reflect The Story?

Short Story Writing Tips ?We all have different tastes in... Read More

Italics Part 1 - Do You Need to Use Italics?

Next time you're tempted to use italics for emphasis... STOP!"Why?"... Read More

Friendly Critiques

When a writer is working on their next literary masterpiece... Read More

Writers Block - Melting the Ice

What does one do as a writer who loves writing... Read More

Six Tips for Submitting Fiction - if you want it to get published

You can learn a lot about what it takes to... Read More

On Writing and Poetry: Harry Calhoun in Conversation

"This is just brilliant. The whole interview is incredible? I'm?... Read More

Write Strategy: Think, Believe, Attack

Think of writing like karate...it's about DISCIPLINE.Writing, like other forms... Read More

How to Write Words Worth a Thousand Pictures

Our Image-Driven SocietyWe live in a new image-driven society. It... Read More

5 Easy Steps To Writing Your Appealing Letter

You must write a hypnotic persuasion letter to help you... Read More

Creating a Writing Space

It's important to have a space set aside in your... Read More

Ten Ways to Get Cheap (and Free) Magazine Samples

1 - Join a reading or writing group. Ask members... Read More

The Practice of Writing

Virgil, the great Roman poet, wrote "Practice and thought might... Read More

Beginnings

Just about everyone is familiar with this beginning: "In the... Read More

Get Published: The Nuts and Bolts of English, and How to Impress a Publisher (2)

The tiniest things can be so useful when you come... Read More

Should You Write a Book?

One morning, you open your inbox and find several e-mails... Read More

7 Essential Letter Writing Strategies

Based on the feedback that I have been getting from... Read More

Timer Magic for Writers

If your writing muscle isn't in shape, writing a novel... Read More

Is The Theme Running Throughout The Story?

Creative Writing Tips ?It's no use coming up with a... Read More

Memories Dont Fade Like Hair Does: Memoir Writing Help for You, Our Elders, to Tell Your Story

~~~Old age, to the unlearned, is winter; to the learned,... Read More

Write Your Story, Put It On A Website, Sell Millions of Copies

Although he has his own website, John Grisham probably does... Read More

7 Steps to Successful Publishing

The decision to publish a book is very exciting! It... Read More

A Simple Contest with a Strong Message: Wake Up Your Writing Spirit

The Blogfest 2005 Writing Contest has only been running for... Read More