During the past week, I met two writers looking for ways to increase their income. Perhaps you can relate. If so, I’d like to share a few tips to help you prosper in tough economic times:
1) Look up instead of around. God is our Source no matter the times. If you were to lose your job, you would still have God to provide for you. He is Jehovah Jireh, our Provider.
2) Look for the seed of opportunity in the midst of adversity. One of my life quotes is, “In every adversity lies the seed of an equal or greater benefit”. In his classic book, Acres of Diamonds, Russell Conwell shows how our greatest opportunity lies right under our nose. For example, the many people who have lost their jobs are now looking for new ones. As a result, my résumé writing business has skyrocketed.
3) Look for ways to create your own writing niche. One writer I met is an insurance adjustor by day. She can turn her insurance expertise into a regular column or e-book. What is your area of expertise? Why not turn that into an e-book that you can offer for sale?
God once spoke these profound words to my heart: “Your vision is your provision”. What is your vision? What is your dream? Whatever it is, build it. Let God guide you. As you follow your dream, God will provide for you through that dream. But be sure to seek Him first in the process.