You can make a good income writing instructor’s manuals, student study guides, test questions, Internet exercises, and many other types of supplements for college textbooks; I make at least $50 per hour, and often more.
However, you have to know the right formula for getting those high-paying assignments from editors, and getting those same editors coming back to you with more choice projects.
Your College Textbook Supplements Income
There are 11 crucial factors that affect how much money you can make. You must pay close attention to each, because a deficiency in any one factor can cost you dearly.
The 11 Crucial Factors
1. Most importantly, your desire to succeed in this field.
2. How well you market yourself to textbook publishing companies.
3. How well you write.
4. How well you communicate with editors.
5. Your areas of academic expertise and the demand for supplements in those areas.
6. Your overall skill level with software programs such as Microsoft Word TM.
7. Your ability to understand and use the Internet.
8. How well you understand the textbook publishing business.
9. How well you negotiate with editors.
10. Your flexibility with publishing cycles and publishing schedules.
11. Your willingness to work hard when necessary to meet deadlines.
Which of these factors do you think is the most important? Why? Which one do you personally have the most difficulty with? How can you change that?