Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are now ready to get into the full swing of the Holiday Season. Did any of you hit the stores early Friday morning and get any great deals? We generally stay away from Black Friday (I used to work in retail so I know to stay away!), but my husband decided to brave Wal-Mart at 5:00 AM and picked up a great deal on a big flat-screen TV that we've talked about buying for years now but never did. Even in our little town, Wal-Mart, Target and the tiny mall we have were packed to the brim with shoppers. It's amazing what people will do to get a good deal.
I didn't do any writing over the past two days yet I still earned money. My residuals did fairly well over Thanksgiving and I sold an article on Constant-Content. It is nice to be away for a day or two and still earn money - the benefits of residual income. I probably won't get back into the swing of writing until Monday when everyone at my house is back to work and school. Today is a great day for putting up the Christmas tree and maybe taking a long nap! Tonight I plan to watch one of my favorite movies on the new TV!
Article Topics for December
If you are wondering what to write about this December, then here are a few ideas. Of course, December is a good month to continue with holiday articles, tips to save money over the holidays, party tips, gift giving tips and decorating tips. Holiday crafts for children is also a good topic - especially if they are crafts that teachers can use in the classroom too. And don't forget about recipes. People love finding new holiday recipes.
This time of year is also a good time to write about family finance, budgeting, and year-end financial planning. Once the first of the year hits and everyone is in debt, they start looking for ideas on how to get out of debt and how to budget their money better for the new year. People also start looking for tips on how to save money on insurances, household bills and credit card interest. Debt consolidaiton is also a hot topic. And don't forget about taxes. Come January, people are already counting on their income tax refund to get them out of debt. Articles on new tax deductions, where to get your taxes done and new tax software are always hot topics. IRA's, 401k's and HSA's are also topics people are looking into at the first of the year.
December through March are good months to start in with articles on diet, exercise, weight loss and healthy eating. During the holidays some people are looking for ways to not gain weight and after January 1st everyone is looking for the best way to lose the holiday weight. I have found that "belly fat", "cholesterol" and "diabetes" are good money-making key words if you write for eHow or Triond.
Hope these tips help to make your holiday writing season a successful one.