Blogs for Writers: Tips and Tricks

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Every writer needs a blog, right? But do you know how to create one or what makes people want to read your blog and return for more?

Author and owner of five blogs, Carol Topp, will be giving a presentation on Blogs for Writers: Tips and Tricks at the West Chester Library(Ohio) Writer’s Group on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

The WCL writers’ group is hosted by and meets at the West Chester Library on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.

The writers’ group is open to all writers, at all skill levels, and of all genres. The group meets for peer support and critique. Occasionally outside speakers will be brought in to discuss issues/concerns pertinent to the group. Contact: Amy Kleman,Librarian or 513-777-3131

West Chester Library is located at 9363 Centre Pointe Dr., West Chester, OH 45069   513 777-3131

20 easy micro business ideas

Micro businesses are small, one-person operations frequently started on a part time basis from home. Here are 20 business ideas that work great for a micro business.

  1. Tutoring
  2. Childcare
  3. Music lessons
  4. Editing papers
  5. Web design
  6. Bookkeeping
  7. Event planner
  8. Virtual assistant
  9. Writer/Author
  10. Cook/Baker
  11. Cake decorating
  12. House cleaning
  13. Blogging
  14. Crafts (knitting, card making, soap, etc.)
  15. Pet Care
  16. Photography
  17. Fine arts (painting, sculpture, etc.)
  18. Sewing/Dressmaker
  19. Translation
  20. Art lessons

Most of these businesses require some special skills or experience. Get some training, read some books (I recommend several in Starting a Micro Business) and your micro business will be very successful.

Starting a Micro Business (Micro Business for Teens series)

$9.95 paperback or ebook.

Order here

Carol Topp, CPA

Thanks for visiting!

This website has a new look! Thanks to Kelly from for the upgrade.

I have so much going on:

books I’m in the process of writing (Micro Business for Teens series),

classes I am teaching (personal finance for high school students and Micro Business for Teens at two local homeschool groups)

blogs I write (Homeschool and

nonprofits I am helping with 501c3 tax exempt status and annual information return filing

webinars I give (upcoming is Fundraising for Homeschool Groups on Nov 30, 2010)

I wanted a site where I could gather all the things a busy CPA, author, advisor and homeschool speaker does in one place.

Take some time and browse around. Drop me a comment or email if you find a broken link or dead end.

Carol Topp, CPA