I’ll take death by chocolate, please.
Here are seven tips:
- Grab the crockpot and head over to the slow cooker section of allrecipes.com.
- Need a blog post? The next time you make your best holiday cookies or dish, snap photos with your phone and document. Share the tips with your readers.
- Download shopping apps onto your smartphone. One example is the Amazon app on my iPhone. I can scan a barcode, snap a photo, or type in the search box for any item and shop from my phone. If I’m standing in line somewhere, I can do my holiday gift buying.
- Make a list of author needs for the person who will ask for a gift list. Keep this on your phone where you can email it.
- Love homemade gifts but don’t have time to make them? Shop on a service like Etsy.com . I have the app on my phone and find items that are personable, affordable, and unique.
- Hire someone to help with your author duties. Pick your least favorite or most time-consuming task and let someone else do it for a fee. Marketing? Services like Bewitching Book Tours and Grapevine Book Tours can arrange your promotion.
- Purchase gift cards for your favorite stores and restaurants while at the grocery store. Then, you’ll have them on hand if you need a last minute gift. If you don’t end up needing it as a gift, you can always use it yourself.
Have any tips to share?
*I have no affiliation with any of the businesses listed above.
BIO: Brinda lives in the southern US with her family and two spunky cairn terriers. She’s terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality.
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