JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Janiera Eldridge, author of Having Fun While Saving Money
Having Fun While Saving Money is about how people can save money when their having fun with their family and friends. With the economy being what it is, it is hard sometimes for people to have fun because that can be expensive.
This book was made to give people new ideas for having fun that will not cost them a lot of money. This book also features 4 reward programs that I have tested myself that will give you reward and prizes for just a little of your time but no money is involved.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Having Fun While Saving Money?
Janiera Eldridge: My family, like so many others, have been affected by the economy. I know from first hand experience that sometimes it is really hard to have fun right now with the stress of the world and money around you. What inspired me to write this book was the need to help people have fun again no matter how much money they do (or do not have).
JP: What sets Having Fun While Saving Money apart from other books in the same genre?
J.E.: Sometimes the books that help you manage your money always assume that you have plenty of money to manage. With the economy being what it is, that may not be so.
This book is different because it tells you about ways you can live your life and have fun with whatever amount of money you have. There are no get-rich-quick schemes and no pressure for you to accumulate wealth. There is also no pressure or timeline to save money. Everything in this book is motivated for you to have fun.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to Having Fun While Saving Money getting out to the public?
J.E.: I started building my audience and fan base while I was writing the book. This is really important because if you starting trying to build an audience right before the books release you will be behind the eight ball.
Connecting with people through my blog and social media has been a big help in getting my book out to the public. Also letting your family and friends know about your work will help, too. If they love you, they will help spread the word about you as well.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Having Fun While Saving Money?
J.E.: I haven’t written non-fiction in the past, so this book was a completely new process for me. For this book, I did a complete outline of what I was going to try to teach the reader. Then I used my knowledge of the topic and my research to create my book.
I have to say that it is a lot easier to write non-fiction than fiction because you can research what you don’t know and fill in what you do. The book only took me about three months to write. I know with fiction it will take me a lot longer.
JP: What’s next for Janiera Eldridge?
J.E.: Today in fact, I’m starting on my first soon-to-be-published fiction novel. I’m a huge fan of the fantasy and vampire genre, so this book will be a dark blend of both. While I get my business degree, I plan to write and read as much as possible.
This is my authors website where I also post book reviews, giveaways and author interviews: http://www.janieraeldridge.blogspot.com/
I post Hollywood and entertainment news at my website http://www.entertainmentparadise.net
Thank you for this wonderful interview, and I wish you and all of your readers a happy Thanksgiving!